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  • 21 & 22 September 2016, Hotel Sofitel Casablanca | Languages:

Returning to Morocco for the 3rd year running, PFI Casablanca will bring maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to look at how Morocco is maintaining – and indeed enhancing - its position as a heavyweight hub for trade growth and logistics competitiveness.

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How ports connectivity and expansion is unlocking trade and economic growth

Returning to Morocco for the 3rd year running, PFI Casablanca will bring maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to look at how Morocco is maintaining – and indeed enhancing - its position as a heavyweight hub for trade growth and logistics competitiveness in Africa.

While transport within Africa itself is important, so is getting the continent connected to the rest of the world. That's where gateways – such as ports and terminals - come in. Ports are by far the most important entry point to the African continent with most goods travelling by ship, but there aren't enough ports to handle existing traffic, much less allow for growth. That's set to change. North Africa is quickly becoming one of the most vital regions for growth in the transport and supply chain world, with significant investment from both government and foreign entities. With 20% of the world's maritime traffic passing through the sea-lane, recent developments in Tanger-Med in particular (in operation since 2007) have once again reiterated Morocco's leading position as a bridge between Europe and Africa. Hundreds of foreign companies – have been attracted to the region by a combination of its advantageous geopolitical position, low labour costs, strong education, attractive free trade zones where customs duties are not imposed and red tape is reduced, and logistic developments. Shipping times have been cut in half thanks to the developments in this transhipment hub. Already connecting around 160 ports in 60 countries, it is predicted that by the time Tanger Med 2 opens it will be ranked among the top 20 ports globally.

Additionally – the United Nations 2015 World Population Prospects Report projects that more than half the world's population growth between 2015 to 2030 will be in Africa, with the population doubling from 1.1 billion to 2.4 billion over the next 3.5 decades. This also represents a need for significant investment in port and other transportation infrastructure to meet the strategic and economic growth plans and to match the trade and commerce potential the region is looking to attract. And Morocco has leapt ahead in harnessing these opportunities for expansion. Morocco's relatively stable political landscape positively affects its economic growth. GDP growth was 2.9 percent in 2014, and the IMF anticipates it will gain momentum and reach 5.4 percent in 2020.

Across 2 days of plenary presentations, panel discussions, and keynote sessions, PFI Casablanca 2016 will place a spotlight on the developments and growth plans in the region and Morocco's position in all of this, by bringing together over 150 experts from all parts of this value chain – government bodies, port and terminal operators, transport operators such as shipping lines, logistics, and manufacturers – from throughout Morocco, North & West Africa, and the Mediterranean. Building on the discussions during PFI Casablanca in 2015, which was held under the Auspices of Morocco's Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, PFI Casablanca will provide a platform for discussion, networking, business development and an exchange of learning and dialogue with potential partners and business contacts.

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Francine Torbett, Director of Trade for Morocco and Consul General Casablanca, Department for International Trade, British Consulate
  • Sanae El Amrani, Head of Planning And Finance Division, Directorate of Ports and Maritime Public Domain
  • Dominique Lafont, CEO of Lafont Africa Corporation, senior advisor to KKR, former president and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics
  • Rohan Mittal, Director – Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC India
  • Elad Levi, CFO, APM Terminals West-Med
  • Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine, Financial Adviser, Morocco's Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Gavin Dow, General Manager - Strategy & Business Development, Modern Terminals (Hong Kong)
  • Jean-Philippe Paquin, Ports & Marine Practice Leader, CPCS
  • Mustapha Mourahib, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance International LLP
  • Romain Py, Executive Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT
  • Mark Trevitt, Class Underwriter, Ports and Terminals & Marine Liabilities, IGI
  • Max J. Bobys, Vice President, Global Strategies, HudsonAnalytix, Inc.
  • Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
  • Stephen Leeming, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson – JLT
  • Jalal Benhayoun, General Manager, PortNet
  • Abdelaziz Ennaciri, General Manager Portel Maroc, Portel Servicios Telematicos S.A.
  • Tarik Maaouni, CIO, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)
  • Ahmed Loukili, Vice President, ACOPM
  • Dr. Mustapha El Khayat, President, AMLOG
  • Steve HanrahanPort & Shipping Consultant
  • Merbouh Kaoutar, Assistant Professor, Seagoing Master
  • Youssef Ahouzi, Head of IT , PortNet S.A
  • Hicham HIMRI, Agency manager, Member of APRAM

Topics that will be covered in 2016 include:

  • Keynote Address: Morocco's Connectivity Advantage - A Sea Bridge between Europe and Africa
  • Session 1: Assessing Morocco's Position as a Sea-Bridge Between Europe and Africa
  • Session 2: Financing Efficient and Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Hubs – Focus Case Study on Marsa Maroc Privitization
  • Session 3: From the Ground Up – Balancing Risk Throughout the Lifecycle of a Port
  • Session 4: Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment
  • Session 5: Beyond the Cloud - How Smart Technology is Transforming the Ports Environment
  • Session 6: Port Efficiency – The Role of Logistics and the Supply Chain

