Dear South East Asia Port Expansion Summit Participants,
I would like to express my gratitude for your participation in Noppen’s 3rd Annual South East Asia Port Expansion Summit. It was a great pleasure meeting you and all attendees at the conference, and seeing the vibrant interactions that took place on site. We were honored to host parties flying in from around South East Asia to discuss the current situation in South East Asia and how we can work together to create a beneficial future. I think the message that has arisen from the conference has been a very clear one. Both domestic and international experts and service providers are eager to develop the port industry in South East Asia and ensure that the industry is not only profitable but also efficient.
I would also like to thank again some of our key speakers: Mr. Adolf Richard Tambunan, Director of Port and Dredging, Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Mr. Iman A. Sulaiman, Director – Planning & Development, Pelindo I, Mr. Benny Woenardi, Managing Director, Cikarang Dry Port, Mr. Bay M Hasani, Head, Tanjung Priok Port Authority, Mr. Rudy Salahuddin, Director – Infrastructure Planning, Indonesia Investment Coordinating
Board (BKPM), Mr. Togar Pangaribuan, General Secretary, HINABI, Mr. Husein Latief, Director – Engineering &
IT, Pelindo III, H.E. Mr. Rob Swartbol , Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Bastary
Pandji Indra, Director, Directorate of Public-Private Partnership Development, Indonesian Development
Planning Agency (Bappenas), Ministry of National Development Planning, Mr. Alif Abadi, Director – Operations
& Commercials, Pelindo IV, Mr. David Dudok van Heel, Technical Director, Maritime & Waterways Indonesia,
Royal Haskoning, Mr. Jesper Damgaard, General Manager Port & Marine, SMEC International, Mr. Rio Lasse,
Director – Commercial & Business Development, PT. Pengembangan Pelabuhan Indonesia (Indonesia Port
Corporation), Mr. Vicente A. Evidente Jr., Chief of Staff, Operations Group, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
(“SBMA”), Mr. Aulia Febrial Fatwa, Commercial Director- BOD, Marunda Center Terminal Chairman, Indonesia Port Business Association (ABUPI)
Their presentations spoke to the heart of the main issues facing the port industry in South East Asia and their
eagerness to build the industry is commendable.
Secondly, I would like to thank Directorate General of SEA Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia
for supporting the event and all related officials in the Directorate General of SEA Transportation and Ministry of
Transportation Indonesia for all the help they provided in planning of this event. I would also like to thank SEMC
International for being our Strategic Advisor for this summit and lastly, I would like to thank HINABI- Association
of Heavy Equipment Manufacturers of Indonesia & ABUPI – Indonesia Port Business Association for being our
Again, thank you for your valuable participation at the 3rd Annual South East Asia Port Expansion Summit. I
have no doubt that your presence and involvement directly contributed to the overall success of this meaningful
event. We will keep you abreast of our upcoming industry events and I am earnestly looking forward to working
with you again.