Top Port Conferences of Late 2019

A comprehensive list of the world's top port conferences in the second half of 2019.
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May 15, 2019

Building the City Port of 2030

Link:

http://www.aivp.org/riga/en/

Dates:

June 6-8 2019

Location:

Riga, Latvia

Description of the Conference:

The Building the City Port of 2030 is hosted by the worldwide network of port cities. It will cover topics such as UN Agenda 2030, and ways that ports can embrace sustainable development goals. It will attract 150 delegates from 25 countries, and feature many presentations.

4th Annual Ports and Terminals Insurance Seminar

Link:

https://maritime.knect365.com/ports-terminals-insurance-seminar

Dates:

June 11-12 2019

Location:

London, UK

Description of the Conference:

Lloyd’s is the world’s foremost maritime law and insurance agency. Its 4th Annual Ports and Terminals Insurance Seminar is a 2 day long seminar that will cover ways to understand the insurance market, managing cyber security risk, and how to handle ships in distress.

Sino-European Freight Forwarders Conference 2019

Link:

http://www.sinoconference.com/sinoeuropean2019/info/about.php

Dates:

June 11-14 2019

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

Description of the Conference:

China International Freight Forwarders Association is organizing a conference to highlight the Sino-European freight forwarding market. The conference will attract 350 delegates from 80+ countries.


European Environmental Ports Conference 2019

Link:

https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/environmental-ports-conference/

Dates:

June 12-13 2019

Location:

Antwerp, Belgium

Description of the Conference:

The European Environmental Ports Conference bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers, to tackle the most pressing environmental topics of the maritime industry.


Southampton Coastlink Conference 2019

Link:

https://www.coastlink.co.uk

Dates:

June 12-13 2019

Location:

Southampton, UK

Description of the Conference:

The Southampton Coastlink conference attracts a wide variety of professionals from the maritime industry, and 40% of attendees are in the Port industry. Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea and feeder container shipping.


Port Privatization Forum 2019

Link:

https://www.portfinanceinternational.com/port-privatization-forum-rio

Dates:

June 13 2019

Location:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Description of the Conference:

As Brazil privatizes ever more industries, huge opportunities to invest in private ports in the world’s most dynamic country are opening up. This conference presents opportunities for port investors. It is organized by Port Finance international.


East Med Maritime Conference

Link:

https://www.emmc.me/

Dates:

June 19-20 2019

Location:

Beirut, Lebanon

Description of the Conference:

East Mediterranean is one of the busiest commercial shipping hubs around the world. The East Med Maritime Conference EMMC, is the perfect platform that will discuss the latest  developments in the shipping, maritime, and offshore industries, and provide a premie interdisciplinary forum to the maritime training professionals and community to present the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, present/future challenges and recommended solutions.



Protecting Sea Routes and Enhancing Africa’s Maritime Security

Link:

https://www.defenceiq.com/events-coastalsurveillanceafrica

Dates:

June 25-26 201

Location:

Lagos, Nigeria

Description of the Conference:

Protecting Sea Routes and Enhancing Africa’s Maritime Security covers the unique challenges facing the African shipping industry. The defense conference is co-sponsored by NATO and Defence IQ.

3rd Africa Ports Expansion

Link:

https://www.iqpc.com/events-africaportsexpansion

Dates:

June 25-27 2019

Location:

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Description of the Conference:

The 3rd Edition of the African Ports Expansion Summit will congregate major stakeholders in the maritime industry including government authorities, port authorities, contractors, technology providers, suppliers of port equipment, consultants, along with transportation authorities and more as they discuss their biggest challenges and debate best-practice methodologies.


GTDW China Trade Development Week

Link:

https://www.kwglobaltrade.com/gtdwchina

Dates:

June 25-27 2019

Location:

Shanghai, China

Description of the Conference:

Presented in English & Mandarin the event is a trade conference located in Shanghai China. It will focus on B2B public-private capacity building & networking. The conference will conclude with a tour of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.


Vietnam Port Conference

Link:

https://www.vietnamportconference.org/

Dates:

June 26-27 2019

Location:

Saigon, Vietnam

Description of the Conference:

The Vietnam Port Conference is Vietnam’s foremost port conference. It is organized by the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee. Its goal is to strengthen connections  among governments, port authorities, port operators, shipping lines, equipment manufacturers, solution providers, investors, consultants and business associations to strengthen Vietnam’s port sector.


6th Southeast Asia Port Expansion Summit

Link:

http://sea.portexpansionsummit.com/?page_id=7

Dates:

July 10-11 2019

Location:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Description of the Conference:

The Southeast Asian port industry is maximizing its strategic competitive position in seaports. The region has set more than $47 billion of investments in port development, expansion projects and planning strategies to address the growing demand and achieve higher competitiveness through a stronger flow of investments into the transport and logistics segments.

