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Changes in International Trade Patterns: An Empirical Analysis to the Impact on Multimodal Transport, Logistics Activities and Suez Canal Corridor From 22nd January 2017 to 26th January 2017At Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportAlexandria – EgyptRecent decades have seen momentous changes in the economic geography of the world. Political transitions and economic liberalization have brought formerly closed countries into the world economy. At the same time, technological change has continued to reduce the cost of interactions within and between countries. Accompanying technological innovation has been business innovationThe divergence in economic growth prospects between emerging and developed economies is expected to be mirrored in future trade patterns. The changing picture of global trade is already providing opportunities and challenges for those operating in the transport & logistics (T&L) industry as they look to re-shape their operations and take advantage of the new transport hubs and corridors. Trade routes between emerging economies and developed economies and between emerging economies and other emerging economies are expected to become more significant over the next twenty years.Seventy-three percent of T&L CEOs say their companies are changing their strategies to respond to the growth potential in emerging markets. When entering new markets, long-term planning and careful execution are essential. Companies should not only think about securing deals and developing operations but also about testing opportunities and safeguarding their assets, whether physical, human or intellectual. Economic and political stability, varying business regulations, possible inflation, and competition among countries are also factors to consider when assessing market entry.Global goods movement is a critical element in the global freight transportation system that includes ocean and coastal routes, inland waterways, railways, roads, and air freight. In some cases, the freight transportation network connects locations by multiple modal routes, functioning as modal substitutes. A primary example is containerized short-sea shipping, where the shipper or logistics provider has some degree of choice how to move freight between locations. However, international maritime transportation is more commonly a complement to other modes of transportation. This is particularly true for intercontinental containerized cargoes and for liquid and dry bulk cargoes, such as oil and grain. Here, international shipping connects roads, railways, and inland waterways through ocean and coastal routes.The aim of this workshop is to Understand how agglomerations, in all their perspectives of scale, scope and complexity are affected by the integration in the supply chains, in the specific context of particular ports in African and Middle East. The workshop also Focuses on revealing the effects that integration in international supply chains has had on the economies of agglomeration occurred in container terminal operations, one of the most dynamic segments of port activity, that greatly impacts the whole of port economic agglomeration. The discussion will not stop only to the container operations segment, but will also employ specific empirical evidence, in order to underline the discrepancies between a segment of the port market that is integrated in supply chains and the rest.Changes in International Trade Patterns: An Empirical Analysis to the Impact on Multimodal Transport, Logistics Activities and Suez Canal Corridor From 22nd January 2017 to 26th January 2017At Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportAlexandria – EgyptWorkshop outcomesBy attending this workshop, the participants will gain from the knowledge and experience of industry experts and practitioners, as well as finding out how port development can be maintained with the available recourses and the lowest needed investment Who should attend? The workshop is aimed specifically at those organizations in both the public and private sectors that are involved in any of the following activities: 1. Sea Ports and Harbours.2. Shipping and logistics 3. Coastal Planning 4. Freight Forwarder 5. Dry and Inland Ports.6. Maritime Sector Organizations.7. Logistics and Multimodal Transport Sector.8. Ministry of transport AGENDA FOR Changes in International Trade Patterns: An Empirical Analysis to the Impact on Multimodal Transport, Logistics Activities and Suez Canal Corridor From 22nd January 2017 to 26th January 2017At Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportAlexandria – EgyptTimeActivity Day 1 Sunday 22/01/20170800 Leaving Hotel to AASTMT0830 Arrive to AASTMT0900-1000 Opening Ceremony Speeches Dr. Alsnosy Balbaa (Vice President for African & Asian Affairs Sector) Prof. Dr. Ismail Abd Elghafar Ismail Farag (President of AASTMT) His Excellency Ambassador Hazem Fahmy Secretary General EPAD.1000-1030 Coffee Break1030-1230 Evolution of international trade and port strategies: an African perspective (Keynote speaker: Dr. Alaa Ezz)1230-1300 Soft Drinks1300-1430 African and International trade agreements: effects on international trade pattern ( Keynote speaker: Dr. Alaa Ezz)1500 Lunch at AASTMT1530 Leaving AASTMT to HotelDay 2 Monday 23/01/20170800 Leaving Hotel to AASTMT0830 Arrive to AASTMT0900-1100 The future of international trade• Trends shaping the future of international trade• The Africa competitiveness • The need to enhance intra-African trade• Benefits of African logistics integration and its impact on improving the African trade competitiveness (Dr. Sara Elgazzar)• 1100-1130 • Coffee Break1130-1230 A. Suez Canal logistics center: the future logistics global hub• The Suez Canal Area Development Project: project plan and future perspective(Dr. Khaled Elsakaty)1230-1245 Soft Drinks1245-1415 B. Suez Canal logistics center: the future logistics global hub• Suez Canal zone: a new economic hub connecting Africa to the West(Dr. Khaled Elsakaty)1430-1600 Academy Tour • Planetarium• Maritime Safety Institute• Integrated Simulators Complex (Simulation & Practical Training)1600 . Lunch at AASTMT 1630 . Leaving AASTMT to Port Saied Governorate. Day 3 Tuesday 24/01/20170830 Check out Port Said Hotel & Departure to Suez Canal Authority in Ismailia.0915 Arriving Suez Canal Authority 1300 Departure Suez Canal Authority towards Alexandria 1700 Arriving Alexandria HotelDay 4 Wednesday 25/01/2017 0830 Leaving Hotel to AASTMT9000 Arriving AASTMT 0900-1030 A. Future trends in the global supply chain- Opportunities and threats • New challenges facing business firms • Political, economic, legal systems and how they affect decisions to globalize.• Global supply chain relations and supply chain risks• Outsourcing vs in-sourcing(Dr. Mohamed El Mokadem)1030-1100 Coffee Break 1100-1200 B. Future trends in the global supply chain- Opportunities and threats• Future trends in the global supply chain• Supply chain managements/marketing integration initiatives• Marketing supply chains as a new trend and opportunity• Marketing supply chains, logistics zones and African ports• Policy challenges for developing countries(Dr. Sandra Haddad)1230-1330 Lunch at AASTMT1400-1500 Port sustainability approach(Prof. Alsnosy Balbaa)1500-1515 Soft drinks1515-1615 ICT Revolution in Ports(Capt. Mohamed El Nabawy)1630 Leaving AASTMT to HotelDay 5 Thursday 26/01/20170830 Leaving Hotel to AASTMT0900 Arrive to AASTMT0900-1100 Port competition and efficiency in different prospective(Dr. Capt. Mohi Elsayeh)• Port competition Vs. port competitiveness.• Port performance measurement.• Port efficiency and productivity.• The impact of port efficiency on port competitiveness.• Case study – African container ports.1100-1130 Coffee Break1130-1230 Role of Maritime Clusters to enhance the development and the strength of the maritime industry in Africa(Capt. Hossam Bakr)1300-1430 Dr Ahmed DarwishPresident of Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone)1430-1500 Coffee Break 1500 Leaving AASTMT to closing ceremony