You will find below the presentations given at the ESPO Conference 2019, which took place in Livorno on 23-24 May. Click on the name of the speaker to see his/her presentation. 

Day 1: Thursday 23 May 2019

08.45: Opening Session
- By Eamonn O’Reilly, Chairman ESPO
- By Danilo Toninelli, Honourable Minister of Infrastructures and Transports, Italy
- By Enrico Rossi, President of Tuscany Regional Administration
- By Daniele Rossi, President of Assoporti
- By Pietro Verna, Commissioner of the North Tyrrhenian System Ports Authority

09.45: Setting the scene
Key note address             
- By Dame Inga Beale, Former CEO, Lloyd’s of London

10.30: Coffee Break

11.00: Session 1 – The New World
Dr Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research
- Matt Stone, Associate partner at Mc Kinsey and Oscar Egerström, Underwriter at TT Club: Presentation of “Brave new world: container transport in 2043”, study authored by Mc Kinsey and TT Club

11.45: Session 2 – New Technologies
Moderator : Sotiris Raptis, Senior Advisor, ESPO
- Paivi Haikkola, Ecosystem Lead, One Sea Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem: Automation in Maritime Transport and Port Industry
- Dr Steven Shladover, Research engineer, University of California, Berkeley, Path Program: Platooning: The role of truck platooning in improving the efficiency of port-hinterland connections
- Dr Carlo Raucci, Principal Consultant, University Maritime Advisory Services: the different technological pathways towards the greening of the shipping sector
- Mattia Cecchinato, Offshore and Sustainability Analyst, Wind Europe: Ports at the service of the wind industry

12.45: Fireside chat
Between Pino Musolino, President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and Kurt Bodewig, TEN-T Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea

13.00: Lunch

14.15: Presentation of ESPO Memorandum for the new Commission and European Parliament
Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO

14.30: Session 3 – New Players
Moderator : Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organisation
- Robert Hall, International partner, Logistics & Industrial, Cushman and Wakefield: Changing face of distribution: the shape of things to come
- Joyce Bliek, Director of Digital Business Solutions, Port of Rotterdam: Step by step towards a digital port
- Sascha Treppte, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Duisburger Hafen AG: Developing the European inland transshipment hub for goods trade with China
- Dr Markus Kückelhaus, Vice-President Innovation and Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation: Digitalisation and the future of supply chains
- Sam Quintelier, Cargo Business Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company: Air cargo transport, a new multimodal partner for ports?

15.50: Coffee break

16.20: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association
- Faig Abbasov, Shipping Officer, Transport & Environment
- Marco Conforti, Past President of Assiterminal, Vice President of CONFETRA
- Daan Schalck, CEO, North Sea Port
- Lisa Graham, EMEA Head of Logistics & Industrial Research & Insight, Cushman and Wakefield
- Sotiris Theofanis, Executive Chairman and CEO of the Thessaloniki Port Authority

17.00: Country profile – Analysis of the Italian maritime economy
Alessandro Panaro, Head of “Maritime and Mediterranean Economy” Department, SRM: Analysis of the Italian Maritime Economy

17.15: End of Day 1

20.00: Conference Dinner

Day 2: Friday 24 May 2019

09.00: Implementing “user pays” and “polluter pays” principles in transport
Silvia Maffii, Co-founder and managing director of TRT Trasporti e Territorio: Presentation of the EC Study “Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport externalities” 

9.35: Key message
From Edoardo Rixi, Vice-Minister of Infrastructures and Transports, Italy

09.45: Session 4: The New Trade and Geopolitical Environment
Moderator : Yves Adriaensen, Manager Market Intelligence, Port of Antwerp
- Iana Dreyer, Founder and Editor of Borderlex: the new trade environment: impact on Europe and its ports
- Navy Captain Hans Huygens, Head of Military Assessment and Planning, European Union Military Staff (EUMS): the new geopolitical environment: impact on maritime trade and ports
- Mark Watts, Coordinator of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE): Brexit: what is next?

Fireside chat between Yves Adriaensen, Manager Market Intelligence, Port of Antwerp, Mike Di Bernardo, Deputy Executive Director Marketing and Customer relations, Port of Los Angeles and Christine Cabau Woehrel, Vice President CMA CGM.

10.50: Session 5: New Ports
Moderator: Jose Fernandez, European Commission
- Prof. Theo Notteboom, Professor in Port and Maritime Economics and Management and Director of Center for Eurasian Maritime and Inland Logistics (CEMIL): Characteristics and role of the European ports in a new world
- Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, Transport 2040: Automation, Technology, employment – the future of work

11.30: Coffee Break

12.00: Closing Roundtable Session: New policy and policy makers
Moderator : Wim van de Camp, Member of the European Parliament
- Zeno D’Agostino, President of the Port Network Authority of Eastern Adriatic Sea and Vice-Chairman ESPO
-Magda Kopczynska, Director for Waterborne Transport in Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport within the European Commission
- Eamonn O’Reilly, Chairman of ESPO
- Pawel Wojciechowski, European Coordinator for the TEN-T Rhine-Alpine Corridor
- Lieselot Marinus, Director Shipping and Trade Policy at ECSA

12.55: Closing of 2019 Conference
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chairman, ESPO

13.10: Announcing ESPO Conference 2020
Ingvar M. Mathisen, Port Director/CEO, Port of Oslo

13.30: Departure canal boat tour

15.00: Departure port visit by bus