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IAPH World Ports Conference 2023

31 October – 2 November
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi Hosts World Ports Conference 2023

The UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, served as the host city for the 2023 edition of the IAPH World Ports Conference and AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, as well as a prominent voice within the industry proudly hosted the Conference at a crucial time for the ports and shipping sectors. 

In partnership with S&P Global and other key stakeholders, the Group made remarkable contributions to vital discussions, as its diverse and extensive network of international partnerships ensured progressive and productive dialogues to establish roadmaps for the future sustainable growth of the industry.
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IAPH World Ports Conference 2023

The IAPH World Ports Conference is a world-class event that highlights the indispensable role of ports in global maritime trade. It brings together key industry stakeholders to promote learning, information sharing, networking and collaboration.

Marking the first time this prestigious maritime event has taken place within the MENA region, the Conference attracted leading port operators from around the world and featured a speaker line-up comprising the industry’s most influential figures.


IAPH 2023 Theme - #ReinventingPorts

Ports have reached a pivotal stage in their evolution, operating solely as landlords of terminal and industrial concessions no longer guarantees economic growth and prosperity; they must evolve and adapt to remain relevant. Factors such as end-to-end maritime supply chain conglomerates, rapid digitalisation, calls for decarbonisation in shipping, and geo-political instability have emerged, accelerating the requirement to enhance resilience and readiness to address these challenges. 

Under the theme #ReinventingPorts, the 2023 IAPH World Ports Conference united major players in the ports sector to discuss and innovate effective ways to tackle these challenges.

Webinars: Anchoring Global Ports’ Future

AD Ports Group’s IAPH webinars bring together leading voices to offer a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing, presenting a forward-looking perspective to ensure that stakeholders don't just react to changes, but proactively shape the future of the ports and supply chain industries. 

AD Ports Group
A Global Player

Through organic growth and partnerships, AD Ports Group has developed over the years into an integrated premier enabler of trade, industrialisation, and economic diversification. Established by Emiri Decree and owned by ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

AD Ports Group is committed to building elite trade and logistics propositions. As trade has grown, so have we. Today, we are an integrated business across 5 clusters – Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Logistics, Maritime, and Ports connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners.