European Environmental Ports Conference

Documentation - June 7-8, 2017- Antwerp, Belgium

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Our European Environmental Ports Conference 2017 will be taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 7th - 8th June 2017. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers.

Given the increasing focus on environmental regulations from the IMO and policy makers in the maritime sector, there is a growing responsibility and requirement of ports to reduce their environmental impact; it is an important time to share best practices and explore new technologies and methodologies in order to advance daily operations of a port with minimal ecological consequences.

The two-day event will feature informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as engaging discussion around the exciting potential of co-operation and symbiosis.

Key Topics

  • Developing environmental practices to comply with changing legislation, including designation of the North Sea and Baltic Sea as a NECA
  • Reducing air emissions, including through use of LNG and other eco-friendly fuels
  • Safe and cost-effective disposal of waste, dredging materials, contaminated soil and sediments
  • Technical solutions to reduce energy consumption and speed the transition to clean energy
  • Reducing the port's impact on local communities and wildlife—mitigating nuisance from noise, dust, and odour
  • Integrating ports and cities and moving towards a circular economy though industrial symbiosis
  • Gathering ports & shipowners to exchange best practices and discuss shared compliance with environmental regulations
  • Managing the impact of human behaviour on the environment within the port
  • The non-European perspective: case studies from ports in America and Asia
  • Reducing water consumption, improving water quality and minimising pollution-including compliance with the IMO Ballast Water Convention


  • Aino Rantanen, Quality and Environmental Manager, Port of Helsinki Ltd
  • Ron Van Gelder, Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam Authority
  • David Knott, Compliance Manager, Belfast Harbour
  • Marta Citron, Head of Environmental Unit, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
  • Giovanni Terranova, Head of Project Unit, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
  • Raúl Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies, Fundaciòn Valencia Port
  • Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO
  • Conor Feighan,  Policy Advisor, FEPORT
  • Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organisation
  • Albert Willemsen, Environment Executive, ICOMIA
  • Mario Dogliani, Technical Director, SEA Europe
  • Valeria Mangiarotti, Delegate for Environment, MedCruise
  • Anna Bobo Remijn, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Maritime Safety Unit, European Commission
  • Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S
  • Sandrine Devos, Secretary General, European Boating Industry
  • Paul Altena, Manager, European Government Affairs, CLIA Europe
  • Sönke Diesener, Transport Policy Officer, NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland
  • Sofia Fürstenberg, Independent Owner, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
  • Frank Braunschweig, CEO, Action Modulers
  • Jeroen Rosengarten, Manager Business Development, Evides Industriewater
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Who Will Attend?

All our events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the industry. Our meetings are strictly end-user focused. Only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event - to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience.

Delegates will be drawn from:
ports, port authorities, terminal operators, shipping companies, logistics companies, shipowners, environmental technology and service providers

Job roles include:
environmental managers and planners, harbour masters, logistics managers, energy managers, sustainability and corporate social responsibility executives


Venue to be confirmed
Antwerp, Belgium
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-15954