Programme and Speakers
Monday 18th June
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
Dr. Flor de María Torrijos
Panama Maritime Chamber.
Global Maritime Transport: Potential Issues from the point of view of Latin America and the Caribbean
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.
Ms. Mónica Blanco
Challenges for environmentally sustainable ports in Brazil
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
Mr. Luis Zubizarreta
Commercial Chamber of Private Ports.
Modernization plan for the Port of Buenos Aires
Mr. Ramiro López Saubidet
Coordinador General de Obras y Servicios. Administración General de Puertos.
Are we efficient?: Containership market in the Region
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.
Mrs. Claudia Botero Götz
Gard (North America) Inc. WISTA USA.
Mrs. Flavia Melo
Senior lawyer, Member of the Executive Board of WISTA Brazil.
Mrs. Mariana Barrera
Journalist of Noticia de Cruceros. WISTA Argentina.
Environmental regulations, the cost of non compliance
Mrs. Jeanne Grasso
Wista International Exco Member, Partner, Blank Rome LLP. WISTA USA.
Environmental regulations, the cost of compliance
Mr. Enrique Suárez
2020 Sulphur cap and its impact in the maritime business
Mrs. Verónica Valenzuela
General manager of GLENCORE In Panama.
Tuesday 19th June
Mrs. Fernanda Cecilia Faria de Mattos
FMaster Consultoria. WISTA Brazil.
Ms. Lludelis Espinal
E&M International Consulting, S.R.L. WISTA Rep. Dominicana.
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
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?
Mr. Celso de Azevedo
Thomas Cooper LLP.
Mrs. Despina Panayiotou
Internet of Things
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.
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
Mrs. Mugé Anber-Kontakis
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. WISTA USA.
Blockchain and smart contracts in the supply chain
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?
Esquina Homero Manzi