Next Generation


Quebec City, CANADA June 11-14, 2018


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Key Note speech

  • Louis Fortier, Biologist and oceanographer, Canada / Scientific Director – Network of Centres of Excellence ArcticNet / Directeur de la science et de l’innovation – Institut Nordique du Québec, Université Laval, Quebec City

Key Note Speech

  • Molly Campbell, Director, Port Department, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, USA

Parallel Session 1 – The waterfront Next Generation ? I’m living and working here!
Residents and visitors would like better quality of life in river or marine waterfront areas. The challenge is considerable for port cities, with available land becoming more and more scarce, and sustainability an increasingly important priority. How can housing, public spaces, and urban amenities live side by side with economic activities? How can innovative mixed-use solutions be found? How can a leisure-oriented waterfront be transformed into a working waterfront for living and working in a regenerated urban environment, affirming the port city’s modernity?

  • Jill Valdes Horwood, Director of Policy | Boston Harbor Now, USA
  • Paul Robinson, Director, Integrated Strategic Management Pty Ltd, Syndey, Australia
  • Cécile Comte, Head of the Port Planning and Compliance Division of the Ports, CCI Nice Côte d'Azur, France

Parallel Session 2 – Healthier, greener: my port city environment Next Generation.
Living and working in a clean and green environment is an increasingly important aspiration for city dwellers. The citizen’s legitimate right to better health, protection and respect for biodiversity, preservation of natural resources: on all of these issues, port cities can and must provide practical solutions. For residents of port cities, and for everyone, this is not just an aspiration, but an absolute necessity.

  • Charlotte Olson, Manager, Infrastructure Habitat Development, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada
  • Agustina Olivero, Presidente, Corporacion Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Frédéric Bailly, Directeur Infrastructures maritimes et portuaires - Safège, Groupe Suez, Paris, France

Parallel Session 3 – Training, learning, creativity: my education Next Generation.
The importance of human capital is now well understood by movers and shakers. For every port city, it is a key ingredient in any medium or long term development strategy. More than ever, economic, environmental and technological changes are making the port an essential stakeholder in a constantly expanding territory. As part of an evolving professional career, citizens are asking to be involved, trained or persuaded to contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of their City Port ecosystem. New training, educational and awareness-raising resources are opening up the port to its citizens, stimulating creativity and encouraging initiative, to enhance the appeal of the City port territory.

  • Nomalanga Sokhela, Maritime Industry Development Programme Manager, Economic Development Unit, eThekwini Municipality / City of Durban, South Africa
  • Frits Loomeijer, Director, Rotterdam Maritime Museum, The Netherlands
  • Susan Schwartzenberg, Artist, Director Bay Observatory, Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
  • Alberto Cappato, Directeur Général, Porto Antico di Genova Spa, Genova, Italy
  • Nicole Trépanier, President and CEO, ST. Lauwrence Economic Development Council  (SODES), Quebec, Canada

Parallel Session 4 – Carbon free, circular: the port industry Next Generation.
With many citizens keen to see a move towards a lower-carbon economy that uses fewer resources, port cities are at the heart of the energy transition and a more circular industry. The development of LNG and offshore wind power are bringing new opportunities to generate added value for ports. The creation of heat networks, along with shared control of materials flows between businesses, are helping to make territories more attractive while promoting cohesion. New concepts are being trialled in new sectors of the blue economy. Faced with these major changes in the port and its partners, preparations need to be made and citizens given a role.

  • Patrick Lambert, Directeur Général, Communauté urbaine de Dunkerque, France
  • Stéphane Raison, Président du Directoire, Dunkerque Port, France
  • Willett Kempton, Professor, University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy, USA
  • Simon Brett, Project Manager, Port of Hull, Associated British Ports, Hull, United Kingdom
  • Serge Le Guellec, President and General Manager, Transport Desgagné Inc, Quebec, Canada

Parallel Session 5 – A smarter logistic: my mobility Next Generation.

Online commerce, the emergence of Google, Amazon, Alibaba and other giants of the new economy, have contributed to an extraordinary acceleration in global maritime trade. Unfortunately, this often means more congestion in port cities. The ability to move easily around City Port interfaces, share infrastructures, deliver or receive packages on time and access terminals quickly is becoming a key priority, both for port workers and local residents. Faced with these substantial requirements, the range of possible solutions is widening. With changes to logistical organisations giving a greater role to river or maritime traffic, the quest for “hypermodality” is set to become a reality.

