PTI Networking Dinner Event Sold Out


Despite places for the exclusive networking dinner hosted at Searcy’s at the Gherkin now being sold out, a limited number of tickets are still available for the Container Terminal Automation Conference (#CTAC2018). 

Two-day conference tickets are available for a special rate of £750, but are limited and selling fast.

If you are only available to attend one day, please contact Conference Marketing Manager Faye Newman [] for one-day ticket availability.

This year’s conference brings together the top futurists, analysts and engineers from the AI Automation sphere to give an insight into the cutting-edge developments to supply chain operations, cyber-security practices and technological advancements in physical trade.


Some of the top sessions to look out for include:

Day One – March 14, 2018

Session 2: Future of AI & Automation 10:00 – 11:00
A discussion on what constitutes AI and how it will change automation in the port and terminal sector.
Speakers: Dr Eva Savelsberg, INFORM; Dr. Oscar Pernia, Navis; Francisco Grau Cavanillas, Orbtia; Thomas Gylling, Konecranes

Session 5: Intelligent Supply Chain 15:20 – 16:45
Focusing on the power of digitialization, information sharing, and connecting planning processes.
Keynote Speaker: Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA
Speakers: Andy Barrons, Navis; Guy Rey-Herme, XVELA; Dave Pendleton, Trelleborg

Day Two – March 15, 2018

Session 1: Automation with Exponential & Disruptive Technology 08:10 – 9:30
A discussion on how automated processes can continue evolve and what form of impact it will have on current operations.
Speakers: Chris Mason, Rajant; Miguel Llop, Valenciaport Foundation; Gerhard Fischer, Siemens; Richard Brough, Brough Marine

Session 4: Eliminating Truck Congestion & Doubling Revenues: The Antwerp Gateway DP World Experience with QLess 14:00 – 14:40
Speakers: Alex Bäcker, QLESS; Marc Laureys, DP World

Session 5: Humans Vs Technology 15:00 – 16:45
A philosophical discussion on AI and its potential threat to human beings, covering why there is skepticism around the issue of super intelligent AI and how much of the discussion is real or just hyperbole.
Moderator: James AA Khan, Managing Director, PTI
Speakers: Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA; Dr. Oscar Pernia, Navis; Wolfgang Lehmacher, World Economic Forum; Dr Yvo Saanen, TBA; Dr Eva Savelsberg, INFORM; Ottonel Popescu, Cavotec; Guenter Schmidmeir, Kalmar; Thomas Gylling, Konecranes; Francisco Grau Cavanillas, Orbita

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