Robin Silvester

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

President and CEO

Robin Silvester leads the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the federal agency responsible for enabling Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, which is Canada’s largest port. The port handles approximately $200 billion in trade annually and sustains 115,000 jobs across Canada in the supply chain alone.

In just over a decade leading the port authority, Robin has overseen unprecedented port growth due to port authority-led infrastructure investments in Vancouver’s gateway, which have supported and catalyzed private-sector investments throughout the port. During Robin’s tenure, these investments in the gateway have helped drive more than 40% growth in international trade through the Port of Vancouver.

Under Robin’s leadership, the port authority set and is actively advancing a vision to make the Port of Vancouver the world’s most sustainable port—a port that is a global leader at delivering economic prosperity through trade, protecting the environment, and enabling thriving local communities.   

Sessions With Robin Silvester

Monday, 16 May

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

    IAPH Regional Breakfast Meeting: North America

    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.

  • 09:00am - 09:25am (PST) / 16/may/2022 04:00 pm - 16/may/2022 04:25 pm

    Welcome Remarks

    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.

Wednesday, 18 May