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

5th 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

9 05 am Opening Address

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

Government of Cyprus

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

9 20 am Topic to be announced

Hamdi Nadhrah (Invited)

Deputy Managing Director  

Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Saudi Arabia

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

Torben Eskelund (Invited)
Director
BoxGrove FZE
United Arab Emirates

11 20 am Topic to be announced

Capt Stephen Bilgh (Invited)
Senior Principal Consultant, Maritime Advisory – South East Europe & Middle East Region
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

Erik Kok (Invited)

CEO

DSM Corridor Group

Tanzania

2 40 pm Topic to be announced

Martin Mannion (Invited)

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

AECOM

Dubai, United Arad Emirates

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

3 20 pm Topic to be announced

Mike Beviss (Invited)

Director,

Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd,

Singapore

4 20 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

SESSION 2 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

9 00 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

4 00 pm Topic to be announced

Mukesh Parikh

Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), 

India

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10 00 am Topic to be announced

Mari Pennanen (Invited)

Business Development Director

DSM Corridor Group

Tanzania

10 30 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

SESSION 3 Current Ports Issues and Strategies

11 00 am Panel Dialogue :  (1) 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.

Mike Beviss, Director, Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports),  India
Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

12 00 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates
networking lunch

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

Mike Beviss, Director, Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

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

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

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

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

Mike Beviss, Director, Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

Thomas Ng, Chairman, The Global Ports Forum

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

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