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Port Finance International's African Ports Opportunities 2014

  • 28 - 29 January 2014 | Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London

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PARTICIPATE | SPEAK | SPONSOR

Price: 
Standard Price - £1095 / €1295

Save the date in your diaries and contact us using the methods below to register your interest:

Narges Jodeyri
Email: narges@portfinanceinternational.com
Phone: +44 20 7017 3406 (Worldwide)

Registration Enquires from UK:
Patrick Schweitezer
Email: patrick@portfinanceinternational.com
Phone: + 44 207 017 3411

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Port Reforms, Expansion and Efficiency in Africa

Africa’s ports sector is booming, thanks to growing trade and investment. And as imports and exports grow, increased capacity is an urgent requirement. Projects are under way throughout the continent in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and many other locations. These projects could assist in connecting the entire African region to international markets, and help propel the countries' economies. It is predicted that investment in port projects in Africa will exceed US$10 billion.

But there are multiple challenges ahead. Port developments in neighbouring states are leading to increased competition. And each country has its own issues, particularly in transport infrastructure such as road and rail services, leading to further challenges in regional integration. Efficiency is key – and there are significant opportunities here to help these developments achieve their full potential, and ensure on going sustainable operations.

This highly focused event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as a strong focus on the impact of these developments and the wider implications. Port Finance International's African Port Opportunities 2014 will place a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports.

Kindly sponsored by

gulftainer2

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Sproule, Director, Project Finance, Africa, Advisory and Infrastructure Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Alec Martin, Principal Consultant - Impact Assessment and Planning, ERM
  • Andrew Webster, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)
  • Boudewijn Jansen, Senior Consultant, RebelGroup
  • Crawford Burden, Head of Transport Transaction Due Diligence, Arup
  • Dr. Khalid Bichou, Port and Transport Logistics Advisor
  • Dr. Lars Stemmler, Structuring & Execution, Rail - Infrastructure EMEA, HSH Nordbank AG
  • Dr. Rainer Scholl, Partner, Technical Assistance and Management, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH
  • Edwin Dekker, Owner, Partner and Associate, Seaport Group International
  • Eleanor Hadland, Managing Consultant, Market Sector Leader – Maritime, URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
  • Eric Melet, Managing Director, Development & Concessions, Bolloré Africa Logistics
  • Jay New, Commercial Director, Gulftainer Company Limited
  • Nishal Sooredoo, Senior Consultant, Drewry
  • Olaf Merk, Manager Port-Cities Programme, Organisation for Cooperation & Development (OECD)
  • Paul van Eulem, Director, MTBS
  • Romain Py, Managing Director, Baobab Capital & Independent Director, Global Ports Holding
  • Steve Cameron, Marine Director, RTI Forensics
  • Steve Wray, Senior Consultant, Ocean Shipping Consultants, Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Sylvie Doutres, Partner, DsG Consultants

Key topics to be covered will include:

  • Market intelligence on Africa’s ports expansions and developments
  • Investment opportunities in the region
  • Port PPPs investment & financing
  • Expectations from exporters and shipping lines
  • Infrastructure requirements for success
  • Competition or collaboration?
  • Transport capacity and efficiency planning
  • Ports and logistics planning – happy bedfellows?
  • Managing the bottlenecks
  • What effects will the mega carriers/P3 Alliance have?
  • Opportunities for re-design/expansion of existing ports and terminals
  • Building sustainability into port operations
  • Integrating ports, inland terminals and logistics network to improve supply chain performance
  • Integrated port solutions - innovative solutions to operational challenges
  • Technologies for efficiency and optimization in terminals
  • Complex IT project implementation 


The agenda is currently being updated and will follow shortly. For more information please contact cathy@portfinanceinternational.com

Reasons to Attend

  • Examine developments in the market place
  • Recognize key opportunities for your business
  • Maximise your position in the market
  • Meet potential business partners
  • Create unique business advantages
  • Hear case studies and best practice solutions from industry leaders
  • Network with your industry peers to exchange ideas & gain knowledge


Who should attend?

This unique conference will look at African port developments both from an investment and strategic viewpoint, as well as a focus on operational concerns.

We invite executive level participants to join us from

  • Government/Industry Bodies
  • Port Authorities
  • Port & Terminal Operators
  • Banks & Investors
  • EPC Companies
  • Port Equipment & Technology Suppliers
  • Shipping Lines
  • Marine Services
  • Legal & Insurance Firms
  • Exporters and Freight Forwarders


Who are we?

Port Finance International is a leading information provider to the global ports and terminals sector. The website provides up to date news, features and analysis relating to finance, investment, operations and developments in the ports sector worldwide.

The respected PFI conferences are attended by some the industry’s foremost experts and organisations and are held in strategic locations around the world. These give the participants an overview of the opportunities and challenges of port developments and investments in each market and a chance to meet and network with market leaders and benefit from ground breaking news and research.

