Conference Day One: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

08:30 AM - 11:59 PM Day One

08:30
Registration and welcome refreshments
09:00
Chairman's Welcome Remarks and opening speech


09:10
Opening remarks by the Minister of Industry

His Excellency Eng. Tarek Kabil, Minister of Industry, Trade and SMEs
09:40
Developing Egypt’s Red Sea ports
- Developing the ports of Suez, Safaga and Sokhna as part of the SCZone development
- Investing in port infrastructure to minimise dwell time and maximise port and shipping revenues
- Developing the hinterland areas at Red Sea ports to support new heavy industrial areas
Admiral Eng. Hisham Abu Sina, Chairman, Red Sea Ports Authority
10:10
Developing Egyptian Industry
- Exploiting mineral wealth in Upper Egypt to develop both the local and national economy
- Placing sustainability at the heart of development to ensure lasting economic growth for future generations
- Investing in the infrastructure necessary to begin extracting mineral wealth and stimulating growth
General Eng. Ismail Jaber, Chairman, Industrial Development Authority
10:40
Coffee and networking break
11:25
Attracting Investment towards Egypt’s Free Zones
- Offering incentives for investors and first movers in the SCZone development
- Analysing the development strategy for developing Egypt’s hinterland areas in order to boost growth
- Promoting investment in key projects across Egypt in order to encourage development of key areas and projects
Session reserved for the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones
11:55
The development of maritime transport facilities in Egypt: a strategic perspective
- Developing port infrastructure in the SCZone to provide incentive for global shipping to use Egypt as a prime transhipment hub
- Opening the way for Egyptian industry to develop by increasing transhipment volumes at Egyptian ports
- Increasing port performance to further cement Egypt’s status as an attractive destination for shipping
Rabab Sobhi, General Manager of Planning, Maritime Transport Sector, Ministry of Transport
12:25
Performance Improvement in the Shipbuilding Supply Chain

Dr. Montasser Khalil, Senior Procurement Specialist, Suez Canal Authority
12:55
Networking lunch
13:55
Developing Egypt’s network of dry ports
- Establishing a network of strategically located dry ports to act as intermediaries between port handling facilities and inland destinations
- Examining how the network plans to develop by 2021; establishing a total of 7 new dry ports
- Integrating dry ports with port and rail facilities to increase operating efficiency
Gamal Hegazy, Chairman, General Authority for Dry and Land Ports

14:55
Planning the development of the Damietta grain terminal
- Conducting the mathematical study to assess the scope of the grain terminal mega project
- How the terminal plans to develop over the course of its lifespan
- Determining the economic impact of this development
Dr. Khaled El Sakaty, Head of Transport Logistics Department and Vice Dean of College of International Transport and Logistics, AASTMT
15:25
ICT in Multimodal Transport - Technologies and Trends

Eng. Ahmed Abdelsalam, Senior ICT Engineer, Suez Canal Authority
15:25
Chairman`s closing remarks and end of conference day one