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Special Interest Group (SIG)

"Is regional Integration really working?
A look at the Maputo Corridor"
 

2 February 2017
Mbombela (Nelspruit)

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Venue: Emnotweni Casino
The Arena

Nelspruit
GPS coordinates:
25°26'22.45'' S    30°58'3.86'' E

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Cost: Attendance is for free, but booking is essential.
To reserve your seat, kindly log in (for free) and then click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page. 

Agenda: 

08h30

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

 

09h00 – 09h30

MCLI 12th Annual General Meeting

MCLI Members Only

09h30 -
10h15

 

 

 

OPENING SESSION

 

Welcome

 

Mr Harry van Huyssteen

Custodian, Transport Forum
 

The Maputo Corridor: Why Efficient Transport Corridors are Critical to Regional Integration and Economic Growth

Dr Mathews Phosa

Chairman

Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

 

Moving Into the Future: Why a More Effective Public/Private Sector Model is Crucial for the Maputo Corridor

Mrs Barbara Mommen

Chief Executive Officer

Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative
 

PANEL 1

REGIONAL INTEGRATION: DOES IT REALLY WORK IN AFRICA?

10h15 – 11h05

  • Why is regional integration still so high on the African development agenda?
  • Is regional integration important?
  • What has worked and what hasn’t?
  • What are the real benefits for trade and economics?
  • What benefits has regional integration shown on the Maputo Corridor?
  • What have been the most likely contributors?

Claire Hassoun (Waza Think-tank, Maputo)

Catherine Grant Makorera (Tutwa Consulting)

Odete Semião (TBC) Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mozambique

11h05 – 11h30

TEA/COFFEE

 

PANEL 2

THE ROLE OF TRADE FACILITATION IN REGIONAL INTEGRATION

11h30– 12h45

  • How do customs regimes contribute to regional integration?
  • How has the Single Electronic Window contributed to trade on the Maputo Corridor?
  • How has SARS made it easier to trade across borders?
  • Progress on integrating information sharing mechanisms on the corridor and why this is important
  • An assessment of the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia Border Post

Mozambique Revenue Authority

South African Revenue Service

Swaziland Revenue Authority

CTA Mozambique – Kekobad Patel

USAID – Evans Chinembiri (TBC)

OCL - Jorge Ferraz (Private Sector Perspective TBC)

  QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

12h45 – 13h30

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

PANEL 3

THE USER PERSPECTIVE ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION ON THE MAPUTO CORRIDOR

13h30 – 14h20

  • What does it mean for operators when Regional Integration works?
  • What works on the Maputo Corridor?
  • What is the impact on your operations when Regional Integration doesn’t work?
  • What are the most important things that need fixing?
  • How can we fix these things?

 

MCLI Member Companies from the following sectors:

Clearing & Forwarding

Road Transport

Shipping Line

Port Terminal

 

PANEL4

INTEGRATING RAIL SERVICES ON THE MAPUTO CORRIDOR

14h20 – 15h30

  • What role has rail infrastructure and rail transport played in integrating the region?
  • The benefits of rail on the Maputo Corridor for hinterland cargo
  • The prospects for increasing bi-directional cargo flow on rail
  • A look into the planning and future demand, capacity and infrastructure development

Transnet Freight Rail

Swaziland Railway

CFM

Rail Consultant (TBC)

Rail User (TBC)

 

  QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS

15h30 - 15h40

Closure and Lucky Draws

(Winners must be present!)

 

 

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