Port execs meet in Mombasa
The Namibian Ports Authority informed last week that port executives from Africa and Europe are expected in Mombasa from 16 to 19 November 2014 for the Pan African Association for Port Co-operation (PAPC) to discuss key issues concerning the ports and maritime industries within the two continents and the world in general.
The three day event, themed “Contemporary Port Developments and Management: Alignment with AIMS 2050,” will be held at the Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort. It will incorporate the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Africa-Europe regional meeting; the PAPC General Council and the Port Management Association for East and Southern Africa General Council.
The event is hosted by the Kenya Ports Authority and organized by the PAPC Secretariat in collaboration with the three Port Management Associations: – West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa and North Africa. Key speakers represent regional and global economic and trade organisations like the Africa Union Commission, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA and the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) among others. The conference aims to help promote an in-depth awareness of the Blue Economy and how PAPC can learn and synergize with their European peers from the IAPH platform through the Africa–Europe Regional Group.