ETA will hold its 2nd Autumn conference in the morning of the 7th of November in Rotterdam, within the context of the Europort 2019 Exhibition and Conference. The event´s venue will be Rotterdam Ahoy (Ahoyweg 10 3084 BA Rotterdam). We recommend ETA members to book a room as soon as possible at the Mainport Hotel, where the Secretariat has blocked a number of rooms with a discount.  These rooms are available only for a short period.

The event will bring together ETA members to discuss smart business. The scope will be to look into what the thriving business models for the future will be. The panellists will take a look at other business models in parallel sectors that have proven to be successful, in order to learn lessons from these scenarios. 

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Hercules  Haralambides, Professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and President of Haralambides & Associates think tank. Prof. Haralambides is one of the biggest experts on maritime business economics with more than 25 years of academic and professional experience in the sector.

Ewout Mante,  Digital Transformation Consultant, specialized on technical, commercial, and strategic thinking, specifically in the area of data and AI. Mr. Mante has 20years experience with data, AI & machine learning,  working with disruptive startups, public companies who face digital disruption, or investors.

Part of the conference shall also be dedicated at looking into the economic impact the Tug sector is having in the European economy in general and also what the trends indicate.

The conference will be followed by a stand-up meal at the venue.

The event is open to non members and free of charge.

Interested participants are required to register by sending an email to registration@eurotugowners.com.

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