SMN is very pleased to announce our roadmap for the reintroduction of our 2020 conference series, in light of the recent easing of Covid-19 related restrictions in our global event locations, beginning with Copenhagen in October. We are, however, monitoring the situation in Denmark and all of our host cities carefully, and working closely with our event venues and the relevant local authorities to ensure that all recommended guidelines are implemented to safeguard the health and safety of all of our guests.
The world has changed around us – at a pace faster than any of us could have imagined even just six months ago - and companies are going to need to collaborate better in a highly competitive digitally-enabled market in order to 'survive', where they'll need to identify the areas where they have common interests and shared goals and find ways to work together, rather than competing, to make them as efficient and value-creating as possible for their common customers. This has never been truer than right now in our post-COVID era. As momentum builds and the benefits become more obvious, and fully expected by customers, this will only accelerate, and those on the outside will struggle to keep up.
Smart Maritime Network’s first conference of Autumn 2020 will take place in Copenhagen's iconic Tivoli venue on 7 October, and will address the twin forces of digitalisation and standardisation, with an eye on how recent world events have impacted our approach to both issues. Disruption is no longer a possibility but a fact of business life – we will ask industry experts to share their views on how to successfully navigate the route to digitally-supported maritime operations and build workflows that are adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances. With the world now embracing autonomy, digitalisation and smart technologies at an unprecedented rate, we will investigate how shipping can play a leading role in this global transformation.
The day will feature keynote presentations from some of our sector's foremost experts, combined with interactive panel sessions with industry leaders, giving you the chance to ask the questions that matter most to your business.
Some of the issues we will cover throughout the day are: • Addressing the dual challenges of digitalisation and sustainability
• Building resilience and agility through standardisation and digitalisation
• Creating certainty in an uncertain world
• Platforms and ecosystems to address maritime complexity
• Harnessing smart technology for vessel efficiency
• Supply chain collaboration - Integration between maritime, the logistics chain and other stakeholders in cargo transportation
• Plus – Technology Display Zones, where key partners will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their latest innovations and outline how they are working towards a smarter, more connected future of shipping.
The formal proceedings will be followed by a Networking Party at the end of the day at the Tivoli Aquarium Foyer, located within the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, to enable further discussion and foster new partnerships between all those attending.