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.

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


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