Baltic Ports Conference
Day 1: 5 September 2024

8:30 – 9:00

Registration and morning coffee

8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:10

Introductory and welcome remarks:

Welcoming speeches:

  • Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications (CONFIRMED): Marius Skuodis, Minister
  • City of Klaipeda (TBC): Arvydas Vaitkus, Mayor
  • BPO/Port of HaminaKotka (CONFIRMED): Kimmo Naski, Chairman/CEO
9:00 – 9:10
9:10 – 10:30

Session I

Geopolitical Change and its Impact on the Maritime Industry Globally and in the Baltic Sea Region

Keynote speech: Geopolitical and economic Outlook

  • Klaipeda University (CONFIRMED): Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili, Professor

Presentation: Exporting goods from Ukraine – Ukrainian ports and shipping in the Black Sea

  • Centre for Eastern Studies (CONFIRMED): Sandra Baniak, Research Fellow

BPO Report: What happened in Baltic port market two ad the half year after Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.

Presentation: Overview of the maritime security challenges in the Baltic Sea Region and their potential impact on trade

  • University of Bristol (TBC): Timothy Edmunds, Professor of International Security and Director of the Global Insecurities Centre
9:10 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30

Session II

Shipping Outlook in Europe and the Baltic Sea Region

Presentation: Impact of global logistic chain disruptions on the Baltic container market and its future outlook

  • MSC Representative (TBC)

Case study: When and how to expand your fleet and connections to maximize benefits and limit risks

  • TT-Line Representative (TBC)

Discussion panel: Shipping and port market trends in the BSR and Europe in a short-, medium- and long-term perspective (2024 – 2030)

  • Lithuanian Association of Stevedoring Companies (CONFIRMED): Vaidotas Šileika, President
  • DFDS Seaways (CONFIRMED): Jonas Nazarovas, Executive Director
  • Port of Trelleborg (CONFIRMED): Jörgen Nilsson, CEO
  • Stena Line (CONFIRMED): Jacob Koch-Nielsen, Group Head of Freight
  • Nordic Investment Bank (CONFIRMED): Vilius Girkontas, Senior banker, Country Lead Lithuania
11:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00

Session III

Current state of European transport policy and corridors

Presentation: Revision of the TEN-T Network Regulation and its main takeaways for the Baltic and European maritime transport

  • Infrata (CONFIRMED): Steve Wray, Head of Maritime Advisory

Presentation: The India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) and the geostrategic role of the Baltic Sea Region in its business share

  • Embassy of India in the Republic of Lithuania (TBC): Devesh Uttam, Ambassador 

Discussion panel: From the Aegean Sea to Estonia – the new transport corridor “Baltic Sea – Black Sea – Aegean Sea Corridor” (BBA) in context of the new geopolitical landscape

  • Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications (CONFIRMED): Gytis Mažeika, Head of International Relations
  • Port of Tallinn (CONFIRMED): Valdo Kalm, CEO
  • Port of Constanta (CONFIRMED): Daniel Jarnea, Head of Marketing Department
  • Port of Gdańsk Representative (CONFIRMED)
13:30 – 15:00
15:30 – 16:30

BPO General Assembly (BPO Members only)

15:30 – 16:30
15:30 – 18:00

DigiTechPort2030 Project Workshop – Tackling decarbonization challenges with AI solutions

Explore the various approaches to combating decarbonisation with the use of AI solutions during the DigiTechPort2030 project workshop. Artificial intelligence is becoming an increasingly present part of various industries, the maritime sector being no exception. Given the ambitious decarbonisation goals set by policymakers, the sector must utilise every tool at its disposal to achieve them.

Join your peers from various corners of the maritime transport industry for a practical deep dive into the challenges related to decarbonisation and how to overcome them with tools offered by AI technology.

The workshop will take place on 5 September 2024 in Klaipeda (Lithuania), during the first day of the annual Baltic Ports Conference. It is organised as part of the DigiTechPort2030 project, an initiative focused on improving knowledge and capacity for decarbonisation measures linked to digitalisation in Small and Medium Sized Ports in the South Baltic Area, co-financed by the South Baltic Programme 2021–2027 and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Prior to the workshop, the registered participants will have the chance to pitch their ideas for topics to be tackled during the meeting, ensuring that the ensuing discussion is as relevant to their needs as possible. Secure your spot at the workshop and register now! –> DigiTechPort2030 1st Workshop Registration (google.com)

 

 

15:30 – 18:00
19:30 – 23:00

Gala Dinner 

19:30 – 23:00
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