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 

Gagan Seksaria

Director of Global Investments Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Represents Red Sea Gateway Terminal of Saudi Arabia based Xenel Industries, one of the largest and most diverse conglomerates in the Middle East, and is responsible for the execution of the company’s international investments and expansion strategy. In the role previous to his current one, Gagan was the Chief Investment Officer for ICTSI’s Africa region concluding investment commitments of over $350 million across multiple port projects in Africa.

Port Development Middle East Pre-Forum Workshops: Sunday, 5 April 2020

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

3:00 PM WORKSHOP C: PORTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The opportunities in the ports sector are massive and governments are keen to attract investments to facilitate the urbanising population. Complicated trade and regulatory regimes cause political and economic unrest. Lack of developed infrastructure and logistics services for in-time production and consumer supply poses a challenge for the region. Customs clearance, multimodal transport, logistics delays, cost and quality issues etc. have a great impact on trade flows.

Attend this workshop and learn:
  • How does logistics cycle affect business outcomes and economy
  • Direct impacts of vessel size and specification, containerisation, transshipment etc. in accelerating the trade flows
  • Collaborations, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions
  • Importance of dry ports development and inland terminals for trade to landlocked areas