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Registration open to the first-ever online experience for the leading maritime & port event in the region
It’s always great news when speakers confirm their participation in the TOC conference, and even more so this year as the TOC Americas Virtual Expo will be the first-ever online experience of its kind. For the 2020 digital version of the conference, the panels will be grouped under three themes: Container Supply Chain Conference, TECH TOC and Bulk Shipping Conference. Each day will have a combination of the three so that the issues discussed provide a broad and general overview of what is going on in the industry across all sectors, talking about contingency regarding the impact of COVID-19 and recovery and new normal/new reality and topics more related to the nature of the business like freight rates, IMO2020, decarbonization and digital transformation.In order to ensure the success of the first digital TOC experience, the organizers of the event are urging participants to embrace the virtual event technology to really maximize their time. Meetings and networking will play a huge part of the online attendee experience alongside the high-level conference.
An approach from all angles
The days will alternate between panels of exhibition & networking and conference sessions, where top industry executives will lead these conversations. Among the newly confirmed speakers are Flor Pitty, General Director & Maritime Ancillary Industries, Panama Maritime Authority; Dinesh Sharma, Director, Drewry and Jan Hoffman, Chief - Logistics Branch UNCTAD; who will discuss the analysis of the challenging environment the industry has had to operate under during this unusual year.
Two port experts recently confirmed to participate, Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Port of Long Beach and Andrés Repetto, COO Terminal Pacífico Sur, will talk about port operations and the new normal, while Jonathan Daniels , Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades; Patricio Junior, Director - Terminal Investments, Terminal Investment Limited; Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority; and Paul McClintock, Senior Vice President, South Carolina Ports Authority, have confirmed they will be talking about how the pandemic has changed the investment & infrastructure landscape across the Americas.
Among other top executives and industry players that have confirmed their participation in the TOC Americas Virtual Expo are Robbert van Trooijen, Senior Vice President, Head of Latin America & Caribbean, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Juan Carlos Croston, President, Caribbean Shipping Association; Ilya Espino de Marotta, Deputy Administrator, Panama Canal and John Fossey, Consulting Editor, WorldCargo News; Andrew Lorimer, Managing Director, Datamar; Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President, COSCO Container Lines and Erik Alarcón, LAWC Operation Manager, Ocean Network Express.
A unique experience
The 2020 version of TOC Americas will have a different look but the same feel as always. “TOC AMERICAS VIRTUAL EXPO will provide our customers a brand-new user experience, quite unlike anything we have produced to date. The event will offer more than just webinars; a host of networking, exhibition, social and matchmaking options will ensure participants get the most return on their time spent on the platform. At TOC the quality of content and networking is fundamental so clients can expect those standards to be upheld at this event, despite the change of format. We look forward to welcoming you to TOC AMS in October,” says Paul Holloway, TOC Events Director.Registration for TOC Americas Virtual Expo is open here.