Companies who have participated in previous PFI conferences and training programmes include:

3i plc - AECOM - APG Asset Management - APM Terminals - Arcus Infrastructure Services LLP – Arup – Associated British Ports - Balfour Beatty - Baltic Ports Organization - Beckett Rankine - Bircham Dyson Bell - Bird & Bird – BMT Transport Solutions - Boskalis International BV - BPA (British Ports Association) - Brookfield Asset Management - Buss Group GmbH - Capital Partners Worldwide - Cirrus Oil Services - Clyde & Co – Cooper Gay & Co. - Copenhagen Malmö Port AB - Cripps Sears & Partners – CTS - Dexia Bank SA - Dighi Port – Dover Harbour Board - DP World - Drewry Shipping Consultants - ECORYS Nederland BV - EISER Infrastructure – ESPO - Eurochem Corporation - European Investment Bank – Euroports - Forth Ports PLC - Freeport of Riga Authority - G4S - Ghent Port Company - GHK International – Gulftainer - Haven Gateway Partnership – Hochtief - Holman Fenwick Willan - HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH - HSH Nordbank – ICTSI - Industry Funds Management - Infrastructure Development Finance Company - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - International Finance Corporation - J.P. Morgan – Jardine Lloyd Thompson - Kaveh Marine & Port Services – Lonrho Plc - M&G Investments - Marine And Coastal Construction

 

Day 1

Day 1 - 28 January 2014 - Outlook & Scenarios for Port & Terminal Development in Africa

08:30 - Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee 

09:30 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Steve Cameron, Marine Director, RTI Forensics

10:00 - First Impressions can be Misleading

  • Looking closely at the potential in Africa
  • Opportunities in different types of ports to suit different needs
  • Lessons learned from the UAE and forecasts for the future
  • Mechanisms to promote development
  • Future scenarios

Jay New, Commercial Director, Gulftainer Company Limited

10:30 - Key Trends and Future Outlook of the African Container Port Industry

  • Global throughput dynamics
  • Containership developments – implications for ports
  • The African market
  • African operating ownership
  • Major port developments in Southern Africa

Nishal Sooredoo, Senior Consultant, Drewry

11:00 - Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 - The Global Container Ship Size Revolution and the Impact on Ports/Terminals and Shipping Lines in Africa
Steve Wray, Ocean Shipping Consultants, Royal Haskoning DHV

12:00 - Ports in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Challenges to port performance
  • Economic development potential of ports
  • Case: Durban, South Africa

Olaf Merk, Manager Port-Cities Programme, Organisation for Cooperation & Development (OECD)

12:30 - West African Ports: Time for a Change?

  • Regional overview
  • Recent port developments
  • New terminals: will shipping patterns change?

Dr. Rainer Scholl, Partner, Technical Assistance and Management,HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Andrew Webster, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)

Session: Finance & Investment Scenarios for Optimum Development

14:10 - Requirements for Successful Port Financings from a Lender´s Perspective

  • Typical financing structures of Western European port projects and their applicability for African projects
  • Analysis on the required quality of key ingredients to port financings such as concessions and off-take agreements as well as on deal-specific structural issues
  • Current developments on financing markets will be taken into account
  • Increasing availability of liquidity drives the increasing involvement of capital markets in ports as an attractive asset class

Dr. Lars Stemmler, Structuring & Execution, Rail - Infrastructure EMEA, HSH Nordbank AG

14:40 - African Port Opportunities - The Investor's Viewpoint

  • Investing in African Infrastructure
  • Contrasting the experience from different markets
  • How can this be applied to Africa?

Romain Py, Managing Director, Baobab Capital & Independent Director, Global Ports Holding

15:10 - Financing of Ports in Africa

  • Key criteria for successful private port financings in Africa
  • Illustrated by successful case studies

Alan Sproule, Director, Project Finance, Africa, Advisory and Infrastructure Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

15:40 - Tea/Coffee Break

16:00 - Identifying Critical Success Factors to Boost Public Private Partnerships (PPP) In the African Ports Market

  • Why deliver new port infrastructure via PPP
  • The critical path to a successful PPP
  • Lessons learnt from the market
  • Lessons learnt from Arup’s experience

Crawford Burden, Head of Transport Transaction Due Diligence, Arup

16:30 - Implementing Greenfield Port Projects on the African Continent

  • Structuring: The port development & management company model
  • Financing: sources & securities
  • Case: The Ibom Deep Sea Port project, Nigeria

Paul van Eulem, Director, MTBS

17:00 - Port and Terminal Investments – Key Issues for PPPs and Financing in African Ports
Dr. Khalid Bichou, Port and Transport Logistics Advisor

17:30 - Closing Notes followed by Networking Drinks until 19:00

Day 2

Day 2 – 29 January 2014

Session: Scenarios & Models for Successful Development

08:30 - Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Steve Cameron
, Marine Director, RTI Forensics 

