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Colombo International Maritime Conference - CIMC 2016
Celebrating 50 years of Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents

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Day 1: Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Sri Lanka Maritime Week 21st -27th September 2016 - inauguration
Venue: Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Grand Ballroom


10.30 - 12.30 hrs
Port of Colombo tour for international delegates & visitors organised by SLPA

15.00 hrs
Opening of the 11th Southern Asia Ports, Logistics & Shipping Exhibition

15.30 - 18.00 hrs (165 mins)
South Asia Maritime & Logistics Forum

Inauguration by High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka - H.E.Y.K Sinha

Session Chair- Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman/CEO, Aitken Spence Maritime & Freight Logistics

Port capacity in ASEAN/Asia region and connectivity with South Asia ports - Dato’ Capt. David Padman, General Manager, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia

“Make in India”, what it means to shipping and logistics in South Asia - impact on GST reforms Michael Pinto, Former Shipping Secretary, India

Collaboration and partnership for sustainable South Asian shipping industry - Ramprasad Ravi, Editor in Chief/Publisher - Maritime Gateway

Indian maritime reforms - Vinita Venkatesh, Director, Krishnapatnam Port Terminal

South Asian shipping: Colombo’s role - Zeeshan Mukhi, Country Manager, Maersk Lanka, Chairman, SLAVO

Pakistan Update: ports and shipping - Abdullah Farrukh - Chairman, All Pakistan Shipping Association and Aasim Siddiqui, Group MD, Marine Group of Companies Pakistan

Bangladesh, shipping and trade update - Md.Shafiqul Islam, Principal Officer, Mercantile Marine office Chittagong

Session sum up - S.N. Srikantha, Senior Partner, Hauer Associates, India

Panel discussion
Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, port sector - market assessments & developments, in terms of shipping logistics & ports
What impact of China one belt one road initiative to South Asia?

19.00 hrs
Inauguration of Sri Lanka Maritime Week 2016
Welcome Chief Guest

19.00 - 20.30 hrs (90M)

  • Inaugurate Sri Lanka Maritime Week - e launch

  • Welcome address - Rohan Masakorala, Chairman, Organising Committee, CIMC

  • Official partner CIMC - CASA Celebrating 50 years - Capt. Ajith Peiris, Chairman CASA

  • Island in the ocean of opportunity - Unleashing Sri Lanka’s potential for investors and service providers in the maritime industry - Thomas Kriwat, CEO, Mercmarine Group of Companies

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals- role of the maritime industry Special Guest - Joern Sorensen, Country Director, UNDP Sri Lanka

  • Review on Maritime and transport - Dr. Vincent Valentine, Transport Economist, UNCTAD

  • What can Sri Lanka do to attract investments from the Norwegian Maritime Industry?
    Special Guest - Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether, Ambassador of Norway

  • Insights to evolving transport industry - Dr. Dorothy Chan, Past Chairperson CILT
    International/ WILAT Global Advisor

  • Address by Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Karu Jayasuriya

  • Vote of thanks, CIMC committee member

20.30 - 22.00 hrs
CIMC Networking / cocktails

End of inauguration ceremony

Day 2: Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Session 1 : Policy and forward for maritime Sri Lanka

8.30 - 10.00 hrs (90M)

The Western Region Megapolis Project - consolidating Colombo's position as the premier hub in the Indian Ocean region
Nayana Mawilmada, Head of Investments at the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project

Sri Lanka maritime industry vision, opportunities and way forward
Key note address - Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka Maritime - the way forward - discussion including, container transshipment of South Asia

Moderator - Saliya Senanayake, MD, Simatech Marine Lanka
Generating greater feeder traffic via Colombo - Main line operator’s perspective - Julian Bevis, Senior Director, Group Relations Asia, AP Moller Maersk Group
Feeder operator’s perspective and how feeders can add value to Sri Lanka to enhance its position as the “Transshipment & Logistics Hub of the region” - Samitha Mohan Perera, VP, Far Shipping Lanka

Update on China belt & road initiative role of Sri Lanka - Hang Tian, Deputy General Manager, China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd.

10.00 - 10.15 hrs
Tea Break

10.15 - 11.30 hrs (75M)
Session 1A: Sri Lanka Port industry - the investment opportunities and Beyond
Moderator: Ruwan Waidyaratne

Port development in Asia, Colombo’s role – Aden Wong, Senior Consultant, Drewry Shipping Consultants

What would be the capacity requirements and the business model for next two decades for Port of Colombo? Sri Lanka Ports Authority along with SAGT /CICT

Port of Trincomalee - a link to India’s East coast - new opportunities for an industrial port - SLPA

Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, MD, GAC Group of Companies
A new dockyard - K.B.P. Fernando, GM, Ship Repair Business, Colombo Dockyard

The Road to Hambantota - An investor’s view on free ports- W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Chairman, Laugfs PLC

11.30 - 12.30 hrs (60M)
Session 1B : Sri Lanka as a regional ship registry hub
Moderator - Rehan Jayatilleke - MD, International Shipping Bureau, Sri Lanka

