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"Informative and insightful" - Jon Berney, Department of Infrastructure

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"I enjoyed the variety of high quality presentations" - Chris Drinkwater, Indec Consulting

"Well targeted presentations" - Llew Russell, Shipping Australia

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Regional Ports 2015  

Regional Ports 2015

Supporting regional development, trade and engagement

29 - 30 October 2015 | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Sponsor & Exhibit

The 9th Annual
Regional Ports 2015
Supporting regional development, trade and engagement

29 - 30 October 2015 | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Regional Ports 2015 will showcase the latest port developments and assess the policy, planning and operating strategies designed to improve the efficiencies of Australia's regional ports: gateways for facilitating trade, engagement and regional growth.

The 9th annual Regional Ports Summit will be hosted by Ports North in Cairns. On the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Seaport is a multi-purpose regional port that caters for a diverse range of customers from bulk and general cargo, cruise shipping, fishing fleet and reef passenger ferries.

Featuring local and national case studies, the two day event will provide a spotlight on port developments across the country, highlighting the infrastructure, investment and long-term planning necessary to meet Australia’s current and potential competitiveness.


Key topics include:

  • Improving port efficiency, capacity and safety
  • Port reform, regulation and investment
  • Impacts of shipping industry developments, coastal communities and the environment
  • Growth areas and diversification initiatives for regional ports
  • Cruise shipping
  • Security and emergency response management
  • The logistics chain and innovation in supply chain integration
  • The role of ports in strengthening regional economies and communities


Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Chris Boland, CEO, Ports North
  • Craig Doyle, CEO, Gladstone Ports Corporation
  • Terry O’Connor, CEO, Darwin Port Corporation
  • Stephen Bradford, Independent Chairman, Cruise Down Under
  • Steffen Risager, COO, Svitzer Australia
  • Jason Sprott, Director, Sprott Planning & Environment
  • Cr Bob Manning OAM, Mayor, Cairns Regional Council
  • Juliette Sperber, General Manager, Northern Stevedoring Services
  • Anita Buczkowsky, Senior Manager, Southern Melbourne RDA Committee


Regional Ports 2015 Format & Social Functions
Regional Ports 2015 will consist of a two day conference, a half day site tour and a number of networking functions including the official Regional Ports Dinner.

  • REGIONAL PORTS 2015 DINNER - 29 October 2015, Hilton Cairns 6.00-10.30pm
  • HALF DAY SITE TOUR - 30 October 2015


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