20 October 20

CIRCLE: Connecting EU Insights, the 4 day virtual event dedicated to the shipping industry and its transition towards the Green New Deal, is off to start

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CIRCLE: on October, 26th Connecting EU Insights, the 4-day virtual event dedicated to the shipping industry and its transition towards the Green New Deal, is off to start.
Digitalisation, Evolutive Customs Corridors, integration of the Supply Chain, Smart Terminals, A.I., but also Arctic Route, Hydrogen e Wind Propulsion are among the main issues of the digital event organized by Connecting EU,
Business Unit of CIRCLE Group, scheduled to take place from 26-29 October. Keynote speakers will be Professor Carlo Secchi, Atlantic Corridor Coordinator, and Kurt Bodewig, Motorways of the Sea Coordinator, with two dedicated interviews respectively on 27th and 28th October. Lastly, on 29th October two conferences will present the evolution of European projects Vamp Up and E-Bridge – with the presence of Paolo Emilio Signorini, President of Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority and Pawel Wojciechowski, Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor – and the Network of Excellence, which brings together the most innovative ports and case histories in Europe.

 

Genoa, October 20th , 2020

CIRCLE Group, specialized in the analysis and development of automation and digitalization solutions for the port and intermodal logistics sectors headed by Circle S.p.A. – parent company listed on the AIM Italia market organized and managed by  Borsa Italiana – communicates the start of Connecting EU Insights, the 4 day virtual event dedicated to the shipping industry and its transition towards the Green New Deal and related challenges.
Fully digital and in English language, the event has been conceived and organized by Connecting EU, the Business Unit of CIRCLE Group which supports Public Entities and Companies by identifying their positioning at European level (EU Branding) and funding opportunities (Project Anticipation).
Connecting EU Insights is off to start on Monday, October 26th and will take place until Thursday 29th October with a rich program of digital conferences and interviews entirely available for free. Many are the leading companies and organisations involved: Central Adriatic Sea Port Authority System, Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority System, Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority System, Center-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority System, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, Assiterminal, European Commission, Fincantieri, Fundacion Valenciaport, Grimaldi Group, Hyperion, IMDO, INEA, International Windship Association, Laghezza, LCA Law Firm, Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transports, Port of Barcelona, Porto do Ystad, Propeller Club of Antwerp, Regione Liguria, RINA, Smart Green Shipping Alliance, Snam, SRM – Centro Studi Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo, Bocconi University and University of Turku. Digitalisation, Evolutive Customs Corridors, integration of the Supply Chain, Smart Terminals, A.I., but also Arctic Route (this last will be the subject of a specific event with the scientific partnership of SRM – Centro Studi Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo), Hydrogen e Wind Propulsion are among the main issues of the digital event organized by Connecting EU, Business Unit of CIRCLE Group, and scheduled to take place from 26-29 October.
Keynote speakers will be Professor Carlo Secchi, Atlantic Corridor Coordinator, and Kurt Bodewig, Motorways of the Sea Coordinator, with two dedicated interviews respectively on 27th and 28th October.  “Futuro e portualità: be smart, go digital” will be then the title of an event sponsored by LCA Law Firm and scheduled for Tuesday 27th October. Lastly, on 29th October two conferences will present the evolution of European projects Vamp Up and E-Bridge, with the presence of Paolo Emilio Signorini, President of Western Ligurian Sea System Port Authority and Pawel Wojciechowski, Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, and the Network of Excellence, which brings together the most innovative ports and case histories in Europe.
The Chairman of Connecting EU Insights will be Alexio Picco, EU Funding Expert and Managing Director at CIRCLE Group.

 

All events, in chronological order:

Evolutive Customs Corridors: AI and digitalisation for sustainability, port efficiency and cargo security
26 Oct | 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Astrid Schlewing, Digital Transport and Logistics Forum – DG MOVE
▪ Frank Janssens, Consultant on Trade Facilitation, Customs Digitalisation and Single
Window establishment
▪ Matteo Paroli, Managing Director – Central Adriatic Ports Authority
▪ Danilo Bottone, Head of Organisation, Research and Digital Transition Office –
Organisation and Digital Transition Directorate, Italian Customs and Monopolies
Agency
▪ Andrea Lagomarsini, CTO, Senior Software Architect and Developer – Hyperion

Is Hydrogen the new LNG?
26 Oct | 05:00 p.m. – 06:30 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Cosma Panzacchi, EVP BU Hydrogen – Snam
▪ Stefano Socci, Executive Vice President Transport & Infrastructure Consulting &
Design – RINA
▪ Josep Sanz-Argent, R&D – Energy Transition – Fundación Valenciaport
▪ Massimo Debenedetti, Vice President Research & Innovation – Fincantieri S.p.A.

