#IAPH2021: discover the potential of Africa
The ‘Century of Africa’ stream explores the role of Africa’s port sector in helping to unleash the continent’s potentially unlimited growth opportunities. The main theme will be addressed in a session on 24 June (10.10-10.55 AM CEST) featuring a keynote by Hapag Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, who will share his perspective on the African market in the wake of his company recently buying NileDutch, an ocean carrier specialised in connecting West Africa with the rest of the world. The session further includes a discussion with Michael Luguje, managing director of the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority and chairman of the Port Management Association for West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) and the CEO of Tanger Med Port, Mehdi Tazzi Riffi. Specialised sessions cover trade facilitation through single windows, port security, trade links, free zone development and the challenge of landlocked countries. The latter session has the participation of the transport minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Dagmawit Moges Bekele (23 June – 2.25-2.55 PM CEST).