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Regional Ports 2017

Regional Ports will showcase the latest port developments and key strategies to maximise the efficiency of Australia’s regional ports.

28-29 August 2017 | Novotel Wollongong

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PORTS AUSTRALIA MEMBER RATE $995 + GST

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Australia’s regional ports have witnessed extraordinary growth in the last decade. Across the country, new legislation and financing models are being introduced to maximise the competitiveness of our regional ports, streamline operations and strengthen the economic role of regional ports to meet Australia’s current and potential competitiveness..

The 10th annual Regional Ports Summit will be hosted by NSW Ports in Wollongong and 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.

Featuring local and national case studies, the two-day event will include a site tour of Port Kembla, which continues to grow to accommodate both the expansion of traditional industries along with the development of new ones. The diverse commodity base of the port today reflects the growth of the region and its capability to service the growing South West Sydney market.

WELCOME MESSAGE FOR 10TH REGIONAL PORTS CONFERENCE

Welcome to Wollongong! It is great to host the 10th Regional Ports Conference.

Wollongong is home to the Port of Port Kembla – a fantastic regional asset.

The future of the Port of Kembla is bright and full of tremendous opportunity for new business and job opportunities for the Illawarra region.

Already, it is New South Wales’ largest motor vehicle import hub and grain export port. It also caters for a growing range of dry bulk, bulk liquid and general cargo.

The Port of Port Kembla will also become home, as a second container port.

With this bright future ahead and further expansion plans for the Port of Port Kembla under consideration as part of NSW Ports’ 30 Year Master Plan, there remain a number of key challenges, which need to be addressed.

The most pressing involve land transport connections to and from the Port, and the preservation of existing buffer zones so residential areas can continue to co-exist with all activities in and around the Port of Port Kembla.

NSW Labor strongly supports the continued expansion of the Port of Port Kembla. On behalf of NSW Labor, I have made infrastructure investment pledges, in particular, to help complete the Maldon-Dombarton rail link.

My ultimate objective, as the Member for Wollongong, and representing the Port of Port Kembla, is to connect it directly with the third largest economy in Australia – south-west Sydney.

The Port of Port Kembla can become Western Sydney’s port of choice.

I look forward to addressing the Conference and wish participants successful deliberations.

PAUL SCULLY MP
MEMBER FOR WOLLONGONG

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exhibitors

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Gallacher, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia

9:10 am

Welcome to the Illawarra

Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM, Wollongong City Council

9:15 am

The importance of ports in regional development

Kevin Anderson MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport

9:55 am

Regional ports as part of a national freight and supply chain

Marika Calfas, CEO, NSW Ports

10:25 am

Morning tea

10:50 am

Update from Ports Australia

Michael Gallacher, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia

Paul Weedon, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Ports Corporation

11:30 am

Innovation and Port Technology at The Port of Port Hedland - World's Largest Bulk Export Port

Roger Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

12:10 pm

Ports and Regional Development

Mr Ryan Park MP, Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for the Illawarra

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Marine construction challenges met and solutions developed

Mal Hiley, Managing Director, Waterway Constructions

2:10 pm

Coastal management and Coastal shipping reform

Teresa Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Industry Australia Limited

2:50 pm

Afternoon tea

3:30 pm

The National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy

Nicole Lockwood, Chair, Freight and Logistics Council WA

5:10 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair and End of Day One

7:00 pm

The Official Regional Ports Dinner will take place at the Lagoon Restaurant from 19:00 on the evening of the 28th August.

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is a premier dining facility in the Illawarra located just a few minutes from the conference venue. Join us for an elegant dining experience with breathtaking views of North Wollongong beach.

Dinner Venue Details:

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Stuart Park, George Hanley Drive
North Wollongong
NSW 2500
+61 2 4226 1677
www.lagoonrestaurant.com.au

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Gallacher, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia

9:10 am

  • Australia’s ports, including the regional ports, are the international gateways for this freight and are reliant on efficient landside freight facilities and infrastructure.
  • Our ports and the freight supply chain are the heart and arteries of our cities and regions yet many planners do not realise the importance of freight logistics, let alone know how they should be planning for it to deliver liveable and sustainable communities.
  • Land use planning strategies are not meeting the needs of ports, particularly for the longer term. This includes identifying future infrastructure corridors now and preserving them to meet future requirements. Urban encroachment is already jeopardising the ability for ports, port-related infrastructure and employment lands to meet the growing freight task.

10:10 am

Regional Ports and Development

Paul Scully MP, Member for Wollongong

10:50 am

Morning tea

11:20 am

  • Illawarra-Sydney key strategic rail corridor for NSW and Australia
  • Importance of transport connectivity to future investment, economic growth and development
  • The Rail Renaissance

1:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair and lunch

2:00 pm

This two-day event will include a site tour of Port Kembla, which continues to grow to accommodate both the expansion of traditional industries along with the development of new ones. The diverse commodity base of the port today reflects the growth of the region and its capability to service the growing South West Sydney market.

3:30 pm

End of site tour and end of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2295+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner$150+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner - Table of 10$1350+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$995+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner$150+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner - Table of 10$1350+GSTEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Port Australia Rate discount
    To view your eligibility for the Port Australia Rate, visit the Port Australia Members Listing.
  • Early bird rate: $1,995 + GST (SAVE $300). Register by 07 July 2017
  • Standard rate: $2,295 + GST

Official Gala Dinner

The Official Regional Ports Dinner will take place at the Lagoon Restaurant from 19:00 on the evening of the 28th August. Your dinner ticket is included in the price of your registration. Additional single seats of tables of ten can be booked through the registration page on the conference website.

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is a premier dining facility in the Illawarra located just a few minutes from the conference venue. Join us for an elegant dining experience with breathtaking views of North Wollongong beach.

Dinner Venue Details:

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Stuart Park, George Hanley Drive
North Wollongong
NSW 2500
+61 2 4226 1677
www.lagoonrestaurant.com.au

For additional dinner tickets please see the ‘Pricing’ section for details.

About Wollongong

We are delighted to be holding Regional Ports 2017 in Port Kembla, Wollongong. The region boasts some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and a range of activities and attractions to suit all lifestyles and interests. Why not visit the Sea Cliff Bridge on your way from Sydney to drink in the sights over the South Pacific Ocean? Or hire a bike from the conference hotel to explore the nearby area? If you are feeling more adventurous, treetop adventures, hang gliding and skydiving are also popular in the area. Visit Wollongong have some great recommendations if you wish to plan some excursions. Click here.

Getting to Wollongong is easy from Sydney with regular train services daily. The Gong Shuttle bus is a great way to navigate Wollongong CBD when you arrive too. Following a loop from Wollongong Station to Wollongong Hospital, the shuttle operates every 10 or 20 minutes daily. More information available here.

There is plenty on the menu in Wollongong too, from small bars, to cafes and restaurants, make sure you take some time to enjoy the local cuisine while you are there. To get some local recommendations check out the Visit Wollongong shortlist of local offerings.

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speakers

Michael Gallacher

Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia

Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM

Wollongong City Council

Kevin Anderson MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport

Marika Calfas

CEO, NSW Ports

Paul Weedon

Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Ports Corporation

Roger Johnstone

Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

Mr Ryan Park MP

Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for the Illawarra

Mal Hiley

Managing Director, Waterway Constructions

Teresa Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Industry Australia Limited

Nicole Lockwood

Chair, Freight and Logistics Council WA

Mick Cronin

General Manager Strategy and Commercial, NSW Ports

Graeme Tivey

Optimisation Manager, Port of Portland

Nicole Lockwood

Chair, Freight and Logistics Council WA

Gary White

Chief Planner, NSW Department of Planning & Environment

Daniela Vujic

Former Planning Manager, NSW Ports

Paul Scully MP

Member for Wollongong

Chris Lamont

Executive Director, Illawarra First and Illawarra Business Chamber

John Gorman

Operations Manager, Port Kembla Coal Terminal

Dene Ladmore

Terminal Manager Port Kembla, Quattro Ports

Doyle Cook

Managing Director, Port Kembla Gateway

James Mather

General Manager for Harbour Towage - East Coast, Svitzer Australia, Svitzer

when & where

28 - 29 Aug 2017

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2-14 Cliff Road, NORTH WOLLONGONG, 2520 WOLLONGONG
(+61)2 42243111
www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-1654-novotel-wollongong-northbeach/index.shtml

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Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4058
lisa.hedlund@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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