Arctic Route: challenges and opportunities
27 Oct | 08:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Scientific Partner SRM – Centro Studi Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
Panelists:
▪ Mark Scheerlinck, President – Propeller Club – Port of Antwerp
▪ Alessandro Panaro, Head of maritime & mediterranean economy dept. – SRM – Centro Studi Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
▪ Tomi Solakivi, Asst. Professor (Tenure Track), Maritime Business & Policy Operations & Supply Chain Management -Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku
▪ Markku Mylly, CEO – MyNavix

Infrastructural enhancement and increase of land and port capacity to connect
Mediterranean ports
27 Oct | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Francesco Maria di Majo, President of the Center-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority System
▪ Carles Rúa Costa, Responsible for strategic projects and innovation at Port of Barcelona
▪ Kyprianou Paul, External Relations Manager at Grimaldi Group
▪ Elena Jenaro, Project Manager at INEA

Futuro e portualità: be smart, go digital Sponsorship LCA Studio Legale
27 Oct
Panelists:
▪ Davide Magnolia, Partner LCA Studio Legale
▪ Gianluca De Cristofaro, Partner LCA Studio Legale
▪ Alessandro Laghezza, CEO Laghezza
▪ Federica Montaresi, Head of Special Projects, Innovation and Institutional Relations Port Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea*
▪ Alessandro Ferrari, Direttore Assiterminal

Interview with the Coordinator: Carlo Secchi, Atlantic Corridor Coordinator
27 Oct | 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Interview with the Coordinator: Kurt Bodewig, Motorways of the Sea Coordinator
28 Oct | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wind Propulsion: the next big thing
28 Oct | 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Gavin Allwright, Secretary International Windship Association (IWSA)
▪ Diane Gilpin, Founder & CEO of Smart Green Shipping Alliance

Intermodality, Digitisation & Green Tech: the EU pathway of the Ports of Genoa.
Vamp Up & E-Bridge EU Projects
29 Oct | 09:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Paolo Emilio Signorini, President – Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea
▪ Paweł Wojciechowski, Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor
▪ Representative from MIT*
▪ Julian Espina, Project Manager – INEA
▪ Oliviero Baccelli, Academic Fellow of Università Bocconi – PTSCLAS
▪ Alberto Pozzobon, Marketing Manager – Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea
▪ Luca Abatello, CEO – Circle Group
▪ Francesca Moglia, EU Policy Office – Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea
▪ Jacopo Riccardi, European Project Manager – Regione Liguria

Docks the Future presents the Network of Excellence
29 Oct | 04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Panelists:
▪ Paul Brewster, Adviser – European Policy, Irish Maritime Development Office
▪ Agneta Nilsson, Senior Manager EU Coordinator – Port of Ystad

* to be confirmed

Agenda and registration here

 

CIRCLE S.P.A.
Established in Genoa in June 2012, Circle S.p.A. is the company heading the homonymous group, specialized in the analysis and development of automation and digitalization solutions for the port and intermodal logistics sectors. The acquisition, at the end of 2017, of 51% of Info.era guaranteed the strengthening of the related Milos® and Sinfomar® software products, focused on the intermodal logistics sector, inland terminals and port terminals, ports (Port Community System of the Port of Trieste, in the example), as well as to MTOs and maritime agencies. During 2019 Circle is further strengthening the solutions portfolio, in the IOT, Optimization, Digital Twin, Big Data, Process Automation sectors and, in July 2019, Circle has acquired 100% of Progetto Adele, a software house specialized in the development of vertical software systems on the Supply Chain with the two Master SPED and Master TRADE solutions, respectively dedicated to shipping and logistics, and commerce and industry. Furthermore, through the Connecting EU Business Unit, Circle supports Public Entities and Companies by identifying their positioning at European level (EU Branding) and funding opportunities (Project Anticipation). From October 26th, 2018 Circle is listed on the AIM Italia market of Borsa Italiana (alphanumeric code: CIRC; ISIN code for ordinary shares: IT. 0005344996). Circle is an Inno- vative SME.

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