The Smooth Ports partners are very happy to be able to meet in person again, for the first time since February 2020. The pandemic had caused a switch to virtual meetings. However, the personal exchange of experience and study visits cannot be replaced by a virtual format. Whilst we are aware that there are still some travelling restrictions, the partners decided to still pursue a physical format. Those that cannot attend will be joining us by conferencing software. Whilst we will not have a "full swing" stakeholder and partner interaction, as it would be prior to the pandemic, it is great to come together again!