Announcement: MED PORTS 2002: ACHIEVING A PORT ECONOMY BOOM IN THE
MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA REGION; 23rd of APRIL 2002; ATHENS-GREECE
PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY S.A. and MARE FORUM have taken up the initiative to
organise the conference, MED PORTS 2002: ACHIEVING A PORT ECONOMY BOOM IN
THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA REGION, to be held on the 23rd of APRIL
2002 at the Hotel Athenaeum Intercontinental in ATHENS-GREECE.
The goal of the conference is to identify all possible economic catalysts
for optimum future development of port infrastructure & real estate, port
commerce and inter-port co-operation & competition, while keeping
environmental and safety issues a key priority.
Like all Mare Forum conferences, the ultimate goal of the conference is to
provide a true forum where all participants are invited to take part in the
discussion periods after every panel of high profile speakers has spoken
directly to the issues.
Harilaos PSARAFTIS, CEO Piraeus Port Authority S.A.
Jannis KOSTOULAS, Managing Director, Mare Forum
George SKORDILIS, Liaison Greece, Mare Forum
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Themes and Topics to be addressed at the Conference:
1. PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR MEDITERRANEAN PORTS IN A GLOBALISED
Ports as the driving factor in a national and regional economy
Ports as vital nodes in the global supply chain
Refined networks of deep-sea and sort sea shipping services boost demand
for efficient port services
Opening up the hinterland will improve the price/performance ratio of the
ports in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region
Shippers demands of the Mediterranean Ports
2. PORT CO-OPERATION VS. PORT COMPETITION A REAL DILEMMA ?
A pre-requisite for fair port competition is a regulatory level playing field
Co-operation between ports in the same region an illusion?
Bilateral agreements between ports on either side of the transport
corridors may improve transport efficiency
The effects of competition between ports on the competitiveness of ports
Can co-operation between port service providers in a port meet current
How sharing information in the port community may improve planning of port
EC Ports Policy: Mediterranean vs. North Ports
Quality Ports: Their exclusive bid for the future
Is EU regulation an obstacle for Port development in the Mediterranean &
Black Sea Region?
3. ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY IN PORTS: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
The Need for an ISM Code for Ports
How to utilise available tools /standards to achieve a safer /better
environment in and around ports?
Sustainable development of ports requires involvement of all regional
Port services liberalisation will have a + or - effect on risk, safety,
Benchmarking of Quality Ports will improve safety
What is the role now and in the future of shippers, charterers,
forwarders, terminal operators with regard to safe practice in ports?
A Pre-requisite for Port Risk Management: Every member of the port
community must accept responsibility.
Ship / Port interface
4. THE PORT- CITY RELATIONSHIP AND URBAN WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT
How the fragmentation of regulatory authorities is a threat to the
planning and (re)development of ports
Returns of investments in port infrastructure may not be generated by the
ones that exploit this infrastructure
The fine line between love and hate in the port-city relationship
What a real estate investor looks for
The Need for Port - City Synergy in Port Development: Accommodating
economic growth while maintaining Quality of Life
5. THE ROLE OF SHIPPING IN MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION : BUILDING THE FUTURE
Identification and measurement of port performance indicators help setting
targets and mark achievements
The opportunities and limitations of shortsea shipping
The logic behind dedicated container terminals
The nature of modern supply chain management
The cost of Short Sea Shipping in comparison to other forms of transport
The Shippers demands
6. ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: PORT CO-OPERATION AND COMPETITION IN THE
MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA REGION
Participating in the conference panel are:
Harilaos PSARAFTIS, Conference Chairman
CEO, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.
Secretary General, Port & Port Policy
President, Greek Chamber of Shipping
President, Union of Greek Shipowners
President, Mediterranean Cargo Vessels Shipowners' Union
President, International Shipping Union (DNE)
President, Piraeus Port Authority
Minister of Mercantile Marine Greece
President, European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA)
Director Maritime Transportation European Commission
Nicolette van der JAGT
Policy Manager, European Shippers/ Council
Manuel MORON LEDRO
President, Port Authority, Puerto Bahia Algeciras
General Director, Port of Barcelona
CEO Dealmar Shipping Ltd
CEO, Danaos Holdings Ltd
Eugenio DE PAOLIS
President, Ship Brokers Association of Genoa
President, Bulk Mare SRL, Italy
Krasen BALEV (Pending)
Executive Director, Port of Bourgas, Bulgaria
Executive Director, Novorossiysk Port Authority
CEO, Thessaloniki Port Authority
Prime Coordinator, ECO Ports Europe
Director, Port of Amsterdam
General manager, Marseille Port Authority
Managing Director, Global Maritime
Secretary General, European Community Shipowners Associations
Vice President -South Europe Maritime DNV
Danail PAPAZOV (Pending)
Director, Port of Varna
General Secretary, Genoa Port Authority
Coordinator, Centro Internationale Citta di Aqua/ Venezia
General Manager, ING Real Estate Development, France
Henk de BRUIJN
Director, Strategic Planning and Research, Port of Rotterdam
Director Project Finance PWC, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
Gen. Manager RE+D Magazine
Petros St. MANTOUVALOS
Vice Mayor City of Piraeus
Member of the Greek Parliament
Vice - President, Union of Mediterranean Greek Shipowners
Head of Logistics, Freight Transport Association
General Manager , Astakos Terminal S.A.
Pieter VAN AGTMAAL
Managing Director, Netherlands Shipowners Association
CEO, Sarlis Container
Head, Maritime transport Division, Dutch Ministry of Transport
Sander VAN 'T VERLAAT
Managing Director, Shortsea Promotion Centre Holland
Academic Leading Expert on Intermodality
Greek Minister of National Economy, Guest Speaker at Conference Dinner
THE FEE FOR ATTENDING THIS CONFERENCE IS EURO 500,- + EURO 95 (19% VAT)
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: 595 EURO
- PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY S.A.
- ASTAKOS TERMINAL S.A.
- BULL ADVANCED TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS
- THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A.
- DEALMAR SHIPPING COMPANY LTD
- DANAOS HOLDINGS LTD
- HERAKLION PORT AUTHORITY S.A.
- AUTORITA PORTUALE GIOIA TAUTO
- MARE FORUM
- NAFTOTRADE S.A.
- HELLENIC Mediterranean Cargo Vessels Shipowners' Union
- EUROPEAN SHIPPERS' COUNCIL
- RED MAGAZINE: REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
- INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UNION (DNE)
- ROYAL ASSOCIATION OF NETHERLANDS' SHIPOWNERS
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