Europort 2017 Programme
Europort, from 7-10th November 2017 in Rotterdam is a must attend event for ship owners, shipyard managers, ship designers, marine superintendants, fleet managers, ship brokers, technical engineers, naval architects and all other maritime professionals that are involved in shipbuilding, repair or conversion.
The Europort 2017 programme will include many high-level conferences, masterclasses and matchmaking sessions, not to mention the Maritime Awards Gala, the Europort Cruise party and numerous networking gatherings.
EXHIBITOR PROFILEOver 1,100 exhibitors from 40 maritime countries and spread over 10 halls, will be showcasing their products and services in:
* Shipbuilding, repair and conversion
* Propulsion and manoeuvring
* Electronics, communication & navigation
* Environmental and auxiliary systems
* Deck, safety and specialist equipment
* Maritime services (including classification, finance, nautical services, media, government and sector associations)
CONFERENCES:Power and Propulsion Alternatives for Ships. Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017.The current use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources within the shipping industry is still relatively limited. Growing environmental legislation and concerns are driving the need to develop and apply innovative alternative power and propulsion technology for ships. The industry must embrace the challenges of designing cleaner lower carbon emission ships. This conference seeks to investigate some of these alternatives, including: Wind-powered or wind-assisted propulsion; Alternative fuel systems such as LNG, methanol, hydrogen, etc; Renewable fuels such as biofuels, ethanol, Dimethyl Ether (DME) algae-based fuel, etc; Pure electric and hybrid electric propulsion; Batteries and fuel cells; and Solar power. Organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
CEDA dredging days 2017. Date: 9-10 November 2017.
CEDA Dredging Days 2017, themed around sustainable dredging, will focus on dredging projects that can add value to nature, as well as to society and economy, and minimise potential negative impacts. Highlights will include the launch of a new book, prepared by CEDA in association with International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) members, that is expected to become a new standard guide for the dredging community, and a technical programme with 19 peer-reviewed papers presented by international experts. An interactive session will focus on contractual problems and how to avoid them.
During Europort 2017, the Europort Masterclass programme returns. Four inspiring Masterclasses are scheduled, each covering a different industry topic with leading professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants. In just three hours you will learn about the newest technologies and innovations, get an insight into future developments and interact with the industry's leading figures.
The Europort Masterclasses are an initiative of Rotterdam Ahoy - organizer of Europort - and Netherlands Maritime Technology. Each Masterclass has its own theme and target audience:
Tuesday 7 November:
* Masterclass ‘How the Internet of Things and blockchain can improve supply chain efficiency’
Wednesday 8 November:
* Masterclass ‘How energy management can save costs and support MRV compliance’
Thursday 9 November:
* Masterclass ‘How big data can improve operational performance’
Friday 10 November:
* Masterclass ‘How HR can make your organization future-proof’
In the speakers’ corner, exhibitors will give technical presentations of 20 minutes every day, during opening times of the exhibition.
EVENT INLAND SHIPPING 'THIS WILL BE THE NEWS'
Inland shipping association Royal BLN-Schuttevaer organizes the breakfast session 'This will be the news'. We will present a vision document which we created together with entrepreneurs and stakeholders and we will host a discussion with politicians. Visitors will also get a closer look at the future of inland navigation education. We will conclude with formulating trends in our policy areas: Environment, Nautical, Security and Market. Our event is presented in the form of the popular Dutch TV show 'Dit was het nieuws'. The meeting is freely accessible for anyone who is active in or around inland navigation.
OSPAR WORK SESSION ON HANDLING (PLASTIC) GARBAGE IN THE FISHING SECTOR
The OSPAR work session “Handling (Plastic) garbage in the Fishing Sector” will focus on practical experiences related to preventing new garbage from the fishing sector ending up in the oceans, and especially the handling of plastic domestic waste and discarded fishing gear on board fishing vessels and in fishing harbours. With insights offered from participants in the fishing sector, waste companies, harbours and other organisations, the objective is to explore better waste management and prevention methods.
Captains of Industry from well-known shipping companies and maritime organizations will share a rare insight in their day-to-day (business) lives.
START UP PLAZA
Brand new on the exhibition floor of Europort is the Start-Up Plaza.
Ten young companies will showcase their innovative product or service for the maritime industry; keeping efficiency, health, environment and much more in mind. To learn more about these strong initiatives, come to hall 6 to meet the creators in between their pitch time in the spotlight on the corresponding stage.
By Jake Frith
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