Sep 24-26, 2015

Colombo International Maritime Conference – 2015

16.30 - 21.30
CIMC - Day 1 -Thursday 24th September 2015

CIMC - Day 1 -Thursday 24th September 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

CIMC - Day 2 - Friday 25th September 2015

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
Mr. Erwin Haaze
Dr. HuJianhua
Mr. Tissa Wickramasinghe

09.15 - 09.45 hrs

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

CIMC - Day 3 - Saturday 26th September 2015

CIMC - Day 3 - Saturday 26th September 2015

09.00 - 10.30 hrs (90mins)
Session 5 : Cruise Shipping & Tourism
Tourism Promotions Bureau & Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators

The vision of Sri Lanka Tourism in creating Sri Lanka as a fly-cruise hub
Mr. RohanthaAthukorala, Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Development of the Western Megapolis – and its impact on Tourism
Hon John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development

Launch of the Cruise Tourism marketing plan by SLAITO Presentation by President SLAITO Mr DevindreSenaratne & Cruise Committee to Hon Minister of Tourism Development

Global cruise tourism trends and initiatives for Sri Lanka in order to develop the cruise tourism segment
Mr. John Tercek, Vice President- Royal Caribbean Cruises

Asian cruise tourism trends and implications to Sri Lanka
Mr. Bill Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer-Royal Asian Cruises

Moderator: Mr Bernie Dole – Consultant SLAITO Cruise Sub Committee
Chairman SLTPB
Chairman SLPA
Mr John Tercek
Chairman CSC
Dr Engineer Carlos Pages
Chairman AASL

10.30 - 11.00 hrs

11.00 - 12.30 hrs (90 mins)
Port Marketing, Innovation and Ideas

Port marketing-with a focus on the changing strategies being adopted by new age ports in the face of competition
Ms. Vinita Venkatesh Director-Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal/WISTA

Minimizing Reposition Cost-Virtual Container inventory
Mr. Lalith Edirisinghe, Head, of Department of Logistics & Transport-CINEC Maritime Campus

Decade of innovation in liner shipping and what the future holds
Mr. Kingsley Abeywikrama - MSC & ICS - Sri Lanka

Opportunities in ship building & ship repairs in South Asia
Capt. K Devadas, Director (Technical & Offshore Services)

Sri Lanka - The next Port of Call
Dr. Ruanthi De Silva, Founder CEO, SCM Plus

Session Chairman
Ms. KasturiChellarajah

Ms. Shehara Jayawardena- President WISTA
Ms. Gayani De Alwis-WILAT/CILT

13.00 hrs
CIMC Concluding remarks and dates for 2016 by Mr. Ravindra Galhena
Lunch / End of CIMC 2015 

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