GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, 16 - 20 Sep 24, Dubai

Mon Sep 16 2024 at 09:00 am to Fri Sep 20 2024 at 05:00 pm UTC+04:00

M Hotel Singapore | Singapore

Global Ports Forum Pte Ltd
Publisher/HostGlobal Ports Forum Pte Ltd
GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, 16 - 20 Sep 24, Dubai
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Global Ports Forum presents the GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, 16 - 20 Sep 24, Dubai. Exclusive. Intensive. Small Group.

Global Ports Forum presents the GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, 16 - 20 Sep 24, Dubai.

Global Ports Forum presents the GPF Executive Program in Port Wildlife Protection, 16 - 20 Sep 24, Dubai.

Dear industry colleagues

Course Outline


A certification course for managers in port authorities and terminal operators on operationalizing detection and prevention of illicit wildlife trafficking tapping on models adopted by C-TPAT and AEO programs.

Participants will be introduced to the UNDP-GEF Project and made conversant with standards, tools, methodology and approaches for port managers to build management capability and implement best practice measures to detect and prevent illicit wildlife trafficking through their port.

Course Outline

Day One

1. Awareness and Overview of Global Wildlife Trafficking.

  • Commodities
  • Node Countries
  • Origin/Destination
  • Supply Chains
  • Wildlife Protection Framework
  • Wildlife Protection Standards
  • UNDP-GEF Project

2. Global Trade Facilitation Systems

  • Supply Chains
  • Documentation and Workflows
  • Information Management

Day Two

1. Port’s Role in Trade Facilitation

  • Trade Facilitation Node
  • Information Collection, Sharing & Connectivity

2. Illicit Wildlife Trafficking Risk Profiling & Detection Technology

  • Software
  • Database and Database Integration
  • Tools & Devices
  • Big Data, AI, IOT, Machine Learning, Blockchain

Day Three

1. Integrating Wildlife Database with Port Operating Systems

  • Port Community System
  • Information and Data Creation
  • Information and Data Management and Connectivity

2. Port Gate Management System

  • Gate Workflow, Information/Data Flow and Documentation
  • Gate Layout & Design

Day Four

1. Port Capacity Organization & Management

  • Organizing Port Capability
  • Personnel & Categories
  • Competences
  • Approach & Methodology

2. Collaboration and Cooperation with Stakeholders

  • Port & Customs Authorities
  • Terminal Operators
  • Port Associations
  • Trade Associations
  • Government Organizations
  • UN Agencies
  • Domestic and Global

Day Five

1. C-TPAT and AEO Programs for Customs and Security

  • Overview of C-TPAT and AEO Programs
  • Risk Assessment Process
  • Supply Chain Security Management System (ISO 28000:2007)
  • Environmental Protection Standards (ISO 14001:2015)
  • Applicability to Detecting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking

2. Challenges and Lessons

  • Mutual Recognition and Assistance
  • Gaps in Port Management
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Keeping abreast of Advances and New Standards
  • Benefits to Ports
  • Best Practices
  • Continuous Learning


At the end of the 5 days training program, each participant will be given a topic on Port Wildlife Protection in ports / terminal industry. Participants would be required to prepare a project report and submit the same within a period of 3 months for critical evaluation and review by the course director, who will award suitable grade to each participant as per contents and quality of the project report.

ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFIED GLOBAL PORTS MANAGER (CGPM) (Port Wildlife Protection) for participants of the GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program

CGPM program is governed by a Qualification Review Board (QRB) which comprises leading international experts from Ports and Terminals industry and academicians. Upon satisfying the criteria and requirements of the QRB and subject to the level of competency and responsibility, successful participants will be permitted to undertake the 5 days GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program.On completion of the 5 days GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program, participants will prepare a submit a project report.

On approval of the project report by the QRB, the participants will be awarded the CGPM title. CGPM holders are entitled to use the title of CGPM in recognition of their competence.

Details on CGPM as follows:-

PROGRAM DIRECTORS (subject to final confirmation)

Thomas Ng

Thomas Ng has over 29 years of training & consulting experience in the ports and shipping industry – in developing innovative solutions for players within the ports & shipping industry, — in areas of planning & redesign, customer services and business operations; and delivering results.

