A line-up of high-profile speakers has been confirmed for the CSA’s 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) being held May 8 - 10 at the Renaissance Resort in Willemstad, Curaçao. The event will take its usual panel discussion and plenary meeting format, where able and qualified panellists will steer business leaders in thought-provoking discourse on the latest developments and plans affecting shipping and logistics in the Caribbean.
Read on to meet a few of our prolific conference speakers at CSEC 2017.
Come join the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) in collaboration with the Curacao Ports Authority in Curacao, for its 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference.
CSA’s 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference will be hosted in the beautiful city of Willemstad which captures the best of old-Amsterdam charm and the cultural diversity of the region. The conference will be held at the Curacao Renaissance Hotel where owners, political leaders, shipping executives, industry leaders and renowned speakers will seek to address Maritime issues from Monday May 8 to Wednesday May 10, 2017.
Recognised as the leading multi-purpose port in the Caribbean, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) was again chosen to host the Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) Exchange Study Programme. The programme was held from February 20-24 with eight shipping and logistics professionals from across the region participating.
The CSA study tour is held annually to expose members to best practices in terminal operations across the region. Presentations were made on port security, logistics management, information technology, health and safety, among others. Additionally, the participants were taken on a tour of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) to underscore the importance of the training to the continued growth of the shipping sector. Dr Fritz Pinnock, executive director of the CMI, also delivered a presentation on the history of shipping in Jamaica.
In addition to an insider's view of the multipurpose operations at the Kingston Wharves Terminal, the group was treated to a tour of the Falmouth cruise ship pier while two of world's largest cruise vessels - Allure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas - were in port . This tour enabled participants to have proximate experience of terminal management, guided by pier manager Mark Hylton.