Event: INTERCEM Connect 2020

Event Group: INTERCEM Connect Shipping Americas 2020
INTERCEM Shipping Americas in its fifth consecutive year, the regions only dedicated event on maritime logistics for the cement sector. This event was due to take place in Chicago, but because of the current global COVID-19 situation we have moved our event to this digital platform. On the 4th of May 2020 INTERCEM Shipping Connect is providing a number of visual presentations on the regional cement shipping and logistics sector, from key speakers who were scheduled to appear in Chicago. This years Forum will provide updates on US cement imports, freight rates and trade routes, port/terminal developments and much more.

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Welcome to INTERCEM Shipping Connect
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Welcome Address - Malcolm Shelbourne CEO INTERCEM Conferences
After an early career in publishing, Malcolm founded INTERCE...After an early career in publishing, Malcolm founded INTERCEM in 1985. The main motivation for this development was a recognition that unlike other related industries, the cement industry lacked an international focal point for the dissemination of information and the exchange of ideas. Malcolm’s career in the cement industry has involved the organisation of 100 international events for more than 40,000 delegates which has taken him to every corner of the globe. He maintains a close relationship with many of the leading figures in the international cement community and is acknowledged as a respected commentator on the structure and development of the international cement industry. He has also consulted on a number of major projects involving the identification and implementation of import and export opportunities as well as acting as an advisor to several multinational companies on market trends With a particular interest in Asia and its cultures, Malcolm studied at the College for the Distributive Trades in London and The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He completed a thesis on the impact of the Tiananmen Uprising on the West’s perception of China at Rewley House, Oxford University and remains interested in the role that China will play in the future. A question that is thrown into sharp focus at this particular time.
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Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Peter Sand joined BIMCO in 2009 and holds the position of Ch...Peter Sand joined BIMCO in 2009 and holds the position of Chief Shipping Analyst. In this position, he is responsible for analysing the commercial markets for dry bulkers, tankers and containerships. Taking the offset in global economics as the analytical starting point for all seaborne trade, he assists managements, members and clients with insight into many different aspects of the global shipping industry. Peter’s regular reports, focused analytical articles and insightful comments on the shipping market are widely read and have often been referenced in global mainstream media. Teacher of Maritime Economics at the Danish Shipping Academy as well as guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School - Blue MBA and Shipping bachelor. During the rise and fall of the shipping markets Peter gained experience in the fields of shipping analysis, executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming data and statistics into overviews and forecasts. Prior to his career in BIMCO, he worked for the dry bulk and product tanker company D/S NORDEN. Peter holds a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.
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Ad Ligthart, Partner, Cement Distribution Consultants
Ad Ligthart is partner in “Cement Distribution Consultants...Ad Ligthart is partner in “Cement Distribution Consultants” (A&M Consultancy BV) a small independent and highly specialized company which provides consultancy services on Markets, Trade, Transportation, and Terminals of cement, clinker and cementitious materials. He is co- author of “The Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution” which is the most comprehensive publication in its field. Cement Distribution Consultants has an unequalled global database on cement trade including close to 1400 facilities involved in waterborne cement, clinker trade and distribution. He has been involved in the cement industry since 1982, working for 17 years for major equipment suppliers and engineering companies and after that as a consultant. He has had a strong involvement in developing shipunloaders, self-discharging ships and other specific handling and storage equipment, evolving from there to complete port terminal and grinding plant designs and corresponding logistics and economics. He has been stationed in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the USA (PA and TX), Panama and the Middle East (Qatar). In 1999 he founded Cement Distribution Consultants. This company combines an in-depth knowledge of the global cement industry with the capability to conceive and realize special trade and distribution projects. The company has been involved in many port, terminal and transportation projects worldwide as well as market studies, company valuations, management training, etc. The company also has provided project and interim management to realise and operate new manufacturing, import, export and distribution operations. Cement Distribution Consultants has worked regularly together with INTERCEM jointly organising specialist conferences and workshops on cement markets, trade, transportation, terminals, clinker replacement, etc. The most notable achievements in this respect where the INTERCEM China conferences in 2003 (Beijing) and 2004 (Shanghai). These were the first international cement conferences held in China and brought together the top management of both the global and Chinese cement industry. The 2003 conference, co-chaired by Mr. Ligthart, was opened by the vice premier of China. Apart from this, he has been a speaker on major cement conferences and investor meetings for over 60 times. He is currently consultant to the three largest single user cement terminals in the world. These terminals are able to handle multiple cement types as well as cementitious materials. In addition, he is involved in several other terminal projects as well as reports on global and regional cement trade and distribution and feasibility studies on new cement import operations.
