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Panama Maritime 2019 World Conference Announces Speakers
The Conference Agenda includes logistics, maritime & port international experts

The organisers of the most important regional maritime conference, Panama Maritime 17-20 March 2019, are thrilled because of the positive response they have received from industry experts. The Conference Agenda is just about ready and it promises to provide all that delegates, participants and exhibitors expect.
For the discussion panel on the future of ports, including impact of technological innovations and Artificial Intelligence, confirmations have already been received from:

  • Carlos Urriola, Vicepresident, SSA International, Panama;
  • Ricardo Ospina, General Manager of Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica;
  • Carlos Baez, Manager of Puerto Central, San Antonio, Chile;
  • Fernando Donoso, Manager of Terminal Portuaria de Manta, Ecuador;
  • Alessandro Casinnelli, General Manager, PSA, Panama.

The round table discussions on logistics and how Panama expects to become a regional logistics and value-added hub, counts on:

  • Ana Reyes, the Logistics Cabinet Coordinator;
  • Reinaldo Ferrovanti from the Interamerican Development Bank (BID); and
  • Enrique Clement, President of the Logistics Council, COEL, among other local and international experts.

Issues having to do with the impact of new technologies on the shipping industry will be discussed by expert executives of the most important shipping companies in the world, including:

  • Hugo Bertrand from Maersk Panama;
  • Julio de la Lastra from ONE;
  • Peter Blohm from MSC, and
  • David Ware from CMA-CGM;
  • Dr. Victor Chacon, a Panamanian lawyer conducting research at the National University of Singapore will present his book The Due Diligence in Maritime Transportation in the Technological Era

The environment and how to reduce the negative impact of maritime transport, in addition to how industry will deal with new IMO regulatory regime for 2020 and the promotion of clean fuels that respect the environment are critical issues for the local and regional maritime conglomerate. These issues will be discussed by:

  • Roger Strevens, Vicepresident on Global Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen;
  • Jorge Lau, General Manager of Eco-Klean;
  • Dr. José Luis Almazán, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; and
  • Alexis Rodriguez, specialist of the Panama Canal Authority, among other experts from the bunkering services sector in Panama;
  • Professor Stephen D. Girvin, PHd, Director of the Centre for Maritime Law of the National University of Singapore will speak about Maritime Mortgages.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Panama is once again contributing with Panama Maritime and will have a large delegation participating with experts on agro-industries and agro-logistics –and the issue of climate change and how to diminish the impact of maritime transport.

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