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Container Supply Chain (CSC)  

Early confirmed speakers include:

TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 GMT - 5

Ammar Kanaan



Ammar Kanaan is the CEO of Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), one of the top 10 global investors and operators in the container terminal industry.

TiL is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is majority owned by MSC, the largest shipping line in the world, along with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) out of New York, and GIC out of Singapore.

Ammar’s experience in the container terminal industry and in the transportation field in general dates back to 1992, where he worked as a consultant and then as an entrepreneur and investor before taking on the leadership role at TiL in 2018.

Ammar has a masters degree from MiT and an engineering degree from AUB, and is currently living with his family in Geneva. 


TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 11:30 - 13:00 GMT - 5

Dinesh Sharma 

Director - Maritime Advisors


Dinesh is a Director within Drewy Maritime Advisors and leads the London advisory team.

Dinesh joined Drewry in 2008 with a strong operational grounding in shipping and the ports/terminals sector having been a terminal manager at a high-productivity container terminal and prior to that a master mariner serving at sea.

Dinesh has completed engagements with multi-lateral development banks, private investors, terminal operators, and shipping lines on a wide range of advisory assignments for container terminals and general cargo terminals.

Michael Kristiansen

Owner & President

CK Americas

CK Americas is a boutique consultancy that was founded in 2013 by Michael Kaasner Kristiansen, following a 25-year career at the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. It is based in Panama and brings together people, ideas and assets in shipping, land transport, logistics, port and terminals, offering consultancy and management services. CK Americas is focused on Advisory, specialized in the Port, Shipping and Logistics Industries, combining industry trends with the latest technology and process methodology.

CK Americas have worked with or on 100 different terminals or projects in the Americas, ranging from container and bulk facilities to multipurpose ports. Clients have included terminal operators, shipping lines, authorities and investors. The main projects have acquisitions, market studies, business strategy, optimization and execution, and logistics diversification.

Michael has broad experience from different parts of the Maersk Group, in Maersk Line, Safmarine, Maersk Logistics, APM Terminals and other Container Business, working in 8 different countries (Denmark, USA, Brazil, Singapore, Uruguay, Russia, Japan and Panama). He has deep functional experience, having worked with Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Terminal Projects and other Infrastructure Investments, Operations, Procurement and Country Management, and have held Board positions in 12 different group companies.

TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT - 5

Jordi Torrent 

Head of Strategy

Port of Barcelona

Jordi Torrent has been Head of Strategy of the Port of Barcelona for the last 10 years.

In his position, he has developed the Port’s IV Strategic Plan covering the period 2021-2025. He is also the Managing Director of B2B Logistics Busan Barcelona hub, a company of the Ports of Barcelona and Busan. He also represents the Port of Barcelona in various international organizations (MedPorts Association, World Ports Climate Action Program, IAPH) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the companies managing the rail terminals of Coslada (Spain) and Perpignan (France).

Before working for the Port he worked in the humanitarian aid sector in the Balkans and the Middle East.

Ricardo Arten


Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP)

Ricardo Arten Gorzelak, Chief Executive Officer of Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), has more than 25 years of experience in the port sector.

He was appointed CEO of BTP in May, 2019, and in his current position for this company – a joint venture between Terminal Investment Limited (TiL)and APM Terminals – Ricardo has been successfully leading one of the largest port container terminals of South America.

He is also an active board member of ABRATEC – Brazilian Association of Container Terminals and associate member of Infrastructure Department (DEINFRA) of Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP).

Ricardo Arten previously worked in various leadership positions across port sector, including terminals of Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Itajaí, where he worked for several years had becoming a fundamental enabler of growth for APM Terminals Brazil.

Ricardo is a native of Brazil, married with Eliane and has two sons. He attained a naval engineer degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) and he also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In addition, he has attended several executive leadership programs in Brazil and abroad.

     Liborio Cuellar 

Managing Director

Sociedad Portuaria Buenaventura

Biography to be uploaded soon.

TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:30 GMT - 5

Alfonso Rebaza

   Head of Chancay Logistic and Industrial Complex

Volcan Compañía Minera SAA

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Ibai Erdozain



Biography to be uploaded soon.

Patricio Junior

Director - Terminal Investments Latin America


Patricio Junior, Director of Teminals & Investments at Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), has 39 years of experience in different leadership positions across the port sector, including both container terminals and shipping lines.

He started his career on board of vessels from Brazilian Merchant Marine in 1983. At his current position for Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) - the port terminals arm of MSC Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland -

Patricio Junior has been successfully leading 10 operating terminals under company’s portfolio, while retaining the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors at Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) and Portonave, both in Brazil. He also acts as an active Board of Directors’ member of PSA Sines, PSA Panama, PSA Buenos Aires, APM Terminals Callao, TPS Valparaiso, Multiterminais Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans Terminal-LLC , Houston Terminal-LLC and Termont Montréal Inc – Montreal - Canada.

Fernando Fauche

Chief Commercial Officer

APM Terminals Callao

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Rodrigo Galleguillos

Managing Director

San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI)

Biography to be uploaded soon.

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2022

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 GMT - 5 

Diego Galindo

Managing Director

Hapag-Lloyd Peru | Ecuador | Venezuela

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Ginger Garte 

Environmental & Sustainability Director - Americas

Lloyd's Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

She is a guardian of the planet, a sustainability advocate armed with over 29 years of maritime experience. In her current role, she is part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Maritime Decarbonization Hub. Together, we are on a mission, working for a safer, sustainable thriving ocean economy for all.

Ginger is an adaptive systems thinker, who helps marine clients including ferries, naval, cargo, and cruise ships develop courageous sustainability ambition that drives their net zero aims, to give back more to society than they consume. Her expertise includes employee engagement, resource use and optimization, port facilities and supply chain infrastructure, ESG (Environmental Social Governance) risk.

Ginger obtained her Geological Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was selected to serve as a U.S (United States). Commissioned Officer with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Ginger takes an active role in the community where she is a board member of UpGyre’, a non-profit that develops technologies that transform ocean pollution into useful products. and on Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate’s (VMCC) steering committee. She also serves as council member and judge for The Fairchild Challenge, and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA).

     Natalie Gupta

Director Bunkering

Yara Clean Ammonia

Biography to be uploaded soon.

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2022

Time: 14:30 - 15:30 GMT-5

Vitor Shieh

Communications Director 

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Miguel Cordano 


Appraisals Technical Team of Peru

Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Andrés Padilla


AGUNSA Ecuador/Colombia

Current  Regional Operations Director of AGUNSA Ecuador and Colombia. Involved in port operations, agency business, container depots, and port/logistics related projects.

Current Board member of  Ecuador´s Maritime Chamber.

Also is the current Terminal Portuario de Manta Operation’s Director.

Terminal Portuario de Manta (TPM) is the current port concessionaire of Manta Port in Ecuador.

     Laura Chiuminatto 

Deputy Manager of Sustainability

Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS) Valparaíso

Industrial Civil Engineer with systemic and analytical vision, Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Washington, US); with more than 9 years of experience in the maritime industry in different positions and leadership roles.
For the last 4 years working directly with a sustainable vision, first as Deputy Manage of Health, Safety, and Environment; and since 2021 as Deputy Manager of Sustainability.

Part of her primary duties are to design the sustainability strategy, considering an integrated view that it is completely aligned with the Environment, Social, and Governance aspects (ESG); also, to lead the roadmap design to reach the commitments and to accompany the whole organization and other stakeholders on this path, because each area has assigned a role in this objective.

She is committed to sustainable development based on a collaborative network and concerned about the development of people, convinced that her values such as humility, respect, passion, safety, and integrity; must be lived every day.

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2022

Time: 16:30 - 17:30 GMT-5

Andres Osorio

President & CEO

COMPAS – Compañía Portuaria de Puertos Asociados

Business Administrator, with MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Business and Tec de Monterrey.

Within a total of 30 years of professional experience as Managing Director, Country Manager, Vice President and Regional Director, with total responsibility over the P&L working for multinational companies in different countries in Latin America.

About COMPAS: COMPAS, is the only network of multipurpose ports in Colombia with 6 terminals in Barranquilla, Buenaventura,  Cartagena and Tolú and an international operation in Houston, TX, United States.
For 10 years, COMPAS has offered port and logistics solutions  providing its clients with a diversified service in different types of cargo such as: solid bulk, coal and coking coal, liquid bulk, containers, general cargo, and project cargo. 

THURSDAY 20th October 2022

Time: 12:00 - 13:30 GMT - 5

Ricardo Ortiz



Biography to be uploaded soon.

