7th Port Automation Summit LIVE ONLINE 2021
12 November 2013 - 14 November 2013
Manila, Phillippines

Our Speakers

  • Varun Govind RajVarun Govind Raj
    Turnaround Strategy Consultant
  • Piet OpstaelePiet Opstaele
    Innovation Lead,
    Port of Antwerp
  • Lyes ChebrekLyes Chebrek
    Port & Automation Expert,
    Port DNA
  • Irene van DijkIrene van Dijk
    Product Owner,
    Port of Amsterdam
  • Eugene CheahEugene Cheah
    General Manager Business Development,
    Fulton Hogan
  • Dr. Ioannis FilippopoulosDr. Ioannis Filippopoulos
    Associate Professor,
    Cyprus International Institute of Management, Hellenic American University
  • Gary VazGary Vaz
    Port planning and Maritime Technology innovation,
    Tow-botic Systems BV
  • Ashebir JacobsAshebir Jacobs
    Vice President, Marine Terminal Development,
    Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach
  • Bright P RayanBright P Rayan
    Head of IT // Expert in Ports & Terminals,
    ICTSI South Pacific
  • Kris KosmalaKris Kosmala
    Click & Connect first and Ambassador for Connected Ports Initiative
  • Tri WidianingsihTri Widianingsih
    SM Operations Resources Management Support,
    Jakarta International Container Terminal
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Why Live Online?

The current Covid-19 pandemic has put strains on various areas of business, especially when it comes to deriving commercial value from new initiatives. That said, learning, development, upgrading and business networking cannot stop! During this phase of self-isolation, travel restrictions and working from home, we can help you meet your professional development needs and you can still take your professional & business development plans to the next level.

To support your learning goals, the 7th Port Automation Summit 2021 will now be delivered digitally, LIVE ONLINE. We have converted our face-to-face summit and workshop sessions into to LIVE Online Sessions. This way you can continue to attend live and interactive case study presentations & sessions within the virtual event space where you can see and speak, with your global expert speakers and other industry participants!


The current pandemic situation has placed renewed emphasis on automated port operations including the reliance on telecommunications, remote piloting operations, autonomous port operations plus the  with transfer of containers involving the combination of automated cranes, automated rubber tire port vehicles and automated port railway operation amongst others.

Attend LIVE ONLINE the 7th Port Automation Summit taking place 18-21 May 2021, where you will cut down on many months and even years on figuring out how to effectively automate your port operations, by hearing proven insights and case studies globally on the FASTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS to AUTOMATE YOUR PORT, whilst ensuring you are able to implement these actionable strategies within your port operations and infrastructure. 

With increased ship sizes, mega ships and larger container vessels, increasing labour costs, market competition globally driving the importance of port operational efficiency and productivity, the need to reduce carbon footprint, ports around the world are increasingly turning to automation to maintain their competitive advantage in the industry.

Adopting strategic technological advancements and automating port processes is key to a port’s long-term viability to remain relevant in a market that favours lower cost, more efficient processes and faster turnaround times. While port automation is a strategy for the long haul and will take time to bear fruit, it is undeniable that it is now a necessity and paramount for any sustainable port operation.


  1. Success Stories – Gain insights on successful automation projects at ports and how they have reaped the benefits of automation to achieve new heights of efficiency.
  2. Case Studies – Overcome the biggest challenges You will face in Developing Optimized Operational Processes using automation and learn how you can effectively automate processes with the end goal of speeding up procedures and increasing overall productivity.
  3. Planning for Automation in Greenfield and Brownfield Ports – Hear the BIGGEST SECRETS about strategic planning for automation for waterside, yard and landside processes, as well as the different considerations that go into planning for greenfield and brownfield projects.
  4. Choosing What to Automate First and How to Automate – Hear from expert, their shortcuts and approaches to automating waterside, yard and landside processes to meet business objectives at their port and how you can apply this knowledge at your port.
  5. From Innovation and Business Case to GOING LIVE – Learn about the FASTEST METHODOLOGIES AND PROVEN WAYS of going from an Automation Business Case to Actually Rolling the Automation Out Full Fledged whilst making sure it works for your port operations!
  6. Handling and Integrating Automation Technology – Gain knowledge on how to effectively handle and integrate different systems like TOS, Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Automated Cranes and Automated Straddle Carriers to maintain smooth operations at ports.
  7. Maintaining Data Security – Understand how you can ensure that data remains secure amidst the transition to technological and automated systems and effectively conduct risk assessments on these systems.

Who Should Attend?

From Across Port Operators & Authorities, Maritime Authorities globally:

Heads/Senior Managers/General Managers/Managers/Engineers/Project Managers/Senior Executives of

  • Planning
  • Development
  • Operations
  • Technology/IT
  • Automation
  • Construction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategy
  • Transformation

Learn More About the Summit?

Email us at enquiry@equip-global.com for more information!


  • PortNews
  • Universal Freight Organisation
  • Project Cargo Network
  • Cargo Connections
  • Freightbook
  • The Maritime Standard
  • HAU
  • CIIM
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