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Digitalised Smart Ports Conference

Date: 17th November 2021 - 18th November 2021 Location: London - UK

We are very pleased to announce the launch of ACI’s Digitalised Smart Ports Conference. The two day event will be taking place in London, UK, on 17th & 18th November 2021 and will bring together senior executives and experts from the maritime industry, port authorities, consultants, technology innovators and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and improvements within the industry.

The main objectives of the industry are to:

  • Cutting Cost of production and other operations
  • Reduce environmental footprints of port industry and reduce co2 emissions
  • Developing better infrastructures
  • Improve data analytics and introduce new technologies
  • Monitoring data management and implementing Smart solutions
  • Increase automation in operations by going Smart

In order to stay competitive, ports must innovate, adopt a digital mind-set and implement smart-port technologies. Join us in London to discuss the benefits that digitalisation brings, latest innovation & solutions strategies in implementing new technologies and the preventing any potential future threats.


17th November 2021
18th November 2021
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Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Fatima Rasul – Content
+44 203 141 0611
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Bishop's
London, SE1 7UT United Kingdom
+44 (0) 333 400 6112
  • Juan Manuel Diez, Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation, Valencia Port
  • Carles Rua Costa, Head of Strategic and Innovation, Port of Barcelona
  • Justin Atkin, Representative UK & Ireland, Port of Antwerp
  • Dmitry Rostopshin, Ship Traffic Control & Management Solutions, Wärtsilä
  • Brian Marrinan, General Partner, Team ABC
  • Que Tran, Regional IT director, DP World
  • Malcolm Hart, Business Development Manager, Innovez One
  • Karno Tenovuo, CEO, Awake.AI
  • Kevin Martin, Product Owner, 3DEO
  • Khashayar Saravandi-Rad, Vice President Maritime, Frequentis AG
  • Raoul Tan, Digital Business Solutions, Port of Rotterdam
  • James Hosken, Client Executive, Gisgro
  • Dr. Wouter van Bockhaven, Professor, Antwerpen Management School
  • Dr. Valentin Carlan, Post-Doctorate ResearcherUniversity of Antwerp
  • Martin Male, Business Partner Professional Services UK and Ireland, Verizon

Key Topics

  • Modern Policies & Regulations Affecting the Port Industry
  • Smart Also Means Becoming Green
  • Smart Solutions and Smart Management
  • Synergies Between Ports and Airports
  • The Benefits of Port Digitalisation for Maritime Pilotage and Marine Services
  • Overcoming Cyber Security Issues
  • How Digitalisation Can Change the Port Industry
  • SMART Port Solution: Counteracting Competition
  • Digital Transformation in Shipping
  • Turning Huge Data Into Benefits
  • Digitalising the Port Call Process
  • Smart Ports Model
  • Port Association’s Members
  • Policy/ Regulations institution and Body
  • Port Authorities
  • Port Terminal & Terminal Operators
  • Smart Solutions & Software Providers
  • Ship & Cargo owners
  • Aviation experts

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.



Awake.AI is a leading maritime logistics software platform company building an ecosystem for smart ports and shipping. Awake.AI’s mission is to lead the transition to sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics and reduce global shipping emissions with our ecosystem partners.

The platform is the first of its kind, built from the ground up to accommodate seamless collaboration within the entire maritime supply chain by sharing situational awareness and providing AI-supported predictions for future planning.

The API’s and applications built on top of the Awake platform are available for customers and third parties using the subscription business model.

Awake.AI offers Smart port as a Service™, Berth Planning, API solutions and Professional services for port digitalization and autonomous shipping.

Learn more about Awake.AI: www.awake.ai

GISGRO is a smart port management platform that helps port, their clients, and their subcontractors work smarter. With the ability to view and utilize port operations and asset data quickly and easily, the ports gain the power to effectively oversee and optimize port operations. Everyone at GISGRO has the port experience and passion to help the ports find the optimal ways to maximize the benefits of smart technology for the ports’ specific needs. GISGRO is developed my VRT Finland, a 3D underwater survey pioneer established in 2010 and based in Jyväskylä, Finland.


AST Applied Telematics are a specialist provider of advanced GSM and Satellite telematics and remote monitoring solutions for fixed and mobile assets in the disaster recovery, maritime and land M2M sectors.

AST Applied Telematics have developed from satellite technology origins providing remote asset management services for Ports, vessel owners, boat builders and commercial operators of fixed and mobile assets.

Telemetry systems are used globally to record information about the performance of a vessel or commercial asset whilst in operation through a variety of different communication methods.

Telematics data provides key personnel, with real-time information on the performance of an asset both fixed and mobile. Marine Telematics specifically can produce detailed data analysis of a vessel’s or assets performance, reporting on key performance indicators such as:

  • Destination and Speed
  • CO2 emissions
  • Fuel Consumption and Fuel burn rate
  • Engine Temperature
  • Engine Running hours
  • Coolant and Exhaust Temperatures
  • Main’s battery voltage

Simply put, Telematics has the potential to present critical performance information of a remote asset in near real time to a team potentially many miles away.

