Chittagong Port Chairman at Dredging Today Conference

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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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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