Port Conference 2018, 10th – 11th of April 2018

14.30-14.45Coffee break in exhibition area

10.00-12.00Guided tour around the Port of Esbjerg
12.00-12.40Lunch
12.40-12.50Welcome by Jesper Frost Rasmussen, Mayor of Esbjerg
12.50-13.00State of the nation – the Danish port sector by Ole Ingrisch, chairman of the board of Danish Ports Association and Port director on Port of Esbjerg
13.00-14.00The new port regulation by Peter Maskell, professor at CBS and chairman of the Advisory Board to the new port regulation.

”Modernising the current port regulation is an important and highly relevant theme which the first part of this port conference will tackle. Chairman of the advisory board established by the minister for transport, professor Peter Maskell, will introduce the main conclusions and recommendations of the committee.”

14.00-14.30Port Transformation – how does the minister for transport see this development and amble time for questions by Ole Birk Olesen (LA), minister of transport
14.30-14.40The three winners of the Danish Ports photo competition is announced by Ole Birk Olesen (LA), minister of transport
14.45-15.30Understand port transformation  by Peter de Langen, visiting professor at CBS Maritime, (the keynote will be in English, there will be an interpreter)

It is not possible to predict the future. But Peter de Langen has the latest research on some of the European ports that are most competitive and will be able to show how their various transformations have ensured their competitiveness going forward So with Peter de Langen’s insights, we should be better equipped to understand the transformations the Danish ports need to undergo to ensure future competitiveness.

15.30-16.15Ocean economy by Sofia Fürstenberg, Nor-Shipping, Business Development and DS Manager

In 2030 the number of people employed within the ocean economy have increased from 31 mio. people in 2010 to 40 mio. people in 2030 according to the OECD report ‘The ocean economy in 2030”. How does the shipping industry approach this new business case? And which transformation does this entail for the Danish ports in terms of new services needed and new demands to be fulfilled by the customers?

16.15-16.45Coffee break in the exhibition area
16.45-18.30General Assembly – the Association of Danish Ports
16.45-18.30Academic Workshop – Maritime Port Transformation Conference

Parallel to the general assembly there will be a researcher session where participants who do not wish to attend the general assembly are welcome to join. The aim of the academic workshop is to bring general management scholars in four specific topical areas (see below) together with port scholars and port executives to reflect on how management research can aid the port industry in adapting to economic change. While this would be of interest to the ports and their users it should also have as a result to raise the quality and sophistication of port management research (which is today rather descriptive and substantially non-theoretical).

Session 1: “Geographical clusters” (Promoter: Professor Mark Lorenzen, CBS, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics)

Session 2: “Internationalization” (Promoter: Professor Bent Petersen, CBS, Department of Strategic Management and Globalization)

Each session will be kicked-off with a short presentation from the promoters, who will present 2-3 ’hot research topics’ on the respective themes. This will be followed by a round table discussion with the port management researchers and the business and port participants on how ports can be better used as objects for academic research with the express purpose of addressing the ‘hot topics’ presented.

Please contact Sofie Gravers Jacobsen, sgj@danskehavne.dk if you wish to participate in this workshop. There is a limit to the number of people who can participate so we work from an first come first served basis.

18.30-19.00Welcome reception with oysters and bubbles in the exhibition area
19.00-21.15Dinner and speeches
21.15-Concert and bar
11th of April 2018
07.30-08.15Jogging for the early birds
08.30-09.00Coffee and croissants in the exhibition area
09.00-09.05Morning song
09.05-10.00Brexit by Claus Grube, Senior Advisor, Ambassador, formerly based in London

 

The consequences of Brexit are still unclear and lack of facts and uncertainty are a bad match for long term business planning. This presentation will focus on what we know so far and what the expectations are?

10.00-11.40Workshops (break between 10.40-10.50)
Session: DigitalisationEveryone talks about open source, optimising digitalisation but how is it relevant for the Danish ports? How can ports and their customers benefit from this transformation of the maritime and ocean industries? What does it require from the port executives and their organisation? And what are the steps from talk to action?

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Presentation by Bo Overgaard, CEO Septima
Infrastructure can be digital as well. But what is head and what is tales in a world where so much data is public? What is step one? Bo Overgaard, CEO of Septima, presents their work on how to guide companies through the data jungle with the end in mind that they wish to optimise their business case using free data.