He is the present Chairman of The Global Ports Forum (GPF).

Since 2008, Thomas founded and launched the GPF, a platform where all ports stakeholders in the ecosystem- port customers, port authorities, port operators, port people, port suppliers & service providers are gathered together to discuss about issues furthering the interests of ports globally.

Thomas is proven and well-respected in the ports & shipping circles — recognized for his in-depth industry knowledge and far-reaching personal industry network and linkages.

Thomas is invited regularly as speaker & facilitator at Ports conferences, roundtable and executive workshops. He spoke recently at Transport Intelligence 2013 Infrastructure panel, together with senior executives from World Bank & UPS, Container Depot Association Singapore Conference 2014 on ports and infrastructure, Tank Storage Conference in 2015 and Roundtable on Smart ports & ships and Internet of Things in Jun 2016.

On a professional level, Thomas founded the non-government voluntary organization — The Global Ports Council (GPC) in 2008. As of today, over 192 C-level executives globally presents themselves as members of our council. Our prestigious list of Council members are as follows:

Thomas is also a veteran Chartered member (since 2001) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore since 2001. He serves as a Board Member of the Singapore Branch of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport for over 17 years.

Capt Sanjiv Chhibber

Capt Sanjiv Chhibber has 41 years of extensive experience in Senior leadership positions within the maritime and port industry, spanning vital functional areas across the Middle East, Africa and India. He had 17 years of sea-going experience. Capt Chhibber is a Master Mariner with experience in General Management, Port Operations, Business Development, Customer Service and Key Account Management, including Main Lines and Feeder Lines. Proactive maritime/port professional with a process-driven, customer service-oriented and results-focused approach.

Capt Chhibber sailed on board breakbulk and container vessels from 1981 to 1993, out of these eight years in command as Master, sailing mainly in the Red Sea, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East. From 1993 to 2005 he worked onshore as Pacific International Lines (P.I.L.) (Pte) Ltd. Singapore's Regional Director – Owners Representative. 1993 till 1998 - Mombasa / Kenya, handling P.I.L.'s Commercial & Operations activities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius and Comoros Islands. 1996 established P.I.L. (K) Ltd., P.I.L.'s shipping Agency office in Mombasa. 1998 till 2002 – Mumbai In charge of all I.C.D.'s in north India and all ports on the west coast of India. 2002 – 2005 – Dubai, Chhibber handled Operations and Commercial activities of P.I.L. in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf ports, looking after Djibouti, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and all ports in the Persian Gulf.

At PIL, Capt Chhibber negotiated terminal agreements & contracts with various port authorities in the region. Monitored the performance of all port agents and sub-agents within the territorial scope. Monitored vessel operations in ports, ensuring quick turnaround. Capt Chhibber expanded PIL’s Business development, new opportunities and service deployments within the region, soliciting and canvassing import and export cargo nominations. Developing reverse marketing strategies, new markets and logistics-related activities. Capt Chhibber represented P.I.L. as Owner's Representative within various shipping consortium forums and set up a liaison with all major shipping lines. He successfully developed the East Africa trade, whereby volumes tripled since the inception of services. Customer service was the top priority, and Chhibber provided sales and after-sale services, and all customer complaints were handled efficiently.

From 2005 – 2018, Capt Chhibber held senior Management positions at D.P. World U.A.E Region F.Z.E.

From 2005 to 2012, Commercial department as head of the Customer Service section. Capt Chhibber’s core competency at DPW include shipping Main lines account management, Strategic planning, Port Operations, Customer relationship management, Contract Management, Business Development, Resource planning, Team management, and General management. He reviewed port tariff every two years, and all service charges adjusted to recover the additional cost. 2012 to 2018, Container Terminal Operations Dept, Capt Chhibber oversaw berth and resource planning for all the 3 container terminals and general cargo berths in Jebel Ali. In container terminal operations, his involvement was in improving the efficiency of equipment, cost management, quick turnaround of vessels, efficiency in yard and terminal gates, quick turnaround of outside trucks, and planning to receive and commission new quay cranes and yard equipment.

