22 - 24 OCTOBER
Sundus Rotana, Muscat, Oman
James Fanshawe, Chairman at UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

James Fanshawe

UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

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Conference Day One: Monday, 22 October 2018

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

9:45 AM EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Funding, financing and expansion priorities for Oman’s ports

  • Partnership opportunities
  • Trade Globalisation or Investment Regionalisation? The impact on Middle Eastern seaports
  • Collaboration with private sector - Shippers as drivers of a sustainable supply chain
  • Digitisation and developing the port of the future
  • Impact of game changers and drivers on the port industries


2:30 PM HARBOUR SIDE CHAT: What effect is the consolidation of shipping lines having on port capacity and how can the Middle East ensure competition in the market?

  • How is digitisation leveling the playing field for ports, shipping lines and cargo stakeholders?
  • Landside customer versus shipping lines: How can ports capitalise on the landside opportunity whilst still remaining attractive to shipping lines?
  • How are trade patterns expected to change and what effect is this going to have on Oman’s port capacity?

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

12:00 PM HARBOUR SIDE CHAT: How can future ports leverage digital technology to connect stakeholders and unlock bottlenecks?

  • Utilising digital technology to uncover digital trade corridors for global trade
  • Using IoT to optimise port-hinterland connections and reduce landside logistics delays
  • Using data insights to optimise and govern the supply chain