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Port Finance International Rio 2017

Date: 21 - 22 June 2017
Venue:  Porto Bay Rio International Hotel

PFI is excited to be returning to Rio on 21 - 22 June 2017 to shine the spotlight on the status of the country's port and terminal developments, and their impact on the national economy.

21 - 22 June 2017



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Standard Rate: €1095

15% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.

Members of our partners are entitled to a special 30% discount on the delegate price.

For more information please contact:

Lotte Hotke
E: lotte@portfinanceinternational.com

PFI Rio 2017 - A New Era in Brazil's Ports & Terminals

Brazil's ports and terminals have long been at the centre of the country's economic and political scrutiny. Just last year, the resignation of Ports Minister Helder Barbalho, a mere 5 months after he assumed the position, came as the country was pushing through a Reais$10-billion (currently around US$3.2-billion) port concession process. But now the economy is beginning to show signs of improvement, with Brazil's Central Bank recently announcing it was slashing its benchmark interest rate as policy makers ramped up efforts to jumpstart the country's shrinking economy. Additionally, the creation of a new National Secretariat of Ports (NSP) within Brazil's Ministry of Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation (MTPAC) is designed to help the government forge ahead with its $10 billion-plus port concession process.

Indeed, although Brazil's economy has not yet recovered from the worst recession in decades, there are other signs of life, for example Santos Port, the largest port complex in Latin America, is forecasting to move a record 120.6 million tons of cargo in 2017, according to Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo – CODESP (Santos Port Authority), and discussions about other new developments and investments are gaining momentum – such as the Port of Rotterdam's MoU to investigate opportunities for growth in Pecém port.

But while there are certainly signs of positive movement, many are still concerned about the slow pace of growth, with weak import and exports cited as a continuing concern by many – where levels are still well below those of 2012-2014 before the recession, and the lack of reform and speed in the country's public ports sector governance and bureaucracy.

With this in mind, PFI is excited to be returning to Rio on 21 - 22 June 2017 to shine the spotlight on the status of the country's port and terminal developments, and their impact on the national economy. Where are investments being focused, and what are the effects of these investments on Brazil's beleaguered economy? What factors will influence these developments, such as the role of politics and the knock-on impact of current trends and merging alliances in the shipping market. What is the outlook for the country's trade and what role do Brazil's ports and terminals have in this?

PFI Rio 2017 will bring port finance, maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to assess the challenges and opportunities of Brasil's promising maritime and port market outlook.

Where: Porto Bay Rio International Hotel
When: 21 – 22 June 2017
Who: We invite all those involved in port and terminal operations, especially with an interest in Brazilian and broader South American developments, to join us. Discounts are available.

Confirmed Speakers and Panellists:

• Dr. Adalberto Tokarski, General Director, Antaq
• Uriel de Almeida Papa, Secretary (Department of External Control – Port and Rail Infrastructure), Federal Court of Accounts (TCU)
• Delmo Pinho, Subsecretary, Secretary of Transportation in the State of Rio de Janeiro
• Carlos Campos Neto, Head of Infrastructure Economics, IPEA
• Richard Klien, Chairman of the Board, Multiterminais
• Clythio Buggenhout, Director, Cargill
• Elias Gedeon, Director, Infrastructure Department FIESP - Deinfra
• Nelson Carlini, Chairman, LOGZ Logistica Brasil
• João Emilio Freire Filho, Director, MA Consultoria Ltda
• José Di Bella Filho, Partner - Managing Director, DBM Pesquisa e Projetos Ltda
• Marja Weschenfelder, Strategy & Innovation, Porto Itapoá
• Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP-Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados
• Alan Lear, Director, Strategy Consultores Associados Ltda
• Eduardo Greco, Project Manager, Drewry
• Jose Luiz Canejo, PRDW Brasil Engenharia
• Alex Kyriakoulis, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)
• Mauricio Piccinato Xavier, Managing Partner, Rio Bravo Advisory
• Agathe Gouot, Project and Export Finance Manager, KfW IPEX-Bank
• Robert Schot, Manager, MTBS
• Lauro Nobre Machado Moreira - Researcher - Rio De Janeiro Federal University, Consultant - Fundação Getulio Vargas, Member of the Transport and Logistics Council - Trade Association of Rio De Janeiro
• Rodrigo Paiva, Business Developer & Port Lead Consultant, Mind
• Guilherme S. de Sá Peixoto, Regional Director, TBA
• Ryan Hare, Port Development Specialist, Moffatt & Nichol
• Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Partner, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados
• Luciana Guerise, Executive Director, ATP

