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’. Click for more information.
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. Click for more information.
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. Click for more information.
MariMatch 2017, organized by the Enterprise Europe Network is an international "matchmaking" event for companies and institutions in the maritime industry who are looking for new business and/or research partners. The event offers the opportunity to gain new international contacts for future technology partnerships. The focus is on innovative technology. After registration participants can schedule appointments with other parties or be invited by potential foreign partners. The intermediate network of Enterprise Europe Network plays an active role in connecting parties from different countries.
YoungShip Rotterdam is proud to be part of the Europort 2017 programme. The international network organisation for young professionals in the maritime industry will again host a special seminar. The seminar will be held on Friday November 10th, the day that is largely dedicated to the human capital theme. Topics and speakers are soon to be announced.
YoungShip Rotterdam is looking forward to meet young maritime professionals who are attending Europort to celebrate an inspiring event together with networking drinks afterwards.
Inland navigation conference BLN-Schuttevaer
With around 8300 vessels, carrying over 365 million tonnes of cargo a year, inland navigation is a key part of the Dutch maritime sector. This year the importance of Europort to the inland shipping sector is underlined by the decision of the industry association Royal BLN-Schuttevaer to hold its annual conference during the leading maritime exhibition. The one day Conference, which will attract leading figures active in the inland waterway business, will take place on Friday November 10th. The timing of the event during Europort is intended to open up the Conference, which will highlight the added value proposition of inland navigation and the opportunities that exist within this sector, to the widest possible audience. Details of the conference will be announced in the next few months.
Smart Ship Awards
We are excited to announce that the first awards dedicated solely to the digital transformation of shipping will be held at Europort 2017. Organised by Fathom News, the prestigious judging panel will identify the maritime industry’s leading technology solutions and those players making a real difference in creating a smart, connected and sustainable maritime future. The winners will be announced at the ceremony to be held at Europort on the evening of Tuesday 7th November. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details will be released here soon.
More information and the registration procedure will follow in the upcoming months.