Chittagong Port Chairman at Dredging Today Conference

Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal

Dredging Today Conference (DTC) proudly confirms Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal, Chairman of the Chittagong Port Authority, as a speaker during the event.

DTC – set to take place on 9 and 10 October 2017 at Amsterdam RAI – will offer a forward-looking agenda for the industry addressing economic, social and environmental challenges and the capabilities of the dredging industry to tackle these.

Mr Khaled Iqbal will open Keynote Session “Which current trends are your best friends?” on Monday, October 9, starting at 13:30.

In this session high level speakers will provide topical and fresh insights on the global picture for dredging, covering the main drivers for dredging:

 

 

  1. expected developments in world trade;
  2. urban development near coastlines;
  3. coastal protection;
  4. offshore energy; and
  5. tourism and leisure.

Keynote Sessions Speakers:

  • Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal, BSP, ndc, psc, Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority;
  • John Mackenzie, Business Development Director, NMDC;
  • Maurice de Kok, Director Strategic Business Development, Van Oord;
  • Speaker TBD, USK MOST;
  • Richard Brakenhoff, Industry Analyst, Rabobank.

The conference will be chaired by Alexander Verbeek, Associate of Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Fellow and Yale University.

DredgingToday Conference: Changing Climate, Resilient Business

The world in which the dredging industry operates, is changing. Climate change, global trade developments and shifts in the world’s energy mix have significant impact on dredging. But where will the effects of climate change be felt most? And what public funds are available to pay for solutions that can protect vulnerable regions? We are also witnessing changes in client demands and with these in the role of dredging contractors. What business strategies do we see emerging and ultimately – what makes the dredging industry future proof?


Delegates attending the 1st Dredging Today Conference can expect a forward-looking agenda with attention for business rather than technology.

 

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