Robin Silvester

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

CEO

Robin Silvester was appointed president and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2009, bringing to the position extensive international experience in both the port and property sectors. Prior to joining the port authority, Mr. Silvester served as chief executive for the property and facilities management business, United Group Services ANZ in Australia.

Mr. Silvester is a Chartered Engineer, Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, and a graduate of Cambridge University. He completed a corporate finance program at the London Business School. Mr. Silvester is a board member and former chair of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, a vice president representing North America at the International Association of Ports and Harbors, and an executive member and chair of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council. He is also a member of the Presidents Group, a network of business leaders in B.C. focused on helping increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

SESSIONS WITH Robin Silvester

Monday, 21 June

  • 04:40pm - 05:25pm (CET) / 21/jun/2021 02:40 pm - 21/jun/2021 03:25 pm

    Business Innovation

    Changing of the Guard

    Virtual

    With a new US administration, a new EU "Green Deal" and Asia powering ahead post-pandemic with much of the developing world still struggling, a changing of the guard is upon us. With the shipping and ports sector under immense pressure to decarbonize and reduce emisssions, outlier charterers, shipowners and carriers are taking matters into their own hands. The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted the global maritime and logistics supply chain, accelerating the industry's path towards digitalization at a rate never imagined by the industry. Following COVID19 and two financial crises already this century, ports are being forced to look at how to ensure business continuity during future disruptive events. In this session, learn how maritime industry leaders are adapting their organizations to a new and uncertain future.

Thursday, 24 June

Friday, 25 June