With 15 port authorities and terminal operators on the programme and delegates from all over the world already signed up, book your place now to take advantage of the networking, knowledge sharing and discussion opportunities at the GreenPort Cruise Conference and GreenPort Congress.

With working groups on port expansion, nature protection, noise pollution and air emissions and plenary session on dealing with climate change, port infrastructure for alternative fuels and maritime transport and port reception facilities, the programme at the 2016 GreenPort Congress, hosted by Venice Port Authority and the Port of Venice, will feature case studies from terminal operators and port authorities from around the world.

Continuing with the format of previous events, delegates will be encouraged to participate in discussion groups with peers during question and answer sessions and through a series of working groups.

Highlights from the programme include:

  • Linda van Waveren, Manager CSR, Port of Amsterdam and Dorita Hermes, Environment & Sustainability Manager, Port of Hamburg: Sustainability reporting for Ports, a contribution of the IAPH/PIANC working group 174
  • Inna Braverman, Co-Founder, Eco Wave Power: Blue Energy: Wave Energy Implementation in Ports
  • Anna Bobo Remijn, European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Maritime Safety Unit: Port Reception Facilities revision

Following the two day GreenPort Congress, on 14 October 2016, delegates will be given a full tour of the Port of Venice after which they will be free to explore the delights of Venice.

Taking place the day before the GreenPort Congress, the 4th GreenPort Cruise Conference will address the issues facing cruise port terminals today. Sessions include ‘Cruise port infrastructure, dealing with increasingly large ships’, 'Port projects: renewable energy, transports systems’, ‘Reducing emissions from cruising: update and feedback.

The full programme is available here.

Book now to join port professionals from across the world. Preferential rates are available for participants attending both the GreenPort Cruise Conference and GreenPort Congress and members of supporting associations qualify for special rates.

For more information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email congress@greenport.com.

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