SAMIC 2017: 5-7 April
REGISTRATION : Wednesday, 5 April 2017
REGISTRATION: Registration, Welcome and Function
15h00 – 17h30 Delegate Registration
18h00 – 20h30 Cocktail Function
DAY 1 : Thursday, 6 April 2017
PLENARY: Investment Opportunities in the Maritime Sector and Operation Phakisa
08h00 - 09h00 Conference Registration
09h00 - 09h10 Welcome: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – Prof Derrick Swartz, Vice-Chancellor
09h10 - 09h25 Welcome: Nelson Mandela Bay – Cllr Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor
09h25 - 09h40 Welcome: Eastern Cape Province – Premier Phumulo Masualle
09h40 - 10h00 Keynote Address: Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training
10h00 - 10h30 Tea Break
PLENARY: Reflections on what has been achieved since SAMIC 2012 and Progress on Operations Phakisa
10h30 - 11h00 Achievements since SAMIC 2012 and what still needs to be done Sobantu Tilayi (Acting CEO: South African Maritime Safety Authority)
11h00 – 11h30 Achievements channelled by Operation Phakisa to date: Mechanisms in place to unlock investments André Share (Head: Oceans Economy Secretariat, Department of Environmental Affairs)
11h30 - 12h00 Maritime economic outlook report: Trends, opportunities and challenges
12h00 - 12h45 Facilitated Q&A session
13h00 - 14h00 Lunch
BREAKAWAY SESSIONS: Unlocking Investment Opportunities in the Maritime Sector
14h00 – 15h15 Breakaway Session 1: Business opportunities

1. Finance for maritime sector initiatives - Kingsley Dell-Robertson (Regional Manager, Industrial Development Corporation)
2. The role of state-owned enterprises in maritime sector initiatives - Richard Vallihu (Chief Executive, Transnet National Ports Authority)
3. Is clustering the way forward for the maritime sector? - Prasheen Maharaj (CEO, SA Shipyards)
4. Efficiencies and productivity in marine manufacturing - Greg Wessels (CPO, Nautic Africa)
Breakaway Session 2: Trends, opportunities and challenges in SA’s offshore oil and gas exploration industry

1. Trends, opportunities and challenges in offshore oil and gas - Dave van der Spuy (Petroleum Agency SA)
2. Leading role players: Facilitating the platform for strategic partnerships - Prof Charles Okujeni (Emeritus Professor: Geochemistry, University of the Western Cape)
3. South African ports as bunker supply hubs: Economic benefits and commercial challenges - Prof Trevor Jones (International Bunker Industry Association)
4. Liquid natural gas to power: Adding to South Africa’s energy security - Sandisiwe Ncemane (Manager: Business Development - Energy Projects, Coega Development Corporation)
Breakaway Session 3: Coastal & Marine Tourism and Small Harbours

1. Trends, opportunities and challenges in marine tourism and leisure - Prof Melville Saayman (Director: Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society, North-West University)
2. Outcomes of the Department of Tourism lab
3. Strengthening the drive for coastal and marine tourism: Providing the infrastructure - Nimi Ramchand (Chief Planner, Transnet National Ports Authority)
4. The potential for growing the economies of towns through small harbour initiatives - Dhaya Govender (Deputy Director-General: Small Harbours, Department of Public Works)
Breakaway Session 4: Fishing and Aquaculture

1. Opportunities and challenges in fishing and aquaculture - Edward Shalala (Director, Pangaea Commodities)
2. Status of aquaculture in SA, investment opportunities and potential export markets - Lisa Geswindt (Deputy Director: Investment Promotion, Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries)
3. Policy and institutional bureaucracy: Facilitating sustainable communities - Ferdie Endemann (Specialist Extension Officer: Aquaculture Farmer Support & Development, Western Cape Department of Agriculture)
4. Policy: The Aquaculture Bill - Zimasa Jika (Acting Director: Sustainable Aquaculture Management, Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries)
15h15 –15h30 Tea Break
PLENARY: Forging partnerships in the maritime domain
15h45 – 16h15 Facilitating maritime policy implementation - Olufunmilayo Folorunso (Secretary-General: African Shipowners Association)
16h15 – 16h45 IPAP: The opportunity presented by localisation in component manufacturing - Zukiswa Ncapayi (Chief Director: Industrial Policy, Department of Trade & Industry)
16h45 – 17h15 Africa’s value proposition: Opportunities for industry
Facilitated Q&A session
18h30 - 21h00 Conference Dinner
DAY 2 : Friday, 7 April 2017
Enablers for Maritime Industry Development: Policy & Regulation; Maritime Education & Training
09h00 - 09h10 Recap of Day One proceedings
09h10 - 09h20 Introduction of the Key Note Speaker
09h20 - 09h50 Keynote Address: Promoting the Oceans Economy through maritime policy and regulation - Ms Sindiswe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport
09h50 – 10h15 Developing a regulatory framework: The draft Maritime Policy – providing certainty for maritime stakeholders - Dumisani Ntuli (Acting Chief Director: Maritime Transport Policy, Department of Transport)
10h15 – 10h30 Facilitated Q&A session
10h30 - 11h00 Tea Break
Research and Innovation for the maritime sector
11h00 - 11h30 The Research, Innovation and Knowledge Management Road Map for the South African Maritime Sector - Dr Marius Claassen (CSIR Lead Researcher) & Ms Nikki Funke (CSIR Lead Researcher)
11h30 – 12h00 Maritime Research and Innovation (International Perspective): From conceptualisation to product development - Dr Karl Klingsheim (Innovation Norway)
12h00 – 12h30 Positioning Africa for maritime excellence - Capt. Samuel Kame Domguia (African Union Commission)
12h30 - 13h00 Supporting the growth of the sector through incentives - Cyprian Marowa (Development Bank of Southern Africa)
13h00 – 13h15 Facilitated Q&A session
13h15 - 14h15 Lunch
BREAKAWAY SESSIONS: Understanding the influencing dynamics in the sector to facilitate mechanisms for maritime growth
14h15 – 15H30 Breakaway Session 1: Maritime Education and Training

1. Approaches to establishing sound foundational learning to support the maritime economy - Dr Hisashi Yamamoto (Secretary-General: Global On-Board Training Center)
2. Strengthening capacity of Technical Vocational Education & Training Colleges to deliver maritime education and training in line with industry needs - Elsie du Toit (Deputy Principal, Umfolozi TVET College)
3. The role of universities in supporting human capacity development in the maritime sector - Prof Ed Snyders (Head of Maritime Studies & Survival Centre, Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
4. Recognition of Prior Learning and use of technology to support maritime education and training - Adrian Strydom (Skills Programme Manager, South African Oil & Gas Alliance)
Breakaway Session 2: Skills analysis in the maritime industry

1. Workplace learning and professional development in the maritime sector through SETA’s support - Malcom Alexander (Education, Training & Development Specialist, Transport Education & Training Authority)
2. Employer-led solutions for building a skills maritime workforce - Lindsay Falkov (Executive Director: People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young)
3. National Cadet Programme: Progress and future outlook - Yvette de Klerk (National Cadet Programme manager, SAIMI)
4. Opportunities for distance learning and international partnerships: Preparing for a globally standardised world - Capt. Keith Burchell (Executive Director, Burport Marine Consultancy Africa)
Breakaway Session 3: Increasing the participation of women in maritime industry

1. Mainstreaming gender participation in the maritime sector - Hermoine Manuel (SHEQ Manager, Nautic Africa)
2. Access to maritime careers and maritime business opportunities - Angélique Béatrice Touenguéné-Nlend (Women in Maritime of Africa (WIMA), Cameroon)
3. Challenges facing women in the maritime sector
4. Policies, strategies and action plans to mainstream women’s participation in the maritime sector - Asmaa Benslimane (Vice-President: Arabic countries, WIMA, Morroco)
15h30 – 16h00 Tea Break
Solution and Way Forward
16h00 - 16h30 Positioning SAIMI as an apex institute for maritime education, training and research in South Africa and Africa - Prof Malek Pourzanjani (CEO, SAIMI)
16h30 - 17h00 Summary of Discussions and Way Forward