You will find below the presentations given at the ESPO Conference 2017, which took place in Barcelona on 1-2 June. Click on the name of the speaker to see his presentation. 

Day One: Thursday, 1 June 2017

Opening Session

Welcome by
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chairman, ESPO
Santiago Garcia-Mila, President, Port of Barcelona

Matthew BALDWIN, Deputy Director General of DG MOVE, European Commission
José Llorca, President, Puertos del Estado
Josep RULL, Catalan Minister of Transport

Outlook for Shipping and Ports
Alan MURPHY, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis. Container Market Outlook.
Tim POWER, Managing Director, Drewry. The Asian perspective: thermal coal and renewables in power generation.

Climate Outlook:
Alvaro RODRIGUEZ DE SANABRIA, The Climate Reality Project, Europe Branch, Regional Coordinator. "The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be", The Climate Reality.

11h00 Coffee Break

11h30 Keynote speech by Heidi HILTUNEN, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CLIMA, European Commission: EU and global policy on decarbonisation of ports and shipping  

11h45 Session 1: How to become a low-carbon port?

Moderator: Edvard MOLITOR, Chairman Sustainbable Development Committee, ESPO

Dario BOCCHETTI, Energy Manager, Grimaldi. The path to a decarbonising maritime transport
Sergio BARBARINO, Research Fellow of Procter & Gambl Research & Development organization and Chairman of ALICE, the EU Innovation Platform for Logistic. And what happens inside the container?
Clemens SCHNEIDER, M.A., Research Fellow Future Energy and Mobility Structures, Wuppertal Institute. Decarbonisation of ports and port industry: turning the challenge into an opportunity.
Tom WOOD, Associate, Sustainability & Climate Change, WSP. Comparing activities, greenhouse gas emissions and performance in ports and airports - why a carbon management certification scheme is the next step for ports?

Q & A

View of the ports
Dragomir MATIC, President of the Management Board, Port of Koper and President of NAPA
Roger SCHJERVA,  Head of the Board, Port of Oslo
Francesco Maria DI MAJO, President, Port of Rome

13h15 Lunch - PorTango dance demonstration - more information here

14h30 Keynote Speech by Chris TRELAWNY, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Maritime Security and Facilitation: Connecting ships, ports and people for sustainable development: an IMO perspective.

Additional information: text of Mr Trelawny's speech & FAL Flyer

14h45 Session 2: Consequences for climate change for ports. What is the port of the future at the age of a low-carbon or carbon neutral economy?

Moderator: Rosa Mari DARBRA, Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Prof. Robert NICHOLLS, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research: School of Civil Engineering & the Environment University of Southampton Highfield. Preparing ports for the storm / How can seaports prepare for sealevel rise?
Frank VERSCHRAEGEN, Project Manager Energy & Blue Growth, DEME. The blue cluster: smartly combining coastal defence and blue growth.
Ewald BREUNESSE, Manager Energy Transition, Shell, The Netherlands 
Tom SCHELTJENS, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank. Financing of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

Q & A

View of the ports
Christine CABAU, CEO, Port of Marseille
Gísli GISLASON, Port Director, Associated Icelandic Ports
Joachim COENS, Managing Director, Port of Zeebrugge

16h15 Coffee break

16h30 20th Anniversary EcoPorts

Chairman: David WHITEHEAD OBE

Dr. Chris WOOLDRIDGE, Science Coordinator EcoPorts. EcoPorts 20 years: building a worldwide network for sharing experience in a port environmental management. 
Sotiris RAPTIS, EcoPorts coordinator and Senior Advisor, ESPO. EcoPorts' contribution in facing the envrionmental challenges of tomorrow. 
Frans DE KRUIF, Lead Assessor, Project Specialist, Lloyd Register. Best practices in port environmental certification.

Panel discussion with PERS certified ports

Patrick KEATING, CEO, Shannon Foynes Ports Company
Carlos BOTANA LAGARON, Head Sustainability Department, Port of Vigo
Dr. Matthäus WUCZKOWSKI, Head of Sustainability Management, Niedersachsen Ports
Chryssanthi  KONTOGIORGI, Head of Environmental Protection Department, Port of Piraeus

17h30 End of the first conference day
20h00 Departure for Conference Dinner 

Day Two: Friday, 2June 2016
08h45 Welcome coffee
09h00 Keynote speech by Olaf MERK, Ports and shipping expert of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. Ports as strategic assets

09h15 Keynote address by Jonathan HOLSLAGAnticipating a fragmented world: how ports can respond to deglobalisation.

10h00 Roundtable 1: The business case for ports in a changing climate climate and a changing world

Moderator: Dirk STERCKX, Former journalist and former Member of the European Parliament

Merja KYLLÖNEN, Member of the European Parliament
Ramon TREMOSA, Member of the European Parliament
Clemence CHENG, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports and Managing Director, Europe
Jens MEIER, Managing Director, Hamburg Port Authority
Victor SCHOENMAKERS, Director Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam
Jacques VANDERMEIREN, CEO, Port of Antwerp
Jonathan HOLSLAG, Professor, Free University Brussels

11h00 Coffee break

11h15 Keynote address by Violeta BULC, EU Commissioner for Transport

11h30 Roundtable 2 - What is the role of a Port Authority Anno 2017

Moderator: Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO 

Violeta BULC, EU Commissioner for Transport
Knut FLECKENSTEIN, Member of the European Parliament
Santiago GARCIA-MILÀ, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Barcelona
Eamonn O'REILLY, CEO, Port of Dublin and ESPO Chairman
Daan SCHALCK, CEO, Port of Ghent
Paolo Emilio SIGNORINI, President, Ports of Genoa & Savona

12h50 Closing of the ESPO 2017 Conference
Eamonn O'Reilly, Chairman, ESPO

13h00 Victor Schoenmakers, Port of Rotterdam, Host of the ESPO Conference 2018 - official video announcing ESPO 2018 Conference.

13h15 Lunch

14h15 Port Visit

16h00 Arrival back to hotel 

Pictures of ESPO 2017 Conference