Thursday, 27 May 2010 11:10
The eyes of the world on the NEPAD TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT
The key role of cross-border transport – road, rail, air and maritime - in the development of Africa's Transport infrastructure will top the agenda at the second annual NEPAD Transport and Infrastructure Summit 2010 and Africa Expo to be held on 13-15 October at the Gallagher international convention centre in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.
The summit, which is endorsed by the African Union, will also prioritise and promote infrastructure development across the continent focusing on energy, water and ICT.
In tandem with the summit will be the Africa Transport, Trade and Infrastructure Exhibition (ATTIEX), where Africa's latest technologies, products and services are all on display. The summit will also include the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Projects of Excellence Awards.
A special business networking service for delegates, Meetings Direct, sets up one-on-one meetings for delegates with similar business interests, enabling them to start immediate discussions without the usual effort of conference networking.
Government leaders, policymakers and experts from Africa and overseas will come together with top executives from the private sector, industry decision-makers, investment bankers and other stakeholders to discuss the continent's most urgent cross-border transport issues affecting road, rail, air, sea routes and ports.
RELEASE BY: JIMMY THOMAS
Date: 27 May 2010