Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference


Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference

End-to-end Digitalization Integration

Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference (#SDP19) is the only international event on the market that brings together the largest number of global ports, terminals, and the entire supply chain to debate, share best practices, latest developments and to successfully propel the industry forward with digitalization.

SDP19 offers a unique forum to:

  • Engage in real, deep-dive conversations on how the industry is collaborating on integration, supply chain optimization, intelligent transport, and smart logistics.
  • Learn how to identify and extract meaning from smart data to ensure you remain competitive.
  • Discover the most up to date smart project advancements and technology in smart digital ports and the overall supply chain
  • Hear the latest on smart port investment and debate privatization’s advancement.
  • Gain first-hand information on developing smart port cities and emerging business models.

“The conference provided a 360º panoramic view of the state and key developments of the port industry.”
Wolfgang Lehmacher
World Economic Forum

“Great networking with industry professionals that can help everyone deal with the challenges of automation.“
Chuck Schneider

“Really great networking experience with some very thought provoking presentations and discussions.“
Craig Thornton

“This was the best industrial conference I have attended in years“
Dava Baumann
Rajant Corporation

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“A complex and interesting conference with a great mix of knowledgeable speakers.“
Richard Brough

“A very intelligent conference that brought the exciting future of our industry into focus.“
David Barton

“Great conference and content!“
Marc Laureys
DP World Antwerp

“Interesting and inspirational for future development.“
Gloria Choy
DP World

Get fresh insight from leading industry experts

Dr. Eva Savelsberg
Dr. Eva Savelsberg
Senior Vice President
Speeding-up and optimizing the decision-making processes in terminal operations is the focus of Dr. Eva Savelsberg. ...
Dr. Francisco de los Santos
Dr. Francisco de los Santos
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Francisco de los Santos is Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Algeciras Port Authority. Algeciras is ...
Tim de Knegt
Tim de Knegt
Treasurer & Manager, strategic Finance and Treasury
Tim de Knegt is currently responsible for a team of 15 Fte that run the Strategic Finance & Treasury activities ...
Matthew Wittemeier
Matthew Wittemeier
Marketing Manager
Born in America, Matthew Wittemeier moved to Australia in his early twenties. Having received his Bachelor of ...
Gerald Hirt
Gerald Hirt
Managing Director
Gerald Hirt served two years in the Navy, then studied seaborne transport and port management at the University of ...
Guenter Schmidmeir
Guenter Schmidmeir
Senior Vice President
Guenter Schmidmeir is Senior Vice President, Global Terminal Operators at Kalmar. Guenter leads Kalmar’s strategic ...

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The conference will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands