Greenport Congress brings together port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines and logistics operators from around the world to learn about the latest in sustainable development and environmental practices within the ports environment.

New to the series is GreenPort Live Australia, to be held on 1st September 2021. It is the first GreenPort to be held in Australia and wider South East Asia. The conference features an expert panel discussing diversification, sustainability and environmental practices together with learning from a local context. This first edition of GreenPort Australia will be virtual followed by an in-person conference in Newcastle during 2022.

Join us and learn from our live panel of industry experts!

GreenPort Live Australia is produced in association with Port of Newcastle, the first port in Australia or New Zealand to become a member of the international EcoPorts network. The Port of Newcastle has been working across the Pacific region as an advocate of the benefits of the EcoPorts initiative and encouraging other ports follow in their footsteps.

The overarching principle of EcoPorts is to raise awareness on environmental protection through cooperation and sharing of knowledge between ports and improve environmental management.
  • Welcome Address
  • Panel discussion with moderator
  • Live audience Q&A
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    William Glamore - Moderator
    PIANC Chair
    Dr William Glamore is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney. Dr Glamore is also the Chair of PIANC Australia-New Zealand. Dr Glamore leads the EcoEng Research Group at the Water Research Laboratory focused on nature-based solutions in estuary, ports and harbours.
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    Mike Gallacher
    Chief Executive Officer, Ports Australia
    Following a career in policing, Mike Gallacher spent two decades in parliament, working in a variety of portfolios including Ports, Industrial Relations, Transport and Police.

    In 2017, Mike left New South Wales Parliament to take on the role of CEO at Ports Australia bringing with him a robust approach to policy development and preparedness to strongly advocate the need for reform.

    Ports Australia is Australia’s peak body representing our ports community at the national level.
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    Jackie Spiteri
    Senior Manager ESG, Port of Newcastle
    Jackie Spiteri has worked in the ports and maritime sector for over ten years, as Senior Manager of ESG for the Port of Newcastle Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge on sustainable development and operations. Jackie has been responsible for developing the Ports Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Strategy and delivering the Ports Strategic Development Plan.

    Recent flagship initiatives include the introduction of the EcoPorts network to the business, positioning PON as the first port in the Pacific Region to participate and be certified by the globally recognised program. Delivering the recent transition of PONs vehicle fleet to 100% electric vehicles and project managing PONs energy contract renewal to 100% renewable energy. Jackie has also taken the lead on developing the Ports first Sustainability Financing Framework.
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    Declan Clausen
    Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle
    Councillor Declan Clausen was elected to the City of Newcastle Council at a by-election held in Ward 3 in February 2015 and represents the Labor Party. He was re-elected to Council and elected Deputy Lord Mayor in September 2017. He is the youngest person to hold of the Office of Deputy Lord Mayor in the City's 220-year history. Declan is an energetic and committed local who is passionate about sustainability, equality and renewing pride in Newcastle.

    In addition to serving as Deputy Lord Mayor, Declan is the Chair of the City’s Smart and Innovative City Advisory Committee, and a Member of the Asset, Youth, Liveable Cities Advisory Committees.

    Declan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) with Honours I from the University of Newcastle, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Declan holds a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford, and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative at Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School).
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    Antonis Michail
    Technical Director, World Ports Sustainability Program, IAPH
    Dr Antonis Michail is an engineer in background with specialisation on the environmental management of ports and freight transport systems at Master and PhD level, and with more than 18 years of professional experience in these fields. In 2018, Antonis joined the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) as Technical Director of its Policy and Strategy Unit and the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP). As such, Antonis coordinates the work of the IAPH Technical Committees on Climate and Energy, Risk and Resilience and Data Collaboration and supervises all initiatives under the WPSP umbrella.

    Before joining IAPH, Antonis worked for 8 years as Senior Policy Advisor on sustainability and safety matters at the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). Since 2003, Antonis was involved in the EcoPorts network of ports from various posts, including managing projects and coordinating the network’s activities and development until 2017.