THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020

All sessions will take place at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center (Elizabeth Center)

08:00-09:30 - IAPH Annual General Meeting - Members only (Location: Okapi 2)

09:00-16:00 - Registration (Location: Atrium)

09:00-10:00 - Welcome Breakfast (Location: Atrium)

10:00-11:00 - Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

ENERGY TRANSITION

The ship-shore interface: how can ports play their part in facilitating the shipping industry to achieve IMO decarbonisation targets while meeting urgent sustainability demands of communities? (ports perspective)

DATA COLLABORATION

What needs to change for data standards to be more quickly created and implemented?

RISK AND REPUTATION

What steps should be taken to build and maintain reputation and trust before, during and after a crisis involving pollution, criminal activity, accidents or other occurences?

BUSINESS INNOVATION

The new landlord model: how can port authorities maximise sustainable value from port land and infrastructural assets?

10:00 - 11:00am Connecting the dots: Ports facilitating shipping's energy transition
 

In 2019 the IMO adopted a resolution inviting Member States to encourage voluntary cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. For the IMO GHG strategy to succeed all parties in the maritime supply chain need to work together. The port industry has rallied on multiple fronts, providing incentives, facilitating bunkering of alternative fuels and investing in shore-side electric power sources. This workshop session will showcase examples of best practice, including the new configuration of the IAPH Environmental Ship Index and unique initiatives fostered by the World Port Climate Action Program. The session will also explore how a critical mass of zero emission fuel bunkering facilities in ports can be established to enable the deployment of zero carbon emission vessels from 2030 onwards.

Session Chair: Geraldine Knatz, Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, University of Southern California

Location: Darwin

 
  • Eric van der Schans
    Director of Environmental Management             
    Port of Rotterdam

     

  • Peter Alkema
    Strategic Policy Advisor and Project Manager             
    Port of Amsterdam

     

  • Sacha Rougier
    Managing Director

    Cruise Gate Hamburg
     

  • Christine Rigby
    Environmental Specialist, Air Emissions
    Port of Vancouver

10:00 - 11:00am A Fireside Chat With Google Cloud

Session Chair:
Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
 

Location: Gorilla 1
 

 
  • Edward Boute
    Head of Google Cloud Benelux

10:00 - 11:00am Effective crisis communications: : Protecting, Maintaining, and Building Your Reputation Before, During, and After a Major Incident

Crises that can be damaging to reputation can happen any time, but the risk of long term damage can be greatly reduced through preparation. What can you as an organisation do to protect your reputation when threatened by incidents such as a terrorist incident (e.g.suspected smart bomb in a container), a cyberattack (resulting in system outtages), a major vessel-port accident (e.g. collision, bunker leak) or a major cargo incident (e.g. fire, petrochemical or radioactive leak, narcotics find)? This hands-on workshop will put you in the role of journalist, community activist, port critic or social media influencer allowing you to experience how communications experts effectively respond to the inevitable incident or crisis.

Location: Okapi 2

 
 
  • James Lawrence
    President, MTI USA, and Chairman and Founding Partner             
    MTI Network

10:00 - 11:00am Why "Landlord Port" Is No Longer a Description
That Works

The term "landlord port" suggests a port that sits back and collects rent. While that was never a fair description of most seaports, it is virtually obsolete today. Successful landlord port authorities are more entrepreneurial than ever. This workshop session will delve deeply into the diverse ways port authorities develop port land and infrastructural assets, including areas as varied as land valuation, performance clauses, encouraging modal shifts, creating inland logistics infrastructure, and facilitating public-private partnerships. Their hybrid nature makes port authorities the perfect leaders in matching investment with community buy-in and environmental constraints. The session also will assess whether as proactive "developers" port authorities may be returning to in-house provision of certain services and therefore fundamentally altering the basics of the traditional landlord concept.

Session Chair: Anthony van der Hoest, Director, Commerce, MTBS

Location: Okapi 3

  • Casemiro Tércio Carvalho
    CEO
    Port of Santos

     

  • Elvyn G. Masassya
    CEO
    PT Pelabuhan Indonesia

     

  • Taleh Ziyadov
    Director-General
    Baku International Sea Trade Port

     

11:00-11:45 - Morning Networking Coffee Break (Location: Atrium)

11:45-12:45 - Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

ENERGY TRANSITION

JOINT SESSION

The ship-shore interface: how can ports play their part in facilitating the shipping industry to achieve IMO decarbonisation targets while meeting urgent sustainability demands of communities? (ports perspective)

DATA COLLABORATION

JOINT SESSION

What needs to change for data standards to be more quickly created and implemented?

