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

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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

21:00 – 24:00
Ports America Happy Hour
Location: Café “Den Engel” – Grote Markt 3, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

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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

10:40 – 15:40
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 Stanič, Founder and Director, E&A Law

11:30 – 13:00
Micro-Seminar: Focus on Operations

Whether packing onshore or lashing and stowing aboard, good procedures are essential. Make sure cargo arrives safely. Learn the key elements of these processes, and the consequences of deviation, from the perspectives of a shipper, freight forwarder, ocean carrier and marine surveyor.

Jens Hässelhoff, Senior Logistics Manager, Europipe
Dirk Lüdersen, Managing Partner, Mund + Bruns

11:40 – 12:30
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
Alex Strogen, Senior Global Commodity Leader, GE Energy

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 Consultant, Drewry Maritime

14:40 – 15:30
The Internet of Breakbulk Things: When Cargo Talks

How will the traditional, perhaps even stodgy, world of breakbulk, project and ro-ro cargo join the ‘internet of things’? One global OEM, Caterpillar, is moving ahead rapidly in this quest, as the company experiments with proactively tracking goods during ocean-based moves using cutting-edge technology.

Dieter Degryse, General Manager – Transportation Operations EAME, Caterpillar
Tom France, Director, Global Transportation, Caterpillar

15:30 – 15:40
Closing Remarks

John Amos, Programme Adviser, 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: Project Pipeline and Trends

Volatile oil and commodity prices and geopolitical turmoil have strongly suppressed capital investment, causing painful aftershocks throughout the project transport industry supply chain. What can the project industry look forward to in 2017 and beyond? Capital projects expert Allison Aschman will provide a quantitative outlook for capital investment over the next few years, by global region and industrial sector. The presentation will also address the important role that procurement and logistics play in capital project success.

Allison Aschman, Director of Capital Solutions, Independent Project Analysis

11:30 – 13:00
Micro-Seminar: Breakbulk Technology Breakthroughs 

New technology done right leads to new efficiencies. Our experts provide insight into the effects of new technologies on two key project industry segments.

Part I: Project Logistics Management

Use the right processes, and the right technological tools, for the modern project logistics industry. Email and spreadsheets are the past: the future of logistics lies beyond these old-fashioned methods.

Peter Bouwhuis, President and CEO, XELLZ B.V.

Part II: Port and Terminal Facilities

Modern information technology is an effective resource management tool for breakbulk facilities. Let us show you how it’s done.

Maria Skrivitskaya, Marketing Specialist, Solvo LLC

11:50 – 12:30
Shippers Panel: Is the Project Logistics Supply Chain Afraid of Change?

Cargo owners and shippers are often eager to bring modern technology and best practices to bear on their logistics transport and supply chains, but this can be easier said than done in a traditional industry. How quickly is the project transport industry changing to keep up with new technology, innovations and best practices – or is it? Our panel of executive shippers will discuss what they see, and what they’d like to see, from a modern project logistics supply chain.

Gert Geeve, Materials Logistics Manager, Fluor

12:30 – 14:00
Networking Break

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

What is the new normal for assessing risk when moving breakbulk and project cargo? Vessel owners, forwarders and cargo owners must grasp key liabilities and strategies for mitigating risk, even as the global fleet deals with new pressures in a lean market.

Moderator: Peter Svensson, Senior Vice President, Head of Clipper Americas Inc.
Robert Drew, Global Logistics Manager, Tata International
Roberto Bizzarri, Director Industrial Projects, GEODIS

William Moyerson, CEO, Arcelor Mittal Logistics
Simon Wolsey, Partner, MFB Solicitors

14:50 – 15:00
Closing Remarks

John Amos, Programme Adviser, Breakbulk Events & Media

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