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Conference Day 2
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08:45 - 09:15 30 mins
Registration and coffee
09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Richard Ballantyne - Chief Executive, British Ports Association
09:30 - 10:15 45 mins
Main Agenda
The Smart Port I Defining what this is with the supply chain
  • Yoss Leclerc - Expert Advisor - Port Operations, Quebec Port Authority
  • Valentina Keys - Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Kris Kosmala - Smart Ports Digital Services Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

The shipping industry has transformed slowly to accommodate new digital processes but are quick to point out the gaps when working with the supply chain. In this opening session on Day 2, we reflect on the discussions from Day 1 and look specifically at what the smart port is to different people in the supply chain and the expectations from new integration, collaboration and automation of port and terminal processes. 

  • Determining the exact purpose and to what extent the industry wants to commit to in terms of digitalization, ‘smart’ integration and streamlined information flow between the supply chain
  • Does the business advantage for one group benefit another?
  • Will one platform fit all?
10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
Main Agenda
The Port of the Future: A Smart Port Story
  • Matthew Wittemeier - Marketing Manager, INFORM

Matthew Wittemeier will take attendees through a journey into the future, exploring maritime terminal operations in a very digital and technology driven world and presenting what a smart port may look like in 20 years’ time in 2038.

10:35 - 11:10 35 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:10 - 11:55 45 mins
Main Agenda
Joining the dots I Integration strategies for a smarter port
  • Panellist Johan Gahstrom - Senior Marine Manager, INTERTANKO
  • Sean McCarthy - Head of Market Intelligence, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Peter Holland - Managing Director, Arkevista
  • Jan Van Dooren - Senior Advisor to the Board, NxtPort

With calls for greater transparency and visibility in port operations, through the use of processes and access to an enhanced information flow, what are the integration strategies to join these together? In this session we look at various factors, functions and components used in port operations including IT infrastructure, communication systems & more. 

  • Identifying the lowest hanging fruit to ensure quick wins with fast integration
  • Examining synergies across the supply chain that could help improve port operations
  • Is centralization always key to full-proof integration?
11:55 - 12:20 25 mins
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Sea Traffic Management – the next breakthrough for VTS and port efficiency
  • Zakirul Bhuiyan - Senior Lecturer and Research & Innovation Coordinator, Solent University
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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Connectivity I Strategies to enhance the Vessel Traffic System
  • Daryl Williamson - Director, Lloyd’s List Intelligence

In light of new threats to security, the focus on the existing processes and systems that mitigate risk have become the priority, especially given the development in technology that is enabling greater transparency. In this session, we look at how the VTS is contributing to the control and command centre to drive port efficiency.

12:40 - 14:00 80 mins
Main Agenda
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
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The Security Vision I Protecting against threats in the shipping industry
  • David Nordell - SVP – Strategy, Policy & Law, Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science
  • Chronis Kapalidis - Academy Fellow - International Security Department, Chatham House
  • Mark Sutcliffe - Director, CSO Alliance

The shipping industry is more susceptible to cyber and security threats and as such, when ports and terminals become more accessible, there has to be a reassessment of how these entities are protecting themselves against these threats. This session looks at how these smarter hubs are catering to the security vision and strategy being set out to protect against the challenges and obstacles.

  • What is the security vision? Does this align with the security design of facilities & infrastructure?
  • Assessing the human element for security processes and protocol
  • The role of guideline development to combat security and cyber threats
14:45 - 15:20 35 mins
Main Agenda
Governance I Standardizing port activity with key stakeholders
  • Nick Chubb - Founder & Managing Director, Antares Insight
  • Feja Lesniewska - Research Fellow, Digital Policy Lab/ PETRAS, University College London

In light of key developments in the shipping market, this panel looks specifically at the issues that revolve around regulations and governance of port activity and how this might impact ‘smarter’ port activity. This will be examined in conjunction with the business model of a port and the effect that this might have in the way that governance activity is conducted.

  • Gaining the line of information for customs
  • International vs national regulations on the movement of people across ports
  • Government backing vs commercial entities – how do the business priorities differ and what is the effect on standardizing activity
15:20 - 15:35 15 mins
Main Agenda
Chair's Closing Remarks and Summary
  • Richard Ballantyne - Chief Executive, British Ports Association
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Main Agenda
Afternoon coffee and networking break
16:05 - 16:10 5 mins
Main Agenda
Close of event