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Welcome Remarks
10:05 - 10:10
Keynote Ministerial Opening Address - Minister of Transport
10:10 - 10:15
Minister of Transport
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Keynote Address - Assistant Secretary General, IMO
10:15 - 10:25
Assistant Secretary-General/Director, Department for Member State Audit & Implementation Support
Presentation of Awards to Sponsors
10:25 - 10:30
Keynote session: Vision 2030: an update on progress and opportunity for growth
10:30 - 11:30
Keynote session
Chief Executive Officer
Bahri Ship Management
Regional Managing Director, West and Central Asia
A.P. Møller – Maersk
International Chamber of Shipping
Managing Director
E Treanor Media

In this headline session, leaders of the organisations driving maritime business and policy within the Kingdom will discuss the latest updates of the Vision 2030 plan, what the opportunities are for domestic and international maritime & logistics companies and the progress of key Vision 2030 objectives.

Moderated by:
Eithne Treanor, Manging Director, E Treanor Media

Session 2: MAWANI new BOT contract concession based on KSA PPP guidelines and International Standards
12:00 - 12:30

MAWANI has been successfully working on the definition and implementation of new container concessions on KSA. The upgraded concessions structure is in line with international best practice in PPPs for ports, thereby helping to apply a commercial mindset in the sector and advancing the Kingdom’s objective of fostering a healthy and sustainable environment for the development of PPPs in KSA in line with Vision 2030.

Session 3: Trade relationships with key partners: Opportunities for the Kingdom’s logistics sector
12:30 - 13:15
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
Chief Corporate Authority Officer
Abu Dhabi Ports
Chief Shipping Analyst
Managing Director
E Treanor Media

Sponsored by:

With trading relationships within China and the Indian Sub-Continent ever-maturing, and the exponential growth of commodities and trade markets in Africa, new opportunities linked to the Belt & Road Initiative have never been more apparent. This session explores the latest developments and invites the audience to discuss the opportunities this presents for the country’s logistics and maritime sectors. 

Moderated by:
​Eithne Treanor, Manging Director, E Treanor Media

Session 4: Logistics infrastructure and its development
13:15 - 14:00
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Hutchison Ports Dammam
Partner, Head of Transport & Insurance
Al Tamimi & Co
Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Sponsored by:

With massive logistics infrastructure development already underway, the Saudi Vision 2030 strategy will seek to take full advantage of this investment through closer collaboration with the private sector and entering new international partnerships, with the aim of improving internal and cross border connectivity. This session will consider the scale and nature of the programme for ports, rail, road and air infrastructure and discuss the implications of greater private sector involvement and the opportunities for foreign investment. 

Moderated by:
Omar N. Omar, Partner, Head of Transport and Logistics – UAE, Al Tamimi & Co 

Mega Yard, Mega Opportunity: IMI Supplier Workshop
15:00 - 15:45
Managing Director
E Treanor Media

Sponsored by:

By invitation only

Join the discussion with International Maritime Industries (IMI) as they seek to build new strategic business relationships, principally with suppliers, but also with ship owners and operators interested in being part of the $5.2bn mega-yard at Ras Al Khair on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia.  IMI aims to become the largest full-service maritime facility in the Middle East and North Africa region, competing with the largest yards in Asia. As well as new construction, IMI will focus on through-life maintenance of ships and offshore platforms built there, with significant space set aside for rig and ship repair.  

Moderated by:
​Eithne Treanor, Manging Director, E Treanor Media