IAPH Mid-term Conference 2018

8-11 May 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan

Speakers and Moderators Presentations

9 May 2018

Session 1:

Securing local benefits from regional and global hub development: the role of port management

Session 2: (powered by IAPH Women’s Forum)

Multiculturalism: cultural diversity in global shipping and logistics chains



10 May 2018

Session 3:

What makes a competitive hub? Free Trade Zones as major players in international trade and the value chain


<Parallel workshops in co-operation with IAPH Technical Committees>


Who’s afraid of LNG?

Chair: Henri van der Weide Chair IAPH Environment Committee


Improving port efficiency through digitization and disruptive technologies

Co-chairs: Masaharu Shinohara, Chair IAPH Port Operations Committee and Jordi Torrent Pujol, Vice-Chair IAPH Trade Facilitation Committee



Port incentives for green shipping and logistics

Co-chairs: Wolfgang Hurtienne, Chair IAPH Port Planning Committee and Henri van der Weide, Chair IAPH Environment Committee


Corridor management perspective: Rakhmetolla Kudaibergenov, Secretary General, Trans-Caspian Transport Route (tbc)

Port authority perspective: Jeanine Drummond, General Manager Operations, Port Authority of NSW (tbc)


Financial and legal enablers of future-proof infrastructure

Co-chairs: Dov Frohlinger, Chair IAPH Economics and Finance Committee Frans van Zoelen,

Chair IAPH Legal Committee



Best practices in public-private partnerships

Ziad Hayek, UNECE Centre of Excellence on Public-Private Partnerships in Ports


Closing debate: The New Silk Road

Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports | Maritime & Trade IHS Markit

Wade Shepard, Author of ‘Ghost Cities of China’, Contributor Forbes and BBC World

Dr James Jixian Wang, Visiting Associate Professor, Research Centre on One-Belt-One-Road, City University of Hong Kong


Closing Ceremony by Dr. Parag Khanna