Initiated by the International Association of Ports and Harbors, the World Ports Conference invites representatives of eminent harbor agencies worldwide every two years.
 
It is recognized as an 'Olympic Event' in the international shipping industry and plays an important role in the development of the economy in the world.
 
So far, the World Ports Conference has held 30 editions, including the World Ports Conference in Houston, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Bali etc... The IAPH•GUANGZHOU 2019 World Ports Conference will be held in Guangzhou Baiyun Convention Center in May 6-10 th,2019.
 
More than 1000 representatives of port administration and enterprises from all over the world are expected to participate in this event, in order to exchange views on issues such as green ports, smart ports and sustainable development of the ports.