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High profile speakers at Northern Europe´s largest port and port-cities conference

28 August 2017

Ports and Port-Cities - Post 2030 is a trendspotting conference in Malmö, Sweden, 6-8 November 2017. The international Conference offers a two-day program consisting of a series of parallel sessions and panel workshops, where participants can access practice-oriented and valuable information to help them stay on top of the newest developments relevant to ports and port cities today and in the future.

- We are facing unprecedented times of large global changes considering consumption, manufacturing production, logistics, city development, technology, digitalization and climate change/air quality- strategies. All these drivers will have huge impacts on modern ports and port-cities during the upcoming years, Peter Askman, Strategist, Maritime Affairs, Region Skåne, says.

The conference supports the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and in particular Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

A comprehensive list of speakers includes, among others:

Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Tom Boardley, Executive Vice President, Lloyds Register
Henrik Kristensen, CEO, APM Terminals
Thomas Jensen, Maersk Line & Copenhagen Business School
Torben Seebold, Maritime Coordinator ver.di
Susumi Naruse, Secretary General, The International Association of Ports and Harbour
Mr Yasuo Tanaka, President, Monohakobi Technology Institute

- By giving the stage to global strategists, key persons from major ports, the shipping industry, logistic companies, port city planners, terminal operators and other key stakeholders, this conference will give the participants the unique opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of these drivers and how they will affect ports and port-cities. The conference will also provide collaborative discussions and interactions between speakers and participants, Peter Askman, says.

Ports and Port-Cities - Post 2030 is a collaboration between The World Maritime University (WMU), Region Skåne, The City of Malmö, Lighthouse, Resilient Region Association, Swedish Maritime Technological Forum and Ports of Sweden.

For full programme, speakers list and registration information, please visit

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