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Why sponsor/exhibit

  • Meet with the correct audience: Connect with hundreds of senior decision makers from African ports authorities and terminal operators who are seeking capital, expertise and services for their port development, upgrade and/or maintenance projects
  • Extended exposure 24/7: Take advantage of the forum's R1 million / US$100 000 global marketing and PR outreach which includes the organisers' direct investment and through our carefully selected network of partners; media partners, core associations, host partners and strategic partners
  • Learn about new opportunities in ports expansion: Focused sessions on restructuring logistics networks, improving capacity constraints at port terminals and more brings you insider access to Africa's transport infrastructure development pipeline and post-neo-panamax port requirements
  • Develop your energy-centric customer base: The expanded oil and gas focus in 2017 allows you to access new commercial opportunities arising from the expansion of expanding offshore oil & gas markets during the SAOGA networking breakfast
  • Be seen as a thought leader: Position your company as a prestigious expert for African maritime development by sharing best practices or thought leadership through the distribution of white papers to our dedicated database of over 10 000 African contacts or through innovative content delivery at the event
  • Help shape the future: Influence policy and development while engaging with Africa's top maritime leaders at the only pan-African forum that will showcase the latest port developments and key strategies to maximise the efficiency of Africa's regional ports

Who should sponsor

  • Marine engineering companies
  • Dredging companies
  • Logistics companies
  • Suppliers of large ports and maritime equipment
  • Maritime attorneys
  • Environmental consultants
  • Marine insurers
  • Suppliers of underwater construction materials

Get in touch today! Contact bethwell.mnyamana@portsevolution.com or carly.pols@portsevolution.com to become a sponsor.

Who you will meet


Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship/branding and lead generation opportunities

Keep your brand in front of your target audience through sponsorship and branding opportunities. From an array of options, African Ports Evolution makes it easy for you to build your brand beyond the expo space.

There are MANY targeted exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, with African Ports Evolution, to grow your business, which include:

  • Conference/visitor bags
  • Networking functions
  • Name badges and lanyards
  • Session or workshop sponsorship
  • Keynote / plenary sponsorship
  • Demo/technology areas

To discuss sponsorship or exhibition packages in more detail, or if you have a bespoke request, please email bethwell.mnyamana@portsevolution.com or carly.pols@portsevolution.com or call +27 21 700 4300

Sponsorship benefits

Pre-event marketing

Sponsorship status is featured on all pre-event marketing materials, including but not limited to:

  • Conference programmes
  • All print and online advertising
  • Acknowledgement in all advertising in the mainstream
  • Press (electronic, digital and print)
  • Outdoor campaigns
  • Virtual booth on the event website

On-site branding and marketing

  • Inclusion of marketing collateral in the conference delegate and exhibition visitor bags
  • Acknowledgement in the official show guide
  • Logo inclusion in event signage which are located in high traffic areas of the event venue
  • Advert in the onsite show guide
  • Post event report

Sponsor delegate lists

All sponsors receive delegate lists which depend on the level of sponsorship

  • Name
  • Company
  • Position
  • Landline phone number


To discuss sponsorship or exhibition packages in more detail, or if you have a bespoke request, please email bethwell.mnyamana@portsevolution.com or carly.pols@portsevolution.com or call +27 21 700 4300

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