Davao, Philippines (24 – 28 April 2017)
TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 6 of the Modern Port Management Course from 24 – 28 April 2017 in Davao. 24 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.
The module will be delivered by a port expert from the Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia – Valenciaport, along with instructors from PPA and Cebu Port Authority (CPA) who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.
The fifth of the eight training modules examines the economic and commercial management of ports, and highlights the need for modern successful ports to invigorate their management and develop a commercial strategy to preserve their current customers and source new ones.
The Philippines is currently undergoing the second cycle of the Port Management Programme. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final thesis. The course deliveries are led by UNCTAD and international instructors (Irish port experts), as well as local senior managers who have completed the training-of-trainers workshop.