#IAPH2021: improve your port’s competitive edge
The overall conference theme ‘Changing of the Guard’ is the subject of a dedicated session on the first conference day (21 June – 4.45-5.30 PM), featuring the chairman and CEO of CMA CGM, Rodolphe Saadé, in discussion with the vice-president of China Merchants Port Holdings, Robin Li, and Port of Vancouver’s president and CEO Robin Silvester. They will assess the global changes that influence the competitive position of ports. Earlier that day, the chief people officer at DP World, Maha Al Qattan, will discuss with Paul Butterworth, head of maritime and shipping practice at Odgers Berndtson, what leadership qualities future port executives should have (21 June – 2.25-2.55 PM CEST). On the last conference day, you can join the chief executives of the ports of Hamburg, Los Angeles and PSA International for a thought-provoking session on what constitutes a ‘port of the future’ (25 June – 10.10-10.55 AM CEST). Throughout the week, you can learn from the best experts on the globe about a wide variety of topics that will help your port increase its competitive edge: attracting maritime clusters, free zone development, data collaboration, making the most of innovation and optimising the value of your port’s most significant asset: land.