Key topics to be covered during the conference will include:

• The impact and role of the new National Secretariat of Ports
• Modernization and expansion to optimize efficiency in Brazil's ports
• Reviewing public and private sector collaboration for infrastructure development
• Ports and terminals as key drivers for the Brazilian economy
• Accelerating growth and the key to attracting foreign direct investments
• Case studies and comparisons: Port PPPs and financing solutions
• Legal/institutional challenges in Brazil's port sector and how to overcome these?
• Eliminating barriers to improve the transport and supply chain performance
• The impact of latest shipping trends and developments on Brazil's port and terminal market
• Current and future financing market of ports and terminals
• The cabotage question: issues and future outlook
• How to ensure bankability of large scale port project
• A regional or hub role within a wider South American focus
• Plus – case studies, C-level panel discussions, roundtable sessions and networking opportunities for informal development and debate.

If you have a project or product that you would like to share with this audience, or if you would like to use this event to talk to 100+ leading port experts, please get in touch.
For more information please contact:

Cathy Hodge,
Director, Port Finance International


Dr. Adalberto Tokarski
Dr. Adalberto Tokarski
General Director

Adalberto Tokarski is the Director-General of Brazi lian National Waterway Transportation Agency - ANTAQ.

He is graduated in Civil Engineering, attended an M BA in regulation, has extensive professional experience, on private and p ublic sectors, on the fields of transport and logistics, construction industry, pro jects and planning, along with the Federal, District and Municipal Government.

Representative of Brazil at INCOM - Inland Navigat ion Commission of PIANC.

During the last twenty years, has engaged his effor ts to the strengthening of Brazilian logistics, with an emphasis on the better use of multimodality, with emphasis being placed on waterborne transport, notably inlan d navigation, being the representative of the waterborne field on the Techn ical Chambers of the National Water Resources Council – CNRH.

He was also Chairman of the Agency for Development of the Centro-North Corridor – ADECON. Regarding the port’s sector, he was the Chairman of the Port Authority Council (CAP) of the ports related to the Companhia Docas do Pará (CDP). He upholds the normative debureaucratisation of the se ctor.

Uriel de Almeida Papa
Uriel de Almeida Papa
Secretary (Department of External Control – Port and Rail Infrastructure)
Federal Court of Accounts (TCU)

Uriel de Almeida Papa has been an auditor in the Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União - TCU) since 2006, with ten years’ experience in overseeing and evaluating the provision of public services and economic activities in infrastructure sectors, monitoring and auditing of the proper role of regulatory agencies, and assessing concessions of public services and constructions. He has a postgraduate degree in in Regulation Oversight, and held a position as a director at the Secretariat of Fiscalization of Transport Regulation between 2011 and 2014. He currently serves as Secretary of Port and Rail Infrastructure Department at TCU.

Delmo Pinho
Delmo Pinho
Secretary of Transportation in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Biography pending.

Carlos Campos Neto
Carlos Campos Neto
Head of Infrastructure Economics
IPEA - Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada/Institute of Applied Economic Research

Bachelor (BSc) in Economics from Universidade de Brasília (University of Brasilia - UNB); MSc in Energy Planning from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ/COPPE); Specialisation on Project Analysis – Economic Engineering – from Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Applied Economic Research Institute – IPEA); and Financial Budget Planning and Management from Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (National School of Public Administration - ENAP). Financial and Commercial Director of the Companhia de Agua e Esgoto de Brasilia (Water and Sewerage Company of Brasilia - CAESB). Research and Planning Technician at IPEA since 1986; Coordinator of infrastructure at the Directorate of Studies and Sectorial Policies, Innovation, Regulation and Infrastructure (Diset) from 2000 to 2012. Editor and co-author of the books: "Infraestrutura Econômica no Brasil: diagnósticos e perspectivas para 2025" (Diagnostic and Perspectives of Economic Infrastructure in Brazil for 2025), 2010, and ¨Ressurgimento da Indústria Naval no Brasil: 2000 – 2013" (Re-birth of the Naval Industry in Brazil: 2000 - 2013), both published by IPEA.

Richard Klien
Richard Klien
Chairman of the board

After receiving a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, Mr. Klien returned to Brazil and joined Transportes Fink, a company founded in 1924 by his grandfather Leopold Josef Fink. Entrepreneurial by nature, Mr. Klien has led the continued expansion of the company’s activities.

