GreenPort Congress Oceania Conference Programme

Please see below the programme for GreenPort Congress Oceania 2023, hosted by the Port of Newcastle

Places at GreenPort Congress Oceania include two day conference attendance, a place at the welcome reception, a place at the conference dinner, lunch and refreshments throughout, full documentation in electronic format and a place on the Port Tour.

For further information about GreenPort Congress Oceania email or call the Events team on +44 1329 825335.

Day One - Wednesday 15 February 2023

08:00Coffee & Registration  


Opening by Chairman/Moderator


Welcome Address by Craig Carmody, CEO, Port of Newcastle


Gold Sponsor Welcome Address - Ramboll


Keynote Panel: Options for ports to combat climate change



The risks to Ports, Shipping & the Logistics from climate change are increasing.

This panel will discuss options available to combat these risks hearing from ports, shippers, and companies across the maritime industry. Confirmed panellists include Craig Carmody, CEO, Port of Newcastle; My Therese Blank, Head of Oceania Export Market, Regional Ocean Management, A.P. Moller, Maersk, Rodney Begley, Acting CEO, PNG Ports (Papua New Guinea), Eranda Kotelawala, CEO, Solomon Islands Ports Authority and Michael Blake, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zilch Forwarding


Coffee & Networking


Session 1: Renewable Energy - Journey to Net Zero

Moderator: Christa Sams, Senior Manager, Environment, Port Authority of New South Wales


Pilbara Ports Authority: Our Approach to Climate Change

Matthew Bowdler, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Pilbara Ports Authority

Climate change presents our business with opportunities to work with our stakeholders on mitigation and adaptation initiatives. An example of this is creating incentives for tenants to incorporate sustainability requirements such as emissions reduction. We are also working with our proponents to understand new energy opportunities such as clean ammonia and hydrogen.


Sustainability in Focus: Energising Australia’s Deepwater Global Gateway

Simon Byrnes, CCO, Port of Newcastle

This presentation will be discussing establishing a dedicated precinct for all forms of energy and associated technologies, the multiplier effect it will have at the Port of Newcastle as a global gateway as well as a catalyst for employment, growth and diversification.


Incentivising cleaner shipping in Ports through the Environmental Port Index and other levers

Jonathan Abrahams, Head of Maritime Advisory, Advisory Australia Maritime, DNV Australia Pty Limited

The presentation will provide a background to the Environmental Port Index (EPI) Portal project as well as share some of the results that include a demonstration of the reporting dashboard/portal that collates, assures and reports data received from vessels.


Question & Answer Session


Lunch & Networking

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