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 

Hussain Al Fardan

Head of Innovation Centre Strategy & Corporate Excellence, Dubai Customs

Experienced in all aspects of innovation both internal and external within the organisation, with demonstrated success in building innovation culture within a governmental environment. Hussain has developed and delivered innovation culture method that is now used by many government departments across the UAE to develop employee-driven creativity and manage continuous improvement.

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

Monday, April 6th, 2020

3:15 PM IoT-led supply chain in the ports sector

Smart shipping will transform the sea logistics ensuring better performance management and conditioning monitoring via digital technologies.

  • Learn how the vessel operators, ship managers, port personnel, equipment manufacturers and end customers can leverage connectivity to unlock IoT for business efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Supply chain visibility in freight movements and valuable data for enhanced port operations

Port Development Middle East Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

11:00 AM CASE STUDY: Adoption of blockchain technology in the shipping industry

The first shipment using blockchain technology from King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam to the port of Rotterdam reflects Saudi Customs’ strategy to facilitate seaports cross-border trade, accounting for 80 percent of trade in the Kingdom.

  • Learn how the blockchain technology ensured trade safety, time and cost reduction and reliability of supply chains
  • How can blockchain be used for digital reference documentation to cargo tracking including the loading/discharge, weight and origin/destination of containers?
  • How can blockchain enhance intermodal freight movements?