Location: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale
Dates: 19/06/17 - to - 20/06/17

Current Registration Price $995, £795, €930
Registration Full Price $1125, £900, €1050


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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’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.

If you would like further information on participating as either a sponsor or exhibitor at INTERCEM Shipping Americas 2017 please contact John Darke for further information.

Click here to view the provisional programme

INTERCEM Shipping Americas - Provisional Programme


Monday 19th June Tuesday 20th June
11.30: Forum check-in desk opens
12.30: Welcome lunch
14.00: Forum sessions begin
17.30: Forum Reception
08.00: Delegate check-in
09.00 - 17.00: Conference sessions


If you would be interested in participating as a speaker or joining a discussion panel at the Shipping Americas 2017 please contact Matt Owen

Renowned for its spectacular views, resort-style amenities and abundance of on-site activities, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six features the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, and business environment. Situated on 22 acres of mature landscaping and royal palms at a world-class marina, our Ft. Lauderdale Beach hotel offers the perfect getaway in the yachting capital of the world. Welcome to Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.

The registration fee includes: full attendance at the INTERCEM Shipping Forum 2017, coffee breaks, lunches and reception, event documentation and post-event access to online presentations.

Confirmation of booking plus receipts will be sent by e-mail.  Please ensure when completing the online form that you only use the e-mail address to which you wish the confirmation/receipt to be sent.


Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel.  Please be aware that in some cases visas can take up to one month to issue. For more information on visa requirements, please contact your local Embassy or Consulate. Credits will not be given where visas have not been applied for in good time.

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

You are advised to take out appropriate travel insurance, as the organiser will not accept any liability for travelling, accommodation or other expenses incurred as a consequence of a possible event cancellation or postponement.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the venue and content, or the timing of the programme.


A 50% credit for cancellations received in writing on or before 5 weeks in advance of the conference start date, will be made. No credits will be made on cancellations received after this date. Credit notes will only be given in cases of exceptional circumstance (for example, on production of a medical certificate) and an administrative fee will be charged together with any balance due.

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process, please e-mail or call +44 208 669 5222