On 5-7 September, 2018, policymakers, industry experts and various other stakeholders will meet in Szczecin, Poland, to take part in the annual Baltic Ports Conference. The event is a key item on Baltic Ports Organization’s agenda and has long served as a platform for exchanging knowledge and experience between the members of the European and Baltic maritime community.
This year’s edition of the Baltic Ports Conference will tackle multiple issues currently relevant to the maritime sector in the Europe and the Baltic region. From a thorough market overview and its impact on maritime transport, through the examination of various financial instruments supporting the development of port infrastructure to the role of ports as energy hubs.
The programme of each and every edition of the Baltic Ports Conference is carefully tailored to the current market situation. Here are some of this year’s key topics:
- State of the market in Europe and the Baltic region: impact on the European maritime transport sector
- Brexit. Impact on the European port sector and way forward
- Polish economy and industry now and beyond 2020 and what does it mean for the port sector
- Financing growth – EU budget for 2021 –2027 and the role of financial institutions in project financing
- Ports: gates to regional and global energy markets
- How should ports approach the energy transition and EU’s energy policy
The participants of the BPC2018 will have a possibility to visit and tour the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and learn more about the future plans of its operators and its possible role as the gate to the CEE gas market.
The conference will gather the representatives of public administration, business, experts, NGOs as well as international institutions. The participation in the event has been confirmed i.a. by the representatives of the European Commission, European Investment Bank, European Sea Ports Organisation, Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, British Ports Association as well as the CEOs of the Freeport of Riga Authority, Port of Tallinn and Szczecin-Świnoujście Seaports Authority.
For more information please visit the website of the conference: http://www.balticportsconference.com/
Agenda of the conference: http://www.balticportsconference.com/assets/files/bpc2018/BPC2018.Agenda.pdf
Members of the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO)