1st Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects 14-15 July 2016, Singapore

1st Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects
14-15 July 2016, Singapore

About the Course

This two days training program is focused on Pre-commencement of Port business usually about 3 years in advance of intended start-up. Port business is a capital intensive and long term project with relatively high gestation period. A long period prior to commencement of the business, a lot of preparations on part of the promoters and investors and all related stake holders are essential.

Objective of this program is to provide a clear perspective and development horizons of the Port Project to the decision makers and supporting personnel responsible for the Project.

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to
Identify elements of Maritime Infrastructure and estimate investment required

Understand National PPP policy for Maritime Infrastructure Development
Analyze Model Concession Agreement to make it more Investment friendly
Learn the elements of Detailed Project Report for a Port Project
Prepare Hinterland Mapping for a Port Location

Work out Business Volume Forecast for Port with logical assumptions
Arrive at a basic financial model for Port Project Report


A combination of Class room Training, Interactive workshops, Individual and group case studies. Participants will be provided with advance study / reading material on each topic covered under deliverables.

Policy Related:
Each participant will be encouraged to prepare and make a presentation in accordance with participant’s regional geo-economic conditions, national policies and local practices.
Group studies will be done based on inputs from individual presentation and group findings will be presented during the interactive discussions. Group discussions will be duly moderated.
These group discussions would enable the participants to arrive at comparative analysis of: Maritime Infrastructure, Investment options and PPP practices, Concession Agreements / investment friendly incentives in different parts of the globe.

Project Investment and Appraisal Related:
Participants will be provided with a blank structure of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a Port. Thereafter, they will select a port location form their region and prepare natural hinterland which is targeted for generating cargo volume for the port. While preparing Hinterland Mapping, each participant will take into account outputs from Mineral, Agriculture, Manufactured goods and existing infrastructure linkages with the Port location. When possible, participants will also include planned linkages. The linkages cover Pipelines, rail and road network.  Based on Hinterland Mapping for each participant’s region, groups of participants will prepare business volume forecasts for the port project.

Case study will be provided for a group exercise to prepare Financial Model for a Port project. In order to create real-life simulation, periodic variations in business volume / revenue will be introduced during the Financial modeling exercise.

Who should attend:

Port Authorities;
Port / Terminal developers, Port operators;
Port investors,
Banks, PE, Financial Institutions; Port Service providers;
Shipping Companies,
Logistics companies,
Intermodal Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers;
Port Designers / Planners;
Port Consultants;

About the Course Director

This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 30 years. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career.

Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo. He secured the first rank among 31 participants from 19 countries during Professional Shipping program, Oslo.

During his career of 18 years in the Shipping industry, Mr. Mukesh Parikh worked for international Ship owners, Ship operators, Shipping Agencies in Liner, Containerized and Bulk shipping business. During this period, he was selected as a Trainer and Course developer by UNCTAD / UNDP. He attended two weeks Instructors Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. Simultaneous to practical field work in the Industry, he organized a number of Training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian sub-continent. He developed a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE; covering Shipping Economics, Maritime geography, Chartering (Time/Voyage charters), Shipping finance, Voyage planning and vessel operations, Sale and purchase of ships and other commercial aspects of shipping.
A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer requirement and expectations from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry. He joined The Adani Group in Senior Management position at the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing Team as well as Establish Standard Operating Procedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the Port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them using concepts like Balanced Score Card. Quality training leading to skilled manpower was the key factor contributing to the fast paced success story of Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone. His next role was Chief Operating Office of Sterling Port for setting up integrated Port facilities at Dahej Port. Contribution for Sterling Port covered the whole range of activities including site selection, feasibility and viability, Environment Impact Assessment and Environment clearance for the project, Detailed Project Report. Discussions and finalization of Concession agreement with Authorities for development of Port infrastructure and facilities on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model. Training and Development of the entire Port team was the essential element for successful implementation.

Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; Business Excellence and standardization of operating procedures.


On or Before 18 June 2016: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is S$2895 – Save S$400!
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save S$2895!

• From 19 June 2016: The Regular Rate is S$3295

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save S$3295!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


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