Sunday 21st February 2016

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

V.I.P Networking Dinner

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM

Session (1): The changes in the world economy & the impact on world trade

Moderator : Tim Power, Head of Maritime Advisors, Drewry

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Session 1.1

- World and regional economic recent development and prospects, and the impact on international trade.
- Trends and direction of trade.
- Structure and composition of trade.
- Economic and other risks to economic growth and trade.
- Moving up the value chain to add value to the Suez Canal as a pivotal international passage.


11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Session 1.2

The Future of International Shipping - Economic and Trade Factors

- Consider the outlook for international shipping over the next 20 years.
- The expected impact of forthcoming IMO regulations on the conduct of world trade.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 1.3

- The Great Recession of 2008-9.

- Post-recession recovery.

- What happened with globalization.

- Developed world consumption.

- Regionalization.


12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Question & Answers

12:10 PM - 1:40 PM


1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

Parallel Workshops (Ministry of Transport)

Workshop (1): Prerequisite of developing Egyptian ports to Logistics ports (Isis - 1st floor )

Workshop (2): Developing the Egyptian Commercial Maritime Fleet (Ahmos - 1st floor )

1:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Session (2): The recent developments in shipping industry

Moderator : Dr. Thorsten Ploss, Director of Strategy, Bahri

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

The outlook for the shipping markets : providing transportation for an ever-changing world

- Overview of shipping sectors
- Changing trade patterns and new growth trends
- How the fleet is evolving to meet the new growth in the world


2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Session 2.2

- ULCS and Suez Canal
- World Population and Container Throughput
- Major Container Ports’ Distribution
- Recent Major consolidations
- ULCS (Ultra Large Container Ships)
- Suez canal as world’s Infrastructure
- Wild Cards: Suez vs Panama


2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Session 2.3

- Status & Outlook with focus on regulations, maritime organizations, energy, sustainability, data, leaders & leadership.
- The Suez Canal Project (A benefit to Egypt, the maritime industry and beyond, the challenges with major possibilities).
- Launching “Blue Valley” (A mega development project with national/regional/global participation .. and impact (the basic idea, the first status and "what’s next")


2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Question & Answers

2:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Session (3): Dry Bulk Outlook and the Suez Canal

Moderator : Anthony Carroll , Baltic Exchange Ltd

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Session 3.1

- Overview of principal global dry bulk trade flows (commodities and key routes) and vessel sizes.
- Principal trades using the Suez Canal.
- 10 year development of main flows (and Suez transit activity if possible).
- Implications of Canal expansion for dry bulk trade; drivers of routing choice.
- Current state of the dry bulk market.
- Dry bulk market outlook.
- Implications for the Suez Canal.


3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Dry Bulk: Boom and Bust through commodity super cycle

- Supply and Demand drivers of the dry bulk freight market.
- Price outlook for the next 2-3 years.
- The relationship between freight and Suez canal pricing


3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

The dry bulk market: desperately seeking balance

- Freight rates drop to historic lows as excessive fleet growth overwhelms slowing demand growth
- What are ship owners doing to address the bleak outlook that is facing them?
- How is dry bulk demand evolving as China growth slows?
- Will other areas (ie Middle East/Asia/Africa ) be the new engines of growth?


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Question & Answers

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

4:30 PM - 5:40 PM

Session (4): Energy outlook and the Suez Canal

Moderator : Abbas El Naqi , Secretary General , OAPEC

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

LNG Markets and the Suez Canal

- The International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL)
- LNG & the LNG Chain
- LNG Markets – current and future
- LNG trafic and the Suez Canal – historical, present & future
- Vision for the future – conclusion and key messages

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Energy Shipping - The New Suez Canal

- Overall commentary on Energy Outlook and Suez Canal.
- Incorporate what to look out for in protecting the interests of shipping.

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Impact of energy market on shipping industry

- Low oil prices, a blessing or a curse for the shipping industry
- Impact of energy prices on our industry in the short and long-term
- How to react

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM

Question & Answers

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Session (5): Container Outlook and Suez Canal

Moderator : John Fewer , Acting CEO , DP World Sokhna

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Session 5.1

- Supply/Demand Analysis of the Industry.
- Maersk Line’s objectives.
- Maersk Line and the Suez Canal.


9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Recent Trends in Containerization and Container Terminal Development

- Recent developments in containerization.
- The significance of the trade passing through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.
- Market trends in the development of new container terminals.
- Developing Greenfield Terminals.
- Ports Investments.


