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WISTA International Conference 2023

LATIN AMERICAN SHIPPING AND TRADING: TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE GREENER DIGITAL FUTURE

WISTA AGM & CONFERENCE: 23-27 OCTOBER 2023
RADISSON VICTORIA PLAZA HOTEL, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

 

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Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.


schedule

 

Monday 23 October 2023

 

Full day WISTA meetings
ExCo Meeting


Tuesday 24 October 2023

 

Presidents Meeting  Full day (NWA Presidents only)
Lunch (Presidents Only)
Presidents Dinner *Invitation Only


Wednesday 25 October 2023

 

Annual General Meeting  Full day conference (WISTA Members only)

Cocktail Reception


Thursday 26 October 2023 - WISTA Conference

 

09:00

Welcome keynotes
Elpi Petraki, President of WISTA International
Alessandra Bugge, President of WISTA Uruguay

09:25

Keynote Address One (video address)
Beatriz Argimón, Vice President of Uruguay

09:40

Keynote Address Two
Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO

09:55

Keynote Address Three
Arsenio Domínguez, Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO

10:10

Keynote Address Four
Rear Admiral José Luis Elizondo, Chief, Uruguayan Coast Guard

10:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:00

PANEL SESSION ONE: TRADE IN LATIN AMERICA - MOVING AHEAD

Panel Discussion

Moderator: María Belén Espiñeira, Managing Partner, IT&L Legal Consultants

    • Ambassador Mónica Martínez Menduiño, Sub Secretary, ALADI (Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración)
    • Ruben Martinez Baeza, COO Port Division, Navios South American Logistics
    • Arami Arias, Trader, Viterra Argentina (Argentinean Chamber of Grain Exporters)
    • Luis Zubizarreta, President, Chamber of Private Ports of Argentina
    • Ricardo Sánchez, Head, Caribbean Research Institute, JAMAICA and Co-director, Kuhne Professional Chair in Logistics, Universidad de los Andes, COLOMBIA

12:00

PANEL SESSION TWO: DIVERSITY NOWADAYS - CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE EQUITY

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Guadalupe Concepcion, CARPAC HUB Planning Manager & AMR Business Compliance Ambassador, Maersk and President, WISTA Panama

    • Teresa Perez del Castillo, UN Women Regional office for the Americas and the Caribbean
    • Mariana Noceti, IMO’s Principal Programme Assistant, Women in Maritime (WIM) Programme
    • Helio Vicente, Director, International Chamber of Shipping
    • Yelhis Hernández, Mexico Country Manager & Central America Market Development Manager, Lloyd´s

13:00

Networking Lunch Break

14:15

PANEL SESSION THREE: PORTS AND SHIPPING - IMPROVING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Alejandra Gómez Paz PhD, Nautica del Sur SA y Universidad de los Andes Colombia

    • Rosina Iurato, VP Project Development, Safety & Quality Ports, Navios South American Logistics
    • Gabriela Heckler, Head of Legal and Compliance, Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP)
    • Mariebke Loechle, Customer Service Manager, Maersk Line Peru
    • Pablo Dominguez, Country Manager – Uruguay, Ocean Network Express
    • Elisa Kuster, Commercial Vice Manager, The National Ports Administration (ANP)
    • Gonzalo Hontou, Commercial Manager, TCP Katoen Natie

15:15

Networking Coffee Break

15:45

PANEL SESSION FOUR: THE NEW SHIPPING - NAVIGATING TOWARDS A GREENER FUTURE

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dorothea Ioannou, CEO, The American P&I Club

    • Carmen Casás Ibáñez, Environmental Manager, Buquebus
    • María José González, Ministry of Industry, Uruguay Green Hydrogen Project
    • Catrien Scheers, Chair, Fast Lines Belgium
    • Katalin Dobránszky-Bartus, Senior Director, Innovation, Finance and Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
    • Despina P. Theodosiou, Co-CEO, Tototheo Maritime, Immediate Past President, WISTA International

16:45

Closing Keynote Speech
Rosina Iurato, VP Project Development, Safety & Quality Ports, Navios South American Logistics

17:00

Closing Remarks

17:15

Close of conference


19:30 - 00:00

Gala Dinner at Chacra Le Redencion
(Dress Code: Cocktail Wear)


Friday 27 October 2023 - WISTA Conference

 

09:45

Workshop Sessions – Setting the Scene

10:00 – 11:30

Workshop 1: Doing business in Latin America from theory to action
Andrea Azar, MBA - Corporate Business Development, GRUPO RAS

Workshop 2: Tools to improve ourselves : Belbin Team Roles
Ana Inés Ruiz, Director of Entrust - Professional Human Resources Services - Belbin Representative for Uruguay

 Workshop 3: Stress management and dealing with everyday business challenges
Nadia Nedelchev, Stress Management Therapist

 

Further details to be announced

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Sponsorship Options

  • Navios South American Logistics Inc.
    Premium
  • TK Foundation
    Special Supporter
  • IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
    Bronze
  • Tototheo Maritime
    Bronze
  • DP World
    Bronze
  • Ocean Network Express
    Bronze
  • American P&I Club
    Copper
  • Lloyd's
    Copper
  • Naviera Ultranav Ltda.
    Copper
  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings
    Copper
  • Affinity Shipping
    Copper
  • ULOG
    Copper
  • Ultramar Agencia Marítima
    Copper
  • Ben Line Agencies
    Friends of WISTA International
  • Total Marine Solutions
    Friends of WISTA International
  • Damen
    Friends of WISTA International
  • Agencia Marítima Intercontinental
    Friends of WISTA International
  • Shipowners P&I Club
    Friends of WISTA International
  • J.R.Rodríguez & Asoc
    Friends of WISTA International
  • IT&L Legal Consultants
    Friends of WISTA International
  • TecPlata
    Friends of WISTA International

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Tuesday 29 August 2023


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No cancellation fees prior to 31st August. 25% if cancelled in September and 50% if cancelled from 01 up to 10 October. After 10 October cancellation fee to be 100%.


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