Forward-looking themes shape Europort agenda
Europort 2017 has announced three key themes which will be explored during next year’s not-to-be-missed event. These have been chosen to look beyond currently difficult market conditions and help prepare participants to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Europort 2017 will focus on:
• Big Data; the digital revolution
Big Data is, without doubt, a game changer. Smart ships, offering scope for enhanced analysis of captured data, will provide insights that will minimise costs and optimise vessel performance. Europort will be a showcase for new generation technology that will help owners and operators achieve better cost efficiency and lower the overall total cost of ownership.
• The new environmental age
Environment-friendly technology is often driven by international regulations, but true market leaders turn the quest for sustainability into a strategic competitive advantage. Europort will present a range of new green technology solutions, but the underlying message will be clear. Clean and efficient shipping technology is central to a profitable and sustainable business model.
• The Human Factor
In shipping, success and competitiveness rely on having a highly skilled workforce that is enabled to innovate and operate in increasingly tough market conditions. Europort will lead a timely discussion on the importance of human capital, stressing the need to engage with young talent and invest in staff expertise to strengthen operational skills and boost productivity of today and prepare for future demand.