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Port Finance International Brazil 2015

  • 4 & 5 March 2015 | Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio, Rio de Janeiro | Languages:

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Brazilian ports are the gateways to more than 80% of goods imported and exported by the country. Investing in the port sector is an on-going priority in Brazil, which is export-dependent for much of its economic growth. But the country's ports are underdeveloped by global standards. "The port sector is critical to our country's development, and so we must consolidate ideas that can remove obstacles to the growth, as well as create conditions for increased port capacity and competitiveness in the global market", said Wilen Manteli, the President of the Brazilian Association of Port Terminals (ABTP).

To this end a series of proposals has been delivered, aimed at investing some 44bn reais (US$19.6bn) in the sector within the next 10 years. While international operators, such as APM Terminals, have highlighted the need for "realistic and practical concession terms" to encourage Foreign Direct Investment.

More than a year ago, the law was passed intending to clear up irregularities and inconsistencies – but this has been criticized by many and has led to many delays in concession bids, and there is still an up-hill struggle to bring continuity to Brazil's ports sector. Because of what many experts claim was "a badly drawn up piece of legislation", the expected US$24 billion investment into this ailing port infrastructure has not yet materialised.

With President Dilma having won a second term in office, this has heralded many questions about how she, and her government, can turn around a difficult economy.  There is an expectation that the situation must change and these bids must now be realised. Brazil’s logistics infrastructure is also under scrutiny as well as the ability of the terminal sector to handle the growth in vessel size, as well as the continuing formation of alliances between shipowners, leading to fewer, but larger, ships demanding deeper berths and access channels.

Where does leave the country's port development programme? What options do investors have? What impact are these reforms, laws and delays to expansion plans having on key port actors - the shippers and carriers?

Come March 2015, together with an Executive Advisory Committee made up of some the leading experts in Brazil’s ports sector, Port Finance International aims to answers these questions – and more – and look to the future by bringing key players from the private sector, key regulators, government bodies and the international community together to debate the future and investment potential of Brazil's port plans.​

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Senior Representative, Special Ports Ministry (SEP)
  • Fernando Fonseca, Director, ANTAQ
  • Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP - Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados
  • Claudio Loureiro de Souza, Executive Director, Centronave
  • Nelson Luiz Carlini,  Chairman, LOGZ Logistica Brasil
  • Jose Luiz Canejo, Managing Director, Log&Port
  • Elias Gedeon, Director, Notre Dame Consulting/FIESP
  • Joao Emilio Freire Filho, Executive Director, Comissão Portos
  • Wagner de Sousa Moreira, Technical Director, ABTP
  • Matheus Miller, Executive Secretary, ABTRA
  • Marcelo Procopio, Commercial Director, Sepetiba Tecon
  • Stephen Leeming, Associate, JLT
  • Patricio Junior, CEO, Port of Itapoa
  • Luiza Bublitz, Commercial Director, Mercosul Line
  • Peter Grangaard Gyde, CEO, Maersk Line Brazil
  • Alexander Schober, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
  • Carlos Campos Neto, Planning and Research Analyst, IPEA - Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada
  • Luis Fernando Resano, Executive Vice President, Syndarma
  • João Augusto de Castro Neves, Director - Latin America, Eurasia Group
  • Yvo A. Saanen, Managing Director and Founder, TBA
  • Lorène Grandidier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric
  • Michel Donner, Senior Advisor, Drewry
  • Robert Grantham, Consultant, Datamar Consulting
  • Thomaz Favaro, Senior Analyst, Latin America, Control Risks
  • Jorge Sere, Capital Projects & Infrastructure Division - Latin America Coordinator, PwC
  • Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Partner, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados
  • Dr. Rodrigo Marchioli, Partner, Marchioli & Minas, Founder, CBAM - Brazilian Center for Maritime Arbitration
  • Christian Meyer, Managing Consultant, Lufthansa Consulting GmbH
  • Rodrigo Paiva, Business Developer & Port Lead Consultant, Mind
  • Germaine Robinson, private consultant - GLR Services, attached to BTP


Key topics to be covered during the conference will include:

  • Election fever and the impact on Brazil’s ports sector
  • Reviewing the new ports legislation in Brazil
  • How is the private sector reacting to port sector opportunities?
  • Eliminating barriers in port developments
  • Accelerating growth and the key to attracting more investment
  • Case studies and comparisons: Port PPPs and financing
  • Managing the legal and bureaucratic challenges
  • The commodities boom – driving port expansion and changing the face of port development

Day 1

Day 1 - Wednesday 4th March 2015

08:30 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Robert Grantham, Consultant, Datamar Consulting

09:45 Keynote Address 1 – Brazil’s Ports Law - An Update
An update on the planned investments and perspectives of port sector growth. This session will cover issues such as overdue lease contracts or win by 2017; early renewals of leases and the granting of private use terminals.
Fernando Fonseca, Director, ANTAQ

10:15 Latest Private Sector Investment Opportunities Nelson
Luiz Carlini, Chairman, LOGZ Logistica Brasil

10:40 Tea/Coffee Break

Session 1: Economic and Political Outlook Impacting Commercial Planning

11:00 The Political and Economic Challenges facing Brazil’s New Government
João Augusto de Castro Neves, Director - Latin America, Eurasia Group

11:30 Election Fever – the Impact on Brazil’s Ports Sector
Elias Gedeon, Director, Notre Dame Consulting/FIESP

11:50 Balancing Labor Challenges with the New Port Law
Joao Emilio Freire Filho, Executive Director, Comissão Portos

12:15 A Comparative Analysis of the Public and Private Ports Sector

  • Merits and limitations of public and private ports

Jose Luiz Canejo, Managing Director, Log&Port

12:40 Lunch

Session 2: Factors Driving Brazil’s Ports & Terminals Expansion & Planning

14:00 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Elias Gedeon, Director, Notre Dame Consulting/FIESP

14:10 Overview of the Brazilian Shipping Sector

  • Bulk and containers
  • Where are we, where are we moving to?

