A leading international events company, dmg events has continued to expand its reach in Africa, with the continent proving essential to its growth plans,Maritime Bits can report.

The firm in a statement said the burgeoning transport sector is the latest to see a new launch with Mozambique Ports and Rail Evolution Forum 2019 set to take place in Maputo in May this year. The forum joins two existing transport events already taking place in Africa, as dmg events’ grows its portfolio in the sector. 

According to the statement which was made available to Maritime Bits 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.

Quoting its Vice President, Africa, Devi Paulsen, it said: “That is the kind of long-term investment programme that helps shape our strategy in the region. 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 carefully adapted to suit the regional market. These pioneering events demonstrate dmg events’ ability to provide expert support to important industries, while developing new brands and markets for its global network of exhibitors. 

These exhibitors benefit directly from dmg events’ sustained investment in its Africa operations – including two offices in South Africa and one in Egypt- as the company deepens the level of support it offers to its exhibitors and participants onsite. 

“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. It is support that recognises the high-calibre platforms and opportunities that dmg events delivers to regional markets, as well as the company’s ability to align its events with long-term government investment and planning in the sectors where it operates.

Described as a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines, the company aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

It organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows and energy events like ADIPEC and Gastech.  Founded in 1989, the company which has its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust Plc (DMGT) which remains one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.  On the other hand, 

DMGT is an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange. It manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.5 billion that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment.


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