*Please note that although the core of the programme has been finalised, certain refinements to topics and sequencing of presentations may still have to be made and/or speakers confirmed.
08h30: Registration, Coffee/Tea
08h50: Welcome & Introductions: Con Korsten – CEO Built Environment Professions Export Council.
09h00: An overview of the currently available Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in Kenya, with special emphasis on the Lapsset Corridor, as follows: Projects at tender stage, Projects that are going out on tender, Projects at proposal stage, Anticipated projects that have not been initiated, and Awarded projects. Also information on the legal environment framework to guide members on how to participate in the Kenya PPP projects procurement and investment environment: James Kimathi – Independent Consultant.
10h15: How to access the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) offerings of the dti, with specific focus on the Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP: Grant funding for feasibility studies). Also some practical examples of successfully funded and supported project preparation and feasibility studies for infrastructure and capital goods projects on the African continent: Speaker TBC.
11h10: Coffee / Tea / Snacks:
11h30: Introduction to Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and its uses, and update on 18 Gas projects in Mozambique, South Africa, and Namibia: Neels van Niekerk – Executive Director International Steel Fabricators.
12h30: The current state of the Southern Africa regional rail network and rolling stock requirements, with special emphasis on areas and opportunities where South African companies can become involved with the rehabilitation of and/or establishment of new rail and related infrastructures: Elvin Harris – Executive Manager Transnet Freightrail, or Bongani Mankewu – CEO Railroad Association, or Gorman Zimba – Railroad Association.
Q & A session and Closing remarks: