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Container terminal industry executives to join PEMA State-of-the-Art Technology Forum at TOC Asia 2012

24.02.2012 – Andrew Adam, Director Operations, ANZ Region – Sydney for DP World and Yasmin Kristensen, Chief Process Officer, Operations Division at the Port of Tanjung Pelapas (PTP) are among the latest panel members confirmed for the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) State-of-the-Art Technology Forum, taking place Tuesday 13 March in Hong Kong as part of the TOC Container Supply Chain Asia event.

The two container terminal industry executives will take the floor to discuss complex IT project implementation as part of a comprehensive agenda that will also cover automated container handling, process automation, application software and equipment electrification and energy management. Both Adam and Kristensen will also speak in a TOC Asia session on Terminal Planning & Operations – Driving New Performance Efficiencies on Thursday 15 May.

Staged for the third time, and the first time in Asia, the PEMA Technology Forum assembles a wide array of experts to share views on new directions in technology and equipment to improve operational efficiency and safety, and reduce environmental impact and energy costs, at ports and terminals. Senior representatives from major industry suppliers including APS, Bromma, Cargotec, Cavotec, Conductix-Wampfler, Hi-Tech Solutions, ifm Electronic, Identec Solutions, ISL Applications, Konecranes, Lasstec, Navis, Siemens, Tideworks, TMEIC, TT Club, Vahle and Visy will be quizzed on the latest advances and practical experiences by Forum moderator Paul Avery of World Cargo News in a series of lively and fast-paced debate panels.

“Feedback from terminal operators attending our Technology Forums at TOC Europe and Americas in 2011 was very positive and we are looking forwards to bringing the debate to Asia,” said Michael Dempsey, PEMA Technology Committee Chair and Board Member. “The open interview-style format has proved very successful in stimulating lively interaction between panel members and audience on the evolving role of equipment and technology in helping terminals to meet ever-growing operational challenges.”

“From its inception, the mandate of PEMA has been to advance knowledge and best practice in equipment and technology, which play such a crucial role in helping ports and terminals meet today’s demands for productivity, efficiency, safety and sustainability; the member companies participating in the forum represent major industry suppliers and are all at the forefront of these issues.” said PEMA President Ottonel Popesco. “We are also delighted to welcome our speakers from the terminal industry to provide essential user insights on adoption of new technologies.”

Attendance at the PEMA Forum is free for visitors, delegates and exhibitors attending TOC Container Supply Chain Asia 2012, which takes place 13-15 March at HKCEC, Hong Kong. Simultaneous English-Mandarin translation will be provided. For more details and to register, go to or contact Olga Andreyeva, TOC Marketing Manager at

For more information on the Forum, and the work of PEMA in general, contact the PEMA Secretariat at





For more information on this release, please contact:
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For further details about PEMA and its activities, visit or contact Rachael White, PEMA Secretary General, at


To arrange a press pass to attend TOC Container Supply Chain Asia please contact Olga Andreyeva, Marketing Manager, TOC Events


PEMA President Ottonel Popesco, Secretary General Rachael White, Technology Committee Chair and Board Member Mike Dempsey and other senior Association members will attend TOC Asia and would be pleased to meet with members of the press to discuss the Association’s work. To arrange a meeting, please contact


Founded in late 2004, PEMA provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors, reflecting their critical role in enabling safe, secure, sustainable and productive ports, and thereby supporting world maritime trade.

Chief among the aims of the Association is to enable the exchange of views on trends in the design, manufacture and operation of port equipment and technology worldwide. PEMA also aims to promote and support the global role of the equipment and technology industries, by raising awareness with the media, customers and other stakeholders; forging relations with other port industry associations and bodies; and contributing to best practice initiatives.

The Association has see strong growth in the last few years and now has over 60 member companies, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers, systems and software providers, consultants and other experts.