Ms Mary-Ann Pastrana
Executive Vice President
Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation
11:00 Pushing the Frontiers of Asian Ferry Services with Trailblazing Modernization & Future-Ready Mindsets at Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation
45 million people a year utilize the Philippines’ maritime corridors as part of tourism, commute or to transport goods. Yet supply falls far short of demand, and quality and reliability of service has much room for improvement. In this niche the APFC, who operates the FastCat fl eet, is challenging boundaries across the industry. Today, the AFPC owns and operate’s some of some of the nation’s most advanced vessels, modernized ports, and is pushing for seamless sea-land connectivity. What are its visions for the future of transport in the Philippines? Hear the myriad possibilities in this future-oriented session - and what is needed to get there.
- Visualizing the future of Asian ferry service:
- Digitally-connected commutes, seamless sea-air transitions, affordable comfort for all unquestionable reliability
- Towards cultivating change in the ferry industry for collective transformation
- Bridging the gap: Industry needs for state-wide modernization
16:15 [Panel Discussion] How Can B2B & Public-Private Partnerships Drive Innovation in Asia’s Ferry Industry?
- Strengthening relationships between ferry operators and flag-state control authorities for greater maritime integration and productive debate
- Propelling industry-wide progress through collaborative support in financing, legislation and ferry operations
- Working with the harbormaster: Improving port/terminal management for greater passenger safety and transit efficiency
- Scalability, affordability and regulatory climates: Debating the critical considerations in transferring lessons and solutions from the developed world to ASEAN ferries