To review information and see photos from PFI Casablanca 2015 click here:
http://www.portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfimorocco15

For more information on how you could join this event, please contact
Cathy Hodge, Director, Port Finance International
cathy@portfinanceinternational.com

Agenda

Agenda – as at 11 August 2016

Agenda Day 1 – 21 September 2016

08:30:

 

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30:

 

Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Dominique Lafont, CEO of Lafont Africa Corporation, senior advisor to KKR, former president and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics

09:45:

 

Welcome Address
Francine Torbett
, Director of Trade for Morocco and Consul General Casablanca, Department for International Trade, British Consulate

Session 1: Assessing Morocco's Position as a Sea-Bridge Between Europe and Africa

10:00:

 

Keynote Address 2: An Overview of Morocco's Port Strategy and Implementation
Sanae El Amrani
, Head of Planning And Finance Division, Directorate of Ports and Maritime Public Domain

10:30:

 

Ports and Terminals as Key Accelerators for the Moroccan Economy
Elad Levi,
CFO, APM Terminals West-Med

11:00:

 

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30:

 

Market Study: Assessing Morocco's Position as a Sea-Bridge between Europe and Africa, and within Africa

  • A macroeconomic view

Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine, Financial Adviser, Morocco's Ministry of Economy and Finance

12:00:  

Future Megatrends - Impact on Ports & Maritime Sector

  • How have ports transformed over the past 10-20 years?
  • Likely megatrends going forward (technological advancement, shifts in global economic power, urbanisation, climate change, demographic & social changes)
  • Impact on ports and maritime sector

Rohan Mittal, Director – Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC India

12:30:

  Question and Answer Session

12:45:

 

Lunch

Session 2: Financing Efficient and Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Hubs

14:00:

 

Investment & Transaction Scenarios for Optimum Development
Jean-Philippe Paquin
, Ports & Marine Practice Leader, CPCS

14:30:

 

Harnessing Casablanca's Role as Financial and Transport Centre
Mustapha Mourahib
, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance International LLP

15:00:

 

Investing into African Ports: the Financial Investor's Perspectives
Romain Py
, Executive Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

16:00:

 

Tea/Coffee Break

Session 3: From the Ground Up – Balancing Risk Throughout the Lifecycle of a Port
Moderated by: Stephen Leeming, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson – JLT

16:15:

 

Case Study: Balancing Risk with Port Investment and Development Strategies
Gavin Dow
, General Manager - Strategy & Business Development, Modern Terminals (Hong Kong)

16:40:

 

Setting the Scene: From Piles to Tiles
Andrew Webster
, Partner, JLT

17:05:

 

The Global Change: Political Risk Insight
Mark Trevitt
, Class Underwriter, Ports and Terminals & Marine Liabilities, IGI

17:30:

 

Managing the Cyber Challenge
Max J. Bobys
, Vice President, Global Strategies, HudsonAnalytix, Inc.

17:55:

 

Question and Answer Session

18:00:

 

Summary Notes Followed by Networking Reception, Kindly Hosted by IGI, until 19:30

IGI  

Agenda - Day 2 – 22 September 2016

08:30:

 

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

10:00:

 

Opening Notes from Conference Chair - Review of Day 1
Steve Hanrahan
, Port & Shipping Consultant

Session 4: Trade and Transport Facilitation Assessment

10:15:

 

Digital Transformation Leading Development in Ports and Terminals
Tarik Maaouni
, CIO, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)

Session 5: Beyond the Cloud: How Smart Technology is Transforming the Ports Environment

10:45:

 

Developing a Single Window Trade Portal for Global Trade Facilitation
Youssef Ahouzi
, Head of IT, PortNet

11:15:

 

Tea/Coffee Break

11:45:

 

Panel Discussion: Reaching Smart Ports: From Regional Interoperability to the High Concentration and Interdependence around PCS and Single Windows
Navigating and meeting the complexity of regulatory requirements in international trade is never an easy task; especially so when traders need to move many different types or combinations of cargo across multiple Customs and borders.
Moderated by:
Tarik Maaouni, CIO, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)

Panellists include:
Abdelaziz Ennaciri, General Manager Portel Maroc, Portel Servicios Telematicos S.A.
Hicham HIMRI
, Agency manager, Member of APRAM
Ahouzi Youssef
, Head of IT Department, PortNet S.A?.