In the 1980s, Mr. Klien co-founded Transroll Navegação, the shipping company that introduced roll-on-roll-off maritime transport in Brazil. Transroll built five roll-on-roll-off ships which were deployed in the Brazilian deep-sea and cabotage trades.

Multiterminais, a container logistics provider, was founded in 1986. It pioneered real-time container tracking via Internet as operator of the first Brazilian TRA (Terminal Retroportuário Alfandegado, a bonded warehouse adjacent to the port) in Rio de Janeiro.

With the advent of port privatization in the 1990s, the group participated in several public tenders. One consortium was awarded the operation of public containers and vehicle terminals in the ports of Rio de Janeiro,later named MultiRio and MultiCar. Another consortium won the concession to operate the Tecon Santos(container terminal), and later TEV Santos (vehicle terminal) and TECON Imbituba (container terminal in the state of Santa Catarina).

During the last 15 years, Multiterminais and Santos Brasil invested in the modernization of the public port terminals they operate. Today, the companies are leaders in their respective markets, offering customized integrated logistics services to their valued customers.

Mr. Klien actively participates in port logistics and maritime transport forums. He is also a Board Member of AEB (Associação do Comércio Exterior Brasileiro) and ACRJ (Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro).

Clythio Buggenhout
Clythio Buggenhout

Biography Pending

Elias Gedeon
Elias Gedeon
Notre Dame Consulting / FIESP

Elias began his career as a project coordinator for the implementation of the Port of Aratu, one of the largest petrochemical ports of South America between 1977 and 1981, a project financed by the World Bank. In 1981, he took over the management of the Port of Ilheus, Bahia specialized in the export of agricultural products especially cocoa and its derivatives. In 1991, he joined the aviation industry for the post of Corporate Director of Airline VASP, responsible for the areas of insurance, leasing, acquisition and equipment financing with the credit agencies and financial institutions.

In 2008 to 2011, he served as Executive Director of Centronave, a non-profit association, founded in 1907, intended to represent the international shipping companies in Brazil accounted for over 80% of maritime trade in Brazil.

Currently, Elias serves as CEO of Notre Dame consulting company specializing in the domestic and international companies in their investments in Brazil, international trade and government relations. Having served in various market segments of sea and air logistics, he knows the industry well, including its potential and regulatory bottlenecks that affect the development of trade.

Nelson Carlini
Nelson Carlini
Chairman of the Board
LogZ Logistica Brasil

Born in Brasil in 1946 concluded his Marine Engineer graduation at Universidade de São Paulo in 1969 and a post-graduation degree in Business Administration at Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 1978. Started his professional career at Verolme Shipyards in Brasil, January 1970 and became a member of the Board in 1981 as Sales Director, involved in ship building contracts, ship repairs and jack up drilling and semi submersible contracts.

Left Verolme in April 1989. Joined Flumar Shipping Co, in May 1989 as CEO. That company belonged to a JV formed by local investors and Gearbulk & Dreyfuss. Flumar operated chemical, gas tankers and bulk carriers. Main task was to solve financial situation of the company. In April 1993 was invited to join Wilson Sons Group, part of Ocean Wilsons, as CEO focused in the restructuring of the operations mainly centred in Maritime Agencies and Towage. Wilson Sons has since expanded its activities as a Container Terminal Operator, with its shipbuilding and auxiliary vessels operations.

After 1998 Carlini assumed the Presidency of Docenave the shipping branch of VALE, which operated 30 bulk carriers moving 30 million tons of bulk and ore cargoes. Left the Company in August 1999, joined the Port of Imbituba participating in its restructuring and establishing a Stevedoring operating company, Loxus. In November 2003 joined the CMA CGM Group as Managing Director, of the local division of the group. Participated since day 1 in the creation of the Brazilian network helping CMA CGM to expand from 60 000 teus per annum to 300 000 teus in the Brazilian market. Left CMA CGM in April 2010 and in May 2010 joined, as Chairman of the Board, the newly formed LOGZ Logística Brasil, an asset holding focused in logistics and Port Terminals.

