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Eye-opening sessions and interactive workshops at #IAPH2020

The final touches of the agenda for the IAPH World Ports Conference 2020 have been made, and the programme includes several exciting new features. Read on to discover why an impressive list of attendees is confirmed for the March 17-19th Antwero event and then book your seats today!


Charles Haine - Julian Oggel - Stef Verbeeck - Franc Pigna

Be challenged (and provoked) by eye-opening sessions

To break away from the traditional conference format, each content stream of the World Ports Conference 2020 will have an ‘eye-opener’ session in which an unexpected – and sometimes provocative – topic will be introduced in the well-known ‘TED’ style format. In the ‘Energy Transition’ stream Charles Haine of WSP will make the case for a seaport carbon accreditation scheme, like the scheme that the Airport Council International is successfully running for airports. In the ‘Data Collaboration’ stream Julian Oggel of Novatug will showcase how harbour towage is reinvented through smart data use.


In the ‘Risk and Reputation’ stream brand strategist Stef Verbeeck of Pavlov Branding will explain in no-nonsense terms what ‘brand hacking’ is all about and how you can make your company’s brand indispensable without hip jargon and spending fortunes on marketing campaigns. Finally, Franc Pigna of Aegir Port Property Advisers will discuss how port authorities can make the most of their prime assets in the ‘Business Innovation’ stream.

All eye-opener sessions take place on Wednesday 18 March from 16.30 to 17.00 and promise to provide plenty of food for thought for the Gala Dinner that follows


Roll up your sleeves for our interactive workshops

Another deviation from the traditional conference format are the interactive workshops on effective crisis communication and zero injuries during port stays, which are scheduled for Thursday morning, in the Risk and Reputation stream.

The crisis communication workshop will be animated by James Lawrence, President and Founding Partner of MTI Network, which is the world’s largest crisis media response network dedicated to serving the shipping, energy, offshore and transportation industries.

Erik Green will animate the zero injuries workshop. He is Managing Director and Partner at Green-Jakobson, a consultancy dedicated to improving the safety mindset, leadership and human resource performance of people on shore and at sea. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves when you join these interactive workshops, as you will be asked to participate!

Discover the full programme.


Register now to ensure your attendance at 2020’s leading port conference.


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