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08 December 2021, 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM UTC +7 | Open meeting

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Mobile apps are the newest emerging tool, enabling efficiency in cross-border paperless trade, facilitating movement of people, and providing enhanced visibility and traceability of the supply chain. Mobile apps, along with advanced technologies and sometimes as their extension, play facilitating role in cross-border activities such as during the transaction of the commodities, management of logistics, services provided to travelers, economic operators, customs, and other border agencies. Their use covers almost all categories of cross-border business processes, including controls for food safety, enforcement services, health, customs e-declarations, transit procedures, automatic queuing management, etc.

The webinar aims to identify how mobile apps can be used for facilitating cross border trade and movement of goods, including practical use cases with discussion on their implementation, opportunities as well as limitations.

Join the latest ESCAP-IPCSA-ICC-ADB webinar and be part of the global discussion on cross border trade and technologies.

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08 Dec 2021
15:00
15:05
Opening remarks
  • Mr. Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), United Nations ESCAP
  • Mr. Hans Rook, Chairman, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
  • Ms. Florence Binta Diao-Gueye, Policy Manager, Global Policy Department, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Mr. Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong, Chief, Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
     
15:05
15:35
Panel discussions

Moderator

  • Mr. Hans Rook, Chairman, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)

Panelists

  • Mr. Richard Morton, General Secretary, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
  • Mr. Nael Samha, Acting Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), Office of Information and Technology (OIT), U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP Mobile Apps

  • Mr. Youssef Ahouzi, Acting CEO, PortNet S.A.

 

15:35
16:05
Case studies session

Moderator

  • Ms. Soo Hyun Kim, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), United Nations ESCAP  

Panelists

  • Mr. Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions
  • Mr. Gordan Han, Project Manager, 1-Stop Connections, Sydney 
  • Mr. Richard Mokua, Information Technology Expert, Yellow Card – RCTG Office, COMESA 

 

 

 

16:05
16:20
Q&A session
16:20
16:30
Closing

Opening remarks

Mr. Yann Duval
Mr. Yann Duval
Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), United Nations ESCAP
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Mr. Yann Duval is currently Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation at ESCAP, the regional branch of the United Nations Secretariat for Asia and the Pacific.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Duval has conducted research and delivered technical assistance and advisory services on trade policy and facilitation throughout Asia and the Pacific, including on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. He spearheaded the development of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), as well as the creation of the ESCAP-World Bank Trade Cost Database and the UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation. Mr. Duval was also instrumental in the development of the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT) and the negotiation of a new intergovernmental Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, adopted as a UN treaty in 2016.

Mr. Hans Rook
Mr. Hans Rook
Chairman, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
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Hans is currently the chairman on IPCSA and has worked in the transport and logistics sea trade sector for 50 years.  He started his career at a shipping agency and, having gaining experience in all facets of import and export services.  Hans worked for the PCS for Rotterdam, Portbase from its inception up until 2018.  Hans is also one of the gurus on EDI standardisation – he joined UN working groups to establish UN/CEFACT EDIFACT messages for the global sea trade industry.

 

Ms. Florence Binta Diao-Gueye
Ms. Florence Binta Diao-Gueye
Policy Manager, Global Policy Department, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
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Ms. Florence Binta Diao-Gueye joined the Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and is part of the Global Policy Team. In addition to leading the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation, she is also working on trade and investment policy. Recently, she joined the team of ICC’s Digital Standards Initiative. Ms Diao-Gueye previously assisted the Incoterms® 2020 Drafting Group during the revision process and she has contributed to several publications such as the ICC Leniency Manual. 

Ms. Diao-Gueye holds a Masters in International Security from Sciences Po Paris with specializations in African Studies and Defence & Security Economics with a focus on illicit trade, post-conflict reconstruction and development. She also has an LL.M. in International Law from Descartes University Paris (2016). 

Mr. Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong
Mr. Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong
Chief, Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
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Mr. Butiong oversees and coordinates ADB’s overall regional cooperation and integration (RCI) operations by providing relevant strategic and technical advice. He develops and maintains thematic policies, strategies, operational plans, and directional papers to guide bankwide regional cooperation and integration work and ensures alignment with ADB’s Strategy 2030.

Mr. Butiong has over 25 years of professional experience working on regional cooperation and integration and country programming. He joined ADB in February 2004 as a Programs Specialist - Greater Mekong Subregion\ (GMS) in the former Mekong Department. He progressed to Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist and GMS Unit Head, Southeast Asia Department (SERD) in June 2008, and in February 2010, transferred to the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) to head the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Unit. He was promoted to IS6 in CWRD in December 2010, and in October 2012, he was transferred to South Asia Department (SARD) to head the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Unit. In April 2016, he was promoted to the position of Director of the Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (SARC), SARD.

Mr. Butiong was a consultant responsible for various technical assistance projects promoting subregional cooperation in ADB's developing member countries. He was Assistant Vice President and Head of Investments of the Trust Banking Group of the erstwhile Far East Bank and Trust Company (FEBTC) in the Philippines.
Mr. Butiong holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, United States, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from De La Salle University, Philippines in 1985. He also holds a Certificate in FEBTC-Executive Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

Moderator

Mr. Hans Rook
Mr. Hans Rook
Chairman, IPCSA
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Hans is currently the chairman on IPCSA and has worked in the transport and logistics sea trade sector for 50 years.  He started his career at a shipping agency and, having gaining experience in all facets of import and export services.  Hans worked for the PCS for Rotterdam, Portbase from its inception up until 2018.  Hans is also one of the gurus on EDI standardisation – he joined UN working groups to establish UN/CEFACT EDIFACT messages for the global sea trade industry.

