ESPO Conference 2015

You will find below the presentations given at the ESPO Conference 2015, which took place in Piraeus (Greece) on 21-22 May. Click on the name of the speaker to see the presentation. 

Day One: Thursday, 21 May 2015

09h00 Registration and welcome coffee

09h30 Opening Session

Welcome by
Santiago Garcia-Mila, Chairman, ESPO
Ioannis Moralis, Mayor of Piraeus
Yiorgos Anomeritis, President and CEO of Piraeus Port Authority

Opening keynote speeches
George Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs & Tourism
Energy outlook: Tania Zgajewski, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
Outlook for European ports: Vincent Valentine, UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 

10h45 Coffee Break

11h15 Session 1  The changing global energy system: consequences for Europe and its ports 

Moderator: Dr. Peter de Langen, Owner and Principal Consultant, Ports & Logistics Advisory, SL 
Anne Houtman, Principal Advisor DG ENER, European Commission: EU plans for a European Energy Union: role and impact on ports.  
Arturas Drungilas, Marketing Director, Klaipeda State Seaport Authority: Role of the port in developing Klaipeda into the Energy City for the Baltic area 
John P. LaRue, Executive Director, Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Texas (US): How are American ports reacting to the rapidly evolving energy demands, markets and policy? 
Raf Bouckaert HSEQ Expert, President of the Steering Committee Environment and Energy at Flemish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former Technical Service Manager at Bayer Antwerpen NV : How to rethink our energy policy to transform it into driver of industrial growth in European ports?

Views of the ports
José Luis Hormaechea Escós, General Director, Port Authority of Algeciras Bay
Jens Meier, CEO, Port of Hamburg
Christine Cabau Woehrel, CEO, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille 
Victor Schoenmakers, Director Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam

Q & A

13h00 Lunch

14h15 Presentation of ESPO’s position on the review of the 2011 Transport White Paper

Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO

14h30 EIB Financial instruments: an adequate tool for European seaports ?

Finbarr O’Sullivan, Managerial Advisor, Structured Finance Infrastructure / TENs, European Investment Bank (EIB)

14h45 Session 2: New energy mix in transport: consequences for European ports

Moderator: Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organisation (BPO)
Carlo Raucci, Doctoral Researcher, UCL Energy Institute, “Global Marine fuel Trends 2030” (Lloyds Register/UCL Energy institute): Driving forces and conditions influencing the future marine fuel mix
Rob Winkel, Senior Consultant Sustainable Transport, Ecofys: The economic and environmental potential for shore-side electricity in European Ports
Capt. Marc Nuytemans, FNI, Managing Director Exmar Shipmanagement NV: The new energy mix, impact on shipping lines serving the international oil and gas industry 
Hans-Peter Hadorn, CEO, Ports of Switzerland: LNG as alternative energy and commodity for inland navigation – role of inland and seaports

View of the ports
Valeriu Nicolae Ionescu, CEO, Port of Constantza
Julian Skelnik, Marketing Director, Port of Gdansk
Gareth Lynn, Non-Executive Director, Port of Milford Haven
João Franco, President, Port of Sines and Algarve

Q& A

16h15 Coffee Break

16h30     Port 2 Port hour: What are European ports doing to improve their energy efficiency? 

During this session participants will have the opportunity to learn more about existing energy efficiency projects in European ports. Ports will have the opportunity to show their best practices in the field of energy efficiency and to exchange good practices with other ports in the field. 

The following energy efficient port projects will be displayed: 

“Waste to energy” (Zeeland Seaports) - “PATCH (Ports Adapting to Change)” - “Green Port Energy Centre” (Port Authority of Vigo) - “Passive port house project - winner of European Greenbuilding award” (Port of Ghent) - “Energy Infrastructure Delta Plan” (Port of Rotterdam) - “No Waste, Just resources !“ (Port of Koper, Winner of the ESPO award 2014) - Greenports-development and best practice in the Ports of Bremen - “Innovative U-OWC breakwaters to produce electrical power from waves - REWEC3“ (Port of Civitavecchia) – GREENBERTH 

17h30 End of the first conference day

19h15 Departure for Conference Dinner

20h00        Dinner in the Yacht Club of Greece

Day Two: Friday, 22 May 2015

08h30 Welcome coffee

09h00 Session 3: Europe’s decarbonisation agenda: opportunities and challenges for European ports

Moderator: Dimitrios Theologitis, Head of Ports and Inland Navigation, DG MOVE, European Commission 
Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament: View of the Parliament on Europe’s decarbonisation agenda: impact on ports
Hari Dattatreya, Global Director Oil, Koninklijke Vopak: Decarbonising Europe: Challenges for the tank storage sector in European Ports 
Dr. Bart Kuipers, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: Ports as catalysts for change towards a circular economy
Wim Stubbe, Project Leader BEPPO (Blue Energy Production in Ports): Role of Ports in renewable energy development

View of the ports
Robert Howe, Managing Director, Ports of Bremen
Professor Hercules Haralambides, President, Port of Brindisi
Eamonn O’Reilly, Vice Chairman ESPO and CEO Port of Dublin 
Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager, Piraeus Port Authority

Q & A 

10h30 Coffee break

10h45 Session 4 – European policy debate

Moderator: David Whitehead OBE, Director, British Ports Association (BPA)

Keynote speeches
Fotis Karamitsos, Acting Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, European Commission 
Knut Fleckenstein, MEP and rapporteur on the Port Regulation
Elissavet Vozemberg, Member of the European Parliament
Miltiadis Kyrkos, Member of the European Parliament

followed by an exchange of views with the ports
Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO, Port of Antwerp
Marina Ferreira, President of the Board, Port of Lisbon 
Giuliano Gallanti, President, Port of Livorno
Gitte Lillelund Bech, Director, Danish Ports association 

12h30 Closing of the ESPO 2015 Conference
Theodoros Dritsas, Deputy Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs & Tourism
Santiago Garcia-Mila, Chairman, ESPO
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive Port of Dublin, Host of the ESPO 2016 Conference

13h00 Departure for lunch and Port Visit

15h45 End of the visit

16h00 Arrival back to hotel