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Can Ports Leverage Diversity to Propel Innovation?

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Thursday 18 March 2021 | 3pm CET


The maritime sector, with ports at the top of the list, have been dominated by publicly-appointed, senior, monochromed male managers since their foundation. However, with more imaginative senior appointments seen more recently at some port authorities, are we witnessing the beginning of a sea change in port management diversity? How can an injection of diverse, new blood into both senior and middle management at ports propel innovation?

Despina Theodosiou, President WISTA International / CEO Tototheo Maritime
Flor Pitty, Chair IAPH Women’s Forum / Director-General Ports and Ancillary Services Panama Maritime Authority
Taha Riani, Managing Partner, Allyens

Moderator:​ : Ines Nastali, Editor, Ports & Harbors, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

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