A Sneak Preview of the program

Theme; Change crises to opportunities and climate friendly operation.

A. Two panel debates with ropax and roro top executives

  • Turning crisis into opportunities
  • Industry strategies next 3 years.
  • New concepts pax and freight.
  • Sustainable and efficient operations.
  • Less flying = more ferry?
  • Neighbouring country travel – opportunities


  • Spiros Paschalis, CEO Attica Group
  • Ragnar Johansson, CEO Wallenius Sol Lines
  • Lars Hoffman, VP Head DFDS Mediterranean
  • Brian Thorsted Hansen, CEO Fjord Line
  • Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries
  • Harri Hanschmidt Management board Dir. Tallink.
  • Matteo Catani, CEO Grandi Navi Veloci
  • More speakers to be announced

B. Booking.com has its headquarters in Amsterdam. They’ll be at the Summit!

  • How do they plan and act now? Customer confidence.


  • Christina Jacobsen and Christin Schmidt, Nordic Managers Booking.com

C. Media pressure? Learn how to handle (social) media challenges from industry top professionals 


  • Cor Radings, Managing Partner MTI (Crisis media management network MTI is specialised in serving the shipping, transport, and offshore industries)


  • Anette Ustrup Svendsen, Head of Corporate Communications Scandlines
  • Ariadne Psimara, New. Business Development Manager Attica Group
  • Johanna Boijer Svahnström, SVP Viking Line

D. Think Tank – Winning Ferry and Port Concepts & Strategies 2025/30
Tonnage, port handling, service concepts, fuel, systems, climate-friendly, seamless and safe embarkation…


  • Björn Boström, CEO Port of Ystad
  • Finn Wollesen Managing Director Knud E Hansen
  • More speakers to be announced

E. Panel debate port 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, terrorism)


  • Mathias Bernander, Chief Marketing Officer, Port of Kristiansand
  • Athanasios Porfyris, CEO Port of Igoumenitsa
  • More speakers to be announced

F. “Ferry different”

  • Alternative ideas

Speaker: Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries.

G. Climate-Friendly presentations for the industry

  • Intermodal passenger ferry/train opportunities & more. MD, Liknoss
  • Efficient and seamless crewing systems. Per Ove Kviteberg, Chairman Adonis
  • Eco smart automatic mooring system Nicklas Vedin. Global production manager Cavotec
  • Econology powered by wind. Frank Niewenhuis, CEO Econowind
  • Battery systems for ferries. Stein Ruben Larsen, SVP Sales Norwegian Electric Systems
  • Eco smart short sea ferries. Selcuk Bakanoglu, Business Development Manager Sefine Shipyard
  • And more to come…….

Conference official start     : 11.30 of September 22nd  2021

Conference official ending   : 13.30 of  September 23rd  2021


DoubleTree by Hilton
Amsterdam Centraal Station