PortCalls Visayas and Mindanao Shipping Conference 2023 returns to Cebu, Davao in March

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PortCalls Visayas and Mindanao Shipping Conference 2023 returns to Cebu, Davao in March
  • PortCalls Visayas and Mindanao Shipping Conference and Exhibit 2023 returns to Cebu and Davao in March
  • The event seeks to highlight the economic growth of Visayas and Mindanao and the regions’ emergence as one of the Philippines’ leading logistics and trade hubs and investment destinations
  • It will also provide stakeholders with the trade and economic outlook for the near and medium term
  • The March 2 event will be at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan and March 3 at the Seda Abreeza Davao

The PortCalls Visayas and Mindanao Shipping Conference and Exhibit 2023 returns to Cebu and Davao in March, with the theme “Post-Pandemic Shipping & Logistics Opportunities”.

The event (March 2 at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan and March 3 at the Seda Abreeza Davao) seeks to highlight the economic growth of Visayas and Mindanao and the regions’ emergence as one of the Philippines’ leading logistics and trade hubs and investment destinations; provide stakeholders with the trade and economic outlook for the near and medium term; give updates on major Visayas and Mindanao infrastructure projects; identify trade and customs facilitation efforts of ports, logistics and customs agencies; and serve as a venue for shippers and the business community to identify their biggest trade facilitation challenges and their recommendations. Both events offer a high-level networking opportunity with transport and logistics industry executives.

Speakers at the Cebu conference are:

  • National Economic and Development Authority Region VII OIC Regional Director Dolores Molintas (Prospects for Visayas Trade in the Context of Philippine Economic Development)
  • Cebu Port Authority port manager Bernard Macuto (Port of Cebu: Trade Movements and Volume Projections)
  • Chairman and CEO of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp. Atty Tomas Riveral (Cargo-handling in a Post-Pandemic World)
  • Bureau of Customs-Port of Cebu OIC deputy collector for Assessment Conrado Abarintos (Latest Efforts to Ease Trade at the BOC-Port of Cebu)
  • Professional Regulatory Board for Customs Brokers, Professional Regulation Commission, chairman and SME Integration Lead and USAID’s Strengthening Private Enterprise for the Digital Economy (SPEED) Samuel Bautista (Unboxing 2023 for the PH Logistics Industry)
  • Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association Chair of Training and Education Committee Doris Torres (Cutting Through the Red Tape: Freight Forwarding Accreditation vs the Bureaucracy)
  • Confederation of Philippine Exporters Foundation (Cebu) Inc executive director Federico Escalona (Private Sector Trade Facilitation Challenges)

The Mindanao conference will be keynoted by Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Secretary Ma. Belen Acosta, who will speak on “Promoting Trade and Shipping in Mindanao/ BIMP-EAGA Developments”. She will be joined by:

  • Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao district collector Atty Erastus Sandino Austria (Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao: Transforming Davao into a Regional Logistics Hub)
  • Philippine Institute for Development Studies Senior Fellow Dr Adoracion Navarro (Prospects for Mindanao Trade in the Context of Philippine Economic Development)
  • Philippine Ports Authority department manager, Port Operations and Services Department, Maria Asuncion Hiyasmin Delos Santos (A Guide Through PPA’s Plans and Developments for the Mindanao Region)
  • Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry president John Carlo Tria (Private Sector Trade Facilitation Challenges)
  • Davao International Container Terminal vice president Bonifacio Licayan (Cargo-handling in a Post-Pandemic World)

Bautista and Torres will reprise their Cebu presentations at the Davao conference.

The Cebu conference is sponsored by FedEx Philippines (Gold sponsor); Fast Logistics, OPASCOR and Asian Consolidation International Services (Silver sponsors); Aratum, Cebu Pacific Cargo and Logi-Sys (Bronze sponsors); and Civic Merchandising (Exhibitor).

The Mindanao conference is sponsored by Fast Logistics and MX3 (Silver sponsors); Mindanao Container Terminal, Cebu Pacific Cargo and 2GO (Bronze sponsors); and 2GO (Exhibitor).

InterCommerce Network Services and Universal Robina Corp are Partners. Supporting Associations are the  Philippine Exporters Confederation, Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For the conference program, click here.

To register, go to https://bit.ly/3IyQz7z.

For inquiries, email events.portcalls@gmail.com, elenitasanjuan@portcalls.com; call (+632) 8551-1775, 8551-3871, 8551-1972, 0920-938-2717.