Ports, Shipping & Logistics

Driving the change in shipping & logistics: the EU funding opportunities in the programming period 2021-2027

La Spezia Naval Base - 30 September 2021

The conference&expo “Driving the change in shipping & logistics: the EU funding opportunities in the programming period 2021-2027” is one of the key moments of the prestigious event SEAFUTURE, the business convention for maritime and dual use technologies attended by 10.000 participants, with 200 exhibiting companies in the 9.000 sqm expo area.
The event is orientated to fit the Green Deal policy as set out in the European Commission Agenda and in the related Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy
The conference, designed by Circle Group, will be attended by high-level institutional and industrial representatives: around 200 operators, coming from all over the world.



Overview on new funding tools promoted by the European Commission, which will mobilise EU funds and stimulate public and private investments that will represent important business opportunities for the shipping&logistics industry. Focus on Horizon Europe and CEF2, supporting infrastructure projects in transport and energy fields, and new instruments related to Military Mobility.

Digitalisation brought some important benefits in the transport industry, but also exposed the operators, increasingly “connected” to each other, to new risks.
Let’s find out, with the contribution of top experts, what can be done to mitigate the risks related to cybercrime, with a look at the current legal framework and the international guidelines on the subject.

Since transport accounts for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, the contribution that ports and the whole shipping industry must give to support the “green transition” promoted by the EU Green Deal, including the 90% of reduction in transport emission by 2050,  is massive.
The session will present the sustainable plans of some European ports, energy management projects and innovative solutions to handle a sustainable management of all the port operations including the role of Onshore Power Supply in ports. The session will also focus on the different alternative fuels options for the shipping domain: from LNG to Hydrogen passing through bio-fuels, ammonia, methanol and e-fuels.

Digitalisation made possible a seamless flow of data along the whole supply chain, which makes it more efficient and sustainable.
Discover how emerging technologies like IoT, 5G, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will disrupt and reshape the future of shipping and logistics in the near future.
The role of the federated systems and the upcoming Regulation on Maritime Single Window and Electronic Transport Document.



Register now to reserve your spot at the conference



Find out all the benefit that will support you in presenting your company to a targeted audience: speech, booth, networking and much more!


Event Manager Gloria Cottafava, Circle S.p.A.


+39 3479838233





The 7th edition of SEAFUTURE 2021 will take place, again at the Naval Base of La Spezia, from 28th September to 1st October 2021 and will end on Saturday 2nd October with the 5 Terre National Park Regatta. All exhibitor bookings will remain valid.