14.01.16. StocExpo 2016 has unveiled its speaker line-up for 2016. The conference, which takes place on 15-17 March 2016 at the Antwerp Expo, will feature at least 30 expert speakers.
This will be the first time the conference has both a regional and international feel. Karl-Heinz Schult-Bornemann, assistant professor at Otto-von-Guericke Universitat, will take a look at the global energy outlook and fracking, while Earl Crochet, director of business development at Kinder Morgan, will update attendees on terminal operations in North America.
Muthukrishnan Prabakaran, global head of terminals at Gulf Petrochem, will present on ‘The future of Fujairah as an oil and trading hub’. Michel Leyseele, manager investments oil & chemicals at Port of Antwerp will take a more regional approach, looking at the port itself as a facilitator for all petrochemical industry shareholders. George Van Gastel, head of service at National Bank of Belgium will continue this theme, discussing the economic importance of Belgian ports.
Looking towards the future will be Boudewijn Siemons, managing director of Vopak Belgium, who will discuss ‘Interesting times for the storage market – what next for 2016?’, while Charles Smissaert, managing director at Botlek Tank Terminal, will consider whether there is ‘Still room for growth in Europe’.
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14th January 2016