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.

The forum will bring together key stakeholders in the port sector to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the sector, as well as how to carry out successful developments in Mexican ports, in order for them to be regarded as a strong logistics platform for international trade and a competitive international player.

The aim of the forum will bring together the major players in the port sector to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in the sector as well as how to carry out a successful development of the Mexican ports in order to it to be a logistics platform for international trade and a competitive international player.

 

DAY 1

08:30 - Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:20 Opening Address

OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS: MEXICO & LATAM
ModeratorArturo López, President Executive Committee, LATINPORTS

09:30 Mexico 2013 -2018: What does this mean to the Ports Sector
Fernando Gamboa, General Director of Public Works and Ports Administration, SCT

09:50 Outlook of economy, logistics and ports in Latin America 
Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping at International Transport Forum (ITF), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

10:10 Infrastructure Investments: Examining LATAM ports potential - current capacity and expansion demand
Ricardo Sanchez, Natural Resources & Infrastructure Division, UN- ECLAC

10:30 Questions & Answers

10:45 Coffee Break

OUTLOOK FOR MEXICAN PORTS & NEW PORT DEVELOPMENTS

11:15 Investment, financing and development: What are the current projects in the pipeline?
Fernando Ramírez, General Director Adj. of Maratime – Ports Priortity Projects, Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT)

11:35 Basis for Greenfield Port Developments
German Tirado Moralia, President, Association of Port Terminals (ATOP)

11:55 Port of Matamoros development 
Vicente Saint Martin, General Director, Port of Matamoros (Tamaulipas)

12:15 Bankability of new ports projects in Mexico
Carlos Mier y Terán, Subdirector de Puertos, Aeropuertos y Turismo, BANOBRAS

12:35 Questions & Answers

CHALLENGES & CONSIDERATIONS FOR MEXICAN PORTS DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Francisco Orozco, President, Mexican Association of Shipping (AMANAC)

12:45 The new Mexican ports regulatory structures & regulatory risks
Agnes Celis Roca, Partner, Celis, Mondragón & Asociados, S.C.

13:10 Port and terminal investment: The keys to financing and PPPs and supply and demand indexs 
Arturo López, President, Altamira Terminal Portuaria (ATP)

13:30 Rail infrastructure needs for ports in order to increase intermodal transport 
Fernando Ramos Casas, President, Mexican Association of Intermodal Transport (AMTI)

13:50 Questions & Answers

14:00 Lunch

UK EXPERTISE IN PORTS SECTOR

15:15 Panel Discussion: UK Expertise in ports developement

Moderator: Fernando Estandia, Head of Financial Services – Security and Infrastructure, UK Trade & Investment

  • Steve Williams, Deputy Managing Director, Fugro Seacore Ltd.
  • Stephen Richardson, Group Manager, Coastal Structures, HR Wallingford
  • Gerardo Ibarra, Regional Sales Manager, IndigoVision
  • Ben Matellini, Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Simon McDermott, Business Development Director, Loksys Solutions Ltd
  • Christopher Leonard, Commercial Manager, Nectar Group Ltd
  • Matias Adam, Managing Director for Mexico & Central America, Schneider-Electric (formerly Invensys)

16:30 Coffee Break

ALLIANCES, INTEGRATION & DEVELOPEMENT

17:00 Mexico’s position and role in a changing ocean shipping business: New alliances and bigger ships, Caribbean & Pacific transshipment, and getting across Central America
Robert West, Principal Strategist - Ports & Marine Terminals for US & Latin America, WorleyParsons

17:20 Latin American Ports: Challenges & Prospects 
Bernardo Uribe, Director de Projects & Procurement, ICTSI

17:40 Intermodal corridor development linked to Mexican ports
Carlos Martner Peyrelongue, Transport Integration Coordinator, Mexican Institute of Transport

18:00 Redesign and expansion of existing ports terminals 
TBC, Gulftainer Co. Ltd.

18:20 Questions & Answers

18:30 Closing remarks & Drinks reception

 

DAY 2

08:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:15 Opening Remarks
Moderator: Rodolfo Sabonge, Senior Expert Advisor - Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

FINANCING & INVESTMENT

09:20 Case Study: Financing of TPP Bulk Terminal in Lazaro Cardenas
Stefan Blum, Director of the Mexican Representative Office Director, DEG

09:40 Panel Discussion: Attractive Financing Schemes 
Moderator: Rodolfo Sabonge, Senior Expert Advisor - Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company
Felipe Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio de Ugarte, Member of the Regional Advisory Council, The Abraaj Group LATAM
Luis Dosal, Director of Projects, BANOBRAS 
Frank Breitenbach, Ports Sector Specialist, KfW IPEX-Bank
Beatriz Yera, Commercial Manager, APM Terminal (Lazaro Cardenas)

11:00 Questions & Answers

11:15 Coffee Break

MESOAMERICAN & CENTRAL AMERICAN CASE STUDIES

11:45 PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Julián Palacio, Executive Director, LATINPORTS

  • Mesoamerican project: Integration of Mexico, Central America & Colombia

Jesus Schucry Giacoman, In charge of the General Direction of de la Dirección General de Cooperación con Mesoamérica y el Caribe, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE)

  • Panamá: Canal enlargement and logistic ports development

Oscar Bazán, VP of Planning & Commercial Development Comercial, Panama Canals Authority

  • Nicaragua: The Grand Canal

Virgilio Silva, Executive President, National Ports Company

  • Opportunities for inter-modality in Meso-America: The Land-bridge of Guatemala

Enrique Uribarri, Maritime & Waterways Project Manager & B D Latam, Royal HaskoningDHV

  • Costa Rica: Mega-port of the Atlantic and interoceanic dry canal

Rogelio Douglas, General Manager, APM Terminals Moin


13:45 Questions & Answers

14:00 Lunch

PORT PLANNING & INTEGRATION: OPTIMIZATION, EFFICIENCY & EFFICACY

15:00 The importance of effective and correct planning in order to ensure efficiency and efficacy of ports projects 
Rodolfo Sabonge
, Senior Expert Advisor - Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

15:20 Port planning for results
Arturo Cors, Director Comercial Adjunto – Proyectos Portuarios, CIMESA

15:40 The role of research and technological development for infrastructure and for logistic and ports operations 
Jose San Martin Romero, General Director, Mexican Institute of Transport

16:00 Questions & Answers

16:15 Closing Remarks and end of conference

 

Registration is closed.

 

Venue
Centro Asturiano de Mexico
Edificio Sociocultural
Arquímedes no.4
Col. Chapultepec Morales
11570, México D.F.
tel. 5281 0024 / 5281 0141
fax: 5281 3546

Venue web link
http://www.centroasturianomexico.com/edificio-sociocultural.html

Map
http://goo.gl/euCPby

The venue does not provide any accommodation therefore please check agoda.com for hotels nearby the conference venue:
http://www.agoda.com/city/mexico-city-mx.html

Accommodation 

The venue does not provide accommodation therefore we have arranged special rates with the hotel below.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City 
The special rate agreed:

  • MXN 2,200        King / Twin Single or Double
  • MXN 2,980        Club Single or Double

Plus 16% taxes & 3% Lodging Tax per room per night.

Please quote: Port Finance International - Cassat when booking the accommodation to receive the special rate.

Check in time is at 15.00 and check out time is 13.00,
Any change or cancellation must be received before 16:00 the day before arrival at the hotel.

Please email: mexhr.reservations@hyatt.com
Contact: (5255) 5283 8787
Fax: + (5255) 50831235

 

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