SA Maritime Industry Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY, 4th  JULY 2012

TIME ACTIVITIY
06h00 – 08h00
LAUNCH OF SOUTH AFRICA’S DEDICATED TRAINING SHIP
SABC2 Morning Live followed by Press Conference
08h00 – 09h00 Conference Registration
09h00 – 09h05
OPENING SESSION
Programme Director: Mr. Chris Gibbons , Broadcaster and Public  Speaker
09h05 – 09h15
Welcome by Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport
Honourable Ms Ruth Bhengu (MP), Republic of South Africa
09h15 – 09h30
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Honourable Minister of Labour (MP) Ms. Mildred Oliphant
09h30 – 10h00
Keynote Address
Honourable Minister of Transport (MP), Mr Dikobe Ben Martins
10h00  - 10h30 Official Opening of the Exhibition & Dignitaries Walkabout and Press Conference
10h30 – 10h50 Tea and Coffee Break
10h50 -11h10
An Emerging  Model for a successful, flourishing 21st  Century maritime economy – An emerging country’s perspective 
Mr Marlon  Rono , Fairmont, Phillipines
11h10-11h30
Local Perspective on the Framework for creating a competitive and job creating maritime economy
Prof Patrick Vrancken,  Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan University, HOD: Public Law
 
 

Consolidated Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY 4th  JULY 2012

TIME ACTIVITY
11h30 - 12h30
Panel Discussion 1: How government can strengthen policy and legislative blockages inhibiting growth, transformation and development of the maritime sector
Minister of Transport , Mr Ben Dikobe Martins
Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant
National Planning Commissioner, Ms Bridgette Gasa
Director General Transport, Mr George Mahlalela
Chief Executive Officer, SAMSA, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele
 
Question and Answer Session
12h30 – 13h30 Ministries: Rural Development; Finance;  Public Enterprise; Energy; Science and Technology ; Trade and Industry & Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries; Organized Labour

Questions & Answer Session

13h30 -14h30
Lunch
14h30 - 15h30
Panel Discussion 2:  How industry can drive growth, transformation and development of the Maritime Sector
Cargo Owner:  Mining: Dr. Xolani Mkhwanazi  President of the Chamber of Mines and Chairman of  BHP Billiton SA; 
Ship Owners: Andrew Thomas, CEO, Ocean Africa Container Lines
Vessel Construction: Dr Brian Gowans, Director and Principal Engineer, Marine Technology Pty (LTD)
Oil and Gas: Mr. Stefan Hrabar, Founding Member & Director, South African Oil and Gas Alliance
Maritime Law: Mr. Gavin Fitzmaurice, Partner, Webber Wentzel
Transnet : Mr. Herbert Msagala,  COO Transnet  
Marine Tourism:  Mr. Neil Palomba, COO MSC Cruises International
Specialised Maritime Services: Mr. Paul Maclons, Smit Amandla
Fishing: Tim Reddell, Chairperson, Fish South Africa
 
Question and Answer Session
15h30 – 16h30
Panel Discussion 3 : Funding and Financing
Mr. Kugan Thaver, Head  Strategic High Impact Projects SBU , Industrial Development Council; Mr. Andrew Millard, CEO Via Capital ; Mr. Milko Skoro, Senior Investment Officer Investment Banking, DBSA; Ms. Louisa Stephens, uMnotho Fund Manager, National Empowerment Fund
 
Question and Answer Session
16h30 - 17h00
Summary of Outcomes and Closure
Commander Tsietsi Mokhele
 
 

South Africa Maritime Industry Sub-sector Conferences

THURSDAY, 5 JULY 2012

TIME ACTIVITIY
08h00 - 09h00
OPENING SESSION (PLENARY)
Maritime Sub-Sector Conferences
Programme Director
 
State of the Maritime Sector in South Africa
SAMSA CEO
 
High Level outcomes of the Pre-Conference Maritime Sub-Sector Round Tables 
SAMSA
09h30 – 16h00
MARITIME SUB-SECTOR CONFERENCES ( 5 BREAKAWAYS)
  • High level overview of the subsector: 
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Action plan 
  • Road map (short, medium and long term interventions)
  • Delivery mechanism for each sub-sector
11h00 - 11h30 TEA BREAK
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
16h00 - 16h50
PLENARY
Feedback from Sub-Sector Conferences
Way forward : Adoption of Conference Resolutions and Action Plans
Signing of the Pledge
Conference Evaluation
16h50 - 17h00 Closure
19h00 – 21h00

Chairperson’s Dinner (Maritime Skills Development Programme)

SYMPOSIUM 

Establishment of a National Shipping Line and Coastal Shipping

FRIDAY, 6 JULY 2012

TIME ACTIVITY
09h00 - 09h20
Opening and welcome 
High Level objectives of the Symposium
Programme Director
09h20 - 10h20
Session 1: STATUS QUO: SOUTH AFRICA
Why the need for National Tonnage, Prof John Hare, Head of Maritime Law Unit, UCT.
The State of South Africa’s Ship Registry, Mr. Samuel Nkosi, Executive Head: Policy, Regulatory Affairs and Ship Registrar, SAMSA
Case Study on Establishing a National Shipping Line, Captain Olaniyi Labinjo (Nigerian Indigenous Ship-owners’ Association 
10h20 - 10h50 TEA BREAK
11h00 - 12h00
Session 2: CREATING COASTAL SHIPPING AND CABOTAGE SYSTEMS
Coastal Shipping  Rear Admiral GSA Ombo, Maritime Consultant,  Nigeria; Mr Tidiane Traore - Sea Link  
Cabotage , Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi , Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Authority
12h00 - 13h00
Session 3: SHIP FINANCING, INCENTIVES  AND INVESTMENTS
Ship Financing in South Africa Mr. Andrew Millard, Via Capital; Mr. Chris  Thirion, Executive Head; Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (ECIC);  
Case Study: Regional Maritime Bank , Mr Magnus Addico, Secretary General Maritime Organisation of Western  and Central Africa)
International Ship Financing, Mr. Robert, Orya Managing Director, Nexim Banks
  LUNCH
14h00 - 16h30
Session 4: WHERE TO FOR SOUTH AFRICA (FACILITATED SESSION)
Facilitated discussions  to come out with implementable solutions and identification and packaging of pilot projects 
for South Africa for the short, medium and long term.
Institutionalisation of the way forward
16h30 to 17h00
Closing Session
Symposium Summation
Way Forward: Adoption of Resolutions and Action Plans
Symposium Evaluation 
Closure