SPEED organizes TomorrowPorts, the event for smart port innovators

SPEED organizes TomorrowPorts, the event for smart port innovators

July 5, 2021 – SPEED is inviting the port community and business, technology, and policy innovators from across Europe for a physical gathering around smart ports. The TomorrowPorts conference is set to take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 23 to 24 September 2021.

Smarter ports

SPEED, a European Interreg project aiming to build an ecosystem for smart port app development in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK, is organizing the TomorrowPorts conference. During this event participants will learn from use cases from smart port pioneers, get inspired by state-of-the-art smart port technologies, find tech talent to fuel the digital transformation, and get in touch with the latest thinking and frameworks. TomorrowPorts, taking place from 23 to 24 September in Antwerp, is open to anyone eager to discover new technologies (such as smart port applications), business models and ecosystems toward smarter ports.

Award

In addition to the event, TomorrowPorts conference provides an opportunity to nominate port solutions for an award to show that collaboration within port ecosystems is key to creating the Smart Ports of Tomorrow. The winner is entitled to a money prize, exposure, networking opportunities, free co-working space, and access to the virtual development lab and specific toolkits. The award ceremony will be held at the TomorrowPorts Conference in Antwerp, on Thursday September 23. Find out more about the award and on how to register your case here.

More information and tickets for TomorrowPorts are available here.

Erwin Verstraelen – Chief digital and innovation officer, Port of Antwerp: “A future Smart Port System will be built by open minds, collaboration and joint forces. That’s why Port of Antwerp is a proud partner of the SPEED project. I am looking forward to giving a keynote at the TomorrowPorts conference and meeting other smart ports and innovative companies from all over Europe.”

About SPEED

SPEED, the Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, is a European Interreg project aiming to build an ecosystem for smart port app development in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the UK, bridging the gap between the worlds of European ports and the nascent data science – IoT market. The SPEED team consists of Interreg Europe, AMS Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Lille University, JADS Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, WSX Enterprise, BU Bournemouth University, Portsmouth International Port, CITC EuraRFID, Port of Moerdijk, startups.be, PHC Poole Harbour Commissioners, BCP Council, Port Independent Port Services, PORTXL, Port of Antwerp and NxtPort.

 

 

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About Port of Antwerp-Bruges

With an overall throughput of 289 million tonnes per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and for the throughput of vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is home to 1,400 companies and accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The port provides, directly and indirectly, a total of around 164,000 jobs and generates an added value of 21 billion euros.
 
The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is clear - to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society. 

The port sites of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are operated by the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, a limited liability company of public law with the City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges as its shareholders. The port employs 1,800 people. Vice-Mayor of Antwerp Annick De Ridder is President of the Board of Directors, the Mayor of Bruges Dirk De fauw is the Vice-President. Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the port’s day-to-day management. 

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