Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit
Four of the leading owners in Europe’s special ship segments will lead what promises to be an intense panel discussion of industry hot topics at Europort 2019 on November 5th, as one of the most significant events in the maritime calendar gets underway at Rotterdam Ahoy.
Part of the Europort opening summit, the shipowner panel discussion provides only the first of the highlights of a conference and exhibition running 5-8 November which is set to cover Special Ships and Smart Solutions via three thematic strands of Smart Business, Smart People and Smart Technology.
The opening panel has attracted some of the leading voices in Europe’s special ships business. Antonio Bordils, CEO of Boluda Towage will represent workboats, while Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping will speak as a short sea operator. Also on stage will be Pieter Van Oord, CEO of leading dredging and offshore wind contractor, Van Oord, and Annika Hult, Managing Director of ferry operator Stena Line.
ABOUT EUROPORT 2019
Held between 5 - 8 November 2019 in the world port city of Rotterdam, Europort 2019 will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 27,000 professional visitors and 1,100 exhibiting companies Europort is one of the world’s leading maritime meeting places.