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The 6th annual Regional Ports Summit will be held in Launceston, Tasmania. This industry-acclaimed eventshowcases the latest port developments and assess the planning, financing and operating strategies that drive regional ports across Australia.

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Regional Ports 2011

  1. 1. REGIONAL PORTS 2011 Facilitating trade links to national logistics networks 21-22 July 2011, The Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston Key contributions from: The Hon David O’Byrne MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Tasmania Dan Norton, Chairman, Tasports Paul Weedon, CEO, Tasports Peter Klein, CEO, Geraldton Port Authority Dom Figliomeni, CEO, Port Kembla Port Corporation Captain Vic Justice, CEO, Broome Port Authority Damien White, CEO, TasRail Registration includes: Welcome Reception, Dinner and Site Tour of Bell Bay Event Host Silver Sponsor Bronze Satchel Sponsor Dinner Host Sponsor Welcome Reception SponsorSupported by: Media partners: SECURE ORDER Researched and developed by: REGISTER NOW
  2. 2. REGIONAL PORTS 2011 AT A GLANCE Wednesday 20th July 2011 Thursday 21st July 2011 Friday 21st July 2011 Regional Ports 2011 Regional Ports 2011 Pre-conference Workshop Day One Conference Day Two Conference 10:00am – 4:30pm 9.00am – 5:00pm 9.00am – 1:00pm Welcome Reception Regional Ports 2011 Dinner Site tour of Bell Bay 6:00pm – 8:00pm 7:00pm – 11:00pm 2:00pm – 4:30pm Australian Maritime College Terrace RestaurantPre-conference Workshop – Wednesday 20th July 201110.00am - 4.30pm 11.40 The search for executive talent: What are theBuilding capacity and collaboration: Creating a workforce for advantages of specialist recruitment?the future 12.20 LunchThe workshop will address workforce training, planning, retentionstrategies, people management and the new IR developments. 13.00 Workplace planning in T&LAttendees will enjoy detailed presentations and extended Q&A sessions. Jeremy Rose, Industry Liaison Officer, Skills TasmaniaReflecting the life cycle of the workforce, this interactive workshopwill draw on best practice in the maritime and transport industry. 14.00 Industry driven partnerships to meet demand CILTA Women Moving Forward Mentoring Program9.30 Registration and morning refreshments Megan Hobson, Professional Development & Events10.00 Opening remarks from Chair Manager, CILTA Dr Stephen Cahoon, Head, Department of Maritime 14.30 Afternoon tea and Logistics Management, Australian Maritime College (AMC) 15.00 People management and the new IR laws10.10 Training and academic developments Paul Houlihan, Director, First IR Hillary Haughstetter, Lecturer, Course Co-ordinator, Australian Maritime College (AMC) 16.20 Debrief and closing remarks10.40 Staff retention and strategies that focus on a regional 16.30 Close of workshop workforce Do you have a specific issue you’d like the workshop facilitators to For speaker updates visit address? Take this opportunity to tackle your immediate concerns by emailing these to reception at the Australian Maritime College In association with:Wednesday 20th July 2011: 6.00 – 8.00pm Proudly sponsored by:Delegates will be transported by bus fromthe Hotel Grand Chancellor to the AustralianMaritime College (AMC) for the official welcomereception. Meet and greet other attendees andcatch up with industry friends over a welcomedrink and canapés. Attendees will alsohave the opportunity to tour the world classtraining and research facilities at the AMC’sLaunceston campus, including the Centrefor Maritime Simulations, the Towing Tank,Survival Centre and Model Test Basin.Please visit the website for regular updates and changes to the program. Be kept in the loop with this eventvia LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and our Blog. Full details at
  3. 3. REGIONAL PORTS 2011 | 21-22 July 14.50 Afternoon teaDay One – Thursday 21st July 20118.00 Registration and morning coffee 15.20 PORT CEO CASE STUDY SESSION Redefining the role of Regional Ports Traditionally, regional ports are defined by location andOPENING KEYNOTE SESSION given their strategic position to resource fields, have9.00 Official welcome from the Host predominantly serviced bulk markets with key cargo including coal, iron ore, steel, alumina, forestry and Dan Norton, Chairman, Tasports agricultural products. However, the traditional ‘bulk’ role of regional ports is evolving in response to9.10 Australia’s shipping policy and national port increased and diversified freight demands. A number strategy: Implications for regional ports? of regional ports are becoming attractive alternatives to Senior representative, capital city ports and similarly, regional port operators Department of Infrastructure and Transport have started looking further afield and developing new markets, such as the offshore gas and oil fields,9.45 Working with stakeholders: The Tasmanian State servicing rigs and supply vessels and containerised Government’s port priorities freight. All the while, the