Midlands Engine Track: Laying down the rails to growth export in Africa

Date(s) - July 12 2022
8:30am - 12:05pm


  This event will take place online.

Currently there are over 205 railway opportunities valued at £ 230 billion, across Africa’s 50+ markets. The Department for International Trade has in the past successfully positioned the UK as an attractive infrastructure partner.

Now, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has created a unique offering which aims to guide UK suppliers approach by providing live insights, exclusive project research and 1-2-1 engagement with project owners in Africa.

Therefore support is provided to narrow the focus by understanding the business climate, such as the macro-economic, financial, political, regulatory, policy and competitive landscape.

It is within this context that DIT in collaboration with Rail Forum and Africa House have structured a unique three phase engagement plan;

Phase 1: Know the Region (Africa), 12th July 2022

Phase 2: Understand the opportunity, September 2022

Phase 3: Build your Network, November 2022

This initiative is led by the Midlands Region as part of the levelling-up agenda.

This session is useful for

  • Sales representatives of a UK companies
  • Business Development Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Export Directors

Customer type (African stakeholders):

  • Railway operators
  • Infrastructure financiers
  • UK and Middle East engineering, procurement and construction contractors
  • Railway Associations
  • Distributors and agents of railway solutions
  • Industry publications and journals

UK network:

  • Department for International Trade
  • Rail Forum
  • Railway suppliers

Please register by 11 July 2022. If you have any questions contact Mr. Shaan Padayachy Senior Trade Advisor in Africa to the Midlands Region: shaan.padayachy@fcdo.gov.uk

For more details about the event and to book your space, click here.

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