Investing in the Port of Tomorrow

Rotterdam, 31 May - 1 June 2018
RDM Onderzeebootloods Rotterdam

What are the main drivers for ports to invest? How to match long investment processes with the rapidly changing supply chain needs? Which are the most appropriate sources of investment? How to build a strong case for further port development? Which EU funding mechanisms are needed to ensure that European ports can continue to play their role as gateways for trade and primary nodes in the logistic chain, as clusters of energy and industry as major partners on the way towards a carbon free economy and society.

These are the main issues to be discussed during the 15th edition of the ESPO Conference being hosted by the Port of Rotterdam on 31 May and 1 June 2018.

As usual, the ESPO Conference is gathering an impressive line-up of high-level experts and inspiring speakers, who will set the scene for lively debates with different port authorities and EU policy makers.

As always, different networking and social events are allowing participants to continue the discussions while enjoying the local cuisine and cultural environment.

The ESPO conference 2018 is taking place in Europe’s new capital of cool, the city that “makes it happen”, Rotterdam. You can be sure that our host, the Port of Rotterdam, is going to do all possible to life to its reputation as Europe’s biggest port. ESPO will be welcoming its guests in the recently renovated Onderzeebootloods, the hall where submarines slipped off the ramp in earlier days.

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