Santiago Garcia Milà

International Association of Ports and Harbors


Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Barcelona and two postgraduate studies: Marketing Strategy (ESADE) and General Management (IESE).

Prior to his appointment with the Port of Barcelona, he worked for twenty years with different private companies in the area of international marketing.

He is currently Deputy General Manager of the Port of Barcelona; President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours, IAPH; Member of the Executive Committee of the European Sea Ports Organisation, ESPO since 2008; Founder and involved since 1998 in Intermed (North-West Mediterranean Ports Association -Genoa, Marseille, and Barcelona); President of PortIC, the Barcelona’s Port Community System; Chief Executive Officer of tmZ, Zaragoza Inland Terminal; and associate lecturer in International Marketing at the University of Barcelona.

Prior to his current responsibilities at the ESPO, he was ESPO Chairman from 2012 to 2016, Chairman of the ESPO Intermodal and Logistics Committee from 2008 to 2012 and Chairman of the Port Governance Committee from 2016 to 2020.

Sessions With Santiago Garcia Milà

Monday, 21 June

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 04:55pm - 05:30pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 02:55 pm - 22/jun/2021 03:30 pm

    Business Innovation

    A New Dawn for Cruise Shipping


    Cruise has probably been shipping's most impacted business since the COVID19 outbreak. Prior to the pandemic, the sector had stellar growth forecasts, a fleet newbuild program of over 60 new vessels between 2020 and 2023 and a widening portoflio of candidate ports gearing up for cruise vessel port calls. Now practically the entire global fleet of cruise vessels is in lay up awaiting the global vaccination of its loyal customer base. What measures can ports take to accelerate the recovery in confidence of the cruise market, for both the visiting passengers and the port communities dependent on their visits for the local economies ?

Friday, 25 June