The Foresight initiative was launched within IPCSA in 2022 by our previous Secretary General Richard Morton and Customs Lead Uwe Liebschner.

Why Foresight

Foresight exercises are seen by other industries as a vital element of future planning. The initiative will look at the reason for ports and PCS operators to embark on their own foresight.

There are three specific outcomes for IPCSA and its members:

  • Direct Insight
  • Membership Engagement
  • Worldwide focus &recognition

More information on Foresight initiative basics available in this short presentation: Why Foresight?


In 2023 there were some initial sessions with a key group of people which were led by Uwe Liebschner, Foresight initiative Lead and Inga Morton, General Manager with the facilitation support of Will Sambrook. These sessions brought forward the format and the goal of the Foresight-project, as well as developed budget and timeline for the project implementation.

One of the achievements was the establishment of the Think Tank responsible for doing preparatory work for Foresight group work consisting of 9 Members representing different stakeholders.

During 2023 the Think Tank has met 2 times, creating PCS – Foresight categories and content using a Miro board tool to be used for further elaboration and discussions within Foresight group.

Categories discovered are:

  • Infrastructure
  • Governance
  • Market
  • Environmental
  • Societal
  • Technology / Digitalisation
  • Geopolitical

In first 6 months of 2024 the Foresight group has been established and the first Foresight meeting is scheduled for 13 and 14 November 2024 in Dubai, UAE.

IPCSA Management, as well as IPCSA Members active support and involvement is critical for successful implementation of this initiative.  More information available on IPCSA Community.

Join Foresight group:

For more information contact: 

Uwe Liebscher, Foresight lead:

Inga Morton, Foresight coordinator: