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IAPH World Ports Conference 2020: CANCELLED


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UPDATE: The conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. For details please contact the organisers.

The World Ports Conference comes to Antwerp in a totally new format and concept, which brings together a broader maritime and logistics audience than ever before. It covers topics including energy transition, data collaboration, reputation management and business innovation, and boasts an impressive array of speakers including leading global industry figures from ports, shipping and logistics. 

This year, dredging takes the spotlight with a special business innovation panel, on Thursday 19th March. The session, ‘Dredging Strategy: Best Practices in Tendering Cost Management and Relationships’, will feature an expert panel curated by CEDA’s Dredging Management Commission (DMC). Expert panel members will be:

  • Kathleen De Wit, Principal Engineer, Dredging and Environment Department, IMDC, Belgium
  • André van Hassent, Asset Manager Ports and Fairways, Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Johny Van Acker, Head Tendering Department Dredging International,Belgium
  • Charles Wilsoncroft, Director, HKA, UK

Together with the expert panel, attendees will act as an external consultant, brought in to resolve the issues. The goal of the session is to enhance relationships and understanding between dredging contractors and ports, and to discuss if current tendering processes are in line with what both sides require for a successful collaboration. The session will be chaired by Ines Nastali, Senior Custom Publishing Editor, IHS Markit.

View the full agenda for the conference and see who else will be attending from around the globe.

Register for the CEDA members’ offer

CEDA members can book at the special rate of €1,295, for the two-day pass (usually €1,475). To take advantage of the CEDA discount, members should use a special code during registration, which has been communicated to all members by e-mail.




Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp, Belgium
18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020