Copenhagen

1-3 October 2024
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Plenary Conference - Tech Workshops - Investment & Innovation Seminar - Networking Events

Three Days of SMAGIC Moments

3 full days + Over 40 speakers + More than 300 participants = 1 epic event

The SMAGIC Word

Following the success of its first outing in 2023, the second Smart Maritime Annual Global Innovation Congress (#SMAGIC) has been confirmed to take place in Copenhagen from 1-3 October 2024.

This one-of-a-kind event will explore maritime technology and innovation through curated content and networking opportunities. The event will be held in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with additional official support from the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), BIMCO, and WISTA Denmark.

Building on the success of previous Smart Maritime Network (SMN) annual conferences worldwide, in Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, Miami, Rotterdam, and Athens, SMAGIC '24 will offer a unique programme of events exploring the latest in maritime digitalisation and innovation.

During the three-day event, during which over 300 participants are expected to attend, some of the industry's leading technology providers will host events focused on their own individual areas of expertise, aligned with the wider overview of maritime digitalisation to be discussed at the SMN plenary conference.

SMAGIC will also feature networking evenings providing an opportunity for delegates, speakers, partners, and invited guests to connect in an informal setting, including the much anticipated Night SMAGIC social mixer!

Also, for the first time, SMAGIC'24 will host 3i - Integrating Investment with innovation. A day curated especially for those interested in highlighting the role of start-ups and investment in maritime technology. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the SMAGIC with you! For more information, please contact us at: cathy.hodge@smartmaritimenetwork.com.
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With an expert line up ready to share their knowledge and experience:

  • Lina Gandløse Hansen, State Secretary for Trade & Investment, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Andreas Nordseth, Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Alastair Horrocks, Managing Director, Alantra
  • Axel de Mégille, Director, Head, Stolt Ventures
  • Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, Copenhagen Malmo Port
  • Chris Insall, Head of Mobility Business Development, ST Engineering iDirect
  • Christopher Rex, Head of Sustainability & Research, Danish Ship Finance
  • Fabian Feldhaus, Co-founder & MD, Flagship Founders
  • Grant Hunter, Director Standards Innovation and Research, BIMCO
  • Hiroshi Nerima, Managing Partner, Nabtesco Technology Ventures AG
  • Jenny Braat, CEO, Danish Maritime
  • Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Manager, Maritime Safety & Security, BIMCO
  • Jocelyn Hansen, President, WISTA Denmark
  • Jonas Dalgaard Hoffmann, Investment Director, J. Lauritzen
  • Kaushik Jadhao, Marine Decarbonisation BD Manager, Shell
  • Kenji Togasaki, Senior Vice President, IINO LINES (U.S.A.) INC.
  • Kristoffer Vendelbo, Project Manager, Ocean Valley
  • Magnus Gary, Project Director, ShippingLab
  • Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime
  • Maria Skipper Schwenn, Director of Environmental Regulatory and Public Affairs Group Commercial, Bunker Holding Group
  • Martin Stenberg Eriksen, Head of Safety Leadership, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • Marty Cochrane, CEO, CEATAEC a Wilhelmsen Group Company
  • Mehran Zaker, Investment Director, Emerald Ventures
  • Mette Asmussen, Lead, Maritime Sector Initiatives, World Economic Forum
  • Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
  • Rikke Wtter Olufsen, Deputy Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Shanker Pillai, Founder, Studio 30 50
  • Shaun Hon, Founder & General Partner, Motion Ventures
    Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Partner, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory 
  • Sriram Giridhar, Research & Partner Management, HHLA Next
  • Steven Jones, Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index
  • Further speakers to be announced

Learning

Learn from our expert speakers and get up to date on the latest technology developments.

Sharing

Share ideas on how to transform the shipping business using digital technologies.

Networking

Reconnect with your peers in the maritime IT sector and make new contacts to benefit your business.