Oscar Pernia,

Technical Lead–NextPort.AI

Moffatt & Nichol

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Mariela Gutarra 

Head of Information Technology & Digital Government Lead

National Port Authority of Peru

Professional in Computer and Systems Engineering. Master in International Business Management.
With extensive experience related to Information Technology, analysis, design, implementation, system supervision and ICT management.
She specialized in Digital Transformation, in Information Technologies, in Technology, operations and environmental management in Ports at the Menéndez Pelayo International University and the International University of Cantabria. Santander – Cantabria - Spain, in administration and organization.

With international certifications in ITIL, COBIT v5, Lead Auditor in ISO 27001:2013, Lead Implementer in ISO 22301. Process Management, Project Management - PMI, Enterprise Architecture TOGAF 9.2 Level 1&2 Combined, PMBOK, BPM and CMMI.

With more than 20 years of experience in the public and private technology sector, of which more than 10 years in the port maritime sector and foreign trade.
She leads international innovative initiatives within the framework of the development of the National Port System, such as the initiative of the Smart Port of the port of Callao, PCS, PMS, VUP, among other systems.

Laura Bercan
Digital Portfolio Owner Data Products - Product Management 

APM Terminals

Laura is the Digital Portfolio Owner - Data Products at APM Terminals, a company that operates of one of the world’s most comprehensive port networks - helping both shipping lines and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility, and dependability.

Laura leads the creation and modernization of value-adding data products and services for customers of APM Terminals across the world. In this position, Laura also focuses on enhancement and creation of new API solutions, driving APM Terminals’ digital transformation via

Prior to joining APM Terminals in 2021, Laura held Product and Business Intelligence leadership positions within world’s leading software & services companies, rolling out AI-powered products for demand forecasting and Predictive Analytics. Laura is a strong believer in the power of data and Machine Learning to improve life for all, making customers' businesses and users' lives thrive.

Originally from Romania, Laura holds a BS in Cybernetics and a master’s degree in Business Management from Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Laura is also a PMI and Microsoft certified professional. Outside of work, Laura spends time playing board games, watching movies, and travelling to snorkelling destinations.

THURSDAY 20th October 2022

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 GMT - 5

Pascal Ollivier

President / Chairman

Maritime Street / IAPH Data Collaboration Committee

Pascal Ollivier is President of Maritime Street, a digital trade logistics strategic advisory firm dedicated to port authorities, governments, and international financial institutions to shape the future of Trade.  

Pascal is a world-renowned PCS expert, having been the founding Chairman of IPCSA and now Chairing the IAPH Data Collaboration Committee. Pascal has engaged in work for IAPH together with member ports and the World Bank, IMO and WCO on accelerating digitalization on a wide variety of initiatives, including cybersecurity, port call, automation, innovation.

Pascal graduated from the French Institute for Higher National Defense Studies in Maritime issues and strategies, holds a MSc in Economics from Paris Dauphine University and a MBA in International Business from the European University of America, San Francisco.

Max Bobys

Vice President


Biography to be uploaded soon.


TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 GMT - 5

     Ricardo Sanz

Head of Consultancy & Engineering

BTP Infraestructuras SL

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Andrés Ramírez

Sales Manager – Latin America


Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Guilherme de Sa Peixoto

Regional Director South America

TBA Group 

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Sagar Chandra

VP - Americas

Rajant Corp.

Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Bernardo Sedini

Terminal Manager TGN

Puerto Angamos

Biography to be uploaded soon.

TUESDAY 18th October 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT - 5

Kaj de Groot

Project Manager Automation

TBA Group

Biography to be uploaded soon. 

Matthew Chalmers

General Manager

Intermodal Solutions Group (ISG)

Biography to be uploaded soon. 

Haydi Galvez

Global Sales Manager

ABB Ports Electrification

Haydi Galvez, responsible for sales and business development worldwide at ABB Ports Electrification, has over 20 years of experience in the power and energy industries.

Since joining ABB in 2007, she has been responsible for selling high and medium-voltage solutions to power utilities in Panama and electrification and automation solutions to the container handling industry worldwide.

Haydi Galvez has an Electronic and Communications degree from the University of Panama and holds a Senior Member grade at the IEEE organization. She has held the position of president of the IEEE Panama Section, as well as for the Power and Energy  Society -  Chapter IEEE Panama Section.  

