PPA General Manager’s Message
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is delighted to host the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) on 16-20 November 2020 in Manila.
The event theme “Enhancing Waterborne Transport and Sustainable Coastal Development” is indeed timely as the Philippines and other developing nations address a myriad of port issues ranging from climate change impact to cyber security and logistics efficiency.
We welcome local and international port planners, engineers, as well as experts from the academe, business and industry to share their knowledge and experience in a weeklong event full of technical presentations, dialogue and collaboration that aim to provide solutions and implementation strategies going into the future.
We also expect the conference to provide participants greater and deeper understanding of the various technologies and IT applications available, and learn how to align technology to their business strategy.
On behalf of the Department of Transportation and the Philippine maritime community, I would like to
welcome and encourage everyone to join the conference as we seek to conquer the new world of ports and coastal cities.
All aboard and full steam ahead!
JAY DANIEL R. SANTIAGO