IAPH President asked “value or throughput” at Smart Ports Summit
On 19 November, the first Smart Ports Summit was held in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The congress attracted 25,000 visitors and over 1,000 exhibitors from 150 countries to the Catalan capital. Under the auspices of the Port of Barcelona, a dedicated two-day symposium took place for ports to showcase their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects. The ‘Smart Ports. Piers of the Future’ event notably brought together the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam which joined forces for the first time in setting up a dedicated smart ports exhibit booth in which each port presented the most advanced projects they are currently working on. IAPH was one of the supporting organisations of the event, represented by our President Santiago Garcia-Milà and Vice-President Europe Jens Meier. Santiago gave a keynote presentation on defining ports in the digital age, in which he linked the smart port concept to the global sustainability agenda and the World Ports Sustainability Program.
You can download Santiago’s presentation here. More information on the results of the Smart Ports Summit can be found on the event website.