PRESENTATIONS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th


8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
OVERVIEW OF THE GROWING GLOBAL ECONOMY: HOW IT AFFECTS THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

Moderator

Armando Duarte-Peláez, Former AAPA Chairman - COLOMBIA

Speakers

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
CARRIER CONSOLIDATIONS AND ALLIANCES AND THE IMPACT ON PORTS IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Moderator

Rodolfo Sabonge, Associate Consultant, Talasonómica S.A.- PANAMA

Speakers

  • Maximiliano Alcorta – Regional Operations Manager WCSA, MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. - CHILE
  • Sergio Maureira, Secretary-General, Asociación de Exportadores de Frutas de Chile A.G. (ASOEX)
  • Lars Oestergaard Nielsen, President, Latin America & the Caribbean - Maersk Line - PANAMA
  • Cathie J. Vick, Chief Public Affairs Officer - Port of Virginia - USA
12:15 PM to 12:40 PM
BEST PRACTICES IN IMPROVING PORT/CITY RELATIONSHIPS

Mario Girard

CEO, Port of Quebec - CANADA
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AS A PORT DEVELOPMENT AND EFFICIENCY STRATEGY

CYBERSECURITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCY IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

THE ‘INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM’; AN OFTEN UNDERVALUED DRIVER OF PORT COMPETITIVENESS

  • Peter de Langen, Owner and principal consultant of Ports & Logistics Advisory – THE NETHERLANDS

Moderator

Nathaniel M. Ruda, Deputy Director, Port Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - USA
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Gloria Hutt Hesse

Minister of Transport and Telecommunications of Chile

Introduction

Raúl Celis Montt, Chairman of the Board, Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso - CHILE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10th


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

PORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND SUCCESS STORIES

Moderator

Philippe Matthis, Deputy Director, Port of Brussels (BELGIUM) & President, AIVP (FRANCE)

Speakers

  • Sean Strawbridge, CEO, Port of Corpus Christi – USA
  • Giovanni Benedetti, Director, Marketing & Sales, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena S.A. – COLOMBIA
  • Juan Kuryla, Port Director & CEO, PortMiami - USA
  • Gonzalo Mórtola, Port Controller, AGP – Port of Buenos Aires – ARGENTINA
11:00 AM to 12:10 PM
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PORT MANAGEMENT

Moderator

Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA - USA

Speakers

  • Héctor Bautista, General Director, Administración Portuaria Integral de Ensenada, S.A. de C.V. - MEXICO
  • Alberto Díaz, President, Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP) – URUGUAY
  • Gonzalo Davagnino Vergara, General Manager, Empresa Portuaria Valparaiso – EPV, CHILE
12:10 PM to 12:40 PM
PORT OF ROTTERDAM’S INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Carlos Zepeda

Business Analyst / Project Leader, Port of Rotterdam International - THE NETHERLANDS
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
CASE STUDIES IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Moderator

Jim Quinn, President & CEO, Port Saint John - CANADA

Speakers

  • Kerry Gerot, Director, Communications & Community Relations – Port of Long Beach - USA
  • Stephanie L. Bowman, Commissioner, Port of Seattle - USA
  • Miguel Garín-Alemany, International Development Director, Fundación Valenciaport, SPAIN
  • Cecilia Alcocer Recabal, Labor Development Manager, Cámara Marítima y Portuaria de Chile – CAMPORT - CHILE
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