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.

How to recover the ferry shipping industry post Corona?

  • Industry strategies next 3 years.
  • New conceptual passenger and freight operation.
  • New digital/autonomous Customer/Market demands and focus?
  • More European vs. 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


  • 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
  • Piotr Redmerski CEO Polferries
  • Harri Hanschmidt Management board Dir. Tallink.
  • More speakers to be announced

B. The fresh way forward for the world travel industry leader. Booking.com.

Learn from other industries.

  • With HQ in Amsterdam. How do they plan and act now? Customer confidence.


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

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

Crises media management network MTI explaining.

Specialised in serving shipping, transport, and offshore industries.


  • Cor Radings, Managing Partner MTI


  • TBN
  • Ariadne Psimara, New. Business Dev. Man. Attica Group

D. Post Corona Think tank.

Winning Ferry and port concepts/strategies. 2025/30

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


  • Johan Röstin, former CEO ForSea Ferries
  • Morten Larsen, Dir. Proj. Man. Fjord Line
  • Björn Boström CEO Port of Ystad
  • Finn Wollesen Managing Dir. 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)


  • 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;

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. MANAGING DIRECTOR 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 of September 22nd  2021

Conference official ending   : 13.30 of  September 23rd  2021


DoubleTree by Hilton
Amsterdam Centraal Station