Mercator Media are delighted to announce that in 2020 the annual Coastlink Conference will move venue to the Port of Antwerp - Europe’s second largest seaport.

In partnership with the Port of Antwerp, the Conference will be held on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May 2020 in the Auditorium at The Port House – an award winning and dynamic venue, reflecting the innovative nature and sustainable values set out by the port.

The theme for the 2020 event will focus on Building Connectivity between Short Sea Shipping & Intermodal Networks - taking the next step forward from the 2019 event which looked at the future of short sea shipping.

Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea and feeder shipping, and, the intermodal transport networks that support the sector. The conference promotes debate on the challenges and opportunities affecting the industry, whilst enabling conference delegates and participants to establish and build on relationships through the networking opportunities on offer.

It is a place for industry professionals to meet and discuss future innovation, economic and environmental considerations – and develop partnerships that will help build a sustainable future.

Coastlink will deliver 1.5 days of Conference Sessions which include informative presentations and panel discussions designed to encourage open discussion and audience participation. There will be a number of networking opportunities on offer throughout the event which are included in the delegate package – the highlight of which will be the Conference dinner on the evening of 13th May. The afternoon of Day 2 will incorporate a technical visit at the Port of Antwerp giving delegates the opportunity to see the working dynamics of this truly international port.

A 15% Early Bird discount is available on the delegate package. To book your place & enjoy the benefits of this discount, visit our Website and enter code early at the checkout to redeem the discount. Alternatively, please call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email