The Nordic Maritime Expo 2020, Turku, is set to host the latest digital and cleantech ideas from the world’s leading digital country, and host the final search for the next generation of experts set to enter our changing industry
Finland, the heart of global digitalisation and green technical developments is preparing for one of the maritime sector’s most focused expos to underscore where the transformation of shipping is heading.
NaviGate2020, the Nordic Maritime Expo, will take place 22-23 January 2020 in the Finnish city of Turku. It is the place to be to understand how Finnish and other leading shipping companies have begun embracing change and utilising the benefits of digitalisation.
EXPO visitors can mingle with representatives from over 200 companies from Finland and overseas, from shipbuilders and designers, ports and ship operators all working towards the next generation; a sustainable, clean and digitally enhanced future.
Finland, described by Forbes as the most digital country in 2018, has embraced the ideals of a clean efficient shipping and supply chain, and the programme of activities during NaviGate 2020 more than reflects this.
The NaviGate 2020 conference will also host the finals of one of the Nordic region’s next-generation searches, the 6th Intelligence Hunt. This unique event matches students with the brightest ideas with maritime businesses that can see the value of those ideas succeeding. Intelligence Hunt, organised through the Finnish SeaFocus platform, is a unique opportunity to get the views of the next generation, and help companies gain access to the next-generation ideas they may otherwise miss.
SeaFocus has been organising the Intelligence Hunt since 2017. Each takes about four months with teams of international students working with professional industry mentors and businesses in the shipping sector. This 6th final follows other searches in Finland, Sweden and Norway, with the entries being judges by a jury of industry experts.
Judges for the Intelligence Hunt final include the runner up of the previous one along with Technical University of Denmark professor Harilaos Psaraftis, Shipbrokers Finland general manager Sari Turkkila, DFDS director for environment and sustainability Poul Woodall, and jury chair, Ahlers trade facilitation business unit commercial director Ulla Keino.
Event moderators include Kho Management senior advisor Frank Ko, HPMlog senior consultant for supply chain management Dr Rolf Neise and Wärtsilä renewable energy innovations director Johanna Fräki.