MARITIME TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS // EIGTVEDS PAKHUS

KINDLY HOSTED BY:

  • SMAGIC Workshops
    SMAGIC Workshops 08:30 - 17:00

    Welcome to Day 1 of SMAGIC '24.
    Join us for a series of engaging workshops on October 1st, where we'll explore a wide range of topics in maritime innovation and sustainability. These interactive sessions will foster group discussions and provide valuable insights into the latest developments in the industry. Each workshop will last for 1 hour, followed by 20 minutes for Q&A and conclusions. All sessions will be followed by a short break for informal networking and discussion. Delegates will be entitled to attend any workshops they wish but will be asked to sign up in advance.

  • Seminar 3 - Hosted by ST Engineering iDirect
    Seminar 3 - Hosted by ST Engineering iDirect 13:30

    Advanced SATCOM mobility requirements and results
    In our digital world, connectivity is king even for remotely deployed vessels. Businesses and humans can’t function without it. So, what is necessary to get remote connectivity? What technologies make the difference and what are the results from users as evidence?

    SATCOM Convergence with Broader Telecom Ecosystem
    What can merchant operators expect in the next five years as the whole world moves more and more to the Cloud? Discuss anticipated changes and what benefits and considerations they bring to the commercial shipping market. Discuss how integrators and service providers are adopting new technologies from satellite industry and other telecom technologies to create new offerings.

  • Coffee & Networking Break
    Coffee & Networking Break 15:00
  • Seminar 4 - Hosted by Lloyd’s Register
    Seminar 4 - Hosted by Lloyd’s Register 15:30

    Digital Transformation in Maritime
    In an era where data drives decisions, the maritime industry stands on the brink of a revolutionary shift. Embracing digitalisation isn't merely about incorporating technology—it's about fostering a transformative ecosystem that optimizes operations, management, and performance, while ensuring the seamless integration of diverse datasets.

    Join us on this enlightening journey as we delve deep into the pillars of digital transformation in maritime.

  • SMAGIC Welcome Reception
    SMAGIC Welcome Reception 18:30 - 20:30

    The SMAGIC starts here
    SMAGIC Opening Reception, at Copenhagen City Hall
    Only registered delegates and other invited guests are eligible to attend this Welcome Reception. Please tick the relevant item on the registration form to indicate your attendance.

SMART MARITIME NETWORK Conference Agenda // DGI BYEN

  • Coffee & Networking Break
    Coffee & Networking Break 11:00
  • SMAGIC Voices: A View from the Top - Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Resilience
    SMAGIC Voices: A View from the Top - Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Resilience 11:30

    This session features insights from government officials, maritime authorities, and regulatory bodies on the maritime industry's current landscape. The session covers policies, regulations, and initiatives affecting the sector, emphasising the importance of collaboration between industry stakeholders and governments to drive positive change.

      o Perspectives from government officials, maritime authorities, and regulatory bodies on the maritime industry.
      o Discussion on policies, regulations, and initiatives impacting the maritime sector.
      o Fostering collaboration between governments, industry stakeholders, workers and communities to drive positive change.

    Moderated by: Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network
    Panellists include:
    Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, Copenhagen Malmo Port
    Jenny Braat, CEO, Danish Maritime
    Rikke Wtter Olufsen, Deputy Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
    Further panellists to be announced

  •  Lunch Break
    Lunch Break 12:30
  • SMAGIC Voices: Transformation Through Standardisation and Collaboration
    SMAGIC Voices: Transformation Through Standardisation and Collaboration 13:30

    We will discuss the significance of a unified approach to standardisation in the maritime sector, illustrated through case studies of successful collaborative efforts including those spearheaded by SMN’s own Council Members. The session discusses the challenges and opportunities of standardising practices across the industry, underscoring the benefits of working together towards common standards.

      o Overview of the significance of standardisation in the maritime sector.
      o Case studies highlighting successful collaboration efforts.
      o Discussion on the challenges and opportunities in standardising practices across the industry.


