WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2023
GREEN TRANSITION PROJECTS
If green is about reducing the carbon footprint, then green transformation is about achieving more with less energy and using as few other resources as possible. The same is true for any increase in productivity, any optimisation, be it in terms of labour, materials, paper, etc. If we manage to combine all of the above into success stories, a comprehensive green transformation will take place. How can green transformation projects be approached holistically? Where are the challenges?
BEST PRACTICES OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT
The consequences of the war in Ukraine are felt at every turn. Energy is now more expensive than ever and, like goods, has become a strategic commodity. Due to the high prices of energy sources, some industries are limiting their production and optimisation in this area has become necessary. What are the best practices in energy management? Where can reserves be found? What are the implications?
THURSDAY, 6TH APRIL 2023
AUTOMATION AND DIGITALISATION IN TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Digitalisation has also become a commitment in national strategy documents. Automation and robotisation have been largely neglected measures in logistics and transport. However, logistics and transport companies, as well as technology and digital solution providers, are becoming increasingly aware of this. Where are the opportunities for automation in transport as well? What digital solutions are there beyond the classic digitisation of basic processes?
ROBOTICS IN PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS
Robotics and automation are becoming indispensable tools in production and logistics operations. Autonomous vehicles and flexible picking and handling systems are becoming part of regular operations as implementation is also becoming easier.
What are the implementation experiences of the best? How should others approach such projects? Where are the key challenges? Which processes were implemented first?
The socio-political changes of the last 30 years, the accession of new members to the European Union, the development and economic growth of Central and Eastern European countries and the drastic changes in global supply chains have prompted both individual countries and the European Commission to tackle the creation of Europe’s Multi-Port Gateway Regions (MPGRs).
In addition to the European Commission’s political views, the North Adriatic Port Association (NAPA) has been established to monitor the situation in our region, linking the ports of Venice, Koper, Rijeka and Trieste. The Association’s primary purpose is to promote the North Adriatic as a “gateway to the world”. While each individual port is globally only a “drop in the ocean” or a small dot on the world map, the alliance of four ports represents a well-established port area for serving maritime goods flows or the only competitive entry/exit point for goods on the Middle/Far East – Central/Eastern Europe route.
What are the benefits of integration? How do users perceive this integration? What is the future of integration? Where are the opportunities for improvement?