Networking Opportunities

The 7th annual Smart Digital Ports of The Future will offer many networking opportunities for you to connect with industry professionals.

SDP 2023 will take place at the Hilton, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will provide an all-in-one experience for you to learn, network, eat, drink and sleep without having to leave the comfort of the hotel.

Connect with over 300 attendees including C-Level delegates from major Ports and Terminals representing more than 50 countries expected to attend in person.

Look forward to networking breaks during the day and an exclusive Welcome Drinks and Evening Dinner that will enhance the networking experience within a relaxed, informal environment.

Welcome Drinks

If your planning on arriving a day early, why not join us for our Welcome Drinks on the eve on the conference. Attending the Welcome Drinks is a great way to connect with other attendees before the official start of SDP 2023. ​​​​​

Evening Dinner

Day one of the event will conclude with an exclusive evening dinner, giving attendees the opportunity to continue their networking experience in a relaxed environment with great food and drink to make the evening more enjoyable!

Networking Breaks

The social hub for the conference, where you can catch up with likeminded industry experts to reflect on conference sessions so far and discuss ways in which you can potentially work together in the future. 

Grab a refreshment and network in an area designed to enhance connectivity between maritime professionals.

Our Event App

Our official event app for SDP 2023 is Swapcard. This fantastic event networking app will allow you to search for, and connect with, other attendees, speakers and exhibitors before, during and after the conference. 

Use the app to arrange meetings and download the details of the people you have connected with to expand your business network.

Swapcard facilitates networking during business events.  

Find the people you want to meet before the event, chat and exchange contact details on the day and follow up after the event!

Available Via Laptop or Mobile

Direct Networking – Attendees, exhibitors and speakers can connect and send each other meeting requests for a video call, bringing them as close to “face-to-face” as possible through technology.

Multitasking – watch sessions, connect with attendees and explore the exhibition stands all at the same time.  Never miss a thing!

Live Discussions – Live chat during each session allows attendees to interact with each other and with the speakers.  Submit your responses to polls, ask questions and leave your feedback on the sessions.

Export Contacts – keep in touch by exporting all your new contacts into an Excel sheet in one click, or export them directly onto your mobile phone.