    Moderated by: Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, SMN
    Panellists include:
    Chris Insall, Head of Mobility Business Development, ST Engineering iDirect
    Grant Hunter, Director Standards Innovation and Research, BIMCO
    Marty Cochrane, CEO, CEATAEC a Wilhelmsen Group Company
    Further panellists to be announced

  • SMAGIC Voices: Charting the Digital Course
    SMAGIC Voices: Charting the Digital Course 14:30

    The session delves into the integration of AI within the maritime sector, emphasising its transformative potential. We’re review current digitalisation trends, showcasing how AI-driven technologies are revolutionising maritime operations. We will also explore how AI is enhancing efficiency, safety, and decision-making processes, while also addressing the opportunities and challenges faced in adopting AI across the industry. The session underscores the critical role of AI in driving innovation and optimising maritime operations.

      o Exploration of digitalisation trends and their impact on the maritime sector.
      o Case studies showcasing the integration of AI and other digital technologies.
      o The future of autonomous shipping: bridging digital and sustainable operations.
      o Discussion on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation in maritime operations.

    Moderated by: Steven Jones, Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index
    Panellists include:
    Fabian Feldhaus, Co-founder & MD, Flagship Founders
    Further panellists to be announced

  • Coffee & Networking Break
    Coffee & Networking Break 15:30
  • SMAGIC Voices: Navigating Towards Sustainability
    SMAGIC Voices: Navigating Towards Sustainability 16:00

    This panel will focus on decarbonisation strategies and the green transition in the maritime industry. We’ll review innovative solutions and technologies for sustainable operations, and examine frameworks and market trends driving these sustainability initiatives.

      o Focus on decarbonisation strategies and the green transition.
      o Reviewing innovative solutions and technologies for sustainable maritime operations.
      o Addressing frameworks and market trends driving sustainability initiatives.

    Moderated by: Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications
    Panellists include:
    Magnus Gary, Project Director, ShippingLab
    Jocelyn Hansen, President, WISTA Denmark
    Kaushik Jadhao, Marine Electrification BD Manager, Shell
    Kristoffer Vendelbo, Project Manager, Ocean Valley
    Mette Asmussen, Lead, Maritime Sector Initiatives, World Economic Forum

  • SMAGIC Voices: Achieving a Just and Equitable Transition
    SMAGIC Voices: Achieving a Just and Equitable Transition 17:00

    A Just and Equitable Transition in the maritime industry refers to a framework aimed at ensuring that the shift towards sustainability and decarbonisation in maritime operations does not disproportionately affect workers, communities, and other stakeholders. This concept is grounded in the principles of fairness, social inclusion, and economic justice, ensuring that the benefits and burdens of the transition are distributed equitably.

      o Examination of the importance of crew welfare in maritime operations.
      o How to perpetuate community engagement and inclusion – including an equitable access to opportunities.
      o Discussion on leadership approaches, and supporting a culture of safety, diversity, and innovation.


    Moderated by: Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Partner, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
    Panellists include:
    Christopher Rex, Head of Sustainability & Research, Danish Ship Finance
    Maria Skipper Schwenn, Director of Environmental Regulatory and Public Affairs Group Commercial, Bunker Holding Group
    Martin Stenberg Eriksen, Head of Safety Leadership, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
    Further panellists to be announced

  • Conclusions, followed by NIGHT SMAGIC
    Conclusions, followed by NIGHT SMAGIC 18:00

    Following the conference close, delegates are invited to join our maritime technology networking pub crawl, kindly hosted across a variety of Copenhagen venues by Inmarsat, LR and ST Engineering iDirect.

    You will find the QR code with details of the venues, locations and route on the reverse of your badge.

SMAGIC 3i - Integrating Investment & Innovation // DGI BYEN

CO-HOSTED BY:

  • INTEGRATING INVESTMENT & INNOVATION

    SMAGIC 3i is designed to bridge the gap between investment and innovation by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration. Start-ups and founders will delve into key topics, while investors and potential collaborators share lessons and insights from their experiences in the maritime technology space.

    And launching the first Smart Maritime Innovation Sprint: Bridging Start-Ups, Investors, and Corporates.

  • Registration and Networking Breakfast – delegates may spend time visiting the solutions zone
    Registration and Networking Breakfast – delegates may spend time visiting the solutions zone 09:00
  • Welcome from Smart Maritime Network
    Welcome from Smart Maritime Network 10:00
  • Keynote Address
    Keynote Address 10:15
  • Coffee & Networking Break
    Coffee & Networking Break 10:45

    Delegates may spend time visiting the solutions zone

  • Smart Maritime Innovation Sprint: Bridging Start-Ups, Investors, and Corporates
    Smart Maritime Innovation Sprint: Bridging Start-Ups, Investors, and Corporates 11:30

    The Smart Maritime Innovation Sprint is a high-energy, collaborative event where start-ups, investors, and corporates tackle critical challenges in the maritime sector. Participants will form teams to address specific problem statements and pitch their solutions to a panel of industry experts within a tight timeframe.

