Inspiring creative thought
An exciting and innovative conference programme will take place in conjunction with the exhibition, complementing its aims and objectives in enhancing vessel performance. These sessions will allow attendees to hear first-hand about new technologies, inspiring ideas and creative solutions aimed at giving early adopters a competitive advantage. The following features are already confirmed at this moment:
CEDA Dredging Days
Europort has long been a traditional meeting place for the dredging business, which has a promising outlook. Again, the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) will hold its flagship event, the CEDA Dredging Days, alongside Europort. The event, which will take place November 9-10, has achieved a deserved reputation as a high quality forum, enabling industry experts and researchers to discuss dredging challenges, solutions and experiences. The central theme for 2017 will be 'Dredging for sustainable infrastructure development’.
A special conference on Alternative Ship Power & Propulsion Systems will be held on November 8. Organised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), this will examine the current use of alternative fuels and energy sources within the shipping industry and how to embrace the challenge of designing cleaner, lower carbon emission vessels. Papers presented will investigate alternatives to traditional energy sources, including wind power, LNG, biofuels, pure and hybrid electric propulsion, solar power, batteries and fuel cells.
A joint initiative of Rotterdam Ahoy and Netherlands Maritime Technology, the hugely successful Europort Masterclass programme returns in 2017. Every day, a series of inspiring sessions will cover a different industry topic related to the core themes of Europort 2017. Leading professionals and experts in their fields will share knowledge and experiences, giving a unique insight into latest technologies and likely future developments.