NOVEMBER 19-21
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL MIAMI

CONVENED BY

  • Alberto Díaz

    Alberto Díaz
    President
    Administración Nacional de Puertos de Uruguay

    "Every year there are presentations that make us think. Part of the event is to listen to these presentations and the other part is to socialize with those who have responsibilities in the ports and, without doubt, these goals are met in each edition"
  • Jessey Bravo

    Jessey Bravo
    Regional Manager LatAm
    Tideland Signal Corporation

    “The Congress is a great opportunity to share with the most important personalities of the Latin American Port industry. The excellent organization, interesting presentations and networking opportunities are guaranteed during the event"
  • Feliciano Spina

    Feliciano Spina
    Sales Director
    Bedeschi S.p.A.

    "We’ve been attending the event for more than 6 editions. Year after year we add more business with the companies and clients that attend the AAPA Latin American Congress. For us, it is the most important port event in America"
  • Miguel Garín Alemany

    Miguel Garín Alemany
    International Development Director
    Fundación Valenciaport

    "I think the Congress is fantastic and it amazes me that every year there are more and more people, a higher level of speakers and more important topics addressed. In addition, a lot of networking is generated to make good business and contacts"
  • Ángel Elías

    Ángel Elías
    President
    Ente Administrador Puerto Rosario

    "The AAPA Congresses have a wonderful organization and a very representative attendance of the port industry. They are valuable to learn about the changes in the industry, exchange opinions and discuss global issues"
  • Ricardo J. Sánchez

    Ricardo J. Sánchez
    Trade, Integration and Infrastructure Division
    ECLAC

    "This is one of the most important events in the region to discuss our challenges for the future. 70% of a country's activity is developed at some point in a port"
  • Raúl Moreno

    Raúl Moreno
    Latin America, Spain & Portugal Sales Manager
    Firefly AB

    "The AAPA Congress is a great opportunity to visit our customers and generate more relationships. In addition, we take the opportunity to check how our facilities in Latin America are"
  • José M. Velázquez R.

    José M. Velázquez R.
    Regional Manager for Central America and the Caribbean
    Boskalis International B.V.

    "The AAPA Congress is very interesting. It is a great opportunity to exchange some ideas of what is going on in the world, both in trade and in the international development of ports"
  • Eric Olafson

    Eric Olafson
    Director of Global Trade and Business Development
    PortMiami

    "In this Congress we are among friends, we feel at home"

    AGENDA

      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        Registration at the lobby of the InterContinental Hotel Miami
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        Technical Visit to the Port of Miami
        (Technical visit with prior booking – spaces are limited)
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        AAPA Latin American Delegation Meeting
      • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
        WELCOME RECEPTION AT THE RUSTY PELICAN RESTAURANT
      • 8:30 AM
        Registration at the Convention Center of the InterContinental Hotel Miami
      • 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
        OPENING CEREMONY BY GOVERNMENTAL & AAPA AUTHORITIES
      • 9:20 AM - 10:30 AM
        THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT: AND PORTS
        PERSPECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION

        Moderator and conclusions,
        Chris Connor, Incoming President and CEO, AAPA - USA

          Speakers,
        • Ricardo Sánchez, Trade, Integration and Infrastructure Division, ECLAC
        • Kathy Metcalf, President and CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America - USA
        • Joshua Hurwitz, Senior Consultant, Commercial Advisory Services, Moffatt & Nichol - USA
      • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
        COFFEE & NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
        Sponsored by
      • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
        PORT PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA

        Moderator and conclusions,
        Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat, Inter-American Committee on Ports – CIP/OAS

          Speakers,
        • Disney Barroca Neto, Fiscal Counsel, Ministério da Infraestrutura, Brazil
        • Andrea Centeno Rodríguez, Executive President of the Port Administration and Economic Development Board of the Atlantic Coast (JAPDEVA) – Costa Rica (*)
        • Héctor López Gutiérrez, General Coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine of Mexico
        • José Luis Domínguez Covarrubias, Deputy Secretary of Transportation - Chile
      • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
        “Up close” with:

        Mark Montgomery
        President & CEO - Ports America - USA

        Presented by: Juan Kuryla, Director & CEO, PortMiami - USA

      • 12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

        Signing of Agreement between Port Miami & Port of Santos (Brazil)

      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        LUNCH Sponsored by
      • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
        • THE LARGE-SCALE PORT
          Francisco Silva Donoso, President of the Board, Empresa Portuaria San Antonio - Chile
        • PORT VISION TOWARDS 2040:CASE OF BAHÍA BLANCA
          Miguel Donadío, President, Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía Blanca - Argentina
        • PRESENTATION BY FENOP
          Sergio Aquino, President, Federação Nacional dos Operadores Portuários (FENOP) - Brazil
        • PRESENTATION BY THE PORT AUTHORITY OF GUAYAQUIL
          Damián Velasco, Manager, Autoridad Portuaria de Guayaquil – Ecuador (*)

