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

Nico De Cauwer

International Port Communities Association (IPCSA)


Nico De Cauwer is, as from May 1st 2023, the new Secretary-General of the International Port Community Systems Association – IPCSA.

Before being appointed as the new Secretary-General of IPCSA he was, since mid-2017, IPCSA’s Representative for Europe and North America in the Executive Committee of IPCSA, is also leading IPCSA’s Standards & Technology domain, and in that capacity chairman of IPCSA’s Message Design Group PROTECT. Nico is member of the Industry Advisory Board at the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), participating Expert member of the UN/CEFACT Transport and Logistics Domain, and as IPCSA delegate he also resides in the IMO Expert Group on Data Harmonisation (EGDH) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Nico is also member of the Data Collaboration Committee at IAPH, the International Association of Ports and Harbors.

As Business Architect Port Community Solutions at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges he has 30 years of experience in the port & maritime sector, involved in a wide variety of digitalization and innovation projects. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Antwerp.

Sessions With Nico De Cauwer

Wednesday, 1 November