23 – 25 May 2022 | Rotterdam Ahoy

StocExpo 2022 conference programme out now: Preparing for change

StocExpo, the largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, which returns 8-10 March 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, has unveiled a jam-packed conference programme exploring the future of tank storage.

The conference, organised by Tank Storage Magazine, will take place over all three days of the event, and will feature some of the bulk liquid storage sector’s best and brightest exploring the industry’s hottest themes; energy transition, digitalisation, robotics, and the future of the industry.

Day one – Energy Transition (8 March) will explore the tank storage industry’s role in the future of energy storage, looking at changing capacity requirements by location, future market shares of biofuels, hydrogen and LNG, flow battery storage, and geopolitical intrigue impacting the European tank storage sector.

Speakers will include Lucia Van Geuns, Strategic Advisor for Energy at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Guido Dalessi, as well as representatives from some of the sectors biggest names, including Evos, HG Storage International, Exolum, Naturgy, Scale Gas, Alkion Terminals, Deloitte Consulting, Navigator Terminals, Odfjell, Mabanaft, VTTI and the North Sea Port.

Day two – Digitalisation & Robotics (9 March) will focus on the digitalisation of the industry, Industry 4.0, better data management and the benefits of data sharing. A special presentation from Siemens will give delegates a glimpse at the tank terminal of the future, and the day will close with a focus on robotics, hosted by SPRINT Robotics.

Expert sessions will be delivered by Eduard Smits, Associate Director of Accenture, Manoj Mathew, Industry 4.0 leader at Cognizant, Leo Brand, CIO of Vopak, Mark Noordhoek-Hegt, CEO of Nxtport International, Mark Waddington, Director and Senior Consultant of Channoil Consulting, and Berend R. Paasman, Senior Vice President of DNB Bank ASA.

Day three – Hydrogen (10 March) will take a deep dive into the future of large-scale hydrogen storage and the implication of future technologies for the industry. Speakers will include Catherine Gras, CEO of Storengy UK & Germany, Dider Wesoly from Geostock Green Storage, and Earl Crochet, owner of Crochet Midstream Consulting.

Day three will also see Natalie Gupta, Director Bunkering Value Chain Partnerships and Economics at Yara International introduce us to world’s first green ammonia bunkering terminal. There will be a Next-Gen lunchtime session featuring the StocExpo Forty Under 40, and the conference will close with a roundtable discussing Women in Tanks.

Margaret Dunn, Tank Storage Magazine’s publisher and conference producer says: ‘The tank storage industry is going through a significant period of change. In order to move forward we need to come together and learn from each other’s experiences. The 2022 conference is carefully designed to help the terminal industry prepare for the energy transition, the digital transformation and make the most of the next wave of innovation.’

StocExpo will take place 8 – 10 March 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy. To buy tickets to the conference click here. To attend the event, register for free my clicking the button in the menu.

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