Tuesday 7th Nov




Key Drivers Shaping Future Ports


Speaker: Tom Boardley, Lloyds Register



The Evolvement of Ports in the light of automation, big data and digitalisation – creating new port functions & business opportunities.


The Paris Climate Change Agreement and Air Quality Improvements - Impacts on Ports and Port-cities



Bill Hemmings - Director, Transport and Environment

Sotiris Raptis - EcoPorts Coordinator, The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

Tristan Smith - University College London

Carter Atkins - Port of Los Angeles


7th November

The conference will take place at Quality Hotel View in Malmö and will consist of both joint and parallel sessions. A wide range of experts will provide their views on the opportunities and challenges for ports, port-cities and their hinterlands. The preliminary programme is below.

TUESDAY 7th November


JOINT SESSIONS - main conference hall


08.00 - 09.00

Registration and coffee


Moderator for the conference

Christopher Pålsson, Maritime Expert, Lloyds List Intelligence



Welcome Address from Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the WMU



Opening remarks, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh Major of the City of Malmö


Keynote speakers


The Role of Port and Port-Cities for the Future. The International Association of Ports & Harbours


Speaker: Susumu Naruse - Secretary General of IAPH, The International Association of Ports & Harbours

or Patrick Verhoeven - Managing Director Policy and Strategy at IAPH


The evolvement of ports in light of automation, big data and digitisation creating new business opportunities.


Global Economic Outlook and Industry Trade Volume Forecast



Peter Sand – Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

Niklas Bengtsson - Lloyds List Intelligence


Highlighting general trends of trade and cargo volume growth and its potential impact on the shipping and port industry.

Photo: Port of Los Angeles




Key Drivers Shaping Future Ports -

from a Liner Terminal Perspective


Speaker: APM Terminals




The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here


Speaker: Kristina Ljunggren -Triathlon Group


How Industry 4.0 and e-commerce will produce a macroeconomic shift and impact global supply chains.


Ports and Port Cities and Circular economy


Speaker: TBA


How Circular economy & Sustainable Production affect Ports and Port Cities and how crossovers between cities and ports enhance the circular economy






15.30 - 17.00

Presentations followed by moderator led discussions.

Location: TBA

Moderator: Lars Green, Green Consulting Group


An Intermodal Landscape in Transformation – The Regional Perspective

How a gradual transport shift from land to sea may occur and how key players may adapt.


Participants: Shortsea Promotion Centre Norway - Kongsberg Group/Yara - SEAGO (Maersk Line) - Kuehne + Nagel



Photo: Shutterstock

Location: TBA

Moderator: TBA


The transformation of ports

Automation, Big Data and Digitalization; Sea Traffic Management; Digital collaboration for port call operations


Participants: STM/Swedish Maritime Administration - CargoTech Kalmar


More participants to be presented.

Location: TBA

Moderator: TBA


The transformation of port-cities

- The co-evolution of post 2030 ports and port-cities

- Crossovers between cities, societies and ports

- Exploring new ways of port-city planning


Participants: Peter V. Hall


More participants to be presented.




Summary of first day of conference

Moderator: Christopher Pålsson, Lloyds List Intelligence





Ports and Port-Cities - Post 2030 is a trendspotting conference in Malmö, Sweden, November 6-8 2017.

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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