Greg Knowler

IHS Markit

Senior Editor, Europe, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Greg Knowler is a highly experienced editor and publisher with more than 20 years of experience with mainstream titles and business-to-business magazines. His journalism career began in 1989 as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Durban, South Africa, covering the news during the turbulent end of apartheid. In 2000, he moved to Hong Kong and spent two years at the South China Morning Post sports desk before joining Cargonews Asia, and then IHS Markit in 2013 to cover Asia within the Maritime & Trade division. After 17 years in Hong Kong, Knowler relocated to London in mid-2017 as senior Europe editor for the JOC. He covers the European shipping, air, and intermodal markets, speaks regularly to industry groups, and chairs the programming committee for the JOC Container Trade Europe Conference.

Sessions With Greg Knowler

Monday, 21 June

Thursday, 24 June

  • 10:10am - 10:55am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 08:10 am - 24/jun/2021 08:55 am


    Keynote: The Century of Africa


    This is the Century of Africa. With 1.3 billion people and its rich natural resources, Africa has unlimited growth opportunities. Yet sea-to-land supply chain connectivity, both physically and digitally, still remains problematic in many parts of the continent. What role should Africa’s revitalised ports sector play to help unleash the continent’s true potential? Can the sector help convert Africa from a natural resource exporter and low-value import trader into a new global power?