2012: IAPH Jerusalem

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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.
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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.

Professor Stanley Fisher, Governor of the Bank of Israel and last year named the world's Top Central Banker, gave the keynote address.On day two of the conference (Tuesday 22nd May), 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.

Port Authorities From Landlord to Economic Strategist

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The 2012 Mid-Term Conference was held at the Inbal Hotel, May 20th-24th, in the center of Jerusalem.The first day of the conference featured meetings of the ten professional committees of the IAPH covering the following disciplines: Safety, Security, Environment, Planning and Design, Operations and Logistics, Trade Facilitation, Training, Legal and Long Term Planning.

The second and third days featured presentations on global trade trends, their impact on the shipping and port infrastructure requirements and the funding of such development projects.

Other sessions covered the evolving role of the Port Authority, capacity evaluation, competition, customer service, port-community relations and the latest port environmental issues. In addition to standard presentations, a workshop session was held during which conference participants had the option to join the discussion on how to prepare a strategic master plan, how to measure port contributions to a regional economy, tendering of engineering and construction projects or a special session on advancing the role of women in the port industry.

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