A free webinar series in the lead up to the World Ports Conference live event in June 2021 focusing on the interconnected topics of adapting business models, improving ship-shore relations, and driving data sharing.

  • The future for ship-shore community data sharing - a public highway or individual toll roads?

    Wednesday 17 February | 3PM CET

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    Today a whole profusion of individual port and shipping data sharing platforms co-exist, many of which have been initiated by ports, shipping lines, data associations and governmental agencies. In a world where a vessel making a ships call in one of the world's 900 ports needs to send and receive messages to many different parties, what can be done to harmonize data collaboration and orchestration?

    Henning Schleyerbach, COO Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
    Pascal Ollivier, Chair IAPH Data Collaboration Committee
    Julian Abril Garcia, Head Facilitation Section, Maritime Safety Division, IMO

    Moderator:​ Eric Johnson, Technology Editor, JOC, IHS Markit

  • Can Ports Leverage Diversity to Propel Innovation?

    Thursday 18 March 2021 | 3pm CET

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    The maritime sector, with ports at the top of the list, have been dominated by publicly-appointed, senior, monochromed male managers since their foundation. However, with more imaginative senior appointments seen more recently at some port authorities, are we witnessing the beginning of a sea change in port management diversity? How can an injection of diverse, new blood into both senior and middle management at ports propel innovation?

    Despina Theodosiou, President WISTA International / CEO Tototheo Maritime
    Flor Pitty, Chair IAPH Women’s Forum / Director-General Ports and Ancillary Services Panama Maritime Authority

    Moderator:​ : Ines Nastali, Editor, Ports & Harbors, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit