24-26 April 2017
Antwerp Expo
Antwerp, Belgium

24-25 April: Educational Workshops
24 April: Evening Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall
25-26 April: Exhibition, Conference Sessions, Micro-Seminars, Exhibitor-led Sessions

Monday, 24 April 2017

08:00 – 20:00
Registration
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Hall 3

08:30 – 17:00
Heavy-lift Technical Workshop: Land & Barge Transport

08:30 – 17:00
Project Freight Management – The Shippers’ Perspective

08:30 – 17:00
PPG Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Forwarding Workshop

17:00 – 20:00
Opening Welcome Reception
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Halls 1-4

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

09:00 – 18:00
Registration
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Hall 3

10:00 – 18:00
Exhibition Halls Open
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Halls 1-4

10:30 – 15:30
Conference Sessions
Location: Conference Sessions Suite, Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Hall 3

08:30 – 17:00
Heavy-lift Technical Workshop: Ocean Transport

08:30 – 17:00
PPG Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Forwarding Workshop

10:40 – 11:00
Welcoming Remarks

Port and Government Officials
Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

11:00 – 11:30
Brexit, Trump and Trade: Fasten Your Seat Belts – Bumpy Ride Ahead

How will Brexit, rising populist sentiment in Europe and Trumpian nationalism affect the global project logistics industry? Can pro-business sentiment outshine anti-trade bluster? Our expert, who regularly advises states, energy companies and international institutions on dispute resolution, high-level strategy and international law, will share her insights.

Ana Stanic, Founder and Director, E&A Law

11:30 – 12:20
Sulphur Shock: Countdown to 2020

Ocean carriers, and their customers, must brace for a looming and potentially massive cost shock. As of 2020, IMO regulations will require that sulphur limit in the heavy fuel oils used as bunker fuel worldwide be reduced from 3.5 percent to no more than .5 percent. This expensive change will reverberate across an already distressed global shipping industry. How will it be met, and how will it be enforced?

Moderator: Roger Strevens, VP and Global Head of Key Accounts, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Break

14:00 – 14:30
HL/MPV Fleet Beat: The Latest Fleet Analysis

The multipurpose market may see some signs of recovery by year’s end, as oversupply finally seems to be leveling out. However, competition from bulkers and container vessels will continue to hold rates down until their own sectors improve.

Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst, Drewry Maritime

14:35 – 15:20
The Internet of Breakbulk Things: When Cargo Talks

15:20 – 15:30
Closing Remarks

John Amos, Programme Advisor, Breakbulk Events & Media

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

09:00 – 16:00
Registration
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Hall 3

10:00 – 16:00
Exhibition Halls Open
Location: Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Halls 1-4

11:00 – 15:00
Conference Sessions
Location: Conference Sessions Suite, Antwerp Expo, Exhibition Hall 3

11:00 – 11:10
Opening Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

11:10 – 11:40
Capital Projects Outlook: The 2017 Pipeline and Beyond

11:30 – 13:00
Micro-Seminar: Technology – what is new for breakbulk?

Technology is increasingly important in the development of new efficiencies in all areas of the breakbulk industry – be it project management, transportation, or freight forwarding. Our two presenters will provide their insights on different technologies and its impact on the business.

Applying the right processes makes sense in the project logistics industry, but applying the right technological tools has created discussions for some time, whereby the complexity and ever changing project specifics & requirements have been the excuse. Let’s abandon email & excel sheets, and join the future of Project Logistics Management!

Peter Bouwhuis, President and CEO, XELLZ BV.

11:45 – 12:30
Capital Case: Project Cargo Case Study  

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Break

14:00 – 14:50
Handling Chartering Risk in a Volatile Market

Moderator: Peter Svensson, Senior Vice President, Head of Clipper Americas Inc.
Robert Drew, Global Logistics Mgr., Tata International

14:50 – 15:00
Closing Remarks

John Amos, Programme Advisor, Breakbulk Events & Media

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