The conference discussed the role that the digital transformation plays for the future of the maritime industry. Its motto was: ‘Excellent maritime networking – harnessing the opportunities of digitisation for the maritime economy’. More than 740 representatives from business, trade unions, academia, research, politics and the administration took part in the conference to discuss how the digital transformation can be used to ensure that German maritime businesses remain technology leaders and can compete with the rest of the world. In addition, the conference focused on taking additional action for implementing the government’s Maritime Agenda 2025. This includes promoting sustainability in maritime shipping and looking into the contribution maritime technologies can make to the energy transition.
The 10th NMK saw representatives of the Federal Government, Länder governments, associations and trade unions sign a . This declaration sets out key fields of action and measures that are to make the sector fit for the digital revolution. These include in particular expanding digital infrastructure, transferring data within the maritime supply chain in a smart manner, providing targeted funding for digitisation under our maritime research and development programmes and introducing international industry standards.
The 10th National Maritime Conference was co-hosted by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries and First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Olaf Scholz. The Federal Chancellor served as the patron for the conference.