A Sneak Preview of the program

Theme: Change to Climate-Friendly and Efficient Operation

A. Two panel debates with ropax and roro top executives

  • How to be climate-friendly and cost-efficient? Industry strategies next 3 years.
  • Are we digitally proactive? Are we market or production driven? Customer focused? Tonnage?


  • Spiros Paschalis, CEO Attica Group
  • Ragnar Johansson, CEO Wallenius Sol Lines
  • Lars Hoffman, VP Head DFDS Mediterranean
  • Dirk Witteveen, CEO Transfennica
  • Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries
  • Ger van Langen, Managing Director Wagenborg
  • Piotr Redmerski, CEO Polferries
  • Harri Hanschmidt, Management board member Tallink Grupp AS
  • More speakers to be announced

B. Booking.com, learn from the world travel industry leader

  • Booking.com has its HQ in Amsterdam. What makes them so successful. How do they do it?


  • Christina Jacobsen and Riikka Keppola, Nordic Managers Booking.com

C. Learn from communication specialists

  • Under pressure from (social) media? How to be prepared and proactive?
  • Learn from speakers and industry leader, crisis media management network MTI, serving shipping, transport and offshore industries.

Moderator: Cor Radings, Managing Partner MTI


  • Johanna Boijer- Svanström, SVP, Corporate Communications Viking Line
  • Dan Bridgett, Group Head Communications P&O
  • Ariadne Psimara, New Business Development Manager. Attica Group

D. Thinktank: winning ferry and port concepts 2025/30

  • Tonnage? Fuel? Passenger? Freight? Onboard? Port handling? Service concepts?


  • Johan Röstin, CEO ForSea Ferries
  • Morten Larsen, Dir. Proj. Man. Fjord Line
  • Björn Boström, CEO Port of YSTAD
  • Finn Wollesen, Managing Director KNUD E. HANSEN
  • More speakers to be announced

E. Panel debate port executives

  • New big ferries and port development; how to prepare? Best port handling solutions? Success criteria? Automotive and digital? Customer friendly?


  • Bart Steijaert, CEO Port of Helsingborg
  • Athanasios Porfyris, CEO Port of Igoumenitsa
  • More speakers to be announced

F. “Ferry different”

  • Alternative ideas

Speaker: Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries.

More to come.

G. Climate -Friendly presentations for the industry;

  • Intermodal passenger ferry/train opportunities & more. Giorgos Papastamatiou.MD. LIKNOSS
  • Efficient and seamless crewing systems. Per Ove Kviteberg. CHAIRMAN ADONIS.
  • Eco smart automatic mooring system Nicklas Vedin. GLOBAL PROD. MAN. CAVOTEC
  • Econology powered by wind. Frank Niewenhuis . CEO ECONOWIND.
  • Battery systems for ferries. Stein Ruben Larsen. SVP SALES NORWEGIAN ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
  • Electrical integration. Ertrug Yasar. CEO ELKON.
  • Color Hybrid &more Trond Skodjevåg Bö. SALES MAN. ULSTEIN VERFT
  • Eco smart short sea ferries. Selcuk Bakanoglu. BUS.DEV. MANAGER. SEFINE SHIPYARD

And more to come…….


Conference official start : 11.30 on the 27th of May 2020

Conference official ending : 13.30 on the 28th of May 2020


DoubleTree by Hilton
Amsterdam Centraal Station