Robert Grantham, Consultant, Datamar Consulting

14:35 Larger Vessels Putting Pressure on the Container Industry

  • Development of vessel sizes, alliances sizes and the impact on ports and cargo interests
  • A global evaluation
  • Regional impacts in Latin America and ECSA
  • Ongoing SAM port/terminal projects and how they are adapting to new shipping industry demands

Michel Donner, Senior Advisor, Drewry

15:00 Impact and Reaction to Increased Vessel Size in ECSA Ports

  • The demand for new investment and adjustments, which includes also environmental licenses, political coordination and government investment

Marcelo Procopio, Commercial Director, Sepetiba Tecon

15:25 Tea/Coffee Break

15:50 Driving Brazil’s Port Expansion and Changing the Face of Logistics Development

  • Challenges and opportunities for development

Patricio Junior, CEO, Port of Itapoa

16:15 Case Study Session: Port Financing in Brazil - KfW IPEX-Bank’s Approach
Alexander Schober, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

16:40 Case Studies Session:The Carrier’s Perspective – What are their Requirements?
Panelists include:
Luiza Bublitz, Commercial Director, Mercosul Line
Peter Grangaard Gyde, CEO, Maersk Line Brazil

17:20 The Operational Obstacles for Business

  • The so-called ‘Brazil-cost’

Thomaz Favaro, Senior Analyst, Latin America, Control Risks

17:45 Summary Notes and Close of Day 1 followed by Networking Reception until 18:30

Day 2

Day 2 - Thursday 5th March 2015

08:30 Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:30 Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Michel Donner, Senior Advisor, Drewry

Session 3: The Role of the Operator

09:45 Keynote Address - The Role of the Private Operator
Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP - Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados

10:15 – Brazilian Port Reform
Wagner de Sousa Moreira,
Technical Director, ABTP

 

10:45 Tea/Coffee Break

Session 4: Brazil’s Infrastructure Challenge

11:15 Crunch Time for Brazilian Infrastructure
Jorge Sere
, Capital Projects & Infrastructure Division - Latin America Coordinator, PwC

11:40 Delivering Port and Terminal Infrastructure; Risks, Insurance and Opportunities
Stephen Leeming, Associate, JLT

12:05 Overcoming Brazil´s Infrastructure Challenge
Carlos Campos Neto, Planning and Research Analyst, IPEA - Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

12:30 Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Verticalization – Friend or Foe?
Moderated by: Luis Fernando Resano, Executive Vice President, Syndarma

Panelists include:
Claudio Loureiro de Souza, Executive Director, Centronave
Rodrigo Paiva, Business Developer & Port Lead Consultant, Mind

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Operational Port Single Window

  • Integrating digital systems used by customs terminals with those used by the regulatory agencies

Matheus Miller, Executive Secretary, ABTRA

14:40 Technology and Automation in Brazil: Outlook into the Future 

  • Responding to the Challenges in the Region – Logistics and Supply chain bottle necks, Increasing vessel size (faster turnaround time) 
  • The developments of the ports, terminals and infrastructure – including finance and the impact of investments and regulations
  • Responding to new demands with intelligent solutions
  • How to implement new technology into existing operations to meet new demands & regulations

Kaushik Jadhao, Senior Project Manager, TBA

15:05 Two Industries, Similar Challenges – How the Maritime Industry can Benefit from Aviation Know-How

  • Lessons learnt from the Brazilian airport privatization

Christian Meyer, Managing Consultant, Lufthansa Consulting GmbH

15:30 Shore Connection: Technology Development and Key Success Factors
Lorène Grandidier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric

15:55 Tea/Coffee Break

Session 5: Brazil’s Legal & Policy Challenges impacting Port and Terminal Development

16:15 Overview of the New Ports Legislation and Developments from 2012 Onwards
Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Partner, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

16:45 Maritime Arbitration in the Brazilian Scenery
Dr. Rodrigo Marchioli, Partner, Marchioli & Minas, Founder, CBAM - Brazilian Center for Maritime Arbitration

17:15 Brazil Ports Legal Focus Session

  • Overview of reforms
  • Implications for the ports sector
  • Are these reforms progressive or a hindrance?

Moderated by Karin Yamauti Hatanaka, Partner, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

Panelists include:
Daniel Gabrilli, Partner in Administrative Law, Cardillo & Prado Rossi Sociedade de Avocados
Dr. Rodrigo Marchioli, Partner, Marchioli & Minas, Founder, CBAM - Brazilian Center for Maritime Arbitration
Germaine Robinson, private consultant - GLR Services, attached to BTP

17:45 Summary Notes and Close of Conference

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Conference Venue: 
Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio
Praça XV de Novembro, 20 Térreo - Centro - Rio de Janeiro / RJ - CEP 20010-010
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/i28ny
Website: http://www.noveeventos.com.br/en-us/our-meeting-rooms/bolsa-do-rio.asp

Accommodation 
We are very pleased to have secured preferential accommodation rates for our delegates at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel
Av. Atlântica, 1020 - Leme Rio de Janeiro, 22010-000, Brazil - +55 21 2195-7800

Booking 
Guests can book directly with the hotel
Email: centraldereservas@windsorhoteis.com.br 
Tel: +55 21 2195-7800
Please quote reservation code: 2784536

Rates 
Superior Single - BRL 570, 00 + Taxes
Valid from 1st March to 6th March 2015
Check in from 2pm
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