The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and current Vice President of IAPH, African Region, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, will be hosting a maiden IAPH-Africa Regional Conference from 17th – 19th September 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme for the Conference is “African Ports and Hinterland Connectivity”. MD, Nigerian Ports Authority This theme 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 members organizations are invited to attend this conference and take advantage ofthe learning and networking opportunities it will offer. here.