Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. The event will also address how to ensure safe, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping in line with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Delegates from ports, port authorities, port owners, terminal operators, shipping companies, ship owners, logistics companies, environmentalists, technology providers, service providers, port city/regional planners, politicians, trade unions from all levels, EU-administration and all stakeholders with an interest in ports and port-cities are invited to join the conference that will look at how to anticipate the unexpected and provide a global perspective and inspiration for what the future may hold.
Region Skåne is responsible for healthcare and public transport, business development, culture, infrastructure, social planning and environmental and climate-related issues in Skåne. With 34,000 employees, Region Skåne is one of Sweden’s biggest employers. The overarching vision for Region Skåne is “World Class Quality of Life”.
The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. The aim of WMU is to further enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO Member States through education, research, and capacity building on maritime and ocean-related affairs to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. WMU is truly an organization by and for the international maritime community.
Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the home of over 300 000 people with roots in over 174 countries, speaking 150 different languages. Here you’ll find some of Europe’s best infrastructure, brightest brains and unparalleled investment opportunities. The major industrial sectors are based on R & D supported by private services, retail, construction and property.
Lighthouse gathers leading maritime stakeholders through Triple-Helix collaboration between industry, society, academia and institutes for research, development and innovation within the maritime sector. Lighthouse focus on; Competitiviness through innovation, Climate and environment, Safety and human factors.
Ports of Sweden is an industry and employers' organisation comprising 60 port companies and over 4,000 employees. Practically all Sweden's port companies are members. As an industry organisation, Ports of Sweden represents also around 15 port administrations through co-operation agreements.
Resilient Regions Association addresses urban resilience from a holistic perspective by providing a collaboration platform for public and private actors. Cities and regions are facing many different challenges. We are focusing on four; Climate change and climate adaptation, Aging Cities, Urbanization and Disruptive Technologies.
SMTF represents the full spectrum of suppliers to the shipping-, offshore- and the leisure boat industry. We strive to increase the competitiveness of Swedish shipping and its related services on a national and international level. As representatives of the maritime technology industry we facilitate the progressive development of Swedish enterprises and innovations and enable them to reach a broader market.
A collaboration between The World Maritime University (WMU), Region Skåne, The City of Malmö, Lighthouse, Resilient Region Association, Swedish Maritime Technological Forum and Ports of Sweden.
Peter Askman, Maritime Affairs
Region Skåne, Sweden
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