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Events not to be missed during Transport Month 2018

Co-located events happening at the annual African Ports and Rail Evolution this October is making this the most complete event for the Transport industry in Africa. Find out more...

African Ports and Rail Evolution 2018 | 2 – 3 October 2018 | DICC, Durban

Transport Evolution is proud to present African Ports and Rail Evolution, Africa’s largest transport event welcoming dozens of African ports and rail authorities and thousands of qualified maritime, transport and logistics professionals, 2 – 3 October 2018 at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa.

Defining the future of transport infrastructure, maintenance and expansion in Africa; African Ports and Rail Evolution unites buyers and sellers from across the value chain to provide comprehensive access to planned blue economy development and expansion projects across the African continent.

Key features of the show:

  • Free workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • High-level conference
  • Products, technologies, solutions

Five dedicated product zones:

  • Ports Infrastructure and Expansion
  • Port Operations
  • Security and Information Technology
  • Rolling Stock and Locomotives
  • Rail Infrastructure and Maintenance
Learn more about the event…
Co-located with African Ports and Rail Evolution:

KwaZulu-Natal Export Week | 1 – 5 October 2018 | DICC, Durban

KZN Export Week is an annual programme of Trade Invest KZN (TIKZN) developed to recognise, promote and assist with growing KwaZulu-Natal’s export businesses and industries.

Through a comprehensive programme of activities, it will provide professional development and information on growth sectors and market opportunities to KwaZulu-Natal’s new and existing exporters and internationally focused businesses.

Export Week will highlight the significance of exporting to the KwaZulu-Natal economy and will aim to celebrate the success of KwaZulu-Natal exporters. For information, email

Gautrain Leadership Train – 1 October 2018 | DICC, Durban

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) will be hosting the Gautrain Leadership Train on 1 October 2018 at the Durban ICC.

The event is co-located with the 7th Annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum and is also part of Gautrain’s Transport Month campaign.

The focus of this one-day conference is to motivate and inspire the leaders of tomorrow, the youth of this country. GMA will be hosting conversations around leadership, sharing valuable knowledge as well as experience from various industry mentors who will dedicate their own time to engage with students from a variety of learning institutions around South Africa. GMA will guide this inspiring panel of leaders and will also give some insight into what Gautrain is planning over the next several years.

The event is by invitation only and you can request more information from Richard Morrak on 021 700 5505 or

Future Mobility Africa 2018 | 2 – 3 October 2018 | DICC, Durban

As part of the October Transport Month 2018, the MCA will be hosting this event with an overall theme: Future of Mobility in the Age of Industry 4.0.

This conference and exhibition will have 4 conference tracks with the following sub-themes:

  • Green Mobility – Accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles and low carbon transport.
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Delivering on road safety and reduction of road carnage that claims 14,000 lives annually on South African roads; not to mention the R142 billion societal cost (RTMC, 2016).
  • Drone Technology – Balancing the regulatory imperatives with economic opportunities, delivering on the much-needed jobs.
  • Shared Mobility and Mobility–as-a-Service – Our hope for inclusive and affordable mobility and reduced congestion; challenging private car ownership.

For more information, contact Victor Radebe at or Nondumiso Sithole at or 011 798 6000. For information about MCA visit

SAOGA’s Networking Breakfast | 3 October 2018 | DICC, Durban

SAOGA’s Networking Breakfast is for industry members to bring them the latest developments in the oil and gas sector in South Africa.

The breakfast will take place on Wednesday morning 3 October 2018 at the Durban ICC from 07:30 – 09:00.

There are limited seats available and we encourage both members and non-members to find out more information about pricing and availability by contacting SAOGA on 021 425 8840 or emailing

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