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European Ports Meet In Valencia, Ghent And Oslo To Address Their Role In The “green Recovery”

European ports meet in Valencia, Ghent and Oslo to address their role in the “green recovery”

Valencia, May 2, 2021.- What role do ports play in building a strong and resilient Europe? How can these become true engines of growth and recovery, and what are the most appropriate tools for this? These are just some of the questions that will be answered at the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021 , which will “set sail” from the Port of València on May 25 to travel later to the Port
of the North Sea (Ghent, Belgium) and the Port of Oslo (Norway) on the 26th and 28th, respectively. Under the motto ‘European ports at the crossroads of transitions’, the European Organization of Maritime Ports (ESPO) promotes this cycle of conferences, in which the most important European ports will be cited for three days , to address the fundamental role of port facilities in maintaining supply chains during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as their role in the “green” economic recovery and the new “Europe of 27” after departure from United Kingdom. In this sense, the 17th edition of this annual meeting will analyze how to involve all partners of the port ecosystem, as part of a prosperous and environmentally friendly economy, in initiatives such as the ‘Green Deal’, Europe’s flagship project to become the first net zero emission area in the world by 2050. All this, from an open strategic autonomy approach in trade and a clear commitment to digitization to join forces and face any challenge. Debate and engagement at the ‘Casal del Port’ The event, which is invited to participate and dialogue with all the agents involved and committed to a sustainable recovery (port industry, companies, academics and political leaders, among others), will take place in the emblematic Building of the Clock of the Port of València and it will have the participation – in person and online – of the president of the València Port Authority, Aurelio Martínez; the president of ESPO, Annaleena Mäkilä; and the Commissioner for Transport of the European Union, Adina Vălean, who will be in charge of opening the day. Following this introduction, the results of the recent study carried out jointly by Deloitte and ESPO on the future role of European port authorities will be presented. In the same way, different expert voices on the matter will debate and make an X-ray of the state of the question until the end of this act, which will conclude the MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez Piñeiro. More information: Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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