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João Emilio Freire Filho
MA Consultoria Ltda

Biography Pending

Marianne Lachmann
Marianne Lachmann
Board of Directors, Acting President

Biography Pending

Jose Augusto de Castro, President,AEB
Jose Augusto de Castro

Biography Pending

Jose Di Bella Filho
Jose Di Bella Filho
DBM Pesquisa e Projetos Ltda
  • 36 years of experience in bulk cargo and container logistics, with vast expertise in the ports sector and in sea, river, and rail transportation. Expertise gleaned at large national and international companies. CEO of PORT of SANTOS/CODESP, Regulatory and New Business Director of RUMO LOGÍSTICA/COSAN GROUP and MSC SHIPPING CO, and Deputy Secretary of SEP – Brazilian Ministry of Ports.
  • Broad experience in managing multidisciplinary teams, leading more than 1200 employees for new business development and the implementation of business-expansion investments involving leading technical and economic feasibility studies, contract negotiations and the implementation of pioneering services.
  • Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (1980), a Master's Degree in Marine Engineering from the same school (1989), and participation in extension and specialization courses in Shipping, Foreign Trade, Negotiation and Leadership.
Marja Weschenfelder
Marja Weschenfelder
Strategy & Innovation
Porto Itapoa

Biography pending.

Murillo Corrêa Barbosa
Murillo Corrêa Barbosa
ATP-Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados

Ahead of the PORT TERMINALS PRIVATE POOL - ATP, Murillo Barbosa holds the position of CEO. He served for 42 years in the Navy Brazil, during which had a strong involvement with the policy of the port sector. To be transferred to the reserve, was invited to hold the position of director of the National Waterway Transportation Agency (ANTAQ).

After serving four years in office, he has acted as a consultant in the area. During that time he was invited to take over the executive board of the Association and since the creation of the entity, in the function.

Alan Lear
Alan Lear
Strategy Consulting

Alan is currently Director at Strategy Consulting having founded the company in 2002.

He worked previously at Contrail Logistica SA acting as Commercial Director; BTP – Brasil Terminal Portuário SA as Commercial and Marketing Director; Libra Terminais S.A. as Project and Business Development Manager and Deputy Logistics Director; at Integral Transporte e Agenciamento Marítimo Ltda (Lachmann Group) as Terminal Director. In the Murchison Group (Argentina) as chief of the Port Logistics Sector and later in Brazil as Terminal Director at Murchison Terminais de Carga S.A.

Mr. Lear has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydraulics by the University of Buenos Aires – Argentina and has complemented his education with various courses, amongst others Port Administration in Rotterdam, Company Economics at FIPE, Enterprise Logistics for Executives at COPPEAD / Michigan State University and Enterprise Management at FGV.

Eduardo Greco
Eduardo Greco
Project Manager
Drewry Shipping Consultants

Eduardo Greco is a consultant with Drewry and the company's regional specialist for Latin America. He is experienced in dry bulk and container port operations, having worked for the mining company Vale for 10 years. Eduardo is knowledgeable in feasibility, design and planning of logistics and supply chain, with understanding of port-hinterland logistics networks.

Eduardo's experience in port capital projects includes participation in some major logistics infrastructure projects in Brazil, Canada, USA, Australia, Guinea, Liberia and Mozambique, where he was based for 3 years.

Eduardo holds a bachelor of Business Administration, a Computer Engineering degree and a specialisation in Port Engineering. He has also a Master of Science degree in Maritime Economics and Logistics from the Erasmus University/Rotterdam School of Management.

A Brazilian National, Eduardo's Mother Language is Portuguese

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Jose Luiz Canejo
Managing Director
PRDW Brasil Engenharia


Engineer degree from UERJ in 1979 33 years of experience in port logistics with comprehensive international experience He held executive positions at CVRD, Cooper T Smith, Servport, Brazcargo and Port Operator Petrobras, PRDW-engineering He was General Superintendent of the Victoria Harbour till nov 2011. He is currently a Director of PRDW – Port and Coastal Engineers and University professor of the Chair of Port Management

Alex Kyriakoulis
Alex Kyriakoulis
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)

Alex has a broad corporate/projects/finance practice. He has extensive experience advising on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity transactions, bond issues, fund formation (both onshore and offshore) and complex restructurings. He also regularly acts for state-owned entities and corporate clients on PPP transactions and privatisations. He advises across all sectors but focuses in particular on commodities, energy, infrastructure/real estate, and transport (maritime/aviation) transactions. Prior to joining HFW, Alex was with a Magic Circle firm in London.

Mauricio Piccinato Xavier
Mauricio Piccinato Xavier
Managing Partner
Rio Bravo Advisory

Mr. Xavier is a Managing Partner at Rio Bravo Advisory responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Financing Advisory.

