Philippine Ports and Logistics 2024 Exhibition slated March 19 to 21

Maritime transport and logistics stakeholders, practitioners and investors are encouraged to participate in Philippine Ports and Logistics 2024 Exhibition this March 19 to 21 as the country works towards an efficient and effective supply chain and logistics which will rebound to a lower transport cost for end users.

The exhibition and conference to be held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila highlights the government strategies and private sector initiatives for supply chain and logistics.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista said his department continues to exert its best effort to improve transportation in the country, and also supports current initiatives being undertaken in the areas of digitalization and decarbonization.

“The Philippines is well-poised as a strategic location for ports and logistics in Southeast Asia given its geographic position and vast coastline. This has been enhanced over the years by significant investments in transport infrastructure covering airports, seaports, railways and highways,” he said.

The two-day conference program will focus on collaborative cost reduction, digitalization and reduction in carbon footprint in the end-to-end supply chain featuring 35 world-class speakers addressing topical issues and challenges facing the regional transportation and logistics industry.

DOTr Undersecretary Elmer Francisco Sarmiento will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

The DOTr forum, to be moderated by Ma. Flordeliza Leong, Vice President for Advocacy, Communications and Special Concerns of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., will present exclusive insights on current challenges, opportunities and future strategies in transforming the Philippine transport industry to global standards. She is also the Executive Vice President of the United Portusers Confederation, Inc. which is an event partner.

The speakers’ lineup includes lawyer Zona Russet Tamayo, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-National Capital Region Regional Director; Luisito Delos Santos, Director II at Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Planning and Policy Service; and lawyer Maria Hiyasmin Delos Santos, manager at Port Operations and Services Department of the Philippine Ports Authority.

A session at the conference will also tackle The Everchanging World Economy-Impact on Regional Maritime Ports Industry and Tactics in Reducing Costs while Increasing Efficiency in Challenging Environments.

The biggest biennial Ports and Logistics B2B (business-to-business) Exhibition and Conference in the BIMP EAGA (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area), sessions will also discuss Port Developments, Expansions, Investment Opportunities and Smart Port Initiatives in the BIMP EAGA and ASEAN region; and Logistics Supply Chain.

On March 21, topics for conference sessions include Green Port Technology: Forming Sustainable Green Ports of the Future while Reducing Carbon Emissions; and Ports & Terminal Optimization: A Discussion on Increasing Efficiency while Reducing Operational Costs for Container, Bulk and Break Bulk Terminals.

Meanwhile, the concurrent exhibition will showcase 50 international shipping lines, logistics services providers, ports, railways, road haulage companies, information technology companies and equipment services providers making it a truly comprehensive platform for end-to-end logistics supply chain networking.

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