Smart Maritime Network Copenhagen Conference

October 10, 2019

The Smart Maritime Network Vision

Following the very successful launch of the Smart Maritime Network in Athens and Tokyo - with over 150 delegates in Athens, and over 200 predicted for Tokyo - this third SMN conference in Copenhagen will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.

The core aim of the Smart Maritime Network is to change the narrative around interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in the maritime and the wider transport infrastructure.

Topics to be covered within the various sessions of day include:

• Addressing the current state of digitalisation in maritime
• Harmonisation and standardisation
• Platforms and ecosystems to address maritime complexity
• Harnessing technology for climate and emissions goals
• Is the regulatory environment helping or hindering the process of innovation and technology adoption?
• Which comes first – new technology or new financing models?
• Beyond maritime – how to promote better integration between maritime, the logistics chain and other stakeholders in cargo transportation?
• Plus – Technology Display Zones, where key partners will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstate their products and services to the audience and explain how they are working towards a smarter, more joined-up future of shipping.

There will be a Networking Party at the end of the day at Tivoli’s Gemyse venue, kindly sponsored by Inmarsat, to further enable discussion and partnerships between all those attending.
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Learn from our expert speakers and get up to date on the latest technology developments.


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


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

Conference Agenda // October 10, 2019

Keynote speakers

Thomas Bagge, CEO and Statutory Director, Digital Container Shipping Association

Mr Bagge has been involved in various transformation activities in Maersk covering people, processes and technology since 2006. Aside from the role as CEO of DCSA, Mr Bagge retains a number of board positions in other organisations.

Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation and Research, Danish Ship Finance

Christopher Rex served as Chief Analyst of Danmarks Skibskredit A/S and has served as its Director since 2012. He has broad knowledge of macroeconomics, financial risk management and international shipping through his position as Head of Research with Danish Ship Finance.

Anton Rhodes, Project Manager, IMO

Anton Rhodes is a Project Manager within the IMO’s Marine Environment Division, responsible for implementing the European Union funded and IMO implemented Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project. Mr. Rhodes has 10 years experience as manager and team leader on global projects across the energy and transport sectors.

Joost van Ree, Director Partner Relations, CLIA

Joost van Ree is Director of Partner Relations for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. CLIA was established in 1975 and supports policies and practices that foster safe, secure, and sustainable development in the cruise sector.

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Manager, BIMCO

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl has been a manager in BIMCO's department for Maritime Technology & Regulation for the past 8 years, responsible for co-ordinating BIMCO initiatives on technical matters. He was previously at FORCE Technology and the Danish Maritime Authority.

Päivi Haikkola, Head of ONE SEA, DIMECC Ltd

Päivi Haikkola heads One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, working towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025. The Finland-based collaboration project began in 2016, and aims to create an environment suitable for autonomous ships by 2025.

Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, Head of Innovation & Digitalization, Danish Shipping

Asbjorn Christiansen has been heading the innovation and digitalization efforts of Danish Shipping since March 2018, as well as covering a temporary role as acting director for security, environment and maritime research since January 2019.

Ben van Scherpenzeel, Chairman, International Port Call Optimization Task Force, Port of Rotterdam

Initiator and Chairman of International Taskforce on Port Call Optimization, a collaboration to improve the productivity and sustainability of shipping by improving data quality through standards.

Maren Hjorth Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean

Maren Hjorth Bauer is one of the founders of Katapult Ocean, a maritime industry accelerator and global ecosystem . The group invests in and scales up startups likely to have a positive impact on our ocean, through the Katapult Ocean Accelerator and fund.

Rob O'Dwyer, Chief Network Officer, Smart Maritime Network

Rob O'Dwyer is chief network officer and one of the founders of the Smart Maritime Network, launched in 2019 to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors.

Mike Powell, Founder/Director, Cardinal Point Marine

Mike Powell is the founder of Cardinal Point Marine, a maritime consultancy. An former solicitor and master mariner, his 35+ year career has seen him working with companies such as BP Shipping, Glencore's ST Shipping and Maersk Tankers.

Peter Andersen, Board Member, GTT Analytics

Peter Anderson a member of the board at GTT Analytics, and has 35 years of experience in maritime services, data and technology, specialising in commercial strategy, business development, and marketing.


Tivoli Gardens

Axelborg Building,
Vesterbrogade 3,
1630 København V,

Accommodation Options

Address: Agiou Nikolaou 10,
Vouliagmeni 166 71,

Rates: Single Superior: €220/Double Superior: €240

Please contact the Reservations department at, quoting ‘Smart Maritime Network’, to secure this rate.

Address: 13, Agiou Nikolaou Str. 

166 71 Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece

  1. +30 210 8990391 F. +30 210 8955790

Email: Info@Amarilia.Gr –

Dates: From 6-10 May 2019 

Rates: €108 for Double/Twin for Single

€117 for Double/Twin

Quoted rate is per night, per room, including American buffet breakfast and taxes. Should taxes change, the hotel has the right to adjust rates accordingly. Note that above rates do not include the new tax accommodation fee (effective from 1/1/18 onwards, according to Greek Law) which is €3 per room per day.

To book:

  1. Enter website:
  2. Click ‘Booking Code’ at the top of the page
  3. Enter the booking code (SMARTMARITIME2019)
  4. Enter the required information (dates, room type, number of guests etc.)
  5. After completing the reservation process, guests will receive an email with confirmation of their booking.


Shipping Company VIP Pass

  • Free conference registration for qualifying vessel operators (includes ship owners, ship managers, ship builders, ports & terminals, and other selected industry stakeholders - subject to confirmation by the organisers).

Conference Delegate Pass

  • Delegate pass for admission to all conference sessions, and the evening Networking Party. (*Early Bird discount until September 10, 2019, €625 thereafter. Discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings)

With thanks to the Smart Maritime Council

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