Biennial Conference 2024

Event Details

October 29, 2024
October 31, 2024
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The Ports Australia Biennial Conference is one of the industry’s premium Australian maritime events. This conference provides the unique opportunity to bring together leaders from Ports, maritime services, business, and government departments.

Now in its 48th occurrence, the Conference is an integral part of Ports Australia’s work as the national peak body representing the interests of government and privately owned ports in Australia.

The Conference provides a unique opportunity for port community stakeholders to closely engage with a substantial number of the decision makers within the ports sector. As well as Australia’s port CEOs, their Board members and senior management teams, the Conference attracts senior representatives from stevedoring and transport companies, logistics providers, consultants in an array of relevant areas from security to infrastructure to environment, government departments and regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders who comprise the broader port environment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who attends?

The Biennial Conference is attended by executives, CEOs, and board members of all Australia's major Ports as well as those from the maritime services. Heads of government departments and agencies also attend. The Federal Minister of Infrastructure will traditionally open the conference and outline their plan for their tenure similarly with the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure the following day.

When can I register?

Registration will open on Tuesday, 26th March 2024.

What is the agenda?

The conference is held in a port city over three days. We are working on the outline of the agenda currently, but please know as you plan your travel, that below is an overview of each day:

Tuesday, 29th October

Afternoon - Annual General meeting and General Meeting

Afternoon - Boat tour

Evening - Welcome Function

Wednesday, 30th October

Morning - Conference

Afternoon - Conference

Evening - Gala Dinner

Thursday, 31st October

Morning - Conference

Afternoon - Conference

Sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorship opportunities will be released and available to Ports Australia members from the 26th March. Non members will be able to secure sponsorship enquires from the 9th April. For information on sponsorships, please contact Ports Australia’s Communications Director Imogen Posa

Material from previous conferences?

If you attended a previous conferences or are a member of Ports Australia then you may access presentations given at those conferences. Please contact info@portsaustralia.com.au for more information.