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19 - 20 February 2020
Hilton Canary Wharf,

Smart Ports Summit

Digitalise your port and drive more revenue. Tangible results on the use of blockchain, automation, datasharing and 5G.

Two day event bringing together the movers, shakers and stakeholders across the supply chain to discuss how to integrate smarter operations across port and terminal activity.

2020 Agenda

Our programme has been released. Read on to find out the best ways to optimise your port and improve your bottom line.

Key areas of focus

Automation. Digitalisation. Supply chain optimisation.

Maintaining a competitive advantage in a fast-pace digital environment remains one of the biggest challenges facing ports and terminal operators today. Which trends are set to shape the future? 

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.

Digitisation and integration

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.

Grow your business in 2020 with Smart Ports Summit

Expand your network. Connect with top industry players, international port authorities and terminal operators.

We bring your target market to you. The summit can assist you in developing new business relationships, educating the market on your solutions and raising your brand in a high potential growth market.

Shippers and shipowners can attend for free!

For more information on securing your pass for 2020 please contact Ellen Minshull:

E.: | T.: +44 (0) 20 7017 7257

Career development opportunities

Smart Ports Summit is now a CPD certified event. Attendees of the conference will be able to claim up to 24 CPD points for their activity.

Attended Smart Ports Summit 2019? Find out how to claim your CPD certificate – email Stephanie at

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