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TOC Americas 2022 Event Highlights

The long awaited in-person return of TOC Americas became a reality on October 18th in Lima, Peru, with a complete two track program consisting of the Container Supply Chain conference and TECH TOC, which offer attendants the possibility to learn about the evolution of the maritime, port, and logistics sector straight from the most stand-out analysts and industry actors.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

Business Intelligence Day

Paul Holloway, Event Director of TOC Worldwide, delivered the introductory words welcoming delegates and speakers, to give way to Manuel Hinojosa, President of the National Port Authority Peru (APN), who highlighted the role of the entity as a reference for port development in the region. “Welcome to Peru, country of investment opportunities,” he said.

Delivering a keynote speech under the topic of “Terminal of the Future”, Ammar Kanaan, Executive Director of TiL, spoke about its key elements and features, and pointed out that automation aims to “densify terminal operations and not replace people over technologies.”

Later, the Business Intelligence sessions began focusing on “Market perspectives: the search of resilience in the supply chain.” Challenges imposed by the pandemic and others that are still present: congestion, supply chain disruptions, container shortage, among others. The panel was moderated by Mateo Wiegold, Editorial Content Producer TOC Worldwide, followed by a presentation by Dinesh Sharma, Director Drewry Maritime Advisors, focusing on the high volatility as a recurring scenario in the region, but lived in an uneven fashion, unlike what happened during the sanitary crisis that imposed a challenge across the entire supply chain.

Sustainability Day

The second day of TOC Americas 2022 got underway with the purpose of shedding light on how the port and maritime sector can embrace carbon emissions reduction without leaving anyone behind or sanctioning actors in the industry who are having difficulty complying with these objectives.

The sustainability day’s keynote “A focus on green legislation,” was moderated by Edmundo Deville, Rear admiral (r) Peruvian Navy and former joint representative IMO for Peru, who led the way for the presentation by Roel Hoenders, Head of Decarbonization and Clean Air IMO.

During the afternoon came the session “Integrating Sustainability in the business,” sharing concepts that have been often dissociated from profitability. However, the increasing need for sustainable terminals and port operations has pushed investors and decision makers to looking at this matter from a different perspective.

Based on this, Lizeth Cárdenas, Co-Founder & Vice President, AMECOMEX Peru moderated the panel where Victor Shieh, Communications Director International Association Ports & Harbors (IAPH); Andrés Padilla, COO, AGUNSA Ecuador/Colombia, Laura Chiuminatto, Deputy Manager Sustainability Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS) Valparaíso and Miguel Cordano, President, Technical Team Appraisals Peru participated.


LIVE Interviews at #TOCAmericas

A stellar line-up of industry leaders took part of TOC Americas.

Building upon the conclusions of their presentations and also filmed live from bustling exhibition stands, these include from the APN, Panama Canal, TISUR, DP World, Volcan, APM Terminals Callao, Falabella Group, Taylor International, INAMER - FlexiFlipper, Paceco Corp, TEC Container and many more.

TOC Americas concluded with 1,500+ attendees across 3 days - our highest-ever number, translating into what has been described by exhibitors and visitors alike as the best-ever staging of TOC Americas in its 20-year history.

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