Official opening

Paudie Coffey T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Environment with special responsibility for Housing, Planning & Co-ordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy.


Claire ByrneRadio and TV Broadcaster,  RTÉ, Dublin, Ireland

Key Note Speaker

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“Working Waterfront”: a City-Port mix in progress

Phyllis Difeto, Chief Operations Officer, Transnet – National Ports Authority, South Africa

Panel 1: “Working waterfront”: a space oriented towards maritime economy

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Working waterfront: From South Africa to the United States and the rest of the world

Jacques Charlier, Enseignant-chercheur, Institut de Géographie, Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique

Leghorn (Italy): Azimut Benetti shipyard, strategies and impacts on the port city

Pietro Angelini, Navigo SCARL, Livorno, Italy

Panel 2: “Working waterfront”: a space of maritime and port culture

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Saint-Nazaire (France): « La Loire essentielle », a center for knowledge and to discuss challenges

Sophie Minssart, Architecte Urbaniste, Responsable de la mission Ville Port, ADDRN, France
Gilles Bontemps, Vice-Président du Conseil régional des Pays de la Loire, Président de la Commission Infrastructures, Transports et Déplacements, Nantes, France

Belfast: the Titanic, a facility for the maritime and port culture

James Eyre, Commercial Director, Titanic Quarter Ltd, Belfast, UK

Official evening

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Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Republic of Ireland

Panel 3: Port-city projects and challenges in Dublin

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Docklands Regeneration: Dublin City Council’s new Strategic Development Zone

Deirdre Scully, Project Leader, Strategic Development Zones, Dublin City Council, Ireland

How is Dublin Port Company trying to achieve a “Working Waterfront” in Dublin?

Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Port Company, Ireland

Dublin City and its Port

Ruairí Quinn T.D., Member of Irish Government, previously author of the “Dublin Docklands Development” programme

Panel 4: “Working waterfront”: a space for green innovations

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Can a commercial harbor become an efficient fish nursery?

Gilles Lecaillon, Président / CEO, Ecocéan, Montpellier, France

Gothenburg (Sweden): District heating to ships – A new, innovative use of district energy for the future

Jonas Cognell, Senior Program Manager, PMO, Assisting Coordinator, Celsius, Smart Cities, Göteborg Energi, Sweden

Ecological restauration in the Port of Huelva

Rocío López Picón, Técnico Medio Ambiente, Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva, España

Tallinn (Estonia): using tidal energy to heat the Seaplane Harbour Museum

Tiit Poller, Technical Director, Seaplane Harbour Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Panel 5: “Working waterfront”: a space fitting within its territory

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The Three Ecosystems of San Diego’s Working Waterfront

Bob Nelson, Port Commissioner, Port of San Diego, USA

Port Masterplan Genoa (Italy): a new step towards the integration of the working port
Paola Giampietri, Project Manager, Port of Genoa, Italy

Delivering for Dover (UK)

Nigel Bodell, Head of Port Development, Port of Dover, UK

Official closing

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Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council, Ireland

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