CIMC - Day 1 -Thursday 24th September 2015

16.30 - 21.30 Sep 24-26, 2015

16.15-18.00hrs (105 mins)
India - Sri Lanka Maritime Forum
Introduction-India Sri Lanka Maritime relationship
High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka, Government of India

Growth of Indian shipping industry, maritime reforms & strategy
ShriRajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping India

Containerisation and port development in India with global perspective
Mr. EnnarasuKarunesan-CEO/Head of Container Business APSEZ, India (ADANI Ports)     

Indian Container Terminal Industry- The Changing Paradigm
Ms. Vinita Venkatesh Director- Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal/WISTA

Logistics parks and multimodal networks supporting maritime India
Mr. KarunakaranSathiananthan-MD- Distribution Logistics Infrastructure, India

How Sri Lanka can become a center for Maritime Excellence
Mr. Thomas Krivat-CEO, Mercmarine Group of Companies

Panel Discussion
Session Chairman
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman/CEO, Aitken Spence Shipping
Capt. Ajith Peiris

Delegate welcome reception & inauguration of CIMC 2015 brought to you by Royal Asian Cruises

Arrival of guests and delegates

18.30- 18.40hrs
National anthem/Lighting of traditional oil lamp

18.40 - 18.45hrs 
Mr. Rohan Masakorala-Organising Committee Chairman

18.45 - 18.50hrs
Welcome address
Mr. Mohan Pandithage-Chairman, Hayleys PLC, event patron

18.50- 19.05hrs
World Maritime Day 2015- An international perspective on maritime education & training for skills development, opportunities and what it would mean to Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent
Capt. HemrajShetty -Director - Fleet Personnel SeaspanShipmanagement Ltd

19.05 - 19.20hrs
Issuing of World Maritime day revenue stamp and first day cover
Ministry of Posts & Muslim Religious Affairs & Post Master General

19.20 - 19.30hrs
Welcome delegates on behalf of Government of Sri Lanka
Guest of Honour, Hon. Minister of Ports and Shipping - Mr. Arjuna Ranatunga

19.30 - 19.40hrs
The Maritime Vision of India as a regional leader for development of trade & transport
International Guest of Honour, ShriRajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, India

19.40 - 19.50hrs
Belt and Road initiative & Internet Big Data – impetus for Sri Lanka’s International Maritime Centre Vision -Special guest-CIMC, Dr. Hu Jianhua, Executive Vice President, China Merchant Group

19.50 - 19.55hrs
Cruise terminals and infrastructure developments – Potential ofColombo
Mr Bruno Elias Ramos AIA, BEA Architects Inc, Miami, USA

19.55 - 20.10hrs
Government of Sri Lanka - maritime vision
Chief Guest Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya

20.10 - 21.30hrs
Speaker group photograph followed by light cocktails & networking

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