10 April 2019

New event consolidates firm’s growth in Africa

dmg events, a leading international events company, continues to expand
its reach in Africa, with the continent proving essential to the company’s
growth plans.

The burgeoning transport sector is the latest to see a new launch from
the company, 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.

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. “That’s the kind of long-term
investment programme that helps shape our strategy in the region,” said Devi
Paulsen, Vice President of dmg events Africa.

“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.

About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of
face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.
We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities
to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple

dmg events 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. For more information visit

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