• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Welcome Letter

Welcome to the IAPH World Ports Conference 2023

Dear Delegate,

Welcome to Abu Dhabi. We hope that your visit will prove to be inspiring and that the discussions we will engage in over the coming days will yield tangible actions, fostering our collective commitment to driving sustainable transformation for global ports.

As the host of the 2023 edition of the IAPH World Ports Conference, AD Ports Group is proud to bring this event to the UAE and the Middle East for the first time. Guided by our wise leadership, the UAE is boldly progressing towards decarbonisation and energy transition, with the ultimate objective of achieving net zero by 2050. We look forward to sharing our insights and hearing your ideas to embrace change and bolster cooperation between stakeholders on a global scale.

The theme for the IAPH World Ports Conference 2023 is “Reinventing Ports”, as we recognise that ports must adapt to confront challenges from end-to-end maritime supply chain conglomerates and the ongoing wave of digitalisation. Consequently, to play a pivotal role in the maritime energy transition, ports must invest in sustainability and innovation, to position themselves at the forefront of reshaping global trade.

DIAPH 2023 presents a unique opportunity to bring together global industry leaders and practitioners from across the sector. We anticipate dynamic discussions addressing the wide-ranging challenges and exciting opportunities that accompany ports transformation.

As a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, AD Ports Group firmly believes in the power of innovation and forward-thinking strategies within key sectors. By working together, we are confident that we can shape a future where ports lead in energy transition, advance data collaboration and drive sustainable growth.

Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi,

Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group