Julian Padilla, Senior Executive/Co-owner International Shipping Bureau/ Hon. Consul to Republic of Palau & Christos Michalopoulos, Director, International Shipping Bureau, Hellas

Observations by Chairman CASA - Capt. Ajith Peiris & CSC - Dr Dayan Malika

12.30 - 13.15 hrs (45 min)
Lunch - sponsored by Navis

13.15 - 15.30 hrs (135 min)
Session 2 - The New opportunity - Evolving Cruise industry - the challenges for infrastructure & terminals
Moderator - Prasanjit Perera, Vice President, Aitken Spence Travels & SLAITO Cruise Committee

Sri Lanka’s amazing maritime - Opening of Sri Lankan lighthouses for tourism - capturing niche markets by Howard Martenstyn - Marine consultant

Key note speech - Claudius Docekal, VP Deployment, Crystal Cruises

Sri Lanka centric multi sectorial vision for yacht construction, charter, marinas, tourismunique opportunity - Pierre Pringiers, Hon. Consul for Belgium in Sri Lanka

Building and managing marinas - Simon Wood, Sales & Marketing Manager, Promarine Yacht Sales Pte Ltd Singapore

Industry discussion

13.15 - 15.15 hrs
Breakout 1 Technical sesstion VIP room exhibition area - Transport Events Managemnt - TEM
Session 2A : Improving efficiency and productivity of container ports with technology

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson, Dr. A.K. Kulatunga, Chair of Shipping and Maritime Logistics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Bremen, Germany

Modern energy guiding systems for port-cranes, Peter Sebastian Pütz, Key Account Manager, Business Development, Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH, Germany

The Gantrex® Short Rail - Maximizing durability of the rail joint at the boom hinge of STS cranes, Devendra Deshmukh, Managing Director, Gantrex, India

Alternative marine power systems, Daiel Hoffmans, International Sales Manager, Stemman Technik, Germany

Recommended procedures for the maintenance of marine fenders, Yosuke Agari, General Manager, Shibata Fender Team, Malaysia

15.30 - 18.00 hrs (150M)
Session 2B : The bunkering, petroleum and offshore services - South Asia Can Sri Lanka’s geography be a future hub for bunker & offshore services?
Moderator - Shehara Jayawardena, Group Joint Managing Director, McLarens Holdings

The government policy on bunkering - Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, Minister of Petroleum Resources

South Asia bunker market, attracting investors into Sri Lanka - Romesh David, President Transportation, John Keells Holdings

The global bunker price volatility is it here to stay – Randhir Singh, Senior Vice President (Operations and Bunker), Lanka IOC

Sri Lanka petroleum resources development strategy - Saliya Wickramasuriya - Director General - Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat

LNG as a fuel and LNG bunkering - the challenges - Piyush Raj, Head Maritime Advisory, Area India, DNV.GL

Bunkering prospects & services for South Asia and Sri Lanka as a hub - Partha Datta, DGM (Consumer Sales), IOC HQ , Mumbai

Dondra head as a service point for East West shipping lane - Navin Perera, Chairman, Young Shipping Professionals - Sri Lanka

18.30 - 19.30 hrs
Light Cocktails - Hosted by Transport Events Management - TEM

Day 3:Friday, 23rd September 2016

8.15  9.35 hrs (80)
Session 3 : Evolving African Ports, Shipping and Logistics: The Sri Lanka Gateway
Moderator - Iqram Cuttilan, Director /COO, Aitken Spence Maritime Colombo’s role in connecting Africa

South Africa-Asia trade trends, volumes and forecast - Mervin Chetty, Chief Strategy Officer, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa

Port Reunion: Developing Asia - Africa connectivity through maritime networks – Henry Dupuis, Director Sales and Operations, Port of Reunion

Seychelles, the new link to Africa - Conrad Benoiton - CEO, Seychelles Petroleum Company

What Asia should know about shipping to East Africa on sea & air logistics? – Silvester M Kututa CEO/MD, Express Shipping & Logistics (EA) Ltd, Kenya

Panel discussion

9.40 - 11.30 hrs
Session 3A : CIMC Logistics forum (110)
Moderator: Jagath Pathirane, Vice Chairman, Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders’ Association - The South Asia logistics gateway

Key note: Innovation and growth in the logistics industry - James R. Muhs, President /CEO, FedEx Trade Networks

Why invest in Sri Lanka as a logistics company? - Yoshifumi Matsubara, SG Holdings Global, Singapore

Unilever experience in Asian logistics, what South Asia can learn & adopt - Ashish Joshi, Head of Logistics SA, Unilever Hindustan

Establishing PPP in logistics in emerging maritime nations - Dr. Jonathan Beard, Head of Transport & Logistics Asia, ARCADIS

What ICC has developed to help logistics? - The guide on transport in relation to Incoterms - Emily O’Connor, Senior Policy Manager - Banking Commission/Commercial Law & Practice, ICC, Paris

