Ports Australia has welcomed Anthony Donald, CEO of TasPorts as the newest Deputy Chair to the Board of Directors, while farewelling the outgoing Deputy, Chris Leatt-Hayter who retired from his role as CEO at Fremantle Ports in late 2020.
The Ports Australia's Business and Operations Conference is held once every two years. The event brings together senior management from throughout the port business and maritime services. It's the perfect place to hear about new techniques, best practice and meet the rest of Australia's port community.
The event is held every two years alternating with the Ports Australia Biennial Conference. The next Business and Operations Conference will be held in 2021.
The conference is attended by professionals from all corners of port business and their supporting industries. Talks are given by chief executives through to captains, engineers and human resource experts. Delegates are equally as diverse while sharing a keen interest in the port and maritime sector.
When can I register?
Registration for the event typically opens four 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 two days with roughly 20 presentations. The event opens with a tour of the local port followed by presentations and a networking dinner. The following 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 and trade tables. Organisations interested in reaching this unique 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.