GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, Feb 11-15, 2022 Dubai.


Fri Feb 11 2022 at 09:00 am to Wed Feb 16 2022 at 05:00 pm


Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai | Dubai, DU

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Global Ports Forum presents the GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, Feb 11-15, 2022 Dubai, UAE.
Global Ports Forum presents the GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, Feb 11-15, 2022 Dubai, UAE.
Dear industry colleagues
Course Outline
A certification course for managers in port authorities and terminal operators on operationalizing detection and prevention of illicit wildlife trafficking tapping on models adopted by C-TPAT and AEO programs.
Participants will be introduced to the UNDP-GEF Project and made conversant with standards, tools, methodology and approaches for port managers to build management capability and implement best practice measures to detect and prevent illicit wildlife trafficking through their port.
Course Outline
Day One
1. Awareness and Overview of Global Wildlife Trafficking.
-Node Countries
-Supply Chains
-Wildlife Protection Framework
-Wildlife Protection Standards
-UNDP-GEF Project
2. Global Trade Facilitation Systems
-Supply Chains
-Documentation and Workflows
-Information Management
Day Two
1. Port’s Role in Trade Facilitation
-Trade Facilitation Node
-Information Collection, Sharing & Connectivity
2. Illicit Wildlife Trafficking Risk Profiling & Detection Technology
-Database and Database Integration
-Tools & Devices
-Big Data, AI, IOT, Machine Learning, Blockchain
Day Three
1. Integrating Wildlife Database with Port Operating Systems
-Port Community System
-Information and Data Creation
-Information and Data Management and Connectivity
2. Port Gate Management System
-Gate Workflow, Information/Data Flow and Documentation
-Gate Layout & Design
Day Four
1. Port Capacity Organization & Management
-Organizing Port Capability
-Personnel & Categories
-Approach & Methodology
2. Collaboration and Cooperation with Stakeholders
-Port & Customs Authorities
-Terminal Operators
-Port Associations
-Trade Associations
-Government Organizations
-UN Agencies
-Domestic and Global
Day Five
1. C-TPAT and AEO Programs for Customs and Security
-Overview of C-TPAT and AEO Programs
-Risk Assessment Process
-Supply Chain Security Management System (ISO 28000:2007)
-Environmental Protection Standards (ISO 14001:2015)
-Applicability to Detecting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking
2. Challenges and Lessons
-Mutual Recognition and Assistance
-Gaps in Port Management
-Flexibility and Adaptability
-Keeping abreast of Advances and New Standards
-Benefits to Ports
-Best Practices
-Continuous Learning
At the end of the 5 days training program, each participant will be given a topic on Port Wildlife Protection in ports / terminal industry. Participants would be required to prepare a project report and submit the same within a period of 3 months for critical evaluation and review by the course director, who will award suitable grade to each participant as per contents and quality of the project report.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFIED GLOBAL PORTS MANAGER (CGPM) (Port Wildlife Protection) for participants of the GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program
CGPM program is governed by a Qualification Review Board (QRB) which comprises leading international experts from Ports and Terminals industry and academicians. Upon satisfying the criteria and requirements of the QRB and subject to the level of competency and responsibility, successful participants will be permitted to undertake the 5 days GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program.On completion of the 5 days GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program, participants will prepare a submit a project report.
On approval of the project report by the QRB, the participants will be awarded the CGPM title. CGPM holders are entitled to use the title of CGPM in recognition of their competence.
Details on CGPM as follows:-
PROGRAM DIRECTORS (subject to final confirmation)
Francis Aurol
Francis Aurol is a port professional with over 35 years of strong practical knowledge and experience as senior lead manager and consultant in ports/terminals, shipping, inland transportation (truck and rail), supply chain logistics and marine services in many countries handling containers, general cargoes, dry bulks, neo bulks and liquid cargoes, hazardous and non-hazardous.
He started his career in 1970 and spent ten years in the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) culminating as Traffic Manager a senior management position in charge of one of the gateways in the port. Thereafter, successfully lead managed and acted as consultant for ports, terminals, shipping and supply chain logistics in Singapore, South East Asia, Hongkong, India, Middle East and Africa.
Francis has been project manager and super user for many IT based Management and Operations Projects in ports and terminals internationally which involved mapping and defining business processes, information systems with double stack approach collaborating with major IT companies such as Tata Consulting Services. Prepared SOP Manuals for ports/terminals. Carried out business development for new terminal acquisitions and technical and feasibility studies for many port/terminal prospects internationally for enterprises such as PSA Corporation and Pacific Basin Shipping, Hongkong. Headed for 8 years a network of shipping agency offices with country General Managers in South East Asia and Hongkong and jointly launched a new feeder service in SEA. Special experience and knowledge accumulated over these years to bridge business processes between ports and terminals as intermodal gateway, transshipment port, hub port with external stakeholder partners like Shipping Lines, Agents & Brokers, 3PLs, 4PLs, ICDs, Rail Operators, Land bridge Operators and Inland Haulers over large hinterlands.
He graduated from the University of Singapore in 1969 and a Certified Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultant (Spore/UK) in 2003 and a Certified Practicing Management Consultant by the PMC Board, Singapore in 2009.
Thomas Ng
Thomas Ng has over 26 years of training & consulting experience in the ports and shipping industry – in developing innovative solutions for players within the ports & shipping industry, — in areas of planning & redesign, customer services and business operations; and delivering results.He is the present Chairman of The Global Ports Forum (GPF).
