Port Finance International London 2014

Port Finance International London 2014

  • 28 – 29 January 2014 | Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London

http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfilondon . Port Finance International PFI London 2014 will shine a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports. This highly targeted event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as placing a strong focus on the impact of recent developments and their wider implications.

Port Reforms, Expansion and Efficiency in Africa

There is no denying that Africa’s ports sector is booming, thanks to growing trade and investment. And as imports and exports grow, increased capacity is an urgent requirement. Projects are under way throughout the continent in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and many other locations. These projects could assist in connecting the entire African region to international markets, and help propel the countries’ economies.

But there are multiple challenges ahead. Port developments in neighbouring states are leading to increased competition. And each country has its own issues, particularly in transport infrastructure such as road and rail services, leading to further challenges in regional integration. Efficiency is key – and there are significant opportunities here to help these developments achieve their full potential, and ensure on going sustainable operations.

This highly focused event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as a strong focus on the impact of these developments and the wider implications. PFI London 2014 will place a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports.

Key topics to be covered will include:

  • Market intelligence on Africa’s ports expansions and developments
  • Investment opportunities in the region
  • Port PPPs investment & financing
  • Expectations from exporters and shipping lines
  • Infrastructure requirements for success
  • Competition or collaboration?
  • Transport capacity and efficiency planning
  • Ports and logistics planning – happy bedfellows?
  • Managing the bottlenecks
  • What effects will the mega carriers/P3 Alliance have?
  • Opportunities for re-design/expansion of existing ports and terminals
  • Building sustainability into port operations
  • Integrating ports, inland terminals and logistics network to improve supply chain performance
  • Integrated port solutions – innovative solutions to operational challenges
  • Technologies for efficiency and optimization in terminals
  • Complex IT project implementation

The agenda is currently being updated and will follow shortly. For more information please contact  [email protected]

Reasons to Attend

  • Examine developments in the market place
  • Recognize key opportunities for your business
  • Maximise your position in the market
  • Meet potential business partners
  • Create unique business advantages
  • Hear case studies and best practice solutions from industry leaders
  • Network with your industry peers to exchange ideas & gain knowledge

Who should attend?

This unique conference will look at African port developments both from an investment and strategic viewpoint, as well as a focus on operational concerns.

We invite executive level participants to join us from

  • Government/Industry Bodies
  • Port Authorities
  • Port & Terminal Operators
  • Banks & Investors
  • EPC Companies
  • Port Equipment & Technology Suppliers
  • Shipping Lines
  • Marine Services
  • Legal & Insurance Firms
  • Exporters and Freight Forwarders

Who are we?

Port Finance International is a leading information provider to the global ports and terminals sector. The website provides up to date news, features and analysis relating to finance, investment, operations and developments in the ports sector worldwide.

The respected PFI conferences are attended by some the industry’s foremost experts and organisations and are held instrategic locations around the world. These give the participants an overview of the opportunities and challenges of port developments and investments in each market and a chance to meet and network with market leaders and benefit from ground breaking news and research.

Companies who have participated in previous PFI conferences and training programmes include:

3i plc – AECOM – APG Asset Management – APM Terminals – Arcus Infrastructure Services LLP – Arup – Associated British Ports – Balfour Beatty – Baltic Ports Organization – Beckett Rankine – Bircham Dyson Bell – Bird & Bird – BMT Transport Solutions – Boskalis International BV – BPA (British Ports Association) – Brookfield Asset Management – Buss Group GmbH – Capital Partners Worldwide – Cirrus Oil Services – Clyde & Co – Cooper Gay & Co. – Copenhagen Malmö Port AB – Cripps Sears & Partners – CTS – Dexia Bank SA – Dighi Port – Dover Harbour Board – DP World – Drewry Shipping Consultants – ECORYS Nederland BV – EISER Infrastructure – ESPO – Eurochem Corporation – European Investment Bank – Euroports – Forth Ports PLC – Freeport of Riga Authority – G4S – Ghent Port Company – GHK International – Gulftainer – Haven Gateway Partnership – Hochtief – Holman Fenwick Willan – HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH – HSH Nordbank – ICTSI – Industry Funds Management – Infrastructure Development Finance Company – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – International Finance Corporation – J.P. Morgan – Jardine Lloyd Thompson – Kaveh Marine & Port Services – Lonrho Plc – M&G Investments – Marine And Coastal Construction

Date: 28/01/2014

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