Port Technology Takes on AI and Automation in New Event

 28 Sep 2017 10.27am

Port Technology is bringing together thought leaders to debate the best ways to automate port and terminal processes by launching the third Container Terminal Automation Conference with the new theme of artificial intelligence (AI).

The 2018 theme for the next event is ‘Automated Intelligence and AI’, which follows on from last year’s theme ‘Beyond Moves Per Hour’, and will take place on March 14-15, 2018 at the Grange City Hotel in London, UK.

Those employed in the port industry see AI development as a threat that is overtaking human capabilities, but the opportunity to create efficiency means that it is another technology that professionals need to understand before they can unlock its enormous potential.

Port Technology plans to do this by dedicating the conference to debating key industry issues with global ports and terminals, shipping liners, industry bodies, research agents, consultants, contractors, as well as technology, solution and equipment providers.

Last year's event had speakers from the World Economic Forum, Orbita Ingenieria, Trelleborg Marine Systems, Siemens, Seaintelligence Consulting, ABB, OECD, Ericsson, TBA, Inform, Drewry Maritime Research, Navis, Konecranes, and Hyperloop One.

This year, Port Technology plans to encourage new perspectives by inviting futurists, analysts, and engineers in AI Automation.

Attendees will be able to address concerns about how AI will impact their supply chain by conversing directly with speakers while in a question and answer sessions and networking breaks.

Find out what is in store for humanity and physical trade, and ensure that the best cybersecurity practices are in place to combat the threats that come with technological innovation.

Anyone can submit a guest speaker or moderator suggestion, or if you are a guest speaker wishing to present, please get in touch.

If you book your place before November 30, 2017, you will receive a £500 discount.

Purchase your delegate ticket now via the website, by emailing  bee@portechnology.org, or by calling +44 (0) 20 7871 0123.

Take a look at 2017 event showreel and photo gallery, and see for yourself what you can expect at the 2018 conference

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