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

International Association of Ports and Harbors

Managing Director

Patrick is currently based in Antwerp, Belgium, primarily responsible to the Board and the President for the development of and implementation of the strategic plans and policies as established by the Board and for representing the IAPH within the industry.

Sessions With Patrick Verhoeven

Monday, 16 May

  • 09:25am - 09:45am (PST) / 16/may/2022 04:25 pm - 16/may/2022 04:45 pm

    #ClosetheGaps: setting a global agenda for ports

    The 2022 World Ports Conference brings together leading port stakeholders in a new format to #ClosetheGaps in global seaport competitiveness, setting an agenda to raise the performance of the world’s major port regions. The conference opening session will set the scene for a full programme of live in-person discussions about the indispensable that ports play in global maritime trade.

Tuesday, 17 May

Wednesday, 18 May

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (PST) / 18/may/2022 06:30 pm - 18/may/2022 07:00 pm

    #ClosetheGaps: a global roadmap to raise port competitiveness

    To wrap up the conference, IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven and World Bank Global Lead - Transport Connectivity and Regional Integration expert Martin Humphreys will examine the next steps by all stakeholders to #CloseTheGaps in port infrastructure, following the input of 85 senior port and maritime professionals from 35 countries who participated in this exercise to set the global port agenda.