RAME 2016 Conference Program

Conference dates: 19-22 May    “Breaking Barriers: Creating Possibilities”

Thursday 19th May

  • Registrations   –   Addis Ababa Hilton   –   09:00-21:00
  • Golf tournament   –   09:00-12:00
  • City tour Addis all around    –   14:00-17:00
  • Opening ceremony at the Addis Ababa Hilton  –  19:00-21:00

Opening night is at The Addis Ababa Hilton, with the popular musical show

Friday 20th May

The conference:                 At the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC)

Lying in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also known as the capital city of Africa, the UNCC combines architectural elegance with the very latest technology and sheer practicality to offer the ideal venue for all meetings and conferences.

United Nations Conference Center (UNCC)

  • Welcome, Keynote & short speeches by Sponsors                  09:00-12:30
  • Session 1 – Panel Discussion on Challenges, possibilities, way forward
    : Understanding the role & contribution of freight logistics as an engine of growth

  • Lunch                                                                                                13:00-14:00
  • Session 2 – Video Conference Harvard Kennedy School                          14:00-15:00
  • Session 3 – Panel discussion on Challenges, possibilities, way forward      15:00-16:30
    : Failure affecting the smooth flow of general and humanitarian cargo across national borders and in particular to landlocked countries

  • Tea Break                                                                                          16:30-17:00
  • Session 4- Panel discussion on Challenges, possibilities, way forward                                  17:00-18:30
    : Freight Forwarding Logistics sector capacities for meeting the demands of growing economies
    Dinner Departure from UNCC,  Cultural Dinner at Habesha 2000

Saturday 21st May

May 21st Agenda – FIATA Session        9:00-12:30

  • FIATA 2016 RAME FIELD MEETING – Welcome and Introduction – RAME Chairman Mr. Basil Pietersen and EFFSAA President Mr. Mulugeta Assefa
  • Approval of the minutes of the last meeting held in Zurich at the 2016 RAME Field Meeting on 20th April 2015 (Doc. RAME 089/2015-08-14)
  • Eduardo Mondlane – Innovation in Africa Presentation
  • FIATA/Association Member Position Paper – The Keys to Unlocking Africa
  • Policy on the Continent
    • Lome Declaration Update
    • The Continental Free Trade Area negotiations
  • 2017 RAME Field Meeting > Candidates for 2017 > Cameroon (Duala) or Morocco (Casablanca or Marrakesh) – Second Presentation
  • FLA Courses Relevant to the Region
  • An update on Dar es Salaam Port Affairs
  • Southern African Ports
  • Presentation on the upcoming 2016 FIATA World Congress in Dublin, Ireland
  • RAME 2016 YIFFA Participants Recap
  • Any other business
  • Date and place of next meeting. 2016 FIATA World Congress, October 5th, 2016

May 21st Agenda – FIATA Session        14:00-21:30

  • Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Hub Visit                                                     14:00-16:00                            
  • Afternoon: city tour, organized shopping; museums and ancient palaces, cathedrals          
  • AU site visit    –    17:00-18:00

The new African Union commission Conference Center and office complex, situated in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and inaugurated in 2012, boasts an elegant-cozy atmosphere coupled with modern architecture thus rendering it an apt location for organizing meeting, conference and receptions.

  • Closing Gala Dinner    –    18:30-22:00

Sunday 22nd May

  • A trip outside of Addis to a famous old monastery: Debre Libanos