4 Ocotber - Day 1


10.30 Registration and coffee

11.15 Welcome

11.30 Connecting ports & hinterland

Moderator of the conference, prof. dr. Alex Van Breedam, Supply Chain Futurist, CEO of TRI-VIZOR and multiple award winner for his supply chain orchestration concept, will set the scene for this 13th edition.

11.45 Opening speech: European transport ambitions and multimodality

Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport European Commission

12.10 Managing empty containers

Prof. Jan Fransoo, PhD Professor for Operations Management and Logistics & Dean of Research Kuehne Logistics University addresses managing empty containers in the hinterland in relation to demurrage and detention tariff structures.

12.35 Making your logistics sustainable

Patrick Renard, CEO Knauf Belgium, explains why we should invest more in inalnd navigation. This leading building materials manufacturer is transporting pallets by water into the cities via new urban transhipment centres.

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Making logistics smart

Presentations and interview with a.o.:
Hans Augusteijn, Global Head of Intermodal Maersk Group
Geert Pauwels, CEO Lineas

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Sea ports in the supply chain

16.15 Round Table on Inland Ports

Alain Lefebvre, CEO Ports de Lille

17.00 Cocktail Reception

18.30 Conference dinner

Maritime Industry

5 October - Day 2


8.30 Coffee

9.30 Welcome

by moderator Prof. dr. Alex Van Breedam, CEO TRI-VIZOR

9.45 Logistics and industry 4.0

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, Director Enterprise Logistics Fraunhofer-Institut

10.10 Logistics innovation through collaboration


11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Innovating technology

11.50 Intermodal choices for short distances

Luc d’Hondt, Manager European Transport Optimization Delhaize

12.10 The way to smart logistics

Prof. dr. Tom van Lier, Research Associate Mobi Research Centre University of Brussels

12.45 Boat tour Port of Brussels

offered by the Port Authority, including lunch

14.00 End of the 13th edition