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Transport Evolution African Forum and Expo will host a chain of workshops on the exhibition floor, bringing like-minded people together to learn and share experiences about the transport and construction industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions based on industry interest, and this year, we will be offering transport- and construction-based workshops.   

Our workshops will divide the content into two critical segments: technical and practical. Our workshop programme, extensively researched with professionals in the transport and construction environments across Africa, provide visitors with the knowledge to make their job easier. 

These FREE-to attend workshops allow industry experts to present solutions to improve everyday work life.  

Day 1 – WEDNESDAY 28 September 2022 


Draft outline, subject to change


12:00 – 12:45 

Workshop 1 – Exhibition Workshop Area

From the Quay to the Gate: How automation systems help to improve efficiency at container terminals


In this workshop we will introduce simple, yet elegant solutions to improve efficiency at container terminals such as gate automation, container damage detection and container code recognition.  We will share our personal and customer experiences, success stories and lessons learned. 


Workshop leaders:  

Jost Daemmgen, Industry Segment Leader – Port Solutions, TMEIC Corporation, Americas, Germany

Rodrigo Garro, Sales Manager, TMEIC Port Technologies, Spain

13:00 – 13:45 

Workshop 2 – Exhibition  Workshop Area

 Gas Compliance in the Construction Industry


·       Who is SAQCC Gas

·       Gas Compliance in the South African context

·       Certificate of Conformity

·       The risks of non-compliance

Workshop leader: Eddie Cooke, Gas Director & Communication Portfolio, SAQCC, South Africa

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13:30 – 14:00 

Workshop 3 – Exhibition Auditorium

Transnet Workshop

TEA 200 x 200

14:00 – 14:45 

Workshop 4 – Exhibition Workshop Area

Navigating construction; The strategy – Understanding the business of construction and how to Infiltrate and integrate organically.  

  • The value of marketing and creating brands in construction  
  • Using digital tools to grow in construction. 
  • Creating adaptive strategies through the information and generation gaps in construction 

Workshop leader:  Philile Garnie Mphemba, CIOB, South Africa 

14:30 – 15:00 

Workshop 5 – Exhibition Auditorium

Transnet Workshop

TEA 200 x 200

15:15 – 15:45 

Workshop 6 – Exhibition Auditorium 

Sustainable Partnership Through Maritime Industry Cluster, Case of EThekwini Maritime Cluster.

Workshop leader: Zenzile Makelo, Managing Director, EThekwini Maritime Cluster 

15:00 – 15:45 

Workshop 7 – Exhibition Workshop Area

Back to Basics in the Transport Industry     

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Organisations, consultants and technology providers are passionate about their areas of expertise or promoting the latest technology.  However, as industry stakeholders, we must understand that there is no one mode of transport or technology that will provide all the answers.  When considering proposals, as an industry, we need to go “back to basics” and answer a few fundamental questions and work out how well the proposals answer these questions.  

  • Why are we doing the project, what is the real reason? 
  • What will be the overall impact on the reason the project is being promoted? 
  • How does the project strategically fit into the overall scheme? 
  • Does the project result in an operational and economic benefit and in balance with other existing and proposed projects? 

Workshop leader: Alan Robinson, Chairperson, SAICE Transport Division, South Africa  


Day 2 – thursday 29 September 2022 

Draft outline, subject to change


09:30 – 10:00 

Workshop 8 – Exhibition Auditorium

Transnet Workshop

TEA 200 x 200

10:15 – 10:45 

Workshop 9 – Exhibition Auditorium

Transnet Workshop

TEA 200 x 200

10:00 – 10:45

Workshop 10 – Exhibition Workshop Area


Integrated Trade and Transport Corridors


  • Agreed integrated plan
  • Institutional Framework
  • Sustainability 

Workshop leader: Yolanda Fourie, Transport Economist Associate, Zutari, South Africa 

11:00 – 11:45

Workshop 11 – Exhibition Workshop Area

The Standardised Quality Assurance Solution: Benefits

How does the South African Construction Industry Benefit from Certifying its Systems and Products in line with National and International Standards?

Workshop leader: John Maswikaneng, Laboratories Cluster Manager: Automotive, Mechanical and Civil,  SABS, South Africa

12:00 – 13:15

Workshop 12 – Exhibition auditorium 

Public Private Partnerships: An introduction for civil engineers

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Public Private Partnerships are a mechanism whereby serviced and operationally maintained Infrastructure is made available for an institution to carry out its core mandate or a service that is the responsibility of an institution to perform is performed by a Private Sector entity on behalf of the institution under a long-term contract for a fee.

A PPP involves, design, construction, Operations and maintenance with funding and management of allocated risks.

The Workshop will explore the nature of PPPs and delve into the benefits and risks inherent in this type of contractual arrangement.

Workshop leader: John R Samuel, The South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE), South Africa


13:30 – 14:15

Workshop 13: Exhibition Auditorium 

Building Resilient Smart Cities with Fourth Industrial Technology

  • Resilient Smart City: defining the relevance of resilience as natural disasters increasingly plague cities worldwide.
  • Enabling Technologies: use cases to highlight fourth industrial technologies as an important enabler for resilient smart cities.
  • Africa, Looking Forward: unpacking potential opportunities and growth the continent could develop using advanced technologies to build and maintain better cities.

Presented by Sisonke Mgwebi, Consulting Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Africa

14:30 – 15:30

Workshop 14: Exhibition Workshop Area

The Real Value of 3D Construction

The Workshop session will highlight the importance of 3D in construction as well as the current challenges with laser scanning. Moreover, John and Brent will introduce the Trimble X7 and go into depth about its uses and applications in the construction industry.

Workshop leaders:

John Carey, General Manager, BuildingPoint SA, South Africa

Brent Godfrey, Construction Technology Manager, BuildingPoint SA, South Africa

14:30 – 15:30

Workshop 15: Exhibition Workshop Area

Architectural Competencies Measured by Performance

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The Architectural Act 44 of 2000, is a copy and paste of the Architects Act 1970 with very few and insignificant changes. This starts to ask the question whether work continues to be reserved for certain professionals based on a certain profile dividing architectural professionals and limiting the opportunities for self-improvement and career progression.

Videsh Boodu discusses, unpacks and questions the June 1999 Policy Paper that provides the Purpose, Aim and Justification of the Acts for the Built Environment Professionals.

Presented by Videsh Boudu, Vice President, South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD) 

14:35 – 15:15

International Maritime Day

Presented by African Maritime Cluster

Welcome & Introduction 

Renita Moonsamy, Director, FLSA, Advisory Council, South Africa

14:35 – Role of the African Maritime Cluster

Nomthandazo Mpande, Founder & President, African Maritime Cluster, South Africa

14:55 – Presentation:

Dr Nomtha Hadi, Senior Researcher, NMU Business School, South Africa 

15:15 – Unpacking the Maritime value chain opportunities

Gino Del Fava, Chief Executive Officer, Kwasisonke Logistics, South Africa

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