        Moderator and conclusions: Alberto Díaz, President, Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP) – Uruguay

      • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        COFFEE & NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
        Sponsored by
      • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
        AWARDING OF PPM LATINO CERTIFICATES
      • 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
        CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES IN SHIPPING AND PORT OPERATIONS

        Moderator and conclusions
        Francisco Javier González Silva, President-Elect, AAPA Latin American Delegation– Chile

          Speakers,
        • Gary P. LaGrange, President& CEO, GARY LAGRANGE and Assoc., LLC / Former president & CEO - Port of New Orleans (2001-2017) - USA
        • Edward Gonzalez, President, Seaboard Marine Ltd.– USA (*)
        • Franco Gandolfo, General Manager, Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso – Chile (*)
        • Gabriel Quadri de la Torre, Managing Partner, Sistemas Integrales de Gestión Ambiental (SIGEA) – Member of the Asociación Mexicana de Infraestructura Portuaria, Marítima y Costera (AMIP) - Mexico
      • 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
        PRESENTATION BY THE PORT OF CARTAGENA, HOST OF THE XXIX LATIN AMERICAN CONGRESS OF PORTS 2020

        Giovanni Benedetti, Director, Marketing & Sales, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena S.A. - Colombia

      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXHIBIT HALL SPONSORED BY THE PORT OF CARTAGENA
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        LOGISTICS 4.0 REVOLUTIONIZES THE PORTS SECTOR: HOW IS THE INDUSTRY ADAPTING?

        Moderator and conclusions,
        Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director of Policy and Strategy of the International Association of Ports and Harbors – IAPH–BELGIUM

          Speakers,
        • Agustina Calatayud, Transportation Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (BID) - USA
        • Kris Kosmala, Director of Smart Port Operations Digital Solutions - Royal Haskoning DHV – The Netherlands
        • Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach - USA
        • Representative of TEC II Lázaro Cárdenas / APM TERMINALS MEXICO (*)
      • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
        CYBER SECURITY IN LOGISTICS: CHALLENGES FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT AND PORTS

        Andrew Baskin
        Vice President, Global Policy and Trade, HudsonAnalytix, Inc. - USA

      • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        COFFEE & NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
        Sponsored by
      • 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
        THE PORT OF ROTTERDAM’S AUTOMATION EXPERIENCES AND SMART PORTS MODEL

        René Van Der Plas
        Director, Port of Rotterdam International - The Netherlands

      • 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM
        • MANAGING THE FUTURE GENERATION OF PORTS AND TERMINALS
          Feliciano Spina, Sales Director, Bedeschi – Italy
        • SUSTAINABLE EFFICIENCY IN BULK TERMINALS
          Julián Luna Beckley, CEO, South Point Engineering – USA
        • THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE HARBOR PILOT IN MARITIME BUSINESS
          Guillermo Gómez Garay, Project Manager, FORCE Technology – Denmark
        • PRESENTATION BY PTP GROUP
          Guillermo Misiano, President, PTP Group - Argentina

        Moderator and conclusions: Armando Duarte-Peláez, Former AAPA Chairman – Colombia

      • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
        LUNCH Sponsored by
      • 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
        PERSPECTIVES AND TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY

        Moderator and conclusions,
        Rafael Díaz-Balart, AAPA Latin American Coordinator - USA

          Speakers,
        • David Pino Roca, Head of Territorial Planning and Technical Management of Concessions at the Port of Barcelona - Spain
        • Dee Cooper, SVP Design & Costumer Experience, Virgin Group – UK
        • Gonzalo Mórtola, President, AGP – Port of Buenos Aires – Argentina
      • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        COFFEE & NETWORKING IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
        Sponsored by
      • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

        ROUND TABLE WITH SHIPPING COMPANIES AND PORTS

        • Carlos Urriola, Executive Vice President, Manzanillo International Terminal Panamá S.A (MIT)
        • Héctor Tamburini, Commercial and Logistics Regional Senior Manager, DP World - USA
        • Ricardo Arten, CEO, Brasil Terminal Portuário – Brazil
        • Antonio Domínguez, Area Managing Director for the East Coast of South America at A.P. Moller – Maersk - Panama
        • Maximiliano Alcorta, Regional Operations Manager WCSA, Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. - Chile

        Facilitated by: Miguel Garín-Alemany, International Development Director, Fundación Valenciaport - Spain

      • 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
        CLOSING CEREMONY BY AAPA LATIN AMERICAN DELEGATION AUTHORITIES

      • 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
        CLOSING DINNER PARTY ABOARD THE GRAND FLORIDIAN YACHT
      (*) TBC

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