GSF Annual Meeting and Conference 2019

GSF Annual Meeting 2019

7/16/2019 9:26:28 AM

GSF will hold its 2019 annual meeting and conference in London, UK, 16-19 September 2019 

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Event Programme

Session timings & speakers subject to change & additions

 

Day 1. Monday 16 September

 

19:00 – 21:00 Informal Gathering

The GSF Secretariat will be in the Blue Boar Bar, 45 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LQ from 19:00 until about 21:30. Members are welcome to join us for an informal supper on a buy-your-own basis.

 

Day 2. Tuesday 17 September

One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ 

 

09:00 - 09:15

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Statements

                                        

09:15 – 10:00

SESSION 1

Discussion with the World Shipping Council

Guest speaker: John Butler, Executive President, World Shipping Council

Discussions on future working relationship between shippers and shipping lines’ representative bodies

 

10:00 – 10:45

SESSION 2

Performance Indicators for Container Shipping

Secretariat reports on global initiatives to establish performance monitoring schemes for container shipping

 

10:45 – 11:00 COFFEE

 

11:00 – 13:00

SESSION 3

GSF Annual General Meeting

The statutory meeting of members to adopt the Annual Accounts and other matters

 

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

 

14:00 – 15:30

SESSION 4

Container Shipping Competition Policy

Guest speakers: Peregrine Storrs Fox, TT Club, & Matt Stone, McKinsey

Review of national and regional shipping competition issues and confirmation of GSF Policy

 

15:30 – 15:45 TEA

 

15:45 – 16:45

SESSION 5

Shipping Line & Port Terminal Surcharges

Guest speaker: Philip Damas, Director of Supply Chain Advisers, Drewry

Review of members’ experience of local surcharges and unfair pricing practices and the GSF campaign to end them, with an emphasis on IMO 2020 low-sulphur fuel surcharges

 

16:45 – 17:30

SESSION 6

Global Shippers Reports

Summary reports by Members on regional and national shipper developments

 

19:00 – 21:00

The Chairman’s Reception: Brasserie Blanc, 9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8YP

 

Day 3. Wednesday 18 September

One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ 

 

09:30 – 11:00

SESSION 7

Incoterms & Trade Facilitation

Guest speakers: Chris Southworth, Director General, International Chamber of Commerce UK and David Lowe, Partner, Gowling LLC, and Vice Chair of ICC Incoterms Committee.

Member discussions on the use of Incoterms to manage liability for surcharges, and future input to ICC work on Incoterms and trade facilitation

 

11:00 – 11:15 COFFEE

 

11:15 - 12:15 

SESSION 8

Digitalisation of International Trade documents

Guest speakers: Chris Southworth, Director General, International Chamber of Commerce UK and David Lowe, Partner, Gowling LLC, and Vice Chair of ICC Incoterms Committee.

Reports on progress in digitalisation of international trade and transport documents

 

12:15 – 13:00

SESSION 9

Global Shippers Reports

Summary reports by Members on regional and national shipper developments

 

13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH

 

13:30 – 20:00 SITE VISIT

The Port of Dover, Kent

Members are invited to a guided tour of the Port of Dover, one of the busiest Ro-Ro ports in the world and the UK’s gate way to Continental Europe. Port management will present the new new cargo terminal for Lo-Lo traffic as well as the preparations underway for the introduction of new border controls in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. Dover is about a 2-hour drive from central London

 

From 20:00     FREE TIME

 

Day 4. Thursday 19 September

One Great George Street, London, SW1 3AA

 

09:00 – 10:30

SESSION 10

Brexit

Secretariat briefing on the impact of Brexit on global trade with the UK

 

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE

 

11:00 – 12:30

SESSION 11

JOINT MEETING OF THE GLOBAL SHIPPERS FORUM AND THE BRITISH SHIPPERS COUNCIL

Container Packing Standards

Invited guest speaker: Professor Nicola Spence, UK Chief Plant Health Officer and delegate to the Convention on Phytosanitary Measures

Discussion on the development of standards for container safety and cleanliness

 

12:30 – 13:00 LUNCH & FAREWELL

 

From 13:00     DISPERSAL & TRAVEL

 

 

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