Championing the Next Generation of Efficient and Connected Ports

11th - 12th May 2022

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Join us in Rotterdam on 11th & 12th May for the return of Smart Digital Ports of the Future to a live, in-person event attended by the industry’s leading innovators, and representatives from the world’s smartest ports.

This year’s event will showcase the technologies that are transforming the way ports do business – from discussions about standardisation and data sharing, to technical case studies from the most advanced ports, on how they are unpacking the potential of emerging technologies such as AI, Digital Twin and IoT applications and many more.

We are pleased to announce that this event will be fully live and hosted at the nhow Hotel in Rotterdam, providing a return to the format that best allows the cultivation of ideas, promotes industry knowledge sharing and provides the opportunity, once again, to meet with industry colleagues.

This year, ports and terminals attend for free! Be sure to register yourself and your colleagues for tickets soon to guarantee your place on the floor for the first live Smart Digital Ports of the Future since 2019.

Key Themes

Collaboration and data sharing

Digital platforms and continued data exchange will be essential to achieve maximum gains in efficiency and predictability in ports. SDP 2021 will showcase the leading technologies allowing the industry to align and progress

Digitalisation and emerging technology

Continued digitalisation will enable the use of big data projects and the implementation of innovative technologies and tools, designed to improve productivity, sustainability, and safety, to previously unattainable benchmarks

Port connectivity

A connected port will allow the fast flow of data between the sensors, devices, equipment, and software applications to enable the smart infrastructure driving ports into the fourth generation

SDP in May 2022 will be live!

Due to government mandate, our last SDP event was hosted via our dedicated virtual platform.

However, as restrictions are finally easing, we are delighted to be able to meet up in person to network and discuss the major developments in the industry through our world-renowned live events once again!

This year we will be hosting in the wonderful city of Rotterdam. We can't wait to see you there.

Attendee Overview

Why do industry experts attend SDP?

"We are looking forward to learning and exchanging experiences and opportunities with like-minded participants at SDP"
Kenneth Lim
CTO, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
"The Port of Trieste believes that the Smart Digital Ports of the Future event represents an excellent chance to learn about the latest technological developments in port management and exchange significant expertise in this field."
Ivano Di Santo
CIO, Trieste Port Authority
"This event represents a showcase for the present and the future of the Port and Shipping sector where real business, digital innovation and industry trends come together. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from all over the world!"
Dr. Francisco de los Santos
CTO, Algeciras Port Authority

Speaker Line Up Includes

Chief Commercial Officer


Divisional Manager, Strategy and Innovation

Barbados Port

Head, One Sea - Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem


Secretary General


VP Commercial

Port of Rotterdam

VP Freight & Logistics, Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships


Co-Founder & CEO

ChainGO Tech

Managing Director & Co-Founder


Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Delegate Bag Sponsors

Exclusive Event App Sponsor

Supporting Partner

SDP interview series

“One of the world’s most important events gathering CEOs and CIOs and IT Executives talking about how ports and logistics are facing digital and innovation challenges.”

Enrique Martín Alcalde
Director Innovation Office
Algeciras Port Authority

“As CEO of PortNet, SDP is very important to me as it is a unique opportunity to exchange and share ideas and information with the brilliant speakers and quality participants around the latest trends regarding the integration and digitization of the supply chain and ports for innovative trade and ports.”

Jalal Benyahoun

“The Smart Digital Ports of the Future conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from Ports and Vendors on the latest developments and trends globally. The event provides excellent networking opportunities with peers.”


Nick Sarandopoulos
General Manager - Finance & ICT
Pilbara Ports Authority