CHRISTIAN Martin Gonzalez, Senior Vice President and Corporate Head of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) will speak about “Bringing Iloilo Ports to World Class Level” in the 12thAnnual General Membership Assembly of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation, Inc. (ILEDF) on July 9, 2019, 11a.m. in Iloilo Gateway Hotel, Pavia, Iloilo.
The event will be attended by 50-60 top executives, local government executives, other private sector associations and youth leaders of the province and city of Iloilo, according to a press statement from ILEDF.
Mr. Gonzalez is expected to present the objectives of ICTSI in bringing the Iloilo Ports to world class levels by maximizing big ship capability; installing ship-to-shore gantry cranes; and continuously upgrading yard capacity aligned to traffic studies. Mr. Gonzalez will also discuss their development plans of making Iloilo a major regional transhipment hub for the Visayas.
A global expert in ports management, Mr. Gonzalez has served as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Madagascar International Container Terminal Services Ltd. (MICTSL), which operates the port in Toamasina, Madagascar, and thereafter, appointed as the Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Region & Manila International Container Terminal. Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Instituto de EstudiosSuperiores de la Empresa (IESE) Business School, the graduate school of management of the University of Navarra, in Barcelona, Spain, where he received his Bilingual Master’s in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California.
ILEDF is a non-profit, non-government organization with a vision on making Iloilo an attractive investment destination. Its Board is composed of 8 prominent business organizations, the City and the Province of Iloilo, the DTI-Provincial office, and 7 Ilonggos based in Manila.
Since 2007, ILEDF has organized investment forums and missions here and abroad to attract major infrastructure and advocate government policies beneficial to business and community.
More recently, ILEDF supported a study that called for the urgency of world-class electricity service to help secure Iloilo’s economic future. ILEDF also works with Iloilo Province in developing its agri-manufacturing economic zones and infrastructure plans.