The Forum provides members of the Institute from across the world to network and to hear a detailed report on the activities of the Institute for the previous 12 months. In particular it is an opportunity to hear first hand presentations from thought leaders who have been identified by the Institute to share their experiences in that particular aspect of Port strategy.The Forum is then in a position to interact with the speaker and case study and debate how the case maybe relevant to their particular port etc.
Finally, the Forum sets the agenda for the following years research program which in turn informs the activities of the Institute over the following year.
The 2014 edition of the Forum takes place this October 14th in Shenzhen, further details maybe accessed by navigating to its homepage by clicking HERE
The WPSF is was convened to bring together Chief Executives from the world’s leading Port Authorities to discuss and debate the findings from the Institute’s four-year study into global ports. The title of this report is “Operation Port Unity – Improving Global Logistics One Port at a Time”, and examines how port communities are meeting the demands of full integration into the global supply chain.
Building on over 20 case studies drawn from ports around the world, together with academic comment and our own independent research and literature review, the report demonstrates the steps taken by first mover port authorities to emerge as port logistics strategists, facilitating the development of integrated port communities.
The report and forum will introduce Port Authorities from across the world to:
the Reformation taking place in their sector and the 20 Thought Leaders and Early Adopters who the Institute have identified as leading the change.
the Information, Best Practices and Key Performance Indicators by way of Case Studies from the ports driving the change.
the Transformation tools developed by Thought Leaders and Early Adopters in the pursuit of what is now accepted as global best practice for port authorities.
In honour of the ports identified, and to recognize their contribution to Best Practice, we formally presented each port with ‘Best in Class’ accreditation at the forum’s Welcome Banquet which took place the evening before the event.
Delegates had the opportunity to learn from, and benchmark against, the experience of this esteemed peer group.
The event will take place at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring an exhibition area of up to 60,000 square meters. It is expected that 1,200 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions will participate. CILF has developed into the largest logistics exhibition in Asia, and the second largest in the world, providing a collaborative platform for networking and cooperation.
The Shenzhen Port Authority, with the support of the Global Institute of Logistics and CILF, will host the World Port Strategy Forum - CEO Meeting on the 14th of October for a one day conference.