7 September 2022
(11:00h - 18:30h: Set-up of the trade exhibition)
11.30h (optional): 1st Check-in at the Ghent Marriott Hotel (Belgium)
12.00h: Departure of the buses (from Marriott Hotel Ghent to H. Essers)
12.20h: Welcome and introduction of H. Essers, followed by networking lunch (limited capacity, first-come, first-served)
13.20h: Guided tour H. Esser's Kluizendok
Ever wondered how a state-of the art chemical warehouse looks like? H.Essers invites you for a guided tour through its 50.000 sqm dangerous goods warehouse in Ghent, with a trimodal connectivity.
With a footprint of + 1.300.000 sqm of warehouses & 7 filling & drumming lines , a fleet of 1.440 trucks, 3.816 trailers & 2100 ISO tanks, H.Essers is a real expert in Chemical & pharma logistics.
H.Essers has an annual turnover of € 925 mio, with 7.250 employees in 19 countries on 89 locations.
The Ghent site is a reference in chemical warehousing, and it is still in full expansion. The H.Essers team will guide you through the operations & facilities, explaining all elements in place to guarantee sustainable, safe, compliant & efficient operations.
You will get a flavour of what is possible in chemical logistics.
13.30h (optional): 2nd check-in possibility at the Ghent Marriott Hotel (Belgium)
14.00h: Departure of the buses (from the Marriott Hotel Ghent and H. Essers) to Terneuzen (Netherlands)
15.00h - 18.00h: Visit of the North Sea Port by ship
North Sea Port is a multimodal port stretching 60km from Vlissingen over Terneuzen in the Netherlands to Ghent in Belgium.
It is home to some of the world’s leading companies from various industries (building materials, steel, chemicals, automotive, food/feed, energy and value-added logistics). Located at the North Sea, the port offers direct access to global and European markets, hinterland connections by road, rail, barge and pipeline, and exceptional investment opportunities.
18.15h: Departure of the buses for the evening event
19.00h - 22.30h: Networking evening at the Ghent Opera House
Take the chance to finally exchange ideas and make new contacts in person again.
The Ghent Opera House was build in 1840 and boasts an atmosphere of wealth and luxury. In the first half of the 19th century, rich Ghent industrialists initiated the building of a new and luxurious opera house. It was meant to be the showcase for their newly acquired wealth and no expense was spared. In the splendid horseshoe-shaped theatre, being seen was just as important as seeing.
8 September 2022
08.30: Check-in at the Ghent Marriott Hotel (Belgium), visit of the accompanying exhibition
09.45h: Opening Keynotes
10.45h: Coffee break, visit of the accompanying exhibition
11.15h: Keynotes and discussion on digitization
12.15h: Lunch break, visit to the accompanying exhibition
13.30h: Keynotes and discussion on new energy concepts
15.00h: Coffee break, visit of the accompanying exhibition
15.30h: Keynotes on challenges in chemical logistics
16.30h: End of the event
(17:00h - 18:30h: Dismantling of the trade exhibition