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New speakers and topics for the 4th Annual African Railway Summit

The African Union has announced South Africa is to become a hub for the manufacturing and supply of rail stock for Africa. Keeping up with the current growth in Africa, the 4th Annual African Railway summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17-18 November 2015.
New speakers and topics for the 4th Annual African Railway Summit

The summit will bring together railway professionals and intensify on the traditional challenges of the industry including infrastructure challenges, importance of rolling stock, rehabilitation of old networks, rail investments, PPP approaches and the new strategies to implement in innovating rail technology for Safer Africa.

The conference will cover 18+ interactive presentations and panel discussion in the two-day conference with key experts from Africa and other continents providing a holistic purview on the rail developments in the region. New age signalling techniques, discussing the benefits linked to railway vs. roadway in terms of investment, procurement strategies and international perspective on railways are the new topics on this year's agenda.

Some of the railway industry's most influential leaders and experts will be on hand to share their insights, lead panels, and participate in networking opportunities, including Sorin Baltac of PRASA, Gorman Zimba of Rail Road Association, Bello Roni of Nigerian Railway Corporation, Andrew Marsey, the transport economist and many more. Companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the summit will display diverse products, industry specialised services and innovations for railways.

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