Following the success of the inaugural Forum in Charleston, INTERCEM Shipping Americas will return for 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2017 could be a pivotal year for international trade and global shipping, and for the cement industry in the North America in particular. The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States promises significant investment in infrastructure projects across the country that could see cement demand increase significantly in the coming years, while the potential impacts of the President-elect’s position on NAFTA and ending the TPP negotiations could have repercussions for international cement trading.
Over the course of one and a half days, INTERCEM Shipping Americas will offer the opportunity for the cement industry to discuss these and many other challenges facing this important part of the international cement sector and the opportunities they may bring. Delegates will receive the latest forecasts and analysis from our panel of leading industry specialists and can meet and network with industry peers from across the supply chain.
Key topics to be addressed include:
- The global outlook for dry bulk and cement trades
- The cement and bulk carrier fleets
- Global trade flows including facilities and cement distribution
- Freight rates
- Handling SCMs (supplementary cementitious materials) including Fly Ash
- Port and terminal design / latest technology
- Portside logistics, storage and operations
- The latest ship designs and conversions
- Legal and contractual issues
- Future ship design and fuelling options
For the last five years in Europe, and for the first time in North America in 2016, our specialist Shipping Forums have proved a popular meeting place for all those involved in the movement and handling of cement, clinker and related products, providing a valuable resource, an opportunity to meet and discuss key topics, hear about best practice case-studies, to network and to do business. Over 100 attendees participated in the first INTERCEM Shipping Americas, and since 2011 more than 600 delegates have benefited from joining their industry colleagues at our Shipping Forums across Europe.
If you are involved in cement trading, shipping, or port-side handling and logistics in North America, INTERCEM Shipping Americas is a must-attend event for you and your colleagues.
Early Bird registration will open in January 2017.