Speaker Partners

Below you can find the speaker partners of the 2017 edition of the conference, which took place on June 13, 2017, at Maasport Venlo, The Netherlands:

IATAThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the global trade association of airlines.

Our 265 members comprise 83% of total air traffic. Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry.

KU LeuvenUniversity of Leuven, Belgium. (Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries.

Today, it is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe).

Sintef OceanSINTEF Ocean is an independent and not for profit research institute. We are 340 employees researching the Ocean Space, including maritime/shipping, off-shore energy, fisheries, aquaculture and environmental issues.

SINTEF Ocean was established in 2017 as a merger of SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, MARINTEK and parts of SINTEF Materials and Chemistry.

RijkswaterstaatRijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. We manage and develop the main road network, the main waterway network and the main water systems and endeavour to create a sustainable living environment.

Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.

SGH Warsaw School of EconomicsSGH Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest university of economics in Poland. Its mission has continuously been educating economists and business leaders serving the nation, country and the region.

SGH is famous for its tradition, flexible adjustments of programmes to students’ needs, unquestionable education level, and successful alumni.

TU DelftThe essence of Maritime and Transport Technology is to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. The department of Maritime and Transport Technology at TU Delft is not only responsible for educating hundreds of students in the above-mentioned fields but also numerous research projects are being carried out to extend the borders of these fields.
Port of RotterdamThe Port of Rotterdam Authority manages, operates and develops the port and industrial area of Rotterdam in a sustainable way and is responsible for maintaining a safe and smooth handling of all shipping.

Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port with 466 millions of tons and 12 million TEU.

TecnomarTecnomar Liguria is a Consortium of small and medium size enterprises operating in Italy, in the Region of Liguria, and set up in 2009 to actively participate to the governance of the Liguria Cluster of Marine Technologies (DLTM) and to promote strategic projects dealing with naval technologies for the defense, shipbuilding and leisure boat crafting technologies, and with monitoring, remediation and security of the sea environment.
Vlaamse WaterwegDe Vlaamse Waterweg NV (DVW) works towards a dynamic management of our waterways, including the areas along it. De Vlaamse Waterweg stimulates the use of these waterways and this land, while taking into account the interests of all stakeholders involved and paying attention to sustainable growth, flood protection and integrated water management.
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