SARA invites strategic stakeholders, Government, companies, customers, suppliers and captains of industry to attend its Rail Conference and exhibition that is held anually.

SARA is a Non-profit Organisation, domiciled in Zimbabwe, formed in April 1996, in terms of its Constitution in response to the increasing road competition. At its formation, SARA was to originally provide the SADC railways witha strong lobbying association to pursue advocacy for the fair surface transport competition to be achieved through "levelling of the playing field" between road and rail in terms of policy and regulations. SARA's activitis now extend beyond coordination, lobbying and advocacy to initiating and playing a leading role in the implementation of regional projects for the benefit of regional railways.

The core benefits of the SARA Annual Conference, include,

  • Meetin gunder one roof,
  • SARA is a one stop shop for total logistical solutions,
  • Network platform for all stakeholders,
  • Conduit for business development,
  • Sharing ideas and innovation,
  • Access to customers and suppliers.

What Customers benefit from the rail conference;
  • Access to traffic coridors information,
  • Access to CEO's of railsways
  • Opportunities to negotiate rates/tariffs and routes
  • PPP'sinitiatives
  • Joint marketing facility
  • Preferential treatment from other members
  • Platform to obtain market intelligence pertaining to competitors

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