Below you will find a list of informative speakers that will cover the various aspects of ports and port-cities, post 2030.

The speakers list is currently under development.

PHoto: WMU

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

President, World Maritime University


Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D International Law) joined WMU as President in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining WMU, she served as the Director of the International Labour Standards Department of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.


Dr. Doumbia-Henry began her career at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, as a lecturer in law. She later worked with the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands and then joined the ILO in 1986 where she served both as a senior lawyer of the Organization and in several management positions. She was responsible for developing ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and remained responsible for it until she joined WMU. Since the late 1990s, she has led the ILO participation in a number of IMO/ILO interagency collaborations on several issues of common interest to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and ILO, including the Joint IMO/ILO Ad Hoc Expert Working Groups on Fair Treatment of Seafarers and on Liability and Compensation regarding Claims for Death, Personal Injury and Abandonment of Seafarers.

Peter Sand

Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO


Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO. He has worked for Statistics Denmark, compiling public accounts and doing international statistical work in relation to the European Union and United Nations. He then joined D/S NORDEN and during the rise and fall of the dry bulk markets, Peter gained experience in the fields of executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming financial data and shipping statistics into analyses, presentations and reports. Later on he worked with CSR with a focus on sustainable shipping. Peter left D/S NORDEN as Senior Analyst and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Board and joined BIMCO in 2009. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

By Trondheim Havn from Trondheim, Norway (Hans Kristian Haram) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Hans Kristian Haram

ShortSea Promotion Center


Hans Kristian Haram holds an MSc. in Marine Engineering for NTNU Norway and a MBA from INSEAD, France. His working life has been dedicated to finding optimal logistic solutions for shippers requiring seaborne transportation. Currently he is managing the SPC of Norway.

Torben Seebold

Maritime Coordinator ver.di / ITF Germany



Carter Atkins

City of Los Angeles Harbor Department, Environmental Specialist III


B.S. Natural Resource Management, California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo – 1997

M.B.A, Pepperdine University - 2005

Geographic Information Systems Certificate, USC - 2012


Mr. Atkins has 21 years of experience with environmental planning and air quality issues. The last 10 years with the Los Angeles Harbor Department he has been focusing primarily on air quality issues regarding vessel emission reduction programs such as Environmental Ship Index, shore power, at-berth emission control of ships, low sulfur fuel incentive program, vessel speed reduction incentive program, and advanced ocean-going vessel technology projects.

Most recently, he has been managing projects involved with the demonstration of zero and near-zero emission cargo handling equipment and on-road vehicles to reduce both criteria and greenhouse gas emissions.

Sotiris Raptis

Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator


Sotiris joined ESPO last year as senior policy advisor for environment and safety. He is also the coordinator of the EcoPorts network at ESPO. Previously, Sotiris worked for 2.5 years as shipping and aviation officer at the NGO Transport & Environment having been responsible for the clean shipping campaign at IMO and EU level. He also spent 6 years at the European Parliament as MEP policy advisor on environment, transport and legal affairs.


A qualified lawyer, Sotiris speaks Greek and English. He studied at the University of Thessaloniki, the University of Athens and the King’s College London Centre of European Law. Sotiris was awarded European Citizens’ Prize 2008 of the European Parliament as member of “G700” blog for promoting intergenerational justice. 


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APM Terminals


APM Terminals is a leading global port and cargo inland services provider with a presence in 69 countries providing the world’s most geographically balanced global terminal network with 73 ports, nine new ports under construction and ten facilities in expansion mode – along with an inland services network spanning 140 locations. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, the company works with shipping lines, importers/exporters, governments, business leaders and the entire global supply chain to provide solutions that help nations achieve their ambitions and businesses reach their performance goals.



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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