Since 2008, Thomas founded and launched the GPF, a platform where all ports stakeholders in the ecosystem- port customers, port authorities, port operators, port people, port suppliers & service providers are gathered together to discuss about issues furthering the interests of ports globally.
Thomas is proven and well-respected in the ports & shipping circles — recognized for his in-depth industry knowledge and far-reaching personal industry network and linkages.
Thomas is invited regularly as speaker & facilitator at Ports conferences, roundtable and executive workshops. He spoke recently at Transport Intelligence 2013 Infrastructure panel, together with senior executives from World Bank & UPS, Container Depot Association Singapore Conference 2014 on ports and infrastructure, Tank Storage Conference in 2015 and Roundtable on Smart ports & ships and Internet of Things in Jun 2016.On a professional level, Thomas is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore since 2001. He is also a Board Member of the Local Branch of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport for over 16 years.
Mr Ng Koon Seng
Ng Koon Seng (FCA Singapore, FCCA UK, FCPA Australia) has over 30 years of experience in a global logistics, ocean freight operations and container transportation conglomerate. He has a wealth of international experience from his career in shipping, global container equipment operation; process Optimization, end to end finance system setup for the shipping business start-up operation, transformation, change management, merger & acquisitions and divestures. He was engaged by Jurong Port Pte Ltd in year 2014 as a Finance system lead and business process consultant for a Joint Venture start up Port/Terminal project, providing finance IT project management and translate user requirements into solution concept, prepare training manuals specific to each finance processes and setting up the finance organization, Multi-Purpose Port/Terminal billing system and implementation of the real time integrated Enterprise financial full system from scratch through end to end finance process innovation and design, develop innovation and out-of-box solutions, lean and digitize, user & finance-friendly administration, workflow integrated for Marunda Center Terminal – PT. Pelabuhan Tegar Indonesia, the 1st private international & domestic multi-purpose seaport which focusing in General Cargo & Bulk Cargo (dry & liquid) in greater Jakarta area. The port is a joint venture between Marunda Center Industrial Estate (www. Indonesia and Jurong Port Pte Ltd ( a leading international multi-purpose port operator in Singapore. The integrated port billing and finance system is up and live in Marundra Center Terminal.
He was also tasked to do research on the Ports in Thailand, training, financial modelling with Activity-based costing Analysis for the Aggregates and sand Terminal project.
Mr Ng spent 25 years of his career with NOL/APL, a world leader in shipping and logistics services with annual turnover of US$8b., holding various senior management positions from liners services, special cargoes, freight forwarding, shipping agencies, manage PSA’s appropriated Berth scheme for shipping consortia to global equipment operation including M&A of APL, lead Post Merger integration and transformation of the NOL/APL global equipment operation, depots, trucking, rail, land and intermodal operation which involved more than US$1.5 Billion worth of operational cost globally. Head of the NOL global equipment management and achieved significant hard core saving per company’s testimonial thru dynamics operational modelling. He was also appointed as deputy general manager of its container/reefer/tank depots, fully automated warehouse (ASRS) & 3rd party cold chain Integrated FMCG Logistics, warehouses and distribution services based in Singapore. He was sent to china as deputy general manager partnering with the local management team for the setting up of the Joint Venture Shipping Services, business and operation control. He was the chief accounting officer of NOL group corporate Accounting and head of group consolidation of more than 200 of NOL’s shipping/vessel/port related subsidiaries, associated and Joint venture companies globally. Lead and manage M&A project for the acquisition of a major shipping logistics corporation in China.
Mr Ng is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Fellow of Associate chartered Certified Accountant of UK and Fellow Certified Public Accountant of Australia. Beside undertake project work in shipping and finance, research and coaching, Mr Ng currently doing research in the area of dynamics modelling on port operation, global container transportation and empty repositioning, business process optimization, dynamics company cash flow planning and forecasting.
Costs :
On or Before 11 Dec 2021 : The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD7395.00 – Save USD600!
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD 7395.00!
From 12 Dec 2021 : The Regular Rate is USD 7995.00
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD7995.00!
Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation, visa fees and travel.
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For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.
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Account Name: Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,
Account No. : 695 477 141 001 .
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Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.
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Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 11 Dec 2021 to enjoy the discount.
Look forward to welcoming you at the GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program!
Kind regards
Thomas Ng
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Terms & Conditions:
No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.
Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.
Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.
Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event.
No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.
This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

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