London, 23.11.16 – Global trade enabler DP World will host this year’s TOC Middle East conference to be held on 6-7 December 2016 at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE.

TOC Events, the organisers of TOC Middle East, are honoured to maintain the support of DP World, not just in the Middle East but across other events in their portfolio.

TOC Events are delighted to confirm that the official opening ceremony for the accompanying TOC Middle East Exhibition will feature Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Vice Chairman, DP World.

As part of DP World’s long-standing support for TOC Middle East, Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, will deliver the keynote address to this year’s conference.

With a portfolio of 77 marine and inland terminals, supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents, DP World’s vision is to lead the future of world trade by making trade smarter, faster, safer, and more profitable.

The company operates multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology driven trade solutions. Container handling is its core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU across its network is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT. Weds. 7 December 11:45

A special session in this year’s TOC Middle East conference will debate the One belt, One Road & the Opening Up of New Markets. Among the speakers, Karl Gheysen, CEO of Khorgos Gateway, will discuss the progress of the New Silk Road and outline the trade and investment opportunities.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT. Weds. 7 December. 10:15

In TECH TOC Ahmed Abu Safia, Programme Manager at DP World Institute, will lead a seminar dedicated to the people who work in the port sector. The session Talent in the Terminal will explore how the industry can attract “Millennials” to its ranks.

TOC Conference debates the key issues

A packed agenda features an impressive speaker line-up who will walk delegates through the most critical issues in the regional maritime and logistics space, including focused discussions on the business, economic & container outlook, the One Belt, One Road initiative and the re-emergence of Iran into the global trading arena.

This year’s event also features a special Sea & Air Cargo Briefing hosted by The Loadstar. Built south of the city, Dubai’s new airport, Dubai World Central, is a giant economic zone centred around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. Once completed, this airport will be the world’s largest global gateway with capacity for more than 160 million passengers per year. It will also serve as a multimodal logistics hub for 12 million tonnes of freight.

In the Sea & Air Cargo Briefing, Youssef A. Beydoun, Head of Cargo Planning & Compliance, Dubai Airports Cargo & Logistics, will update the industry on one of the region’s biggest infrastructure projects.

The TOC Middle East Exhibition features more than 50 port technology stakeholders.

For full details of this year’s event, please visit

TOC Middle East 2016

6-7 December

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Dubai, UAE


About TOC Worldwide

For 40 years, TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries and their customers. With a change of name to TOC Container Supply Chain, the TOC event portfolio is now evolving fast to attract a wider audience of container supply chain professionals.

Taking place each year in the world’s four key shipping hubs – Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia – each TOC is now a complete container supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key members of the container supply chain to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.

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