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TRANSPORT SUMMIT 2014: “Removing Barriers in Cargo

Transportation & Customs”
23 April 2014 * Sofitel Philippine Plaza Sunset Pavilion Tent MAJOR SPONSORS

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We are pleased to announce the holding of the Cargo Transport 2014 on April 23, 2014 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Sunset Pavilion Tent. Organized by the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association and PortCalls, the one-day conference themed “Removing Barriers in Cargo Transportation and Customs”, will closely examine: Issues hampering the smooth flow of cargo transportation Alternative transport solutions to congested Manila New Customs processes in support of greater trade facilitation Cargo industry prospects amid the country’s economic growth A highlight of the summit will be a panel discussion to flesh out issues such as the recently implemented Manila truck ban as well as inconsistent and confusing government policies. At the end of the summit, various industry representatives will convene to draft a private sector declaration identifying solutions to industry concerns. The declaration will later be submitted to concerned government agencies for their action. Who Should Attend: Importers/Exporters/Traders Logistics and distribution professionals (freight forwarders, customs brokers, shipping and airline line personnel, truckers, warehouse operators, other supply chain practitioners, etc) Finance / Accounting / Customs / Tax personnel International trade and customs consultants Government personnel involved in ports and transportation To register for the summit, please fill out form:
Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Company Designation Address Tel Email

Summit Fee: PhP3,000 Group Discount: A discount of 10% applies for registrations covering at least three participants from the same organization. Registration fee is payable to the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association, Inc. (PISFA) at UCPB Aquino Ave. Branch, acct. no. 20125-000409-3.
TRANSPORT SUMMIT 2014 | April 23, 2014 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Sunset Pavilion Tent Event Manager: PortCalls | Tel nos (02) 552-7072, 551-1775, 551-1972 | Fax (02) 551-3207 Email, | Website

Please fax registration form to PISFA at 854-8427 or email to to ensure a seat at the summit. No refunds will be given although substitutions can be made at any time. If a delegate is unable to attend, the delegate remains liable for full registration payment. Deposit slip must also be faxed to 854-8427 or a scanned copy emailed to For questions, call PISFA at 854-7455 / 853-3740 or PortCalls at 551-1775 / 551-3871 / 552-7072 or email or

8:00-9:00 9:00-9:15 9:15-9:45 Registration Welcome / Prayer / National Anthem Cargo Transport Prospects Amid Economic Growth Dr Emmanuel Esguerra Deputy Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority Truck Ban: Counting the Economic Cost Mr Henry J. Schumacher Vice President for External Affairs, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Coffee break Batangas Port: Bridging the Calabarzon Connection Mr Sean Perez Vice President, Asian Terminals Inc Advantages of Shipping Through Subic’s New Container Terminals 1 and 2 Mr Reimond Silvestre General Manager, Subic Bay International Terminal Corp Subic Bay’s Value Proposition for Northern Luzon Shippers Mr Roberto Garcia Chairman, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Lunch / Networking


10:15-10:35 10:35-11:05




1:30-2:30 Panel discussion on Congestion, Lack of Infrastructure, Policy Inconsistencies Panelists: Representatives from Confederation of Truckers Association of the Phils, Association of International Shipping Lines, Philippine Liner Shipping Association, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Metro Manila Development Authority, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines, Asian Terminals Inc and Subic Bay International Terminal Corp 2:30-3:00 3:00-3:30 Q&A / Coffee break Streamlining Customs Operations: Policies In Support of Trade Facilitation Atty Agaton Teodoro Uvero Deputy Commissioner for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Bureau of Customs Q&A on Customs issues Private Sector Declaration: Cargo Transport Solutions

3:30-4:00 4:00-4:30

TRANSPORT SUMMIT 2014 | April 23, 2014 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Sunset Pavilion Tent Event Manager: PortCalls | Tel nos (02) 552-7072, 551-1775, 551-1972 | Fax (02) 551-3207 Email, | Website