Jens Meier
Jens Meier CEO Hamburg Port Authority Hamburg, Germany

Biography

As a graduated computer scientist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of port, logistics, IT and finance, Jens Meier is an internationally recognized thought leader and a much sought-after speaker with broad media presence in the area of digitalization and the future of maritime industries. He has been serving as CEO of Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) since 2008. His previous professional positions include board positions at Fiege Ho

Sessions

Save to calendar 17-11-2020 12:00 17-11-2020 12:16 Europe/Madrid The Port as an Economic Driver of the City

Historically, Ports have been associated with cities’ development but, at the same time, the location of the port in the urban waterfront has also generated controversy and debate. Nowadays, the symbiosis between a Smart City and a Smart Port is clear. In this context, how can ports regain their role as drivers of urban economic growth and how can negative port impacts be mitigated? During this session, we will explore the vital link between Cities and Port, highlight their role as essential assets for the XXI century cities, due to their logistical, industrial, productive and environmental role and we will discover different innovation applications of technological solutions in the commercial, public and logistics sectors.

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