About conference

The International Multidisciplinary Conference on Sea, Traffic and Logistics 2017, which is organised by the Port of Rijeka Authority and the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka, will be held at the Hotel Milenij (5*) in Opatija from 20th to 22nd November 2017. The central topic of the conference is 'Port of Rijeka as the gateway to the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor'.

The organisers want to gather a number of speakers from the academic community, as well as businesspersons from the countries along the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, who are involved in the shipping, transport and logistics industries, for the plenary sessions and panel discussions that will take place during the three-day conference.

The President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has confirmed the patronage of the conference, which gives credence to the merit of the event and indicates support for its goal of promoting and further developing the Rijeka traffic route within the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor.

The conference will focus on showcasing new options for the Port of Rijeka and its prominent position within the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor. The scholars and businesspersons that have been invited to Opatija will discuss the potential of this maritime transport route and its advantages compared to other traffic routes. Special emphasis will be placed on strengthening the competitiveness of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor through the cooperation of the northern Adriatic ports.

The science track of the conference will be centred on topical issues and debates pertaining to the challenges of adapting business operations to the European Digital Single Market, as well as the imperative for constant innovation in the traffic, transport and logistics industries.

The findings brought forth by scientific research, particularly those applicable to the field of industry, and the opportunity to become familiar with examples of good practice will allow the participants to gain insight into the latest technological and business trends, as well as state-of-the-art technology. In the increasingly demanding business and the environment of (international) cooperation, possessing a high degree of knowledge becomes a strategic advantage for all the stakeholders whose goal is to develop and maintain the competitiveness of the corridor and its surrounding regions and countries.