Informa Maritime & Transport, organiser of the Terminal Operations Conference and Exhibition (TOC) series established in 1976, has announced that the fourth TOC Americas will be held for the first time in
Running for the fourth year, TOC2004 Americas will bring together key manufacturers and providers of shipping, port and terminal operations equipment and services under one roof to discuss the issues critical to their industry, develop business relationships and promote and sell services to their target audience. The annual event has firmly established itself as the leading event for port equipment manufacturers and suppliers to meet the Central and Southern American ports and terminal operators.
Building on the success of last year’s event in
The steering committee includes high-profile names such as Alejandro K Bärthold, General Manager, Terminal Pacifico Sur Valparaíso, Alberto Borquez, General Manager, San Antonio Terminal Internacional; Harald Jaeger, General Manager, Port Authority of Valparaiso; James R Brennan, Partner, Norbridge, Inc; Manny Fernandez, Latin America President for APL/APL Logistics; Nolan Gimpel, Principal, Mercator Transport Group; Eric Petri, Ejecutivo Empresas Portuarias, Sistema de Empresas SEP; Ricardo Schlechter, Commercial Director, San Antonio Port Authority; Chuck Schneider, Vice President, Embarcadero Systems Corporation; and Martin Sgut, Port and Maritime Specialist, IDIED, Universidad Austral.
This year’s conference format combines perceptive presentations from the industry’s key personalities and interactive debate with senior industry and government representatives. Through a series of high level conference sessions, catering for various areas of expertise, delegates will be kept up to date with the latest trends and issues in strategic business development and operational practicalities.
Addressing the options open to port and terminal operators wanting to maximise their capacity, the TOC2004 Americas agenda will also provide valuable updates on the latest in port technology, with sessions on optimising vessel, quay and yard productivity, cutting-edge STS crane technology, IT systems for container terminals and issues in fresh produce handling.
Companies present at the concurrent TOC2004 Americas exhibition will include service providers to the terminal and port industry. Among the service sectors represented will be port and terminal operators, as well as quayside cranes, FLTs, reachstackers, tractors, trailers and chassis systems, ro-ro equipment, cables, engines, tyres, transmission systems, straddle carriers, RMGs, RTGs, spreaders, bulk handling equipment, terminal planning and automation systems, dredging, port construction, port management services, consultancy services, forest products equipment, heavy lift, paving and surfacing and IT systems.
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