Championing the Next Generation of Efficient and Connected Ports

3rd - 4th November 2021

Rotterdam Ahoy, The Netherlands

Co-Located with Europort 2021

Smart Digital Ports of the Future
Conference 2021 Winter Edition

Our live events are back! Register today and network with the leading global ports and the entire supply chain. Join us for two action-packed days of best practice debates on the latest developments in automation, sustainability and connectedness.

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 2021 (Winter Edition) 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 in 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

Division Head of Port Economy, Infrastructure & Shipping, The Ministry for Science and Ports, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Event Sponsors

Official Headline Sponsor

Official AI Partner

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