The 2015 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) starts on Monday 24 August in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with PortEconomics member preparing to present the latest of their port research.
The theme of this year’s conference organised by the MIT Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain innovation is “The Role of Maritime Clusters and Innovation in Shaping Future Global Trade”.
Maritime economists from all five continents are gathering together for attending the flagship annual event of their international Association, present research outputs and shape future research. The event will also attract a number of leading industrialists, that will present their views during plenary sessions.
The 13th PPRN meeting
The prelude of the event takes place on Sunday, 23rd August, with maritime economists interested in port research meeting together for the 13th Annual meeting of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN). PPRN is an informal network of maritime economists interested in issues of port policy. It was established at the IAME 2001 meeting in Hong Kong to undertake empirical testing of port governance, and is currently coordinated by Drs. Mary R. Brooks and Thanos A. Pallis. The 2015 PPRN meeting, to be chaired by Thanos Pallis, will further discuss frameworks and structure future research lines for Phase 3. PPRN members will report on current research strands and future plans, with the agenda including:
- Updates on Port performance research projects
- Research on Port Authorities Strategies & Port Governance
- Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports
- Port risk analysis and management as an emerging research theme
- Research on Reporting Sustainability