The IAPH Baku 2018 ~ World Ports Mid-term Conference will be held from May 8 - 11, 2018 at both the Heydar Aliyev Center & Baku Convention Center in the visually stunning Azerbaijan, Baku.
The four-day International Association of Ports and Harbors conference is hosted by the Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC (Port of Baku).
Ports of Future: Building Hubs, Accelerating Connectivity
HIGHLIGHTS and TOPICS:
≋ Joint Technical Committee
≋ Women's Forum
≋ Welcome Reception
≋ Introduction by the Master of Ceremony
≈ Tale of the Silk Road: From Past to Future
≈ Words by Santiago Garcia Mila, President of IAPH
≈ Keynote speech by H.E. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
≋ Speechs by:
≈ Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, President of DP World
≈ A high-level EU official
≈ A high-level Chinese Government official
≈ 1: Regional aspects of hub development: innovation, smart port-cities and sustainable tourism
≈ 2: Multiculturalism: (powered by IAPH Women's Forum) cultural diversity in global shipping and logistics chains
≈ 3: What makes a competitive hub? Free Trade Zones as major players in international trade and the value chain
≋ Parallel Workshops
≋ Smart Ports
≋ Green Ports
≋ Technical Excursion to Port of Baku
See the CONFERENCE PROGRAM here:
The featured speakers will discuss the mainstream developments in the Port industry including, multimodal transportation and containerization of world terrestrial and maritime trade; the synergy between ports and free trade zones; and the implications of major global transport initiatives such as One Belt, One Road, the Baku-Axalkalaki-Kars railroad and the North-South transport corridor on global economic growth.
Baku has become an important international destination at the crossroad between Europe and Asia, contributing to Peace and Security, Sustainable Development & Sport.
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31st World Ports Conference
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Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a nonprofit global alliance of roughly 180 ports and 140 port-related companies and institutes representing about 90 countries. The IAPH is dedicated to fostering cooperation among ports and harbors and promoting the vital role they play in creating a peaceful, more prosperous world. Based in Japan and recognized as the only voice speaking for ports around the globe, the IAPH has Consultative NGO Status from the United Nations and is active in developing international trade and maritime policy. IAPH member ports handle about 70 percent of world container traffic and more than 60 percent of all international maritime trade.
Once a vibrant route for the Silk Road trade, Central Eurasia is poised to regain its historical role as a commercial bridge between east and west, north and south. Azerbaijan is located at the crossroads of major Eurasian land and air transport corridors- feature that will play a vital part in its long-term success, if utilized properly. Potentially, the country could serve not only as a commercial bridge between Europe and Asia, but also as a major distribution hub in Eurasia. Azerbaijan has the ingredients to become one of the major commercial and transportation hubs in the region and to be the country that facilitates regional transformation. Its location, abundance of natural resources and dynamic new generation will help realize this vision.
Port of Baku: http://portofbaku.com/en/about-port-of-baku