17th ASEAN Ports & Shipping Conference 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

10th – 12th September 2019

The conference and exhibition for the ports and shipping industry in Southeast Asia kicked off for the first time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with some 170 delegates from 16 countries in attendance. The conference was jointly hosted by Phnom Penh Port and Sihanoukville Port, the two autonomous ports in the country. MIMA’s senior researcher from the Centre for Maritime Economics & Industries, Cdr Ang Chin Hup (R) was honoured to be invited as a moderator and speaker for this prestigious event.

Cdr Ang delivering his presentation at the 17th ASEAN Ports & Shipping Conference

The conference was graced by His Excellency Ros Vanna, Cambodia’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. It featured 15 speakers addressing global issues and challenges faced by ports and the shipping industry in Southeast Asia. The conference included sessions on economics, financial instruments, the 4th Industrial Revolution, supply chain & logistics, and technological development. The delegates were also given an opportunity to visit Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, the main riverine port in the city.

The audience listening to the speakers at the 17th ASEAN Ports & Shipping Conference

Cdr Ang moderated the sessions on Insight on the Economic Climate in Cambodia & ASEAN countries, and Financial Instruments in Overseeing Risks in Successive Operations Performance. The sessions featured speakers from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore – all of whom presented their respective topics and garnered a good response from the audience.

From left to right: Cdr Ang (Moderator), Anthonie Versluis (Malaysia), Han Ning (China), Dr Mark Yong (Hong Kong) & Victor Wai (Singapore) during the sessions

Cdr Ang also presented a paper on Maritime Industry Development Through Industrial Revolution 4.0. His presentation highlighted the performance of ports and shipping in Southeast Asia, the emerging technologies and sustainable issues in ports developments and indicators on how to improve port productivity. His presentation attracted inquiries from participants, especially Cambodian port practitioners who wished to know more about Malaysia’s maritime industry.

From right to left: Cdr Ang with speaker Marco Neelsen & Anthonie Versluis (Moderator)

MIMA would like to congratulate both the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and Sihanoukville Autonomous Port of Cambodia for successfully hosting the 17th ASEAN Ports and Shipping Conference. It provided the opportunity for delegates from Southeast Asia to network among industry practitioners.

1040Cdr Ang receiving a token of appreciation from Conference Manager, Rosita Faizal

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