Conference programme

Day one - Tuesday 20 March 2018

Session one: Market analysis & growth opportunities

10.00 - Opening remarks from the Chair

Giacomo Boati, Director, IHS Energy

10.15 - Market Analysis across the ARA region

Paulo Nery, Senior Director, EMEA Oil, Genscape

10.45 - The market environment from a terminal operator’s perspective

Onur Capan, Commercial Analytics Manager, VTTI

11.15 - Networking break in exhibition hall


11.45 - A success story in South Africa

- The story of the development of Burgan Cape Terminals

- Challenges of working in the storage sector in South Africa

- Analysing the demand for storage & trade flows in South Africa

- Future opportunities in Namibia & Durban

Jaap Koomen, General Manager, Burgan Cape Terminals

12.15 - Growth in the Port of Ghent: 3 Ports into one

Sandra De Mey, Commercial Manager, North Sea Port

12.45 - Networking lunch in the Delegate Lounge

Session two: Terminal of the future

1.55 Welcome remarks from the Chair

2.00 - Digitisation and the Internet of Things

How a terminal operator can use Internet of Things to maximise energy Use, Reduce downtime & Maximise Cost Savings

Jane Ren, CEO, Atomition & Vopak

2.30 - Drones in Action

Ron van Seeters, Owner, Ronik Inspectioneering

3.00 - Networking break in exhibition hall

3.30 - Case study: 3D Terminal Modelling

How Rubis Terminal is using 3D terminal modelling to improve terminal efficiency, improve custoemr service & schedule tank maintenance

Ed Kool, Asset Manager, Rubis Terminal

4.00 - Panel discussion: Terminal of the future

Ron van Seeters, Owner, Ronik Inspectioneering

Ed Kool, Asset Maanger, Rubis Terminal

Jane Ren, CEO, Atomition

4.30 - Case study: How to avoid incidents when moving product by making a manual valve line-up process foolproof?

How to prevent the global tank storage industry losing 100 million a year due to loading errors.

Frank Gielissen, Marketing Director, Sofis

Frank photo

5.00 - Drinks Reception



7.00 - Global Tank Storage Awards

Day two - Wednesday 21 March 2018

Session three: Terminal Safety

10.10 Opening remarks from the Chairman

10.15 - Process Safety Management: Lessons learnt from the chemical storage sector

Christopher Beale, Process Safety Expert, BASF

Christopher Beale

10.45 - Process Safety Fundamentals: driving Process Safety improvement at the terminal

- Making process Safety 'real' in the field

- Focus on Operating Integrity and Human Performance

Sally Martin, Vice President of HSSE for Downstream Operations, Shell

Sally Martin photo

11.15 - Network break in the exhibition hall

11.45 - Safety maturity tool

Sandra De Bont, Executive Director, VOTOB (Dutch Tank Storage Association)

12.15 - Lunch in the delegate lounge

Session four: Operational Update

2.10 - Welcome remarks from the Chair

2.15 - Update on geopolitical events impacting trade flows & storage market in Europe

Cyril Widdershoven, Senior Advisor, Geopolitics, Verocy

Cyril square

2.45 - Updates to the API 2350 5th edition: what you need to know

Phil Myers, Principle, PEMY Consulting

3.15 - Networking break in the exhibition

3.45 - Cyber Security: protecting the terminal from cyber attacks

Marcel Jutte, Managing Director, Hudson Cybertec

Marcel Jutte

Session five: Regulatory update

4.15 - LNG Storage – where are we now and what is the next step?

Håkan Jubel, Business Development Manager, Tank Gauging Cryogenic Systems, Emerson

5.15 - Official late-night networking party (until 11pm)

Day three - Thursday 22 March 2018

Session six: Technical & Operational Excellence

10.10 - Opening remarks from the Chair

10.15 - How MOL Group harmonises logisitics and business processes

Radu Mateescu, Project Manager Group Logistics, MOL Group

10.45 - What terminal managers need to know regarding secondary containment

- Compliance with Seveso III and EU legislation

- Comparing inspection options: daily operator inspection; engineering inspections & professtional engineering inspections

- Containment system auditing

Chris Dickinson, Environment Agency, UK

11.15 - Networking break in the exhibition hall

11.45 - New structures for PGS 29

Based on scenario analyses and risk assessment of these, this presentation will look at how terminals can deal with these different scenarios

- New style Dutch tank storageguidelines PGS 29

- Risk based approach- BowTies to determine goal-based and compliance-based requirements

- Tank typicals considered

- Examples of scenario's and requirements

Alwin van Aggelen, CEO, A-RiseCase Study: How to improve tank foundations


Alwin van Aggelen square

12.15 - Case Study: How to improve tank foundations

Bertrand Stoehr, Key accounts & Major Projects, Senior Manager EMEA, Keller Holding

12.45 - How to win the game of Operational Excellence tank terminal training

- How to build a winning team

- Human factors: Behaviour in health, safety & environment

- A science of risk management & control

Arend van Campen, Manager, Tank Terminal Training 

1.15 - End of conference