Conference Programme

DRESS CODE
Sessions and Welcome Cocktail: Business Attire
Homero Manzi Tango Dinner Show: Smart Casual

The weather forecast for the week of the event reports an average low of 5 degrees, and an average max of 15 degrees Celsius with mostly clouds and sunshine but some chances of rain.

Programme and Speakers

Monday 18th June

8.15 - 9.00 h. Registration

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

9.00 - 9.15 h. Opening Remarks

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Speaker:

Ms. María Belén Espiñeira

President of WISTA ARGENTINA.


9.15 - 9.30 h. WISTA International - Presentation

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Speakers:

Ms. Despina Panayiotou

CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime. President of WISTA International.


Ms. Jeanne Grasso

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


9.30 - 10.45 h. The shipping industry in the region. Are we ready to face the challenges?

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Dr. Gabriela Vidal Rodríguez

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


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

Speaker:

Mr. Pablo Chauvet

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


Shipping legal framework challenges in Latin America and Brazil to achieve global competitiveness

Speaker:

Ms. Fabiana Simões Martins

Lawyer. Siano & Martins Advogados Associados.


The Container Ship Market: world and local overview

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Rodolfo Garcia Piñeiro

Presidente de Turner & Williams S.A. Agencia Marítima.


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.

10.45 - 11.15 h. Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.30 h. Port Terminal and Logistics operations in the region

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Mónica Blanco

Legal advisor. Puerto Bahía Blanca. WISTA Argentina.


Challenges for environmentally sustainable ports in Brazil

Speaker:

Ms. 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.

12.30 - 14.30 h. Lunch Break

14.30 - 15.45 h. Major Incidents: Casualty response

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. María Belén Espiñeira

President of WISTA ARGENTINA.


Gard’s approach to casualty handling

Speaker:

Ms. Claudia Botero Götz

Gard (North America) Inc. WISTA USA.


Casualties in Brazil – a practical legal perspective

Speaker:

Ms. Flavia Melo

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


Surveyor, that very important person!

Speaker:

Ms. Kirsten Schandy

P&I Correspondent. Director. Lloyd's Agent.


National System of response to Pollution Incidents (Argentina)

Speaker:

Prefecto Principal Francisco Benisch

Prefectura Naval Argentina.


15.45 - 16.15 h. Coffee Break

16.15 - 17.30 h. Environmental challenges of the shipping industry

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Mariana Barrera

Journalist of Noticias de Cruceros. WISTA Argentina.


Environmental regulations, the cost of non compliance

Speaker:

Ms. 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:

Ms. Verónica Valenzuela

President of WISTA Panama.


Legal framework for the prevention of pollution to the marine environment

Speaker:

Oficial Principal María de la Cruz Basualdo

Prefectura Naval Argentina.


19.00 h. Welcome Cocktail - WISTA ARGENTINA - 5th Anniversary

Sarmiento Hall (Ground floor)

Tuesday 19th June

9.00 - 10.15 h. Offshore Energy and Shipping

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Fernanda Cecilia Faria de Mattos

FMaster Consultoria. WISTA Brazil.


Contracts in the oil & gas area

Speaker:

Ms. Camila Mendes

Senior Partner of Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados.


Brazil: How the game changed for the Brazilian E&P and Offshore industries

Speaker:

Mr. Alexandre Calmon

Partner at the Energy Global Practice Group of Tauil & Chequer Advogados.


Argentina Offshore Round 1 - Coming soon

Speaker:

Mr. Rodrigo García Berro

Coordinator of the Argentina Offshore Round 1.


10.15 - 10.45 h. Coffee Break

10.45 - 12.00 h. Technology Vs. Human Factor and Environment

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Lludelis Espinal

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


Human Capacities with Gender Equality for Competitive Ports: An Approach by the Inter-American Committee on Ports

Speaker:

Ms. Mona Swoboda

Technology diversion - Shipping Inclusion

Speaker:

Dr. Katerina Konsta

Seaworks (UK). WISTA Hellas.


Public security policies with a gender perspective

Speaker:

Lic. Carolina Barone

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


ISWAN’s work on mental wellbeing

Speaker:

Mr. Roger Harris

Executive Director. International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network.


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 - 15.15 h. New Technologies facing the industry

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Vanessa Rochester

Of Counsel, Montréal. WISTA Canada.


Silent Cyber Coverage in Marine Insurance

Speaker:

Mr. Celso de Azevedo

Thomas Cooper LLP.


New Technologies facing the industry

Speaker:

Ms. Despina Panayiotou

CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime. President of WISTA International.


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.

15.15 - 15.45 h. Coffee Break

15.45 - 17.00 h. Disruptive changes within the shipping industry, are we ready?

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Chair:

Ms. Débora Valera

Venezuelan Maritime Cluster (Venezuelan Maritime Chamber). President of VSV Marine & Port Group. WISTA Venezuela.


Shipping Disrupted: Sustainable business, tech & millennials as innovation drivers within the maritime industry

Speaker:

Ms. Birgit Marie Liodden

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


Blockchain and Smart Contracts - A Legal Perspective

Speaker:

Mr. Rob Collins

Partner, Clyde & Co.


Autonomous vessels from the P&I perspective

Speaker:

Ms. 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?

17.00 h. Closing Remarks

Alte. Brown (2nd floor)

Speaker:

Ms. María Belén Espiñeira

President of WISTA ARGENTINA.


20.00 h. Homero Manzi Tango Dinner Show

Esquina Homero Manzi

Wednesday 20th June

10.00 h. City Tour of Buenos Aires

Meeting Point: Centro Naval - (801 Florida st. CABA)

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