StocExpo Lines up a future-filled programme

Global tank storage event returns to Rotterdam Ahoy in March 2020

With topics such as the future demand for hydrogen being discussed and the latest technologies being launched, StocExpo, the world’s largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, returns to Rotterdam in March 2020 with an eye firmly on the future.  

Thousands of professionals, experts and analysts from leading oil majors, including Shell, BP and Exxonmobil, and the world’s key terminals and storage players, will attend the three-day exhibition and conference at Rotterdam Ahoy from 10 – 12 March 2020.

These senior decisionmakers and buyers will be joined by exhibitors from at least 60 countries.  Over 120 global brands from across the supply chain such as Matrix Applied Technologies, TRIAX SARL, Emerson, Kanon Loading Equipment BV and Endress + Hauser have confirmed they will be showing their latest innovations at StocExpo.  In addition to these established industry names, iTanks will host the Innovation Zone, home to new technologies and the latest innovations from both inside, and outside, the sector.

The future of the bulk liquid storage industry is the core focus of the show’s highly anticipated conference programme. Experts from across the globe will share case studies, the latest trends and data as they address not only the current challenges but also all the hottest future developments in terminal safety, efficiency and sustainability.

Conference sessions will include future-thinking topics such as ‘Hydrogen: future demand and impact on the storage industry’ and ‘What will the storage terminal look like in 50 years’ time?’ Immediate, business critical issues such as ‘Brexit: the impact on trade flows and how to minimise disruption’ will also be covered within the programme.

Mark Rimmer, StocExpo Divisional Director, said: “The bulk liquid storage industry is going through a period of significant transformation.  New environmental and safety regulations, breakthroughs in technology, and changes to the political landscape are among a long list of factors that will, without a doubt, have a significant impact on operations moving forward. As a long-established event, strategically positioned in the ARA region, the industry needs us to help it address all of these – and that’s exactly what we will do.  In addition to covering the very real and present challenges, we’re lining up world-class content which will throw light on the future of the industry, and how we can adapt to thrive within it.  StocExpo will be an unmissable event in 2020.”

Several networking events will be hosted throughout the show, including the official late-night networking party, giving visitors the opportunity to meet industry peers and make new business connections. The Terminal Operators Lounge, sponsored by Tank Storage Magazine, will bring together an elite collection of the industry’s terminals operators, including Vopak and Saudi Aramco. Also on the show floor, the Delegate Lounge will provide a further opportunity for the event’s visitors to meet, discuss industry issues and debate the session topics.

Visitors and exhibitors can arrange meetings using SEE Connect, a unique one-to-one networking platform that will help them plan their schedule, reach out to key industry contacts and book meetings ahead of time.

Further networking will be done at the prestigious Global Tank Storage Awards. Held after day one of the show, these celebrate terminal achievements, equipment innovations, ports and successful individuals within the bulk liquid storage industry.

StocExpo takes place from the 10th to the 12th March 2020 at the Rotterdam Ahoy. For more information on visiting the exhibition, booking as a delegate for the training, or exhibiting, please call +44 (0)20 3196 4300.

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