Mr. Xavier has over 15 years of experience in the Brazilian and international financial markets, having worked in project finance and investment banking areas of major financial groups such as Caixa Geral de Depósitos, BNP Paribas, Bank of America and IFC (World Bank).

At Caixa Geral he developed the Project & Structured Finance department in Brazil, where he advised and financed projects totaling US$11.5 billion. He was also responsible for the coordination of the Corporate & Investment Banking teams of Caixa Geral.

At BNP Paribas, Mr. Xavier advised international clients in bids for transmission lines and energy projects in Brazil.

At Bank of America (New York, NY) he worked in the Natural Resources Group and conducted M&A and capital markets transactions for North American utilities.

At IFC (Washington, DC), Mr. Xavier was responsible for developing new structured debt products for companies in the steel sector.

Mauricio P. Xavier holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo. Attended the Leadership in Financial Organizations Program at Harvard Business School.

Agathe Gouot
Agathe Gouot
Project and Export Finance Manager

Agathe Gouot is overseeing Infrastructure, Aviation & Rail projects in South America at KfW IPEX office in Sao Paulo, working on the origination and structuring of export and project finance transactions. Prior to joining the bank, Agathe worked in the CIB structured finance team at BNP Paribas in Colombia and France. She holds an M.A. in Political Economy and a B.B.A. and is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Robert Schot
Robert Schot

Mr Schot is Manager for MTBS and is specialized in the fields of port transactions, financial modeling, economic impact analysis, business case analysis, project finance and PPP structuring. He has gained experience through numerous port and shipping related projects executed in the Netherlands and worldwide, including Canada, Croatia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Egypt, Madagascar, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and South Pacific islands.

For public authorities, he has been involved in the preparation and implementation of various large port privatisation deals. Main services provided are related to the structuring of the transaction and procurement strategy, preparation of tender documents, bid evaluations and advising clients in their negotiations with private bidders. Also on behalf of private companies, he assisted clients in the preparation of their bids, with a focus on financial modeling and financial engineering services.

Besides transaction/financial advisory skills, specific experience was acquired in the field of structuring and developing port concession contracts, defining optimal risk allocation schemes, project bankability assessments and commercial/financial due diligences.

Mr Schot is also an experienced Port PPP trainer and has provided various training courses to port specialist both in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

Mr Schot has obtained a university degree in Business Administration (MSc.) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He also passed Level 1 of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam.

Lauro Nobre Machado Moreira, Researcher -Rio De Janeiro Federal University, Consultant - Fundação Getulio Vargas, Member of the Transport and Logistics Council - Trade Association of Rio De Janeiro
Lauro Nobre Machado Moreira
Rio De Janeiro Federal University
& Consultant
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Member of the Transport and Logistics Council - Trade Association of Rio De Janeiro

Mr. Moreira holds a bachelor degree in naval science from the Brazilian Naval Academy, a master's degree in transport engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and is postgraduate in corporate law.

Mr. Moreira has experience in business management as an executive of transport companies. Is former CEO of “Barcas”, the biggest company of urban maritime transportation in the Americas and the 4th largest in the world. Has also has experience in coordinating large projects for state and federal government, such as transportation master plans and other projects involving economic and financial analysis of contracts with public transport concessionaires. Works as a researcher for Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Rodrigo Paiva

Business Development Director of Maritime & Ports for MIND. Rodrigo has worked for the main terminals and ports in Brazil, Panamá, Venezuela and Canada. Previously he worked for CH2M Hill (former Halcrow) as Maritime Manager in Brazil and also for Planave S.A. and Wilson Sons. Rodrigo is also acting as a consultant for the National Port Logistics Master Plan (PNLP).

Guilherme Peixoto
Guilherme Peixoto
Regional Director

Biography Pending

Ryan Hare
Ryan Hare
Port Development Specialist
Moffat & Nichol

Ryan Hare is a Port Development Specialist at Moffatt & Nichol, with wide-ranging experience in the technical, managerial and commercial aspects of port and marine infrastructure projects in Brazil and across the globe. Although originally from the UK, Ryan relocated to South America in 2013 due to the scale and diversity of projects on offer.

As a maritime generalist, Ryan has extensive knowledge across all facets of maritime engineering including maritime structures, coastal engineering, dredging/reclamation, navigation and port civil, utility and structural works. He has been responsible for the management and execution of major development projects, from inception to implementation, in various forms of contract, and includes all types of port facilities from dry dry and liquid bulk, general cargo, container, offshore support, small craft facilities, to sea defences and coastal protection works.

