StocExpo Conference

Day 2 programme.

We are thrilled to bring you 3 days of a fantastic programme. Hear from companies such as Vopak, Alkion Terminals, Varo Energy, Exolum, Odfjell, Evos, Navigator Terminals, VTTI and many more.

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StocExpo, the leading international tank storage event, is happening from 23 – 25 May 2022. The live event, which regularly attracts key visitors and exhibitors from across the industry’s biggest, best and most innovative players, will be held at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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Day 2

Day two of the event will take a closer look at the journey to Industry 4.0 and the importance of digitalisation at the terminal.

Key speakers such as Fulco van Geuns, Director Digital Innovation at Vopak, Mark Noordhoek-Hegt, CEO, Nxtport International and Atul Kaul, a partner at Cognizant, will cover the need to digitilise tank storage assets, how to use data effectively and improve supply chain visibility.


13.00 Opening remarks from the chair

Ravi Bhatiani, Executive Director, FETSA

Lucia van Geuns

13.05 What is the future for the European tank storage sector?

Lucia van Geuns, Strategic Advisor for Energy, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

  • Overview of government initiatives supporting the energy transition
  • Current storage capacity and future capacity requirements by location
  • Future market share of biofuels / hydrogen / LNG
  • Geopolitical factors impacting the energy transition
Oscar Kraan

13.30 Helping the industry navigate the future of energy

Oscar Kraan, Manager Strategy, Deloitte Consulting

  • How will the industry adapt to the different pathways to decarbonisation including hydrogen, chemicals, LNG & batteries, CO2 storage?
  • Timescales & acceleration of the energy transition
  • Overview of current energy transition projects from the major players

13.55 Demand developments for the rest of the 2020s – and their impact on the storage sector in Europe

Mark Waddington, Director and Senior Consultant, Channoil Consulting

  • What levels of storage are we seeing for crude and refined products, and what are the key drivers?
  • The current storage landscape in key regions: Asia, Middle East, and the US
  • Geopolitical tensions and other macroeconomic factors impacting demand for storage
Rutger van Thiel

14.20 Alkion Terminals and the energy transition in continental Europe

Rutger Van Thiel, CEO, Alkion Terminals


Ramon Ernst

15.15 Evos’ role in the energy transtition

Ramon Ernst, Managing Director, Evos

  • The H2Gate project and the potential of large scale hydrogen imports
  • Hydrogen carriers
  • Evos’ digital journey
Gary Kalmin

15.40 HG Storage Sustainability

 Gary Kalmin, CEO, HG Storage International

  • Sustainability challenges
  • Feasible solutions
  • Creating value
  • HG initiatives
Guido Dalessi

16.05 Flow batteries boosting the energy transition

Guido Dalessi, CEO, Elestor

  • Large-scale, long duration electricity storage
  • Connecting electricity storage to hydrogen infrastructures
Berend Paasman

16.30 Update of financing activity for liquid storage operators in last 12 months

Berend R. Paasman, Senior Vice President, DNB Bank ASA

  • Surge of private and institutional financing sources
  • ESG linked financing for terminal operators
  • Financing solutions for storage of future fuels/ energy transition

16.30 Panel discussion: How the terminal sector is embracing the energy transition

Lucia van Geuns,
Strategic Advisor,
Energy, Hague Centre

Oscar Kraan

Oscar Kraan,
Manager Strategy,
Deloitte Consulting

Mark Waddington,
Director and Senior Consultant,
Channoil Consulting

Rutger van Thiel

Rutger Van Thiel,
Alkion Terminals

Oistein Jensen

Øistein Jensen,
Chief Sustainability Officer,

Gary Kalmin

Gary Kalmin,
HG Storage International

Guido Dalessi

Guido Dalessi,

Berend Paasman

Berend R. Paasman,
Senior Vice President,


Hero Boonstra,
Head of Sustainability,

Blandine Goetz

17.15 Mitigate the lightning risk on your bulk liquid storage tank

Blandine Goetz, Sales Manager, Northern Europe, Meteorage

  • Secure your staff in time for a storm
  • Manage and adapt your activity (loading / unloading, works..) when a storm is threatening your site
  • Check your facilities and lightning protection the following day of a thunderstorm

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The StocExpo conference will help the terminal industry prepare for the energy transition, the digital transformation and the next wave of innovation.
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Day 1

Who is speaking on day 1.

As the energy transition rapidly unfolds the storage terminal must keep pace with change. During the event we will hear from 10 different terminal operators on their thoughts, perspectives and outlook on the future of the tank storage market.
Day 1 programme

Day 3

Who is speaking on day 3.

As hydrogen will such a key role in the industry’s decarbonisation, experts will cover this future fuel in depth - comparing difference hydrogen carriers, the potential of underground storage and possible pathways to develop large scale hydrogen storage.
Day 3 programme