The 2024 IAPH World Ports Conference, which will be held in Hamburg 8-10 October under the host sponsorship of Hamburg Port Authority, has a brand new portal, courtesy of our new conference partner Mercator Media. The main theme of the conference is already on: ‘Managing Risk – Building Resilience – Unlocking Opportunities”. 2024 will be a pivotal year for ports and their communities. Geopolitical instability is on the rise. Physical and digital security is under threat, at sea and on shore. Shipowners, supply chain providers and cargo owners must adapt rapidly. The energy transition towards low- and zero-carbon fuels must be balanced against national energy security concerns. #IAPH2024 will offer attendees insights on these topics, revealing how ports – from developing and developed nations – are building secure and sustainable solutions to these shared challenges, in a deeply interconnected world. Details about the programme will be announced soon. If you are interested in sponsorship and other commercial opportunities, you can already get in touch with conference sponsorship manager Gareth Liddiatt ([email protected]).