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DAY ONE – 16/10/2019


Opening Session: Maritime and logistics facing the 2030 trends (09:30 – 10:30)

Introduce: Angelo Scorza – Ship2Shore

Welcome speech by:

  • Carla Roncallo – President of Port System Authority of Eastern Ligurian Sea
  • Pierluigi Peracchini – Mayor of La Spezia
  • Patrizia Barbieri – Mayor of Piacenza
  • Giovanni Toti – President of Regione Liguria
  • Luciano Pasquale – President of  “CCIAA Riviere di Liguria”

Keynote speech: Iveta Radičová – EU Coordinator for the Mediterranean Corridor

Container and logistic market challenges (10:30 – 11:30)

Chair: Nicola Capuzzo – MF-MilanoFinanza

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break


ROUND TABLE – Looking to the maritime and shipping sector in 2030: how to boost competitiveness safeguarding a sustainable and resilient future (12:00 – 13:15)

Keynote speech: We have 10 years to change the course – Axel Wenblad – WWF

Keynote speech: Building a sustainable supply chain – Milena Benzi – IKEA Italia Distribution

Chair: Umberto Masucci – International Propeller Club

  • Matteo Gasparato – UIR 
  • Daniele Rossi – Assoporti 
  • Nereo Marcucci – Confetra 
  • Stefano Messina – Assarmatori 
  • Zeno D’Agostino – ESPO
  • Giulia Costagli – RFI


13:15 -14:15 Lunch


ROUND TABLE Keep up with cyber risks and cybersecurity from a legal and insurance perspective: a glance into the future (14:15 15:45)

Chair: Davide Magnolia – LCA Studio Legale

  • Cyber risk and cybersecurity: a domestic perspective – Giacomo Falsetta – LCA Studio Legale
  • New Marine Technologies and Their Impact on Maritime Liabilities and Cyber Risk – David Russo – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Loss prevention – Cyber considering the risks in the supply chain – Kate Andrews – Through Transport Mutual Services (UK) Ltd. for the TT Club
  • Project Cargo: insurance coveragesPierluigi Portalupi – Generali Italia



WestMed Conference on Blue Growth – DG MARE (14:30 – 16:30)

Chair: Leonardo Manzari – WestMED National Hub for Italy

  • The role of Italy within the basin policy for Mediterranean and the 5+5 Dialogue countries – Nicola Favia – Office of the Prime Minister – Dept of Cohesion – WestMED for Italy
  • The Initiative for the sustainable development of the Blue economy in the Western Mediterranean (WestMed). Presentation of the Assistance Mechanism, goals, priorities, actions – Javier Fernandez – WestMED Initiative
  • Main strategic projects undergoing in the sector of Transport Infrastructures and Traffics in the Mediterranean Basin
  • An overview of the EU, regional, local funding programmes/instruments and calls relevant to the sector – Laura Parducci – WestMED for Italy

EU Project networking tables on following topics (hackathon) (15.30 – 16.30)

Chair: Leonardo Manzari, Laura Parducci – WestMED for Italy

  • An overview of the EU, regional, local funding programmes/instruments and calls relevant to the sector – Laura Parducci – WestMED for Italy
  • Ports, Intermodal Infrastructures and Services; Platforms&Connections (incl. Port of the future, Rail last mile and e-logistic, Container market); LNG (incl. Bunkering, Production, Market, BioLNG, Cruise, Energy Management);
  • Innovation in Shipbuilding&Repair (incl. Autonomous ships, Cruise, Energy Management); Innovation in Freight&Passenger Traffic (incl. TEN -T Policy, Inland Nodes, Innovation in Logistic, Digitalisation, Cyber Security)


La Spezia in the new TEN-T Regulation and the CEF 2 opportunities (15:45 – 16:30)

Chair: Alexio Picco – Circle Group

Introduction: CEF2 and Italian Green New DealRoberto Zucchetti – PTSCLAS SpA

  • Mediterranean CorridorWojtek Sopinski – DG MOVE
  • Current results of the study on the Core Network Corridor ScanMed – Klaus Uwe Sondermann – Kombiconsult
  • Motorways of the Sea prospective – Alexio Picco – Circle Group
  • CEF2: the Ligurian regional perspective – Jacopo Riccardi – Port area, Logistic, European Project and Strategic Rail Infrastructures – Liguria Region
  • Short and long term opportunities and military mobility – Federica Polce – MIT (Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports)


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break


Rail last mile and e-logistics (17:00 – 18:15)

Chair: Federica Montaresi – Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea

Introductory speech: The Digital Transport and Logistic Forum and the digital rail evolution – Andrea Condotta – Codognotto

  • Our Last Mile – Livio Ravera – Mercitalia Shunting & Terminals
  • Shunting: the opinion of the Rus – Marco Terranova – Fercargo
  • Digitalisation and TAF TSI – Roberto Toscani – Binary System
  • Digitalisation in rail freight transport with TAF TSI standards – Lorena Saez – Fundacion Valencia Port


DAY TWO – 17/10/2019


ROUND TABLE – La Spezia port system and the role of the Santo Stefano Dry Port (09:00 10:45)

Keynote speech: Logistic Centres: efficient development of the European Logistic ChainsPablo Hoya – Zaldesa and Europlatform

Presentation on the vision of La Spezia system (which, in addition to Santo Stefano di Magra, includes a focus on specific and distinctive skills of the local community, study presentation on employment impacts, enhancement of the National Transportation School, the role of Pontremolese)

Chair: Anna Pucci –  “La Nazione” – editorial staff La Spezia

  • Technological innovation and customs simplification – Giovanni Cassone – Customs Agency La Spezia
  • Carla Roncallo – Port System Authority of Eastern Ligurian Sea
  • Paola Sisti – Mayor of Santo Stefano di Magra


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break


ROUND TABLE – Enabling a more sustainable Logistics with BioLNG – SoS LOG (11:15 – 12:15)

Chair: Renzo Provedel –  SOS-LOGistica

Introduction: Daniele Testi – SOS-LOGistica


From Smart Ships to Autonomous Ships – ATENA (12:15 – 13:30)

Chair: Claudio Boccalatte – ATENA – La Spezia section

Introduction: An Overview of the Research Towards the Autonomous Ship – Michele Martelli – UNIGE

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


ROUND TABLE – Connected port and logistics (14:30 – 16:00)

Chair:  Richard Morton – International Port Community Systems Association

  • You have to change to stay the same – Hans Rook – Port Community System Association
  • The European Maritime Single Window Environment – Peter Bresseleers – PortExpertise
  • The Italian PCS reference model – Fabrizio Perrone – Logistica Digitale
  • European Maritime Single Window environment – focus on customs aspects – Marco Marsili – DG TAXUD
  • Empowering the maritime sea transport ecosystem with collaboration and data sharing by PortCDM – from concept to implementation  Mikael Lind – Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) 
  • UMneo: facilitating the interface between ports and roads Stephanie Kleine – Ursa Major Project
  • Freight forwarding evolution – Vladimiro Durante – Progetto Adele


Port of the Future (16:00 – 17:00)

Chair: Alberto Quarati – Il Secolo XIX / The MediTelegraph