PHEvj21_website_header.jpg
Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein

Port of Rotterdam
Erich Staake

Erich Staake

Duisport
Daan Schalck

Daan Schalck

North Sea Port
Alex Van Breedam

Alex Van Breedam

Tri-Vizor
Adina Vălean

Adina Vălean

European Commission
Christian Drenthen

Christian Drenthen

DB Schenker
Stephan Lechtenböhmer

Stephan Lechtenböhmer

Wuppertal Institut
Alain Lefebvre

Alain Lefebvre

Ports de Lille
Annika Tibbe

Annika Tibbe

Cargill
Friedrich Lehr

Friedrich Lehr

Port of Vienna
Sofie Bracke

Sofie Bracke

City of Ghent

Program

March 2nd - Strategic Sessions

09.00 Networking and meet-up

09.30 Welcome address

by Sofie Bracke, Alderman for Economics, Trade, Sport and Port City of Gent

#

09.35 Introduction

by moderator Alex Van Breedam, Supply Chain Futurist, CEO Tri-Vizor and professor Antwerp Management School.

#

09.45 Opening speech: connected hinterland logistics

by EU Commissioner Mobility and Transport Adina Vălean.

#

10.05 Ports after COVID-19

Role and function of ports are changing. We will see new and other processes for greener products, energy, transport and routes. During COVID-19 we have seen a significant change in demand of goods and materials as well. How to be responsive, change and increase your importance as a port in the logistics network? How to further optimize the TENT-T corridors for the North-West European ports?

Round table:
  • Daan Schalck, CEO North Sea Port
  • Erich Staake, CEO Duisport
  • Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam
  • Alain Lefebvre CEO Ports de Lille
  • Friedrich Lehr, CEO Port of Vienna and President EFIP

#

#

#

#

#

11.00 Networking & Table sessions

11.15 Adapting to your customer with your supply chain

Annika Tibbe, Supply Chain Director Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers Europe Cargill, on how to adapt to the developments and trends with your supply chain and the impact for European logistics and transport.

#

11.30 Transparent, digital and green logistics

11.45 Flexible and resilient supply chain & Logistics

Interview with the 2 previous speakers

12.00 Interactive C-level debate on the future of European Logistics

Logistic flows of the future: resilient, green and connected. How can the logistic providers seize the opportunities that lie ahead? What are obstacles for optimising hinterland logistics? What strategic trends and developments do they foresee? How to improve multimodality? Role of EU, national governments, ports and shippers.

Debate with among others:

  • Christian Drenthen, Board Member for Land Transport DB Schenker
  • Pascal Vranken, COO H.Essers

#

12.30 Networking

March 4th - In-depth Sessions

12.00 Welcome back: start networking!

12.30 Terminals of the future

How to create the hinterland hub of the future with digitalization? Let's find out!

13.15 Start networking & table sessions

13.30 Multimodal Hinterland

14.15 Start networking & table sessions

14.30 Ports as Clean Energy hubs

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer, director Future Energy and Industry Systems Wuppertal Institut

The presence of large clusters in ports and hubs leads to enough scale to achieve large CO2 reductions, invest in promising new and greener fuels and renewable energy and creating a circular economy. Although investing in large scale green initiatives is expensive and asks for collaboration between many stakeholders, thus making it complex. Large opportunities for greening industry and logistics lie ahead!

#

14.45 New flows: Hydrogen

How can hydrogen decarbonize the entire port ecosystem? Hydrogen offers a huge potential for ports, industry and logistics. Not only as fuel for logistic vehicles, but also using fuel cells to supply power to ships in the port and eventually decarbonise industry in the ports.

15.00 Closing Industry debate

15.30 Start Networking