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.

The conference will consider how best to consolidate and sustain this growth in Asia’s booming ports sector. Discussion will focus on consumer and macroeconomic trends driving Asia’s maritime sector and how targeted infrastructure investment can strengthen the Asian service network and supply chains. We will seek to understand the role of strategic alliances in port development and where the investor stands in port project dynamics.

We will draw on case studies to highlight the key developments and opportunities for investment and partnership in the ASEAN ports sector. With a particular focus on Indonesia's influx of new port concessions.


Day 1 - 8th December 2014

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Mark Millar, Managing Partner, M Power Associates

10:00 An Overview of Asian Port Developments and Outlook 

  • Consolidating Asia’s booming growth

Jason Chiang, Director, Drewry

10:30 Tea/Coffee Break

Session One: Strengthening the Asian Service Network

11:00 How Terminals Cope With Growth?

  • An introduction to Gulftainer
  • Growth pattern in the Gulf
  • Impact of growth on ports
  • Preparing for the next wave

Richard Szuflak, Finance and Investment Director, Gulftainer Company Limited

11:30 Indonesia as a case study

  • Greenfield developments in the region

Mark Yong, Associate Director, BMT Asia Pacific

12:00 Port Automation – AGV Systems
Tok Soon Chong
, Executive Director, Engineering, Portek
Tsutomu Hakeda, Executive Director of Global Logistics, Portek

12:30 Question & Answer Session

13:00 Lunch

Session Two: Managing Challenges in Asia’s Ports and Terminal Developments

14:00 Improving Productivity in Bulk Liquid Ports and Terminals 

  • Trends in the bulk liquid market in Asia. 
  • Rising to the challenges  
  • Taking planning to another level
  • Managing your information 
  • The communication process  
  • The future starts now 

 Mike Beviss, Director Special Projects, Eastport Global Pte

14:30 Controlling Risk and Insurance in Asian Port Projects

  • Key insurance issues relating to the development of ports and terminals
  • Focus on project control, operational issues, concessions

Andrew Webster, Partner, JLT

15:00 Tea/Coffee Break

15:30  Key trends in Port M&As and Deal Flow
Julian Smith, Adviser, PWC

Session Three: Financing Initiatives in Asia’s Ports

16:00 Equity Investors View on the Asian Ports Sector

  • A shareholder's opinion
  • Asian investment landscape

Parash Jain, Regional Transport Analyst, HSBC

16:30 Panel Discussion - Financing Initiatives in Asia’s Ports
Panellists include session speakers plus:
Dhrubajyoti Das, Managing Director, Growwealth Capital Private Ltd.
Julian Smith, Adviser, PWC

17:00 Summary Notes Followed by Networking Reception until 19:00

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


Day 2 - 9th December 2014

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Andrew Webster
, Partner, JLT

09:45 Keynote Address: Markets and Growth Opportunities in the APAC region

  • Short introduction to APM Terminals and Maersk Group
  • Port development: Markets and growth opportunities in the APAC region

Jan Damgaard Sorensen, Chief Financial Officer - Asia Pacific Region, APM Terminals

Session Four: Myanmar Market Focus

10:15 Structuring Investment in Myanmar Ports
Thilawa Port Terminal BOTs and Boustead/Wah Seong’s Investment in Myanmar Integrated Ports Limited

  • How are BOTs structured for port terminals in Myanmar?
  • What are the economic and fiscal terms of port BOTs with the Myanmar Port Authority?
  • How to acquire an interest in a Myanmar company that holds a port terminal BOT or land lease?
  • Which are the typical points of concern in port infrastructure joint venture agreements?
  • Special issues for Thilawa port and jetty leases   
  • What are the licenses and approvals needed for storage and transport of fuel?

Edwin Vanderbruggen, Partner, VDB Loi

Session Five: Spotlight on Indonesian Port Development

10:45 Port Developments in Indonesia

  • Progress on New Priok, when will New Priok Container Terminal 1 be operations
  • Surabaya and its new capacity
  • The difference in capability between New Priok and new capacity in Surabaya
  • The Maritime Toll Road, The Pendulum Services and  associated Container Terminals and Feeder Ports
  • How the proposed port developments across Indonesia will control logistics costs in the region

Mark Womersley, General Manager, Sea Port Consultants Asia

11:15 Tea/Coffee Break

11:45 Cikarang Dry Port – Indonesia, Connectivity toward the 2015 Asean Economic Community

  • Regional trade and connectivity in ASEAN Ports
  • Where Indonesia fits into ASEAN ports framework
  • Cikarang Dry Port as a case study

Benny Woenardi, Director, Cikarang Dry Port

12:15 New Priok – A $2.5b Billion Case Study in the Making

  • Timeline from concept to delivery
  • Update on progress

David Adams, Chief Financial Officer, IPC Port Developer

12:45 Panel Session: An Indonesian Ports Overview

  • Key greenfield projects and facility upgrades in Indonesia
  • Rapid development of port concessions in Indonesia
  • How shipping lines can capitalise on this rapid growth
  • Influence on regional shipping patterns

Panellists Include: 
David Adams, Chief Financial Officer, IPC Port Developer
David Wignall, Managing Director, David Wignall Associates
Benny Woenardi, Director, Cikarang Dry Port
Moderated by Mark Yong, Associate Director, BMT Asia Pacific

13:30 Closing notes followed by Lunch

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


Registration is closed.


Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Conference located on Level 3, Room 304
Address: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore, 039593
Map of Venue (On page 14 of the brochure): http://ebrochure.panpacific.com/singapore/

Pan Pacific Singapore

Accommodation Address: Pan Pacific Singapore (linked to Suntec by a covered walkway)
7 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square
Singapore 039595
Tel:  +65 6336 8111
Fax: +65 6339 1861

Special accommodation rates are available please quote Port Finance International Event for the special rate when making your reservation.
Pan Pacific Singapore accommodation will provide direct access to the conference venue via a sky bridge.

  • Deluxe Room – S$300++/$320++ per room per night                  (Available 6th -10th December)
    (single/twin occupancy and inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and in-room WIFI access)

Please note when booking the accommodation your credit card details will be taken as a guarantee.
Please book before 6th November to secure special rates.

Reservation telephone: +65 6336 8111
Email: reserve.ppsin@panpacific.com

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Please note that Port Finance International cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local Embassy or Consulate. For further information please visit:


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