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Guy Hindley, Partner, Howe Robinson Partners
Guy Hindley is Managing Partner of the Dry Cargo division of...Guy Hindley is Managing Partner of the Dry Cargo division of Howe Robinson Partners. Formed in in 1883 Howe Robinson was grown to become one of the largest fully integrated international Shipbroking Houses, with a global network of offices. Howe Robinson is a member of the Baltic Exchange in London and a Panel Member reporting daily on all the Dry Bulk Baltic Exchange indices. Guy has spent his career specialising in Dry Cargo transportation and has an in-depth knowledge of Chartering and Sales and Purchase. Guy was educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Magdalene College, Cambridge where he read History and Law. He joined Howe Robinson in 1985.
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Marc Hebert, Partner, Jones Walker, LLP
Marc Hebert is a partner with Jones Walker, and he represent...Marc Hebert is a partner with Jones Walker, and he represents domestic and foreign clients on international trade matters before the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress and foreign governments. Mr. Hebert’s issue areas include customs law and export controls, sanctions regimes, free trade agreements and duty preference programs, tariff related matters, antidumping and countervailing duty cases, transportation and supply chain management/logistics, and legislation and policy. He has spoken at various seminars and written on topics that include trade and tax policy, energy policy, marine transportation and environmental law. In 2008 he was appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USTR Ambassador Susan Schwab to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee 14, where he served until 2010. He is licensed to practice in state and federal district and appellate courts, in the States of Louisiana and Virginia, the District of Columbia, and also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade.
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Melvin Mathews, Director - New Businesses, Wartsila
Melvin Mathews is an ex-Master Mariner passionate about tech...Melvin Mathews is an ex-Master Mariner passionate about technology, environment, people & innovation. Closely works with boards, start-ups & entrepreneurs to make emerging technology relevant to business. He has over 25 years of experience in the Maritime Industry previously serving as a Captain on vessels ranging from coastal ships to VLCCs and thereafter managed ships from ashore. He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Fellow of IMarEST. Melvin has extensive business and consultancy experience and shouldered risk-assessment and risk-management initiatives at a senior level. He is a certified nautical lecturer and has in the past been involved in Maritime & Competency training. He is presently the Director New Businesses at Wartsila.
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Closing Statement, Malcolm Shelbourne CEO INTERCEM Conferences
After an early career in publishing, Malcolm founded INTERCE...After an early career in publishing, Malcolm founded INTERCEM in 1985. The main motivation for this development was a recognition that unlike other related industries, the cement industry lacked an international focal point for the dissemination of information and the exchange of ideas. Malcolm’s career in the cement industry has involved the organisation of 100 international events for more than 40,000 delegates which has taken him to every corner of the globe. He maintains a close relationship with many of the leading figures in the international cement community and is acknowledged as a respected commentator on the structure and development of the international cement industry. He has also consulted on a number of major projects involving the identification and implementation of import and export opportunities as well as acting as an advisor to several multinational companies on market trends With a particular interest in Asia and its cultures, Malcolm studied at the College for the Distributive Trades in London and The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He completed a thesis on the impact of the Tiananmen Uprising on the West’s perception of China at Rewley House, Oxford University and remains interested in the role that China will play in the future. A question that is thrown into sharp focus at this particular time.