3rd Global Ports Forum, 7-8 September 2017, Miami Draft Agenda

3rd Global Ports Forum, 7-8 Sep 2017, Miami Draft Agenda

Day 1 : Thursday 7 Sep 2017

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

8 30am Conference delegate registration. Coffee & Tea served.

8 45am Organiser’s Remarks
Thomas Ng, Executive Chairman
Global Ports Forum
Singapore

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

9 00 am Topic to be announced

Peter Ford (Invited)

Chief Strategy Officer

Ports America

New York, USA

9 20 am Topic to be announced

Eric Green (Invited)

Interim CEO  

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)

Florida USA

9 40 am Topic to be announced

Wade Elliott (Invited)

Vice President Marketing & Business Development,

Tampa Port Authority

Florida, USA

10 00 am Tea break and networking among delegates

10 40 am Topic to be announced

Fabio Siccherino (Invited)

Commercial and Business Development Director

Terminal Embraport
 
Sao Paulo, Brazil

11 00 am Topic to be announced

Hector Espinoza (Invited)

Chile Cluster, Managing Director

APM Terminals

Chile, Latin America

11 20 am Topic to be announced

Hans Bean (Invited)

Vice President, Trade Development

North Carolina State Ports Authority

North Carolina, USA

11 40 am Topic to be announced

Mark Huiskamp (Invited)

Director Project Integration

APM Terminals

Moin, Costa Rica

1200 pm Topic to be announced

Tushar Patel (Invited)

Director of Finance

DP World Americas Region

North Carolina, USA

12 20 pm Topic to be announced

Jarl Pedersen (Invited)

Chief Commercial Officer

Port of Corpus Christi

Texas, USA

12 40 pm Questions and Answers followed by conference delegates Networking Lunch

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

2 00 pm Topic to be announced

Ximena M. Horcada (Invited)

Corporate Project Director

Hutchison Ports Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2 20 pm Topic to be announced

Morten Johansen (Invited)

Executive Director

DP World

Caucedo, Dominican Republic

2 40 pm Topic to be announced

Alessandro Cassinelli (Invited)

General Manager

PSA Panama International Terminal PPIT

Panama City, Panama

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

3 00 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

3 20 pm Topic to be announced

Solomon Egbe, Esq. (Invited

Health, Safety & Environmental Director

Ports America Chesapeake, Inc.

Baltimore, USA

3 45 pm Risk Identification and Mitigation measures in bulk terminal investments

Mukesh Parikh

Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), 

India

4.20pm Questions and answers followed by Chairperson’s closing remarks

Day 2 : Friday 9 June 2017

8 30 am Coffee & Tea served

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

9 00 am Topic to be announced
Dave Morgan (Invited)

President/CEO

Cooper/Ports America LLC.

Houston, USA

9 20 am Topic to be announced

Doug Wray (Invited)

Vice President Commercial, National Account Management

Ports America

Florida, USA

9 40 am Topic to be announced

Matthew Hoag (Invited)

Americas Region Operations and Commercial Director

DP World Americas Region

North Carolina, USA

10 00 am Topic to be announced

José Eduardo Bechara (Invited)

Commercial Director & Institutional Affairs APM Terminals

Itajai, Brazil

10 20 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

10 40 am Topic to be announced

Alejandro  Plascencia (Invited)

CIO  

Hutchison Port Holdings Mexico

Mexico

11 00 am Topic to be announced

Jorge Velasquez (Invited)

Terminal General Manager

DP World Posorja

Posorja, Ecuador

11 20 am Topic to be announced

Alejandro Marin (Invited)

Head of Operations

PSA Panama International Terminal PPIT

Panama City, Panama

SESSION 3 Current Ports Issues and Strategies

11 40 am Panel Dialogue :  (1) Opportunities and Challenges in investing in Port & Terminals (2) Shipping mergers, bankruptcies and NEW shipping alliances – impact on the global ports industry. (2) Re-emergence of global trade protectionism and its impact on trade and global ports industry growth.

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), India

 

12 40 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates
networking lunch

2 00pm Panel Dialogue: The proposed “One Belt One Road Initiative” by China – Economics, Geopolitics and its Impact on ports in Americas

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), India

3 15 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

3.35pm Panel Dialogue:  Increasing Chinese global port investments and impact on Americas economies

 

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), India

4 30pm Questions and answers followed by Chairperson’s closing