A Sneak Preview of the program

Theme: Change to Innovative, climate friendly and efficient operation.

A. Two panel debates with ropax and roro top executives

How to develop the ferry shipping industry ?
  • Industry strategies next 3 years.
  • New conceptual passenger and freight operation.
  • New digital/autonomous solutions. Customer/Market demands and focus?
  • European and global supply chain.
  • New onboard service concepts?
  • Sustainable and efficient operations.
  • Less flying=more ferry? Perception: can we improve how holidaymakers perceive ferry travel?
  • Neighbouring country travel: opportunities


  • Peder Gellert – EVP DFDS
  • Ragnar Johansson – CEO Wallenius Sol Lines
  • Matteo Catani – CEO GNV
  • Achille Onorato – CEO Moby Line
  • Alistair Eagles – CEO Seatruck Ferries
  • Carsten Nörland – CEO Scandlines
  • Dan Mikkola – CEO Godby Shipping


More speakers to be announced.

B.  Media pressure. Learn how to manage media and social media challenges.

Crises media management network MTI explaining.

Specialized in serving shipping, transport, and offshore industries.


  • Cor Radings, Managing Partner MTI


  • Johanna Boijer Svanström SVP Corp. Communication Viking Line
  • Ariadne Psimara, New. Business Dev. Man. Attica Group
  • Anette Ulstrup Svendsen Head Corp. Communication Scandlines.

C. Panel debate – Think Tank 

Winning Ferry and port concepts/strategies. 2025/30

Tonnage, Port handling, Service concepts, Fuel, systems, Climate friendly, seamless and safe embarkation.


  • Anders Örgaard – Owner OSK Group
  • Paul Kypriano – Ext. Rel. Manager Grimaldi Group
  • Björn Boström – CEO Port of Ystad
  • Robbie Drumond – CEO CalMac
  • Ger van Langen – CEO Wagenborg  Passagiersdiensten

More speakers to be announced

D. Panel debate Ferry port top executives.

Preparing for a new/different ferry market next 3 years. Handling freight and passengers.
  • Autonomous and digital?
  • Customer friendly.
  • Climate friendly and efficient operation.
  • Success criteria.
  • Geopolitical issues (Brexit, immigration, )

Moderator: Isabelle Ryckbost secr. Gen. ESPO EU Seaport organisation.


  • Thedora Riga – Dir. Communication Port of Thessaloniki
  • Lieve Duprez – CCO Short Sea Port of Zeebrugge
  • Minas Papadakis – CEO Port of Heraklion
  •  Joe O’Neill – CEO Belfast Harbour

More speakers to be announced

E. “Ferry different”

  • Alternative ideas

Speaker: Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries.

F. Solutions For the industry presentations

Early confirmed
  • Efficient and seamless crewing systems – Adonis
  • Cost and time efficient cloud booking system – Lighthouse
  • Automation for efficiency in ferry operation – Logos Solutions
  • Electrification and hybrid climate solution – Shift Clean Energy
  • Solutions for Fit for 55 – Gotland Tech Development
  • More to come

G. Early Confirmed Ferry and port operators

More to come..


Conference official start     : 11.30 of May 19th  2022

Conference official ending   : 13.30 of May 20th  2022


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