Innovation in port skills

The Innovation in port skills event is an in-person event taking place during London International Shipping Week. It follows up on the themes in the PSS Innovation in Safety event held in early 2023 and focuses on using AI and gamification to develop port skills.

This event features presentations from ports and technology providers showcasing their latest projects using new technologies. There will be roundtable discussions on upskilling the current workforce, how new technologies could be used for careers and talent attraction to create engaging training. There will also be the opportunity to network, find out more from the speakers and see tech demonstrations.


13:30Bring port skills to life: How digital innovation can support career development and outreach – Portsmouth International Port and Estudio Cactus
13:55Development and implementation of VR at Associated British Ports – Associated British Ports
14:20Utilising AI and statistics to optimise operative allocation, training and hiring processes – Ensemble Analytics
15:00Maritime Accelerator update – Connected Places Catapult
15:15The robots are coming, look busy – Phenomenal Training
15:25Breakout discussion groups
a) Using technology to improve and monitor careers outreach.
b) Using technology for recruitment and assessment and the impact on social mobility.
c) Using technology to improve engagement and outcomes in training.
d) Upskilling courses needed to future-proof the workforce.
16:15Demos and networking
Demo area: Estudio Cactus, 3t Transform, Robok, Ensemble Analytics

Please note that this event directly follows the PSS Port Skills Group (members only) meeting in the morning. You will need to book your place separately for the morning and afternoon events.