PORTOPIA Final Event

On 9 November 2017, we have organised a final event.

The pictures of the event are available here.

Below, you can find the presentations that were given during the event.

9:00 – 10:30 Opening session

Welcome and presentation of main achievements by project coordinator Prof. Dr. Michaël Dooms, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Presentation of the four main PORTOPIA components:

Live demonstration of the PORTOPIA Service Cloud by Pedro Santos, Glintt

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Inside the European Port Industry

Setting the scene: Aernoud Willeumier, Chairman of ESPO’s Economic Analysis and Statistics Committee, Manager Business Analysis & Intelligence within Commercial department, Port of Rotterdam Authority

Panel discussion with port professionals, moderated by Aernoud Willeumier:

  • Stefano Bonaldo, Economist, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
  • Maria Dolors Lloveras, Market analysis manager, Port Authority of Barcelona
  • Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO chairman, CEO of Dublin Port Company

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:30 Beyond the European Port Industry

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Theo Notteboom, Shanghai Maritime University, Ghent University, University of Antwerp, Antwerp Maritime Academy, A global analysis of port industry performance indicator availability

Panel discussion with port industry stakeholders:

  • Dr. Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD
  • Victor Shieh, Appropriate Communications & Editor at Portoverview.com
  • Linda van Waveren, Program Manager CSR, Port of Amsterdam, IAPH/PIANC Working Group 174 on Sustainability Reporting

15:30 – 16:00 Closing session

Christos Pipitsoulis, Innovation and Research Unit of Investment, Innovation and Sustainable Transport at DG Mobility and Transport

Konstantinos Rigas, Ports & Inlnad Navigation Unit, DG for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

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