IAPH World Ports Conference

On an annual basis, IAPH meets in a port city where our member port resides for its annual conference more commonly known as IAPH World Ports Conference. The Conference is a world-class virtual event assessing the indispensable role of ports in global maritime trade and brings together key industry stakeholders for learning, information sharing, networking and collaboration.

 

The Annual General Meeting is held during IAPH World Ports Conference, and is a plenary meeting where all IAPH members, both Regular and Associate, may attend.

 

The emergence of second and third waves of the global COVID19 pandemic with corresponding restrictions on travel and border controls resulted in the decision being taken in early 2021 to proceed with a full online event experience for the IAPH 2021 World Ports Conference.

 

With an extraordinary roster of 120 top level speakers and moderators from the port, maritime, logistics, energy, technology, governmental and regulatory communities, the conference was transmitted live as an effective private television channel containing pre-recorded, recorded and live content to over 600 attendees, which exceeded the number originally booked for the face-to-face event in Antwerp.

 

 

For some highlights of the event you view the interventions of the CEOs of MSC, CMA-CGM, Hosts Port of Antwerp and the President of CLIA here.

 

The whole conference was broadcast from a studio in the Antwerp Expo and a pop-up studio in the heart of the iconic Port of Antwerp Havenhuis headquarters over five days. The conference offered participants over fifty sessions of panel discussions, debates, interviews and audio-visual screenings with daily introductions and wrap-ups from leading Antwerp politicians and VIPs and a daily “Harbour life” interview with local Antwerp port community characters to bring the port city into viewers’ offices and homes.

 

We are delighted to announce that the IAPH 2022 World Ports Conference will be taking place live and in-person in Vancouver, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre, a beautiful, inspiring event space in downtown Vancouver with an unbeatable waterfront location. It will take place between 16th and 18th May 2022.

 

The ongoing supply chain crunch has exposed structural weaknesses in various components of maritime supply chains, including ports. #IAPH2022will bring together leading port stakeholders to #ClosetheGaps in global seaport competitiveness, setting an agenda to raise the performance of the world’s major port regions.

 

You can sign up to receive updates and information about the conference, including information about registration, sponsorship opportunities, updates to the agenda and speakers.

 

 

 

 

History of IAPH World Ports Conference

No. Year Host Port/City Country
Preparatory October 9-11, 1952 Kobe Japan
1 November 7-10, 1955 Los Angeles USA
2 June 22-25, 1959 Mexico City Mexico
3 May 1-4, 1963 New Orleans USA
4 May 10-14, 1965 London UK
5 May 8-13, 1967 Tokyo Japan
6 March 3-8, 1969 Melbourne Australia
7 June 6-12, 1971 Montreal Canada
8 May 6-12, 1973 Amsterdam/ Rotterdam Netherlands
9 March 8-15, 1975 Singapore Singapore
10 April 24-30, 1977 Houston USA
11 May 12-19, 1979 Deauville/ Le Havre France
12 May 23-30, 1981 Nagoya Japan
13 June 4-11, 1983 Vancouver Canada
14 May 4-10, 1985 Hamburg Germany
15 April 25-May 1, 1987 Seoul Korea
16 April 22-28, 1989 Miami USA
17 May 5-11, 1991 Barcelona Spain
18 April 17-23, 1993 Sydney Australia
19 June 10-16, 1995 Seattle/Tacoma USA
20 May 31-June 6, 1997 London UK
21 May 15-21, 1999 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
22 May 19-26, 2001 Montreal Canada
23 May 24-30, 2003 Durban South Africa
24 May 21-27, 2005 Shanghai China
25 April 27-May 4, 2007 Houston USA
26 May 25-29, 2009 Genoa Italy
27 May 23-27, 2011 Busan Korea
28 May 6-10, 2013 Los Angeles USA
29 June 1-5, 2015 Hamburg Germany
30 May 7-12, 2017 Bali Indonesia
31 May 6-10, 2019 Guangzhou China
32 June 21-25, 2021 Antwerp Belgium

 

 

 

History of IAPH Mid-term Conference

No. Year Host Port/City Country
1 May 19-20, 1960 Honolulu USA
2 7-Mar-62 Taipei China
3 May 26-27, 1964 San Francisco USA
4 February 13-16, 1966 Los Angeles USA
5 January 16-20, 1968 New Orleans USA
6 February 10-12, 1970 Singapore Singapore
7 May 2-5, 1972 Lisbon Portugal
8 March 27-28, 1974 Auckland New Zealand
9 April 25-27, 1976 Curaçao Netherlands
10 April 6-7, 1978 Mombasa Kenya
11 April 21-22, 1980 Brisbane Australia
12 May 3-5, 1982 Aruba Netherlands
13 May 22-24, 1984 Glasgow UK
14 April 9-10, 1986 Auckland New Zealand
15 April 25-29, 1988 Abidjan Ivory Coast
16 May 6-11, 1990 Fremantle Australia
17 May 7-8, 1992 Charleston USA
18 June 1-3, 1994 Copenhagen Denmark
19 April 22-24, 1996 Bali Indonesia
20 April 27 May 1, 1998 New Orleans USA
21 October 25-28, 1999 Montreal Canada
22 May 12-18, 2000 Marseilles* France
23 October 23-26, 2000 Tokyo Japan
24 October 25-27, 2001 Auckland New Zealand
25 April 19-25, 2002 Abu Dhabi* UAE
26 October 15-18, 2002 Kobe Japan
27 October 27-30, 2003 Rotterdam Netherlands
28 April 25-28, 2004 Charleston* USA
29 January 10-13, 2005 Yokohama Japan
30 October 4-7, 2005 Los Angeles USA
31 April 9-12, 2006 Mumbai* India
32 October 9-12, 2006 Shimizu/Shizuoka Japan
33 October 22-15, 2007 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
34 April 14-17, 2008 Dunkirk* France
35 June 7-9, 2010 Savannah* USA
36 May 21-24, 2012 Jerusalem* Israel
37 April 6-10, 2014 Sydney* Australia
38 May 10-13, 2016 Panama* Panama
39 May 8-11, 2018 Baku* Azerbaijan
40 March 17-19, 2020 Antwerp (cancelled due to COVID-19) Belgium
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