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StocExpo returns to Rotterdam to celebrate 15th anniversary

StocExpo returns to Rotterdam to celebrate 15th anniversary
StocExpo Europe, the world's leading international event for the tank terminal industry, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary when it returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on March 26-28, 2019.

The event is set to be bigger and stronger than ever with the return of several popular initiatives, including the Innovation Theatre, its CPD-certified conference as well as key terminals such as Stolthaven Terminals, Inter Terminals and Oiltanking among the list of over 200 exhibitors.

The three-day exhibition and conference is renowned for attracting the largest global representation of industry professionals due to its strategic positioning within the ARA region. Thousands of professionals, experts and analysts from leading oil majors, terminals and key storage players from over 70 countries worldwide will attend to maximise business opportunities, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities.

Many exhibitors, including Endress+Hauser, Emerson, CEA Systems, J de Jonge, Matrix Applied Technologies, Verwater and CTS Group, will be using StocExpo Europe 2019 as the place to showcase their latest innovations, launch new technologies and products, or to make major announcements to a captive international audience. To help bring exhibitors and visitors together, the organisers are also running a special hosted buyer programme through which key industry players will be brought to StocExpo Europe.

For the very first time, the highly-anticipated CPD-certified conference programme will be hosted on the show floor, allowing even greater access to in-depth sessions and debates delivered by over 30 industry speakers. CEOs, terminal managers and analysts from companies such as Shell, Alpha Terminals, Vesta Terminals Antwerp and Flushing and Port of Rotterdam are already lined up to speak at the conference.

Mark Rimmer, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio divisional director, says: 'StocExpo is the biggest international event for the tank terminal industry; a place where the most innovative minds can come together to discuss this highly dynamic market. Over the last two years, Europe's share of global energy demand has continued to rise. This is pushing developments in new technology, materials and automation equipment and we expect all that innovation to be on the show floor.'

The Innovation Theatre, which is also on the show floor, provides free content to all visitors. Led by industry associations and specialist innovation platforms, EEMUA, iTanks and VDMA, visitors can take part in round table sessions and presentations to develop best practice, keep abreast of industry standards and regulations to ensure a competent workforce within their businesses.

Along with daily exhibitor networking events and seminars, attendees can register to attend the prestigious Global Tank Storage Awards. Designed to highlight those that excel in a range of different categories relating to terminal achievements, equipment innovations, ports and individual success, the awards are also one of many informal networking opportunities at the event.

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