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Javier Cortés Fernández



International Consultant for the localization of the 2030 Agenda in cities and territories.

Founding Partner of Coop&Co and collaborator of Unesco Etxea


  • Economist, PhD Studies in Sustainable Development and Master’s Degree in Direction and Management of Foundations and Master’s Degree in Development Cooperation.
  • Director of the United Nations Global Compact for Latin America, the Caribbean and North America at its headquarters in New York from 2013 to 2018 and Director of the Global Compact Cities Programme of the United Nations, 2019-2020 at its headquarters in Melbourne and Madrid.
  • He has had a professional career in the public sector as a senior adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain, the European Union and the OECD. In the private sector he worked in multinationals such as Telefónica or Grupo PRISA.
  • Entrepreneur: he is the co-founder and co-Director of the LEAD Sostenibilidad online training course for the creation of business value.
  • • He has been a keynote speaker on sustainable development and public/private partnerships at international events such as the Mobile World Congress Barcelona, ECLAC’s Political Forum on Sustainable Development or the New Urban Agenda-Habitat III Global Summit in Quito
  • Lecturer in a variety of international Master’s degrees such as the European Business School ESCP, Deusto Business School, Technological University of Buenos Aires, Carlos III University, among others, Member of the Academic Committee of the Master’s Degree in Business Diplomacy of the University of Deusto, and of the Spanish Society of Systemic Thought; he is the author of indexed scientific articles on corporate sustainability and localisation of the 2030 Agenda.



Contact telephone number: (+34) 944 416 000
Contact email:
Hotel location: Gran Via 87, Bilbao

Special room and breakfast price for the congress dates:

  • 7 November: €120.45
  • 8 November: €133.65
  • 9 November: €124.85

You can book the hotel with the above price, indicating that you will attend the Sustainable Port Congress


Contact telephone: (+34) 944 007 946
Contact email:
Hotel location: Gran Via de Don Diego López de Haro 73, Bilbao

You can book the hotel with the above price by calling the contact telephone number (+34 944 007 946), indicating that you will attend the Sustainable Port Congress


Contact email:
Hotel location: Calle del Canciller Ayala 3, Bilbao

Congress attendees can book via its website

20% discount on the best price available, with free breakfast

Promotional code: ETERNUM22

Cancellation conditions: non-refundable bookings 7 days or less from the check-in date.

Deadline for bookings: 07/11/2022


Contact email:
Hotel location: Mazarredo zumarkalea 22, Bilbao

Congress attendees can book via its website

10% discount on the best price available, valid until 07/11/22 itself

Promotional code: PUERTOSOSTENIBLE


Contact email:
Hotel location: Lehendakari Leizaola 29, Bilbao

Special room and breakfast price for the congress dates:

  • Double room for individual use: €150
  • Double room: €166

You can book the hotel with the above price, indicating that you will attend the Sustainable Port Congress

Arjen van Tilborg

Arjen joined the Port of Rotterdam Authority in 2014 and became part of the organisation’s Social Innovation team in 2020. The Social Innovation team focuses on the development of the Labour Market in the port and the connection between city and port. Climate targets can only be achieved if there are enough hands available to work on them. The current shortage on the labour market requires drastic intervention in the labour market. Arjen participates in numerous projects and networks aimed at better matching supply and demand on the Port’s labour market.
Before that, Arjen worked as an HR manager in various organizations and was an independent interim HR manager for 10 years.
Arjen studied in Bristol where he obtained the master degree ma HRM. He also studied change management at Nijenrode. Arjen has always been inspired by Human Capital issues, in which he mainly looked at their practical implementation. Arjen is married and has a daughter and three sons.

Rocío López Picón

Port Authority of Huelva. Head of the Environmental Division.

A degree in Environmental Sciences, Doctorate Programme in Environmental Engineering, Masters in Intermodality and Port Management, with 20 years of professional experience in the port sector. Rocío López Picón is the Head of the Environmental Division of the Port of Huelva. She is responsible for environmental controls over port operations, infrastructure works, and actions developed in the Public Domain, with particular impact on areas such as the energy transition, conservation, and environmental prevention.

Rocío López Picón is a Spanish representative of the Environmental Commission (EnviCom) of the PIANC, and Secretary of the Environmental Sustainability Committee of the Spanish Technical Association of Ports and Coasts (ATPYC).