ESPO Conference - 25 and 26 April: on se voit à Paris?

10 April 2024

The ESPO Conference is just around the corner, happening on April 25th and 26th in the heart of Paris. Hosted by the Union des Ports de France, this special 20th edition promises insightful discussions under the theme: "Net-zero, resilient and competitive ports: acting now to deliver tomorrow”. Still need to book your seat? Hurry up before it is too late!

In today's ever-changing world, there is a lot to discuss and even more to do. That's why we're bringing together leaders and stakeholders from European ports to share ideas, innovate, and work together for a better future.

Day one of the conference will kick off with expert insights into the geopolitical, economic, and energy perspectives shaping Europe's ports. This will be followed by discussions led by port academics on the future role of ports amidst global transitions, exploring innovative approaches to position ports as vital urban resources. Delegates will also have the opportunity to engage with port CEOs on pivotal industry developments.

In the afternoon, the focus will shift to implementation strategies, examining the progress made over the last five years and identifying key initiatives to support the sustainable growth of Europe's ports. From meeting hydrogen production targets to defining the role of ports in carbon capture and storage, experts will address critical challenges and share experiences to drive progress.

Day two will delve into the investment outlook for Europe's ports, exploring prevailing investment categories, financing mechanisms, and the role of policy in driving sustainable port projects. Participants will gain valuable insights from industry leaders, banking representatives, and policymakers on the future of port investments and infrastructure development.

Throughout the conference, attendees can expect a dynamic blend of thought-provoking presentations, practical sessions, and fruitful discussions between ports, stakeholders, and policymakers. In additional, don't miss the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with fellow industry professionals.

In addition to the engaging sessions, we invite you to enjoy the cultural delights of Paris. Join us for a special conference dinner at an out-of-the-box venue, the Musée des Arts Forains and a relaxing Olympic boat tour along the Seine River, offered by HAROPA PORT.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to attend the ESPO Conference 2024!  Read more about the program and register here.

We can't wait to welcome you to Paris for an unforgettable conference experience!

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