ICHCA International Conference 2017
Conference programme

Monday 2 October - Board meeting, Port tour & Icebreaker reception
10:00 - 16:00Board meeting (open to Board Members only)
Global Shippers Forum AGM (open to GSF members only)   
16:00 - 18:00LAS PALMAS PORT TOUR
Booking required. More information soon.
18:00 - 20:00ICEBREAKER RECEPTION

Kindly sponsored by
Asyconnect



Tuesday 3 October - Conference day 1, Awards ceremony & Cocktail reception
08:00 - 09:00Conference registration desk opens: Welcome refreshments, networking and exhibition visits
09:00 - 10:30WELCOME ADDRESS & KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Günther Bonz, President, FEPORT
Pablo Martín Carbajal González, Director General for Economics African Affairs, CEO – PROXETA, Government of the Canary Islands
Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD
Joseph Westwood-Booth, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org
Rachael White, CEO Secretariat , ICHCA International

Keynote 1:

Connecting Ships, Ports and People – Next Generation Blue Economy

Joseph Westwood - Booth, Senior Deputy Director, Subdivision for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, IMO

Keynote 2:

Where does Global Freight Go from Here?

Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD

Keynote 3:

Priorities for Ports in a Changing World

Gunther Bonz, President, FEPORT

Keynote Panel: 

Future Scenarios for Cargo Handling in the New Global Economy

A high-level cross-sector panel examines risks and choices facing cargo handling on land and sea, setting the scene for deep-dive discussion in subsequent sessions

10:30 - 11:15Refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
11:15 - 13:15SESSION 1 CONTAINER SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY #makeitsafe
Elmo Diederiks, Global Product Manager, Cordstrap B.V.
James Douglas, Director, Exis Technologies
Lars Kjaer, Senior Vice President, World Shipping Council (WSC)
Douglas Owen, Secretary General, Bureau International des Containers (BIC)
Ken Rohlmann, Senior Director Cargo Service / Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, TT Club
Chris Welsh, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum, Chairman, ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
Joseph Westwood-Booth, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org

‘The safest supply chain is also the most productive’

  • Safety as a shared responsibility along the entire container supply chain – how can we do better? 
  • Container weighing: SOLAS VGM 18 months on – where are we now? What do industry and regulators need to do next? 
  • Container packing: tackling a major cause of damage, loss and injury along the cargo chain. How can we ensure implementation of good practice from the IMO/ILO/UNECE CTU Packing Code from packing to delivery? 
  • Dangerous goods: addressing the scourge of misdeclaration and eradicating avoidable risks 
  • Container cleanliness – roles and responsibilities and industry guidelines
  • Technology and innovation to improve safe packing and securing of containerised freight
13:15 - 14:30Lunch, networking & exhibition visits

Kindly sponsored by

Cavotec

14:30 - 16:30SESSION 2 REDUCING RISKS IN CARGO HANDLING OPERATIONS #makeitsafe
Mr Jan Boermans, Director HSSE Europe and Russia, DP World
Martijn Breuer, Director, Shore Tension
Richard Brough OBE, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
Wouter de Gier, Global Head of Safety, Environment and Performance Management, APM Terminals
Erik de Neef, Chairman, Royal Boatmen Association
Mike Howie, Global System Specialist MoorMaster, Cavotec
Jorge Martin Diaz de Espada, HSSE Global Manager, Terminal Investment Limited
Joel Shirriff, Vice President - Global Practice Lead Terminals & Transportation , Ausenco
Stephan Stiehler, Ex Chairman, PEMA's Safety Committee, Deputy Chairman ICHCA ISP Technical Panel
  • Safety in ports and terminals – what are the major priorities?
  • Next generation HSE management and innovative approaches to HSE risk management in terminals 
  • Lifting cargo personnel with cranes – developing global best practice 
  • Preventing collisions between containers, equipment and people 
  • Reducing the risks of lashing and twistlock handling 
  • Improving safety in vessel mooring operations 
  • Embedding safety in port and terminal design and construction 
  • Technology and innovation to make cargo handling operations safer
16:30Close of conference day 1 - refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
19:30 - 20:30LAS PALMAS PORT AWARDS
Joseph Westwood-Booth, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org
Join us to celebrate excellence in global cargo handling and regional port operations with presentations of three prestigious awards:

LAS PALMAS PORT AWARDS

2ND TT CLUB INNOVATION IN SAFETY AWARD




JOHN STRANG A.O. MEMORIAL AWARD

20:30 - 22:00ICHCA 65TH ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Wednesday 4 October - Conference day 2
08:30 - 09:30Registration desk open - refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
09:00 - 10:30SESSION 3 NEW MARKETS & TRADE ROUTES - RESHAPING THE GLOBAL CARGO LANDSCAPE #futureflows
Manuel Herrera, Canary Professor, Louvain School of Management
Yasuyuki Nishio, Director, Engineering Administration Office, Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Emerging global trade routes
  • China Silk Road initiative
  • Development and investment outlook for African shipping, ports and hinterland operations
10:30 - 11:00Refreshments, networking and exhibition visits

Kindly sponsored by

Prodevelop

11:00 - 13:00SESSION 4 THE FUTURE IS SMART #cargointelligence
Pedro Garcia, International Port Community System Association (IPCSA)
Christophe Joubert, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Prodevelop
Peter van Duyn, Maritime Logistics Expert, Deakin University, Deputy Chairman, ICHCA Australia
Jody Cleworth, CEO, Maritime Transport International
Michael Dempsey, Vice President, Container and Port Solutions , ORBCOMM
Daniel MacGregor, Sales and Marketing Director, Nexiot AG

Automation, IoT, big data, AI, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, the cloud. Global cargo operations on land and at sea are set to be transformed by technology innovation. What could new technologies mean for safety, sustainability and efficiency?
  • Intelligent cargo operations: redefining the future 
  • Autonomous vessels and vehicles 
  • Port automation, robotics and digitisation 
  • Cloud and enterprise platforms 
  • Telematics and sensors
13:00 - 14:00Lunch, networking & exhibition visits
14:00 - 15:00SESSION 5 SUSTAINABLE CARGO OPERATIONS – DECARBONISATION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SOCIAL STEWARDSHIP #makeitsafe
Dr José Joaquín Hernández-Brito, Science, Technology and Innovation Manager, PLOCAN
Chris Welsh, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum, Chairman, ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
  • New regulatory environment after the Paris accord
  • Reducing the environmental and social impact of shipping and ports
  • Achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction in ports
  • What does a carbon neutral cargo operation look like?
  • Technology innovations to make cargo handling operations more sustainable
15:00 - 16:00SESSION 6 PHYSICAL AND CYBER SECURITY #makeitsecure
Rafael Company, R&D Project Manager, Valenciaport Foundation
Jorge Martin Diaz de Espada, HSSE Global Manager, Terminal Investment Limited
Cecilia Muller Torbrand, Programme Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
  • Security challenges and responses
  • Industry initiatives on cyber security
  • Security and speed of cargo handling
  • Information sharing
  • Physical security
  • Multidimensional security issues for protecting maritime critical infrastructures: SAURON project
16:00 - 16:30Refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
16:30 - 17:30SESSION 7 FUTURE SKILLS #cargopeople
John Beckett, Vice President, Training Safety & Recruitment, British Columbia Maritime Employers Association
Richard Brough OBE, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
Andrew Francis, Director, DP World Institute
Professor Shuo Ma, Vice-President (International), World Maritime University

How do we re-skill for next generation cargo handling needs?
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Future skills development
  • New training concepts, technologies and tools
17:30WRAP UP & CLOSING REMARKS