Championing the Next Generation of Efficient and Connected Ports

11th - 12th May 2022

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Digital Ports of the Future

Due to the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 restrictions on travel and business, the team at Port Technology International has decided after careful consideration and consultation with our partners to postpone the Smart Digital Ports of the Future event, due to take place in November this year.

In these uncertain times, we strongly feel this is the most sensible option to ensure we continue to deliver a high-quality event for speakers, delegates and sponsors in a safe environment, also taking in consideration their own internal imperatives, all the while maintaining our commitment to return to live events.

We are now gearing up for May 2022 with a lot of excitement and we thank our partners, sponsors, and speakers for supporting us in this journey.

We look forward to welcoming you in May 2022 in Rotterdam for another successful edition of Smart Digital Ports of the Future!


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 Stats

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?

Dr. Francisco de los Santos


“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!”

Ivano Di Santo


“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.

Kenneth Lim 


“We are looking forward to learning and exchanging experiences and opportunities with like-minded participants at SDP

Speaker Line Up Includes

Senior Manager International Marketing and Customer Relations

INFORM | Logistics Division


Algeciras Port Authority

Digital Transition Project Director


Senior Consultant

INFORM | Logistics Division

Director of Digital Transformation

Fundacion Valencia Port




Port of Rotterdam


Nxtport International BV

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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