AGENDA 2022

10 November 2022

9.00 am

INSTITUTIONAL OPENING SESSION
ACTIVE LABOR POLICIES FOR LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING

The digitalization and use of automation in shipping and logistics are profoundly changing the sector work model.Some job profiles are disappearing and others are emerging, while the disruptions – especially linked to climate change – that are characterizing the supply chains, put pressure on the transport and logistics of goods, accelerating some strenuous aspects of work but also illicit practices of exploitation and precariousness, which compromise its quality.In this very complex and varied context, active policies are priority tools, with which the essential value of work is established and considered not simply as a source of income but a necessary and indispensable added value for the competitiveness of businesses.

11.00 am

NEW JOBS, UPSKILLING, CONTINUOUS TRAINING AND GENDER GAP

In times of strong transformations, such as energy and digital transition, and the appearance of new players and new jobs in the supply chain, upskilling and continuous training are essential, as well as the implementation of strong actions to overcome the social problem of gender gap.

LUNCH BREAK

2.00 pm

ENERGY TRANSITION IN PORTS: TRENDS AND GEOPOLITICAL IMPACTS

More than others, the world of ports is experiencing a huge transformation linked to the energy transition. Ports are not only a connectivity hub: considering the characteristics of the industrial environment, proximity to renewables and the potential use of alternative fuels for multimodal transport, they can also be energy hubs.

4.00 pm

HYDROGEN AND RENEWABLES FOR SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

Hydrogen and renewables are two key elements of the new energy mix, together with the possibility of using varied set of alternative fuels. What are the real applications to date and the concrete possibilities of the next decade? In this context, what will be the role of energy communities?

NETWORKING DINNER FOR SPEAKERS & SPONSORS

11 November 2022

9.00 am

COLD IRONING: TOWARDS A COMMON EUROPEAN HARMONIZATION AND THE ITALIAN DEPLOYMENT PLAN

The electrification of the docks is underway at various speeds throughout Europe, but the sector still presents several barriers to harmonized development: technical aspects, governance, energy taxation and management of incentives. What are the real perspectives and uses in the Italian and European context?

10.30 am

TEN-T REVISION: THE EUROPEAN MARITIME SPACE AND THE NEW ROLE OF INLAND TERMINALS IN MULTIMODAL CROSS BORDER TRANSPORT

The new plan for the Motorways of the Sea presents the guidelines for maritime transport as a fundamental part of the trans-European transport network system. In addition, the review of the TEN-T networks designs a new tool, the European Maritime Space (EMS), opening up new possibilities for carrying out complex projects with pan-European benefits and suggest a new role for inland terminals, which will be more strategically framed in the development of multimodal networks. What are the first impressions and what are the real prospects?

12.00 pm

EUROPEAN FUNDING: THE CEF TOOL

Ports, transport and logistics dealing with old and new tools supporting innovation: from Horizon Europe to CEF, passing through the new opportunities related to the Innovation Fund. What is the right mix and how to make European projects synergic with PNRR opportunities?

LUNCH BREAK

2.00 pm

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMISATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Digitalisation and automation of ports and the supply chain: a constantly evolving framework between the main technological trends, such as Artificial Intelligence, and the new upcoming European Regulations, such as the electronic transport document.

3.30 pm

DISRUPTIVE TECH FOR TRANSPORT: DRONES IN PORTS AND LOGISTICS

Drones are no longer in the pioneering stage. Thanks to their technological maturity, the world of ports, transport and logistics is launching multiple solutions for safety, operational and emission control.

4.30 pm

THE PIACENZA LOGISTIC NODE BETWEEN EUROPEAN CORRIDORS AND THE EVOLUTION OF LOGISTIC SERVICES FOR THE FIRST AND THE LAST MILE

The Piacenza logistic node is barycentric with respect to three TEN-T Corridors (Reno Alpi, Med and Scan Med). Thanks to the integrated connection with the port of La Spezia and Marina di Carrara, Piacenza offers excellent multimodal connection services, which confirm it is logistically strategic for the import-export of local companies.