2nd Global Ports Forum, Hyatt Regency Dubai, 1-2 Feb 17

2nd Global Ports Forum, Hyatt Regency Dubai, 1-2 Feb 17

H.E The Minister of Transport, Communications & Works of Cyprus, Mr. Marios Demetriades has consented to speak at the 2nd Global Ports Forum. Superb Content. Excellent Networking. Trusted GPF Platform. Dubai to host 2nd GPF. Register for the 2nd Global Ports Forum Dubai, 5 Stars Hyatt Regency Dubai  from 1-2 Feb 17


An invitation to register and participate at the 2nd Global Ports Forum, 5 Stars Hyatt Regency Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 1-2 February 2017.


Dear Industry colleagues,


It is indeed our pleasure to invite you to consider this unique opportunity to  participate at the 2nd Global Ports Forum Dubai from 1-2 February 2017.


Key topics of the Forum may include:


  1. Port Strategy & Developments –


Trade Outlook, Shipping Trends (Alliances, Markets, Deployment, Cascading, Demand, Mega-trends, etc) and Port Economics; Recent Port Developments


Terminal design and right sizing (the balance between OpEx and CapEx); Terminal management (avoiding congestion, handling peaks and surges, off-schedule vessels, mega vessels, Alliance complexities);

Additional ports/terminal value adding services and proposition bundling


  1. Port Automation –


Handling Automation (trends, evolution versus revolution); Big Data; IoT; Cloud Technologies


  1. Port Finance –

PPP; Port Financing Best Practices, Ports M&A, Ports IPO, etc


  1. Port Efficiency –


Optimising Vessel Traffic Management (IT, Systems, Processes, best practices); Ensuring port Safety and Security (risks, threats, best practices, sharing, partnerships); Port master planning (right sizing for future demand); Terminal productivity (what is required and how can it be achieved); Terminal service differentiation (creating true competitive advantages, avoiding commoditisation); Terminal landside interface (Shippers and truckers requirements, Automation, Data exchange and security, Truck appointment systems)


Finalised Agenda is as follows :

2nd Global Ports Forum, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Dubai UAE, 1-2 February 2017 Finalised Agenda



On or Before 1 Dec 2016: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD $2895 – Save USD $400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD $2895!

From 2 Dec 2016: The Regular Rate is USD$3295

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


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




To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

Billing information:


For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.


For telegraphic transfers:


Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. :                695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.


Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.


Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 1 Dec 2016 to enjoy the discount.

Details of GPF executive workshops/forums in the upcoming few months include:


  1. Executive Workshop on Reefer Container Logistics, January 12-13, 2017, Singapore



  1. 3rd Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, 28-29 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  1. 4th Executive Workshop on Ports Financing and Investing, 28-29 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  1. 3rd Executive Workshop on Multi-Purpose Terminal Business & Operations, 30-31 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on InterModal Solutions – Value Creation, USP identification & Market Positioning for Ports & Terminals, 30-31 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  1. Executive Workshop on Use of Automated Guided Vehicles and drones in Ports and Terminals, 30-31 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  1. The 2nd Global Ports Forum, 1-2 February 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  1. Executive Workshop on Reefer Container Logistics, 1-2 Feb, 2017, Dubai, UAE



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Use of Technology for Ports and Terminals, 1-2 Feb, 2017, Dubai, UAE


  1. The Global Ports Forum Awards, 2 Feb 17, Dubai, UAE



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Advanced Shipping Business, Feb 2-3, 2017, Singapore



  1. Executive Workshop on Excellence in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Contracts for Non-Legal Professionals – Practical Understanding of Legal and Common Commercial Clauses, 6-7 Feb 2017, Singapore


  1. Executive Workshop on Bulk Liquid Terminals – A Comprehensive Overview for potential Investors, 6-7 Feb, 2017, Singapore



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, 9-10 Feb 2017 Singapore



  1. Executive Workshop on Excellence in Port Operations, 13-14 Feb 2017, Singapore



  1. Executive Workshop on Global Trade, Macroeconomic Policy and the Impact on Regional Trade and Shipping, 20-21 Feb 2017, Singapore


  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on InterModal Solutions – Value Creation, USP identification & Market Positioning for Ports & Terminals, 23-24, Feb 2017, Singapore



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Bulk Liquid Terminals, Commercial Considerations for Investment & Financing, March 6-7 2017, Singapore



  1. Executive Workshop on Excel in Developing, Implementing & Managing Service Level Agreements, 13 & 14 March 2017, Singapore



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals, 3-4 April 17, Singapore.



  1. Executive Workshop on Excellence in Managing Tenancies / Leases – Landlord and Tenant Obligations in Business Tenancies, Apr 4-5 2017 Singapore



  1. Executive Programme on Achieving Excellence in Winning Deals & Effective Sales Management – Proven Techniques & Insights for Ports & Terminals, April 17-21, 2017, Singapore



  1. 2nd Executive Workshop on Multi-Purpose Terminal Business & Operations, April 24-25, 2017, Singapore



  1. Executive Workshop on Effective Concession Agreements for Ports & Terminals, 24-25 April, 2017, Singapore


  1. Executive Workshop on Excellence in Negotiating & Managing Contracts, Aug 3-4 2017, Singapore


We look forward to welcoming to our Global Ports Forums & Executive Workshops!


Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum





10 Anson Road


International Plaza

Singapore 079903


Website: www.globalportsforum.com/



DID:    +65 65197662

Fax:    +65 6725 8438

Email:  thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Cancellation – No cancellation is allowed, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

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