The follow-up and implementation of the ‘Closing the Gaps’ exercise agenda will shape the programme and format of next year’s IAPH World Ports Conference. The dates have now been set for 31 October – 2 November 2023 and the event will be organised in partnership with host sponsor Abu Dhabi Ports and our events and media partner S&P Global. The programme will be set against the multiple headwinds that ports are facing. Geopolitical tensions, an energy crisis, global inflation, post-pandemic disruptions and extreme weather are all impacting world trade and economic prosperity. After last year’s exercise to identify how to close the gaps in global port infrastructure, IAPH2023 in Abu Dhabi will bring ports and their business partners together to innovate, finance, invest in and sustain successful long-term energy transition, digital transformation and resilience in a highly unpredictable world. Check out the conference website and register for updates. If you are interested in sponsoring, please consult this page.