Conference Programme 2017

Future-proof Maritime Solutions

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

09:00 - 17:00 hrs ExCo meeting - Location: RDM Campus Congress Centre Rotterdam
Dresscode: Business casual

19:00 - 22:00 hrs NWA Presidents' Dinner
Dresscode: Business casual
- BY INVITATION ONLY -

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

08:30 - 10:00 hrs NWA Presidents' Round Table Discussion - part I - Mainport Conference Room
Dresscode: Business casual

10:00- 10:30 hrs Networking Coffee break

SPONSORED BY SIANO & MARTINS ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS

10:30 - 12:00 hrs NWA Presidents' Round Table Discussion - part II  - Mainport Conference Room
Dresscode: Business casual

12:00 - 13:00 hrs Networking Lunch
Restaurant Down Under at The Mainport
Dresscode: Business casual

SPONSORED BY ADREM SHIPBROKERS BVBA

13:00 - 15:00 hrs WISTA Annual General Meeting - part I - Mainport Conference Room
Dresscode: Business casual

15:00 - 15:30 hrs Networking Coffee break

SPONSORED BY ANKER CREW INSURANCE

15:30 - 18:00 hrs WISTA Annual General Meeting - part II - Mainport Conference Room
Dresscode: Business casual

19:30 - 21:30 hrs Welcome reception - Location: Maritime Museum Rotterdam
Dresscode: Cocktail Party attire
Guests parking their car in the APCOA parking garage (Hartmansstraat 35 Rotterdam) will receive a discount of 20% on their parking fee, by collecting a stamp on their parking ticket at the reception of the Maritime Museum upon arrival.

In the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, you can discover the enormous effect that shipping has on our daily lives. The museum is in one of the oldest and largest museum harbours of the Netherlands, where you can visit historic vessels and cranes and experience how the world's leading port of Rotterdam began at this spot.

Check out the Maritime Museum

"Welcome to the City of Rotterdam"

by Mr. Adriaan Visser - City of Rotterdam

Biography Adriaan Visser

Welcome Reception

SPONSORED BY CITY OF ROTTERDAM

"Welcome to the Maritime Museum"

by Mr. Frits Loomeijer - Director Maritime Museum

Biography Frits Loomeijer

Opening Toast

SPONSORED BY RMSC

Thursday 5th of October 2017

08:30 - 08:45 hrs Official Opening by Michon-Jolân Bullen - Mainport Conference Room
Dresscode: Business casual

Biography Michon-Jolân Bullen

PREPARING THE NEW GENERATION FOR THE FUTURE

08:45 - 09:15 hrs Keynote Speakers

"Preparing the new generation for the future"


Speaker: Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry - President World Maritime University (WMU)
Dresscode: Business casual

Biography Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

MARITIME SOLUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

09:15 - 10:45 hrs Keynote Speakers

"Developing Ships for the Future by Bridging the Gap between Design and Operation"

Speaker: Bas Buchner - Marin

Biography Bas Buchner

"Family values & endless ambition"

Speaker: Rose Damen - Damen Shipyards Group

Biography Rose Damen

"Carrousel Rave Tug: a game changing tugboat"

Speaker: Leendert Muller - Multraship B.V.

Biography Leendert Muller

10:45 - 11:15 hrs Networking Coffee break

SPONSORED BY TOTAL MARINE SOLUTIONS

THE CLEAN WORLD OF THE FUTURE

11:15 - 12:45 hrs Keynote Speakers

"A plastic free sea starts here"

Speaker: Ramon Knoester - Recycled Islands

Biography Ramon Knoester

"Below the surface: where ocean and technology meet"

Speaker: Marjolein van Noort - Our Oceans Challenge

Biography Marjolein van Noort

"No change no progress"

Speaker: Wiebbe Bonsink - Hebo Maritiemservice BV

Biography Wiebbe Bonsink

12:45 - 14:00 hrs Networking Lunch

SPONSORED BY TOTOTHEO MARITIME LIMITED

STAYING AHEAD IN PORTS

14:00 - 15:30 hrs Keynote Speakers

"Staying ahead in ports"

Speaker: Patrick Verhoeven - International Association of Ports and Harbours

Biography Patrick Verhoeven

"Innovation hub rotterdam; ecosystem approach to maintaining the smartest port"

Speaker: Marjolein Boer - Port of Rotterdam

Biography Marjolein Boer

"The Port and the Court"

Speaker: mr. P.A.M. (Pauline) van Schouwenburg - Rotterdam District Court

Biography Pauline van Schouwenburg

Speaker: mr. C. (Christine) Sikkel - Rotterdam District Court

Biography Christine Sikkel

15:30 - 18:00 Rotterdam Harbour Tour by boat with guide

Experience one of the world's largest ports in all its glory! Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a special journey through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers.

Dresscode: Business casual - sensible shoes

Find out more about Spido

Networking Coffee break aboard

SPONSORED BY PRAXIS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY B.V.

Welcome drink after boarding

SPONSORED BY SPIDO

19:00 - 01:00 hrs Gala Dinner - Location: Hulstkamp gebouw Rotterdam
Transfer by boat to Gala location
Departures at 19:00 and 19:30 hrs - same boarding location as afternoon
Returning transfers at 23:30, 00:30 and 01:00 hrs

The Hulstkamp Gebouw is one of the few buildings in this modern city that has stood the test of time. And nowadays, it is well known as a versatile and authentic event location, situated on the banks of the Maas, near the famous Erasmus bridge.

Dresscode: Black Tie

Check out the Hulstkamp Gebouw

Gala

SPONSORED BY MULTRASHIP TOWAGE & SALVAGE

Gala Dessert

SPONSORED BY IRI / THE MARSHALL ISLANDS REGISTRY

Friday 6th of October 2017

THE WORLD OF BIG DATA

09:00 - 10:30 hrs Keynote Speakers

"Think Big (Data), Act SMART"

Speaker: Marije Ruysch - Aviso Instruments B.V.

Dresscode: Business casual

Biography Marije Ruysch

"From big data...to cyber security"

Speaker: Pino Spadafora - Rina Services S.p.A.

Biography Pino Spadafora

"For a nerd you are really commercially minded"

Speaker: Joyce Bliek - Rotterdam Logistic Lab

Biography Joyce Bliek

10:30 - 11:00 hrs Networking Coffee break

SPONSORED BY MF SHIPPING GROUP

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FACING THE INDUSTRY

11:00 - 12:30 hrs Keynote Speakers

"Blockchain beyond the hype: real use cases in shipping and supply chain"

Speaker: Aljosja Beije - Bescope

Biography Aljosja Beije

"Innovation is about people"

Speaker: Nataly Katan - Vopak

Biography Nataly Katan

"Erik Thun’s answer to new challenges: the next generation Eco-Ships”

Speaker: Henrik Källsson - Erik Thun AB

Biography Henrik Källsson

12:30 - 12:45 hrs Closing remarks by Michon-Jolân Bullen

Biography Michon-Jolân Bullen

12:45 - 13:30 hrs Networking Lunch

SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN CLUB

13:30 - 17:00 hrs City Tours & Activities

Dresscode: Business casual - sensible shoes