12:15:

 

Ports as Drivers of Greening Maritime Transport

  • Possible role for Morocco within the light of COP22

Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD

12:45:

 

Lunch

Session 6: Port Efficiency – The Role of Logistics and the Supply Chain

13:45:

 

Defining an Intelligent Strategy for Port and Harbour Efficiency

  • Defining and analysing an intelligent policy and maritime chain
  • Measures to be taken to achieve the desired efficiency

Ahmed Loukili, Vice President, ACOPM

14:15:

 

Trade Logistics and Competitiveness in Morocco
Dr. Mustapha El Khayat, President, AMLOG

14:45:

 

Question and Answer Session

15:00:

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Mediation and Conciliation for Port Passage Fluidity
Merbouh Kaoutar, Assistant Professor, Seagoing Master

15:15:

 

Summary Notes followed by Tea/Coffee Break

*Certain speakers, topics, titles and content may be subject to alteration. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme as necessary

To review information and see photos from PFI Casablanca 2015 click here:
http://www.portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfimorocco15

For more information on how you could join this event, please contact
Cathy Hodge, Director, Port Finance International
cathy@portfinanceinternational.com

Exhibition

  • Stand available
  • Stand booked
  • Stand on option
  • Bar
  • Registration Desk
 

*Please note this floor plan may be subject to change

Speakers

Youssef Ahouzi
Youssef Ahouzi
Head of IT
PortNet S.A.
BIO

Youssef Ahouzi is the Head of the IT department within PortNet S.A, a position which he has held since March 2015.

Youssef is an Engineer from Mohammadia School of Engineering in Rabat. He has worked in the field of information systems in many public and private structures for more than 12 years.

He has gained an important experience in different activity sectors such finance, banks, and public services.

Jalal Benhayoun
Jalal Benhayoun
General Manager
PortNet S.A.
BIO

Jalal Benhayoun is General Manager at PortNet S.A. He graduated from Mohammadia School of Engineers and Al Akhawayn University. Mr Benhayoun began his career in 2004 at Groupement pour un Système Interbancaire Marocain de Télécompensation, GSIMT, as a Project Manager before occupying the position of IT and Operations Manager.

In 2011, Mr Benhayoun joined Fenie Brossette, a subsidiary of SOMED group, as Supply Chain Director.

In May 2014 he was appointed General Manager of PortNet S.A. "National Single Window for Foreign Trade" a function that leads him to work in close contact with public and private operators in the port and shipping sectors in order to improve & facilitate international trade.

Max J. Bobys
Max J. Bobys
Vice President, Global Strategies
HudsonAnalytix, Inc
BIO

Max Bobys is Vice President, Global Strategies at HudsonAnalytix, Inc, a global maritime risk management firm. He is an accomplished and experienced executive who draws on 23 years of experience with technology startups, corporate strategy, enterprise risk management, and new product development, spanning such disciplines as cybersecurity and integrated physical/electronic security systems in the maritime security space.

As Vice President of Global Strategies, he is responsible for identifying new and emerging capabilities to bring to the global maritime industry. In this role, he planned, organized, developed and currently leads the company's cyber risk management practice (HA-Cyber), bringing to market a range of practical and proven cybersecurity assessment, risk management and solutions tailored specifically to the global maritime industry.

Mr Bobys previously served in a variety of executive positions at Civitas Strategy Group, BAE Systems, Stanley, and CIBER, among others. He has also successfully co-founded several companies offering innovative, first-to-market capabilities in the cybersecurity, intelligence, and compliance management spaces. In these roles he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies (both US and foreign), and non-governmental organizations. He has successfully led numerous multi-disciplined teams on a diverse range of engagements involving 'converged' enterprise security and risk management, complex systems integration, and business transformation.

Mr Bobys has successfully supported clients throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He currently advises the Organization of American States' Inter-American Committee on Ports on matters of maritime cyber risk management and serves on the Delaware Bay Area Maritime Security Committee's Sub-Committee on Cybersecurity. He has lived in Europe, South America, and Hawaii and has a B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Gavin Dow
Gavin Dow
General Manager - Strategy & Business Development
Modern Terminals – Hong Kong
BIO

Gavin Dow is the General Manager – Strategy & Business Development at Modern Terminals, a Hong Kong based container terminal operator with substantial terminal investments in China. Group throughput, calculated on an equity basis, has reached 8 million TEUs.

Gavin leads the strategic review, business planning and project delivery work across all the company's business units, as well as corporate affairs and lobbying efforts in Hong Kong.

Gavin is also accountable for growth and expansion projects globally, engaging with terminal operating peers, financial institutions, local industry participants and governments to develop partnerships and new terminals.

Prior to joining Modern Terminals in 2006, Gavin spent over a decade working in management consultancy, leading business change projects for transport and infrastructure clients in Europe and then across Asia, moving to Hong Kong in 2000.

Gavin is a Chartered Engineer (IMechE) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, with a degree in mechanical engineering from Edinburgh University.

Sanae El Amrani
Sanae El Amrani
Head of Planning and Finance Division
Directorate of Ports and Maritime Public Domain
BIO

Ms Sanae Elamrani was born in 1977. She is married and has 3 children. She graduated as an Electronics Engineer, from Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics in 1999.

Since 2010, Ms Elamrani has been Head of planning and financing Division, at the Directorate of Ports and Public Maritime Domain – Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics in Morocco.

Since 2000, she has held several positions within the DPDPM, responsible for maritime signaling (2000- 2004), for international cooperation (2005-2008) and for Public Domain Protection (2008-2009).

