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      5th GPF Executive Workshop on Ports Financing and Investing, May 13-15, 2019 Singapore in Singapore

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      May 13, 2019

      Monday   9:00 AM

      7 Raffles Boulevard
      Singapore, Dubayy

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      5th GPF Executive Workshop on Ports Financing and Investing, May 13-15, 2019 Singapore

      5th Executive Workshop on Feasibility, Valuation and Financing Port and Terminal Projects, May 13-15, 2019, Singapore. Improved and upgraded content.  Dear industry colleagues  About the Course Intense, participative learning about all aspects of Ports related corporate finance in five modules with defined learning objectives, subject content, simulation among participants and deliverables by participants over a 2 day period. The end of the course each participant will go away with a clear view how each component of Ports Corporate Finance works and how it links with every other part of the business. Module One – Financial Analysis – using PSA/ APM Terminals/ DP World As Case Studies Module Two – Port Concessions – using a live bid document Module Three –   Debt Financing in  Ports – Business Analysis, Project Financing, Re financing, Case Study – APM Terminals,. Module Four – Preparing an Equity Investment Case, ending with a simulation exercise on preparing for PSA’s IPO. Module Five – Port M&A, ending with a preparation of a M&A pitch and an acquisition approval presentation to a Board of Directors Course Format Pre Course Reading Materials Select Ports’ business – last annual report, investor presentation & call transcript; every participant will be sent a reading pack to be read. During the course Overview of corporate finance concepts linked to ports Corporate Finance extensive use of tools. While this is not a modelling course, we will use excel to the extent possible, participants with limited exposure to excel will be helped by the trainer during the course. After course Trainer available for follow up emails, questions on phone. Distribution of discussion materials. Form a participant only online group. Video recording / transcript distribution?   Endorsement for the executive workshop from past participants: “Excellent workshop. Course director is very knowledgeable and the discussions provided good interactions. Like the exercises in P&L, Finance spreadsheets and Due Diligence.” Capt. Samuel Arava, CEO, ABIJAM Global Enterprises LTD, Jamaica “A lot of case studies being used which helped us the participants to understand the financing processes better.” Jonathan Chia, Manager, Portek International Pte Ltd, Singapore Who Should Attend? Non corporate finance professionals from Ports businesses – technical, business development, operations, legal, controllers to get a deeper understanding of the corporate finance function and how their day jobs are linked to the corporate finance function. Fresher’s who are joining corporate finance, business development, M&A divisions of Port businesses; equity research analysts, Investment Banking professionals beginning to cover or in the early stages of covering Port Businesses Corporate finance or non-corporate finance professionals who interface with Ports as a customer – Heavy Industries (Dry Bulk), Oil & Gas, Freight Forwarders, Shipping Lines, land logistics asset owners or service providers About the Course Director: (subject to final confirmation, either one of the below trainers.) This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 35 years. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo. During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE;  covering shipping subjects. A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer requirement and expectations from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry. He joined The Adani Group in Senior Management position at the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing Team as well as Establish Standard OperatingProcedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the Port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them. His next role was Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Port for setting up integrated Port Facilities at Dahej Port. All stages of Green Field Port development were covered – From site selection to Feasibility, Environment Impact Assessment and Environment clearance for the project, Detailed Project Report, Concession Agreement with Authorities for development of Port infrastructure and facilities on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model. Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training. Thomas Ng has over 24 years of consulting experience in the ports and shipping industry. Thomas is known for developing innovative solutions for players within the ports & shipping industry,   — in areas of investments advisory, port strategy, development, marketing, planning & redesign, customer services and port operations; and delivering superior results. He is the Executive Chairman of The Global Ports Forum (GPF) since 2008. The Global Ports Forum is 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 well-respected in the ports & shipping circles — recognized for his in-depth industry knowledge and far-reaching personal industry network and linkages. Some of his recent port investments advisory work include ports in the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, South East Asia, Latin America, etc. Given Thomas’ far-reaching personal port industry network and linkages, Thomas is often seek out by port investors and port privatisation candidates all over the world for collaborative partnership. Thomas is invited regularly as speaker & facilitator for Ports conferences, roundtable and executive programs and workshops. He is the senior port & terminal training expert for the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) for foreign ports officials for over 10 years. Recent programmes conducted by Thomas include the 5 days executive program in “Port Development and Competitiveness”, Singapore on 12-16 Dec 2016 where Thomas was the key trainer for over 60% of the whole executive program. Some other early SCP programmes that Thomas taught over 20 senior foreign government transport officials included the 2 weeks Singapore MFA Executive Programme in Logistics & Distribution Management on 28 Aug – 10 Sep 2007 & again on 6 Oct – 17 Oct 2008. Thomas spoke recently at the Transport Intelligence Singapore 2013 Infrastructure panel, together with senior executives from the World Bank & UPS, the Container Depot Association Singapore Conference 2014 on ports and infrastructure, Tank Storage Asia Conference in 2015 and an exclusive Roundtable on Smart ports & ships and Internet of Things in Jun 2016. On a professional level, Thomas is a veteran Chartered member of the Royal Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK since 2001. He is also a Board Member and Treasurer of the Singapore Branch of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport for over 13 years. Course Introduction   Introduction to financial statements, financial analysis, corporate finance and how the 3 link up. Introduction to the port business – economic rationale, technical, market, operations – Participants to participate with elaboration of their roles Port Business Corporate Finance Overview of recent Ports transaction global activity participants to participate with comments on the assets they are familiar with Module one – Financial Analysis – using PSA/ APM Terminals/ DP World As