Recent work has centred on strategic planning, feasibility studies, master planning and engineering design; audits of existing terminals and operations; and due diligence advice for investment opportunities.

Karin Yamauti Hatanaka
Karin Yamauti Hatanaka
Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

Karin Yamauti Hatanaka is Partner in the areas of Project Finance, Infrastructure and Banking and Finance at Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados.

She represents banks and other financial institutions, publicly-held companies, private companies and other investors, foreign and domestic sponsors in a variety of transactions such as the financing of projects and structured transactions, including the issuance of bonds, in various areas (regulated or not) of the industry.

She holds a degree in Law from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) by King’s College University of London. She was an international associate at a major New York law firm between the years of 2003 and 2004.

Luciana Guerise
Luciana Guerise
Executive Director

Master in Science in Port Management. Coordinated the Port Management Technical course at Universidade Catolica de Santos/SP. Created the University´s port laboratory. She is currently the Executive Director at ATP – Private Port Association. Previously held the position of Technical Manager at ABTP – Brazilian POrt Association, and was Adviser to the Comercial and Development Director at Port Authority of Santos, Post graduate Professor in Port Logistics, Port Plan and Regulation


Agenda Pre-Conference
20 June 2017

18:00 - Pre-conference Ice-Breaker Drinks – 20 June 2017 at Porto Bay Hotel
Join the PFI team and meet fellow conference speakers and delegates in a relaxed environment before the conference starts.

Agenda Day 1
21 June 2017

08:30 - Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:15 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Elias Gedeon, Director, Infrastructure Department FIESP - Deinfra

Session 1: Ports and Terminals as Key Drivers for the Brazilian Economy

09:30 – Keynote Address
Dr. Adalberto Tokarski, General Director, Antaq

10:00 – Reviewing growth and opportunity in Brazil's foreign trade
José Augusto de Castro, President, AEB

10:30 – Opening Panel Session – Driving Brazil's Economy Through Trade and Transport
Moderated by: Elias Gedeon, Director, Infrastructure Department FIESP - Deinfra
Dr. Adalberto Tokarski, General Director, Antaq
José Augusto de Castro, President, AEB
Marianne Lachmann, Board of Directors, Acting President, Lachmann
Uriel de Almeida Papa, Secretary (Department of External Control – Port and Rail Infrastructure), Federal Court of Accounts (TCU)
Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP-Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados

11:15 - Tea/Coffee Break

11:45 – Structuring valuable port PPPs
• Brazil’s port development needs
• Need for successful port PPPs
• PPP & bankability: Lessons learned
Robert Schot, Manager, MTBS

12:15 – Case study: Potential and outlook for the expanded Port of Rio
Richard Klien, Chairman of the Board, Multiterminais

12:45 – RJ State development and implementation of an International Logistics Services Zone
Delmo Pinho, Subsecretary, Secretary of Transportation in the State of Rio de Janeiro

13:15 - Lunch

Session 2: Industry Trends Impacting the Future of Brazil's Ports

14:15 – Current market trends and trade volumes
• Impact of changed growth patterns for Brazil
• The future trade and traffic outlook
Eduardo Greco, Project Manager, Drewry

14:45 – Market developments in the Brazilian port sector
• Public v private
• Update on latest market developments
• Opportunities and challenges for Brazil port sector
Jose Luiz Canejo, Managing Director, PRDW Brasil Engenharia

15:15 – Brazilian ports: Demand and infrastructure gaps. Investment opportunities?
• Overview of demand for Brazilian ports
• Outlook for investment opportunities
Rodrigo Paiva, Business Developer & Port Lead Consultant, Mind

15:45 – Tea/Coffee Break

16:15 – Using advanced tools to improve terminal efficiency
• Improving terminal design
• Improving operational processes
• Automation technology reviewed – now and the future
Guilherme S. de Sá Peixoto, Regional Director, TBA

16:45 – Recent legal developments
• Decree 9,048/17
• Extensions and expansions
Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Partner, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

17:15 – The new official cost estimating system for port dredging in Brazil
• Revising budgeting and cost estimation
• New methodology
• Objectives
• Decision making support tools
• Systematisation
• First results, challenges and conclusion
Lauro Nobre Machado Moreira - Researcher - Rio De Janeiro Federal University, Consultant - Fundação Getulio Vargas, Member of the Transport and Logistics Council - Trade Association of Rio De Janeiro