09:45 - Transactions, PPP and Funding

  • Port model trends
  • Value for money and financing
  • Transaction lessons

Boudewijn Jansen, Senior Consultant, RebelGroup

10:15 - Ports and Terminals Efficiency in Africa

  • Case study productivity improvements
  • Applied successful methodologies
  • Results, highlights, and lowlights

Edwin Dekker, Owner, Partner and Associate, Seaport Group International

10:45 - Morocco as a Logistics Hub for Maritime Trade with Sub-Saharan Countries

  • Position of Morocco in Africa
    • Historical and economical links
    • A proactive involvement of Morocco State in logistics development
      • National policy for logistics
    • Banks and private sector development in Africa
    • Main trade exchanges
  • Moroccan port national system
    • General overview
    • On-going port projects
    • Tanger Med development
  • Using Morocco as a hub to Sub-Saharan countries
    • Pro / con

Sylvie Doutres, Partner, DsG Consultants

11:15 - Tea/Coffee Break

Session: Port & Terminal Planning for Efficiency, Competition & Optimisation

11:45 - Efficiency, Competition & Optimisation – How Ports & Terminals Can Satisfy Lines’ Demands*

12:15 - Risk Insights in Ports & Terminals – Focus on Africa

  • Looking at key Insurance issues relating to the development and operation of ports and terminals. Specifically focussed on:
  • Wet works
  • Project control
  • Operational issues
  • Concessions

Andrew Webster, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)

12:45 - Lunch

13:50 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Andrew Webster, Partner, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)

14:00 - The Role of the Lender’s Technical Advisor

  • Identifying project risks
  • Providing comfort to the lenders with regard to these risks

Eleanor Hadland, Managing Consultant, Market Sector Leader - Maritime, URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited

14:30 - Environmental and Social Risk in Port & Terminal Projects in Africa

  • Project lending/ implementation and social licence to operate

Alec Martin, Principal Consultant - Impact Assessment and Planning, ERM

15:00 - Closing Address: The Infrastructure Challenge in Africa’s Ports*
Eric Melet, Managing Director, Development & Concessions, Bolloré Africa Logistics

15:30 - Summary Notes and Close of Conference followed by Tea/Coffee

*Please note speakers/sessions and topics may be subject to change. Port Finance International reserves the right to amend or cancel sessions as required. 

Delegate Information

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
Address: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7937 7211
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7937 7100
Website:http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornetarakensington/

Map of Venue: 
http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornetarakensington/hotel-location/

Where is it taking place?
The Port Finance International conference is being held at Copthorne Tara Hotel London. The hotel is 5 minutes away from the High street Kensington tube station. (Turn left when exiting the tube station and then first left again down Wrights Lane).

The conference facilities will provide delegates with access to some of London’s most interesting and historic sights including Kensington palace. It is minutes away from the shops and museums of Kensington and Knightsbridge and just 20 minutes from London's West End.

Accommodation
Special accommodation rates are available please quote the code PFIC280114 for the special rate:

  • Superior Double Room single occupancy £120 (Available 27th – 29th Jan)
  • Double Occupancy £130 (Available 27th – 29th Jan)

Rates are inclusive breakfast & VAT
Please note when booking the accommodation your credit card details will be taken as a guarantee.
Please book before 28th December to secure special rates.

Reservation telephone: +44 (0) 20 7937 7211
Email: reservations.tara@millenniumhotels.co.uk

For more information about this hotel please go to: 
http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornetarakensington/hotel-rooms/

Alternatively other accommodation options: 
http://www.agoda.com/europe/united_kingdom/london.html

Transportation options
The hotel is located within walking distance of Kensington High Street and has many different transport links nearby, including High Street Kensington Underground Station, which is three minutes away. It is also close to Earls Court.

Airport
The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington offers easy access, by car or tube, from London Heathrow Airport.

Transport links:

London Heathrow Airport  
By train 30 minutes
By car 30 minutes
Gatwick Airport  
By train 50 minutes
By car 1 hour 15 minutes
Underground  
High Street Kensington 3 minutes
Earl's Court 15 minutes

Visa
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.

Register

Price:
Standard Price - £1095 / €1295

15% off for the second delegate and 25% off for the third and each subsequent delegate from the same company.

Payment methods
Our prices are set in UK Stirling. Direct bank transfers in US Dollars, Euros or UK Sterling only (net of all bank charges) are accepted without any surcharges.
Credit card payments are accepted in UK Sterling, Euros or US Dollars only via PayPal. UK companies are subject to 20% VAT charge.

 

Sponsors & Partners

Gold Sponsor

JLT


Bronze Sponsor

Sponsor-Gulftainer


Associate Sponsor

worleyparsons


Media Partners

Mediapartner-Petrofinder

Mediapartner-Petrofinder

africanbusinesscom

africanbusinesscom

marketsandmarkets

rnr

smi

portworld

ship2shore

intermanger

jura

international foreign trade

worldoilis

international foreign trade

Mediapartner-NABC

Mediapartner-PDP

 

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