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2017 DBTG Operational and Technical Seminar

By tradition the International Dry Bulk Terminals Group organizes two main meetings each year, March/April and September/October.

Punta Del Este - Boat

The Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino is a destination in itself. Looking out across the Atlantic, this beautiful hotel offers fine wine, great food, a spa, massage and a pool. With a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence 2017 and only a short walk from the vibrant downtown area, it is an experience not to be missed.

Important Change

It is usual for DBTG to conduct the Terminal Tour on the afternoon of the first day. However, for this meeting the Terminal Tour will be on the afternoon of the second day, Friday 10th November. This is because Punta del Este is a two hour drive from Montevideo so for your convenience and when planning your travel arrangements, once the tour is completed if you intend to fly home on the Friday evening or Saturday morning, you can stay in Montevideo if you wish.

Punta Del Este Hotel Room
Punta Del Este Hotel Conrad

Further information: Julia Peckham - Conference Manager, DBTG


For this meeting, DBTG will be running its meeting immediately after the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Congress (6th- 9th November). We recognise that some Members would like to attend all or part of the AAPA Congress and have negotiated the AAPA member rate of US$850 for DBTG Members who wish to attend the whole event – a saving of US$250.
The DBTG Executive Director Nic Ingle will be speaking at the AAPA Congress on Wednesday 8th November. On a case by case basis, AAPA will also consider registrations from DBTG Members who wish to attend on just one or two days (arriving for the DBTG meeting a day or two early for example). The AAPA registration address is or you can follow the link on the DBTG home page. You can always contact for more information.