Abdelaziz Ennaciri
Abdelaziz Ennaciri
General Manager Portel Maroc
Portel Servicios Telematicos S.A.


BIO

Abdelaziz Ennaciri is a Computer Science Engineer and Business Consultant in specific sectors such as Trade and Transport sectors, mainly focused on Single Windows for Trade and Port Community Systems in Spain and Africa.

He was the Project Director of PORTNET (Moroccan Single Window for Trade) but he has participated in other projects such as Port Management Systems in Port of Cotonou, definition of Port Community Systems in Port of Algeciras in relationship with EDI exchanges with Tanger Port.

Abdelaziz also worked in Management Board in Port of Tanger, Port of Agadir and Port of Mohammedia in relationship with IT aspects such as Upgrading IT systems, implementation of EDI exchanges between key players, interfaces with e-payments tools, KPIs and statistic exploitation, and Port Community Systems. One of his most valuable experiences is in Change Management in macro IT projects.

Steve Hanrahan
Steve Hanrahan
Port & Shipping Consultant
 
BIO

Steve Hanrahan has a wealth of experience in maritime consultancy. He founded Ocean Shipping Consultants (OSC) in 1985 as independent consultants to the shipping and port/terminal industries.

Over the next 25+ years he led OSC to successfully undertake a large number of major studies in the world shipping and port markets and built up special expertise in the port finance and economics sectors. Over this period, OSC became widely regarded throughout the world as at the forefront of independent analysis in these sectors.

In 2011 he sold OSC to the Royal Haskoning (now RHDHV) group, and continued to head OSC on major consultancy projects for international companies over the following 4 years. In 2015 he left RHDHV and has since operated as an independent consultant. Steve has been involved in many port projects in the region, and acted as Chairman at the first PFI Casablanca conference.

Merbouh Kaoutar
Merbouh Kaoutar
Assistant Professor
Seagoing Master
BIO

Ms Merbouh Kaoutar is an Assistant Professor, and a Seagoing Master. She completed a Doctorate of Private Law in 2011 from the University of Nantes and became a Master Mariner in 2012, cumulating 8 years of professional experience in the field of maritime transport. Currently, Ms Kaoutar is a University Professor at The Faculty of Legal Sciences, Economics and Social of Tangier where she has taught since 2013.

Mustapha El Khayat
Mustapha El Khayat
President
AMLOG
BIO

Mustapha El Khayat is the President of the Moroccan Logistics Association (AMLOG). He is a Doctor of State in Economics (CRET-LOG, Aix-Marseille university), Doctor and Law Graduate (University of Panthéon Assas: Paris II). He has a diploma from the Institute of Administration of the Companies of Aix En Provence. He is an honorary university professor in Morocco and in France. He is the former Department Head of Economics and Management and Director of the CRESTTIL University Hassan II Mohammedia and the former co-manager of CREDUT University Sidi Mohmmed Ben Abdellah-Fès, as well as the former director of research in the CRET LOG University Aix Marseille.

Mr El Khayat is president of the training commission of the UMM of Marseille and a member of IMTM Marseille, AFDM Paris and IAME Greece. He is an expert of the European Commission for the World Bank, European Investment Banks, International Finance Corporation and the Centre of Studies of Transport for the Western Mediterranean Sea (CETMO) and a legal advisor with the courts. In the past he has managed shipping companies (Marbar, AFRETMA).

He acts as visiting research worker at the Universities of Leeds, Bath and Liverpool. Expert of Drewry.

Dominique Lafont
Dominique Lafont
CEO
Lafont Africa Corporation
BIO

Dominique Lafont is a French corporate leader with an extensive experience over Africa. He is currently the CEO of Lafont Africa Corporation and holds degrees from Sciences Po Paris, the ESSEC Business School and a University degree in business law.

Mr Lafont began his career in 1987 with the Arthur Andersen audit firm, in a position that sent him to emerging countries such as Maghreb and then to India. In 1995, he worked as the Director of Industrial Participations of the Rivaud Group, before joining the Bolloré Group following its friendly takeover of the Rivaud Group in 1997.

By 1999, Dominique Lafont became the Group's Financial Director for Africa. He then became the Managing Director for the Group activities in English-speaking Africa. Between 2005 and 2014, he directed the entire range of Bolloré Group activities throughout Africa, as Managing Director for Africa (2005-2011) and then as President and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics (2011-2014).

Early 2015, Dominique Lafont left the Bolloré Group and set up Lafont Africa Corporation, which is an advisory structure helping private companies and public bodies to cope with challenges in Africa such as business development, restructuring and investment. He also acts as senior advisor to KKR, one of the leading private equity firms worldwide.

Dominique Lafont is also the Vice President for Africa of France's Medef International (business federation) and co-chairs the Montaigne Institute's think tank dedicated to African Affairs.

