The annual Baltic Ports Conference returns on 6-8 September 2017, in Trelleborg, Sweden, for an exciting two day event. This year’s edition, hosted by the Port of Trelleborg, will be dedicated to shaping the port industry of tomorrow. What will the future ports look like? How will they have to change and evolve in order to remain competitive?
The ever-changing landscape of the port industry requires the ports to constantly adapt and evolve. New regulations, technological innovations and market dynamics call for a high degree of preparation and planning. Ports of today need to think one step ahead if they don’t want to miss the chance to become ports of the future. BPC 2017 identifies the key issues, crucial for the development of ports not only in Europe, but worldwide.
DAY 1: Ports of the future – topic highlights
•next-generation port industry
•market dynamics and future demand
•capacity, efficiency, intermodality
•relocation of port activities
•ports & cities – facing the future together
The Baltic region has been long recognized as a leader when it comes to the implementation of and compliance with a broad variety of environmental regulations. Baltic ports and shipowners had great success in working together towards a common goal – a clean Baltic Sea. Resulting in great experience and design of best practices, the Baltic Sea can be considered a model region for green ports and maritime transport. While there are more challenges on the horizon, it is now time to share this vast knowledge with the rest of the world.
DAY 2: Baltic – a green ports region – topic highlights
•industry forecast: business meets climate change
•sharing the Baltic experience with the world
•regulations, achievements, opportunities
•balancing business, environment and society
•seeking synergies with industry partners
•Baltic – a green technology testing ground