AEGEA’s conference is emerging as the meeting-point for small and island ports who wish to identify best options for their sustainable development in an ever-changing world of technical opportunities, increasing expectations from stakeholders, and the driving forces of compliance and cost / risk reduction.
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Ports, Maritime Transport & Insularity
Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry
19 & 20 April 2018
Welcome to the official website of the “Ports, Maritime Transport & Insularity” International Conference. The conference is organized by the Aegean Energy & Environment Agency (AEGEA) and the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands DAFNI and will be held in Piraeus, Greece on 19 & 20 April 2018.
The overall objective is to highlight the vital role of ports and shipping in shaping a development strategy in the European and Mediterranean regions, exploiting the comparative advantages of the regions and improving the competitiveness of economic actors in the context of sustainable development. At the same time, the island's particular challenges regarding the design, management and operation of its port infrastructures in relation to sea connections (strengthening the connection between the islands and the mainland) will also be presented. This approach is part of the European Commission's 'smart islands' strategy, which is part of the strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the conference coincides with the call for proposals for the Ports of the Future of the EU (Horizon 2020).
INVITED SPEAKERS SAID
Science Coordinator EcoPorts, Senior Trainer EcoSLC, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, UK
ABBs Smart Ports Global Product Manager on Grids and Grid Integration, Italy
Shore-to-ship power and smart ports are highly related topics. Because ports and ships are connected, it is important to find a way to address the change that regulation brings into the market. A smart port requires a smart grid as well as other changes in its daily operations.
Business Development and funding Director, CIRCLE
Ports are key factor for the European economy for a global trade scenario and the internal market, both as commercial and passengers’ hubs. Ports are strictly linked to the regional development; the connection among their growth and a positive impact on society and environment is essential
Head of Industrial Facilities Unit, Port of Tenerife
The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife manages lighting on three islands from one location with CityTouch software. On the other hand, we are involved in the execution of projects for the connection of ships, inter‐island lines, to the electricity grid.
Professor in Governance of Sustainable Mobility at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
With the integration of the world market, economic growth and higher levels of income, transport has become a major economic activity. In this context an efficient transport system is a crucial precondition for port development and an asset in local, regional and international mobility.
Dipl. Volkswirt (MA) - Management Consultant
A multidimensional strategic approach for a sustainable and qualitative future development for cruise shipping in port areas is necessary. Cruise ports are the essential linking elements or passenger transport nodes which are mainly a “national” challenge. They have to be coordinated and further developed on a transnational basis.