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Day 1

DAY ONE | 28 AUGUST 2012 | TUESDAY

8.00
Registration and coffee

9.00
Opening Remarks

9.10
Maximizing the Potential of Asia’s Port Industry

  • Current capacity and demand for expansions
  • Key financing and investment opportunities in Asia
  • Future investment trends

Mark Yong, Associate Director, BMT Hong Kong

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.50
China: Expansion Project Updates from Ningbo Port

  • Port capacity, and the expansion decision
  • Key projects coming up – scope, time frame, government policy and regulations
  • Investment and contracting opportunities
  • Future outlook

Li Linghong, Chairman, Ningbo Port Group Company, China

10.30
Morning Tea

11.10
Cikarang Dry Port: Developments and Operations

• Policy and regulations relevant to dry ports
• Advantages: dry port vs conventional ports
• Financing and investment opportunities
• The way forward

Benny Woenardi, Director – Terminal Division, Cikarang Dry Port, Indonesia

11.50
Phuoc An Seaport Project – The $1.1 billion New Container Port in South Vietnam

  • Project timeframe and costs
  • Key developments and challenges
  • Financing and contracting opportunities

Tran Ngoc Dung, General Director, Phuoc An Port, Vietnam

12.20
Thailand’s Maritime agenda 2012-2020

  • Port development plans
  • Relevant government policies and regulations
  • Current and upcoming projects
  • Investment and contracting opportunities

Kijja Kirdpol, Director of Business Development and Asset Management, Port Authority of Thailand

1.00
Networking Lunch

GREEN PORTS

2.00
Green Port Initiatives in Asia

  • Policy incentives
  • Key projects and investments undertaken
  • Future outlook

Fei Weijun, Secretary-General, APEC Port Services Network (APSN); Deputy President of China Waterborne Transportation Research Institute

2.40
Ship-owners Perspective on Developing Green Ships and Expectations from Port Facilities

  • Initiatives by shipping lines, and the role ports can play
  • How can ports contribute further
  • Case studies on green port advancements

KK Mukherjee, General Manager (Operations), NYK BULKSHIP (ASIA) PTE LTD

3.20
Afternoon Tea

3.50
Trends in Green Port Development and Operations

  • Initiatives and instruments being implemented by ports in Asia
  • International green port developments
  • Collaborating with shipping companies on investment, technologies and operations

Tony Wines, Director, Turnkey Group
Muhammad Shafeeq Wilson,
Senior General Manager, Project Division, Port of Tanjung Pelepas SdnBhd
Justin Gadbois,
Manager – Sustainability, Maersk Line – Asia Pacific Region
More Panelists to be confirmed

4.30
Intelligent Container Handling

  • How intelligent the container handling technology could be?
  • Loading and unloading productivity and cost optimization
  • Case studies

Jyrki Melaanvuo, Director, Port Cranes and Lift Trucks, APAC, Konecranes

5.00
Close of Day One


Day 2

DAY TWO | 29 AUGUST 2012 | WEDNESDAY

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ASIA’S
EMERGING MARKETS

9.00
Financing and Investment opportunities in Myanmar

  • Outlook on economic development and future plans on port sector
  • Port related regulations and policies
  • Current port capacity and areas of expansion
  • Key projects coming up – scope, timeframe, and related regulations and policy investment and contracting opportunities

Mya Than, Chief Engineer, Myanmar Port Authority

9.40
Stueng Hav International Port & SEZ – the Future Port of Cambodia

  • Outlook on Cambodia port industry
  • Project updates – key developments and challenges
  • Opportunities for foreign investors

Chase Hart, Harbour Manager, Stueng Hav Port International Co Ltd, Cambodia

10.20
Morning Tea

11.00
Port Development in East Indonesia

  • Economic growth and future expansion masterplan for the port
  • Latest port regulations
  • Key upcoming port projects
  • Opportunities for investors

Pasoroan Herman Harianja, Director, Indonesia Port Corporation IV

11.40
Inland Transport Linkage and Special Economic Zones for Ports

  • Developing inland transportation linkage
  • Project timeframes and costs
  • Collaboration from planning through to execution

Vijay Kalantri, Chairman & Managing Director, Dighi Port Ltd India

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT

12.10
Port Construction Project Management – Critical Success Factors

  • Manage the uncertainties to meet the timeframe
  • Project Cost management
  • Project Quality management
  • Case studies

12.40
Dredging challenges – Overcoming Project Complexities Through State-of-art
Technologies and Techniques

  • Completing Dredging Projects on Time and Within Budget
  • The latest dredging techniques and technologies, particularly innovations in equipment
  • Understanding the Broad Environmental Challenges Faced with Dredging

1.10
Networking Lunch

2.20
Site visit to PSA Port

PSA operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore. It links shippers to an excellent network of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports in 123 countries. Shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world at this mega hub. Its excellence in port operations has consistently been recognised by the shipping community.

Pre-Conference Workshop

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP | 27 AUGUST 2012

Public Private Partnerships in Ports

This workshop is aimed at those involved in decision making on PPP frameworks, either in procuring PPP services or in setting up PPP projects. In particular, it will benefit:

  • Port authority officials wishing to learn what opportunities PPP financing structures can offer them and what is needed to set up a solid PPP structure.
  • Government representatives (ministries, directorates, municipalities) that are involved in port project development and financing.
  • Port developers and finance partners wanting an overview of PPP project development.
  • Port and terminal operators.

Course Outline:

  • PPP models in ports
  • Identification of PPP projects
  • Case study: preparing,tendering, and executing of projects
  • Key concerns in PPP port projects

Workshop Leader:


Edgar Saravia
Head of PPP Transaction Advisory
IFC Advisory services

Edgar Saravia has 20 years experience in infrastructure development and financing in developing economies. He heads IFC’s PPP transaction advisory work in East Asia and the Pacific out of Hong Kong.

Prior to that, he has worked for 10 years at the World Bank in Washington, Saudi Arabia and Poland, seven years with the government in his native Bolivia where he held various positions including Undersecretary of the Treasury and Secretary of Capitalization. He has worked on the implementation of regulatory reforms and privatization of the electricity, railways, oil and gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater treatment, and air transport sectors. Edgar holds a Master’s Degree in Management Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, USA

 

Post-Conference Workshop

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP | 30 AUGUST 2012

Investing in Overseas Port Projects

Port investment involves due consideration of financial, legal and country risks. With Asian countries throwing up innumerable opportunities in port development, this workshop will provide a practical showcase that will allow you to take the necessary precautions before entering into overseas port investment agreements.

Course Outline:

  • Feasibility study – evaluate the political, economic and business risks
  • Port related regulations and policies
  • Investment models: direct investment, joint ventures or M&A?
  • Legal considerations
  • Country case studies: Southeast Asia, India and China in focus

Workshop Leader:


David Wignall
Managing Director
David Wignall Associates

David Wignall is a senior port professional. His experience as a senior port manager responsible for operations and development combined with 15 years of providing consulting support within the industry has allowed him to develop a well-rounded understanding of the port and marine industry. His expertise stretches from economics and feasibility through to day to day operations. David has been responsible for directing research and consulting studies and providing management support for marine assets throughout the world. He has work in many countries in the world including: China, USA, United Kingdom, India, Russia, Germany, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Yemen, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria.


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