• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Tuesday, 31 October

Thursday, 2 November

  • 09:45am - 10:30am (GST) / 02/nov/2023 05:45 am - 02/nov/2023 06:30 am

    Panel: New Business Models and Governance Configurations for Port Authorities

    The World Bank is in the process of reforming its well-known Port Reform Toolkit, which has been used by countries and their ports to establish what is now seen as the standard private-public concessioning model of a landlord port. Since then, energy transition, accelerated digitalization and the need for greater resilience to shocks as well as port community demands for port authorities to act as community builders challenge that model. In this session delegates will get an insight into the new World Bank Port Reform Toolkit in the making and how this will support future-proof port governance in practice.

  • 12:00pm - 12:00pm (GST) / 02/nov/2023 08:00 am - 02/nov/2023 08:00 am

    Closing Session

    As #IAPH2023 draws to a close, IAPH's board members and host Abu Dhabi Ports Group's CEO reflect on the three days and close with the announcement of location and date of #IAPH2024