Port Finance International Amsterdam

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PFI_Africa_Forum_banner 400x300Unlocking the Bottlenecks through Port Developments – A Focus on Africa

Port Finance International Amsterdam on 8 & 9 October 2015, held in association with the Port of Amsterdam International and the NABC (Netherlands-African Business Council) will address current issues and challenges in port and related infrastructure capacities, user and investor expectations and how the African region as a whole is gearing up to attract more international investments.  Project updates on greenfield and expansion projects will be showcased for potential investment opportunities in African ports and related infrastructure. In addition, strategies for operational efficiencies, congestion management and technology solutions will also be discussed.

With Keynote Addresses from Port of Amsterdam International, Walvis Bay, the former MD of the Nigerian Ports Authority, and other high profile speakers from organisations such as APMT, Control Risks, JLT, MTBS, ERM and many others, the conference is sure to provoke interesting discussion, debate and useful dialogue around the future of Africa’s trade, maritime and logistics infrastructure.  A Gala Dinner, kindly hosted by MTBS, will take place at the end of the first day, 8 October.  Delegates will leave for the Gala Dinner venue from the nearby waterfront canal boat pick up and be taken in style to The Heineken Experience.  The function is open to all Port Finance International Amsterdam participants – but prior registration is required.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Yann Alix, General Delegate,  SEFACIL Foundation
  • Steven Boukaert, Director, MTBS
  • Steve Cameron, Managing Director, Cameron Maritime Resources
  • Joss Dare, Managing Partner, Ashurst
  • Francois-Xavier Delenclos, Vice President, Business Development, APMT
  • Michel Donner, Senior Advisor,  Drewry
  • Sylvie Doutres, Co-Managing Director, DsG Consultants
  • Pedro García, Business Consultant, Portel Servicios Telematicos
  • Gunther Ginckels, Business Partner, InduStreams
  • Jan Harm Kamphuisen, Associate Director, Global Risk Analysis Middle East and North Africa, Control Risks
  • Ahmed Lotfi, General Manager, LA-Skills (Morocco)
  • Tarik Maaouni, Director of Organization and Information Systems,  Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)
  • Alec Martin, Principal Consultant – Impact Assessment and Planning, ERM
  • Richard Morton, Secretary General, IPCSA – International Port Community Systems Association
  • Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Managing Director, Port of Amsterdam International
  • Edwin Dekker, Owner, Partner and Associate, Seaport Group International
  • Jean-Philippe Paquin, Ports & Marine Practice Leader, CPCS
  • Marco Pluijm, Manager Port and Marine Infrastructure Sector, Bechtel Corporation
  • Johny M. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay
  • Omar Suleiman, Ex. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Remmelt Thijs, Senior Consultant, TBA
  • Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT

Topics to be discussed across the two days include:

  1. Africa’s Maritime Infrastructure and Industrial Acceleration
  2. Investment & Transaction Scenarios for Optimum Development
  3. Improving Connectivity in Africa
  4. Port Planning and Preparedness
  5. Workshop: Unlocking Port Investment Projects through PPP, run by MTBS

Tickets for Port Finance International Amsterdam 2015 are still available to purchase, with complimentary passes available to press. However, press passes are subject to availability and potential attendees are advised to book ahead in order to secure attendance.

To find out more about this event and to register attendance, please visit http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/amsterdam or contact luciana@portfinanceinternational.com

PFI_Africa_Forum_banner 728x90About Port Finance International:

Port Finance international is a leading information provider to the ports and terminals sector. The website www.portfinanceinternational.com provides up to date news relating to finance, investment and developments in the port sector worldwide, and the annual Port Finance International conferences and forums provide the industry with an opportunity to meet and discuss developments both globally and with a regional market emphasis. Conferences are held globally, at major locations, giving participants an overview of the opportunities and challenges of port developments and investments in each market.

About this event:

Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre on 8 & 9 October 2015, Port Finance International Amsterdam, held in association with the Port of Amsterdam International and the NABC (Netherlands-African Business Council), will discuss strategies the future of Africa’s trade, maritime and logistics infrastructure.


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