27 - 29 October 2020

Westin Hotel & Conference Centre, Lima, Peru

Keynote speakers prepare for TOC Americas less than a week to kick-off

Local authorities, shipping execs and TOC Events preparing for 19th version

London, 25 October 2019

It’s always a pleasure to announce the countdown to a new TOC Americas. This nineteenth version is only days away from starting, and the joint keynote speakers are getting ready to share thoughts, visions and ideas regarding the industry’s current hot topics. Manuel Gutiérrez Torres, Viceminister, Infrastructure & Director, ANI (National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia), Captain Alfonso Salas, CEO Port of Cartagena Group and Frank Smet COO Hamburg Süd are teaming up to deliver the initial presentations of the industry’s top events. 

Led by Rachael White, TOC Events Content Director, the speakers will “update the audience on the key developments at the port which is critical to Colombia’s foreign trade and global connectivity, promoting the socio-economic development of the Caribbean region and continuing to grow in importance as a facilitator for Latin business.” 

 

Business & networking in Cartagena

This year’s conference focus will be on automation, digitalization and standardization. For three days, attendees of the nineteenth version of TOC Americas will have the opportunity to learn about the industry’s new reality. Local and global experts will shed light on current hot topics, focusing on the event’s three main pillars: automation, digitalization and standardization.

Presentations of conference day 1 will brief the public and take them on a tour of how today’s geopolitical volatility and increased protectionist policies pose a significant risk to regional and worldwide trade. ‘THE OCEAN SHIPPING UPDATES’ presentation will follow, assessing the risks and responses across the supply chain against the backdrop of the USA-China trade wars and the imminent IMO 2020 regulations.

The second day of presentations, the Smarter Ports panel will discuss innovations in port logistics - how to successfully fuse physical and digital infrastructure, followed by the INVESTMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE IN PORTS panel.

The third and final day will deliver the Bulk Conference, with panels on THE OUTLOOK FOR THE SOLID BULK SECTOR, UNDERSTANDING AND DELIVERING REGULATION, ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIESINTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS & DIGITALIZATION, WORKFORCE & TRAINING and IMPROVING SAFETY AND BEST PRACTICES

As usual, the conference will have networking activities, such as the official reception and an intensive port tour of Cartagena. 

About TOC Americas

TOC Events has been leading successful maritime industry events for over 40 years. The nineteenth version of TOC Americas will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 29-31. For more information on delegate passes or exhibition stands, please visit:
https://www.tocevents-americas.com

About TOC Worldwide 

For 40 years, TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries and their customers. With a change of name to TOC Container Supply Chain, the TOC event portfolio is now evolving fast to attract a wider audience of container supply chain professionals. Taking place each year in the world’s four key shipping hubs – Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia – each TOC is now a complete container supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key members of the container supply chain to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.


Notes to editors:
For further information regarding this release, please contact:

Víctor Gallardo, Latin America Partner, TOC Worldwide
Tel +562 2326 2593 | Email: victor_gallardo@mundomaritimo.cl 

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Suzanne Tiago Group Marketing Manager, TOC Worldwide
Tel + 44 (0)20 701 77023 | Email: suzanne.tiago@toc-events.com   

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