  • Barbara Fluegge, Founder, Digitizing Ecosystems, Switzerland
  • Daniel Olivier, Directeur Veille Stratégique et Innovation, Administration Portuaire de Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Axel Vallée, Chargé de Projet, Délégation Interministérielle Axe Méditerranée-Rhône-Saône, France

Parallel Session 6 – City, Port, Citizens: the co-construction Next Generation.
Faced with societal, economic and environmental challenges, the strategies and policies adopted by port cities today will influence their capacity for resilience and innovation in the future. That is why local stakeholders – citizens, urban planners, economic, industrial and port operators – are already adopting new forms of collaboration and governance. They should be encouraged to work together more closely and take advantage of synergies, through co-working and sharing. An inclusive approach to project creation, involving citizens, city and port working hand in hand to achieve sustainable development goals, is another way of finding  the solutions needed for a resilient port city.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Visit Workshop 1: The waterfront Next Generation ? I’m living and working here!

  • Pedro Marin Cots, Jefe de Servicio de Programas Europeos – Observatorio de Medio Ambiente Urbano – OMAU, Ayuntamiento de Malaga, España
  • Randy Hollingworth, Vice President / Partner / Director of Urban Design, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Miami, USA
  • Georges Puchon, Directeur Général, Port de Papeete, France
  • Jan Terwecoren, Fondateur-associé, Agence TETRA Architecture, Bruxelles, Belgique
  • Yohann Chansellé, Ingénieur Paysagiste, Co-gérant, Agence Up, France

Visit Workshop 2: Healthier, greener: my port city environment Next Generation.

  • Ernesto Rodríguez Luna, Biologist, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Daniel Roth, Project Director, Empresa Portuaria San Antonio, Chile
  • Frédéric Bailly, Directeur Infrastructures maritimes et portuaires - Safège, Groupe Suez, Paris, France
  • Mario Cantin, Vice-président principal, Développement stratégique des affaires. Vice-Président Environnement. Englobe, Québec, Canada

Visit Workshop 3: Training, learning, creativity: my education Next Generation.

Visit Workshop 4: Carbon free, circular: the port industry Next Generation.

  • Michel Carret, Directeur auprès de la Présidence, Affaires publiques et régulatoires, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, Lyon, France
  • Daan Schalck, CEO, North Sea Port, Ghent / Terneuzen, Belgium / Netherlands
  • Willett Kempton, Professor, University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy, USA

Visit Workshop 5: A smarter logistic: my mobility Next Generation.

  • Michele Acciaro, Head of Logistics Department and Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg, Germany
  • Luc Arnouts, Director International Relations, Antwerp Port Authority, Belgium
  • Matt Ball, Head of Communications, Ports of Auckland, New Zealand

Visit Workshop 6: City, Port, Citizens: the co-construction Next Generation.

  • David Bolduc, Directeur général, Alliance verte (Green Marine), Canada
  • Jeanne Hélène Jugie, Docteure - chargée de cours, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Bella Heule, Chief Marketing Officer, Port of San Diego, USA
  • James Kelleher, Projects Manager, Port Heritage & Communications, Dublin Port.

Key Note Speech:

  • Carlos Moreno, Specialist of the Human Smart City, Columbia & France

Key Note Speech:

  • Benoit Montreuil, Coca-Cola Chair in material handling and distribution / Director, physical internet center / Director, supply chain & logistics institute / Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, USA.

Thursday 14 June 2018


  • Birgit Marie Liodden, Director of Sustainability, Ocean Industries & Communication, Oslo Business Region, Norway

Restitutions by rapporteurs – First part

  • Isabelle Vries, Manager Makers District (M4H|RDM), Stadshavens, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Flavio Tejada, Director of the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) at IE University, Associate Director at Arup, chairing Arup Europe Cities Task Force, Spain
  • Marie-Eve Lemieux, Environmental compliance coordinator, Québec Port Authority,  Canada
  • Charles Haine, Technical Director, Maritime at WSP, London, United Kingdom
  • Carola Hein, Professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Delft University, The Netherlands
  • Maurice Jansen, Senior researcher and business developer, Erasmus University, department Urban Port and Transport Economics (UPT), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Restitutions by rapporteurs – Second part

  • Paul Tourret, Directeur, Institut Supérieur d’Économie Maritime - ISEMAR, France
  • Jacques Paquin, Vice-President Marketing and Business Development, Port of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • Tiziana Murgia, Communication Executive, Assoporti, Italy
  • Jean-François Pelletier, Principal, CPCS, Canada
  • Peter Hall, Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Tom Daamen, Chair of Urban Development Management (UDM), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Key Note Speech:

  • Gaetan Siew, Special Envoy UN-Habitat, President of the Port Louis Development Initiative, Mauritius

Friday 15 June 2018

  • Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Port Authority, Quebec, Canada
  • Yves Gilson, Director, Marketing & Cruises, Montreal Port Authority, Quebec, Canada



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