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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.

 

 

About Port of Antwerp

As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 231 million tonnes of international maritime freight, and is home to Europe's largest integrated chemical cluster. The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143.000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value.  

True to its mission 'a home port vital for a sustainable future’, Antwerp Port Authority aims to flexibly respond to a rapidly evolving maritime market, allowing the port to continue playing its role as a leading world port. The emphasis in this respect is on cooperation, adaptability, a strong focus on innovation and digitisation, and on sustainable added value, as well as on responsibility towards society. 

Antwerp Port Authority is a limited liability company of public law, with the City of Antwerp as sole shareholder. It employs over 1.600 people. Port alderman Annick De Ridder is chairman of the Board of Directors and Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day management. www.portofantwerp.com  

The telephone number +32 492 15 41 39 is only for press inquiries. For other questions you can mail to communicatie@portofantwerp.com

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