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Tuesday 21 Oct 2014
1800 Welcome Cocktail Party at the WA Museum
Day 1 - Wednesday, 22 October 2014
0800 Registration
Session Chair: Vincent Tremaine, Chairman, Ports Australia
0830 Welcome to Delegates and Opening
Vincent Tremaine, Chairman, Ports Australia
0840  (Video) - The Hon Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
0850 Opening Address - Port Development and Reform in Western Australia
The Hon Dean Nalder MLA, Minister for Transport; Finance
0930 Keynote Address - Looking Ahead Strategically: Perspectives for Ports People
Professor Neville Norman, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
1015 Morning Tea
Session Chair: Steve Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Outlook Session - Port Business and Prospects for Growth
1045 Agricultural Commodity Outlook and Long Term Global Food Demand
Dr Caroline Gunning-Trant, Senior Economist, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES)
1110 Commodity Forecasts and Export Infrastructure Outlook
John Barber, Senior Economist - Resources, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE)
1135 Trends and Forecasts for Australian Container Ports
Dr Gary Dolman, Head of Bureau, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
1200 Assessing Key Trends in the Australian Maritime Economy
David Bayne, Port Economist, Drewry Shipping
1225 Discussion
1245 Lunch
Session Chair: David Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia
Managing Dredging and Dredging Regulation
1345 A Regulator's Perspective on Future Expectations
Dr Kimberley Dripps, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment
1410 Some suggestions for the environmental management of harbours during and after dredging programs
Dr James Stoddart, Principal Marine Scientist, MScience
1435 Port Community Initiatives on Dredging Project Management
Tom Kaveney, Director, Adaptive Strategies Pty Ltd
1500 Afternoon Tea

Session Chair: Paul Weedon, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Ports Corporation
Developments in Port Regulation

1530 Developing New Approaches to Environmental Regulation in Western Australia
Dr Paul Vogel, Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia
1555 Responding to the Government’s De-regulation Agenda
Andrew Wilson, Deputy Secretary,Department of Infrastructure
1620 Port Gateways and Regulation of Australia’s Biosecurity
David Ironside, Director Operational Science Support, Department of Agriculture
1645 Concludes Day One
1900 Gala Dinner at the Pan Pacific Hotel
Day 2 - Thursday, 23 October 2014
Session Chair: Peter Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Mid West Ports Authority
0830 Keynote Address – A Major User's Expectations of Port Services and Governance
David Flanagan, Chairman, Atlas Iron
0910 Special Address – Port Infrastructure
Paul Lindwall, Acting Commissioner, Productivity Commission
Session Chair: Stephen Cleary, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Ports
Aspects of Port Privatisation
0950 Port Privatisation Management and Competition Policy
Matthew Schroder, General Manager Infrastructure & Transport - Access & Pricing, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
1020 A Port Manager’s Perspective of Privatisation Impacts
Joe James, Executive General Manager, Commercial Technical & Legal, Port Authority of New South Wales
1045 Morning Tea
Session Chair: Chris Leatt-Hayter, Chief Executive Officer, Fremantle Ports
Building the Case for Port Master Planning
1115 Developing a Framework for Effective Port Master Planning
Jason Sprott, Director, Sprott Planning and Environment
1140 Case Studies in Port Planning
Steve Lewis, NQBP, Case Study in Port Planning – Port of Hay Point
Kevin Schellack, Southern Ports Authority - Port of Bunbury - Strategic Long Term Planning
Paul Weedon, Tasports
- Port Planning in a Low Growth Environment
1230 Lunch
Session Chair: Grant Gilfillan, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of New South Wales
Delivering Effective Safety Management Systems
1330 Describing the Essence of a Functioning Safety Management System (SMS)
Tony Smith, Health and Safety Manager, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
1355 Safety Management at the Port of Portland - Our 2 Year Journey
Jim Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Portland Pty Ltd
1420 Reflections on Practical Benefits of Safety Management
Captain Drew Shannon, Operations Manager (East Coast), London Offshore Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd
1445 Afternoon Tea
Session Chair: Terry O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, Darwin Port Corporation
Community Perceptions and Port Operations and Development
1515 Ports and Shipping Issues Management
Matthew Watson, Managing Director, Repute Communications
1545 Ports and Environmental Activism: Lessons Learned
Gary Campbell, Senior Manager, Government Relations and External Affairs, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Session Chair: Jim Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Portland
Addressing Port Access and Port Supply Chains
1615 Access Corridor Issues in Western Australian Ports
Dr Fred Affleck, Chairman, Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia
1635 Developing Rail Access to the Port of Brisbane
Peter Keyte, General Manager Trade Services, Port of Brisbane

Port Efficiency & Productivity and Port Performance Standards
Mark Malone, Managing Director, Svitzer Australasia

1715 Conference Close
Chris Leatt-Hayter, Deputy Chairman, Ports Australia
1900 Celebration BBQ at the Royal Perth Yacht Club
 Friday, 24 October 2014 
0915 Tour of Fremantle Ports