11:30 KEEPING THE COURSE IN THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE Moderator: Eamonn O’REILLY, Former Chair of ESPO Massimo DEANDREIS, General Manager, S.R.M. Economic Research Center related to Intesa Sanpaolo Group: A new era for ports, viewpoint from the South Dan IKENSON, Director of Policy Research, ndp (US): The geopolitisation of trade
Followed by a panel discussion with Zeno D’AGOSTINO, Chair, ESPO Jens MEIER, CEO Port of Hamburg Boudewijn SIEMONS, COO Port of Rotterdam Margi VAN GOGH, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum
14:00 FINANCING THE INVESTMENTS NEEDED: OVERVIEW OF THE FUNDING POSSIBILITIES IN CEF II AND INNOVATION FUND Marija JANEVA, CEF Project Management Coordinator – maritime sector, CINEA
14:30 THE POP UP ESPO PORT ACADEMY In the afternoon of the first day, the Conference will seek to build intelligence and exchange practices by bringing panellists and audience together in hands-on discussions on three important questions. The aim is to learn from each other.
First question: How to plan the future? How to make a long-term strategy in a rapidly changing world? Moderator: Victor SCHOENMAKERS, Former Chair of ESPO
(online) Setting the Scene by Dr. Theo NOTTEBOOM, Chair Professor at the Maritime Institute of Ghent University, part-time Professor at Antwerp Maritime Academy and University of Antwerp
Followed by an interactive panel of ports with Ekaitz LOPEZ AMURRIO, CFO Bilbao Port Authority Pieter VANDERMEEREN, Green Port Masterplanner Port of Antwerp-Bruges Ansis ZELTIŅŠ, CEO Port of Riga
15:45 Second question: Who will fuel the future? Which skills are needed in the port of the future?
Fire side chat between Livia SPERA, Secretary General, European Transport Workers’ Federation Ulrike RIEDEL, Labor Relations Director, BLG LOGISTICS GROUP
16:10 Third question: How to prepare for the net-zero economy? What is the role of ports in fuelling the future economy? Moderator: Valter SELÉN, Senior Policy Advisor, ESPO PERS ceremony by Valter
Peter ALKEMA, strategic policy advisor and project manager, Port of Amsterdam: IAPH tool on port readiness of clean marine fuels Paula Cristina SENGO, Head of studies and planning Port of Lisbon Authority: Role of ports in greening the economy and society Floor HOOIJMAN, Consultant and Director, Rebel Group: Feasibility and financeability of green hydrogen value chains Minas PAPADAKIS, CEO Port of Heraklion: Port strategy on greening Dr Torsten PORWOL, Managing Director, CO2 Management AS: Carbon capture and storage as solution for hard-to-decarbonise sectors Monica RAMALHO, Department Safety, Security and Surveillance, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA): Safety aspects of new fuels
DAY 2 - 2 June
Moderator of the day: Rob HEIRBAUT, EU correspondent, VRT
09:00 IS GREENING LEADING TO COOPERATION?
In this session, we will discuss different levels of cooperation to speed up the greening process. Claes FREDRIKSSON, Founder and CEO, Liquid Wind: Cooperation across the marine value chain Marc ITGEN, Manager, Cuxhaven Economic Development Agency: Cooperation between offshore wind ports Malte SIEGERT, Chairman, Federal NABU section Hamburg: Cooperation with NGOs Cédric VIRCIGLIO, Strategic Planning Director, HAROPA Port
10:00 THE EYE OPENER: ARE THE ENERGY ISLANDS THE NEW “ISLANDS IN THE SUN”? Lars Nordahl LEMVIGH, CEO Port of Roenne (replaced by Maja Bendtsen, Chief Business Officer Bulk, Port of Roenne) Gunnar TRYGVASSON, CEO Icelandic Ports
10:30 KEYNOTE: EUROPE IN THE GEOPOLITICAL TURMOIL Karel LANNOO, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies
11:25 THE ROLE OF PORTS IN EUROPE’S INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY Herald RUIJTERS (online), Deputy Director General DG MOVE, European Commission
11:50 THE BIG POLICY DEBATE Rasmus ANDRESEN, MEP Tom BERENDSEN, MEP Vera TAX, MEP Prof. Kurt BODEWIG, European Coordinator, TEN-T Motorways of the Sea Gerardo LANDALUCE, Chairman Port Authority of Algeciras Daan SCHALCK, CEO North Sea Port
12:50 CLOSING OF THE ESPO CONFERENCE 2023 Zeno D’AGOSTINO, Chair, ESPO
13:00 ANNOUNCEMENT ESPO CONFERENCE 2024 Jean-Pierre CHALUS, President, Union des Ports de France
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