GreenPort live with ESPO and special guests welcome you to the exclusive presentation of the 2020 Environmental Report and handover to Port of Piraeus as GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2021 host port.
Special event hosted by the European Seaports Organisation, providing key insights into the environmental priorities of European Ports.
  • An exclusive presentation of the 2020 Environmental Report will be provided by Valter Selén, Senior Policy Advisor and EcoPorts Coordinator who will kick of the session.
  • Short exchange of views between ESPO Secretary General, Isabelle Ryckbost, and special guests.
  • Closing the event, the GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2021 baton will be handed over to the Port of Piraeus. The 2021 host port are the largest port in Greece, and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, making them a hub of international trade.
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    Isabelle Ryckbost - Host
    Secretary General, ESPO
    Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) since 1/08/2013. Before taking up this function, Isabelle has been working as Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) and Senior Advisor of ESPO for four years.

    She studied Law (University of Namur and KULeuven) and European Law (UCL Louvain). Before joining EFIP, she worked in EU Public Affairs for almost 20 years. After a short period at the European Commission (DG Agriculture), she worked in an EU Public Affairs consultancy. In 1994 she started working in the European Parliament, as a political assistant and between 1999 and 2009 she was the political assistant of Dirk Sterckx, where she was mainly active in transport and port-related fields. She is co-author of the handbook “Zo Werkt Europa” (1st edition 2007, 2nd edition 2010, 3rd edition 2015).
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    Valter Selén
    Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainable Development, ESPO
    Valter Selén joined ESPO as senior policy advisor for sustainable development in June 2020, having previously worked with drafting the first annual EU MRV Report during his time in the European Commission (DG CLIMA). Valter dedicates his career to EU climate policy and sustainable development, focusing his attention on the maritime sector.

    Valter holds a double-degree Master in European Governance from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and Konstanz University, Germany. Valter wrote his thesis on how European business associations gain access to EU institutions in order to influence climate policy negotiations.
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    Eamonn O’Reilly
    Chair, ESPO
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    Daniel Mes
    Member of the cabinet of Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans
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    Rosa Mari Darbra
    Associate Professor Rosa Mari Darbra, Polytechnical University of Catalonia
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    Nektarios Demenopoulos
    Deputy Manager - PR, IR & Company Announcements Dpt, Piraeus Port Authority