IAPH technical director Antonis Michail attended the Sustainable Port Congress in Bilbao on 8 and 9 November. Co-organised by the Port Authority and the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao, the congress attracted more than 200 port professionals from Spain and Europe. The congress programme was built along four main themes; governance and ethics, health and well-being, climate and energy, and port-city relations. Antonis joined the panel session on decarbonisation and climate resilience to highlight key ongoing initiatives by world ports in these fields and to exchange with fellow panellists from the ports of Oslo, Sines, Huelva and Bilbao and congress participants. Amongst the highlights of a most interesting and well organised event, was the keynote presentation by economist, entrepreneur and author Gunter Pauli offering a radical yet inspirational perspective on blue economy as the basis for the transformation towards sustainable business and society. You can download Antonis’ presentation here.