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Europe’s Ports Conference Regatta (25-28 May) At the Crossroads of Transitions

19th April 2021
Europe’s ports at the crossroads of transitions. This is the theme of the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021. From recovery, greening, TEN-T, the changing role of ports, hydrogen to zero pollution ports: there is so much to talk about. Join us 25-28 May! Europe’s ports at the crossroads of transitions. This is the theme of the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021. From recovery, greening, TEN-T, the changing role of ports, hydrogen to zero pollution ports: there is so much to talk about. Join us 25-28 May! Credit: ESPO secretariet-twitter

Next month the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Conference (25-26 May) will be sailing towards you from the south to the north of Europe.

The ESPO Conference Regatta 2021 will be starting in the Port of Valencia on 25 May, from there it will sail off to North Sea Port on 26 May and finish in the Port of Oslo on 28 May, our last port of call.

The theme of the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021 is “Europe’s ports at the crossroads of transitions”. Together with the port industry, businesses, academics and, last but not least, EU policy makers, we will be discussing the future of Europe’s ports as driving forces of a strong and resilient European economy and society.

You can now register for this unique event. Given the restrictions resulting from the pandemic, the Conference Regatta 2021 is planned as an online event. It will be an insightful and interesting event that will go beyond a traditional webinar. If the situation improves enough to allow it, the three hosting ports will do their utmost to set up a limited in-person attendance and/or in-person networking event.

Register here and Stay tuned!

You can choose to register for the whole conference or just a part of it. Please note that we have exceptionally interesting rates and we encourage you to benefit from the “family” rate, which gives you a special discount when five or more people from your company or organisation are joining the ESPO event.

This 17th edition of the ESPO Conference will not only be unique in format, but also in content. The world is going through a severe health and economic crisis never seen before. At the same time, the green and digital transitions mean a major transformation of our economy and society. This is probably the perfect storm for Europe’s ports and port industry. Being at the crossroads of transitions, Europe’s ports can play a crucial role in preparing Europe’s economy and society for a strong and resilient future. At the Conference Regatta, we will be touching on all of these game changers and are aiming to offer a unique platform for exchange of views and solutions. We cannot offer you a fully-fledged ESPO Conference, but I promise you, this will be more than a webinar”, says Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General.

The programme of the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021 already features a series of high-level and off-the-beaten-track confirmed speakers. And more is yet to come!

The programme and all practical information are available on the conference website. Together with its three fantastic host ports, ESPO will take you on trip through Europe without you leaving your seat. 

Book now  and be part of this unique ESPO Conference edition!

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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