Hadiza Bala Usman

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

I am indeed delighted and honored to specially welcome you to the maiden IAPH Africa Regional Conference scheduled from 17th to 19th September, 2018 in the beautiful capital city of Abuja – Nigeria.

The theme for the Conference “African Ports and Hinterland Connectivity” is of topical importance and would enable delegates to examine the African ports sector and their captive and competitive hinterlands, the connectivity facilitation infrastructure, expertise and hinterland accessibility compared to progress achieved in other parts of the world.

All African Ports, Port Operators and Corridor Management Organisations and hinterland countries, as well as IAPH Member Organisations are invited to attend this conference and take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities it will offer .

I look forward to your participation in this first ever IAPH Africa Regional Conference where we will synergize to build the capacity and competitiveness in hinterland connectivity in Africa, do take time to see the city and enjoy the warm hospitality of Nigerians.

Thank you
Hadiza Bala Usman