Agenda

All times displayed for Asia/Riyadh timezone.

Keynote Ministerial Opening Address
10:15 - 10:25
Session
Minister of Transport
​​The Ministry of Transport - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Industry Address
10:25 - 10:35
Session
Chief Executive Officer
Bahri
Presentation of Awards
10:35 - 10:50
Session
Minister of Transport
​​The Ministry of Transport - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Chairman
Seatrade
Keynote Session: At the Heart: The Powerhouse, The Hub
10:50 - 11:50
Session
Vice Governor
General Customs Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Vision 2030 is a plan to deliver a complete transformation of the Saudi economy, reducing its dependence on oil exports.  The growth and diversification will be achieved through a range of measures, including maximising the value capture from its massive energy sector through refining and chemicals manufacture, unlocking the potential of the non-oil sector in areas such as mining, manufacturing and retail, and positioning the Kingdom as a global logistics hub.

This keynote session will discuss the principal features of the plan and their implications

  • A growing contribution from the private sector to the national economy
  • Foreign direct investment opportunities in the Kingdom
  • Increasing employment opportunities for Saudi Arabia’s growing young demographic and the goal of nationalization through Nitaqat
  • Further integration of the KSM into the regional and global economies as a hub connecting three continents
  • The role of Saudi Customs in Vision 2030

Panellists:
H.E. Eng. Saad Bin Abdulaziz Alkhalb, President, MAWANI Saudi Ports Authority
H.E. Ahmed Alhakbani, Governor, General Customs Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Eng. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, Chief Executive Officer, Bahri

Session moderator:
Musaad A. Aldrees, Vice President, Shared Services and Business Support, MAWANI Saudi Ports Authority

Industry Address
11:50 - 12:00
Session
Director of Maritime Business Development
International Forum for Maritime Transport, AAST
Infrastructure, Logistics and Supply Chain Development
12:30 - 13:30
Session
General Manager
SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports
Chief Executive Officer
Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT)
Partner, Head of Transport & Insurance
Al Tamimi & Company
Chief Executive Officer
King Abdullah Port
Vice President India, Middle East and Africa
Kalmar Middle East DMCC
  • Saudi Arabia’s key strategic location in the development of North/South trade
  • Expansion and modernisation: a  blueprint for the future
  • Port investment strategies for the new economic cities
  • Public/private partnership for the ports sector
Harnessing Smart Technology and Automation
13:30 - 14:30
Session
Partner, Head of MEA International Trade & Transportation
Clyde & Co
CEO and General Manager, Hutchison Port, Dammam
International Port Services Co Ltd
Director, Business Development
ABS Advanced Solutions
Industry Value Principal, MENA Seaports & Logistics
SAP Middle East & North Africa LLC
  • The adoption of digital technology for the maritime and supply chain sectors
  • Automation in Saudi ports. The scale and pace of adoption
  • The need for a secure cyber environment for the logistics sector
  • Ensuring compatibility between ports and carriers in their adoption of digital technology
Regulation and Sustainability
15:30 - 16:30
Session
Chairman
Seatrade
President
Bahri Ship Management
Manager Business Development Middle East
DNV GL AS, Dubai Branch
Station Manager
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), Fujairah Port
  • The importance of green issues in the 2030 plan
  • How the industry in the region is preparing to meet the 2020 sulphur deadline
  • Marine fuel options and the role of LNG
  • Saudi Arabia’s role as a major maritime player on the global stage