Ports in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Marmara Sea and Adriatic Sea are undergoing enhanced expansion in order to respond to growing demands from the shipping lines. Noppen - after successes of Port Expansion events in India and China – organized the Port Expansion Summit in Istanbul on 5th & 6th of April 2012. The Summit was attended by over 180 key market players, port authorities, construction groups, investors, engineering companies and equipment providers. Association partners were: Port Technology, Black and Azov Seas Ports Association (BASPA), North Adriatic Ports Associations (NAPA) and Turkish Chamber of Shipping. Chairman of the event was Rony Saab, President with BASPA.