The member of the PortEconomics.eu team Dr. Thomas Vitsounis gave a series of lectures during the “Workshop on Ports as Engines of Economic Development and Strategic Management of Port Areas” organised by the European Commission (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument-TAIEX) in Belgrade, 26 and 27 September 2011.
During the first lecture, Thomas provided an economic and legal analysis of the factors determining the competitiveness of ports and continued with an overview of port performance practises. His final lecture during the workshop tackled issues on the relation between performance and hinterland connections.
The Associate Member of the PortEconomics.eu initiative, Dr. Cesar Ducruet also actively participated in the workshop presenting his latest research output, along with a number of distinguished participants such as: Mr. Saša Jovanović, Ms. Isabelle Ryckbost (EFIP), Mr Roland Hörner, (Managing Director of the Port of Mannheim, Germany), Ms Marcella de Martino (Institute for Service Industry Research, Italy), Mr Álvaro Rodriguez (Planning and Development Director, Puertos del Estado, Spain), Dr. Alberto Camarero Orive (Director of the Civil Transport Engineering Department, Madrid).
All the presentations can be downloaded from the following link.