Europort marine show will be held live

By Jack Burke22 April 2021

Organizers say 85% of exhibition space has been reserved

The 40th edition of the Europort marine show will be held live this year, organizers announced.

The event will run Nov. 2-5 at the newly renovated Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming the international maritime community back to Europort this year,” said Raymond Siliakus, Exhibitions Manager at Rotterdam Ahoy “The last 12 months have been very challenging as we have all had to adapt to a new normal. However, changing circumstances have also led to an increase in innovative thinking as we have needed to find new ways to work.

“I believe this puts the industry in a strong position to address the challenges we now face. The industry is embarking on a period of transformation and to reflect this, the Europort program will address key challenges and opportunities, such as digitalization and energy transition. We encourage the whole maritime industry to join the conversation and be part of the transformative maritime dialogue Europort provided.”

Europort 2021 will focus on four key themes – Digitalization, Energy Transition, the Next Generation and Ship Finance – with a full program of events to be announced. In addition to new attractions such as the Shipcon Shipathon, visitors can expect the return of popular events including the Europort Opening Summit, the Mare Forum Ship Finance Conference, Innovation Stage pitches, masterclasses from C-suite level captains of industry, business matchmaking, awards and networking.

Already, 85% of the exhibition space has been reserved, while a brand-new Rising Stars pavilion will showcase innovative, maritime technology start-ups, organizers said.

Visitor registration for Europort 2021 will open May 3. For more information, visit www.europort.nl

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