Just weeks after the 14th edition of StocExpo Europe came to a close in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, work is in full swing to create next year’s edition of the event.
Initiatives returning to StocExpo Europe in Rotterdam from 26 - 28 March 2019 include the complimentary Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) workshop, late night opening, complimentary iTanks Innovation in Storage sessions, the start-up zone and the Global Tank Storage Awards.
In 2018 EEMUA ran a full day’s workshop, which was free for all StocExpo Europe visitors. The workshop comprised of five sessions detailing procedures and techniques of maintaining tanks throughout their life to ensure safe product storage and efficiency of operation strategies within a tank storage environment.
iTanks, a knowledge and innovation platform for the tank storage sector, also ran a free one-day workshop, debating various topics ranging from the future of robotics to sustainability within the tank storage industry.
The late-night opening was another initiative launched to allow maintenance engineers to visit the exhibition outside of their normal working hours.
In 2018 a start-up zone was introduced allowing brand new companies to try out the event at a reduced entry price. Following its success, this will be back in 2019, designed to ensure the StocExpo Europe exhibition is at the forefront of the sector and showcasing the latest technologies, products and services across the tank storage industry.
The second edition of the Global Tank Storage Awards was a resounding success with many tables already sold for 2019. This year’s sell-out gala dinner and ceremony attracted terminal operators from as far as Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, South Africa, the US and all across Europe.
StocExpo Europe 2018 attracted nearly 3000 visitors from 81 countries worldwide. Of these, 69% of visitors were CEO, director or senior managerial level. Participating companies include Shell, Vopak, VTTI, Rubis Terminal, Vesta Terminals, Odfjell Terminals, Oiltanking, Saudi Aramco, Stolthaven Terminals, Baltic Tank and Kinder Morgan among many others.
StocExpo & Tank Storage Divisional Director, Nick Powell, said: “We have already started on our comprehensive year-long marketing campaign for StocExpo Europe 2019. The event may be 11 months away, but we have a dedicated team building global industry visitor data, creating industry leading content and devising new concepts to ensure we retain our position as the market leading event for the bulk liquid storage sector worldwide.”
The 2019 conference programme will cover topics including digitisation at the terminal, innovations to improve safety, flexible business models to adapt to current market conditions, enforcing cybersecurity at the terminal and how to improve efficiency and profitability to counteract increasing market competition.
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