West African Ports and Rail Evolution

Link:

https://www.transportevolutionwest.com/

Dates:

July 22-23 2019

Location:

Lagos, Nigeria

Description of the Conference:

The conference seeks to “Define the future of West Africa’s transport industry.” This is the only event in West Africa dedicated to ports and rail that brings together the entire value chain of suppliers and buyers to discuss multi-modal requirements and infrastructure solutions to propel the industry forward.

Colombo International Logistics Conference 2019

Link:

https://www.cimc.lk/

Dates:

August 1-2 2019

Location:

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Description of the Conference:

Colombo International Logistics Conference with the support of the government of Sri Lanka, will be held on 1st & 2nd August 2019, to showcase an investment destination beyond 2020. The conference will be combined with port visits, free zone visits, optional tours as the country has been designated as the “top travel destination for 2019” by Lonely Planet. This conference is all the more interesting, as China is building one of its largest ports in Colombo as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.

7th Annual Maritime Security West

Link:

https://marsecwest.com/

Dates:

August 5-7 2019

Location:

Los Angeles, USA

Description of the Conference:

Maritime Security West is a security conference that will discuss drug and migration interdiction, port security, coastal surveillance, critical infrastructure, cyber security, and maritime border security. This conference is organized by the US government’s National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office and National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy.

Smart Maritime Network Tokyo Conference

Link:

https://smartmaritimenetwork.com/japan-conference/

Dates:

August 28 2019

Location:

Tokyo, Japan

Description of the Conference:

The Smart Maritime Network (SMN) Conference in Tokyo will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.

Baltic Ports Conference

Link:

http://www.balticportsconference.com/

Dates:

September 4-6 201

Location:

Stockholm, Sweden

Description of the Conference:

The Baltic Ports Conference is the foremost ports conference in the Baltic region. This year’s event will offer the participants an in-depth view into the current trends driving the global economy and its impact on the port market and help answer the question behind the main factors defining a smart port. It will also take a closer look at cooperation opportunities between the ports and ship operators, which can lead to further development of the tourism sector.

Coastal Cities 2019

Link:

https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2019/coastal-cities-201

Dates:

September 11-13 2019

Location:

Rome, Italy

Description of the Conference:

The 3rd International Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future is a conference for policy makers, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss sustainability issues facing coastal cities.


Ports 19 - PORTS Conference Series

Link:

https://www.portsconference.org/

Dates:

September 15-18 2019

Location:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description of the Conference:

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals who share similar challenges and concerns. The COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee invites you to become part of the PORTS conference tradition of advancing the art and science of port engineering and improving our maritime world.

NEVA 2019

Link:

https://transtec-neva.com/

Dates:

September 17-20 2019

Location:

St. Petersburg, Russia

Description of the Conference:

NEVA is Russia’s foremost maritime conference. The NEVA Exhibition and Conference Programme theme covers the broadest spectrum of commercial maritime topics found within the Russian event calendar.


Bangladesh International Maritime Conference

Link:

http://marine-bangladesh.com/conference.html

Dates:

September 19-21 2019

Location:

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Description of the Conference:

The Bangladesh International Maritime Conference is the primary port and shipping conference in Bangladesh. Conference speakers will talk about innovations in the shipbuilding and maritime industry, global economic trends, and the shipping Industry in Bangladesh.

11th Global Freight Forwarders Conference

Link:

http://www.f-f-china.com/En/Home/Index?SId=23

Dates:

September 25-27 2019

Location:

Guangzhou, China

Description of the Conference:

The 11th Global Freight Forwarders Conference will attract thousands of freight forwarders from around the world. The conference will see more than 2000 delegates from more than 1000 companies.



SEADEVCON 2019

Link:

https://seadevcon.com/

Dates:

September 27-28 2019

Location:

Hamburg, Germany

Description of the Conference:

The purpose of SEADEVCON is to attract technologists from around the world to create technologies to reduce ocean pollution. SEADEVCON gathers maritime entrepreneurs, ship owners, ship & port operators, software and hardware developers, geeks, shipping & climate experts, human right & environmental activists, NGOs & lateral thinkers to work together on ideas & sustainable solutions for emission reduction, anti-corruption and human rights in shipping, maritime and global trade. UN sustainable development goals will be a major topic.

INMEX SMM India

Link:

https://www.inmex-smm-india.com/en/home.html

Dates:

October 3-5 2019

Location:

Mumbai, India

Description of the Conference:

INMEX SMM India is South East Asia’s largest maritime conference. The conference is committed to creating a platform for global manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their state-of-the-art products to key buyers from South Asia to improve and upgrade India’s Maritime Industries.

Breakbulk Americas

Link:

https://www.americas.breakbulk.com/Hom

Dates:

October 8-10 2019

Location:

Houston, Texas

Description of the Conference:

Breakbulk Americas has grown to be the region's largest and most influential event across Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean for all those involved in the project cargo and breakbulk community. The conference will attract the region's leading EPCs, oil & gas and petrochemicals project owners, top industrial manufacturers, mining companies and metals producers who are moving cargoes throughout the Americas and around the world.


