On 16, 17 and 18 June GIS4tech travelled to Copenhagen to participate in the 22nd Global Summit on Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (GSCAEE2022) and the Global Summit and Expo on Sustainable and Renewable Energy (GSESRE2022) held jointly and hosted by the leading scientific and technical events organisation "The Scientistt". These summits aim to bring together renowned researchers, scientists and academics to exchange ideas, present sophisticated research papers and discuss hot topics from the different fields included in the summit.
An extensive scientific programme comprised plenary, keynote and invited lectures and parallel sessions, as well as sessions for young scientists covering civil, architectural and environmental engineering topics and also involving key players from the renewable and sustainable energy community and related sectors. In addition, the conference offered a valuable platform for networking by providing valuable time for talks and meetings that allowed professionals from different sectors to meet and share views and knowledge.
This event is held with the aim of becoming an established celebration, attracting global participants to share, exchange and explore new avenues of scientific and commercial development related to the main themes being addressed, and provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance knowledge on the newest interdisciplinary approaches in civil, architectural and environmental engineering and renewable and sustainable energy.
At the conference, Alejandro Grindlay, Founding Partner of GIS4tech and professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, spoke about port competitiveness scenarios linked to basic infrastructures in the southern Mediterranean in Spain, highlighting the key drivers of port competitiveness and the functioning and structure of the Spanish Port System, "The Spanish port model is based on the so-called 'landlord port' model, where the provision of services is fully liberalised" where the management model promotes a culture of competition in the global logistics market, resulting in efficiency gains that are reflected in the prices of services, the competitiveness of ports and the logistics costs of operators.
In addition, emphasis was placed on the factors related to land transport in the territorial hinterland and its commercial influence on the ports and the importance of the road and rail connection of these with the most important points of the country. Finally, the main strategic objectives for the Spanish Port System were presented, in which competitiveness and efficiency, new governance models, the development of the so-called "smart ports" and the sustainable environment gained importance.