Jens Meier

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)

CEO/ IAPH Vice-President Europe

As a graduated computer scientist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of port, logistics, IT, and finance, Jens Meier is an internationally recognized thought leader and a much sought-after speaker with a broad media presence in the area of digitalization and the future of maritime industries. He has been serving as CEO of Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) since 2008. His previous professional positions include board positions at Fiege Holding, tts Group, Systematics AG (later EDS), and Software Design & Management AG (Ernst & Young Group). In May 2019 Jens Meier was elected vice president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

Jens Meier’s voluntary social commitments include positions as a founding board member of the Hamburg Informatics Forum e.V., several mandates on supervisory boards and boards of trustees as well as his position as president of Hamburger Sport Verein e.V. from 2013 to 2018.

Sessions With Jens Meier

Monday, 16 May

  • 07:30am - 09:00am (PST) / 16/may/2022 02:30 pm - 16/may/2022 04:00 pm

    IAPH Regional Breakfast Meeting: Africa

    The parallel regional breakfast meetings will take stock of the findings of the regional pre-conference workshops, discussing critical factors to improve the competitiveness of ports in wider maritime supply chains. Led by the IAPH regional Vice-Presidents, the breakfast meetings will also include a presentation on IAPH's Environmental Ship Index (ESI) and provide an informal platform for members to share suggestions for the IAPH work programme. The sessions are open to interested non-members.

Tuesday, 17 May

  • 07:30am - 09:00am (PST) / 17/may/2022 02:30 pm - 17/may/2022 04:00 pm

    IAPH Regional Breakfast Meeting: Europe

    The parallel regional breakfast meetings will take stock of the findings of the regional pre-conference workshops, discussing critical factors to improve the competitiveness of ports in wider maritime supply chains. Led by the IAPH regional Vice-Presidents, the breakfast meetings will also include a presentation on IAPH's Environmental Ship Index (ESI) and provide an informal platform for members to share suggestions for the IAPH work programme. The sessions are open to interested non-members.

  • 02:45pm - 03:30pm (PST) / 17/may/2022 09:45 pm - 17/may/2022 10:30 pm

    Connecting Digital Infrastructure of Ports

    Ultimately digital infrastructure has the potential to increase efficiency and connectivity, reduce environmental impact of seaborne and port operations, improve cargo and passenger data visibility and ensure paperless, transparent governance. What role do ports have to play in ensuring information technology system processes and operational technology controlling machinery and physical infrastructure work seamlessly and securely to achieve these aims?