Stephen Leeming
Stephen Leeming
Partner
Jardine Lloyd Thompson – JLT
BIO

Stephen Leeming is a Partner at JLT and his focus is on insurance for the construction of infrastructure projects around the globe; with a particular focus on the delivery of ports and terminals.

Prior to joining JLT in 2007, Stephen was involved in all aspects of insurance for PPP projects from contract negotiations, advising on risk issues to performing due diligence for lenders. Stephen has found that his experience has helped him address the differing risk and insurance issues that surround port and terminal projects - particularly with the level of equity investment and funding that is generally seen.

Stephen has worked on prestigious projects such as the construction of the BTP terminal in Santos, and the New Port Project in Doha Qatar. The individual challenges that projects experience has resulted in JLT challenging the normal insurance perspective of the extent that the insurance market is prepared to cover risks associated with port and terminal construction to minimise the risks that stakeholders would traditionally be exposed to.

Elad Levi
Elad Levi
CFO
APM Terminals West-Med
BIO

Elad Levi is a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. He started his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor, focusing on the health-care industry. After few years, he moved (within PwC), to M&A advisory, in which he was focused on large scale acquisition in the health-care industry.

Elad completed a full time MBA in Rotterdam School of Management, and joined Philips for their MBA, high potential program. In Philips, he was working as a business controller. In addition, as part of the high potential plan, he was dealing with key strategic projects, such as divestment and restructuring.

In 2012, Elad joined APM Terminals to establish a cost efficiency stream in the Global Transformation Program, a program to increase productivity and profitability. Following several projects in Europe, North America and Asia, he was appointed as head of the program management, which focused on developing the mature markets strategy for 2020. In March 2015, he was appointed as CFO APMT West-Med, based in Tangier, Morocco.

Ahmed Loukili
Ahmed Loukili
Vice President
ACOPM
BIO

Ahmed Loukili is the former President and current Vice President of the Association of Harbor Masters' Officers of Morocco - ACOPM (2008-2016).  He is a Master Mariner and received his Certificate in 1993 and is a Consultant in the maritime and port sector with 15 years' experience in the port field and onboard COMANAV – the Maritime Company of Morocco.

Mr Loukili is a Founding member of the Maritime and Port Associations' Network of Morocco - RAMPM (2010-2012) and is a Member of the Moroccan Association for Logistics – AMLOG (2002-2016).  He has been a part-time Lecturer since 2007 and regularly delivers Keynote addresses working for professional and social Associations.

Tarik Maaouni
Tarik Maaouni
Director of Organization and Information Systems
Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)
BIO

Tarik Maaouni is the Chief Information Officer of Morocco's National Agency for ports (ANP), a position he has held since 2012.

Mr Maaouni served as Chief Information Officer within public and private groups in France and Morocco for over 10 years.

He is a Graduate of a major French engineering school, specialized in information technology and gained experience of different industries: financial, banking, public service, and logistics.

Mr Maaouni assured the coordination of PortNet national project on behalf of the ANP since 2012.

Abdelaziz Mantrach
Abdelaziz Mantrach
General Managing Director
Transports Marocains S.A

BIO

Abdelaziz Mantrach is General Managing Director of Transports Marocains S.A, a maritime and logistics group in Morocco.

He is currently President of the Professional Association of Ship Agents and Brokers of Morocco – APRAM, and is Regional Vice President in charge of Africa and Middle East of FONASBA - London – The Federation of National Association of Ship Brokers and Agents.

Mr Mantrach is Vice President of the Moroccan Association of Exporters – ASMEX, in charge of logistics and training, and 1st Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxembourg in Morocco –CCBLM. He is an Advisor of Economic diplomacy of the Belgian Government and an Honorary President of the Moroccan Association for Logistics – AMLOG. Mr Mantrach is a Member of Board of Directors of the Arab Federation of Shipping Chambers.

Olaf Merk
Olaf Merk
Administrator Ports and Shipping
International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
BIO

Olaf Merk is the Administrator Ports and Shipping at the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), international organization in Paris. As such, he directed studies on ports, port-cities, port regulation and governance.

Mr Merk is the author of various OECD books including "The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities" and "The Impact of Mega-Ships".

As Administrator of the OECD Port-Cities Programme, he directed 15 additional studies on port-cities, including on Hong Kong, Shanghai, Rotterdam and Hamburg. He has authored various port-related articles in academic and professional journals, and is also a lecturer on port economics at the Normandy Business School (Le Havre/Caen).

Prior to the OECD, Mr Merk worked for the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Rohan Mittal
Rohan Mittal
Director – Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC India
BIO

Rohan Mittal is a Director in the Transport and Logistics advisory practice of PwC India. He has worked in ports, shipping and logistics sectors throughout his professional career. He currently advises clients on entry/growth strategies, M&A, commercial due diligence, performance improvement and business plans/feasibility studies. Geographically, Rohan has worked across East Africa, Middle East, Europe, Indian Subcontinent and China.

Prior to consulting, Rohan was heading strategy and business development for Dubai based shipping cum logistics MNC with global operations. He has designed and executed supply chain/logistics solutions for Fortune 500 companies during this role.

