22nd to 24th August 2017




Opening Session: 22 August 2017, 09.00-09.30



Opening Session: 22 August 2017, 09.30-11.00


Opening Address: Honourable Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi

Theme:  ‘’Improving Connectivity, Enhancing Trade’


Cutting of NIMPORT Cake


Visit of the Exhibition Stand/Tea Break


1st Session: 22 August 2017, 11.00-13.00


  1. Achieving 24 Hours Port Operation To Enhance Trade Facilitation

Hadiza Bala Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), 


2.’Optimizing rail connectivity for inland cargo movement; beyond concept to actualization’

Engineer Freeborn Edetanlaen Okhiria, Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Railway Corporation


  1. ‘Renewing Inland Waterway Capabilities to Impact on Economic Development’

Boss Gida Mustapha, Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority


Moderator: Ismail Adekola Yusuf, Managing Director of Inland Containers Nigeria


Lunch Break


2nd Session: 22 August 2017, 14.00-15.20


  1. The FREE Trade Zone and Nigeria’s Quest for Industrialisation’

Hon. Emmanuel Jime, Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)


  1. Oil and Gas Free Zone, Developing opportunities for Job creation.

Umana Umana: Managing Director, Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority


  1. Meeting Exportable Standards; Key to Global Trade

Aboloma Anthony, Director-General, Standards Organization of Nigeria



Ege, E. Emmanuel, Department of Geography, University of Lagos


Moderator: Dr. Taiwo Afolabi: Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group


3rd Session: 22 August 2017, 15.30-17.00

Freighting and International trade facilitation


  1. ‘Making Nigerian ports cost-effective and globally competitive.’

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello


  1. ‘Facilitating trade through automated custom clearance system

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), Comptroller-General of Customs).


  1. ‘Fostering Job Creation through Further Port Development’

Alhaji Issa Bukar, Managing Director of Greenview Development Nigeria Ltd GDNL, 


Moderator: Dr Ikenna Nwosu Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce




4th Session: 23 August 2017, 9.30-11.30

Maritime Transport Safety And Security


  1. ‘Optimizing the Opportunities for Maritime Security Cooperation: Power to overcome’

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas,  The Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy


  1. ‘‘Maritime Safety and Security: Today Challenges and Future Perspectives’

Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)


  1. Marine Pollution: Dealing with Tomorrow’s Disaster Today

Mr. Ahmadu Fidi Ahmadu, Managing Director of African Circle Pollution Management Ltd


  1. Policing Nigeria Internal Waters: Task and Challenges

Ibrahim Idris Kpotum.  Inspector General of Police (Nigeria) 


Moderator: D.M. Dauda, Director, Maritime Safety and Security, Federal Ministry of Transportation


5th Session: 23 August 2017, 11.30-13.00

Maritime Transport Investment, Operation and Services


  1. Expanding In Regional Capacity to Support Maritime Transportation

Rear Admiral B.A. Egbedina, Group Managing Director of Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited


  1. Supporting the growth of export industry to sustaining maritime trade

Mr. Abubakar A. Bello, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Export-Import Bank


  1. Assessing the Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Procurement Option in Government Development Plan In Nigeria

Engr. Chidi K.C. Izuwah, Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)


  1. Ways To Enhance Ports and Logistics Equipment Opportunities in the Nigerian Maritime Sector

Mr Chuka Onwuchekwa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ELAN


Moderator: Sir Mike Jukwe. Registers, of Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria




6th Session: 23 August 2017, 14.00-16.00

Maritime Environment  


  1. Applying sustainable dredging in Waterfront Development Project

Adebowale Akinsanya Commissioner for Waterfront Development


  1. Improving Technical Training for Effective Manpower Development for the Transport Industry – NITT Perspective.
    By Dr. Aminu M. Yusuf, DG/CE, NITT Zaria


  1. Challenging the non-enforcement of ban on two-engines in Nigeria since 2012, Stanley Evans, CCO, Boulos Enterprises Nigeria


  1. Integrating adaptive environmental management into dredging projects

Abdulraheem Fahm, Associate Director – Environment, CARES


Moderator: Dr  Ege  University of Lagos




24 August 2017, 09.30-11.00


7th Session: 24August 2017, 09.00-10.00

Commercial (Logistics Equipment)

1.Haulage Facilitation  by Futon Trucks

Mr Jacky Chen, Futon China, 2.      Port Heavy Duty Lifting Technological Advancements Liu Max, Managing Director, SANY China


8th Session: 24 August 2017, 11.30-14.00

Workshop: Extracting the values of connectivity in the transport chain

Led by Prof Samuel Oni University of Lagos


Summary and Communique

End of Conference