The data produced gives vessel owners, fleet managers etc. the power to make critical decisions to prevent expensive maintenance costs and significantly reduce fuel costs, but also more importantly prevent periods of downtime with data driven decisions being made on asset performance and potential issue prevention.



Innovez One has been delivering expert maritime software solutions for the world’s busiest ports, and towage operators. With a vision to automate complex maritime operations for ports, towage and workboat operators worldwide, our team has engineered and developed the MarineM platform that helps our users optimize critical maritime resource allocations for their operations.

MarineM is an innovative and powerful platform for marine operations. Discover cost savings from streamlining entire operations involving the ordering of marine services, planning and dispatch and billing. MarineM employs AI-based scheduling to discover cost savings and dramatically improve schedules of pilotage, towage operations. MarineM is proven to reduce waiting time for vessel port calls, optimise fuel consumption, pilotage and towage utilisation and more. A recent performance review at a port using MarineM shows a dramatic improvement of its marine services delivery of 500% since the platform been in place for the past 18 months. MarineM makes billing easy. MarineM Billing System’s rule-based billing engine automates the calculation and generation of bills, eliminating billing delays and errors.

Learn more about MarineM by visiting our booth for a live demonstration.


3DEO was founded by a group of likeminded engineers who passionately believed that data and information is better understood if it is viewed and interacted with in a multidimensional real world context. They understood that informed judgment is better made when data is easily presented and meaning can be extracted with minimal effort. 3DEO has developed an interactive platform which connects decision makers, easily, to diverse and combined geo-located data empowering intuitive, smarter decision making.

In 2020 we offer a full SaaS solution, leveraging the cloud, allowing clients to interrogate and visualise their complex datasets from anywhere with an internet connection. We provide a platform, toolset and support to nurture our client’s journey to smarter operations. We believe this incremental approach builds on strengths and identifies opportunities for transformation in a way that allows the organisation and its people to grow, evolve and improve together.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members, who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.nautinst.org

International Freight Network (IFN) brings together 200+ independent freight forwarders in 108 countries. Based in London, UK, IFN provides its members with the platform to connect and exchange business with other strong and proactive freight forwarders. IFN ensures it recruits only top quality companies; those dedicated to providing a highly expert service to their fellow members. In short, IFN is a growing international group of vetted business partners, ready and able to professionally handle business requests, all around the world. For more information, please visit www.internationalfreightnetwork.com

Established in 2000, our friendly and professional ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 organisation is one of the only remaining exclusive freight networks in the world and is represented in over 95 countries. www.ufofreight.com


WBEpro.com is launched with a vision to become the No.1 business event technology platform that bridges the communication void between organizers and their attendees. The portal will help attending community to assess and select the right events while enabling event owners to build an enduring relationship with their prospects. www.wbepro.com




Ship2Shore is one of the most successful on-line magazines in the Mediterranean region and the leading news provider in Italy exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the transports industry.

News are published daily on the website, grouped into macro-categories (shipping&shipyards, ports&services,  logistics&intermodal transport, energy&offshore, others) to help readers finding easily and quickly what they need.

A weekly pdf magazine, published on Monday and announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories; periodic Special Features complete the information offer.

Thanks to accurate and high quality information that can be browsed directly on desktops and mobile devices, Ship2Shore is a useful working tool for being regularly updated as well as an effective means for web advertising.

A free trial is available by signing up on www.ship2shore.it/english






Freightbook is a growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1500+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Quote Request form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly.





ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.





Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria
 – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos … www.actualidadmp.com






Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service. www.cargoconnections.net




A worldwide alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name –that’s the CONQUEROR formula for growing your business!

The CONQUEROR Freight Network (CQR) gives one agent in each local market the advantages that only the biggest logistics players once enjoyed: a global brand, a network of top-class agentswell-defined territories, and much more!






Marine & Maritime Gazette is read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation.


Information and Analytical Agency PortNews (IAA PortNews http://en.portnews.ru) is the leading provider of maritime news in Russia covering both domestic and international markets. On-line news and analytical materials related to port services, sea and river transport, shipping and shipbuilding placed at the agency’s portal are available on open access. Special attention is paid to oil and fuel markets. The audience of the portal’s Russian and English pages numbers about 8,000 regular readers. Our readership covers the territory from the North-West to the Far East of Russia as well as 60 countries worldwide.


Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled. They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation comprises of 220+ specialists in 105+ countries.


World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 275+ independent freight forwarders in 115+ countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters.




If you would like to be an official Media Partner for the Digitalised Smart Ports Conference, or to register your attendance, please contact:

Salil Kanwar
Tel: +91 20 48 52 3148
Email: [email protected]

At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible.  In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, ACI will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.


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