Rohan has completed his MBA (Finance and Strategy) and BE in Civil Engineering from India's premier institutions. He currently resides in Mumbai with his family.

Mustapha Mourahib
Mustapha Mourahib
Managing Partner
Clifford Chance International LLP

BIO

Mustapha Mourahib is the Managing Partner of Clifford Chance, Casablanca office and the Co-Head of Clifford Chance's Africa Practice.

Mustapha has extensive experience in large-scale cross-border M&A and Private Equity transactions. He also has significant experience representing public, private and state-owned corporate clients in the development and financing of large projects, and focuses in the energy, infrastructure, oil & gas and mining industries.

Mustapha is one of the key individuals in the legal environment in Morocco, and in the North Africa and sub-Saharan Francophone region. He is continuously distinguished as a leading African lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine
Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine
Financial Adviser
Ministry of Economy and Finance
BIO

Mr Ouzzine was a Moroccan Officer on board merchant ships. He had been on board of Moroccan flag and worked after that as Port State Control (PSC).

He was a VTS operator at Tangier Trafic, the first Arab Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) in the world, based at Tangier. Then he joined the Moroccan Foreign Affairs, where he was responsible for the Economic Co-operation. Currently he is Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Mr Ouzzine is also a Phd student and received an award in 2013 for the Best Master Thesis in Morocco. He received his diploma of Sea Going Captain and has two Masters in Port Logistics and Audit. In addition, he has two bachelors in Law and Economy.

He directed studies on ports, port-cities, port regulation and governance. He is the author of various scientific articles including "The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities", "Morocco as Gateway to Africa" and "Maritime Diplomacy".

He is member of the Research Committee of Tansport & Distribution (TRADIS) belonging to the University Mohammed V, Souissi - Rabat. He organized several events like Port and Maritime Day at ENCG Tangier in 2015 and National Colloquium on Port and Maritime Law at the Faculty of Souissi Rabat in 2016.

Jean-Philippe Paquin
Jean-Philippe Paquin
Ports & Marine Practice Leader
CPCS

BIO

Jean-Philippe Paquin is a senior advisor in port and logistics development and is the Ports & Marine Practice Leader with CPCS.

He has been working with CPCS since April 2012, where he has most notably worked on port and logistics privatization projects, master planning and feasibility studies in Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, DRC and Tanzania.

From 2008 to 2012, Jean-Philippe was Director, Strategy at the Port of Montreal, where he was strongly involved in transportation infrastructure and economic development issues. He was also in charge of government relationships at the federal, provincial, metropolitan and municipal level. Previously, he worked for 12 years in strategy consulting, in Paris and Montreal.

Jean-Philippe holds a degree in Civil Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, and an MBA from Columbia University, in New York.

Romain Py
Romain Py
Head of Transactions
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
BIO

Romain is responsible for originating and executing investments into infrastructure projects and companies across the African continent for AIIM's infrastructure funds. The AIIM team manages circa USD1.9 billion across six infrastructure funds designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects.

Romain has an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure sub-sectors, notably airports, ports and roads and has led a number of key transactions in the UK, Australia and Spain. He was one of the founding members of the JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Group.

Romain also worked at HSBC and Société Générale, where he structured, negotiated and completed transactions in both advisory and arranging capacities across the EMEA region and the Americas.>

Romain is currently a non-executive Director on the Board of AIIM Hydroneo, a 50/50 joint venture between AIIM and Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MECAMIDI. He has also served on the boards of various infrastructure companies including Noatum, North Queensland Airports and Global Ports Holding, the world's largest cruise port operator. Romain holds an M.Sc in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an M.Sc in International Economics from Paris-Dauphine University.

Francine Torbett
Francine Torbett
Director of Trade for Morocco and Consul General Casablanca
British Consulate Casablanca, Morocco
BIO

Francine Torbett has been British Consul General in Casablanca and Director of Trade at the British Embassy in Morocco since November 2013.

Her role is to help British companies succeed in trading with Morocco. Francine has 15 years international trade and investment experience with the British government, and has served at British Embassies in Dubai and Egypt. Francine speaks French, Spanish and some Arabic.

Francine has served in diverse roles in the UK, including ministerial briefing and speech writing at UK Trade and Investment. Francine is from Glasgow, has one son, and enjoys Arabic music, reading and exploring Morocco with her family.

Mark Trevitt
Mark Trevitt
Class Underwriter, Ports and Terminals & Marine Liabilities
IGI
BIO

Mark Trevitt is Class Underwriter, Ports and Terminals & Marine Liabilities at International General Insurance (IGI) in London. Mark has over 25 years' experience in the Marine Insurance industry. He began his career with Tindal Riley, working on a wide variety of P&I claims before moving internally to take up his first Underwriting position at the sister mutual, ITIC.

Mark moved on to Navigators where he successfully took them to a market-leading position in the Ports and Terminal market within the first 3 years, becoming the globally-recognised leading Underwriter in this class. He then moved to set up the Travelers Ports and Terminals account in Lloyds, building on his previous success and, again, achieving considerable development in both quality and profitability.

