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April 16, 2018

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Livorno will accommodate the sixth edition of Med Ports, than it will hold for the first time in Italy

The international event dedicated to the ports of the Mediterranean will begin tomorrow with a visit to the terminals of the Leighorn port

Tomorrow to Livorno, for the first time in Italy, the sixth edition of MED Ports will open the clappers, the international manifestation dedicated to the shipping and the logistics that this year it will have which main topics the role of the Mediterranean and its ports in the picture of shipping total and the strategies of development and the challenges of the technology in a more and more competitive market. The manifestation, than will hold near Grand Hotel Palazzo, will see the participation of 50 exhibitors and is attended beyond 30 international relatori and 300 between representatives of the institutions, harbour operators, and coming experts of field from all the regions that appear on the Mediterranean.

The event, that it is organized from Transport Events, will tomorrow open with a day all dedicated to the visit of the terminals of the port of Livorno by the hosts and it will be developed in the two following days to a series of dedicated conventions to the main topics of the portualità around.

"Med Ports - he has emphasized the president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Tyrrhenian Sea Northern, Stefano Corsini - assumes detail importance because it is the first time who is carried out in Italy and the choice of Livorno testifies the interest and the consideration in confronts of our port. We are proud of being able to accommodate this initiative and depend on a good participation".

In the within of the event, Wednesday beginning from the 13,00, near Sala Mascagni of Grand Hotel Palazzo, the president of the Association of the Italian Ports (Assoporti), Zeno D' Augustin, will hold a press conference in occasion of which the evolution of the traffic in the Italian ports in comparison to the main European and Mediterranean competitors will be traced.


Programme

Tuesday 17 April 2018

SITUATED TECHNICAL VISIT

9am

Transport departs from Grand Hotel Palazzo to Port Network Authority of North Tyrrenian Sea

9.10am

Arrival at Port Network Authority of North Tyrrenian Sea followed by to Welcome Presentation

9.25am

Transport departs from Port Network Authority of North Tyrrenian Sea to Tuscany Dock Terminal

10am

Arrival at Tuscany Dock Terminal. Brief presentation of Terminal Dock Tuscany Srl by Giuseppe Caleo, Manager of TDT followed by to tour of the terminal facilities

11am

Transport departs from Tuscany Dock Container Terminal to RO RO Terminals

11.30am

Arrival at RO RO Terminals for to brief and tour

12pm

Transport departs from RO RO Terminal to Commercial Port Terminals

12.30pm

Arrival at Commercial Port Terminals for to short brief and tour of Forest products terminals, pulp and paper warehouse and general cargo. Visit to one of two Cruise Maritime Stations

1pm

Transport departs from Commercial Port Terminals passing through the Passenger Terminal to Grand Hotel Palazzo. Finger food and refreshments will be served at the hotel

7-30pm-9pm

Networking Welcome Reception desks for all registered delegated at Grand Hotel Palazzo rooftop restaurant.



Wednesday 18 April 2018

8.30am

Conference delegates registration


OPENING CEREMONY

9am

Organiser's Remarks


Rory James Doyle, CMILT, Managing Director - Transport Events Management, Malaysia

9.05am

Welcome Address


Stefano Corsini, President - Northern Thyrrenian Port System Authority, Italy

9.15am

Opening Address


Filippo Nogarin, Mayor - Livorno, Italy

9.20am

Keynote Address


Zeno D' Augustin, President - Italian Ports Association (Assoporti), Italy

9.30am

Exhibition Opening Ceremony and Tour of the exhibition by The VIP Group followed by conference delegates refreshments




SESSION 1


The impact and role of Mediterranean ports in the global economy

10.30am

Chairperson's Opening Remarks


Luca Salvetti, Journalist - Telegranducato of Tuscany Srl, Italy

10.30am

Why are transshipment terminals in the Mediterranean I know attractive, or are they?


Christina Prieser, Project Director Economics - HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH, Germany

10.50am

Future developments in the containers market and how this impacts Mediterranean ports


James Kyritsis, Project manager - Drewry, United Kingdom

11.10am

Cyber Understanding the maritime supply chain threat in the current economy


Andrew Huxley ACII, Régional Development Director - TT Club, United Kingdom




SESSION 2


Port investment strategies and infrastructure developments in improving competitiveness

11.30am

Smart Money - Investing in maritime infrastructure


Steve Wray, Associated Director - WSP UK Limited, United Kingdom

11.50am

Key factors in securing financial investments for port development and expansions


Victor van Leengoed, Director Projects - Maritime & Transport Business Solutions, The Netherlands

12.10pm

Key challenges for container terminal operators globally and in the Mediterranean


Nishal Sooredoo, Associated Director - Royal HaskoningDHV, United Kingdom

12.30pm

Port investments and maritime connectivity: The role of Italy for the Mediterranean region


Francesco Parola, Associated Professor, Department of Economics and Logistics - University of Genoa, Italy


Giovanni Satta, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business - University of Genoa, Italy

12.50pm

Questions and answers followed by conference delegates networking lunch




SESSION 3


Port investment strategies and infrastructure developments in improving competitiveness

2pm

How would blockchain change future infrastructure and development of port operations?