    - Duration: 1 hour, followed by 30 mins for pitches. There will be a lunch break in between to allow teams to continue their discussions
    - Participants: Start-ups, investors, corporates, and maritime industry experts.
    - Format: Teams will be formed around 5-6 defined problem statements. Each team will include a mix of start-up entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate professionals.

    Problem Statements:
    1. Emissions Transparency: Tools and systems for tracking and reporting emissions in the maritime industry.
    2. Decarbonisation Initiatives: Innovative approaches to significantly reduce carbon emissions in maritime operations.
    3. Energy Saving Devices: Development and implementation of tools aimed at reducing energy consumption in maritime operations.
    4. Maritime Cybersecurity: Enhancing cybersecurity infrastructure in maritime operations to protect against digital threats.
    5. Crew Welfare and Safety: Solutions to improve the living and working conditions of maritime crew members.
    6.Port Efficiency: Technologies to streamline port operations, reduce bottlenecks, and improve overall efficiency.
    7. Supply Chain Visibility: Enhancing the transparency and traceability of maritime supply chains.

    Sprint Goals:
    - Innovative Solutions: Develop and present start-up ideas that address the defined problem statements.
    - Collaboration: Foster collaboration among start-ups, investors, and corporates to leverage diverse expertise and resources.
    - Pitch Presentation: Each team will present their solutions to a panel of judges, including potential investors and industry leaders.

    Agenda:
    1. Introduction and Team Formation (15 minutes):
      o Welcome and overview of the sprint.
      o Introduction to problem statements.
      o Participants freely choose which table/problem statement to join.
      o Teams form and begin initial brainstorming.

    2. Development and Refinement (30 minutes):
      o Intensive work sessions to develop innovative and unique solutions.
      o Mentors available for quick consultations and guidance.
      o Teams elect a spokesperson to present their pitch.

    3. Pitch Preparation (15 minutes):
      o Finalise presentations.
      o Quick rehearsal with mentor feedback.

    4. Break for Lunch (1 hour)

    5. Pitch Presentations (45 minutes):
      o Teams present their unique solutions to the panel of judges (5 minutes per team).
      o Q&A session with panel (the pitch will be followed by a panel on “Demystifying Maritime Investment”).


    Outcome:
    Participants will experience an accelerated innovation process, fostering collaboration and networking within the maritime sector. The primary goal is for teams to come up with entirely unique pitches, distinct from existing solutions. The winning team will gain recognition and of course a chance to impress some of the biggest investors in the industry!

  • Lunch Break
    Lunch Break 12:30

    Delegates may spend time visiting the start-up solutions and demo zone

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Venue - Workshops, 1 Oct

Eigtveds Pakhus

Strandgade 25D,
1401 København

Venue - Conference and SMAGIC 3i, 2-3 Oct

CPH Conference, DGI Byen

Tietgensgade 65,
1704 København V

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CPH Hotel

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The Meatpacking District (Kødbyen) is also just behind the hotel, Tivoli and Strøget are a few minutes away, and it only takes 20 minutes getting to the airport.

 

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Registration

Registration for SMAGIC’24 will open shortly. To register your interest, or for any further details please send an email to: cathy.hodge@smartmaritimenetwork.com.

Shipping Company VIP Pass

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  • Free registration for qualifying vessel operators (includes ship owners/managers/builders, and selected industry stakeholders - subject to confirmation by the organisers). Smart Maritime Council members and SMN sponsors are also eligible to use this option. Please be advised that registrations will be checked for status eligibility.

Conference Delegate Pass

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  • Delegate pass for admission to all conference sessions, workshops and evening Networking Parties across the event week. Early Bird price available until 1 September 2024. (Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings).

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

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