Eight weeks to go till #IAPH2023 World Ports Conference

In less than two months the global port community will gather in Abu Dhabi for the 2023 IAPH World Ports Conference. 300 people have already registered their participation and there is plenty of room for more. An exciting programme awaits you, which is focused on the transformation of the maritime industry and the role that port authorities play as catalysers of change. With COP 28 taking place in Dubai at the end of this year, there is a strong emphasis on energy transition, with high level discussions on global trade flows, de-risking of investments and the establishment of clean energy marine hubs, alternating with hands-on sessions on practical tools and solutions that port authorities can apply to facilitate decarbonisation. Under the data collaboration theme, two new publications will be presented, the guidelines on port-customs collaboration, which we developed together with the World Customs Organization (WCO), and a World Bank report on port community systems, which was produced with active involvement of IAPH. We will take stock of the IMO requirement to have maritime single windows in place by 1 January next year and get first-hand experience on the implementation of innovative technologies such as digital twins. For the first time, the conference agenda features a dedicated session on the breakbulk market, which complements market outlooks on cruise and containers. Also new is a discussion on the leadership skills that are required for contemporary port executives and a series of invite-only roundtables exclusive for IAPH regular members on innovations in marine contracting, trade single windows and cyber resilience. With over eighty speakers joining us in Abu Dhabi this is just a sample of what lies in store for you. Check out the latest agenda here and register now.