RISK AND REPUTATION

What steps should be taken to build and maintain reputation and trust before, during and after a crisis involving pollution, criminal activity, accidents or other occurences?

BUSINESS INNOVATION

The new landlord model: how can port authorities maximise sustainable value from port land and infrastructural assets?

11:45 - 12:45pm JOINT SESSION
From Concept to Reality: How Ports Are Taking the Lead in Data Exchange for Port Call Optimisation


Port call optimisation, including just-in-time arrival of ships, not only has efficiency and safety benefits, but also reduces fuel consumption and emissions. However, there are still challenges to overcome, such as getting buy-in from various maritime stakeholders and standardising the plethora of data exchanges. Building on the work of the International Port Call Optimisation Task Force, this workshop session will discuss the implementation of nascent international guidelines and compare digital tools that enterprising ports have successfully developed with customers and service providers.

Session Chair: Turloch Mooney, Associate Director, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Location: Darwin

 
  • Emma Mark      
    Head Of Operations      
    Intelligent Cargo Systems

         

  • Lene Vesterlund             
    Vice President, Marketing and Sales
    Kongsberg Norcontrol

     

  • Jan Van Dooren
    CEO
    PortPlus

     

  • Astrid Dispert
    Project Technical Manager
    IMO

     

  • Khalid Samir
    Harbour Master
    Tanger Med Port Authority

 

11:45 - 12:45pm Zero Injuries During Port Stays: Embedding a Shared Safety Culture Between Ship and Shore

With pressure to improve productivity at berth, there is a growing risk of accidents involving dockworkers working onboard ships, as well as ship crews while ships are docked. Poor communication, lack of focus on situational awareness, and failure to address observed unsafe acts can have lethal consequences. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to apply lessons from an owner-operator that experienced casualties and decided to take action by launching a program with ports to address this important gap in safety.

Session Chair: Erik Green, Managing Director, Green-Jakobsen

Location: Okapi 2

  • Steve Biggs
    Chair
    Dockers Occupational Safety and Health Working Group, International Transport Workers' Federation

11:45 - 12:45pm Dredging Strategy: Best Practices in Tendering, Cost Management, and Relationships

Attendee participation is encouraged for this interactive workshop that will discuss a fictional contract for dredging operations in a port scenario with different stakeholders — a port, a dredging contractor, a consultant — that has run into issues. Attendees will be asked to act as an external consultant brought in to resolve the issues together with an expert panel curated by the Central Dredging Association and its Dredging Management Commission. The goal of the session is to enhance relationships and understanding between dredging contractors and ports, and to discuss if current tendering processes are in line with what both sides require for a successful collaboration.

Session Chair: Ines Nastali, Senior Custom Publishing Editor, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Location: Opaki 3

 
  • Kathleen De Wit
    Principal Engineer
    International Marine & Dredging Consultants

     

  • André van Hassent
    Asset Manager
    Port of Rotterdam

     

  • Charles Wilsoncroft
    Executive Director
    HKA

     

  • Johny Van Acker 
    Head, International Tendering Department
    DEME

12:45-14:15 - Networking Lunch (Location: Atrium)

14:15-15:15 - Concurrent Breakout Sessions

ENERGY TRANSITION

The ship-shore interface: how can ports play their part in facilitating the shipping industry to achieve IMO decarbonisation targets while meeting urgent sustainability demands of communities? (ports perspective)

DATA COLLABORATION

What needs to change for data standards to be more quickly created and implemented?

RISK AND REPUTATION

What steps should be taken to build and maintain reputation and trust before, during and after a crisis involving pollution, criminal activity, accidents or other occurences?

BUSINESS INNOVATION

The new landlord model: how can port authorities maximise sustainable value from port land and infrastructural assets?

