Day 1

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

TIMES
TOPICS

10:30-11:30

Opening Ceremony

11:30-12:00

VIP Exhibition Tour

12:00-14:00

Break and exhibition visit

14:15 – 15:00

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

15:00 – 15:45

Developing Hamad Port as a transhipment 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 transhipment traffic

16:00-16:30

Port and logistics development as part of China’s 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

16:30-17:00

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

15:30-16:00

End of conference for day one

DAY 2

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

TIMES
TOPICS

10:30-11:00

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

11:00-11:30

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

11:30-12:00

Insights into how the Free Zone works in practice
  • Providing economic security in terms of free flow of goods to the state and the local market
  • Supporting the process of economic diversification in Qatar
  • Understanding the regulation of the Free Zone
  • Who is already there? Which industries would it like to attract?

12:00-12:30

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

12:30 – 14:00

Break and exhibition visit  

14:00-14:30

LNG gas terminal: strategy, developments, technology

14:30-15:00

Developing a base for offshore and marine support vessels at Hamad Port

15:30-16:00

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

16:00

End of conference

INDUSTRY-WIDE CALL FOR PAPERS

Should  you wish to submit your abstract for consideration please contact Lynne EvansProgramme Director 

 Deadline for submission is 1 June 2019 at 17:00 GMT