ESPO Conference 2016

You will find below the presentations given at the ESPO Conference 2016, which took place in Dublin on 2-3 June. Click on the name of the speaker to see his presentation. 

Day One: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Opening Session

Welcome by
Santiago Garcia-Mila, Chairman, ESPO
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive Port of Dublin

Opening Keynote Speech
Irish Minister of Transport (invited)

Outlook for Shipping and Ports
Jakub Walenkiewicz, Principal Market Analyst-Market Intelligence, DNV GL

10h30 Coffee Break

11h00 Session 1 Maritime Transport without Barriers
Gerd Muysewinkel, Policy Officer, Maritime transport and Logistics, DG MOVE European Commission: The Commission’s Strategy to Remove Administrative Barriers and Simplifying Formalities in Maritime Transport

Carmen Caro Jaume, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax Global Trade| EMEIA Tax Centre, Ernst & Young: the New Union Customs Code – What Should Ports Expect from It?

Alan Long, Chairman, IPCSA: Port Community Systems Role in Enhancing the Efficiency of European Ports

Capt. Stein Inge Dahn, President European Maritime Pilots Association: How to Improve the Efficiency of the Technical Nautical Chain

Q & A
View of the Ports

Alexandru Craciun, Commercial Director, National Company Maritime Ports AdministrationSA Constantza
Hervé Martel, CEO, Port of Le Havre
Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, AAPA, American Port Association
Julian Skelnik, Director, Port of Gdansk Authority; Chairman, Baltic Ports Organisation

12h30 Launch of the ESPO Code of Practice for Cruise and Ferry Ports
Stavros Hatzakos, Chairman of the ESPO Cruise and Ferry Port Network
Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO
12h45 Lunch
14h00 Session 2: Digital Agenda and Big Data

Bruce Weinelt, Head of Digital Transformation, World Economic Forum: Digital Transformation of Logistics and Related Sectors

Lars Jensen, Chief Executive, Cyberkeel: Is an Increased Digitalisation Going Hand in Hand with Increased Cyber Security Threats in Ports?

Benjamin Hodgson, Senior Research Scientist, BMT Group: Big Data, Beyond the Buzzwords

Ronald Veldman, Maritime Business Analyst, Seabury Cargo Advisory: Big Data, What is in for Ports?


Q & A

Views of the Ports
Ramon Gomez-Ferrer Boldova, Deputy Manager Strategic Planning, Port Authority of Valencia
Wolfgang Hurtienne, Managing Director, Hamburg Port Authority
Kimmo Mäki, Managing Director, Port of Helsinki
Johan Röstin, CEO, Copenhagen Malmö Port

15h30 Coffee break
15h45 Presentation of 2016 Trends in EU Port Governance

Martina Fontanet, Senior Advisor Port and Maritime Policy, Competition, Trade Facilitation and Statistics, ESPO

16h15 Closing speech Knut Fleckenstein, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the Port Regulation
16h30 End of the first conference day
18h30 Departure for Conference Dinner and Admiral’s Ball
Round Room, Dublin Mansion House
The Admiral’s Ball is a gala black tie evening celebrating the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s honorary Admiralty of Dublin Port. The event also launches the Dublin Port Riverfest.

Day Two: Friday, 3 June 2016
08h30 Welcome coffee
09h00 Session 3: Potential Facilitators and Game Stoppers in International Trade

Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, AAPA-American Association of Port Authorities: Overview of Recent and Upcoming Developments in US’ Trade Law Affecting Ports: TTIP and the Energy Export Law
Prof. Dr. Theo Notteboom, Full Professor and High-End Foreign Expert (SAFEA, State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs), Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University (DMU): One Belt, One Road and Hundreds of European Ports: How the OBOR Policy Might Affect European Port-Hinterland Dynamics
Sean Potter, Managing Director DFDS Seaways, United Kingdom: Brexit, Recent Schengen Developments and the Refugees Crisis, Impact on Maritime Transport and European Ports - Note: Mr Potter could not attend the ESPO Conference due to illness. 

Q & A

View of the Ports

Dimitrios Makris, CEO, Port of Thessaloniki
John Mullins, Chairman, Port of Cork and President of the Irish Port Association
Tim Waggott, CEO, Port of Dover

10h15 Coffee Break
10h30 Keynote address by Jeremy Rifkin :
Towards a Third Industrial Revolution and a Zero Marginal Cost Society
Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism and The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World; Mr Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and to heads of state around the world, and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC.
11h20 Session 4 – High level Policy Debate

Keynote speeches by:
Henrik Hololei, Director General, DG MOVE European Commission
Mark Frequin, Director General for Mobility and Transport, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Pat Cox, Former President of the European Parliament and EU Coordinator for the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor
View of the PortsPaolo Costa, President, Venice Port Authority
Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority
Victor Schoenmakers, Director Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Marc Van Peel, President, Port of Antwerp
12h50 Closing of the ESPO 2016 Conference
Santiago Garcia-Mila, Chairman, ESPO
13h00 Santiago Garcia-Mila, Deputy General Manager, Barcelona Port Authority, Host of the ESPO Conference 2017 - official video announcing ESPO 2017 Conference.
13h10 Departure for Port Visit and lunch
15h45 End of the visit
16h00 Arrival back to hotel