Comprehensive Study of New Logistics Systems for the Maritime Silk-road

September 11, 2017, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel


 CONFERENCE AGENDA (as of 26 July 2017)

08.00   Arrival of Participants and Registration

08.30   Opening Speech by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak (to be confirmed)

08.45   Messages of Congratulations

  1. E. Thanin Kraivichien, former Prime Minister, former President of the Supreme Court and former Member of the Privy Council
  2. Saiyud Kerdphol, former Supreme Commander
  3. E. Ambassador of the European Union to Thailand

09.10   Keynote Speeches

  1. Pongthep Thesprateep, Chairman of the Thai Canal Association for Study and Development
  2. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, President of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)

09.30   Morning Coffee & Tea Break

10.00   SESSION 1: World’ Major Canals

Session Chairman:  Mr. Georg Wolff, Board Member, Chair of Advocacy Group Rail & Road Infrastructure, European Association for Business & Commerce (EABC)

Topic 1: Panama Canal: Example of successful linkage between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Guest Speaker: Dr.Ilya Espino de Marotta, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva, Ingeniería y Admministración de Programas, Autoridad del Canal de Panamá.  (To Be CONFIRMED)

Topic 2: Suez Canal: Example of successful linkage between the Mediterranean and Red Sea

Guest Speaker:  Mr. Osama Mohammed El-Sayed, University of Malaysia

Topic 3: Kiel Canal: Example of successful linkage between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Hans Heinrich WITTE, General of Waterways & Navigation and Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure (To be CONFIRMED)

11.00   SESSION 2: Significant Concepts for World Development

Session Chairman: Dr. Nunthawat Charusrojthanadech, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang

Topic 4: Mega-Projects in Asia and around the World – Challenges in Construction

Guest Speaker: Dr. Norio Yamamoto, Global Infrastructure Fund Foundation, Japan

Topic 5: One Belt One Road Initiative – Global Aspects

Guest Speakers: Mr. Zhen Wang; Chief, Regional Division of Asia and the Pacific Department of Regional Programs and Field Representation, UNITED NATIONS, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

Topic 6:  One Belt One Road Initiative – Regional Aspects

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jinsong Zhao, PRC Lawyer Maritime Arbitrator, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

12.00   Lunch Break

13.00   SESSION 3: Kra Canal and Linkage among Asian Countries

Session Chairman: Dr. Harald Wagner, Director of International Civil Engineering Program, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Topic 7: The Impacts of OBOR on Maritime–Overland Transportation Logistics in Malaysia

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ruslan Hassan, Vice President, the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)

Topic 8: Navigational Saturation of Malacca Straits and Its Consequences

Guest Speaker: Mr. Pakdee Tanapura, Vice Chairman of Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, Head of Kra Canal Study Team

Topic 9: Development of Free Economic Zones

Guest Speaker: Mr. Tony Restall, Development Services International Ltd.

14.30   Afternoon Coffee & Tea Break

15.00   SESSION 4: Security and Environment

Session Chairman: Dr. Aphichat Sramoon, TEAM Consulting Group

Topic 10: Kra Canal and the Unity of Thailand

Guest Speaker: Admiral Supakorn Buranadilok, President of the Royal Thai Navy Advisory Group

Topic 11: Impact of Megaprojects on Environment & People

Guest Speaker: Harald Wagner & Douglas Smith. KMITL Bangkok & ESIA London(DS Environment & Social Impact Assessment Institute).

16.30   Conference Closing Speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, President of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)

17.30 – 20.00  Cocktail Reception (Invitation Only)