GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the afternoon of May 9, with Mr. Chen Hongxian, Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority handing over the IAPH flag to Luc Arnouts from Port of Antwerp, which is the next host of the Conference, IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference wrapped up with full success. IAPH president Santiago Garcia Mila as well as Port of Antwerp vice president Luc Arnouts spoke highly of the Conference and expressed profound gratitude to the organizer.
Themed on “Collaborate Now Create Future”, IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference attracted over 1,000 participants from business, port and shipping communities out of more than 50 countries across the world. The two-day event featured one keynote speech, 6 break-out sessions, one plenary meeting and a panel discussion conducted. Nearly 100 lectures presented by 66 speakers from home and abroad immersed the audience with numerous fresh ideas and intriguing insights. In addition, overseas exhibitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Venezuela, Malaysia and Indonesia together with domestic peers, namely Guangzhou Port, China Communications Construction Corporation, Cosco Shipping, Huawei, Bank of China, Guangzhou Development District, Guangzhou Nansha New District and Shenzhen Port showcased their cutting-edge solutions and programs at the concurrent exhibition.
During the Conference, Guangzhou Port accomplished to sign sister-port agreements with 8 international ports, adding up to a sister-port of 50 members in total. A number of collaboration projects such as “Green Port and Shipping” initiative and “Greater Bay Area 5G Port Innovation Center” were also launched in the city.
IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference was warmly embraced by the city as evidenced by its record high number of participants and sessions. The efforts and spirit to “Collaborate Now Create Future” will contribute another legend to the world’s port and shipping circles and inspire the city to go global for a better future.