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

- Global supply/demand dynamics and changes in stock levels

- Trends in products markets and major trade flows

- IMO 2020: an opportunity for the storage industry?

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 Southern Africa

Jaap Koomen, General Manager, Burgan Cape Terminals

Jaap Koomen

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

Peter Geertse, 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


- IoT brings new efficiency opportunities to terminal operators

- Case study of storage terminal expecting 25% energy savings with IoT

- Key success factors for creating operational ROI within 3 months

- Innovative IoT technologies are key to driving new cost savings


Jane Ren, CEO, Atomition

Mark Noordhoek Hegt, Global Director of Digital Innovation, Vopak

2.30 - Ultrasound thickness measurements @ VOPAK storage tanks by Drones


Drones can now go beyond visual inspection, they can measure the thickness of steel using ultrasound

See the UT measuring drone live on stage 

See footage from a real world example of an UT Drone inspection

Marien van den Hoek, Business Development and Marketing Director



3.00 - Networking break in exhibition hall

3.30 - How a culture of care creates a culture where excellence in safety is important

- Understand what is meant by A Culture of Care, how is it measured
- Discover what it takes to influence decision making and behaviour
- Hear how those who achieve excellence use Care as the catalyst to do so 

Mark Walker, Vice President, DEKRA Organisational Reliability Ltd. 

Mark Walker

4.15 - Case study: preventing the global tank storage industry losing €100 million a year due to loading errors

Frank Gielissen, Marketing Director, Sofis


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)

Sandra de Bont

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 - What to Expect from the Updated API 2350

- Major changes of the current (4th Edition) from the previous (3rd Edition) of API 2350

- The status of the future (5th Edition) of API 2350

- Parts that might change

- Parts that will not change

Earl Crochet, Director of Engineering & Operational Optimisation, Kinder Morgan

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

4.15 - Last minute risk analysis: Why, when and how

Gilles van Zweeden, Manager, NLVI


4.45 - 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 in the Delegate Lounge (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 logistics and business processes

Radu Mateescu, Project Manager Group Logistics, MOL Group


10.45 - What terminal managers need to know regarding emergency 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-Risc


Alwin van Aggelen square

12.15 - Case Study: How to improve tank foundations

-   Latest technical developments for reliable tank foundation on soft soils
-   History cases of recent tank farm jobsites

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


12.45 - Tank Terminal Team Building and a new Science of Risk and HSE Management

- 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