Tuesday 7th Nov

How Circular Economy & Sustainable Production Affect Ports & Port-cities and how crossovers between Cities and Ports enhance the circular economy


- Carter Atkins, Port of LA

More speakers to be presented




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.o0

Registration and coffee



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




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


Keynote speakers


Key Drivers Shaping Future Ports


Speaker: APM Terminals


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


Global Economic Outlook and Industry Trade Volume Forecast


Speaker: Peter Sand – Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO


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


The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here


Speaker: TBA


How the fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth.




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


Speaker: IAPH


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


The Paris Climate Change Agreement and its 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






14.00 - 15.30

Presentations followed by moderator led discussions.

Photo: Shutterstock

Location: TBA

Moderator: TBA


The transformation of ports

The global Supply Chain Trend Research


- The transformation of Supply Chain Management and its impact on Ports.

- Opportunities for Global Supply Chains Development

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


Participants: Port of Los Angeles

More participants to be presented.



Location: TBA

Moderator: TBA


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 - SEAGO - Lighthouse

More participants to be presented.



15.30 - 16.00




16.00 - 17.45

JOINT SESSION - main conference hall



Port-cities today and post 2030



Story telling from the global arena

Presentations followed by Panel of speakers and questions from the audience

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Transformation of Port-cities – Smart Solutions for Urban Deltas


  • The example of the City of Malmö - TBA


  • The example of Rotterdam - TBA

Transformation of Ports



  • The example of Copenhagen-Malmö Port - TBA





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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