The European Maritime Days will be held in Portugal, at the Lisboa Congress Center on 16 and 17 May 2019. The annual two-day event, during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action, will have the focus on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.

Within this framework, DocksTheFuture will participate with a workshop entitled “What is next for green and sustainable Ports?” concerning the conference topic “ports and port tech clusters”: organised through the cooperation among DocksTheFuture & University of Gavle, the workshop will ensure a European dimension by showcasing the innovations and perspectives for the sustainability of ports, engaging the participants in debate through online tools, aiming at showcasing practical solutions/good practices as well as deliver actionable conclusions.

The two main themes on which the debate will be focused will be: on the one hand, the creation of flexible IoT solution to reduce environmental impact and optimize operations of small and medium-sized ports and, on the other hand, the development of sustainable business models. The objective is to bring together different perspectives on the discussion of the conceptualization of the port(s) of the future by 2030 in all dimensions related with climate change, circular economy and sustainable business models, involving, ports researchers and policy-makers.

The speakers that will be present at the workshop are:

  • Michel Leyseele – Head of Sustainable Transition at the Port of Antwerp (Belgium);
  • Angela Carpenter – Researcher at University of Gävle (Sweden);
  • João Costa – Project Exploitation Manager XLAB (Slovenia), on behalf of H2020 PIXEL Project;
  • Representative from Port of Gävle (Sweden);

The participation of DocksTheFuture at the European Maritime Days 2019 represents a great opportunity to deal with the strategic partners of the sector, offers to the participants the chance to experience in an interactive way the main themes they deal with and to celebrate in a European context everything that our seas and oceans give us every day.



Cláudia Ribeiro

Communication Manager – DocksTheFuture

Magellan – Associação para a Representação dos Interesses Portugueses no Exterior