TOC Asia 2008 (TOC Asia)

Venue: Shanghai International Convention Centre

Location: Shanghai, China

Event Date/Time: Mar 18, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 20, 2008
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Top names lined up for TOC Asia 2008 in Shanghai

Shanghai International Convention Centre, China, 18-20 March 2008

With Shanghai projected to become the world's busiest container port within the next few years, there could not be a better location for the 12th TOC Asia Conference and Exhibition, which is to be held at the Shanghai International Convention Centre in March 2008. The leading shipping, ports and terminals event for Asia will draw upon the official support of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co, Ltd (SIPG) and will fully reflect the significance of what has happened in Shanghai over the past decade and its overall impact on the global port industry.

The opportunity to address middle and senior shipping industry management from the geographical powerhouse of global trade and shipping activity has already attracted an exceptional line-up of Asia-based speakers, including:

• Lu Hai Hu, Chairman, SIPG;
• Dr Fu Yuning, President, China
Merchants Group Limited, and Chairman
and Managing Director, China Merchants
Holdings (International) Co Ltd;
• Guan Tongxian, President, ZPMC;
• John Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Container Terminals Limited;
• Matthew Hoag, Chief Executive Officer, Laem Chabang International Terminal Co Ltd;
• Steve Edkins, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia Gateway Terminals;
• Howard Wren, Associate Director, Ports & Freight, Maunsell Australia Pty Ltd;
• Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman / Chief Executive, Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd;
• Larry Lam, Managing Director, Portek International Ltd;
• Yasuyuki Kondo, Project Promotion Group, and
• Hidekazu Sabashi, Operations Group, Tobishima Container Berth Co Ltd.

These speakers will be joined by other high-profile names from around the world to provide indepth perspectives on the critical issues confronting shipping, ports, terminals and associated inland transport infrastructure. Topics up for discussion will include the economic and trade outlook for Asia, global shipping trends and implications for the regional terminal network, the roadmap for China's port and hinterland infrastructure, including the Yangtze region's connectivity to Shanghai, the environmental challenge for container shipping and ports, and latest developments in terminal automation with case studies from both Europe and Japan.

The TOC Asia 2008 conference will also feature a special focus on India and the Middle East, as well as sessions on technical aspects of port and terminal operations such as the deployment of high-level technology, benchmarking and terminal performance, productivity increases and cost savings, crane design, and workforce planning, management and training.

For more details about how to register as a delegate for the TOC Asia 2008 conference, please visit or email Maria Alm at Early delegate registrations for TOC Asia 2008 will benefit from a booking discount.

The TOC Asia 2008 conference will be accompanied by a three-day exhibition, showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and services for the ports and termianls industry. More than 40 companies are already signed up to exhibit, including: Cavotec, Fantuzzi, Kalmar, Konecranes, Nexans, Sibre, Siemens, Total Soft Bank, Vycon, Wampfler and ZPMC.

To view the full exhibitor list or for more details about exhibiting at TOC Asia 2008, please visit

Entry to the TOC Asia 2008 exhibition is free of charge. To register for free as a visitor please visit


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