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11th PAPC Conference held in King Fahd of Dakar, from 16 - 17 February 2017
Sat 25th Mar, 2017

Under the distinguished chairmanship of Mr. Besey Uirab, Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Port Authority and president of the Port management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), the 11th Conference of the Pan African Association for Port Cooperation (PAPC) which brought together the Managing Directors and experts of member ports and organizations of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), PMAESA and the Union of Port Administrations of Northern Africa (UAPNA), was held on 16th and 17th February 2017 at the King Fahd Hotel in Dakar (Senegal).

The opening ceremony of the Conference, which was chaired by His Excellence =y the Prime Minister representing the President of the Republic of Senegal, witnessed speeches delivered by the the Director general of the Port of Dakar (host of the Conference), the Executive President of the PAPC (Director General of the Port of Abidjan and Vice President (Africa) of the IIAPH), the Director General of the World Trade organization (WTO), as well as goodwill messages by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Maritime organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), and the union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC).

Held under the theme: “Quality assurance in African Ports as a step towards ISO Certification – Challenges and perspectives”, the main objective of the 11th PAPC Conference was to bring together key players and expertise in the port sector and quality assurance and certification industry in order to explore and provide a deeper understanding of the concept of quality and practical lessons on ISO certification in the ports; sensitize African ports on the importance of quality assurance and how to align ISO certification with measurable results and value –addition...

Final communique of the 11th PAPC Conference held in Dakar