issues that remain constant ■ The planning and investment necessary for are those of increasing capacity, access and Tasmania’s future freight requirements competition. ■ The Brighton Transport Hub Project The popular Port CEO session will highlight the latest port developments, infrastructure projects and explore The Hon David O’Byrne MP, the strategies each port is pursuing to improve business Minister for Infrastructure, Tasmania opportunities and freight efficiency.10.20 The impact of the developing National Port Strategy Gateways to Western Australia’s Mid West region David Anderson, CEO, Ports Australia Peter Klein, CEO, Geraldton Port Authority10.55 Morning tea Expansion and trade diversification Dom Figliomeni, CEO, Port Kembla Port CorporationDEVELOPING CHALLENGES: PORTS TOWARDS 2020 Establishing an offshore oil and gas support centre11.30 Freight projections: Just how big is the freight task? at a regional port ■ A commodity and market analysis: Economic Captain Vic Justice, CEO, Broome Port Authority forecasts and updates on regional industries Tasmania’s port strategy and vision Alan Copeland, Senior Commodity Analyst, Paul Weedon, CEO, Tasports Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics 16.30 Port CEO Roundtable discussion12.05 The future state of the shipping industry as it affects Australia and the domestic ports industry 17.00 Close of day one ■ Global trends in shipping and port development: 18.40 Bus leaves Hotel Grand Chancellor for Regional Ports A review of shipping markets and container trade Dinner projections and port capacity requirements for container and bulk trades 19.00 Regional Ports Dinner at the Terrace Restaurant David Bayne, Consultant, Drewry Shipping Consultants Proudly sponsored by:12.40 Lunch and networking break The social highlight of the conference, the Regional PortsDIRECTIONS IN PORT PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND dinner, will be held at the multi-OPERATIONS: MEETING FUTURE NEEDS award winning Terrace Restaurant. Sample exquisite local delights13.40 Planning for the future: Development priorities for teamed with a stunning wine list ports at this signature restaurant. The Guy Reynolds, Principal Economist, Maritime & restaurant serves contemporary Shipping, GHD cuisine that is superbly crafted using the freshest Tasmanian14.15 Maritime operations in the Antarctic and produce. Southern Ocean Dinner is included in the conference ■ Supporting the growth of cruise and maritime registration fee however it can be operations in the region booked separately for colleagues John Brennan, Chairman, or guests wishing to attend this Tasmanian Polar Network (TPN) networking opportunity.
  4. 4. y 2011, The Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston Day Two – Friday 22nd July 2011 14.00 SITE TOUR OF BELL BAY “Bell Bay top port for state growth” 8.30 Morning coffee (The Examiner, 8 Jan 2011) 9.00 Welcome from the Chair The Bell Bay port has been identified as the long-term solution to freight growth in Tasmania in the National STREAMLINING CONNECTIONS TO THE Ports Strategy, which was released early this year. WIDER INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK: Located at Bell Bay on the eastern bank of the Tamar River, 48 kilometres north of Launceston, the port is CONNECTING REGIONAL PORTS TO NATIONAL adjacent to a major Tasmanian industrial estate. The AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS port is a major port for domestic and international bulk goods as well as container services. 9.10 Rail connections: What is needed for a successful Tasmania’s port activity will increase significantly over rail freight business? the next 20 years, with growth in total tonnage, bulk ■ Impact of the nationalisation of the rail infrastructure trade and container volumes. To meet the challenges on investment and service of increased freight growth over the long term, the Damien White, CEO, TasRail Tasmanian Government has identified a long-term strategy to consolidate container traffic at Devonport 9.45 Providing supply chain solutions across Australia and Bell Bay, with the highest growth targeted at Bell ■ Providing logistics services to large oil and gas Bay. The plan requires the development of the $150 developments in Australia million Bell Bay Integrated Gateway project. ■ The logistics business opportunities in regional Attendees will be coached to Bell Bay and returned to centres and remote regions the Grand Chancellor Hotel at the end of the tour. Mick Turnbull, Chief Executive Australasia and North Asia, Agility Logistics 10.20 Building a stronger framework for regional planning, development & service delivery ■ Effective coordination across governments, communities and businesses ■ Developing economic resilience ■ Liveability and health: Supporting community wellbeing ■ Transport priorities 10.55 Morning tea 16.30 Close of Regional Ports 2011 THE ROLE PORTS PLAY IN LOGISTICS CHAINS 11.15 PANEL DISCUSSION Customer perspectives ■ A port user’s wish list for achieving greater