Mark was then charged with setting up Travelers Asia, and moved to Singapore where he set up a completely new operation and built a successful and diverse Underwriting unit covering all classes of both Marine and Non Marine insurance before joining IGI in 2011 as Class Underwriter, Marine Liabilities and Ports & Terminals.

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster
Partner
Jardine Lloyd Thompson – JLT


BIO

Andrew Webster is a Partner at JLT and is responsible for business development focused in and around the marine liability sector. He is primarily responsible for Ports & Terminals.

After a degree in Geography, Andrew began his career as a shipbroker in London concentrating on towage and salvage. After obtaining membership of the institute of chartered shipbrokers he then worked overseas, based in Geneva and Singapore, as a trader for CRC Cargo Recovery Consultants, and specialised in damaged commodities.

On returning to London in 1995, Andrew joined UK P&I Club dealing with Russian and Romanian owners' claims. 1996 saw a transfer to ITIC where he became an account executive dealing with Members in the Middle East and South America. At the end of 1999, he transferred to the TT Club, where he went to Dubai in 2000 to take over as General Manager at TTMS (Gulf) dealing with TT and ITIC Members in the Middle East and Indian Sub Continent.

In 2002, Andrew returned to London to take up the role of TT Clubs Loss Preventi on director – a role that he held prior to making the move to UKTI on secondment as the International Business specialist – ports working with the International Sector team in the London headquarters. Secondment ended in June 2008 and a position with Savi Performance Logistics (a Lockheed Martin company) became open. Inchcape Shipping Services beckoned at the end of 2008 and waved goodbye at the end of 2009. A brief spell of independent consulting gave way to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Sponsors & Partners

Host Port Sponsor
Marsa Maroc
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Company profile coming soon.

Global Event Partner Global Risk Partner
PWC
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PwC – Agile strategies for ports

By their nature, capital projects are not a part of a port's day-to-day operations. Whether related to renovations or construction of a new port, capital projects require separate financing, management, governance and assurance expertise due to increasing risk, complexity and costs.

For ports, the complexity, scale and long horizon for capital projects presents immense challenges at the best of times. In times of uncertain demand, these challenges are magnified as ports stakeholders keep an eye on short term cycles and the long term implications of projects that may take 10-30 years to plan, develop and complete. Additionally, stakeholder scrutiny has expanded as ports are an increasingly integral part of users' supply chain ecosystems, governments' efforts to facilitate economic activity, and investors' means for achieving long tenure yields.

To meet ports stakeholders' need to understand the potential range of possibilities they might face and be sufficiently agile to respond to conditions as they change, PwC provides clients with information and options for making informed decisions about ports capital investments and expenditures. Our team of capital projects professionals have extensive experience assisting clients – ports operators, shipping companies, governments and investors – to improve capital project financing and performance while mitigating risks. pwc.com/capitalprojectsandinfrastructure

JLT
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JLT is one of the world's leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. Our deep expertise and entrepreneurial culture give us the insights, creative freedom and tenacity to go beyond the routine and deliver better results for our clients. Because at JLT, clients come first.

Networking Partner Terminal & Trade Partner
IGI
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IGI (International General Insurance) is a leading international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, with particular strengths in the Afro Asian markets.

Established in 2001, we are an entrepreneurial business with a worldwide portfolio of Energy, Property, Construction & Engineering, Ports & Terminals, Financial Institutions, General Aviation, Professional Indemnity, Political Violence, Forestry and Treaty Reinsurance.

Registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre with operations in Bermuda, London, Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca, we always aim to deliver outstanding levels of service to our clients and brokers.

Our values define our business. We have a track record of providing specialist insurance, using technical knowledge to mitigate industry risks.

IGI's story so far has been one of methodical growth. We have achieved this through strict underwriting discipline, whilst maintaining a high quality of written business.

Our standard and Poor's rating is "A-", with a Stable outlook. AM Best rates the company A- (Excellent), again with a Stable outlook, stating the rating reflected our "solid risk-adjusted capitalisation, consistently good technical performance, and diversified business profile".

Our vision is to become the company of choice for local insurers, clients and employees through clear market leadership, sustained premium earnings and recognition as the workplace of choice.

APMT
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Lifting Morocoo to a key world-class platform

APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 20 600 professionals serving 73 active port and terminal facilities and 153 inland services operations in 60 countries around the globe.

With world headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, the company helps to meet the constantly changing needs of the international trade community through high productivity operations and port capacity in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. APM Terminals Tangier was created in 2005, stemming from a strong partnership between A.P. Moller – Maersk and AKWA Group. Today, APM Terminals Tangier is part of a strong Hub: APM Terminals West-Med, which includes APM Terminals Algeciras as well.

