Speed networking for the tank storage industry

StocExpo featured over 200 internationally renowned suppliers, two thirds of whom have rebooked for next year’s event
StocExpo Europe 2017 had ‘a triumphant return to Rotterdam’ last month. The show, which successfully launched the inaugural Global Tank Storage Awards, and unveiled a brand-new conference format, saw an 8% increase in visitor numbers.

The show also introduced a new smart badge system, which enabled visitors to register their interest in an exhibitor’s stand, and then receive a summary email at the end of each day with links to the products and services, thus eliminating the need to carry around heavy brochures.

Tony Woodward, operations manager at Oikos Storage said: “It was a well organised event, and the new ‘smart badge’ touch and go system is excellent. The conference was very good, and the venue has great facilities.”

Delegates were treated to a new conference format designed to boost networking. All sessions started with ‘speed networking’, maximising networking opportunities with industry peers. On top of this it featured seven expert panel sessions, hosting over 30 speakers from oil majors, tank terminals and financial institutions. Speaker, Luis Sala, managing director at TEPSA, an independent company wholly owned by the French group Petrofrance, hailed the conference as ‘the best programme in Europe focused on the terminal business’.

The inaugural Global Tank Storage Awards celebrated the achievements of terminal operators, ports, equipment suppliers and individuals making a difference in the bulk liquid sector with Loadtec Engineered Systems taking home the best technology provider award. Most efficient terminal was won by LBC Cepsa in Antwerp.

The next StocExpo Europe will take place at the Ahoy Rotterdam on 20-22 March 2018 –