14 - 15 September, 2016
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Singapore


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and morning networking

09:30 - 09:50 Opening Remarks from the Chairman

09:50 - 10:30 Examining an investor’s perspective on the port sector and current developments

- Analysing value creation and using returns analysis to assess the investment value of current projects
- Examining shareholder perspectives on the port sector since GFC
- Focussing on the current investment landscape
- Ensuring what to look for in conducting the financial health check of the sector’s performance.
Victor Wai, CFA Research Analyst at Drewry Maritime Advisors

Victor Wai

CFA Research Analyst
Drewry Maritime Advisors

10:30 - 11:10 Examining the upgrading and optimization of commercial port facilities in Hong Kong and its potential commercial impact on Shanghai and Singapore’s port and maritime services market.

Hong Kong Port and the wider maritime services cluster is a defining feature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s economy. With improved port capacity and quality available at Shenzhen and other Pearl River Delta ports outlined previously, as well as the increasing competitiveness of supporting services such as ship management, ship finance and maritime arbitration in Shanghai and Singapore, Hong Kong will need to improve and evolve its port and maritime services in order to increase market share in future years.
The Transport and Housing Bureau (HKSAR Government) has released “The Strategic Development Plan for Hong Kong Port 2030” and commissioned a “Consultancy Study on Enhancing Hong Kong’s Position as an International Maritime Centre”. The commissioning of these studies is a statement of intent by the HKSAR government to continually enhance the competitiveness of the maritime cluster in Hong Kong. What will this mean for mainland Chinese ports and Singapore?
Simon Su, Director and Chief Economist at BMT Asia Pacific Limited - Hong Kong

Simon Su

Director and Chief Economist
BMT Asia Pacific Limited - Hong Kong

11:10 - 11:40 Morning networking and refreshments break

With the under investment in ports and an overinvestment in containers/shipping resulting in continued consolidation of the shipping market what impact is it having on the industry supply chain and port optimization? The continued consolidation of the shipping industry is also having a major impact on market share between the ports and the types of vessels available.
As the industry continues to try to reduce costs, are we about to witness a new wave of changes within the sector which has not been seen for over a decade? The slower container growth market is set to impact heavily on the supply chain which could provoke far-reaching changes to ports and liner shipping.
- How will the new Ocean Alliance play out for the industry?
- Additionally, with continued upward pressure on pricing inputs and market demand volatility, how can the supply chain gain efficiencies?
- How can container can loads improving weighing and reduce trans-shipment costs?

Jeroen Overbeek

Ports and Marine Leader - Asia
Aurecon Singapore (Pte) Ltd

Jason Chiang, CFA Director at Royal Haskoning Group, Singapore

Jason Chiang

CFA Director
Royal Haskoning Group, Singapore

12:20 - 13:20 Networking Lunch Break

13:20 - 14:00 Recognizing the impact of terminal competition in the supply chain – Focus on aligning new terminal capacities and utilizations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo & Thailand

- Coordinating with shipping lines to optimize vessel loading in South East Asia
- What is driving the shipping line consolidation and alliance structures?
- Assessing ship deployment trends and services strategies and their impact on the new emerging port capacities
- Examining which routes will have sustainable container movements
- Aligning new terminal capacity and potential utilizations with current and estimated trade lane capacities for more effective trans-shipment yields.
- Understanding the potential political and economic risks and issues that are impacting on the supply chain
Jason Chiang, CFA Director at Royal Haskoning Group, Singapore

Jason Chiang

CFA Director
Royal Haskoning Group, Singapore

14:00 - 15:50 Understanding the issues and challenges of hinterland interconnectivity and maritime infrastructure developments in Indonesia

- Understanding the dynamics and impact of the special economic zones and port developments in Indonesia
- How can the proposed economic zones and port developments in North Sumatra co-develop
- How will these economic zones impact on port developments and the supply chain for shippers and operators?

Jeroen Overbeek

Ports and Marine Leader - Asia
Aurecon Singapore (Pte) Ltd

15:50 - 23:59 Closing Remarks from the Chairman