Sustainable ESG to introduce GreenPorts Oceania at conference in Bruge

SESG’s Managing Director, Jackie Spiteri has been working hard with the GreenPort team in Europe to bring the highly respected GreenPort Congress to the Oceania region. Jackie will be introducing the GreenPorts Oceania Congress at the GreenPort Congress & Cruise being held in Bruge hosted by the Port of Antwerp-Bruge in October.

GreenPort Congress & Cruise has been running for almost two decades in Europe and host ports include Hamburg, Barcelona, Venice, Amsterdam, Valencia, Oslo, Piraeus and most recently Antwerp-Bruges.

This is the first time the conference will be held in the Oceanic Region. GreenPort Congress & Cruise brings together the whole port community from environmental managers and planners, terminal operators, shipping lines and owners through to logistics companies.

Delegates come from all over the world and therefore this is an ideal international forum for the exchange of information on the latest in sustainable environmental practice and emerging legislation.

The Conference raises opportunities for maritime ports and terminals to reduce their carbon footprints whilst becoming more sensitive to the environmental considerations, which are vital to future success.

Jackie Spiteri, Managing Director at SESG commented:

This is an incredible opportunity for the region, bringing together a community focused on sustainable development in the maritime sector to share experience and knowledge, learn and implement and collectively make a positive impact. I am thrilled that we are seeing the inaugural GreenPorts Oceania Congress land on our shores.

The inaugural edition of the conference will be chaired by Christopher Wooldridge, Science Coordinator EcoPorts EcoSLC, and Visiting Research Fellow, Cardiff University, UK and current chair of GreenPort Congress & Cruise – Europe.

Christopher states:

The international port sector is uniquely-placed to encourage a coordinated approach between the wide range of stakeholders to the pressing challenges of climate change and overall sustainability. Global, cross-boundary perspectives are essential if both worldwide and local solutions are to be implemented. GreenPort Oceania is a timely catalyst to facilitate such collaboration based on the exchange of knowledge and experience specifically focussed on identifying practicable, time- and cost-effective options. I am delighted to have been invited to work with the Congress network of port professionals, industry representatives and academia in delivering the program.

This is a 2 ½ day conference which includes a welcome address, keynote speakers and various sessions and working groups, with ample opportunity to network during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Further opportunities for meeting up with colleagues and industry partners will be available at the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner cumulating in the Port Tour all hosted by Port of Newcastle and included in the delegate package.

The details of the programme topics will be announced shortly and for more information, please contact the events team:
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