PFI Amsterdam: Unlocking Bottlenecks


Port Finance International Amsterdam will gather the maritime and transport infrastructure sector for a two-day conference on October 8-9, 2015, with PTI's journals featuring at the event.

Delegates will be able to pick up the latest copy of PTI’s technical journal – the Mega-Ports Edition, which will be placed on seats in the conference halls.


The entire conference will be focusing on Africa, looking at unlocking the bottlenecks through port developments.

Held in association with the Port of Amsterdam International and the Netherlands-African Business Council, the expert speakers will address current issues and challenges in the port and related infrastructure capacities, user and investor expectations and how the African region as a whole is gearing up to attract more international investments.

View an infographic of the boom in African TEU volumes

Topics to be discussed across the two-day event include Africa’s maritime infrastructure and industrial acceleration, improving connectivity in Africa, port planning and preparedness and a workshop on unlocking port investment projects through PPP.

Project updates on greenfield and expansion projects will be showcased for potential investment opportunities in African ports and related infrastructure.

In addition, strategies for operational efficiencies, congestion management and technology solutions will also be discussed.

With keynotes speeches from Port of Amsterdam International, Walvis Bay, the former MD of the Nigerian Ports Authority, the panel of speakers includes Francois-Xavier Delenclos, Vice President of Business Development at APMT, Michel Donner, Senior Advisor at Drewry Shipping Consultants, and Remmelt Thijs, Senior Consultant of TBA.

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