9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Ultra-large container ships, mainline trades and the Suez Canal

- The current container fleet.
- The container ship order book.
- A short term market outlook.
- A look at the east-west main trades.
- A special look at next-generation ULCS: terminals, waterways, fleet deployment.


10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Question & Answers

10:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Session (6): Suez Canal Alternative Routes

Moderator : Mahmoud Rizk , Economic Advisor , Suez Canal Authority

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Global Transportation Networks and Alternative Trade Routes

- A brief historical background of the Panama Canal Alternative.
- The evolution of trade, as it relates to the Panama alternative, and it´s hinterland.
- Current status of the Panama Canal expansion project, and expected impact.
- Prospective analysis of things to come, and opportunities for both Canals.


10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Session 6.2

- The Suez Canal (SC) is an important infrastructure for worldwide maritime shipping.
- The costs and distances of voyages can be greatly reduced, particularly for vessels
navigating between Asia and Europe.


10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Future Prospects of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) as an International Trade Route

- NSR’s Economic and Strategic Significance for Russia.
- NSR’s as Alternative Trade Route between NW Europe and NE Asia.
- NSR’s Plan for Sustainable Usage.


11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Question & Answers

11:20 AM - 12:50 AM

Parallel Workshops (Suez Canal Authority)

Main Workshop : 7 Suez Canal Companies: Capabilities & Challenges
(Tutankhamon - 3rd floor)
Workshop (1): Suez Canal Marketing Policies (Isis - 1st floor )
Workshop (2): Client Future Expectation from Suez Canal
(Ahmos - 1st floor)

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM


1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Session (7): Development of the Suez Canal Area together with Ports and Logistics

Moderator : Abdel Nasir Elrefaei , Assistant chairman , SCZone

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

Session 7.1

The Suez Canal Economic Zone - Competitive Location
- Institutional Framework.
- Unique customer service.
- Variety of investment opportunities.
- Investments and employment targets.


2:05 PM - 2:20 PM

Session 7.2

- Incorporation and licensing companies.


2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Session 7.3

- MDC the role of the development company.


2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

Session 7.4

- TEDA a success story.

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM

PSA Singapore Terminals – The Success Story

- Today many know PSA's Singapore Terminals as second largest container terminal in
the world handling over 30 million TEU annually. PSA's operations in Singapore also
constitute the single largest container terminal in the world and the largest transhipment
terminal globally. This presentation will highlight how a single berth built by the government
of Singapore in 1972 grew to become a mega-terminal handling the


3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

Busan Port – ‘The Success Story of Busan as a Global Hub Port

- Handling the excellent achievements and the success stories of Busan Port as a leading
global hub port. Busan Port is the world’s 3rd biggest transshipment hub port which is
located in the North East Asia. In order to play a key role as an integrated logistics hub,
Busan Port Authority is focusing on three important projects; Busan New Port Development
Project, Distribution Park Development Project and Busan North Port Redevelopment
Project. Furthermore, the current status of African ports is mentioned and the
conditions which will enable ports in Africa to be a leading port for sustainable growth.

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

The Port of Sydney Canada and the New Suez Canal - Strategic options and considerations

- Economic, trade and logistics factors & their efficiency on ENCA.
- North American ports and challenges.
- The solution and the new building super hub.
- Location of Suez Canal in the Great Circle Route across the Atlantic.


3:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Suez Canal Container Terminal- Journey To Success

- Location & Vision
- SCCT is a key partner on Suez Canal Axis Development Project
- Beyond achievements (Challenges)
- Competition Competitive edge
- Developing and Improving Service Reliability
- Our Main Recent Achievements & plans for the Future


3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Coffee break

4:35 PM - 4:50 PM

Policy Options for Egyptian Container Port Sector

- Port Policy
- Egyptian Container Port Sector
- Policy Options


4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

Session 9.3

- Review Hong Kong experience in ship registration, ship finance and logistics.
Analysis of logistics benefits via Suez Canal.


5:05 PM - 5:20 PM

The Netherlands a W orld-Class Logistics and Maritime Hub in a Global T ransport Network

- The Netherlands as a global transport and maritime hub.
- How the strategy of the Netherlands might be applied to the Suez Canal Zone Development.
- The economic drivers and the global landscape in which we have to shape our Logistics and maritime ambitions.
- Dutch Freight Transport Strategy.
- The role of innovation and innovative partnership among the actors that shape the logistics and maritime ambitions.
- Lessons-learned of the Netherlands.

8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

VIP Gala Dinner