Richard Hepworth to speak at Annual Port Development Forum - Trelleborg Marine Systems

Richard Hepworth to speak at Annual Port Development Forum

Date: 26th - 28th September 2017 | Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation is sponsoring the fourth Annual Port Development Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Forum from 26-28 September in Dubai, UAE.


The Business Unit’s President, Richard Hepworth will also present at the conference on the topic of digital and data-driven technologies and the company’s new SmartPort offering, as part of a session about successful port digitization, automation and security. 

Richard’s presentation, entitled ‘A Smarter Approach to port infrastructure and communication’, will: 

• Discuss the need for greater collaboration between stakeholders
• Examine the changing role of equipment suppliers
• Discuss the storage, analysis and sharing of data through standardized, open systems 
• Explain how Trelleborg is responding to these evolving market needs with SmartPort 

The wider Forum will discuss how the MENA region can keep up with disruptive, new technologies to maintain its status as a maritime power. 

Other speakers include representatives from the Dubai Maritime City Authority, SOHAR Port and Freezone, Hamburg Port Authority and the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone. They will discuss the biggest challenges to the region and debate best-practice methodologies for securing, constructing and operating port infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa. There will also be a site visit to the Port of Jebel Ali - one of the world’s largest container ports. 

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