At D.P. World, Capt Chhibber other responsibilities include - the productivity of quay cranes; yard equipment and vessel performance; Operations Reports for terminal management; carried out Activity-based costing (A.B.C.) of container terminal; Container terminal's annual budget; yard capacity and equipment requirements; Container terminal commissioning; receiving New terminal equipment and commissioning; container terminal capacity forecast and development of new capacity; Planning yard, quay and berth civil and electrical work maintenance; Allocating container terminals to shipping lines belong to different consortiums; SLA agreement terms negotiated with shipping lines and implementation monitored; Berth windows allocation to different services of shipping lines; Daily berth planning is monitored to ensure terms of SLA achieved. These mentioned responsibilities had given Capt Chhibber extensive experience in container terminal management, strategy, process review, automation of services, and cost control, with top priority given to safety.

Mr Ng Koon Seng

Ng Koon Seng (FCA Singapore, FCCA UK, FCPA Australia) has over 30 years of experience in a global logistics, ocean freight operations and container transportation conglomerate. He has a wealth of international experience from his career in shipping, global container equipment operation; process Optimization, end to end finance system setup for the shipping business start-up operation, transformation, change management, merger & acquisitions and divestures. He was engaged by Jurong Port Pte Ltd in year 2014 as a Finance system lead and business process consultant for a Joint Venture start up Port/Terminal project, providing finance IT project management and translate user requirements into solution concept, prepare training manuals specific to each finance processes and setting up the finance organization, Multi-Purpose Port/Terminal billing system and implementation of the real time integrated Enterprise financial full system from scratch through end to end finance process innovation and design, develop innovation and out-of-box solutions, lean and digitize, user & finance-friendly administration, workflow integrated for Marunda Center Terminal – PT. Pelabuhan Tegar Indonesia, the 1st private international & domestic multi-purpose seaport which focusing in General Cargo & Bulk Cargo (dry & liquid) in greater Jakarta area. The port is a joint venture between Marunda Center Industrial Estate (www. Indonesia and Jurong Port Pte Ltd ( a leading international multi-purpose port operator in Singapore. The integrated port billing and finance system is up and live in Marundra Center Terminal.

He was also tasked to do research on the Ports in Thailand, training, financial modelling with Activity-based costing Analysis for the Aggregates and sand Terminal project.

Mr Ng spent 25 years of his career with NOL/APL, a world leader in shipping and logistics services with annual turnover of US$8b., holding various senior management positions from liners services, special cargoes, freight forwarding, shipping agencies, manage PSA’s appropriated Berth scheme for shipping consortia to global equipment operation including M&A of APL, lead Post Merger integration and transformation of the NOL/APL global equipment operation, depots, trucking, rail, land and intermodal operation which involved more than US$1.5 Billion worth of operational cost globally. Head of the NOL global equipment management and achieved significant hard core saving per company’s testimonial thru dynamics operational modelling. He was also appointed as deputy general manager of its container/reefer/tank depots, fully automated warehouse (ASRS) & 3rd party cold chain Integrated FMCG Logistics, warehouses and distribution services based in Singapore. He was sent to china as deputy general manager partnering with the local management team for the setting up of the Joint Venture Shipping Services, business and operation control. He was the chief accounting officer of NOL group corporate Accounting and head of group consolidation of more than 200 of NOL’s shipping/vessel/port related subsidiaries, associated and Joint venture companies globally. Lead and manage M&A project for the acquisition of a major shipping logistics corporation in China.

Mr Ng is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Fellow of Associate chartered Certified Accountant of UK and Fellow Certified Public Accountant of Australia. Beside undertake project work in shipping and finance, research and coaching, Mr Ng currently doing research in the area of dynamics modelling on port operation, global container transportation and empty repositioning, business process optimization, dynamics company cash flow planning and forecasting.

16th GPF Anniversary Special. Pay for Two participants, another Two comes free. No other promotion applicable.


On or Before 16 Jul 24 : The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD8995.00 – Save USD800!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD 8995.00!

From 18 Jul 2024 : The Regular Rate is USD 9795.00

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Look forward to welcoming you at the GPF Port Wildlife Protection Executive Program!

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No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event.

No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

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