14:15 - 15:15pm Nothing to Waste: Ports as Generators of Sustainable Energy

 

What is waste for one, is a resource for another. Being clusters of maritime, logistics, and industrial facilities, ports are hotspots for sustainable energy creation, consumption, reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling of end-of-life products. Based on successful experiences worldwide, participants will learn from this hands-on session how ports can become trusted matchmakers and facilitators for "circular economy" initiatives that benefit clients, investors, cities, and communities.

Session chair: Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organisation

Location: Darwin

 
  • Roberto Bernacchi         
    Global Product Manager             
    ABB Power Grids

     

  • Erwin Guizouarn      
    CEO  
    Evolution Energie

     

  • Caroline Craenhals      
    CEO
      
    Belgian Scrap Terminal

 

14:15 - 15:15pm Port Community Cybersecurity: Effective Communication and Business Continuity

Session Chair: Rachael White, CEO, Next Level Information

 

Location: Gorilla 1

  • Laurence Jones
    Risk Assessment Director
    TT Club

     

  • Pascal Ollivier
    CEO
    Maritime Street

     

  • Frans van Zoelen
    Head Legal Emeritus

    Special Projects
     

  • David Libatique
    Deputy Executive Director
    Port of Los Angeles

14:15 - 15:15pm Combating Corruption at Ports by Building on Shipowners' Momentum

 

Ports' ability to grow and provide economic value for all their stakeholders is undermined by undetected corruption, which increases costs for port users who will look for alternatives elsewhere and causes long-term reputational damage. In this interactive discussion, Cecilia Müller Torbrand, executive director of the Maritime Anti Corruption Network (which is creating a new Global Port Integrity Index), will share practical advice to combat corruption and will highlight initiatives taken by organizations to detect, identify, reduce or even eradicate corrupt and/or fraudulent activities at ports.

Location: Okapi 2

 
  • Cecilia Müller Torbrand
    Executive Director
    Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

14:15 - 15:15pm The future of ports in a Changing World

This fireside chat between an internationally renowned port governance expert, a global port operator, and a leading maritime journalist will examine the future of global port governance: Where is the landlord model headed? When does consolidation make sense? What impact will technology have on ports? What is the impact of growing concentration among corporate port operators? How is China's ports policy evolving? Is there a need for global port regulation and, if so, in what areas? What will be the impact of trade policies on ports' future development?

Session Chair: Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Location: Okapi 3

 
  • Jan Hoffmann
    Chief, Trade Logistics Branch
    UNCTAD

     

  • Theo Notteboom
    Professor, Shanghai Maritime University and University of Antwerp

15:15-16:00 - Afternoon Networking Break (Location: Atrium)

16:00-17:00 - Panel Discussion

Pursuing a Sustainable Maritime Business Through Cooperation

Session Introduction: Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director, International Association of Ports and Harbors

Session Chair: Ines Nastali, Senior Custom Publishing Editor, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Location: Queen Elisabeth Hall

  • Emanuele Grimaldi   
    Managing Director         
    Grimaldi Group

     

  • Hadiza Bala Usman      
    Managing Director      
    Nigeria Ports Authority/VP IAPH

         

  • Clemence Cheng          
    Executive Director
    Hutchison Ports

     

  • Tom Boardley          
    Secretary General
    CLIA Europe (Cruise Lines International Association)
     

  • Despina Theodosiou     
    President 
    Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)

     

  • Masamichi Morooka
    President and CEO
    Yokohama Kawasaki International
    Port Corp.

17:00-17:30 - Closing Fireside Chat

Session Introduction: Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director, International Association of Ports and Harbors

Session Chair: Peter Tirschwell, Vice President, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Location: Queen Elisabeth Hall

Featured Speaker

Kitack Lim

Secretary General
International Maritime Organization

17:30-17:40 - Closing Remarks
 

Location: Queen Elisabeth Hall

  • Santiago Garcia-Milà
    Deputy Managing Director, Barcelona Port Authority, and President, International Association of Ports and Harbors

     

  • Robin Silvester
    CEO
    Port of Vancouver

18:00-20:00 - Drinks Reception and Walking Dinner
Location: Felix Pakhuis

18:00-21:00 - Optional visit to the World Port Trade & Shipping exhibit on 6th Floor

Location: MAS Museum (opposite Felix Pakhuis)