Provide information to the responsible Greek authorities about regulatory framework for ports and the experience of other Member States, port governance models in Europe, provide assistance in the decision making process in terms of regulation of port activities within the scope of new Strategic Plan for Ports.
Piraeus Port Authority (Οργανισμός Λιμένος Πειραιώς), Akti Miaouli 10, GR 185 10, Piraeus, Greece.
3.DURATION – DATE
Monday 1 October 2012, one day 9.00 – 19.00
Restricted, by invitation only: Officials of the Ministry, HRADF and its advisers. Expected participants: max 40.
5. WORKSHOP ORGANISATION
Hellenic Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean, assisted by the Task Force Greece, Brussels and Athens offices.Conference language: English – Greek, simultaneous interpretation.
6. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The workshop is organised around four sessions. Each presentation should last 15-20 minutes. The final session is followed by an "Open Discussion" and conclusions.Titles of the presentations are indicative.
Chair&Speaker: Kostas Moutzouris, Secretary General for Ports and Ports Policy, Hellenic Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean.
Speaker: Heraclis Haralambides, Professor, Director of Maritime Studies Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Title: Growth for ports in the Easter Mediterranean
Purpose: Provide overview of the Mediterranean ports system, advantages and issues, "gateway to Europe", importance for short-sea shipping.
Chair: (To be nominated
Speaker: Santiago Garcia-Milà, Deputy Director General, Port of Barcelona.
Title: The Spanish Law on port concessions
Purpose: Description of a modern concessions law, according to the principles of transparency and equal opportunities as advocated by the present Commission proposal for concessions; the example of the Port of Barcelona.
Chair: Georgette Lalis, Director, Task Force Greece, European Commission
Speaker (1): Patrick Verhoeven, Secr. Gen. European Seaports Organisation ESPO.
Speaker (2): Victor Schoenmakers, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Title (1): Governance models of ports in Europe
Title (2): Rotterdam,an axample of a “corporitised”port
Purpose: Presentation of the ESPO study on port governance 2011, as well as a presentation of the Rotterdam "success story".
Chair: Dimitrios Theologitis, Head of Unit "Ports", European Commission, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport DG MOVE
Speaker: Gunther Ginckels, CEO, Port of Antwerp International.
: The challenges of the new port managers and the need for training
Purpose: Any successful privatisation model will have to rely on a new generation of managers who need to be trained – challenges in defining the requirements and providing the training.