Massimiliano Cozzani, Director Marketing - Terminal Dock Tuscany S.r.l., Italy

2.15pm

Infrastructure development of Casablanca Port Terminals - Boosting port efficiency


Rachid Hadi, Member of the Executive Board and General Manager - Marsa Maroc, Morocco

2.30pm

Future of ports: The changing relationship between ports and cities


Stefano Recalcati, Masterplanning and Urban Design Skills Leader - Arup, Italy

2.45pm

The European Investment BankÊs activity and support to the Italian ports


Andrea Kirschen, #Infrastructure, Local Authorities & Energy - European Investment Bank, Italy

3pm

Acquiring to competitive edge through smart port City developments


Arènso Bakker, Partner - Stig?, The Netherlands

3.15pm

Questions and answers




SESSION 4


Efficiency in cargo handling through improvements in regional supply chain connectivity

4.15pm

The role of port authority in improving supply chain connectivity


Tarik Maaouni, Director of Organisation and Information Systems - The National Ports Agency (ANP), Morocco

4.30pm

Digital transformation of ports: Sea Disruptive technologies for motorways of the


Silvia Ferrini, Direction for Development, EU Planning and Innovation - Port Network Authority of North Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

4.45pm

Internet of things, blockchain and digitalisation among international logistic chain: Industry 4,0 projects and fast trade wools experiences


Luca Abatello, Chief Executive Officer - Circle, Italy

5pm

Operating to regional service container and multimodal transport in the Mediterranean


Danilo Ricci, General Manger - Tarros Group - La Spezia, Italy

5.15pm

New frontiers in the use of intelligent labels ÂRFID of electronics?


Bruna Ferretti, Division Manager - RFID SEALS & LABELS by Etti Sicurezza SRL, Italy

5.30pm

Echo technology at port container terminals


Marco Tosi, Market Area Director - Kalmar, Italy

5.45pm

Questions and answers followed by Chairperson's closing remarks

8.15pm-10.30pm

Networking Welcome Dinner for all delegates at Precisely to Calafuria, Livorno. Transport will depart from Grand Hotel Palazzo lobby at 8 15pm sharp and will return back to the hotels at approximately 10 30pm



Thursday 19 April 2018

8.30am

Conference delegates registration


SESSION 5


Sustainable approaches to technology for the ports and shipping industry

9am

Chairperson's Opening Remarks


Prof. Ing. Paolo Fadda, Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy

9am

Optimized spreader performance: To perspective macros on total cost of ownership


Lars Meurling, Vice President Marketing - Bromma, Sweden

9.15am

igus® - Smart plastics for Crane & port applications


Jens Göbel, Industry Manager Cranes & Material handling, e-chainsystems® - igus, Germany

9.30am

Rethink your way of operation to stay competitive - Optimisation tools for container terminals


Anja Jablonski, Project manager - ISL Application GmbH, Germany

9.45am

Technology packages for cranes and heavy duty applications


Peter Sebastian Pütz, Head of Strategic Marketing & Head of Crane Business - Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH, Germany

10am

Questions and answers




SESSION 6


Sustainable approaches to technology in improving ports and logistics operations

11am

Crane upgrades as to way to extend the life Time of your cranes


Eduardo Prat, Vice President Crane Upgrades - Kalmar, Spain

11.15am

Cable management for Shore power in improving port operations


Georg Matzku, Sales Manager Industry - Stemmann-Technik GmbH, Germany

11.30am

Container terminal automation - The step aerobic by step aerobic approach


Thomas Sonnhalter, It are Certified Electrical Engineer - VAHLE, Germany

11.45am

Improving operations, staying competitive and creating value through innovations


Martin Metz, Régional Sales Manager - Siemens Ag, Germany

12pm

Mobile Combining cargo cranes and external power supply


Gino Gherri, Régional Sales Manager - Konecranes Port Solutions, Italy

12.15pm

Cost and Time saving innovations in container handling


Daniele Poggi, Development Business Manager - Conductix-Wampfler GmbH, Germany

12.30pm

Stepping forward with Transportation Management System (TMS)


Soliman Wadie, Sales Director - Africa and Middle East - Total Soft Bank Ltd., Egypt




SESSION 7


Perspectives in managing ports and terminal operations - What can we learn from this region?

12.45pm

Sardinian port's Network: To unique destination for commercial shipping


Massimo Dieana, President - Port Network Authority of the Sardinia Sea, Italy

1pm

Questions and answers followed by conference delegates networking lunch

2pm

Practical remarks on the implementation of the VBM concept in port authorities and its influence on the efficiency of port operations


Piotr Nowak, Vice President - Port of Gdynia Authority, Poland

2.15pm

Port of Thessaloniki: New vision as to gate to Southeastern Europe


Rui Pinto, Deputy CEO - Thessaloniki Port Authority KNOWS, Greece

2.30pm

The role of the Port of Ancona as gateway for the sea Mediterranean motorways of the


Matteo Paroli, Secretary General - Central Adriatic Ports Authority, Italy

2.45pm

Can Port of Koper development bring benefits to European logistics?


Suzana Zornada Vrabec, Sales and Marketing Manager - Port of Koper, Slovenia

3pm

Development initiatives for Blue Economy in the Mediterranean region


Lamiri Chokri, Director - Port of Sousse, Tunisia


Houcine Jallouli, Director - Port of Rades, Tunisia

3.15pm

Questions and answers followed by Chairperson's closing remarks


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