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XXII Latin American Congress of Ports

The Latin American Congress of Ports conference will held in Bogotá, Colombia.

Organized by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the Latin American Congress of Ports will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, from 25 to 28 June. Founded in 1912, AAPA represents the far-reaching public ports of the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The event promotes the growth of international trade through rivers and maritime routes by providing an opportunity for discussion among port authorities and services providers on issues related to sector activities around the world.

International experts will address such issues as the world economy and its impact on international port business activities, port opportunities in the framework of free trade agreements and common markets, shared environmental commitments and responsibilities of ports and shipping lines, and planning and adapting of port infrastructure to meet commercial challenges. BergerABAM senior project manager, Carlos Ospina, will speak as part of a panel on integral security, a necessary condition for the competitiveness and integration of Latin American ports with the world.

The conference will also provide the opportunity to visit the historical and natural beauty of Colombia with pre- and post-tours to the Amazonas, Cartagena, Eje Cafetero, and Villa de Leya. In addition, two Latin Professional Port Manager (PPM) Certification Program workshops are scheduled prior to the opening day of the conference. The Latin PPM goals are to provide Latin American port professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to face current port challenges. For more information about the Latin PPM workshops, please contact Eduardo A. González Varela with TRAINMAR Américas y del Caribe at egonzalez [at] trainmar.com.

Join BergerABAM Senior Project Manager Carlos Ospina and Project Engineer Santiago Aguilar at promotional stand No. 20 to learn what BergerABAM has to offer and share in terms of recent project experiences in the region. Carlos will also give a presentation on “Earthquake Damage Mitigation Plans in Marine Terminals” on Thursday, 27 June, at 11 a.m.

For more information about this conference or to register for the event, please visit AAPAColombia2013.com.