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3rd GPF Executive Workshop on Effective Concession Agreements for Ports & Terminals, Dec 08-09,2022 Singapore

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3rd GPF Executive Workshop on Effective Concession Agreements for Ports & Terminals, December 08-09,2022 Singapore

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About the Course                           

This two days executive workshop is targeted to enhance the appreciation and understanding about framework of the Concession Agreements between decision makers and supporters from Port & Terminals and Concession granting authorities. The workshop aims to encompass entire spectrum of concession agreements – from identification of infrastructure development elements and private investment requirement to preparation of legal and financial framework in order to develop a transparent and bankable model concession agreement; defining the steps and process for inviting expression of interest to capturing concession agreement clauses which are attractive for project proponents, investors, financers and meeting the broader objectives and interests of the public, community and society.        

Significance / relevance of the course

With a steady growth in world GDP and volume of international trade, substantial investment is required to enhance the cargo handling and hinterland connectivity with gateway ports. With ambitious plans for their ports and terminals; governments all over the world are increasingly encouraging and providing various incentives to investors and operators to build and expand Ports and Maritime infrastructure. Over a period of time, roles of the Government and public bodies have changed to remain landlord /owners of public assets – waterfront and port land. Private enterprises gradually increase their role in the ports by taking charge of financial and operational risks. In this process, Government and public bodies assume the roles of owners of land & waterfront and regulators of the port while private enterprises take on complete responsibility of Port operations. This course will attempt to provide an integrated approach to develop the main legal instrument – The Concession and implementation and execution of the Concession Agreement.


At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  •         Identify elements of Maritime Infrastructure and estimate investment required.
  •         Understand Private sector investment for Maritime Infrastructure Development.
  •         Develop a balanced Model Concession Agreement.
  •         Analyze all conditions of The Concession from the perspective of the authorities, concessionaire, investors and financers.
  •         Learn the elements of Detailed Project Report for a Terminal / Port Project
  •         Prepare Hinterland Mapping for a Port Location
  •         Work out Business Volume Forecast for Port with logical assumptions
  •         Arrive at a basic financial model for financial viability of a Terminal / Port Concession.  


A combination of Class room Training, Interactive workshops, Individual and group case studies will be used. Participants will be provided with advance study / reading material on each topic covered under deliverables.

Who should attend:

Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Banks, PE, Port Service providers; Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants


Session 1

World Trade and Terminals / Ports scenario: A global perspective of changing role of The Government and Public Ports from Service ports to landlord and asset owners.

Session 2

Developing Model Concession Agreement: Class room training followed by a group case study for a real port and identification of Concession elements, clauses, terms and structure.

Session 3

Understanding Financial and legal implications of a typical concession: class room training followed by a role play exercise.

Session 4

Concession Agreement Execution and implementation: Detailed project report, Financial viability of the concession Class room training and Group case study.

About the Course Director  (subject to final confirmation)

Mukesh Parikh

Mr. Mukesh Parikh is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 40 years. He has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career.

He has been conducting a number of executive training programs on ports and terminals at Singapore, UAE, South Africa and other international locations, in addition to his current position of Adjunct Professor at Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management.

Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo.

During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors’ Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE.

A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer expectation and requirement from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry.

He worked with The Adani Group in Senior Management position for 10 years from the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing team as well as establish Standard Operating Procedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them.

Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training. He has also advised a number of clients about the Concession agreements and entering in to sub-concessions.

Thomas Ng

Thomas Ng has over 27 years of consulting experience in the ports and shipping industry. Thomas is known for developing innovative solutions for players within the ports & shipping industry, — in areas of investments advisory, port strategy, development, marketing, planning & redesign, customer services and port operations; and delivering superior results.

He is the Executive Chairman of The Global Ports Forum (GPF) since 2008. The Global Ports Forum is 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 well-respected in the ports & shipping circles — recognized for his in-depth industry knowledge and far-reaching personal industry network and linkages. Some of his recent port investments advisory work include ports in the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, South East Asia, Latin America, etc.

Given Thomas’ far-reaching personal port industry network and linkages, Thomas is often seek out by port investors and port privatization candidates all over the world for collaborative partnership.

Thomas is invited regularly as speaker & facilitator for Ports conferences, roundtable and executive programs and workshops.

He is the senior port & terminal training expert for the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) for foreign ports officials for over 10 years. Recent programmes conducted by Thomas include the 5 days executive program in “Port Development and Competitiveness”, Singapore on 12-16 Dec 2016 where Thomas was the key trainer for over 60% of the whole executive program. Some other early SCP programmes that Thomas taught over 20 senior foreign government transport officials included the 2 weeks Singapore MFA Executive Programme in Logistics & Distribution Management on 28 Aug – 10 Sep 2007 & again on 6 Oct – 17 Oct 2008.

Thomas spoke recently at the Transport Intelligence Singapore 2013 Infrastructure panel, together with senior executives from the World Bank & UPS, the Container Depot Association Singapore Conference 2014 on ports and infrastructure, Tank Storage Asia Conference in 2015 and an exclusive Roundtable on Smart ports & ships and Internet of Things in Jun 2016.

On a professional level, Thomas is a veteran Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore since 2001. He is also a Board Member of the Singapore Branch of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport for over 17 years.

14th GPF Anniversary Special. Pay for Two participants, another Two comes free. No other promotion applicable.


On or Before 8 Oct 2022: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD3995 – Save USD800! Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3995!

From 9 Oct 2022: The Regular Rate is USD4795

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD4795!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:








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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 8 Oct 2022 to enjoy the discount.

Look forward to welcoming you at the executive workshop/forums. 

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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