Speaker line up is announced for Port Finance International Rio 2017

2017 05 30


Returning to Brazil for the 6th time, PFI Rio 2017 will bring port finance, maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to shine the spotlight on the status of the country's port and terminal developments, and their impact on the national economy. Where are investments being focused, and what are the effects of these investments on Brazil's beleaguered economy? What factors will influence these developments, such as the role of politics and the knock-on impact of current trends and merging alliances in the shipping market. What is the outlook for the country's trade and what role do Brazil's ports and terminals have in this?

The event will take place on Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 June, and will cover the following key topics:
• The impact and role of the new National Secretariat of Ports
• Modernisation and expansion to optimise efficiency in Brazil's ports
• Reviewing public and private sector collaboration for infrastructure development
• Ports and terminals as key drivers for the Brazilian economy
• Accelerating growth and the key to attracting foreign direct investments
• Case studies and comparisons: Port PPPs and financing solutions
• Legal/institutional challenges in Brazil's port sector and how to overcome these?
• Eliminating barriers to improve the transport and supply chain performance
• The impact of latest shipping trends and developments on Brazil's port and terminal market
• Current and future financing market of ports and terminals
• The cabotage question: Issues and future outlook
• How to ensure bankability of large scale port project
• A regional or hub role within a wider South American focus
• Plus – case studies, C-level panel discussions, roundtable sessions and networking opportunities for informal development and debate

Some of the expert speakers include:
• Murillo Corrêa Barbosa, President, ATP-Associação dos Terminais Portuários Privados
• João Emilio Freire Filho, Executive Director, Comissão Portos
• Carlos Campos Neto, Head of Infrastructure Economics, IPEA - Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada/Institute of Applied Economic Research
• Agathe Gouot, Project and Export Finance Manager, KfW IPEX Bank
• Jose Luiz Canejo, Managing Director, PRDW Brasil Engenharia
• Elias Gedeon, Director, Notre Dame Consulting/Member of Infrastructure Department, DEINFRA
• Luis Fernando Resano, Executive Vice President, Syndarma
• Eduardo Greco, Project Manager, Drewry Shipping Consultants
• Marja Weschenfelder, Strategy & Innovation, Porto Itapoa
• Robert Schot, Manager, MTBS
• Alan Lear, Director, Strategy Consulting
• Rodrigo Paiva, Director, Mind Estudos e Projetos
• Mauricio Piccinato Xavier, Managing Partner, Rio Bravo Advisory
With further speakers to be announced

Event Website: http://portfinanceinternational.com/pfibrazil2017#introduction




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