Case Studies Accounting overview The Three Core Financial Statements and what they tell you – Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statements. Financial statement integration Core accounting principles Ratios for financial analysis and performance measurement   Cash Flow Statement Overview Analysing a cash flow statement Working capital management Cash conversion Cash based interest coverage Capex expansion – maintenance vs. investment capex Free cash flows and net financing requirements Leverage multiples M&A Accounting Overview – Merger – Acquisition accounting overview Module Two – Port Concessions Port – the land lord & its Customers Port master planning – overview Inventory of a port What do customers/ sub concessioners expect from the Port Authority CONCESSIONS: Models & Players The different Port Models Port privatization issues methods and constraints Criteria of a port Authority to award a concession to a terminal operator Views towards future expansion Experience Financial results Existing clients/potential clients Employment in the past and the future Business plan The needs of the port customers The cost of a port Impact of a chosen concession system for all players concerned” General conditions for concessions Governance of the concession policy Public –private partnership The dual character of a concession Tariff policy of a port Choosing a Port Over Another – Terminal Operator View Granting concession in a port(case study) Competition and collaboration between ports Rules and regulations for a fair competition between public and private terminal operators: Why facilities public and private. Reasons to choose a port over another Forces stimulating port reform Case Study Analysis of a live concession bid document Simulation – Participants divided into port land lords, competing terminal operators across cargo types – dry bulk, container. liquid   Module Three  –   Debt Financing in Ports   Businesses  – Business Analysis, Project Financing, Re financing, Case Study – APM Terminals Analytic Overview Purpose: quantification of borrowing amount by a Port Business and use of funds Payback: link credit assessment to primary and secondary sources of repayment Risks to repayment: the need for Port as a sector and Port company analysis to evaluate debt servicing ability Structure: assess the ability of the debt to meet the commercial needs of the identified Ports business while protecting lenders’ interest Market Indicators of Credit Risk Credit ratings – Review, analysis of at least five Port business ratings reports Debt market indicators: bond spreads vs. rating curves and CDS pricing Equity signals: share price movements and key multiples – linked to Equity modules Risks to Repayment Macro considerations Operating environment Influence of social issues Government intervention and regulation Political and sovereign risk. Port Sector Analysis Sales growth, operating profit margin and working capital requirements Capital expenditure and asset requirements Competitive forces and critical success factors to sustain a competitive advantage Tools to analyze Comparative advantage vis a vis competing ports in the vicinity Management and Shareholders Review the strengths and weaknesses of management and the influence of company ownership: Management performance Corporate aims and goals and their effect on the company’s future Shareholder structure, support and influence. Business strategy A company’s markets, products, services and competitive position Corporate actions underpinning its growth strategy. Earnings dynamics Quality and stability of revenue and cash flow from core operations Cost base analysis, profitability and cash flow measures Peer and ratio analysis to evaluate performance Different accounting conventions and misleading accounting practices Asset management Asset conversion cycle, asset efficiency and investment needs General and industry specific ratio and cash flow tools to analyse and compare asset efficiency Cash flow drivers Forecast operating performance and asset investment requirements. Financial Risk Evaluate the appropriateness of a company’s funding structure given all factors identified Financial strategy Corporate treasury objectives: Risk appetite of capital providers External rating maintenance Tenor matching, funding and liquidity and refinancing needs Alternative sources of funding: trade, bank debt, capital markets, structured finance, equity etc. Liquidity Financial flexibility: measuring liquidity or payment readiness Funding instruments used by companies that can increase the refinancing risk and overall financial risk Solvency Funding structure including off balance sheet obligations Debt servicing ability using cash flow analysis Rating medians to evaluate a company’s financial standing Future cash available for debt service using a simple debt capacity cash-flow model Refinancing risk: debt capacity vs. borrowing capacity Structure Review the appropriateness of existing or new debt instruments Debt profiles in view of repayment sources Ranking: different ways to achieve seniority or pari passu ranking vs. other capital providers Safeguards: the use of financial and non-financial covenants to mitigate risk Pricing fundamentals: bond prices, swaps and CDS. Deliverable – Credit note on a financing, refinancing proposal by APM Terminals Module Four –  Preparing an Equity Investment Case Land lord & Terminal Operator Analysis of one PE and one IPO concluded transaction Preparing the investment case Preparing transaction documents – IPO, Private Equity Following a listed company – Earnings call, analyst notes for building investment cases, generating transaction ideas Simulation – PSA IPO Participants to be divided into Groups  – PSA offeror, Investor Groups, Bankers, Lawyers  Preparing for PSA’s IPO Investment case Pricing Investor targeting Module Five – Port M&A Overview of M&A activity in Ports Trends in Landlord Ports, Terminal Operators Building a case for M&A M&A & Strategy Linkages Originating M&Q transaction Financial Analysis, Valuation & M&A Pricing M&A Due Diligence M&A Stricture & Documentation M&A Integration Simulation & Deliverables Pitching for a M&A mandate Making an acquisition note for Board Approval Costs:   On or Before 13 Apr 2019: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400! Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3095! From 14 Apr 2019: The Regular Rate is SGD3495 Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495! Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel. REGISTER NOW! To register, please submit the following details to Name:Position:Organisation:Address:Tel:Fax:Email:What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?: Billing information: For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque. For telegraphic transfers: Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd., Account No. :                695 477 141 001. Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG), Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513. Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference. Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 13 Apr 2019 to enjoy the discount. Look forward to welcoming you at the executive workshop! Kind regards Thomas Ng Chairman The Global Ports Forum GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD. 10 Anson Road #27-15 International Plaza Singapore 079903 Website: Mobile: +65 9684 3289 DID:    +65 65197662 Fax:    +65 6725 8438 Email: Terms & Conditions: 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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