The country’s first 'Smart Digital Port' conference about new technologies

The country’s first 'Smart Digital Port' conference about new technologies
21 Jun

On Thursday July 20th, the Tarragona Port Authority’s function room will host the country’s first 'Smart Digital Port' conference, organised by the Fundació Tarragona 2017 Smart Mediterranean City, with the support of the Port of Tarragona, the State Ports and Repsol.


The conference aims to address issues related to the digital transformation of ports and will bring together a considerable number of port administration and logistics professionals, as well as professionals related to companies associated with these fields.


In total there are five conferences and round tables scheduled, focusing on the development and implementation of new technologies that aid and improve commercial and port activities, setting them in the context of the 'smart city' project.


The aim is to strengthen and consider the use of new technologies as one of the ways of achieving more efficient, effective and sustainable port logistics; values that the Port of Tarragona has already been implementing for some years.





10.00am - 10.30am | Registry attendees


10.30am - 11.00am | Opening 

Mr. José Llorca Ortega. President of the Public Entity of State Ports  
Mr. Josep Andreu and Figueras. President of the Port Authority of Tarragona
Mr. Josep Félix Ballesteros. Mayor of Tarragona and President of the Tarragona Smart Mediterranean City Foundation


11.00am - 11.30am | Ports in the era of Smart, Green and Synchromodal digital transformation

Mr. Miguel Ángel Pesquera González. Main Professor of Transport. E.T.S. Civil engineer. University of Cantabria


10.30am - 11.45am | Coffe Break 


11.45am -1.00 pm | Smart Port Round Table

Moderator | Alvaro Rodríguez Dapena. Director of Planning and Development of State Ports
Mr. Juan Diego Pérez Freire. General Management at  Port Authority  of A Coruña
Mr. Rubén Marín Gallego. General management at Port Authority of Avilés


1.00pm - 2.15pm | Green Port Round Table

Moderator | Mr. Javier Fernandez Lopez. ICADE Business School Professor
Mr. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio. General Management at Port Authority of Huelva
Mr. Joan Basora Robert, Director of Corporate Development and Sustainability at Port Authority of Tarragona


2.15pm - 3.15pm | Lunch Break


3.15pm - 4.30pm | 'Synchromodal' Port Round Table

Moderator | Mr. Jaime Luezas Alvarado. Head of the Services Area and Port Community of State Ports  
Mr. Francesc Sánchez. General Mangement at Port Authority of Valencia
Ms. Catalina Grimalt. Deputy General Management of Organization and Internal Resources at Port Authority of Barcelona


4.30pm - 5.00pm | Conclusions and the impacts of digital transformation on ports

Mr. Pablo Coto Millán. Dean Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences. Professor of Economic Analysis. University of Cantabria


5.00pm | Closing

Mr. Ramón Ignacio García. General Management at Port Authority of Tarragona



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