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Calendar of Activities 2024

The Calendar of Activities is a breakdown of all the CIP’s yearly events. From hemispheric technical conferences and political meetings to courses and technical assistance, the Calendar serves as a reference for the CIP Community on all the opportunities for involvement and/or participation.

Courses  | Hemispheric Technical Conferences | Webinars |Hemispheric Technical Conferences with CIP Participation | Technical Assistance |

Political Meetings | Political Dialogue Follow-Up | Dissemination and Communication Materials


March to DecemberEnglish Language Development and Promotion Program in Port Activities (for Spanish speakers)CENCAPOR Virtual Platform
March 4 -29Online Course on Organization of the Port System (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
March 19 & 203rd Regional Table-Top Exercise for Improved Disaster Risk Management in Caribbean Ports (English)Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
April 1 -26Online Course on Cabotage in the countries of the Region and its connection to ports (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
April 1 -26Online Course on Emergence of new marine fuels derived from green hydrogen in port facilities (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
April 29 – May 24Online Course on Operational Transfer Procedures in accordance with the International Ship to Ship Guidelines (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
June 3 – 28Online Course on Port Policies: an approach for the Region (Spanish) (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
June 10 - 2121st Session of the Women in Port Management Program IMO – IPER – Port of Le Havre (English)Le Havre, France
June 10 – July 5Online Course on Port Infrastructure and Equipment Management (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
July 15 – August 9Online Course on the Human factor on Port Operations (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
August 19 – September 13Online Course on Port Logistics: Response and Adaptation to challenges (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
September 9 - October 1138th Advanced Course on Port Management and Operations IMO-IPER – Port of Le Havre (English)Le Havre, France
September 16 – October 11Online course on Storage, transfer and transport of new marine fuels derived from green hydrogen in ports (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
SeptemberOnline Course on Port Resilience (English)Online
September25th Iberoamerican Course on Port Management with Puertos del Estado, Spain (Spanish)Madrid, Spain
October 14 – November 8Online Course on Operations and safety at port terminals handling dry bulk cargoes (Spanish)APN Virtual Campus
NovemberIn-Person Course on Port Protection and Security (English)To be defined
December21st Iberoamerican Course on Engineering, Operations and Environmental Management with the Port Authority Santander, Spain (Spanish)Santander, Spain


Hemispheric Technical Conferences

January 17 – 196th Hemispheric Conference on Logistics, Innovation and CompetitivenessVeracruz, Mexico
May 2 & 35th Hemispheric Seminar on Public Policies, Legislation and RegulationGuatemala City, Guatemala
October 30 - November 1 (TBC)5th Hemispheric Conference on Port Protection and SecurityTBC

Hemispheric Technical Conferences with CIP Participation

February 12th20th Iberoamerican Course on Engineering, Operations and Environmental ManagementSantander, Spain (Online participation)
February 14th1st Binational Forum on Sustainable Maritime Transport and Ports in the Three Californias. Speaker on Sustainable PortsLa Paz, Baja California (Online participation)
February 16World Maritime University (WMU) Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI) BUGWRIGHT2 Forum. Speaker on Gender Equality.Athens, Greece
March 13 - 15OAS DSD Ministerial Meeting on Energy. Speaker on decarbonization on the maritime-port sector.Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
April 2 – 42024 Port of the Future Conference, Keynote speech on the state of the hemisphere's ports and trends.Houston, USA
May 21stUNCTAD Global Supply Chain Forum. Invited as SpeakersBridgetown, Barbados
June 19 - 21Caribbean Logistics Investment Conference. Co-organizers and speakers.Miami, USA
June 26 - 2827th Annual Meeting of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean. Invited as speakersParamaribo, Suriname
July 17 & 182024 iPort Summit - Intelligent Port Expansion & Modernization. Invited as speakers.Lima, Peru
September 14 - 16XX SLOM Meeting. Invited as speakersPunta del Este, Uruguay
September 22 – 27Mexico International ISPS Network Port Security Conference. Co-organizers and speakersCartagena, Colombia
October 7 & 854th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Shipping Association. Invited as speakersSt. Maarten
October 20 – 2626th edition of the Port Management course with Ports of the state, guest at 2 ports and closing keynote lectureMadrid, Spain
December (TBC)AAPA Latam Convention. Invited as speakersCancún, Mexico

Technical Assistance

January 8 – March 82024 Maritime Award of the Americas Call for ApplicationsOnline
May 22024 Maritime Award of the Americas Award CeremonyGuatemala City, Guatemala
To be defined 2024 CIP Port Industry Award of Excellence Call for ApplicationsOnline
To be defined2024 CIP Port Industry Award of Excellence Award CeremonyTo be defined
To be defined3rd Survey on Gender Equality in the Port SectorOnline
In progressImproved Disaster Risk Management Project for the Caribbean: Updating Port Emergency Response Plans (English)Caribbean Basin
FinalizedPort Community System Implementation (PCS) Project with Barbados Port Inc.Bridgetown, Barbados
In progressProject: Feasibility Study for the Establishment of an Electronic Single Window (ESW) for TradeBelize
QuarterlyInformative Bulletin on Port-City Relation Best Practices, Port-City Relation, Social Responsibility and Gender EqualityCIP Portal
In progressCompilation of Port Security Best PracticesCIP Portal
In progressCompilation of Waterways Best PracticesCIP Portal
In progressCompilation of Port Logistics Best PracticesCIP Portal
In progressCompilation of Port Legislation Best PracticesCIP Portal
To be definedPort Incentives Program to Reduce GHG Emissions from Ships in Ports (RightShip)To be defined

Political Dialogue Follow-Up

MarchTAG Videoconference on Logistics, Innovation and CompetitivenessOnline
MayTAG Videoconference on Port Protection and SecurityOnline
JuneTAG Videoconference on Public Policy, Legislation and RegulationOnline
SeptemberVideoconference of the CIP Executive Board (CECIP)Online
SeptemberTAG Videoconference on Waterways, Inland and Cruise PortsOnline
OctoberTAG Videoconference on Sustainable Port Management and Environmental ProtectionOnline
NovemberTAG Videoconference on Port-City Relation, Social Responsibility and Gender EqualityOnline

Dissemination and Communication Materials

MonthlyNewsletter CIP HighlightsOnline
To be definedCIP Magazine Volume 32Online