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Arrival day

sunday 21 APRIL 2024

welcome to rotterdam

Our biennial Congress and General Assembly allow our Members across five continents to share knowledge, experience and expertise through a formal conference programme and informally.

The intent is to serve to support our Association’s mission to promote effective safety outcomes in pilotage as an essential public service. For this purpose, there is a rich programme of speakers from within and outside our community we will address safety, environmental regulation, a sustainable profession, environmental sustainability of pilotage as a public service, new technology and stakeholder engagement.

We will also be joined by representatives from industry, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and the International Maritime Organization. As ever, a comprehensive social and partner programme is planned to ensure the Congress is as convivial as it is constructive.

I want to thank our hosts, the Dutch Pilots’ Corporation, for their commitment to putting on an excellent Congress, and I look forward to welcoming our Members’ delegations and our friends to Rotterdam.

- Simon Pelletier -





at Mainport Hotel Rotterdam 




Cocktailparty at the Mainport Hotel Rotterdam 

Welcome to our welcome cocktail event! We are delighted to have you join us for a delightful evening as we kick off the IMPA 2024 congress. During the welcome cocktail you will explore some key elements and dishes that define the Dutch cuisine with a typical Dutch beer or a good glass of wine