Smart Ports Russia 2021 –
Conference on the Modernization
of Ports and Terminals
March 24, 2021
Moscow, Marriott Grand Hotel
Smart Ports Russia 2021 will be held
in Moscow (Russia) on March 24, 2021

The conference is focused on sea, river and dry ports and terminals, port administrations, as well as companies operating in related industries.

Port managers and owners, CTOs, top managers responsible for the innovative development and modernization of ports and terminals are among conference participants.

The conference includes a practically focused business program in the format of an extended discussion and Smart Ports Cocktail for establishing informal contacts between the participants.
According to various estimates, the introduction of smart port technologies can increase productivity by 30% or more and cut costs by up to 50%.
The inevitable growth of world cargo turnover, the growing demand for an increase in the speed of cargo handling, the commissioning of larger cargo ships and high–tech equipment at all stages of cargo transportation require ports and terminals interested in further growth not only to comply, but also to anticipate current trends through the introduction of new technologies before competitors. Ports that do not introduce new technologies will rapidly lose their market share as compared to their closest more technologically advanced competitors within several years.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Russian
Piet Opstaele
Innovation Enablement Manager
Port of Antwerp
Juan Manuel Diez
Head of Strategic Planning & Innovation
Port of Valencia
Natalia Kapkajewa
Head of Representative Office
Port of Hamburg
Andreas Schruth
Director Energy and Sustainability Management
Andrey Sizov
General Director
Primorsk Universal Loading Complex
Irina Olkhovskaya
Director of Port and Railway Projects
Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company
Svetlana Samsonova
Port of the Future Project Coordinator
Port of Antwerp
Tommy Mikkelsen
Managing Director
Miguel Llop
Director of Digital Transformation
Valenciaport Foundation
Dinar Gainutdinov
General Director
Sergey Goraiko
Architect of business applications in the transport industry
Maxim Maksimov
Commercial Director
Beglyar Novruzov
Head of the Department "Economics of Infrastructure Industries"
Center for Strategic Research
Evgeny Mayson
Development Director
Russian logistics information systems (Global Ports)
Maxim Lukyanov
Head of the Department for the Organization of Customs Clearance and Customs Control
FCS of Russia
Indra Vonck
Deloitte Port Advisory
We invite you to take part
in the Smart Ports Russia 2021!
Preliminary Program
March 24, 2021
09:00 – 10:00
Registration of participants, accreditation of mass media
Welcome tea, coffee
10:00 – 10:10
Opening ceremony
10:10 – 11:30

Ports 4.0: technological revolution is coming

Issues for discussion:

  • Purpose of modernization. Calculation of costs and benefits through the example of existing smart ports
  • Why smart ports ceased to be just a fashionable trend: financial indicators of new technologies introduction
  • New generation technologies that will introduce changes in the operation of ports in the near future
  • New era in the security and cybersecurity of ports and terminals
  • What will happen to ports after the introduction of 5G networks in Russia: why is it important to prepare today?
11:30 – 12:00
Coffee break
Meetings and negotiations
12:00 – 13:30

Smart ports cases: what is the real impact of new technologies introduction?"
Issues for discussion:

  • Why more advanced ports made good work with pandemic limitations: consideration of cases
  • Cases related to an increase in the speed of cargo turnover and cost reduction in ports and terminals
  • Container terminals automation and smart containers handling
  • Cases of bulk terminals automation
  • Digitalization of liquid bulk cargo terminals: safety and cost reduction
  • Practice of using augmented reality technologies in the operation of ports and terminals
  • Growth challenges: how automation can solve the problem with the lack of space
  • Robotic cranes and loaders, drones and driverless vehicles in ports and terminals: results of their use
13:30 – 15:00
Meetings, negotiations, networking
15:00 – 17:30

Smart ports: current trends and technologies of the future
Issues for discussion:

  • Intelligent integrated systems for dock operation and vehicle management
  • New generation lifting equipment
  • Remote monitoring and control systems in ports and terminals
  • How blockchain technology, big data, and machine learning help ports and terminals
  • Digital twins in the design and modernization of ports and terminals
  • Smart technologies and the environment: jointly with Europe against noise and pollution and for clean energy and emission control
  • Interaction of smart ports with smart ships: what are the advantages and how to implement
  • How artificial intelligence has already reduced costs in the world's leading ports
17:30 – 18:00
Results summarizing
Smart Ports Cocktail
Informal communication, networking
Terms and Conditions
Personal participation in the conference
720 euros
Online participation in the conference
450 euros
The registration fee includes:
  • Participation in conference events included in the program
  • Lunch, coffee breaks
  • Smart Ports Cocktail
  • Handouts in electronic form
  • Placement of brief information about the company, contact information and logo in the electronic catalogue
  • Materials on the conference results (photo report, presentation of reports, catalogue of participants)
  • 2 or more representatives from one company – 15%
  • Regular participants of events organized by ICF-International Conferences – 10%
Additional advertising opportunities:
  • Virtual participation (placement of information in the catalogue of conference participants, placement of advertising materials at the conference venue) – 480 euros
  • Placement of advertising materials at the conference venue – 360 euros
  • Placement of a full-colour advertising module (A4 format) in the electronic catalogue of conference participants – 240 euros
  • Logo placement on full-colour ribbons of conference participants – 1600 euros
  • Placement of a mobile banner at the conference venue – 360 euros
  • Additional advertising opportunities – upon request
Media Partners
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please feel free to write us.
Moscow, Russia
Marriott Grand Hotel
Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the capital and most populous city of Russia. It is the second-most populous city in Europe, as well as the largest city (by area) on the European continent. Moscow has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city.

The venue of the Smart Ports Russia 2021 —
Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel.

Set the stage for a remarkable experience in Russia at Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel.

Located on famous Tverskaya Street in the vibrant city centre of Moscow, our 5-star hotel welcomes you into a magnificent grand lobby, showcasing a glass dome and tranquil fountain.

Relax in our well-appointed rooms and suites, many with scenic views of the city, featuring plush pillowtop bedding, deluxe amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Keep up with your fitness routine in our state-of-the-art gym, relax in the whirlpool or swim in the indoor pool. Indulge in body treatments at our full-service spa. Meet with friends or colleagues in our sophisticated lobby bar or dine on Russian and European cuisine in our restaurants.

Our versatile and stylish event venues, as well as planning and catering services are ideal for meetings and special occasions.

Walk to the Kremlin, Red Square and other city centre attractions - just minutes from our hotel.
Organizing Committee
Conference registration and other issues
ICF - International Conferences
+7 (495) 646-01-51
+7 (812) 448-08-48
Svetlana Barsukova
Participation and Sponsorship
Aishe Yanikova
Speakers and Governments
Smart Ports Russia 2021
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