John Lund

Sales and Marketing Director (Global)

Visy Oy

John Lund has more than 15-years of experience helping marine and intermodal terminals achieve their operational objectives with technology.

He has worked on a wide range of projects in Europe, Africa and the Americas involving OCR, RFID, DGPS, and other process automation tools.
His career motivation is rooted in knowing that the systems he provides improve safety, efficiency, and profitability for his customers.

John holds an MBA and law degree. A Boston, USA native, John has lived in various parts of Europe and the US, and now resides in Tampere, Finland. In his free time, he is active in the sport of wife carrying (a Finnish pastime) and enjoys film production. 

Yannick Lieder

Product Manager Asset Management Excellence

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting 

Before joining the maritime industry, Yannick Lieder worked as a business analyst and project manager in the Procurement Competence Centre at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany.

His key responsibilities were the management of international IT projects and the implementation of enhancements and process automation. For example, he introduced an early warning system for operational purchasing to monitor prioritised and delayed parts and take proactive measures.

Since 2022, he has been responsible for the Asset Management Excellence Cluster at HPC. As a product manager, he pursues to develop the best products with the highest quality to serve the customer needs. A tailor-made maintenance strategy for the equipment to ensure smooth operations is one example where Yannick Lieder sets focus on.

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2022

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT - 5

Dorothe Görtz

Senior Consultant in Port Operations & Sustainability

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting 

Biography to be uploaded soon.

Troy Collard

General Manager, Sales


Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Christopher Saavedra

Manager - Terminal Design Services


Biography to be uploaded soon.

WEDNESDAY 19th October 2022

Time: 15:30 - 16:30 GMT - 5

     Lars Meurling

Vice President–Marketing


Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Marcelo Goncalves

Sales Director –Latin America


Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Laudemir Mitterer

Sales Manager –Mobile Harbour Cranes


Biography to be uploaded soon.

THURSDAY 20th October 2022

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT - 5

     Bart Vermeer

Senior Manager Terminal Automation

Moffatt & Nichol

Mr. Vermeer has an extensive background in project management and business consulting in the marine terminal industry. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, his expertise involves strategic terminal planning, port and terminal development, specifications and performance for automated equipment, as well as operational analysis, terminal optimization and equipment implementation. Mr. Vermeer has guided implementation teams through operational design, procurement, implementation, testing, and quality management. Mr. Vermeer’s work in the field has taken him to project sites throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Asia, and Africa.

Before joining Moffatt & Nichol, Mr. Vermeer was a project manager of operations at APM Terminals, serving on its Maasvlakte II container terminal development project. He held various positions during a seven-year tenure at European Container Terminals (ECT), including a five-year period as manager of terminal commissioning for the ECT Euromax terminal development project.

Mr. Vermeer is a graduate of the Corporate Program for Management Development at the ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona. He earned undergraduate degrees in business administration and engineering from the Agricultural University of Applied Science, Delft, the Netherlands.

     Dr Dennis Dreier

Senior Consultant in IT Strategy & Digitalisation

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting

Biography to be uploaded soon.

     Miguel Soler Jaufer


Paceco Momentum S.L.

With a deep technical background and extensive international experience, Miguel Soler Jaufer holds a degree in Applied Classical Physics and Higher Aeronautical Engineering, being immersed in the port sector since 1998.

His long career has allowed him to know several perspectives within the container handling industry: that of OEM and crane design, manufacturing and services during his time at PACECO ESPAÑA, S.A., that of Consultancy and development of terminal and port projects during his time at Maritime Consulting & Management (MCM) and that of the terminal world during his time as head of Terminal Maintenance and Implementation of New Technologies at OPCSA (Operaciones Portuarias Canarias).

As a result, the extensive experience gained in the management of maintenance projects, the integral management of services and guarantees and the development of IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) methodologies and technologies of Business Intelligence for terminals and their equipment from the perspective of a machinery manufacturer is combined with deep knowledge in the technical management of Maintenance and the implementation of new technologies in Container Terminals.

In his role as Managing Director of PACECO MOMENTUM ADVANCED PORT SERVICES, S.L. since 2018, business management, business development and development of new IIoT technologies expands his previous experience in the container handling industry.