Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum

Day One: Monday, 2 April 2018

08:30       Registration and welcome refreshments

PLENARY SESSIONS

09:00       Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Koran

09:05       Welcome remarks from IQPC

09:10       Global keynote: Technology impact on infrastructure and approach to risk mitigation
                Ravi Suri, Partner, Global Head - Infrastructure Finance, KPMG

09:30       Welcome remarks from
                His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, UAE

09:40       Global Infrastructure Congress Awards

09:55       Welcome remarks from the Host Sponsor

10:15       Ribbon cutting and VIP exhibition tour

10:20       Speed networking

10:30       Networking break

11:00       Breakout and start of individual forums

MARITIME LANDSCAPE: FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

11:00       Government keynote: The role of the Federal Transport Authority in achieving the National 2021 Vision of creating the number 1 port infrastructure in the world
                H.E. Hessa Bint Ahmed Al Malek, Marine Transport Executive Director, Federal Transport Authority

11:10       Government keynote: Overview on Dubai maritime strategic directions
                Nawfal Al Jourani, Chief Officer, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office

INTERNATIONAL INSIGHTS AND BEST PRACTICES REVEALED

11:30       Project spotlight: Latest developments of the King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia
                Rayan Qutub, CEO, King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia

11:50       International insights: Port of Amsterdam - Digitalisation strategies for a smart, clean and efficient port
                Arjan Kampman, Head of Digital & IT, Port of Amsterdam

12:10       InfraX talk: Reserved for GIC partner

12:30       Networking lunch

PORT COMPETIVENESS: STAYING ON TOP

13:30       Regional insights: Outlining the new developments at Suez Canal
                H.E. Admiral Abd El Kader Darwish, Suez Canal Zone Vice Chairman, General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone

13:50       Regional insights: The opportunities and challenges of Salalah Port’s strategic location in increasing competitiveness and expanding the port's infrastructure
                Capt Sukhdev Singh, Harbour Master and General Manager, Salalah Port, Oman

14:10       Regional insights: Insights from the busiest port in the Middle East
                To be presented by a senior representative at DP World

14:30       Regional insights: Pushing your competitiveness forward with technology – case study from the first semi-automated container port in the region
                To be presented by a senior representative at Abu Dhabi Ports

15:00       End of forum day one

Day Two: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

08:30       Registration and welcome refreshments

REGIONAL CASE STUDIES AND PROJECTS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES DISCUSSED

09:00       Industry insights: The integrated coastal management zones
                Mustafa Issa Elwazani, Senior Port Specialist, Federal Transport Authority, UAE

09:20       Project spotlight: Mubark Alkabeera Hup Port – The future of developing to a leading international port
                Captain Tawfiq Shehab, Assistant Marine Operations Manager, Kuwait Ports Authority

09:40       Project spotlight: The future development of the inland waters and marinas around Abu Dhabi
                Eng. Khalid Al Qubaisi, Director, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi

10:00       InfraX talk: Reserved for GIC partner

10:20       Networking break

THE FUTURE OF CREATING STATE-OF-THE-ART PORT AND MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE

10:50       Regional insights: Abu Dhabi Ports’ vital role in safeguarding its marine environment and coastlines
                Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager - Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports

11:10       Regional insights: The impact of quality port infrastructure on ensuring safety of the terminal and port – The case of Aqaba Port
                Feras Altaweil, Head of HSSE, Aqaba Container Terminal

11:30       Next-gen innovator session: Using the latest technologies to create optimum port safety and efficiency
                To be presented by a senior representative at DP World

11:50       Regional insights: The importance of expanding and growing to keep up with the demands of the industry and remain competitive – Future plans of Sohar Port
                Mahdi Al Lawatia, Manager Assets Development, Sohar Port

12:10       Networking lunch

ECO PORTS – CREATING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

13:10       Project spotlight: Ensuring and implementing environmental protections whilst developing a world-class bunkering port
                Captain Tamer Masood, Harbour Master, Fujairah Port

13:30       Industry insights: Overcoming reoccurring challenges – designing and constructing sustainable infrastructure
                Hassan Alkalifah, Senior Structural Engineer, Saudi Aramco

13:50       Industry insights: Marine conservation challenges and innovations for ensured sustainability
                Eng. Amran Mohjamed Al Kamzaari, Director of Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Ministry of Environment & Climate Affairs, Oman

14:10       Regional insights: Solving one of the costliest challenges - Increasing the durability and service life of concrete marine and coastal structures in the GCC countries
                Dr. Mohamad Nagi, Director of Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Centre, American University of Dubai

14:30       End of forum day two

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.