The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) will meet in Bali, Indonesia, 7-12 May 2017 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) for the 30th IAPH World Ports Conference, hosted by Indonesia Port Corporations I, II, III and IV.
This will be the very first IAPH conference since we adopted a new constitution in June 2016. What you will see and experience in Bali is a newly-born IAPH where the decision-making process will be speedy and the Association will be made more relevant and valuable not only to the membership but also to the world port industry as well. I believe the Bali Conference will mark a cornerstone in the history of IAPH and we are determined to create a new and exciting era for the IAPH as the representative voice of world ports and harbors.
Under the main conference theme of "Enabling Trade. Energizing The World", five open sessions will be organized to address such hot topics as Greenfield Port Development, Port Hinterland Connectivity and Multimodal Logistics, Indonesia Maritime Transformation, and others.
IAPH technical committees are often described as the backbone of the IAPH in addressing critical issues for the entire membership. They will meet in Bali to make an interesting presentation on the outcome of their ambitious two-year term research initiated in Hamburg, May 2015, for instance, “Port Performance Indicators for Container Terminals” (Port Operations and Logistics Committee), the updated edition of the “Introduction to Maritime Law for Port Officials” (Legal Committee), the “2nd phase of the PCS (Port Community System) Benchmark (Trade Facilitation and Port Community System Committee), “Guidance to trailers' behavior at landside terminal gates” (Port Planning and Development Committee) and others.
For social program, our Indonesian hosts are now planning to offer the most exciting and entertaining program for the delegates and their accompanying persons.
I look forward to seeing you all in Bali in May 2017.
Secretary General of IAPH