Day 1 – 23 September 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change

TIMES
OPENING CEREMONY AND KEYNOTE SESSION 1

11:00
12:00

12:10

 













13:30

OPENING CEREMONY & VIP EXHIBITION TOUR

Chairperson welcome

Ministerial address

Keynote panel: Establishing successful new ports
From innovation in critical design and port organisation to strategic planning, convergence of new technologies and managing the human factors

Panelists:
• Neville Bissett, CEO, QTerminals, Qatar
• Dr Fabian Engels, Senior Partner, Roland Berger Qatar
• Nidhi Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Portcast Pte Ltd, India
• Anders Lund Kristensen, Executive Vice President – Head of Maritime & Logistics, Milaha, Qatar
• Ofentse Sebitlo, Deputy Director: Economic Infrastructure & Logistics, Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa

NETWORKING LUNCH

TIMES
SESSION 2

15:00







15:30





16:30

Developing Hamad Port as a transshipment hub

• Strategies for creating a feeder network serving the Upper Gulf
• Insights into where growth will come from: Kuwait, Iraq, new routes
• Working in partnership with shipping lines to deliver cost effective efficient service
• Integrating gateway and transshipment traffic

Speaker: Nadeem Mian, Chief Commercial Officer, QTerminals, Qatar

Panel discussion: Establishing new maritime routes to strengthen food supply and cargo into Qatar

• Overview of direct shipping routes and impact on the region’s cargo trade
• Views from across the sector including shippers, lines and logistics companies
• New routes, links and future expansion

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS ON THE EXHIBITION FLOOR

TIMES
SESSION 3

17:00

 

 


17:30

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

18:05

Identifying investment opportunities in international ports to support economic diversification in Qatar

• Overview of existing international port investment activities and projects
• Understanding which ports suit the investment criteria?
• Insights into the strategy and framework for the future

Port supply change management in the 21st century

• Understanding the key issues in of 21st century port infrastructure
• Addressing the challenges and opportunities surrounding port supply change management with an increasing population.

Speakers:
• Dr. Willy Kempel, Ambassador of Austria in the State of Qatar
• Prof. Dr. Frank Himpel, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Closing remarks

VISIT OF EXHIBITION

DAY 2 – 24 september 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change

TIMES
SESSION 4

10:00









10:50







11:20

 











11:50

Panel discussion: FIFA World Cup 2022: planning for impact on cargo volumes, logistics and hinterland transportation

• Lessons learned from previous hosts
• Overview of the logistics network in place and insights into future developments
• Count down to 2022: key milestones and partners
• Legacy investment and plans post-2022

Panelist: Ayanda Msweli, Traffic Commentator, South African Broadcasting Cooperation – Ukhozi FM, South Africa

LNG gas terminal: strategy, developments, technology

• Understanding key issues in LNG import/export facility siting
• Overview of layout design options
• Case study examples of leading edge LNG gas terminal engineering design

Speaker: Gary Mocke, Managing Consultant (EMEA) – Ports & Marine, Power & Transport, Advisian, UAE

Siting Floating LNG

• Siting FSRU/FSU within port limits or near shore port limits – Challenges for the port authority and marine services
• Operational demand and the impact on the port and marine services
• Limiting factors Vs the need of the operational demand within the port
• Offshore FLNG Operability Vs operational demand which discusses the challenges of berthing / un-berthing LNG Carriers in unsheltered waters and the competency level of the marine services to achieve these types of operations including new extensive simulation training in various operability levels
• Additional duties including interaction with the nearest port authority, logistics, operational support, zone management and EER procedures and rehearsals.

Speaker: Andrew Brown, Global Director Business and Project Development LNG, Smit Lamnalco

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS ON THE EXHIBITION FLOOR

TIMES
SESSION 5

12:20







12:50

 






13:20








13:50

Streamlining the customs process to ensure smooth handling of cargo through the port to onward transportation

• Increasing the region’s economic competitiveness and stimulating growth
• Attracting larger shipping lines for gateway cargo and transhipment through efficient port operations
• Maintaining safety and combatting fraud
• Implementing cutting edge technologies at inspection and processing

Port as a community builder

• Building ecosystems
• Inspiration & sensibilisation
• Acceleration of innovations

Speaker: Ann Vracken, Director, Port of Antwerp International BV, Belgium

Port automation and digitalisation

• Delivering the highest level of efficiency through automation (cranes, vehicles and yard planning)
• Connectivity and data management to deliver higher levels of customer service
• New technologies and their impact on port performance

Speaker: Marco Fehmer, CEO, DSP Services, Italy


NETWORKING LUNCH

TIMES
SESSION 6

15:00










15:50








16:20










17:10

17:15

 

Panel discussion: Port and logistics development as part of Chinas Belt and Road Initiative

• Impact on the future of the region’s trade with China and related routes
• Planned investments and future expansion
• New routes and links across the network

Moderated by: Anthonie Versluis, Managing Partner of Roland Berger Malaysia

Speakers:
• Kris Kosmala, Partner, Click & Connect, Netherlands
• Nidhi Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, Portcast Pte Ltd, India

IT and IoT in the Terminal Industry

• Overcoming challenges in terminal operations when implementing new digital technology solutions
• Maintaining “business as usual” on the road to full digitalisation
• Futurology: new opportunities in cargo handling

Speaker: Kris Kosmala, Partner, Click & Connect, Netherlands

Panel discussion: Blockchain in maritime logistics

• Implementing Blockchain in the port and extended supply chain
• Establishing networks and bringing stakeholders together
• Coordinating the integration of applications
• Creating the digitalised port of the future

Panelists:
• Dr Taras Filatov, Founder & CEO, Dappros, Qatar
• Clinton Senkow, Vice President of Partnerships, ShipChain, Canada

Closing remarks

VISIT OF EXHIBITION

Post Conference

DAY 3 – 25 september 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change

TIMES
SUSTAINABLE CRUISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

11:00





12:30

14:00





15:30

15:40

Morning session

• The region’s potential for sustainable cruise development
• Opportunities for infrastructure development
• Sustainable planning for infrastructure, port and destination development within the Gulf region

NETWORKING LUNCH

Afternoon session

• New markets: China’s growing demand for cruise tourism, the new Indian consumer and others
• Can the cruise season in the Middle East be extended sustainably?
• Attracting small ship operators as the leaders in sustainable cruising

Closing Remarks

VISIT OF EXHIBITION