05 - 07 April, 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

The only city infrastructure show bringing together global visionaries, city planners and key stakeholders working on major infrastructure projects 

Eng. Mohammad A. Al Dardasawi

Chief Officer- Ports Development & Construction Aqaba Development Corporation

Implemented projects include the construction of Aqaba New Port project (3 phases), Liquefied Natural Gas terminal, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Terminal, marine services harbors, and other various ports development projects for a value exceeding 500 MJOD. Other projects are in implementation phase including development of Middle port, additional berth, and Iraqi Oil Export Terminal with an estimated value of 200 MJOD.

Port Development Middle East Forum Day One: Monday, 6 April 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

10:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Seaports at the forefront of World Economic Corridors

GCC ports are moving towards a ‘one-stop-shop’ bureaucracy and integrating with free zones for immediate and easy access to seaport. With good infrastructure, efficiency and custom-free trading zones and no foreign ownership restrictions, port authorities are taking measures to stay relevant with customer demands and efficient solutions. In addition to this, UAE’s Khalifa Port, Oman’s Duqm, Saudi Arabia’s Jizan, East Africa’s Djibouti, and Egypt’s Port Said and Ain Sokhna will be the key projects that China will be developing in building the BRI in the Middle East.

  • Addressing legislation, commercialisation, expansion and financing models
  • Seaports as gateways and economic corridors shaping supply chain economy; upcoming integration
  • Ports as gateways to facilitate trade, engagement and regional growth and foster global partnerships
  • The economic impact of corridor investments to international trade
  • Generating economic benefits and efficiencies or maximising traffic volumes
  • The reality, opportunities and challenges facing seaport gateways and corridors now and in the future
Panellists:

Reserved for Shuwaikh Port
Reserved for Port of Duqm