Thursday 23 April 2015

18.00-20.00 Welcome Reception at the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Sponsored by: Rotterdam Port Promotion Council, Port of Rotterdam

Friday 24 April 2015


07.30  Registration

08.30  Opening Remarks

Mike O’Driscoll, Director

08.45   Industrial minerals today and tomorrow

Thierry Salmona Chief Technical Officer
 Imerys, France

09.15  Supply chain market trends

Geert Lagae, Group Supply Chain Manager
JC Wibo & Partners- The Vlassenroot Group, Belgium

09.45  Port of Rotterdam: hinterland and logistics value

Hugo du Mez, Advisor, Dry Bulk & Energy
Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Netherlands

10.15   Coffee


11.00  “Supply Chain Management”, “Maritime Logistics”, and “Shipping” – Are they all the same? Or is Shipping different?

Frank Solberg, Head of Shipping
Sibelco Europe, Norway

11.30  An insight into the supply chain for mineral sands and iron products

Andreas Stylidiadis, Manager Logistics Europe
Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium GmbH, Germany

12.00  The mineral trader’s viewpoint

Alex Aizpurua, Marketing Manager
Midegasa, Spain

12.30  China’s mines to Europe’s markets: an industrial minerals supply chain service

Michael Dai, Manager Trade & Finance Dept.
PJYT Logistics Co. Ltd, China

13.00  Lunch


14.00  Refractory raw materials logistics

Sujoy Sen, Director, Global Procurement & Material Management
Magnesita Refratários SA, USA

14.30  Mine to Float Line: Glass raw materials logistics

Tim Smith, Technical Raw Materials Manager for Glass Batch Materials
NSG Pilkington, UK

15.00  Innovations in silo-truck transport

Robert van Muiden, Managing Director
RoBuLog Rotterdam Bulk Logistics, the Netherlands

15.30  Closing Remarks & Coffee