Presentaion by Thomas Okke Frahm, senior vice president and CIO, Nilfisk

”When you talk about digitalisation, you can’t as a modern company lean back and be a follower. Digitalisation takes place at the front line. It requires a completely new set of ‘capabilities’. It also requires new ways of thinking and new ways of managing your company”. Nilfisk’s CIO, Thomas Okke Frahm, presents how Nilfisk is upgrading on the digitalisation and how they work on producing product innovation with IT.

Presentation by Thomas Bagge, Senior Director at Mærsk and Advisor at Usertribe.
The ambition of Mærsk and IBM’s new company is to create a new common global eco-system for the transport industry. It is believed it will work, if the main part of the shipping industry, the terminals and the ports are prepared to join. But how do you as a port ensure that your are prepared to join this new digital infrastructure?

Session: Circular economyCircular economy will change the existing transport and logistic patterns. Waste products that were previously disposed of are now recycled on-site, on ports or yet another location. New business cases arise and new ways constellations of business cooperation evolve. How are the strongest business partnerships ensured and where is the potential?

Presentation by Henrik Carstensen, CEO at Port of Grenaa, and

Presentation by Stena Recycling (speaker to be decided)

There is a huge potential in recycle and waste management. The Port of Grenaa has recycle and waste management as one of its core activities. What does the port need to do ensure optimal working conditions for its customers? And what does the customer require? How is genuine synergy ensured – so that 1+1 equals 3? CEO of Port of Grenaa, Henrik Carstensen, and Stena Recycling (speaker to be decided) will give their take on this.

Presentation by Jan-Jaap Cramer, Chief development officer, Port of Vordingborg

The Port of Vordingborg has undertaken a major development and expansion project using recycled materials. What are the obvious do’s and what is best to stay clear of? And how does the Port of Vordingborg plan to build on their business case? Jan-Jaap Cramer, chief development officer will give his take on this.

Spor: Udbudsportal

(in Danish only)

10.00-10.40 – deltagere på udbudsportal-sporet kan frit gå til andet spor efter kaffepausen

Oplæg v/ Anne Borch Dissing, projektkonsulent ved Kammeradvokaten

Den 1. juli 2018 træder den nye udbudslov i kraft, som medfører at EU-udbud fremover skal være fuldt ud digitale. For at lette havnene i forbindelse med udbud, blev det på bestyrelsesmødet i Danske Havne den 28.-29. november 2017, besluttet, at der etableres en brugerbetalt digital udbudsservice, som havnene får mulighed for at bruge. Danske Havne har derfor indgået aftale med Kammeradvokaten, om at give adgang til deres portal Digitale Udbud. ”Digitale Udbud”, er et digitalt udbudssystem, der understøtter håndtering af udbudsprocessen fra oprettelse af udbudspakke til udvælgelse af tilbudsgiver. Kammeradvokaten vil redegøre for krav i forbindelse med udbudsprocesser og introducere til ”Digitale Udbud” med en gennemgang af systemet.

Session: Academic Workshop – Maritime Port Transformation Conference
Session 3: “Business model innovation” (Promoter: Professor Thomas Ritter, CBS, Department of Strategic Management and Globalization)

Session 4: “Corporate governance” (Promoter: Associate Professor Bersant Hobdari, CBS, Department of International Economics and Management)

Each session will be kicked-off with a short presentation from the promoters, who will present 2-3 ’hot research topics’ on the respective themes. This will be followed by a round table discussion with the port management researchers and the business and port participants on how ports can be better used as objects for academic research with the express purpose of addressing the ‘hot topics’ presented.

Please contact Sofie Gravers Jacobsen, sgj@danskehavne.dk if you wish to participate in this workshop. There is a limit to the number of people who can participate so we work from an first come first served basis.

11.40-12.00Conclusion of the conference and safe trip home
12.00-13.00Lunch

Find out more about the Port Conference here

Find out more about hotel booking here

Find the exhibitors information here

Registration for the Port Conference 2018 can be done here

For more information, please contact Sofie Gravers Jacobsen at +45 6068 0982 or sgj@danskehavne.dk