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The Institute is a regular contributor to conferences across the globe, regularly co-locating its Annual Dinners and Research Workshops with many of them. Here is an overview of the major events that we participated in since 2003.


SHENZHEN MARCH 2015

WORLD PORT STRATEGY FORUM 2015 ANNOUNCED

The World Port Strategy Forum (WPSF) is the annual general meeting of the Port Authority members of the Institute and takes place each October in Shenzhen.The theme for the 2015 edition of the forum is “The World’s Leading Port Authorities: Their Strategies and Case Studies”

2014: SPEAKERS PICTURED AT THE 4TH WORLD PORT
STRATEGY FORUM HOSTED BY THE PORT OF SHENZHEN

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

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WASHINGTON JUNE 2014

GIL SIGN MOU WITH INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS

At the ninth meeting of The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) the Executive Secretary of  CIP Sherry Tross, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Institute Chairman Pedro Zaragoza Chairman  to strengthen institutional capacity and provide technical assistance in terms of logistics to the ports of the Americas.

L-R: SHERRY TROSS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CIP WITH PEDRO RODRIGUEZ ZARAGOZA, CHAIRMAN OF THE WEST AFRICA CHAPTER OF GIL

The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation that enhances joint synergies for the implementation of mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities designed to promote the exchange of experiences, expertise, knowledge and best practices for port development in the Americas. Pedro Zaragoza Chairman of the Institute addressed the committee on the work of the Institute

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BUSAN NOVEMBER 2013

INSTITUTE PARTICIPATES AT BIPC

The Busan International Port Conference 2013 hosted by Busan Port Authority took place on Thursday and Friday November 7 & 8th at the Lotte Hotel in Busan.

The theme of the conference was ‘Ports Adapting to Change’ The Conference identified common issues in the shipping and maritime industry and suggested possible solutions to the problems encountered by the global port community.500 domestic and international industry player attendeded the conference which was staged to celebrate the 10th Birthday of Busan Port Authority (BPA) The Conference marks the first of what aims to be an annual event in Busan for the Korean and international shipping industry.

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DUBAI OCTOBER 2012

KIERAN RING TO CHAIR TOC MIDDLE EAST

The Global Institute of Logistics will moderate 3 sessions in the upcoming Middle East Terminal Operators Conference in Dubai

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CONFERENCE CHAIR TOC MIDDLE EAST

The Institute has collaborated extensively with the conference producers to shift the emphasis to focus on issues affecting the cargo owner and shipping line as well as the container terminal. As a result future delegates at TOC will begin to see a ‘TOC Container Supply Chain Stream’ which will focus on the movement of cargo from manufacturer to destination. Now 3pls, port authorities, lines and cargo owners will join the terminal operators to create a port centric container master event.

"I am delighted to be once again asked to moderate at TOC, I am particularly looking forward to experiencing the new format and emphasis"

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VIRGINIA MAY 2012

INSTITUTE PARTICIPATES AT VIRGINIA TRADE SYMPOSIUM

The Institute was invited to moderate a panel to discuss the Port of Virginia’s ‘Operation Port Plus’ program – an initiative of the Port of Virginia to improve their port by emphasising service to the customer as its primary goal.

The Port of Virginia recognise that logistics is a team sport, and believe that Port Plus should be a port-wide initiative to attract additional cargoes of all types, drive additional business for all in the port community, and establish the Port of Virginia as the premier port on the East Coast.

A key strategy in ‘Operation Port Plus’ is to compare and contrast what is going on in Virginia with other leading ports across the globe. This will allow them to identify changes they can make to (1) improve service standards, (2) eliminate waste and cost, and (3) drive efficiency in their everyday operations. It is in this spirit that, through the Institute, the panel will invite port authorities that have implemented CTQS (Container Terminal Quality System) and those that have implemented PCQS (Port Community Quality System) to share their knowledge and experiences. The panel will discuss how demonstrating a commitment to quality has resulted in additional cargo and business for the respective port communities.

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JERUSALEM  MAY 2012

INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT IAPH JERUSALEM

The International Association of Ports & Harbours, a global alliance of more than 230 ports in 90 countries, held their 2012 Mid-Term Conference in the stunning city of Jerusalem from May 20th-24th.

Exploring all aspects of port and harbour operations - including strategic planning, the environment and the evolving role of the Port Authority - the conference provided tremendous value for ports worldwide to come together, discuss trends and common challenges and collaborate on industry-enhancing solutions.

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KIERAN RING ADDRESSES
DELEGATES AT IAPH IN JERUSALEM

The Institute was pleased to present its research on the 'Transition of the Port Authority from Landlord to Economic Strategist'. The presentation explored the motivation for the change, featured case studies on First Movers and Early Adopters, shared Institute research on how such change can be achieved, and discussed some of the potential outcomes that could result.
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AUSTRALIA MARCH 2012

INSTITUTE CONDUCTS KNOWLEDGE MISSION TO AUSTRALIA

The Institute travelled to Brisbane to participate in the 2012 Australasian Ports & Harbours Congress, and presented a special workshop edition of the World Port Strategy Forum for the Oceania region at the event.


The Institute met with Shipping Australia Ltd to introduce the Container Terminal Quality System. Shipping Australia promotes and advances the interests of ship owners and shipping agents in all matters of shipping policy and safety. Shipping Australia's members cover many of the major Australian and international ship owners, operators and agency companies involved in bulk, tanker, general cargo shipping, container, passenger and tramp trades, covering liner conference and independent services.

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ANTWERP JUNE 2012

STRONG TURNOUT FOR GIL PANEL AT TOC EUROPE

The Institute CEO, Kieran ring, moderated the TOC session titled "Mega-Trends & Market Forecasts - Global Container Trade, Supply Chains & Transport"


Key topics for the sessions included the global economic outlook, world container trade volumes and flows, rate volatility, container terminal capacicy forecast and the impact of the eurozone crisis on european ports. The speakers on the panel were:

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol
Mathijs Slangen, Senior Analyst, Seabury
Luc Jacobs, SVP Ocean Freight, Head of Global FCL, DHL Global Forwarding
Neil Davidson, Senior Advisor - Ports, Drewry Shipping Consultants
Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

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COLOMBO FEBRUARY 2012

GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF SHIPBROKERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK, Sri Lankan branch, invited the Institue's CEO Mr. Kieran Ring to speak at their 25th anniversary seminar. The seminar examined how the economic crisis in the west is affecting ports, shipping and logistics. Within this context Mr. Ring presented the results of the Institute's research into how port communities are changing in order to meet the demands of full integration into the global supply chain.


Sri Lanka’s plans to become a logistics hub stand to gain from the shift in Asian manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam that could yield more cargo for ports like Colombo.Shipping lines were shifting services using large container ships to connect ports on the US east coast through the Suez canal to Asia.The reason the Suez is becoming attractive is that factories are migrating out of locations like Guangzhou, a key transportation hub and trading port in China, to places like Vietnam.

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ACCRA APRIL 2012

GIL DELIVER KEYNOTE AT AFRICA PORTS AND LOGISTICS

The Institute was asked to deliver the key note speech at Africa Ports and Logistics in Accra Ghana. The conference examined how putting the spotlight on the challenges and innovative solutions facing the operators and users of Africa’s ports and terminals and its transportation corridors.. Within this context Mr. Ring presented the results of the Institute's research into how port communities are changing in order to meet the demands of full integration into the global supply chain.
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KIERAN RING ADDRESSES DELEGATES AT AFRICA PORTS LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN

African ports are faced with serious challenges of productivity, efficiency and sustainability impacting logistics and supply chain performance - the 3rd Africa Ports Conference in Ghana addressed these issues and was organised to help ports to achieve competitiveness and supply chain innovation.

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MOROCCO APRIL 2010

INSTITUTE PRESENTS AT ICHCA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

ICHCA International is the only independent world-wide, non-governmental, non-profit organisation dealing specifically with the handling and movement of cargo. ICHCA are focused on driving safety and efficiency in the supply chain.ichca

The Institute was pleased to present its research on the ‘Transition of the Port Authority from Landlord to Economic Strategist’. The presentation explored the motivation for the change, featured case studies on First Movers and Early Adopters, shared Institute research on how such change can be achieved, and discussed some of the potential outcomes that could result.

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