26 六月 - 27 六月 2019
Nairobi, Kenya

Argus Africa Roads

Day one

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks by Chairperson Keyvan Hedvat - Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus

Road infrastructure in East Africa: the realities, risks and rewards

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Kenya: An expanding road infrastructure network and the impact on regional integration and trade

- Overview of Kenyan road network, policy framework and targets

- Financing and Government commitments

- Major ongoing and upcoming programs

  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • One Belt One Road (OBOR) and East Africa: opportunities and challenges

- The role of East Africa in the OBOR project

- Planned and upcoming road projects 

- Impact of OBOR on the bitumen markets

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Connecting Tanzania: 2025 development vision and the road network Salum Sasillo - former Principal Engineer, TANROADS, Tanzania

- Investments in road development over the next 5 years

- Targets to improvements to bitumen standards of the road network

  • 11:10
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  • 11:50
  • Networking break
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Supply chains and transport corridors in Africa: Opportunities and challenges ahead Barbara Mommen - CEO, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative, South Africa
  • 12:20
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  • 13:00
  • Insights into major road projects across Africa: the growing appetite for bitumen in the region
  • Future infrastructure projects
  • Import markets seeing a sharp rise in demand 
  • Road of road authorities and contractors in implementing and executing road projects 

Invited speakers:

Eng. Jacob Ruwa, Executive Director, Kenya Roads Board, Kenya
Judith A.M. Nyakawa, Ag. Director, PPP Unit, National Treasury, Kenya
Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa
Salum Sasillo, former Principal Engineer, TANROADS, Tanzania

 
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

The bitumen market: an overview of the current climate

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • The changing face of bitumen supply into east Africa Keyvan Hedvat - Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus
  • How does the Iran sanctions regime affect trade flows into the region
  • Suppliers vying for markets thus far dominated by Iranian drummed flows
  • Prospects for bulk tanker, and other modes of bitumen shipment into the region
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Supply shifts: IMO regulations and likely impact on bitumen supply Denis Varaksin - Director, DYM Resources, Germany
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • The Middle East bitumen market and it's impact on East Africa Dhruv Nanda - Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE

- Bahrain's asphalt supply

- UAE bitumen market and project outlook

- Qatari demand and regional sanctions

  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Networking break
  • 16:30
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  • 17:10
  • Identifying opportunities: domestic demand in Africa and international competitiveness of bitumen supply
  • Trends impacting bitumen demand for road construction
  • Development of new supply centers: South Africa, Bahrain and others
  • Will demand in West Africa continue to grow

Invited speakers: 
Denis Varaksin, Director, DYM Resources, Germany
Alex Hua, Managing Director, Star Energy, China
Dhruv Nanda, Trading Manager, MENA Energy, UAE 
Zubair Naduthra, COO, Triton Energy, Qatar
Keyvan Hedvat, Editor Europe/Africa Bitumen, Argus, UK

 

 

Start End
  • 17:10
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  • 17:15
  • Closing remarks and end of day one
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks reception

Day two

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks by Chairperson Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus

Start End
  • 09:35
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  • 10:00
  • An overview of the Asian bitumen markets and the implications on global trade Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 10:00
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  • 10:25
  • Chinese bitumen markets and appetite for new supply sources
 
  • 10:25
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  • 10:50
  • India’s path to improved road quality Dr Sunil Kuma Verma - Former Additional Director General, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways Authority, India
  • Impact on service life of roads
  • Reduced rutting, cracking and maintenance costs
 
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Networking break

Innovations in technology

Start End
  • 11:20
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  • 11:45
  • Delivering safe and sustainable road infrastructure: understanding the latest innovations in technology
  • 11:45
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  • 12:10
  • Implementing a framework for quality: reviewing the different bitumen grades

- The impact of different bitumen grades on performance

- Limitations and advantages of penetration, viscosity and superpave performance grading

Storage & logistics

Start End
  • 12:10
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  • 12:30
  • Identifying port facilities to enable bitumen trade
  • Major ports for bitumen transport in Africa 
  • Facilities for bitumen storage 
  • Facilities for small and large vessels
  • Plans for port development
  • 12:30
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  • 12:50
  • From bitubags to bituboxes and bitutainers: everything you need to know about packaging and transporting bitumen efficiently

Doing business in East Africa

Start End
  • 12:50
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  • 13:10
  • Addressing the opportunities and challenges of road infrastructure projects in East Africa Ed Stumpf - Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), South Africa

- Financing tips for smaller developers in the region

- Available financing options for road projects in Kenya

- Infrastructure financing trends in East Africa

  • 13:10
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  • 13:30
  • PPP and the role of the private sector in building road and corridor projects in East Africa
  • 13:30
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  • 13:40
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson
  • 13:40
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch and end of conference