PTI Introduces SPSCT18


Port Technology International is proud to introduce the Smart Port and Supply Chain Technologies (SPSCT) Conference 2018, which will be held in Rotterdam from October 2-3 2018.

Over two days, some of the finest industry minds will go into detail on the trends and ideas currently shaking up the sector, including blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), the benefits of data collaboration and much more.

Each session will see executives from some the world’s leading maritime and supply chain companies will give present their ideas on particular themes before sitting down to a panel discussion.

Everything begins with a keynote opening talk from Joyce Bliek, Director of Digital Business Solutions, Port of Rotterdam called ‘Innovating Together’. This will address the importance of the maritime industry finding common solutions through technological research and collaboration.

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This will be followed by the conference’s first session – ‘Smart Port Vision: The Rotterdam Story’ – which will explore the Port of Rotterdam’s journey to smart-port supply chain integration through innovation projects and smart technology.

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After this, the sessions will move onto Port Digitisation, The Smart Supply Chain, Collaboration and Standardization, Blockchain and Data Sharing and Smart Global Trading.



Companies and initiatives represented include, among others, SmartPort, the World Economic Forum, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboation, CargoX and much more.

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The afternoon keynote address will be given by Guenter Schidmeir, Senior Vice-President, Global Terminal Operations, Kalmar.

SPSCT’s second day will continue in the same spirit and will see experts from UNCTAD, TBA, RISE Viktoria, Xvelva, Royal HaskoningDHV, SeaIntelligence Consultuing and more discuss fascinating and revolutionary topcis.

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These will include Supply Chain Logistics, Evolving Business Models, Smart Data, Smart Terminal Solutions and the challenges in an E2E supply-chain driven market.

The afternoon keynote address – Twenty Thirty Eight – will be given by Dr Eva Savelsberg, Senior Vice President, Logistics Division, INFORM GmbH. She will go into detail on why future data sharing will be far more profitable for companies within the supply chain.

It will offer a glimpse into the future by assessing the socio-economic impacts of technology, and discuss how the sector could look very different in 2038 compared to today.

Each session of SPSCT offers a unique insight into the future direction of the supply chain and maritime sector.

If you would like to ask a question to any of our industry experts, you can do so via this link and your question will be answered at the conference.

Join the conversation at @PortTechnology #SPSC18!

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