CIMC - Day 2 - Friday 25th September 2015

Session 01
Sri Lanka’s role in maritime development as a regional hub - brought to you by International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka

07.00 - 07.45 hrs
Registration of guests and delegates

08.00 hrs
National anthem

08.15 hrs - 09.15 hrs (1hr)
Welcome address
Mr. Rohan Masakorala, Chairman organizing Committee CIMC2015

Evolving shipping industry- changes and opportunities for Indian Subcontinent
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman/CEO- Aitken Spence Shipping

Sri Lanka Ports Authority - The regulator's role & investment opportunities and developments in Sri Lankan ports
Mr. Upali De Zoysa, Director Operations- Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Why Sri Lanka, what role does it play in the ISC shipping?
Ted Muttiah, Chief Commercial Officer, South Asia Gateway Terminals

Session Chairman: Mr. RavndraGalhena
Panelists
Mr. Erwin Haaze
Dr. HuJianhua
Mr. Tissa Wickramasinghe

09.15 - 09.45 hrs
Tea

9.45 - 11.20 hrs 
Session 1A - Asian Shipping, Ports & Terminals update

Indian ports & shipping industry: An international perspective
Mr.Julian Bevis, Group Director South Asia -Maersk Line India

Emerging new hubs in South India -will Colombo lose out?
Mr.Sarathkumarama Premachandra, Regional Manager (Ports & Terminals-Asia) - CMA Terminals

Terminal planning, management and design concepts for speed
Capt. Suresh Amirapu, CEO-Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals

Maritime sector developments in Bangladesh/ISC- opportunities
Mr. Ahamedul Karim Choudhury - Terminal Manager Chittagong Port Authority

Developments in auto logistics sector- Latest developments of Ro/Ro & bulk shipping markets, what opportunities for Hambantota port
Mr. Shin Tani, Deputy Manager, NYK Line Japan

11.20 -11.30 hrs
Session Chairman
Mr. Saliya Senanayake
Panelists
ShriRajive Kumar
Mr. Upul Jayatissa

Q & A

11.30 - 13.00 hrs (90 mins)
Break out session
Session 2: Global Shipping Industry updates & Developments

UNCTAD perspective on maritime developments
Dr.Vince Valentine, Transport Economist-UNCTAD

Rise of shipping alliances and how the USA looks at them
Mr. Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor- Journal of Commerce

Global freight and container markets with a focus on Indian Subcontinent
Dr. Subrata K Behera, Senior Research Analyst- Drewry Maritime Research

Ship sizes and liner shipping development: Asia's readiness
Mr. Julian Bevis, Group Director South Asia -Maersk Line India

Feeder service developments/challenges in the Indian Subcontinent region,
Mr. Biju Oommen, CEO - Orient Express Lines

Session Chairman
Capt. Asitha Wijesekara

Q & A

13.00 - 13.40 hrs
Lunch

11.30 - 13.00 hrs (90 mins)
Break out session
Session 2A : Regulatory Aspects of Global Shipping

A brief on Sri Lanka's regulation 2014 on freight payments and surcharges, Mr. Sean Van Dort, Chairman- Sri Lanka Shippers' Council

IMO regulation for weighing of containers from 2016: Its implications
IMO emission control regulations
Mr. Chris Welsh, Secretary General- Global Shippers’ Forum

The U.S Federal Agency/FMC: the regulatory role in protecting exporters and consumers, lessons for Asia.
Mr. Michael Gordon, Senior Advisor, Transportation- Federal Maritime Commission, USA

A market oriented policy reform option: The Philippines Ro/Ro Experience
Mr. Jaime Faustino, Programme Director, Economic Reform and Development Entrepreneurship- Asia Foundation

Session Chairman
Mr. Sean Van Dort

Q & A

13.00 - 13.40 hrs
Lunch

13.40 - 15.20 hrs (100 mins)
Break Out Session

Session 3 : Other Shipper/Carriers Issues, Maritime Cross Border Challenges & Security/Piracy

“Shipper / Carrier relationship - need for review in the age of mega alliances”
Dr. Anil Vitarana, Principal, Cranford Consulting Inc.

Challenges for shippers when shipping from Asia to the US
Mr. Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor- Journal of Commerce

Indian Subcontinent: Maritime security and piracy update, what are the challenges for regional shipping, Real Admiral Dr. Rakesh Chopra, Professor, IMT Ghaziabad, India

Mega ports & Container Security Initiative
Ms. Myrna Irizarry-CSI Team Leader Colombo-US Customs and Border Protection

Jamaican experience on maritime hub development
Mr. Mike Mundy, Principal, Mike Mundy Associates
Mr. Sujeewan Perera, Advisor Trade Competitiveness, Commonwealth Secretariat

Session Chairman - Capt. Nihal Keppetipola

Q & A

15.20 - 15.40 hrs
Tea

13.40 - 15.20 hrs (100 mins)
Break out session
Session 3A : Development of Logistics & Supply Chain, Sri Lanka as a Logistics Hub - brought to you by Sri Lanka Freight Forwarder's Association

The vision of the Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders’ Association
Ms. Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny- Chairperson, Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders’ Association

Global perspective of logistics & how Sri Lanka & Sri Lankan companies should position themselves
Prof. Terrence Perera, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, UK

Introduction to Sri Lanka hub and freezones
Mr. Rohan Masakorala, CEO-Shippers' Academy Colombo

Shippers' perspective on logistics /supply chain for market demands
Mr. Ashroff Omar, CEO- Brandix Lanka

Advantages of operating a logistics hub in Sri Lanka
Mr. Hanif Yusoof, CEO-Expolanka Group

Information technology for leaner shipping & logistics
Mr. Hariharan Pathmanaban, COO - Xcendant Technologies/ Board Director, SLASSCOM

Session Chairman – Mr. Diren Hallock
Other speakers/panelist
Mr. Romesh David
Mr. Niral Kadawatharachchi
Dr. Ruanthi De Silva

Q & A

15.20 - 15.40 hrs
TEA

15.40 - 17.00 hrs (80 mins)
Break out session
Session 4A : Port Techno Equipment Session

SF Port EQ: your provider of spreaders, Quality, Design and Capabilities
Mr. Anders Hellgren, Director R&D- SF Port EQ, Sweden

Break out session
Session 4B : The Bunkering Industry - Global/Regional

Sri Lanka Bunker Industry- opportunities and challenges
Mr. Zafir Hashim- Sector Head, Transportation Sector, JKH &CEO-Lanka Marine Service

Global bunker industry developments
Mr. Nicholas Browne, Global Director- GAC Bunker Fuels

Indian bunker sector developments
Mr.Uttiya Bhattacharyya, Dy. General Manager (Consumer Sales) - Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Chennai

Session Chairman
Mr. Romesh David

Panelists
Dr. Vince Valentine
Mr. Julian Bevis
Dr. Ruanthi De Silva

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