A line-up of high-profile speakers has been confirmed for the CSA’s 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) being held May 8 - 10 at the Renaissance Resort in Willemstad, Curaçao. The event will take its usual panel discussion and plenary meeting format, where able and qualified panellists will steer business leaders in thought-provoking discourse on the latest developments and plans affecting shipping and logistics in the Caribbean.
Read on to meet a few of our prolific conference speakers at CSEC 2017.
Come join the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) in collaboration with the Curacao Ports Authority in Curacao, for its 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference.
CSA’s 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference will be hosted in the beautiful city of Willemstad which captures the best of old-Amsterdam charm and the cultural diversity of the region. The conference will be held at the Curacao Renaissance Hotel where owners, political leaders, shipping executives, industry leaders and renowned speakers will seek to address Maritime issues from Monday May 8 to Wednesday May 10, 2017.
As a part of its commitment to providing high-quality training opportunities for the regional shipping community, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) facilitated several training seminars in the first quarter of 2017 with several more in the pipeline.
From February 20-24, Kingston Wharves Limited hosted the first CSA Terminal Exchange Study Programme for 2017. Nine participants from across the region took part in four days of activities geared towards exposing them to the leading multi-purpose port in the region. In addition to port tours, presentations were made in areas such as port security, logistics management, information technology, health and safety.
Participant Sudarmo Toby, assistant operations officer from the Port Authority of St Vincent and the Grenadines, shared how invaluable the experience was to network among shipping industry leaders and to share best practices with his peers across the region. He further stated that "the knowledge garnered in Kingston will be crucial in his country's plan to develop a world-class terminal". Toby was giving the vote of thanks.
Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama hosted the second CSA Terminal Exchange Study Programme from March 20-24. In addition to the terminal's best practices, the seven participants were able to benefit from the culture created by the terminal's Total Learning System, which allows personnel to train towards their career development in the company. Participants also enjoyed the detailed presentations and discussions of terminal strategy. The participants particularly appreciated the opportunity to use the rubber tyre gantry cranes to move containers. Overall, the experience of the week of training was found to be excellent and well worth the time spent.
A total of 16 persons from 10 countries attended these two training programmes.