It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the ‘Ports and the City – smart & healthy ‘ conference, which is being held on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April 2018, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Technological innovation, a dynamically changing urban context and urgent climate targets are putting the sustainable development of the complete inland shipping sector and inland ports high on the agenda. The formal and informal programme of the conference offers you an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, exchange best practises and, last but not least, to meet and to connect. The conference will inform and inspire you on how inland port areas and inland shipping can be made healthy, liveable, sustainable and smart.
The main topics will be ‘Healthy and sustainable urban design’, with Duisburg, Ghent and Antwerp as good examples; ‘European and international cooperation’, with a focus on developments in the EU to create clean waterways, clean fuels and urban development; and ‘Sustainable fuels and sustainable energy’, with a focus on technological innovation. During the boat trip on the Waal, along the port areas and the riverbanks of Nijmegen, you will have the opportunity to see the city’s prestigious water management project and experience how my city has been tackling a variety of other challenges.
The conference is being organised by Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018, EU-LIFE Program CLean INland SHipping (CLINSH), the Dutch Federation of Inland Ports (NVB) and the EU Urban Air Quality Partnership program, in collaboration with the ‘Smart and Healthy City’ programme of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
See you in Nijmegen
Registration is free. You can subscribe to participate here. And feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues or professionals from your network who might be interested as well.
I am looking forward to meeting you and to exchanging ideas and expertise on sustainable ports and inland shipping.
With kind regards,
Mayor of the city of Nijmegen, European Green Capital 2018