11.30 - 12.30 hrs (60 mins)
Session 3B : The Colombo International Financial Centre
Moderator - Rovine Chandrasekera - Managing Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Key note speech: Ease of doing business: the government strategy, Colombo International Financial Centre - A link to a maritime hub, the vision - Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance

How will it operate, the structural & legal changes in the finance system for an International Finance Centre, Hafeez Rajudin, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka

What can Colombo Financial Centre offer for ship financing? Rovine Chandrasekera, Managing Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Benefits of listing logistics companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange - Rajeeva Bandaranaike, CEO, Colombo Stock Exchange

11.30 - 12.30 hrs
Break out 2 : Technical session VIP room exhibition area - Transport Events Managemnt - TEM
Session 3C : SOLAS Container Weight Verification: The What, How, and Why

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson, Prof. Dr. – Ing. Holger Schuett, Managing Director, ISL Applications GmbH, Germany

Verifying Container Weight. The What, How and Where? Lars Meurling, Vice President – Marketing, Bromma, Sweden

Boosting cargo handling efficiency: Mobile harbor crane telematics and simulation 2.0, Sunil Kalra, Sales Manager, Liebherr, India

Terminal operation in a changing world - Efficiency improvement by lean operation with humans and equipment, Jürgen Henkel, Key Account Manager, Vahle, Germany

Industrial Engineering applications to optimize Container Terminal Operations, Dr. A.K. Kulatunga & Prof. H.D. Haasis, Chair of Shipping and Maritime Logistics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Bremen, Germany

12.30 - 13.15 pm (45 mins)

13.15 - 14.30 hrs (75 mins)
Session 4 - Trends beyond the ship and the ports : Global updates/Services
Moderator - Sean Van Dort, Chairman, Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council

Global update on - Liner Shipping / Ro-Ro / Bulk & freight markets and Implications of Hanjin collapse for global trade - Dr. Vincent Valentine, Transport Economist, UNCTAD

Consolidation of shipping, lessons for others from Hanjin collapse, what next for ship owners? Zeeshan Mukhi, Country Manager, Maersk Lanka/Chairman, SLAVO

Ship management and the next generation agency services - Capt. N Shankar, CEO, Vinsight Maritime Pte Ltd Singapore

Sri Lankan Seafarer - What next? - Capt. Rohan Codipilly, COO, Mercmarine & Prof. Capt. Nalaka Jayakody, Vice President, CINEC Maritime Campus

Panel discussion

14.30 - 16.00 hrs (90 mins)
Session 4B : The Future - Digital ports
Moderator : Amal Rodrigo, Director, Hayleys Free Zone

Sri Lankan Government policy on digitalising - Hon. Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure

The smart port of the future - Erwin Haaze, CEO, South Asia Gateway Terminals

Introduction to developing a port net for greater efficiency - Nilay Jhaveri, Director, Artin Logistics LLP

Maritime industry - Technology outlook 2025 - Marijan Samardzic, Area Manager India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh DNV GL

Panel discussion

13.15 - 16.15 hrs
Break out 3 Technical session VIP room exhibition area - Transport Events Managemnt - TEM
Session 4C : Maximising container terminal operations with automation

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson, Dr. A.K. Kulatunga, Chair of Shipping and Maritime Logistics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Bremen, Germany

What if your TOS is out dated and not supported anymore? Where to migrate? How to choose the proper replacement? Pros and cons of different approaches, Daniel Pershin, Head of Marketing, Solvo, Russia

Secure the productivity at automated and manual driven terminals by strategic, tactical and operative planning: Europe’s case studies, Prof. Dr. Ing. Holger Schuett, Managing Director, ISL Applications GmbH, Germany

Optimization of terminal operations, Johannes Leholm, Product Manager, Navis, Singapore

16.00 - 17.30 hrs (90 mins)
Session 5: Maritime foresight - for Shipping beyond the ship
Moderator: Gayani De Alwis - Chairperson WILAT Sri Lanka

Maritime Research: lessons from R4TLI - Lalith Edirisinghe, Assistant Secretary, CILT, Sri Lanka & Gayani De Alwis, Chairperson WILAT, Sri Lanka

Robotics process automation - Pushpanathan Chambarajidam, Associate Vice President, Quality & Risk, Antworks Solutions, India

Global shared services centre operations (BPO) and backward integration, can Sri Lanka be the hub in South Asia? Kingsley Abeywickrama, MD, APL Sri Lanka & Julian Bevis, Senior Director, Group Relations - Asia, A.P. Moller Maersk Group

The importance of maritime arbitration for a shipping hub - Emily O’Connor, Senior Policy Manager - Banking Commission/Commercial Law & Practice, ICC, Paris

IORA’s foresight on ports’ capacity building beyond 2020 – Lalith Edirisinghe, Head, Department of Logistics & Transport, CINEC Maritime Campus

17.30 hrs
End of CIMC Sessions

19.30 - 23.00 hrs
CIMC - Maritime night’s dinner - Hosted by CASA at The Kingsburry Hotel