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The Ports Australia Biennial conference is held once every two years. The event is the premium national maritime event and brings together leaders from across the Ports, maritime services, business and political spectrum.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, Ports Australia's Biennial Conference scheduled for mid-September has been postponed due to concerns around COVID-19. A 2021 date is yet to be determined.
These events are attended by executives, CEOs, 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 for the event typically opens six months before and is open to all Ports Australia members at a reduced rate. Non-members are also encouraged to attend.
What is the typical format?
The conference is held in a port city over three days. The event opens with a port tour and cocktail party followed by two days of presentations and a gala dinner. The final day concludes the presentations broken up by a networking lunch.
*Future conferences will not strictly follow this format
The conference is supported by a main sponsor, dinner sponsor, trade tables and a host of other high visibility sponsorship opportunities. Organisations interested in reaching this unique and influential audience should discuss upcoming opportunities with management.
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. Access can be found here or on the Members Portal.