efficiencies in all aspects of operations Panelists: Neil Stump, Chief Executive, DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council Master Mariners of Australia Congress Michael Spiller, Director, Sino Purchasers 7-8 April, The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle Senior representative, Grange Resources For speaker updates visit Port & Maritime Security 2011 12.30 Keeping ports peopled: The role of sustainable maritime training Barrie Lewarn, Professor, Maritime Transport Policy 2012 IHMA Congress Centre, Australian Maritime College (AMC) 14-18 May 2012, Cork Ireland 13.05 Lunch and networking break Please visit the website for regular updates and changes to the program. Be kept in the loop with this event via LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and our Blog. Full details at
  5. 5. REGIONAL PORTS 2011 | 21-22 July Hear why delegates enjoyed Regional Ports 2010 “Great to focus on the specific issues impacting regional ports” CEO, Dampier Port Authority “Valuable opportunity to gain a broader perspective on the port and shipping industry, especially in relationship to various large scale projects across the country” General Manager Projects Development, Minemakers Limited “Great presentations and contacts for networking. It brings together all the regional ports into a single event.” Principal Engineer, AMOG Consulting SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION Hosted by Tasports, Regional Ports Summit 2011 will showcase the latest port developments and assess the planning and operating strategies that drive regional ports: critical links in a seamless national economy. Now in its sixth successive year, Regional Ports has an established tradition of bringing together key decision makers and stakeholders to discuss current issues impacting the health of our regional commercial trading ports and the well-being of the Australian economy.If your company is involved in regional port development or works closely with regional transport operators and owners, then thisspecialised event is an excellent marketing platform for you.To discuss the range of sponsorship and the boutique exhibition opportunities still available at this specialised event, contact:Sarah Cullen on + 61 3 8842 2430 or email Event Host Silver Sponsor Bronze Satchel Sponsor Dinner Host Welcome Reception Lanyard Sponsor Sponsor SponsorANALYSIS OF PAST REGIONAL PORTS ATTENDEES INDUSTRY JOB FUNCTION Government 27% Director/CEO/Chairman 32% Ports 33% General/National Manager 20% Construction 14% Operations/Supply Chain Manager 16% Legal/Financial 9% Project Manager 12% Commodities/Resources 10% Business Development Manager 11% Rail & Logistics 7% Analyst/ Policy Advisor 9%
  6. 6. y 2011, The Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston Key benefits of attending ■ Regional Ports 2011 is the only annual event specifically dedicated to the issues and interests of Australasia’s regional ports ■ Now in its sixth year, Regional Ports has established a tradition of bringing together key decision-makers and stakeholders to discuss current issues impacting the health of our regional commercial trading ports and the well-being of the Australian economy ■ Unparalleled first class speakers, bringing together local, national and international case studies that reflects the logistics network from across the supply chain ■ Networking and site tours! Compliment your experience with an engaging program that includes the Welcome reception and tour of the AMC facility at Launceston, Official Dinner at the Terrace Restaurant and a half-day site tour of Bell Bay ■ Take advantage of the online networking facility and our new social media groups to communicate directly with your peers ONLINE NETWORKING TOOL Welcome to the newly developed Online Networking Tool for Regional Ports 2011. This tool allows delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors to benefit by extending their networking outside the conference and surrounding social events. All registered attendees will receive a unique login and password allowing them to access the system a week before the event. The Online Networking Tool will be available for one week after Regional Ports 2011 – just in case you didn’t get to speak to everyone you wanted to at the event! Venue Accommodation & Travel The Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 T +61 3 6334 3434 W The city’s premier hotel, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Only a short stroll from the main central business district and Brisbane Street shopping mall, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty and variety of the north. Within walking distance from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston are local tourist attractions such as City Park, Launceston’s beautiful public gardens and Japanese macaque monkeys, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre and Aurora Stadium – the home of AFL in Tasmania. BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT - WHEN BOOKING, MENTION YOU