Top-level Round-table Forum on International Port Development 2010---Strategic Transformation in Future China Port Development is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China on December 8, 2010. Shanghai Maritime University and World Maritime University, as the sponsors, and Shanghai International Shipping Institute, as the organizer, request the pleasure of your presence.
Shipping industry and port worldwide experienced great hardship in 2008 and 2009 when the world economy and trade stagnated because of global financial crisis, bringing great challenge to the industry. Fierce competition makes it necessary for the industry to accelerate strategic adjustment and scientific orientation, getting prepared for the sustainable development in the post-financial crisis era.
The forum will be dedicated to the strategic transformation in future International port development from brand-new perspectives. Subjects to be discussed also include the experience of China’s rapidly progressing port in operation management and port modernization, the modes taken and to be taken towards internationalization, as well as strategies to perfect harbor’s function as part of logistics operation during the period when China is forging modern ports.
The participants will include the highest decision and strategy-makers in larger port authorities from Chinese Mainland and those from Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as world-famous scholars, elites and experts in the field. We are looking forward to your presence on the high-ranking platform, exchanging views on the development of ports in the future.
Sponsors: Shanghai Maritime University; World Maritime University
Organizers: Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI)
Co-organizor: Port Development Department of Shanghai International Shipping Institute
Guests: Officials from Department of Water Transport, Ministry of Transport; Officials in charge of the industry from port cities both home and abroad; top officials and experts in port industry worldwide
Number of participants: about fifty
Type of the meeting: round-table conference
Subjects to be discussed:
1 Strategies on the internationalization of port;
2 Comparison between the developing patterns of domestic port and those abroad;
3 Developing patterns of extended industries from port logistics;
4 Hot issues on the development of harbor
1 For VIP (including public figures, elites and experts in the field): ?5,000 per person
·covering conference fees, conference program book fees, material fees, lunch, and dinner (accommodation is to be arranged by the participant himself or herself. But the participant can enjoy discounts if he or she books the hotel via the organizing committee.)
· to be seated in the front row at the conference; to have face-to-face talks, to deliver speeches and to take part in discussions;
· to be seated at the head table at dinners
· materials on relevant research results by SISI available
2 For ordinary participants (accompanying person, professionals in the field) ---?2,000 per person
·covering conference fees, conference program book fees, materials fees, lunch and dinner (accommodation is to be arranged by the participant himself or herself. But he or she can enjoy discounts if he or she books the hotel via the organizing committee.);
·to be seated in the back row at the conference, not taking part in discussions;
·materials on relevant research results by SISI available
Date: December 8, 2010
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel (or Intercontinental Shanghai or Shangri-La Hotel) (five-star hotels)
All participants are expected to reply no later than October 12 as the number of participants is small.
Contact: Zhao Nan; Xiao Tong
Address: 150 Huoshan Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China