Preliminary Program presented by Main Sponsor Port of Ystad

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

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Main Sponsor

Time 16:00 | Visit to port of Ystad Bus transfer from Malmö

Location: Bus leaving from Hotel Kramer, Malmö (back 21:00)

Time 21:00 – 22:30 | Pre-conference reception

Sponsored by Port of Helsingborg

Location: Hotel Kramer

Time 08:00 | Set up of exhibition stands

Location: Exhibitors area

Time 09:30 | Registration

Location: Casino Cosmopol

Time 10:00 | Welcome Coffee

Location: Exhibitors area

Sponsored By Segafredo – R&F Retail 

Time 11:30 | Conference begins – Official opening

Speakers – Bo-Lennart Thorbjörnsson & Frans Baud

Message from Main Sponsor

Bjorn Böstrom CEO, Port of Ystad

Time 12:00 | PANEL DEBATE Ro-Pax Executives about industry strategies next 3 years. 

Focus on new innovative, operational efficient and profitable in the passenger travel market. Are we market or production driven? Tonnage development?


  • Peder Gellert, EVP DFDS
  • Matteo Catani, CEO GNV
  • Achille Onorato, CEO Moby Line
  • Carsten Nörland, CEO Scandlines

Moderator: Bo-Lennart Thorbjörnsson

Time 13:00 | Efficient solutions for the industry

TOPIC: Efficient and seamless Crewing systems

  • Speaker – Eric Meijer Product director, Europe Adonis

TOPIC: Boosting business with a modern reservation system

  • Speaker – Hans Björkborg, Management consulting and digitalization Lighthouse

Moderator: Jan Philip Eckman

Time 13:30 | Lunch

Sponsored by Sefine shipyard

Time 14:30 | Message/invitation from post summit organizer

Sponsored By Retailfood

Time 14:35 | PANEL DEBATE Ro-Ro Executives Industry strategies next 3 years.

Focus on how to be climate-friendly, operational efficient and profitable in the freight and logistic market.


  • Ragnar Johansson, CEO Wallenius Sol
  • Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck ferries
  • Dan Mikkola, CEO Godby Lines
  • Peter Kesting, Freight Manager ForSea

Moderator: Bo-Lennart Thorbjörnsson

Time 15:30 | Efficient solutions for the industry

TOPIC: Optimized propulsion and energy steering systems

  • Speaker – Stefan Sedersten, CEO Berg propulsion

TOPIC: Automation for efficiency

  • Speaker – Lars Clausen, CEO Logos

TOPIC: Clean Energy Solutions

  • Speaker – Brent Perry, CEO Shift-CleanEnergy

Moderator: Jan Philip Eckman

Time 16:15 | Coffee Break

Location: Exhibitors area

Sponsored By Segafredo – R&F Retail 

Time 16:45 | Efficient ferries and solutions for the industry

TOPIC:  Classification

  • Speaker – Pino Spadafora, Global Commercial Senior Director Rina S.P.A.

TOPIC: Electrifying the Marine industry

  • Speaker –  Rakshith Sachitanand PhD. Director for LTO and Fuel cell systems at Echandia Group AB

TOPIC: Marine and industrial applications

  • Speaker – James Undén Lead Naval Architect at Kockumation

Moderator: Jan Philip Eckman

Time 17:30 | “Ferry different “Alternative ideas to end the day

Speaker – Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries

Time 18:00 Awards ceremony: RoPax, RoRo and Ferry Port of the Year

Award drink sponsored by Simsonship

Time 18:30 – 19:30 Break

Time 19:30 | Predinner drinks

Location: Exhibition area

Time 20:00 | Walking Dinner

Sponsored By Port of Ystad

Location: Casino Top floor Restaurant

Time 22:00 | Night Cap

Sponsored By MMCE Marine Models

Location: Kockska

Time 08:45 | Solutions Fit for 55

Speaker: Christer Bruzelius, Sen. Partner Gotland Tech Dev

Time 09:00 | PANEL DEBATE Think tank. Ferry/port executives.

The ferry industry looks 2025/3 Climate-friendly? Super digital. Customer friendly.


  • Anders Örgaard, CCO OSK
  • Björn Boström, CEO Port of Ystad
  • Paul Kyprianou, Ext. Rel. Man. Grimald
  • Robbie Drummond, CEO CALMAC
  • Ger Van Langen, CEO Wagenborg

Moderator: Mike Louagie

Time 10:00 |  Solutions for the industry

TOPIC: Successful onboard business

  • Speaker – Tony Michaelsen, Head of Business Development Retail Food Service


  • Speaker – TBN

Moderator: Jan-Philip Eckmann

Time 10:00 |  Coffeebreak

Location: Exhibitors area

Sponsored By Segafredo – R&F Retail 

Time 11:00 | PANEL DEBATE Ferry ports executives.

Strategies next 3 years New big ferries. How to prepare? Best climate friendly port handling. Automotive? Electrical?


  • Karin Maat, Port of IJmuiden
  • Björn Boström, CEO Port of Ystad
  • Minas Papadakis, CEO Port of Heraklion
  • Gernot Tesch, MD Rostock Port

Moderator: Isabelle Ryckborst

Time 11:45 | PANEL. Media/social media case study in a volatile market for the ferry /port industry.

Learn from leading international crises media management network MTI, serving the shipping industry and from the panellists.

Moderator Cor Radings. Managing partner MTI


  • Johanna Boijer Svanström, SVP. Corp. Communication Viking Line
  • Ariadne Psimara, New. Business Dev. Manager Attica Group
  • Anette Ustrup Svendsen, Head Corp. Comunication Scandlines
Time 12:30 | Words of farewell and welcome

Bo-Lennart Thorbjörnsson & Frans Baud

Time 12:45 | Lunch Sponsored by Royal Eru Cheesemakers and Optional visit to Retail and Food facilties in Malmö

Bus transfer 12-15 minutes Lunch and sitestudy

Time 13:45 | Networking. Visit Malmö/Copenhagen.

Location: Malmö/Copenhagen


Conference official start     : 11.30 of May 19th  2022

Conference official ending   : 13.30 of May 20th  2022


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