ARE ATTENDING THE “REGIONAL PORTS CONFERENCE” to be eligible for the following rate:- DELUXE ROOM $150 INCLUDING BREAKFAST About Launceston Launceston boasts some of the greatest natural and cultural attractions in regional Australia. Located in the picturesque Tamar Valley, Launceston is the nation’s third-oldest city with a fascinating history traced in its beautiful old buildings and streetscapes dating from early Colonial and convict times to Georgian and Victorian eras. This cultural charm is matched by a natural beauty that includes the spectacular Cataract Gorge right in the heart of Launceston, St Columba, Ralph and Cuckoo falls and the numerous cellar doors offering some of Tasmania’s finest wines and produce that are scattered in the scenic Tamar Valley. For more information, visit: Please visit the website for regular updates and changes to the program. Be kept in the loop with this event via LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and our Blog. Full details at
  7. 7. REGIONAL PORTS 2011 21-22 JULY 2011, THE GRAND CHANCELLOR HOTEL LAUNCESTONIf undeliverable return to: PO BOX Q 1439 QVB, SYDNEY NSW 1230Thank you for downloading this brochure about our forthcomingevent. We are delighted to provide you with this program and dohope it assists you with everything you need to know about theagenda. However, should you have any further queries, pleasedon’t hesitate to contact us on Telephone: (+61 2) 9080 4307 orE-Mail VIP CODE P11M17WEBPDF To see the most updated agenda, visit the website where EVENT CODE you can also register online via our secure server at: P11M17 SECURE ORDER REGISTER ONLINE via our secure server REGISTER NOW REGISTER EARLY & EARLY BIRD RATE STANDARD RATE LATE RATE SAVE UP TO $500 Book by 13/05/11 Book from 14/05/11 to 08/07/11 Book from 09/07/11 PRICE GST TOTAL SAVE PRICE GST TOTAL SAVE PRICE GST TOTAL Two day conference $1,995.00 $199.50 $2,194.50 $500.00 $2,295.00 $229.50 $2,524.50 $200.00 $2,495.00 $249.50 $2,744.50 Two day conference & workshop $2,895.00 $289.50 $3,184.50 $500.00 $3,195.00 $319.50 $3,514.50 $200.00 $3,395.00 $339.50 $3,734.50 WORKSHOP AND DINNER RATES Workshop only $1,195.00 $119.50 $1,314.50 The Welcome Reception, Dinner and Site tour are included in your registration to the Additional dinner ticket $150.00 $15.00 $165.00 conference. Remember to RSVP your attendance when booking. Table of ten for dinner $1,400.00 $140.00 $1,540.003 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER STAY CONNECTED WEB LinkedIn Group Telephone (+61 2) 9080 4307 – Please quote the event code Twitter (#regionalports11) P11M17 and your unique VIP code with your booking. Blog Email – Please quote the event code P11M17 and your unique VIP code with your booking. YouTube Join transport CEOs, senior Conference Venue government and leading The Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston industry representatives 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 at the 6th annual Regional Phone: +61 3 6334 3434 Ports Summit. Don’t miss the Use your QR Reader App on your smartphone and scan Welcome Reception, Dinner Accommodation & Travel this code to take you directly and Site Tour of Bell Bay! to the website For your convenience, please access this event via our website and click on the ‘Venue, Accommodation and Travel’ tab or call the Lido Group on 1800 817 339. Travel and accommodation fees are Registration Fees Include not included in the conference fees. We do not refund airfares or hotel Entrance to the relevant conference package purchased plus refreshments, expenses if the event is cancelled. lunch and online access to available presentations (five working days post event). Please note: travel and accommodation is not included. Privacy Policy & Updating Your Details Please visit us online for our full privacy policy at Dress Code Database amendments can be sent to Smart casual wear is suggested along with a sweater or jacket in case or by calling (+61 2) 9080 4307 asking for the conference room is cool. the database department. Cancellation Policy & Substitutions Payment Terms Cancellations must be advised in writing at least 10 working days Payment must be made prior to the event or admittance will not be prior to the event. An administration fee of $550 (inc 10% GST) will be permitted. A tax invoice and confirmation letter will be emailed to the incurred for cancellations. A refund will not be given if a delegate fails to attendee upon completion of a valid registration. Payment may be made attend or cancels within 10 working days prior to the event. by EFT, cheque or credit card. Fully paid delegates unable to attend will be provided with on line access to speaker presentations post event. Substitutions can be made Please reference the VIP Code and the Event Code below when at any time before the event without penalty. Informa reserves the right making your booking. to cancel, alter the content and/or speakers on any program. Paid registration fees will be fully refunded for cancelled events. A.B.N. 66 086 268 313