To better rail

To better rail

If you have any interest in rail transport you might want to diarise May 26 to 28 for the fifth Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition, to be held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.

The SARA Conference and Exhibition is geared to draw participants from all over the world. The theme this year is: “The role of Rail Transport to Economic Development in Southern Africa”.

The Conference will cover major themes at the core of railway business, including: transport policy and infrastructure, funding/investment, business strategy, customer perspective, passenger services, infrastructure, equipment and technology.

It will also focus on: operations and marketing, railway safety and security, risk and environmental management, human capital development, railway projects, ports infrastructure development, as well as railway and tourism.

Government ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), high-level government officials and captains of industry will be participating and discussing pertinent issues about rail services.

Key industry stakeholders who will be in attendance include: railway operators, regulators, academia, asset holding companies, railway suppliers, customers, regional and international transport organisations, financiers and transport consultants.

The organisers expect the event to provide a unique opportunity for experts in the rail industry, users of rail and industry suppliers to participate in the crafting of solutions for the improvement of regional railways.

More information can be found here.

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