In recent times marked by the pandemic, the maritime and ports sector remains strategic for the global economy. It therefore continues to be necessary for professionals in the sector to meet, with the requisite safety measures in place, in an intense agenda of international technical events enabling them to tackle challenges such as automation and climate change.
Here is a selection of the most important trade fairs for the maritime and ports sector in 2021.
Australasian Oil and Gas
Celebrating 40 years, Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) now becomes AOG Energy in order to better reflect an industry that looks to the future without forgetting its roots. An event not to be missed by professionals in the field of oil and gas, but with a foot in energy transition.
>> When: 10 – 11 March
>> Where: Perth (Australia)
>> More information: aogexpo.com.au
Canada Gas & LNG
The 9th edition of the Canadian fair dedicated to the gas and LNG industry is set to grow at the same rhythm as the sector, with more than 5,000 attendees, 200 exhibitors and technical seminars giving a rundown on the health of the LNG and off-shore sector.
>> When: 11 – 13 May
>> Where: Vancouver (Canada)
>> More information: canadagaslng.com
2nd American LNG Forum
This Forum is a gateway to learning about the US LNG export industry and discovering technology while connecting with the right people for business. Taking support from the country’s energy renaissance, the event will have attendees from all over the world interested in the business opportunities of US LNG.
>> When: 7 – 8 June
>> Where: Houston, Texas (USA)
>> More information: americanlngforum.com
Sea Work 2021
Preceded by a series of online conferences, the largest European commercial marine and boat exhibition will offer companies the chance to show an audience of 7,700 visitors their catalogue of solutions and products.
>> When: 15 – 17 June
>> Where: Southampton (UK)
>> More information: seawork.com
Intermodal Africa 2021
The leading fair on the logistics of Africa’s maritime transport and ports will gather professionals from all over the world interested in the African ports market and will also have an exhibition space. It has scheduled 3 dates for this year.
>> When: 15 -17 June, 26 – 28 October and 14 – 16 December
>> Where: Djibouti, Ghana, Senegal
>> More information: transportevents.com
World Ports Conference
The annual IAPH World Ports Conference gathers different industry stakeholders to assess global maritime trade. This edition will focus on changes in the landscape such as the decarbonisation and digitalisation of ports, phenomena accelerated by the pandemic.
>> When: 21 – 25 June
>> Where: Antwerp (Belgium)
>> More information: worldportsconference.com
The Oil & Gas Conference 2021
This event is a top-level informative gathering for investors and senior management teams also providing industry professionals with a venue to learn about the energy topics affecting the oil and gas industry. More than 85 speakers with operations spanning 40+ countries and six continents are expected to attend.
>> When: 15 – 18 August
>> Where: Denver, Colorado (USA)
>> More information: theoilandgasconference.com
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2021
The leading-edge global event where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and advance in scientific and technical knowledge for marine resources and environmental matters. A unique opportunity for commercial relations and access to emerging markets for offshore development.
>> When: 16 – 19 August
>> Where: Houston, Texas (USA)
>> More information: otcnet.org
This epicentre fair for conversation on gas, LNG and energy across Asia reflects the rapid shift of the continent’s economies towards natural gas and LNG to satisfy their energy demands. The platform convenes the leaders of this transition, ranging from policy makers to business leaders and innovators.
>> When: 13 -16 September
>> Where: Singapore (Singapore)
>> More information: gastechevent.com
Sea Asia 2021
The eighth edition of this professional gathering has changed its dates to guarantee the safe holding of an event offering the opportunity to exhibit products and services to 15,000 stakeholders from the Asian maritime and transport sector.
>> When: 21 – 23 September
>> Where: Singapore (Singapore)
>> More information: sea-asia.com
World Maritime Week
This meeting for the international maritime sector encompasses 5 conferences on different topics set against the backdrop of the sea. Among the most interesting are Futureport, dedicated to the ports sector, its evolution and challenges, and the Oil&Gas Conference focussed on the oil and gas industry.
>> When: 5 – 7 October
>> Where: Bilbao (Spain)
>> More information: bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com
GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2021
With the climate challenge as the new fundamental priority in port restructuring, this fair is particularly relevant with its focus on exchanging information and solutions on environmental practices. This rendezvous for green ports includes technical seminars and proposals for decarbonising ports.
>> When: 20 – 22 October
>> Where: Piraeus (Greece)
>> More information: greenport.com
18th World LNG & Gas Series
The annual meeting place for the entire value chain in the Americas considers itself to be the ideal place to catch up with the professionals and win new clients over three days whilst getting the latest updates on the region’s LNG and gas developments.
>> When: 2 – 4 November
>> Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana (USA)
>> More information: lngamericas.cwclng.com
Following the success of its virtual edition, ADIPEC returns to its usual format, promising a powerful platform for the different industry stakeholders to display their technical innovations, launch new products and strike up partnerships that will lend shape to the future of oil, gas and energy.
>> When: 8 – 11 November
>> Where: Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
>> More information: adipec.com
Australasian Coast and Ports
This gathering concentrates a series of conferences around the ports and coastal engineering of the Australasian region. Engineers, scientists, professionals and builders will address challenges and opportunities for port resilience in the face of increasingly more unpredictable meteorological phenomena.
>> When: 18 November – 1 December
>> Where: Christchurch (New Zealand)
>> More information: coastsandports2021.co.nz
The biggest port event in Latin America is an annual meeting at which key actors of the sector exhibit and discuss the industry projects of today and tomorrow. It has an exclusive commercial fair and a programme focussed on networking.
>> When: 29 November – 1 December
>> Where: Cartagena (Colombia)
>> More information: aapalatinoamerica.com
LGC 2021 Latin America&Caribbean
Highlighting the essential role of gas in energy transition, LGC is fast becoming the most important meeting of key stakeholders in the public and private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean. The event stands out for a combination of high-level speakers and major opportunities for collaboration within the region.
>> When: To be confirmed
>> Where: To be confirmed
>> More information: lgc-expo.com