Agenda Day 2

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Chairperson’s welcome

Nigel Nixon, Chairman, Nigel Nixon Consultancy


Nigel Nixon

Nigel Nixon Consultancy

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Day One Recap Session:

Following a full day of presentations, case studies, interactive discussions, networking sessions and a beer or two, this session will present the opportunity for the audience to have their say. By focusing on the key points discussed on the first day, and a further opportunity to share ideas, individuals will be allowed to share their insights and solutions into those specific problems with the entire conference.

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM The Future of Ports: Smart Infrastructure, Port Automation and Digitalisation

Jan Egbertsen, Manager Innovation, Port of Amsterdam
· What is the “Ultimate Smart Port”, and where is the future headed in terms of automation, IoT devices and connectivity
· Driving productivity through physical and IT infrastructure technology and innovation
· Developing and adapting into a Smart Port: Modernising infrastructure, automating and digitalising

Jan Egbertsen

Manager Innovation
Port of Amsterdam

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM Dredging and Reclamation: From Planning to Completion

Claudio Buitenhuis, Team Leader of Ports and Marine, AECOM
· Quick overview of the regulatory landscape
· Initiating the project: Planning, approvals, permits and licenses
· Early Contractor Involvement: Delving deeper into the benefits and how it can optimise a project
· Importance of an effective stakeholder engagement plan: Managing misconceptions and potential disputes to avoid delays
· Understanding the process of reclaiming existing land to make way for new structures
· Environmental condition monitoring
· Reusing dredged material: Dumping permits, treatment and reclamation

Claudio Buitenhuis

Team Leader of Ports and Marine

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Morning Coffee and Networking Break

· The importance of risk assessment and understanding the probability of failure throughout the entire lifecycle of the structure
· Reviewing the appropriate measures for inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repairs
· Considering other important factors: Environmental, legal and safety

Tony Parker

Director of Engineering
Shoreham Port

Dr Martin Smith

University of Brighton

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Application of Measuring Systems and Sensor Monitoring Systems

Peter Quist, Head of Group Port Structures & Waterways, Witteveen+Bos
· Overview of the emerging technology to support condition monitoring
· Utilising these innovative systems to gain deeper insights into the deterioration of port structures
· Adjusting calculations and guidelines based on data received to optimise the maintenance strategy
· Case study example and ongoing development

Peter Quist

Head of Group Port Structures & Waterways

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch and Networking

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project: Channelling Deepening and Widening

Keith Young, Engineering Director, Aberdeen Harbour Board
· Competitiveness: Removing major bottlenecks, diversification, adapting to new trade activity and opening new revenue streams
· Detailed overview of the project: Planning, design, development, investment and procurement strategy
· Capital dredging: Accommodating larger vessels, efficiency, reducing risk and improving safety
· Future development and expansion opportunities

Keith Young

Engineering Director
Aberdeen Harbour Board

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Effective Communication between Internal and External Stakeholders: Discussion, Debate and Best Practice

Nigel Nixon, Chairman, Nigel Nixon Consultancy
· The importance of effective stakeholder and community engagement in the planning and implementation of projects: Drivers, challenges , project threats and implications
· Internal: Understanding how to secure buy-in, build the business case and communicate the plan from the bottom up and top down
· Project teams: Developing effective tools to manage expectations and ensure the entire project supply chain is bought at every stage of the project
· Community: Ensuring transparency and effective processes that enable community engagement and decision making
· Outcomes and best practice: What are the solutions?

Nigel Nixon

Nigel Nixon Consultancy

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Smart Ports: Innovative Systems for Traffic Management in a Passenger RO/RO Terminal

Hele-Mai Metsal, Head of Development Department, Port of Tallinn
· Project overview and drivers: Achieving a simple, fast and efficient flow through an innovative Traffic Management System
· Building the business case, selling the concept and securing buy-in: The importance of internal communication throughout the entire project lifecycle
· Reviewing the challenges from inception through to deployment and top tips on how to avoid them
· Test case study: Reviewing the effectiveness of the system through results analysis

Hele-Mai Metsal

Head of Development Department
Port of Tallinn

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Farewell Afternoon Tea and Networking Break