dmg events continues to expand its reach in Africa, with the continent proving essential to the company’s growth plans, says the company.
The forum joins two existing transport events already taking place in Africa, as dmg events’ grows its portfolio in the sector.
The new event is being launched as Mozambique expects to invest more than $13bn into port, railway and corridor infrastructure developments and upgrades, creating significant opportunities along the way.
“That’s the kind of long-term investment programme that helps shape our strategy in the region,” said Devi Paulsen, Vice President of dmg events Africa.
“As we look to further our expansion into the key markets and essential industries on the continent we will continue to comb economic data for the investment indicators we know will help us deliver great events for our exhibitors in dynamic markets.”
The new launch in Mozambique comes as the third edition of the established West African Ports and Rail Evolution event debuts in Nigeria later this year. Also heading to Nigeria is The Big 5 Construct Nigeria, an event based on the company’s flagship construction brand, but adapted to suit the regional market.
According to the company, these events demonstrate dmg events’ ability to provide expert support to important industries, while developing new brands and markets for its global network of exhibitors.
dmg events has two offices on the continent, in South Africa and Egypt.
“This is part of our significant commitment to the region,” said Paulsen. “Being onsite helps us to better reach our audience and understand the needs of the markets where we operate.”
All of the company’s events in Africa are underpinned by ministerial support, says the company looks to align its events with long-term government investment and planning in the sectors where it operates.