13th March 2011, 2011, www.island.lk
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake – Chairman, Aitken Spence Maritime and Director, Aitken Spence PLC, has been invited to address the prestigious Terminal Operators Conference (TOC Asia), the largest global annual event in the Ports Industry, which will be held in Tianjin, China from the 15th to 17th March 2011.
Dr. Dissanayake who is a member of the expert Advisory Group of Terminal Operators Conference (UK) will present a paper on "South Asia – East Asia Trades and Prospects for Terminal Development".
Amongst those who would speak at this Conference are; Alex Chu, Deputy Chairman of Dah Chong Hong Holdings, Cai Hin – Vice Chairman of China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, Wei-duen Lee – Senior Consultant of GHK Hong Kong Ltd., Ms. Pamela Tung, Director –Transatlantic Trades OOCL, Lai Ah Chek, Head of Ports & Logistics –China, Richard Klien, President –Latin Ports.
Dr. Dissanayake who has served on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping has in the past held the positions of Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chairman – Jaye Container Terminals, Chairman – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Chairman – Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Sri Lanka Branch.
He is also the past Chairman of Central Advisory Board of the Sri Lanka Transport Board and co-Chairman of the Transport Cluster of the National Council for Economic Development.
He is a member of the Faculty Industry Consultative Board – Department of Transport & Logistics Management of the University of Moratuwa.