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SATC Webinar: The impact of Covid-19 on freight and logistics
Brought to you by Southern African Transport Conference, International Road Federation and Miovision

Covid-19 is disrupting business worldwide, and freight and logistics are the backbone of all industry. The only way to properly plan for business during the pandemic, and even after it has subsided, is to gather as much knowledge as possible.

Following our successful June webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on sustainable transport and mobility, the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), together with Miovision and the International Road Federation brings you another thought provoking webinar.
Please join us on 12 August 2020 as we discuss:

What are the challenges facing the freight and logistics sector?
What steps need to be taken to overcome these challenges?
What type of leadership is needed?
Which transport innovations can help?
How to ensure the continuous assessment, optimisation and monitoring of the impact of Covid-19?
How can risk be mitigated?
What are the solutions to the huge delays at borders?
What is the impact of loss of business as freight is channelled via alternative routes that may become future permanent routes?

Aug 12, 2020 10:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Abhishek Sharma
Senior Director @Transport at TradeMark East Africa
Abhiskek supports regional integration and trade competitiveness in East Africa by helping infrastructure agencies prepare and finance key transport and logistics facilities. He has more than 18 years of experience and has worked across the entire value chain of infrastructure development, from strategy to implementation and financing. Abhiskek has worked in a number of developing countries in Asia and Africa, for a variety of institutions, including national and state governments, infrastructure developers, private equity companies and several development finance institutions.
Portia Derby
Group Chief Executive @Transnet
Portia has led Transnet since February 2020. In her career Portia has occupied senior positions in the South African government during a period of major economic reform, including that of Public Enterprises Director-General. During her tenure as DG, Portia provided strategic direction to state-owned enterprises. She holds an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc in Economics and Geology from the University of Natal.
Umberto de Pretto
Secretary General @International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Umberto took up office as IRU Secretary General in June 2013 after joining the IRU in 1995 as Head of Economic Affairs. His ambition for the IRU is to embrace innovation and ensure that the industry is ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead. After graduating from Ottawa’s Carleton University with a degree in Political Science, Economics and International Relations, Umberto worked as a legislative assistant in the Canadian Parliament before moving to Paris in 1992 to head the International Chamber of Commerce’s transport division.