Programme and Speakers

Monday 18th June

9.00 - 9.30 h. Registration

9.30 - 10.30 h. The shipping industry in the region. Are we ready to face the challenges ?

Chair:

Dr. Gabriela Vidal Rodríguez

Doctor of Law and Social Sciences. Dr. Ricardo Vidal Aradas y Asociados.


Panama, the status of the maritime auxiliary industry and its upcoming challenges

Speaker:

Dr. Flor de María Torrijos

Panama Maritime Chamber.


Global Maritime Transport: Potential Issues from the point of view of Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers:

Mr. Ricardo J. Sánchez

Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC).


Mr. Pablo Chauvet

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC).


This panel aims to address different issues affecting the maritime industry players around the world and regionally. Pricing Challenges and the impact of giants, how is the region position towards them.

10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00 h. Port Terminal and Logistics operations in the region

Chair:

Ms. Mónica Blanco

Challenges for environmentally sustainable ports in Brazil

Speaker:

Mrs. Gabriela Heckler

Legal Advisor of the CEO and Environmental Manager at the Port of Itaqui, in São Luis - Maranhão. Phd Candidate in Law of the Sea at Hamburg University.


Are we efficient?: Grain Market in the Region

Speaker:

Mr. Luis Zubizarreta

Commercial Chamber of Private Ports.


Modernization plan for the Port of Buenos Aires

Speaker:

Mr. Ramiro López Saubidet

Coordinador General de Obras y Servicios. Administración General de Puertos.


Are we efficient?: Containership market in the Region

Speaker:

Eng. Gustavo Anschutz

Director CEDPLA - President AIPPyC.


Sufficient land-side capacity to keep cargo moving is essential for liner vessels to maintain their schedules. Supply chains served by liner vessels in 21st century are no longer port-to-port. All cargo carried on liner ships must be able to discharge the vessel in a timely manner. This panel aims to address those topics challenging the logistic industry.

12.00 - 14.00 h. Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.00 h. Major Incidents: Casualty response

Speakers:

Mrs. Claudia Botero Götz

Gard (North America) Inc. WISTA USA.


Mrs. Flavia Melo

Senior lawyer, Member of the Executive Board of WISTA Brazil.


15.00 - 15.30 h. Coffee Break

15.30 - 17.00 h. Environmental challenges of the shipping industry

Chair:

Mrs. Mariana Barrera

Journalist of Noticia de Cruceros. WISTA Argentina.


Environmental regulations, the cost of non compliance

Speaker:

Mrs. Jeanne Grasso

Wista International Exco Member, Partner, Blank Rome LLP. WISTA USA.


Environmental regulations, the cost of compliance

Speaker:

Mr. Enrique Suárez

Stericycle.


2020 Sulphur cap and its impact in the maritime business

Speaker:

Mrs. Verónica Valenzuela

General manager of GLENCORE In Panama.


19.00 h. Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday 19th June

9.30 - 10.30 h. Offshore Energy and Shipping

Chair:

Mrs. Fernanda Cecilia Faria de Mattos

FMaster Consultoria. WISTA Brazil.


10.30 - 11.00 h. Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00 h. Big Data Vs. Real Stories

Chair:

Ms. Lludelis Espinal

E&M International Consulting, S.R.L. WISTA Rep. Dominicana.


Speakers:

Dr. Katerina Konsta

Seaworks (UK). WISTA Hellas.


Lic. Carolina Barone

Directora de Ejecución de Políticas de Género y Diversidad del Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación.


Mr. Roger Harris

Gender Equality in Competitive Ports: An Approach by the Inter-American Committee on Ports

Speaker:

Mrs. Mona Swoboda

Despite the disruptive changes, the human factor remains being the main core of the shipping business. Shipping agencies challenges, education and training of next generations, do we really provide welfare to seafarers?

12.00 - 14.00 h. Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.00 h. New Technologies facing the industry

Speakers:

Mr. Celso de Azevedo

Thomas Cooper LLP.


Mrs. Despina Panayiotou

TOTOTHEO Maritime.


Internet of Things

Speaker:

Mr. Santiago Nicolet

Director de Proyectos, Tesacom Cono Sur (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brasil, Perú).


Cyber risks are increasing concern of the shipping industry at large, and should be considered a part of the overall operational risk picture and addressed in a systematic way. This panel aims to address the challenges and measures taken by the shipping community, in connection with the cyber risk from its legal, insurance and operational aspects.

15.00 - 15.30 h. Coffee Break

15.30 - 17.00 h. Disruptive changes within the shipping industry, are we ready?

Speakers:

Mrs. Birgit Marie Liodden

Board Member, Bellona Environmental Foundation, Norwegian Sea Rescue Society and WISTA Norway.


Mr. Rob Collins

Partner, Clyde & Co.


Autonomous vessels from the P&I perspective

Speaker:

Mrs. Mugé Anber-Kontakis

American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. WISTA USA.


Blockchain and smart contracts in the supply chain

Speaker:

Mr. Dean Croke

Chief Analytics Officer, FreightWaves and BiTA.


The impact of SMARTcontract and blockchain within the shipping, logistic, financial and trading industries. Autonomous shipping? Is it a commercial and safe viable reality?

20.00 h. Homero Manzi Tango Dinner Show

Esquina Homero Manzi

Wednesday 20th June

10.00 h. City Tour of Buenos Aires

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