APM Terminals West-Med\Tangier is keen to become a world class platform and a leading terminal in the West Mediterranean. This vision is totally in line with the Group's tagline - "Lifting Global Trade" – and part of a long-term partnership with Moroccan authorities to support and promote the development of the national economy.

The sustained efforts the terminal in lifting Quality, Environment, Safety, and Security have been crowned as the first terminal within the Group to obtain five certifications from Bureau VERITAS: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 28000 V2007and ISO 27001. The RSE label delivered by the CGEM also recognizes the active participation of APM Terminals Tangier in the development of the local community, the well-being of its employees, and the constant care for the environment.

 

Supporting Partners
ACOPM AMLOG A.P.R.A.M.
FONASBA IPCSA PORTNET

 

Media Partners
actualida Africa Global Funds Global Maritime Hub
Greenport Harbours Review International Cruise Ship Industry
JURA L'Observateur du Maroc maritime connector
Morocco World News Oxford Business Group Petrofinder
portnews Port Strategy port technology
Ship2Shore2 Shipping and Marine Events Show Me Transport
Tel Quel Transport & Logistic review WorldOils

Delegate Info

Venue:  Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche
Address: Rue Sidi Belyout 20 190 - Casablanca, Morocco

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6811-sofitel-casablanca-tour-blanche/index.shtml

Map of Venue:
GoogleMaps

Where is it taking place?
Port Finance International Casablanca 2016 is being held at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche. Located in the heart of the Sidi Belyout business district and next to Casablanca port.

For Enquiries regarding parking, please contact:
Email: H6811@sofitel.com

Accommodation:
Please contact Nawal Souky directly to arrange your accommodation at the Sofitel.

Please contact: Nawal Souky
Tel: (00212) 522 456 300
Email: H6811@sofitel.com

Special Port Finance International Delegate Rate from 19th to 23rd September:
Rooms are subject to availability.

Classic room 2450 MAD 
(Cancellation policy - Full deposit is not refundable even if the booking is cancelled or modified.
Full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time).

Superior room 2650 MAD
(No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00 (local time), up to 3 days prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged. Booking must be guaranteed by providing a credit card).

Luxury room 2850 MAD
(No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00(local time) on the day of arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged).
Breakfast at 250.00 MAD per person per day
Taxes 49.50 MAD per person per day.
Check in available from 14:00.
Check out - the room must be vacated by 12:00 at the latest

Alternative Accommodation if you miss the cut off deadlines:
We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels. - https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MV2XT Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, our dedicated concierge. If you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and (Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com) - she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.

Points of interest:

  • Hassan ii Mosque
  • La Corniche
  • Habbous District
  • Old Medina

Visitor Information:

  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Climate: temperatures vary from 20°c to 30°c in summer and from 15°c to 20°c in winter
  • Visas: contact your travel agent, the Moroccan embassy or airline for up-to-date visa requirements
  • Languages: French and Arabic, English widely spoken

Directions:
Next to Casablanca port, the hotel can be accessed via Boulevard de la Corniche or Boulevard d'Anfa. From Marrakesh, the airport or Rabat, followthe N1 highway, crossing Sidi Maarouf and follow Boulevard Ghandi on the left to the end. Continue to the end of Boulevard du Lido, cross the Colline d'Anfa, turn right onto Boulevard de l'Atlantique and follow the coastline until you reach the hotel.

Presentations

  1. Ms. Sanae El Amrani, Head of Planning and Financing Division, Directorate of Ports and Maritime Public Domain
  2. Rohan Mittal Director, Transport & Logistics, PwC India
  3. Elad Levi, CFO, APM Terminals West-Med
  4. Mohammed Adnane Ouzzine, Financial Adviser, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  5. Gavin Dow, General Manager - Strategy & Business Development, Modern Terminals – Hong Kong
  6. Jean-Philippe Paquin, Ports & Marine Practice Leader, CPCS
  7. Mustapha Mourahib, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance International LLP
  8. Romain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  9. Andrew Webster, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson – JLT
  10. Mark Trevitt, Class Underwriter, Ports and Terminals & Marine Liabilities, IGI
  11. Max J. Bobys, Vice President, Global Strategies HudsonAnalytix, Inc
  12. Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD
  13. Youssef Ahouzi, Head of IT, PortNet S.A.
  14. Tarik Maaouni, Director of Organization and Information Systems, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)
  15. Ahmed Loukili, Vice President, ACOPM
  16. Merbouh Kaoutar, Assistant Professor, Seagoing Master
  17. Mustapha El Khayat, President, AMLOG

Video testimony: click here

Media :

- Video presentation by Dominique Lafont, CEO, Lafont Africa Corporation

- Audio of Aahd Benmansour, Office Manager (Customs and Indirect Taxes)

Video of Rabab Hsseine, Author in Finance

- Interview with Jean-Philippe Paquin

External Links:

http://lobservateurdumaroc.info/2016/09/27/maritime-port-finance-international-accoste-en-afrique/

http://www.pouvoirsafrique.com/2016/09/27/lafrique-compte-de-hubs-portuaires/

 

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