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19-20 February 2019

Agile. Fast. Smart.

Automating processes. Standardising information flow. Optimising the supply chain.

This event will bring together industry's movers and shakers, and key stakeholders from across the supply chain to discuss how to integrate smarter operations across port and terminal activity.

Shape the agenda

Interested to speak and share your expertise with the industry? Contact Sita Kalsi for more information on how you can get involved.

Key areas of focus

What is a smart port?

We delve into the core parameters defining the smart port including information flow, data sharing, supply chain optimisation, centralisation, automation, cyber security, avoiding waste, movement of people and plenty more.

Smoke and mirrors

In light of new digitalisation trends affecting the shipping market, what does this mean for technology integration across operations? How can ports and terminals take advantage of the new innovation wave and deliver added value?

Optimising supply chain relations

With multiple stakeholders wanting a piece of the port pie, hear the best strategies to enable a more transparent approach to information sharing and optimise processes across the transport chain.

To automate or not automate?

Automation has been on the steadfast rise as one of the keys to smarter operations. Hear about the processes and equipment being transformed using automation strategies and identify the automation threshold.

The Hinterland Trail

A smarter port means more efficient links to the inland transport trail. Understand how to increase visibility of resources to accommodate cargo movement between different links and how to drive better communication.

d for Data

Who owns it? Is it relevant? How mature is it? These and other questions around data sharing and best practices will be answered to help stakeholders become more transparent whilst maintaining their competitive edge. 

The macro environment

External forces come into play and we will deconstruct what this means for the supply chain. What will be the impact of Brexit on the Hinterland? What does the America First Policy mean for customs? How do you enable the movement of people in a safe and secure way?

Containers, people, tankers

Whatever the item, person or liquid is being transported, comes a set of direct challenges. Join us as we address timetabling, avoiding container waste, adhering to transport regulations and many other issues.

Safe. Secure. Risk free.

With greater transparency comes higher risk. We will specifically address the regulations, best strategies and new infrastructure practices to mitigate risk – both physical and cyber – that poses new threats in a more connected market.

Interested in raising your brand's profile?

We will provide you with a platform to connect with senior industry decision makers including international ports and terminal authorities, and operators.

Sponsoring is a smart and efficient way of generating new leads for your business and positioning yourself as an industry advisor. 

How can you get involved? 

Through a high-level speaking slot, by hosting a lunch or a drinks reception, or by showcasing your products and services in front of your target audience. We will work on the right strategy for you to ensure you get the most out of Smart Ports Summit 2019.

Are you a shipper or a shipowner? You can attend for free!

There is a limited number of free VIP shipper and shipowner tickets available for Smart Ports Summit. Terms and conditions apply.

Find out if you are eligible and claim your free place – contact Ellen Minshull at