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Toc Africa

5-6 December 2017 | Durban ICC, South Africa

Conference, Exhibition & Networking Event

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Why attend?

Improving trade flows across Africa: Along with economic growth comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand. Meeting that demand across Africa's diverse physical, economic, and political conditions requires creativity and flexibility with supply chain solutions.

 

Funding infrastructure projects in Africa: The region’s significant growth has taken place in a landscape where transport costs are considerably higher than in other regions and where the transport network is still under developed. But today, a host of nations are lining up to invest in African infrastructure including the USA, Japan and of course China. The possibilities are limitless as improvements to infrastructure and connectivity will allow increased trade within Africa

 

The Business, Economic & Trade outlook for Africa: 2017 is  a critical year for Africa. With Europe and America increasingly looking inwards, Africa is starting to look east to build economic partnerships. The main issue is whether the uncertainties the Continent has experienced in 2017 will bring about an upturn or a deeper downturn.

 

Africa’s logistics hinterland: Developing hinterland connectivity is vital for the African region. The need for a continuous flow of cargo and the integration of land and sea logistics network becomes essential given the increasing size of vessels calling at African ports and continued global economic growth in the region.

Key Sessions

THE BUSINESS, ECONOMIC & TRADE OUTLOOK FOR AFRICA

2017 has been a critical year for Africa. In April 2017, the World Bank cut its growth outlook for Africa. After recording the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, economic growth in Africa is expected to be 2.6 per cent this year and should rise to 3.2 per cent in 2018. However, for the first time since 2001, sub-Saharan Africa have drastically underperformed global growth and from 2013 onwards, the region’s growth rate has been on a constant decline.

However, growth for countries such as Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Mali should remain robust this year, supported by domestic demand. With Europe and America increasingly looking inwards, Africa is starting to look east to build economic partnerships. The main issue is whether the uncertainties the Continent has experienced in 2017 will bring about an upturn or a deeper downturn.

 

IMPROVING TRADE FLOW ACROSS AFRICA: TODAY'S REALITIES

Along with economic growth comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand. Meeting that demand across Africa's diverse physical, economic, and political conditions requires creativity and flexibility with supply chain solutions.

 

IMPROVING TRADE FLOW ACROSS AFRICA: TOMORROW’S VISION

With the region’s increasing demand for fast-moving consumer goods, e-commerce entities are making great progress in a number of countries across the Continent. These businesses are however dependent on road infrastructure for delivery and a lot of improvement is needed to support the continuing growth of e-commerce.

 

AFRICA’S LOGISTICS HINTERLAND

The next phase in Africa's transportation transformation will likely focus on efforts to grow hinterland connectivity. Developing this type of connectivity is vital for the African region. The need for a continuous flow of cargo and the integration of land and sea logistics network becomes essential given the increasing size of vessels calling at African ports and continued global economic growth in the region. Rail and roads – with all their respective advantages – are competing to provide the continent with an infrastructure to forge links with the various ports across the continent.

 

          

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Contact the sales team

If you have any enquiries regarding delegate bookings please contact:

Kinga Gradalska

Kinga Gradalska
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Conference Sales Executive

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