Please take a look at the questions and answers below. If you still have a question that we have not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Events Help Desk and a member of the events team will get back to you shortly.


When are the best rates available for World Ports Conference 2020?

  • Early Bird rates expire on 24 November 2019 or until all passes have been sold, whichever comes first.

  • Advanced rates expire on 29 December 2019, or until all passes are sold, whichever comes first.

  • Standard Rates will apply from 30 December 2019 through 15 March 2020.


Note: Onsite registration prices may be higher – please register online prior to the event for the best rates.

What is included in the World Ports Conference 2020 Full Conference Pass?

  • Three networking evening receptions

  • Gala Dinner and World Ports Sustainability Awards

  • Three networking lunches and six coffee breaks

  • 20 conference tracks

  • 3 technical sessions

  • Womens Forum

What is included in the World Ports Conference 2020 Wednesday & Thursday Pass?

  • Three networking evening receptions

  • Gala Dinner and World Ports Sustainability Awards

  • Two networking lunches and four coffee breaks

  • 20 conference tracks


What are the attendee prices for World Ports Conference 2020?
Please visit the Registration page for more details on the attendee fee price options.

How can I receive an official letter of invitation to obtain a visa?

Please contact the Events Help Desk for all visa queries.


How can I book a place on the Companion Programme for the World Ports Conference 2020?

We are pleased to offer a full Companion Programme on each day of the conference.  During the day spouses and guests of conference delegates can visit some of Antwerp’s most popular tourist destinations and each evening attend a host of evening activities with their partner which includes a Welcome Reception, Gala dinner and Walking Dinner.

You will be prompted to register a spouse or partner on the Companion Programme during registration. Already registered? Please contact the Events Help Desk who can assist with registering a spouse or partner.

*We are unable to offer refunds on the Companions Programme.


How can I become a sponsor for the event?
Tony Stein, Publisher
P: +1 678-456-8530
M: +1 770-295-8809
E: tony.stein@ihsmarkit.com



I’m a IAPH Member, do I get a discount?
If you are an existing IAPH Member you are eligible for discounted pricing at the World Ports Conference 2020. *Your company must hold an active IAPH Membership. Not sure you are a member? Click here 

*If you are not a IAPH member and do use the code, you will be contacted to pay the difference.


I am a IAPH Honorary member so my registration is free. How do I register?
Please follow this link



I don’t see one day passes available for the event. Can I still register for a one day pass?
We do not offer one-day conferences passes. To get the best value pass, sign up for the early bird full conference passes – available until 17 November 2019 (Limited passes available).



Are there any discounts for sending multiple people?
If you are a sponsor for World Ports Conference 2020, discounts to send multiple people are available in sponsorship packages. We do not offer discounts on attendee fees. If you would like to sponsor the World Ports Conference 2020, contact Tony Stein at tony.stein@ihsmarkit.com.



I cannot pay by credit card. How else can I register?
The quickest way to receive a confirmed registration is to register online and pay by credit card. If it is impossible for you to do so, please contact the Events Help Desk to find out information on alternative payment options.



Can I buy my attendee pass on-site?
Yes you can, but in order to avoid lines and a higher price at registration, we recommend that you purchase your pass prior to Tuesday 17 March 2020.



What happens if I need to cancel my World Ports Conference 2020 registration?
Please contact our Events Help Desk for more information.


  • ALL refunds will be subject to a €200 processing fee.

  • Refund requests will be honored if received in writing by 01 February 2020.

  • Cancellations received after 01 February 2020 and ‘no shows’ are subject to the full registration fee.

  • Substitutions may be made by notifying the Events team in writing to the Events Help Desk.

    * We are unable to offer refunds on the Companion Programme.