Pacific Expo

Link:

https://www.pacificexpo.com.au/IMC2019/

Dates:

October 8-10 2019

Location:

Sydney, Australia

Description of the Conference:

The conference organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and Engineers Australia will allow delegates to be involved in discussions concerning the latest developments in marine engineering and maritime technology; both in the areas of defence and commercial shipping.


The Freight Summit

Link:

https://thefreightsummit.com/

Dates:

October 8-11 2019

Location:

Macau, Chin

Description of the Conference:

The Freight Summit is one  of the world’s largest annual freight conferences. It will attract more than 400 delegates from 50 countries. The Freight Summit prides itself on open debate and many activities designed to help participants meet business partners.


AAPA 2019

Link:

https://federalconference.swoogo.com/aapavirginia2019/

Dates:

October 13-16 2019

Location:

Norfolk, USA

Description of the Conference:

This conference is the Port of Virginia’s 108th American Association of Port Authorities conference. The AAPA is the largest and  most respected port event in North America.


8th Annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum

Link:

https://www.transportevolution.com/

Dates:

October 15-16 2019

Location:

Durban, South Africa

Description of the Conference:

Africa’s largest transport event, African Ports and Rail Evolution, welcomes dozens of African ports and rail authorities and thousands of qualified maritime, transport and logistics professionals to optimise hinterland and maritime connectivity, improve efficiency of rail networks and define the future of maritime and overland shipping across the continent. Efficient and effective transport systems and modern ports and railways are key to unlocking new trade opportunities and export markets.


GreenPort Congress

Link:

https://www.greenport.com/congress/greenport-cruise/conference-programme

Dates:

October 16-18 2019

Location:

Oslo, Norway

Description of the Conference:

The GreenPort Congress is a conference focused on environmentally friendly port technologies. The GreenPort Congress brings together the whole port community and is a platform for the exchange of information on the latest in sustainable environmental practice. The event helps maritime ports and terminals to reduce their carbon footprints whilst becoming more sensitive to environmental considerations, which is vital to their future success.


World Maritime Conference 2019

Link:

http://www.wcmaritime.org/welcomemessage.asp

Dates:

October 20-22 2019

Location:

Shanghai, China

Description of the Conference:

The World Maritime Conference will attract more than 500 participants and feature 150 oral presentations focusing on the topics including Shipping, Ports, Maritime Law, Ship Engineering, Maritime Security, Maritime Education, International Maritime Management, and Shipping Fuel.


TOC Americas

Link:

https://www.tocevents-americas.com/en/About/about-toc-americas.htm

Dates:

October 29-31 2019

Location:

Carthagena, Colombia

Description of the Conference:

TOC Americas is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network. TOC has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers. The TOC of today has evolved into a complete container supply chain event, delivering both technical content and also offering a platform to the stakeholders higher up in the cargo chain.


World Congress of the Oceans

Link:

http://www.bitcongress.com/WCo2019/home.asp

Dates:

November 2-4 2019

Location:

Xiamen, China

Description of the Conference:

The Annual International Congress of Ocean offers Ocean professionals a platform to discuss key issues such as the environment, ports, investment attraction, trade, the global economy, and technology. Previous conferences have attracted hundreds of participants from more than 60 countries.

Intermodal Europe 2019

Link:

https://www.intermodal-events.com/en/conference.html

Dates:

November 5-7 2019

Location:

Hamburg, Germany

Description of the Conference:

The Intermodal Europe Conference provides a platform for shipping managers to discuss issues such as China’s Belt and Road, Inland Navigation, Women in Logistics, Smart Shipping, and Global Markets.



Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference

Link:

http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/almc2019/en/main/index.html

Dates:

November 19-20 2019

Location:

Hong Kong

Description of the Conference:

The Asia-Pacific region is growing rapidly despite uncertainty related to the trade conflict between Mainland China and the United States. Hong Kong continues to be a key trading and logistics hub linking the mainland, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and global markets. The Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference will gather key professionals and offers many business opportunities.


CILT India Expo 2019

Link:

https://www.ciltindiaexpo.com

Dates:

November 21-22 2019

Location:

New Delhi, India

Description of the Conference:

The logistics industry in India, which is currently worth $160 billion, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5 per cent to reach about $215 billion by 2020. CILT India is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, policy makers, and others to meet to do business in the region.


Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance 2019

Link:

https://www.defenceiq.com/events-coastalsurveillancemda

Dates:

December 3-4 2019

Location:

Singapore


Description of the Conference:

While maritime security and coastal surveillance priorities may differ between the nations, regional priorities remain largely the same for Southeast Asia. The 15th Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference will bring senior commanders and officers from Navies, Coast Guards, Air Forces, Marine Police, Government Agencies and technology players together to discuss how the APAC region can address these ever-evolving maritime security threats through increased cooperation and smart technology.