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Date: 29 & 30 April 2015
Location: Istanbul

2015 will see Port Finance International return to Istanbul for its 6th year. The conference will once again bring together an illustrious line up of port industry experts and financiers to discuss this exciting economy, which is widely predicted to be the world’s second fastest growing by 2018.

Date: 4-5 March 2015
 Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio, Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian ports are the gateways to more than 80% of the goods imported and exported by the country. Investing in the port sector is an on-going priority in Brazil, which is export-dependent for much of its economic growth. But the country's ports are underdeveloped by global standards. "The port sector is critical to our country's development, and so we must consolidate ideas that can remove obstacles to the growth, as well as create conditions for increased port capacity and competitiveness of Brazilian goods and services in the global market", said Wilen Manteli, the President of the Brazilian Association of Port Terminals (ABTP).

Date: 25 & 26 February 2015
Location: Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca

Following the success of our first PFI Forum in Casablanca in September 2014, we are very pleased to announce the first Port Efficiency Forum Morocco 2015 – to be held in Casablanca on 25 & 26 February 2015. Once again, we are very pleased to announce that this event is being held under the auspices of Morocco’s Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, and the Keynote Address will be kindly delivered by H.E. Mr Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Morocco.

All ports and terminals these days are aspiring to value creation through revenue increase, new growth engines, cost reduction, heightened efficiency and sustainability. Competitive advantage though differentiation is key – and the integral and unique position of ports as economic and trade drivers makes these values of efficiency even more important.

Date: 8th - 9th December 2014
 Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Taking place on 8th - 9th December, at the Suntec Exhibition Centre in Singapore, Port Finance International Asia 2014 will bring together experts from port authorities, terminals, banks and investors, law firms and government bodies from throughout the region, to examine developments and potential in Asian ports and terminals.

Date: 15 - 16 September 2014

African port development represents a significant and valuable opportunity for both investors and the global shipping community as whole. Investment in African port projects will soon exceed US$10 billion and North African Container traffic has more than tripled over a 10 year period.

Date: 11 - 13 June 2014
Venue: The De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London

This Ports Investment & PPP Course is brought to you by Port Finance International, one of the leading global port finance and investment information providers. The curriculum focuses on acquiring in-depth insight in financial analyses and financing structures used in the port sector.

Date: 04 - 05 June 2014
Location: Mexico

Port Finance International Mexico 2014 will be the key meeting place to share views and catch up on the most important themes within the region’s ports and terminals sector. It will provide a platform for knowledge exchange, proposing of strategies and viable solutions – aimed at strengthening the industry, and discussion around the successful implementation and execution of projects in the sector.

Date: 20 - 21 May 2014

6th annual event bringing together the region’s key players from both port and financing sectors for two day of lively and contentious discussion on the industry’s strategic issues in Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.

Date: 06 - 08 May 2014
Venue: Bolsa do Rio Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro

Port Efficiency Forum Brazil –  will take place in Rio de Janeiro at Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio on May 6-8. This three-day highly targeted forum covers three sessions: Container Handling Technology  (May 6), Efficiency & Management in Terminal Operations (May 7), Port Reforms – An Expert Session on the "Nova Lei Dos Portos" (May 8).

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Port Finance International's conferences and training programmes are held across the globe. These events feature key industry figures and they address market challenges and trends as well as providing industry players with essential networking opportunities.

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