IHMA 360° Virtual

Welcome to IHMA 360° – The virtual community for Global Port & Marine Operations

Launched in September 2020, the IHMA 360° virtual platform brought together IHMA members and the global ports and harbours sector to collaborate, network, share information, and provide updates on the latest industry technology and solutions.

While the 2020 Congress was very different to our usual social gatherings, this online IHMA Community has now grown to over 500 people. Key to the community was access to content that would inspire and inform you and networking options to connect you with others in the industry, especially in these challenging times.

Access the IHMA 2020 Congress + IHMA 360° Webinar Series | On Demand video presentations are still available.

The Congress featured over 30hrs of live information and all registered Congress delegates can still watch and re-watch the sessions and panel discussions from Congress from event platform until the end of September 2021. You can also download the presentations and information from the exhibition and sponsors. Just click on the ‘Watch On Demand’ button from the main menu of the desktop web app or mobile app.

Following Congress, the IHMA hosted a successful webinar series that is also available to watch and rewatch on the platform.

IHMA Virtual Platform User Guide

Virtual Networking


You can also keep ‘connecting’ 1:1 with Congress attendees and members of the IHMA Global Community via the platform’s messaging and integrated video calling feature through to September 2021.

How to Connect?

  • Send a Connection Request
    Search for a contact in the ATTENDEE menu, open their profile and click ‘CONNECT’, and there’s the option to include a short message before sending. The recipient will receive a notification on their smartphone if they’ve downloaded the app, or you can check your messages via the desktop web app. Access the web app anytime from the home page.

After a Connection request is accepted, you will see the person’s details (email and phone if the connection has added to their profile) and you can chat via the private messaging feature (including images or links) or conduct 1:1 Video Calls/ Meetings – simply click on the camera icon within your chat to call.

  • Send a Meeting Request
    Timeslots will be available for meetings to be held on the day of each monthly IHMA catch up. Click on the person’s profile with whom you wish to meet and select an available meeting timeslot to suggest a meeting. If the person accepts, the meeting time will be saved to your ‘MY EVENT’ calendar. You will receive a notification before the meeting is due to start.

Click HERE for more information about connecting with attendees within the platform.

The IHMA 2022 Congress Virtual Platform will launch in October 2021.

The IHMA 2022 Congress Virtual Platform will include:

  • Unlimited 24/7 online networking and access to the full participant list to create communities and drive connections
  • An exhibition that showcases the latest technological developments and innovation from industry suppliers and celebrates commercial collaboration. Get in early online and start your access and engagement with virtual exhibitors to find the partners and suppliers that match your needs.
  • Social and online networking opportunities to reconnect with new and existing peers, colleagues and friends
  • Access to an exclusive Industry Knowledge Library that features over 50+ video presentations and technical papers to view where and when you like.