NAVIGATE 2020 has announced increased participation from leading Finnish and Nordic companies and maritime professionals during its upcoming event on January 22nd and 23rd.
NAVIGATE 2020 brings together the shipowners and operators, the terminal operators and regulators, and importantly the next generation of industry into one room to collaborate and discuss the future challenges and opportunities.
The Intelligence Hunt 6 is the main event at the NaviGate2020 Maritime Trade Fair. The Final consists of presentations of professional maritime supply chain experts as Inspiring Speakers and from the Case Companies.
There is a growing demand for collaboration between all players and stakeholders of the maritime industry in order to embrace new developments and trends that will positively influence the shipping and maritime industry. It’s time to think afresh and outline the path for future growth.
“Our goal is to position NAVIGATE 2020 as this region’s landmark maritime event. This energetic event brings together leading stakeholders and students for two-days of interaction and collaboration,” says Marja Pekkanen, CEO, Turku Fair Center.
SeaFocus and Intelligence Hunt
The Finals of the IntelligenceHunt6 project will take place January 22nd at the NaviGate2020. The teams of inspired young next generation, students from European universities as well as their corporate supporters will pitch their ideas to the audience and an independent panel of experts, IntelligenceHunt6 Jury.
Ten student teams will show outstanding insight into tackling the current themes and challenges of the industry with fresh, out-of-the-box approaches.
SeaFocus is an executive maritime business platform highlighting key issues for the global maritime logistics and supply chain industry. The beauty of Intelligence Hunt is that it brings both the maritime supply chain related business and students, the industry’s potential future workforce, together.
“This is the only shipping and maritime industry endeavor that pairs innovative students with the industry´s corporations to find new solutions. At NAVIGATE 2020, companies and future employees will meet, interact and show each other what they offer,” says Markku Mylly, Senior Advisor, SeaFocus, Mentor of 3 student teams in Intelligence Hunt 6.
Influential industry names
NAVIGATE 2020 wants to drive the industry forward through highlighting professional logistical skills and expertise, marine operations, market knowledge and strong strategic alliances.
NAVIGATE 2020 will also hear top level speakers from across the region who have been working with student teams to identify and address some key bottlenecks transformed to opportunities in shipping and logistics as well as in port operations.
In an industry heavily focused on environmental and sustainability issues, there is a tendency to forget that customers – shippers, cargo owners and freight forwarders – also have their own environmental, sustainability and transparency demands, as well as, the ever-present commercial pressures. Thus Intelligence Hunt and Navigate 2020 engages specialists like Pekka Lettijeff, CEO, President Tylö Helo Group, Johan Elzes, BU Director Ahlers Trade Services, and Dr Professor Rolf Neise, to speak from the angle of the shippers, in the programme.
Shipowners are widely represented on stage. DFDS, Stena, Finnlines Grimaldi Group Company, Tallink Silja and ESL Shipping will present their views on where the business is going and what measures are needed to enhance the profitable sustainable growth of this industry in the future.
Broad range of professional visitors
NAVIGATE 2020 expects to draw a diverse range of visitors from the maritime industry including logistics, subcontracting engineering, ports, shipyards, shipping companies, ship equipment suppliers and maritime universities.
“The main focus of the event will be digitalization, green shipping and marine industry and logistics. We expect NAVIGATE 2020 to be a leading networking, matchmaking event for industry operators looking to find commercial or development partners,” says Project Director Krista Ahonen, Turku Fair Center.
Finland is recognized globally for its innovation and sense of industry. Finland is also home to a growing number of innovative digital and sustainable collaborations that are reshaping its own society and industry as well as heavily influencing globally.