Nieuwe Waterweg - Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe Credit: Guido Pijper

The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with IALA and the City of Rotterdam are the host organizations for the 14th IALA Symposium from 12 – 16 April 2021. It will be a fully online symposium and broadcasted live to you from the city of Rotterdam.

This event will be the first symposium in its kind combining the topics modern Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and the implementation of maritime services under the e-Navigation concept.

Hosting city Rotterdam, one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, is the location par excellence as the maritime capital of Europe, where these developments have become a reality and are progressing.

This IALA Symposium provides in a unique 5-day online programme full of opportunities for organizational, operational, technical and industrial maritime managers and experts from all over the world to present, share knowledge and discuss innovative developments that contribute to the safe, efficient, secure navigation of shipping and to cooperation between various stakeholders in the maritime domain.

About IALA

IALA is a nonprofit, international technical association. Established in 1957, it gathers together marine aids to navigation authorities, manufacturers, consultants, and, scientific and training institutes from all parts of the world and offers them the opportunity to exchange and compare their experiences and achievements.

Photo: Guido Pijper

View the IALA-2021 programme