#IAPH2024 agenda announced and Early Bird extended

We are excited to introduce the agenda of the 2024 IAPH World Ports Conference, which will be held in Hamburg 8-10 October. Organised in partnership with Mercator Media and host sponsor Hamburg Port Authority, the agenda consists of three days of plenary and breakout sessions as well as our very first series of hands-on ‘port solution’ excursions, held this year at Hamburg’s cruise and container terminals. In addition, there will be a possibility to play the IAPH Port Endeavor sustainability business game and a general tour of the port of Hamburg is on offer too. Under the theme ‘Managing Risk – Building Resilience – Unlocking Opportunities’ the content of the agenda covers resilience of maritime supply chains, energy security, geopolitical tensions, illicit trafficking and cybersecurity. Dedicated ‘IAPH Project Focus’ sessions will showcase the latest deliverables of our projects on supply chain resilience, clean marine fuel handling and the future of work. C-level panel discussions will address port leadership in data collaboration and climate action and we will also dive into market developments, the regulatory agenda of IMO, and port governance, with the introduction of the new World Bank Port Reform Toolkit as a highlight. Social events are taking shape as well, with the welcome reception already booked at the Atlantic Hotel, one of the most resplendent maritime heritage hotels in the world. You will find the agenda overview and the profiles of the first confirmed speakers on the conference website. The early bird discount rate, offering a saving of 20% on delegate bookings, has now been extended until Tuesday 30 April 2024. We encourage you to make use of the most advantageous rate available and book your seats now.