17:45 – Closing Q&A

18:00 - Summary Notes Day 1, Followed by Networking Reception, at Bossa Lounge Rooftop, porto Bay

Agenda Day 2
22 June 2017

09:00 - Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
João Emilio Freire Filho, Director, MA Consultoria Ltda

Session 3: Solving Bottlenecks in the Transport Chain

09:45 – Infrastructure bottlenecks in Brazil: A focus on intermodal solutions
• Main port infrastructure deficiencies
• Intermodal solutions to address these issues
• Long term planning and execution programs
Alan Lear, Director, Strategy Consultores Associados Ltda

10:15 - Agribusiness growth x grain port logistics x port regulation
Clythio Buggenhout, Director, Cargill

10:45 - Panel Session – Solving Infrastructure Bottlenecks
Moderated by: Nelson Carlini, Chairman, LOGZ Logistica Brasil
Panelists include:
Clythio Buggenhout, Director, Cargill
José Di Bella Filho, Partner - Managing Director, DBM Pesquisa e Projetos Ltda

11:30 - Tea/Coffee Break

11:50 – Case study: Port of Itapoa
• Determinants of investment in port infrastructure
• Infrastructure project risk management
• Key drivers for future growth
Marja Weschenfelder, Strategy & Innovation, Porto Itapoá

Session 4: The Increased Role of PPP in Brazil's Port Developments

12:20 – Law 12815/2013 and the effects on private terminals
Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP-Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados

12:50 – The impact of PPPs on the Brazilian port sector
• Overview of public and private investments in the Brazilian port sector
• Investment perspectives for the next few years in Brazil
• Mobilizing investments from public and private sources; international partnerships required
Carlos Campos Neto, Head of Infrastructure Economics, IPEA

13:20 - Lunch

Session 5: Port Concessions and Bankability of Investments

14:15 – Lessons from international port transactions
Alex Kyriakoulis, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)

14:45 – Port concessions and how to secure bankability of investments
• Port concessions in Brazil
• Securing investments, need for financier's perspective
Mauricio Piccinato Xavier, Managing Partner, Rio Bravo Advisory

15:15 – Case Study: Port financing in Brazil, KfW IPEX Bank's approach
• How to attract the international investor?
• Ensuring the bankability of large scale port development project
• Valuable and enforceable concession contracts; protect both public and private sector's objectives
Agathe Gouot, Project and Export Finance Manager, KfW IPEX-Bank

15:45 – Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware
• Investing in port infrastructure can be anything but conservative. In recent years, we have witnessed successes and failures, with pension funds, private equity companies, infrastructure funds, insurance companies, terminal operators and shipping companies all having a roll of the dice. But what degree of due diligence is typically undertaken beforehand?
• Moffatt & Nichol gives the lowdown on the technical/Commercial due diligence process to ensure that a transaction proceeds seamlessly to conclusion, without any unpleasant surprises either during the negotiations or post transaction.
Ryan Hare, Port Development Specialist, Moffatt & Nichol

16:15 - Summary Notes and Conference Conclusions followed by Tea/Coffee

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

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Association Partners

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Media Partners
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ex freightbook Global Maritime Hub maritime connector
The Maritime Standard PORTOS Portos e Navios
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Delegate Info

Conference Venue: 
Porto Bay Rio International Hotel
Avenida Atlântica, 1500 – Copacabana, CEP: 22021-000 – Rio de Janeiro

Website: https://www.portobay.com/en/hotels/brazil/rio-de-janeiro-brazil/porto-bay-rio-internacional/#Section-meetings

Hotel recommendation:
Porto Bay Rio International Hotel
Avenida Atlântica, 1500 – Copacabana, CEP: 22021-000 – Rio de Janeiro

Port Finance International has secured preferential rates:
- Superior Category sgl/ dbl: BRL 370,00 + 15% of taxes
- Superior Top Floor Category sgl/ dbl: BRL425,00 + 15% of taxes
- Luxo sgl/ dbl: BRL: 590,00 + taxasfor R$450,00 + 15% of taxes per day.
(including breakfast, no refundable in case of cancelation, confirmations will be upon availability)

Code for adhesion reservations and special rates: Port Finance conference.

Reservations department phone number: +55 21 2546-8035
E-mail: reservas@portobay.com.br

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