Programmes released for the 2017 GP Cruise Conference and GP Congress

Programme Programme

Entitled ‘Creating Partnerships for sustainable development’, this year’s programmes are designed to be involving and interactive for all participants and will equip participants with knowledge and practical information on reducing emissions and footprints together with sustainability recommendations. Register now to save 20% and to join in the conversation.

This year’s host, the Port of Amsterdam, believes that nowadays issues are too complex to fix on their own and actively seeks dialogue and partnerships with their customers, civil society organisations, knowledge institutes and authorities to promote sustainable growth. This year’s programme reflects these beliefs and contains many examples of working in partnership with stakeholders.

GreenPort Congress presentations will include:

Port-City Integration:

Project Greenlane: Leonie van der Beuken, Cluster Manager Environment and Spatial Planning, Port of Amsterdam

Port-City Relations in a changing world of production and transport: Malte Siegert, head of Environmental Policy, NABU

Working Groups: Challenges for ports and terminals:

Sustainability reporting:

Materiality Assessment and how to prioritise the relevant ‘material’ issues for action in ports and terminals: Claire Bryant, Managing Director, Future Proof Solutions & Dickon Howell, Managing Director, Howell Marine Consulting

Sustainability Reporting for Ports: Eric de Deckere, Technisch Manager Milieu, Port of Antwerp and Secretary of IAPH-PIANC WG174 ‘Sustainability Reporting for Ports’

Creating the port of the future:

Maritime Emissions Portal: creating visibility & accountability: Kris Fumberger, Sustainability Manager, RightShip

NEPTUNES: Noise Exploration Program To Understand Noise Emitted by Seagoing ships: Resianne Dekker, Manager Policy & Planning, Environmental Management, Port of Rotterdam

Port Reception Facilities: Sotiris Raptis, Senior Advisor Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator

Role play: Public stakeholder meeting: Port expansion and development
Malte Siegert, NABU, Chris Woodridge, University of Cardiff, Charles Haine, Technical Director, Maritime Environmental, sustainability & climate risk solutions, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Rosa Mari Darbra, Barcelona University, Nicola Jenkins-Graham, Associate Director (Environment, Quality, Health & Safety), Idom Merebrook.Representing port authorities, terminal operator, NGOs, local community, CSR advisor and other stakeholders, the statements, arguments and propositions will be based on the principles of stakeholder involvement and the ideals of sustainable development of a port. The participants will take on opposing roles to their current job function with the aim of giving delegates the opportunity to interact and gain experience of the decision-making process involved in the sustainable development of a port. At the end of this 'public meeting', the Congress participants/local stakeholders will vote on the key issues and the outcomes will be discussed.

Impact of the energy change:

How to make and manage the change: Dr Olive Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation

Susports – sustainable energy in container terminals: Mike Banks, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Heavy M&E AG; Maritime & Aviation, Royal Haskoning DHV

Workshop: Explaining how terminal operators and port authorities can align their methods and responsibilities on carbon foot printing:Alan Lewis, GLEC Director, Smart Freight Centre, Conor Feighan, Policy Advisor, FEPORT, Kerstin Dobers, Fraunhofer, IML, Stef Capelle, Security Manager/PFSO & Environmental Manager, Hutchison Ports Europe Container Terminals

GreenPort Cruise presentations include:

Port-City Relationships – Stakeholder initiatives for sustainable growth of cruise ports: Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager, Port of Piraeus

Creating a Mediterranean LNG Cruise Port hub: Jordi Villa, Head of Environmental Affairs, Port of Barcelona

Port reception facilities: getting the buy in from all port users: Marco Digioia, Government Affiars Director, CLIA Europe

View the programme here.

Book your place now to save 20% with the early bird rate.

Members of ESPO and FEPORTs qualify for special rates! 

For further information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email congress@greenport.com.

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