ICHCA 20/20 Cargo Vision conference to discuss future cargo operations

PRESS RELEASE – From 11 to 14 November, ICHCA is hosting its 3-day conference and exhibition 20/20 Cargo Vision in Malta, where delegates from all over the world will discuss the future of cargo operations.

Delegates will be convening from 23 countries worldwide to share hard-won experience, innovative new thinking and technology to develop mutual understanding, share experiences, explore innovation and review appropriate policy and regulation that can contribute to safe, clean, compliant and efficient cargo operations.

As the global NGO for cargo handling and operations, the mission of ICHCA’s 20/20 CargoVision conference and exhibition is to facilitate the dialogue, bringing institutional and industry stakeholders together.

The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Malta and will feature a tour of the port, 2 full conference days alongside an exhibition, plenty of high-level networking opportunities including an official drinks reception and ICHCA awards ceremony, followed by the 82nd meeting of ICHCA’s Technical Panel.

Special attention will be given to hard to Africa and the event will host high-level sessions on Africa, the Mediterranean and OBOR with presentations from senior ports and cargo logistics figures. Delegations from hard to reach African ports, logistics, transport, shipping and shipper executives will be present. Among the represented countries will be Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivorie, Equatorial Guinea and Ghana, among others.

Speakers of the programme include :

– Dr. Tiago Fonseca, Technical Officer, World Maritime University
– Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director – Policy and Strategy, International Association of Ports and Harbors 
– Peter Lahay, ITF Coordinator. International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU Canada) 
– Philippe A. Bocco, President, PMAWCA Professional Training Center
– Prof. Manuel Hererra, Professor, Louvain School of Management – OBOR/Med/Africa 
– Michael Luguje, Managing Director, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
– Doopyo Kong, Specialist Transport and Maritime Unit, International Labour Organization (ILO)

The programme covers every aspect of creating a safer, more sustainable and secure maritime cargo operations across land and sea in sessions as follows :

– Automation & Digitalisation – Embracing The Smart Cargo Revolution
– Executive Leaders Panel: Reshaping The Hsse Agenda In Global Cargo Operations
– Cargo People – The Future Of Work, The Workforce & Workplaces Ashore & Afloat
– Cargo Market Focus: The Mediterranean, Africa And Obor
– Protecting People, Cargo, Assets & Planet – Safety Along Container & Bulk Cargo Chains

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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