May 2011: Members of the PortEconomics team played a key role at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) 2011 Conference, held in Cyprus May 5 & 6, 2011.
The key presentations, that set the tune of the discussions in two different sessions, included:
Selection and measurement of port performance indicators. Peter de Langen, along with Michael Doooms, joined by partners in the PPRISM project presented the outline of a future European ‘dashboard’ of port performance indicators.
Economic outlook for ports and shipping: A post-recession (really?) analysis. Theo Notteboom joined by Jean-Paul Rodrigue of Hofstra University New York assessed the economic outlook for ports and shipping in the post-recession period together with Roger Roels, Senior Advisor and Member of the Executive Committee at DP World, John Tercek, Vice-President Commercial Development at Royal Caribbean International, Capt. Eugen Adami, President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and Chris P. Papavassiliou, President of FONASBA.
Thanos Pallis, also chaired a Special Interest Seminar on the East Mediterranean ports held in the context of the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) 2011 Conference. The seminal – looked at the implications of the dramatic political changes taking place in the region.