 

Panel discussion

Mr. Richard Morton
Mr. Richard Morton
Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
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Richard started his career as a freight forwarder and was appointed to lead IPCSA in 2011.   

In his role as Secretary General Richard works to support international organisations on Trade Facilitation and digitalisation including the UN, WCO, WHO, WTO, the European Commission, WEF, ICAOand the IMO.  He is also an expert for UNCEFACT, APEC eCommerce Business Alliance Expert Council and supported the WHO Working Group on Digital Vaccination certificates in 2021.

Mr. Nael Samha
Mr. Nael Samha
Acting Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), Office of Information and Technology (OIT), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
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Nael Samha is the Acting Executive Director of the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) within Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The Office of Information and Technology (OIT) enables the day-to-day operations of CBP computer and tactical communications facilities and systems, including hardware, software, data, video, and voice communications. The mission of the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD) is to provide solutions that support CBP inspection and enforcement activities to help CBP Officers and analysts protect our borders and safeguard America.

Over the past 14 years, XD Samha has been responsible for enhancing, administering, and maintaining intelligence and selectivity and targeting and vetting passenger / cargo systems that help secure the supply chain and support CBP’s layered defense strategy for international cargo and passengers.  These systems are vital to support the CBP mission.  He also led the international technical discussions for CBP/DHS with many International foreign partners, guiding technical design concepts to reality by implementing transparent and collaborative technical platforms across teams.  These include the development and establishment of Pre-Clearance, Joint Security Programs, Mobile programs and biometrics worldwide.    

XD Samha is currently leading the transformation of the Automated Targeting Systems in the Cargo and Passenger environment including the development of the Global Travel and Tarde Systems and advancing forward the Biometrics systems for CBP and DHS both domestically and internationally.  XD Samha also led the development and successful deployment of the first-in-government Biometrics program that enhances the Entry /Exit process and travel experience using the latest cloud and algorithm technologies. 

Mr. Youssef Ahouzi
Mr. Youssef Ahouzi
Acting CEO, PortNet S.A.
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Youssef is currently acting CEO of PORTNET S.A. "National Single Window for Foreign Trade Procedures in Morocco", which he joined in 2015 as Chief Information Officer. With his leadership and his strategic and innovative vision, he led the establishment and implementation of several strategic projects allowing the acceleration of the digitization and the simplification of port and foreign trade procedures of Morocco through the Single Window PortNet and works in close collaboration with the various actors of the public and private sectors. Youssef also has solid expertise in banking systems through his previous experience, of more than 7 years, as Team Manager, managing the portfolio of Retail and Corporate projects, within the French group BNP Paribas. 

Youssef is involved in several technological programs. He is Vice-President of the African Alliance for E-Commerce and he is part of several international projects and programs as an expert in E-Gov and digital transformation as well as in the establishment of single windows and community systems.

In addition to graduating from the Mohammedia School of Engineers as a State Engineer, Youssef has an Executive MBA from the Ecole des Ponts Business School

Moderator

Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), United Nations ESCAP
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Ms. Soo Hyun Kim is Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations ESCAP. She is currently managing capacity building projects on cross-border paperless trade and trade facilitation in the age of pandemics; and supporting the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. Previously she worked in the Investment and Enterprise Development Section with research focus on foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment regimes and their impact on sustainable development. She also worked to promote public-private sector dialogue by organizing the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) and supporting the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN). Prior to this, she worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York; local government (United Kingdom); and higher education institution (United Kingdom).

She holds master’s degrees in business administration (specialisation in financial management) from TiasNimbas Business School (Netherlands) and library and information science from Loughborough University (United Kingdom).

Case studies session

Mr. Amar More
Mr. Amar More
CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions
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Amar is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in supply chain, consulting and technology industries.

He is appointed as the Domain Controller of Cross Border Domain at United Nations CEFACT. He is on the panel of trade facilitation experts at UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission of Europe). He has been elected to represent the technology domain in the air cargo industry on the Board of Directors of “The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)” headquartered in Miami, Florida. This association presents the voice of the global air cargo industry to the regulators. He is the youngest Board Member and the first from technology industry to be appointed on this prominent global industry association’s board.

Amar’s passion is to bridge the technology gap between the developed and developing logistics industries globally and his talented and passionate team at Kale Logistics has developed disruptive new generation technology solutions for the logistics industry which are transforming the industry and raising the levels of technology adoption in the SME sector of logistics industry in India & Globally. Their work has received global accolades from several international forums as being the “Best Technology Provider to the Logistics Industry” for last 11 years. Amar also assists several governments on conceptualizing trade facilitation initiatives to usher in “Ease of Doing Business” using digital technology.  

Mr. Gordan Han
Mr. Gordan Han
Product Manager, 1-Stop Connections, Sydney
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Gordon Han is a Product Manager at 1-Stop Connections in Sydney Australia.  His purpose is to help businesses, their staff and customers thru continual improvement in their supply chains. He believes that even the smallest improvement to 1 supply chain creates a ripple effect of change, far and wide, for the better. Over the years, Gordon has delivered solutions across various supply chain verticals and industries across multiple continents.  Currently Gordon is the Product Manager of 1-Stop's mobile application "1-Stop Deliver"

 

Mr. Richard Mokua
Mr. Richard Mokua
Information Technology Expert, Yellow Card – RCTG Office, COMESA
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Richard Mokua is an IT Expert at the Yellow Card – RCTG Office, COMESA based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Team leader on the Digitalization of Yellow Card & RCTG Carnet at COMESA, coordinating technical activities, development and integration, as well as day to day operation and maintenance of the infrastructure and platform including the Digital RCTG Mobile Application.

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