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Georgia International Maritime Forum 2016

Programme

September 12-14, 2016

Early registration will be available from 14:00 September 11-12, 2016. Please come to the Hotel Sheraton/Radisson/Hilton/Divan lobby to collect your badge

Monday 12 September

 

 
09:00 – 18:00 GloMEEP Training Course on Legal, Policy and Institutional Reforms development and Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI  
20:00 – 22:00 Welcome Reception held in the name of the First Vice Prime Minister Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia H.E. Dimitry Kumsishvili (by invitation only)

 

Jasmine Pool Bar

Sheraton Batumi

Tuesday 13 September

 

Georgia International Maritime Forum 2016

 

07:45 – 08:45 On-site Registration

 

Hilton Batumi
OPENING REMARKS
09:00 – 10:30 Welcome to Georgia – Live: Sand Show

Address by Prime Minister – H.E. Giorgi KVIRIKASHVILI

H.E. Kitack LIM – Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization

H.E. Dimitry KUMSISHVILI– First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy & Sustainable Development of Georgia

H.E. Karmenu VELLA – Euro-Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Video Address)

H.E. Zurab PATARADZE – Chairman of the Government,  Adjara Autonomous Republic

 

Hilton Batumi
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:35 – 11:50

H.E. Marios DEMETRIADES – Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus

 

H.E. Jo MIZZI – Minister for Transport & Infrastructure of Malta

 

H.E. Volodymyr OMELYAN – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton Batumi

Technical Break

10:15

Signing Ceremony of Bilateral Merchant Shipping Agreement Between Georgia and the Republic of Malta

 

Signing Ceremony of Bilateral Agreement on Ferry Trade Between Georgia and Ukraine

 

Technical Break

10:30

 (sit change)

 

KEY NOTE ADDRESSES ON THE “SHIPPING: INDISPINESABLE TO THE WORLD
 

H.E. Gigla AGULASHVILI – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia

 

H.E. Jose MAURA – Director of International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds

 

Mr. Giorgi TABUASHVILI – First Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia, Director General (DG) of Georgian Revenue Service (GRS)

 

Mr. Mohammad SAEDINEJAD – Vice Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of PMO, Islamic Republic of Iran

 

H.E. Ambassador Michael B. CHRISTIDES – Secretary General of the BSEC

 

H.E. Ambassador Altai EFENDIEV– Secretary General of GUAM – Organization for Democracy and Economic Development

 

Moderator: LC VASSALLO, Malta

11:50– 12:20 Coffee Break Hilton Batumi
Session – “SHIPPING: INDISPINESABLE TO THE WORLD”

 

12:25 – 13:15

 

Captain Mamuka AKHALADZE – Director, Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

 

Mr. Levan AKHVLEDIANI – Chief Executive Officer, Anaklia Development Consortium

 

Prof. Marko PAVLIHA – Vice Dean, University of Ljubljana,

Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transportation;

Visiting Professor and Governor at IMO IMLI, Malta;

Former Minister of Transportation of Slovenia

Former Deputy-Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament

 

Mr. Michael STOCKER – Director of Ocean Conservation Research

 

Moderator: Mr. Berdia Kutubidze – Public Relations Expert

Hilton Batumi

 

PANEL: INTEGRATED MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY, MAJOR PROJECTS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
13:20 – 14:25 Captain Thomas KAMINSKY – U.S. Coast Guard’s Commanding Officer of Activities Europe

 

Ms. Nancy KARIGITHU –  Principal Secretary for the State Department of Maritime and Shipping Affairs of Kenya

 

Mr. Eero NAABER – Head of Development and Innovation, Estonian Maritime Administration

 

Mr. Gabino GONZALEZ – Head of Office, The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC)

 

Mr. Fred KENNEY – Director, Legal and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization

 

Dr. Jose MATHEICKAL – Chief technical adviser (GBP) and Head, ITCP Implementation and Major Projects, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization

 

Moderator: Dr. Jose MATHEICKAL Chief technical adviser (GBP) & Head, ITCP Implementation and Major Projects, Marine Environment Division, IMO

Hilton Batumi
14:30 – 15:45 Lunch Break   Hilton Batumi
PANEL DISCUSSION: CRUISE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT A GEORGIAN PROSPECTIVE
15:50– 16:30 Mr. Peter WILD – Expert,  G. P. Wild (International) Limited

Mr. Giorgi CHOGOVADZE – Head of National Tourism Administration of Georgia

Capt. Irakli SHARABIDZE – Rector of Batumi State Maritime Academy

Moderator: Mr. Mamuka BERDZENISHVILI – Chairman of Adjara A.R. Tourism Department

 

Hilton Batumi
PANEL DISCUSSION: GEORGIA’S REFORMS BEYOND SHIPPING
16:35 – 17:25 Ms. Randee DAY – CEO, Day and Partners LLC

Mr. Alkan ALICIK – Managing Director, MSC GEORGIA LLC

Mr. Maurice BAKER – Managing Director,  COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD

Mr. Levan AKHVLEDIANI – Chief Executive Officer, Anaklia Development Consortium

Mr. Evgeni PEEVSKI – Deputy Chief Risk Officer, TBC Bank

 

Moderator: Capt. Mamuka AKHALADZE – Director of Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia

Hilton Batumi
PANEL DISCUSSION: GIMF2016 OUTCOME
17:30 – 18:00 Mr. David KERR – Head of Unit – Transport, Telecoms and Energy (Maritime Affairs Attaché), Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union

Mr. Kofi  MBIAH Chairmen of Legal Committee of the  International Maritime Organization

Mr. Fred KENNEY – Director, Legal and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization

 

Moderator: Mr. Berdia Kutubidze

 

Hilton Batumi
    Hilton Batumi
CONCLUDING REMARKS AND ADOPTION OF DECLARATION
18:00 – 18:15 H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization

 

H.E. Dimitry Kumsishvili, Minister of Economy & Sustainable Development of Georgia

 

Adoption of Batumi Declaration

 

Hilton Batumi
19:00 Transfer from hotels to the Gala Dinner held in the name of Prime Minister of Georgia  
20:00 –  22:00 Gala Dinner held  in the name of  Prime Minister of Georgia

 

Piazza, Batumi

 

22:00 –  22:30

 

Transfer to the hotels 22:00 –  22:30
Wednesday 14 September
09:00 – 18:00 SEMINAR ON MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY

FOR SENIOR MARITIME TRANSPORT OFFICIALS

 
  GloMEEP Training Course on Legal, Policy and Institutional Reforms development and Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI