1. KEY CHARACTERISTICS

Date 10-13 May 2022
Detailed agenda below
Venue AC Hotel Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Languages English, French and Spanish (with interpretation)
Participants CEOs, focal and contact points of the Port Management Programme of the
three networks
Conference fees Free of charge

2. BACKGROUND

The UNCTAD TRAINFORTRADE Port Management Programme supports port communities in developing
countries in delivering more efficient and competitive port management through its three languagebased
networks (English, French and Spanish) with partners and members from Africa, Asia, Europe,
Latin America and the Caribbean for the past 26 years. This high-level conference will be the first Port
Management Week since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

3. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Port Management Week are to build back better by:

  • Engaging in high-level discussions on key thematics linked to the UN Sustainable Development
    Goals (SDGs) and port management (climate change, environment, digitalisation and
    cybersecurity);
  • Participating in the global coordination meeting of the three TRAINFORTRADE language-based
    networks (exchange of information, best practices and recommendations);
  • Assessing the latest trends of the Port Performance Scorecard and statistics of the networks.