4th Dubai Global Ports Forum, 21-22 Feb 2018 Draft Agenda

4th Dubai Global Ports Forum, 21-22 Feb 2018 Draft Agenda

4th Dubai Global Ports Forum, 21-22 February 2018 Draft Agenda

Day 1 : Wednesday 21 February 2018

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address

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

9 00am Organiser’s Remarks
Thomas Ng,

Executive Chairman
Global Ports Forum
Singapore

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

9 00 am Topic to be announced

Jens Floe (Invited)

Managing Director

Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Saudi Arabia

9 20 am Topic to be announced

Abdul Kareem Al Masabi (Invited)

Executive Vice President
Abu Dhabi Ports Company/Chairman, Abu Dhabi Terminals.

United Arab Emirates

9 50 am Tea break and networking among delegates

10 20 am Topic to be announced

Mark Geilenkirchen (Invited)

CEO
SOHAR Port & Free Zones
Oman

10 50 am Topic to be announced

Sanjay Sethi
Director – Sustainability
Phoenix Group
United Arab Emirates

11 20 am Digitalization for the port and maritime sector.

Mohd Shahrin B Osman
Head of Digital Solutions & Advisory Middle East
DNV GL Maritime

United Arab Emirates

11 50 pm Questions and Answers followed by conference delegates Networking Lunch

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

2 00 pm Topic to be announced

Hans Ole Madsen  (Invited)

Senior Vice President

International Container Terminals Services, Inc

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2 30 pm Topic to be announced

Gary Lemke (Invited)

Group Chief Operating Officer

International Port Management

United Arab Emirates

3 00 pm Topic to be announced

Martin Mannion (Invited)

Ports & Marine Director – Europe, Middle East Africa & India,

AECOM

Dubai, United Arad Emirates

3 30 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

 

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

4 00 pm Risk mitigation in Ports and Terminals investment

Mukesh Parikh

Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), 

India

4 30 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served & Chairperson’s closing remarks

 

 

Day 2 : Thursday 22 February 2018

8 30 am Coffee & Tea served

9 05 am Guest of Honour Address

The Honorable Marios Demetriades (Invited)
Minister of Transport, Communications & Works

Government of Cyprus

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

9 20 am Topic to be announced

Commander Tsietsi Mokhele (Invited)

Executive Chairman & Director

ELEKHOM International Maritime Advisory Center/

Ex-CEO, South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (2008- Jun 2016)

South Africa

9 50 am Topic to be announced

Ian Browning (Invited)

Senior Manager Technical Projects

Dubai Ports World UAE Region

United Arab Emirates

 

SESSION 3 Ports Technology

10 20am   Updates and trends on Technology of Port Equipment & Industrial Systems

Elvio Simonetti
Managing Director
Waterways Engineering & Consultancy Ltd

Italy

10 50 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

SESSION 4 Current Ports Issues and Strategies

11 10 am Panel Dialogue :

(1) Shipping mergers 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

M Shahrin Osman, Head of Digital Solutions & Advisory Middle East, DNV GL Maritime Advisory, Dubai, UAE

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), India
12 00 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates
networking lunch

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

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

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

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

3.15pm Panel Dialogue:  Increasing Chinese global port investments and impact on MENA economies

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

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

4 00pm Questions and answers followed by Chairperson’s closing