Programme

Programme Outline

4 March

Monday

Arrival in Cape Town and evening welcome Cocktail function at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, Roof Top

5 March

Tuesday

Plenary address and official opening
Full day proceedings (Evening at leisure)

6 March

Wednesday

Morning (half day proceedings)
Afternoon Technical Tours (Departure from the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge)
Gala dinner and prize giving (Venue to be confirmed)

7 March

Thursday

Plenary Address
Full day proceedings
Closure and announcement of next ATRC

About

The first ever African Transport Research conference (ATRC 2024)

will bring together a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to advance transport research and solutions

Africa is urbanising rapidly, raising enormous infrastructural and transport challenges that jeopardise the social and economic potential of the continent. Already, its countries contend with the immense challenge of providing sustainable and affordable connectivity and accessibility within and between cities, between countries and with the rest of the world. Both in terms of passenger transport as well as in terms of freight transport and logistics.

These challenging conditions, however, also provide transport professionals with a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to advance transport research and solutions for Africa and beyond.

The first ever African Transport Research conference (ATR-2024) will bring together a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to advance transport research and solutions in Africa and for Africa – in a beautiful world-class conference setting in Cape Town, South Africa. Organisers are Centre for Transport Studies of the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). For VREF the conference is a part of their Mobility and Access in African Cities programme (MAC).

The conference is open to researchers from all over the world who work on African transport in their scholarly activities.

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The conference welcomes contributions to transport studies in Africa (and related fields), encompassing work on all land-based transport modes (including passenger and freight) in both urban and rural contexts and across six thematic areas:

As organisers of the 2024 African Transport Research Conference we are pleased to announce that GIZ in partnership with Agora Verkehrswende is organizing a Rethinking Transport Lab for African transport practitioners in Cape Town, South Africa, from 26 February to 1 March, which is the week before our conference! The theme of this lab is “Just Mobility in Urban and Rural Areas”.

Background information to the event

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Please upload your application to this fully funded program here

If you have any questions about this event please email the organizers directly at: rethinking.transport@giz.de

Events

Rethinking Transport Lab 26 Feb to 1 March 2024, Cape Town

Powering Change: Developing infrastructures in Africa that are resilient, greener and inclusive

Speakers

Our Plenary Speakers

ATRC Cape Town 5 to 7 March 2024, Preferred Hotels

Accommodation Options

Hotel Sky
R1 495
.00
per room per night – Breakfast included
Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge
R2 850
.00
per room per night – Breakfast included

Please quote the conference name to qualify for the discounted rate.

Preferred Transfer Company

Batsumi Transfers

Airport to hotel transfers

lisa@batsumitravel.co.za

Please quote the conference name.

Delegates will earn CPD points.

Conference Delegate Fees

Delegates – Rest of world

Delegate – Early

R 12 500,00

Delegate – Standard

R 14 400,00

Student delegates

R 8 700,00

Delegates – Africa (incl CPD Delegates)

Delegate – Early

R 9 700,00

Delegate – Standard

R 11 600,00

Student delegates

R 8 700,00

Delegates – Other

Conference Dinner Tickets

R 1 200,00

Co-Organisers

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Get In touch

+27 82 302 2468

Email jacqui@eventdynamix.co.za

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