The 2016 programme has now been released and, following the COP21 meeting held in Paris last year, tackling global climate change has never been more important to ports across the world. The 2016 GreenPort Congress will address this with a session dedicated to the topic – book your place now.

In a session moderated by Olaf Merck, OECD, participants at this year’s Congress will be given an introduction to the outcome of the Paris Agreement together with practical presentations on combating climate change with the following presentations:

Jan Brooke, Environmental Consultant and UK representative on PIANC’s Permanent Task Group on Climate Change: Introduction to the outcome of the Paris Agreement, December 2015

Charles Haine, Director, Responsible Finance. Lead advisor Sustainability, Climate Change & HIA, Royal HaskoningDHV: The unseen impact of construction in port development. Findings ways of mitigating GHG emissions and planning for climate change adaptation

Petra Konig, Environmental Manager, Copenhagen Malmo Port, Ellen Corke, Malmo Port: Industrial symbiosis at the Port of Malmo

Victor Schoenmakers, Director Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam: Mitigation, adaptation and decarbonisation at the Port of Rotterdam

Dr. Stefano Biondi, Engineer Francesca Sambo, Engineer, StormWater Italia & Marta Citron, Engineer, Nicola Torricelli, Engineer, Venice Port Authority: Chronic and acute effects caused by runoff of stormwater contaminated by sediments

Can you afford not to be there?

The full programme has now been released and the early bird rate is currently available – book now to save 20%. Preferential rates are available for participants attending both the GreenPort Cruise and GreenPort Congress. For more information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email