The European Industry & Energy Summit 2023

Program 6 December

10.30 - 11.00Registration
11.00 - 16.00Harbour / Industry visit with contributions from BASF, Ineos, BlueChem, BlueApp and others
16.00 - 17.30Reception at the Port House
19.00 - 21.00Dinner at hotel

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Program 7 December

Main stage
10.00 - 12.45Plenary opening, moderated by Jacotte Brokken and Wim Raaijen.

10.00 - 11.15
Talkers and Talkshow with:

Luc Arnouts (Vice president Port of Antwerp-Bruges)

Jan Remeysen (CEO BASF Antwerp)

Yolande Verbeek (COO Energie Beheer Nederland)

Also: live interview with Marco Mensink (Director Cefic) at COP28 in Dubai

Pause from 11.15 -11.30

11.30 - 12.00
Talkshow and presentation Bite24

After the Hydrogen Trail Europe in 2022 and the Electro Trail Europe last summer, Industrielinqs will hit the road again in 2024. This time for the Biotech Trail (Bite24). We introduce you in advance to some of the young researchers who will be joining the trail.

12.00 - 12.45
Jörgen Sandström (Head Transforming Industrial Ecosystems Program, World Economic Forum)

Rob Ingram (INEOS Olefins & Polymers North)
12.45 - 13.30Lunch
Main stageStage 2Stage 3
13.30 - 15.00CCUS hands on
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Talkers an talkshow guests:
Tudy Bernier (Policy Director CO2 Value Europe)

Laurent Remy (Fluxys)

Prasanth Sreekumar (Global Industry Manager Oil&Gas Endress+Hauser)
Recarb Europe
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The value of carbon
moderated by
Tara van Abkoude and Stephan Janbroers

With contributions from:
Rian Visser (TNO)
Leon Boerop (Rabobank)
Samantha Tanzer (TU Delft)
Robin Post van der Burg (Torrgas)
Towards a Sustainable Industry
13.30 - 14.00

Field-proven decarbonization & energy transition solutions
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14.00 - 14.30

H2 and N2 as basis for carbon- and nitrogen-free industrial heating applications
15.00 - 15.30Pause
15.30 - 17.00Connecting Clusters

The main stage of EIES23 will offer the inspiring side event ‘Connecting Clusters.’ This initiative offers an in-depth look at the crucial role of industrial clusters in Europe amidst the pressing climate change and economic challenges. Moderated by Bob Wind and Wim Raaijen.

Lessons to learn
Loek Radix (Chemelot)
Yorick Cramer (Rabobank)
Patrick Pogue (PX Group)

Table guests:
Felix Cock (Air Liquide)
Tommy Wagemans (Endress+Hauser)
Heleen van Wijk (Groningen Seaports)
Recarb Europe
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Circular plastics – thermochemical recycling
moderated by
Esther van den Beuken

With contributions from:
Lars Jennissen (N+P)
Joris Flapper (Shell)
Taco van der Maten (Malvern Panalytical)
Nizar Mouatassim (VOPAK)
Werner Bosmans (EC)
Towards a Sustainable Industry
15.30 - 16.00
Onsite amine reclaiming service to optimize amine based carbon capture

With contributions from:
Peter Geuns (Veolia)
Joël Van der Borght (Veolia)
17.00 - 18.15Reception

Program 8 December

Main stageStage 2Stage 3
9.00 - 10.30Connecting Clusters

The new European integration
Talkers, among others:
Frank Wubbolts (TNO)
Robert Nijssen (Air Liquide)

Table guests, among others:
Takayuki Matsubara (Yokogawa Europe)
Loek Radix (Chemelot)
Heleen van Wijk (Groningen Seaports)
Recarb Europe
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moderated by
Brigitte Jacobs

With contributions from
Berte Simons (Energie Beheer Nederland)
Henk Noorman (DSM)
Pol Knops (Paebbl)
Gert Jan ten Cate (Air Liquide)
Exposure event
10.30 - 11.00Pause
11.00 - 12.30Connecting Clusters


Michel Leyseele (Pipelink)
Rob Stikkelman (independent expert)
Jeroen Wynants (Endress+Hausser)

Table guests:
Eli Elderkamp (Rabobank)
Victor Donselaar (Adven)
Recarb Europe
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Industrial Transformation
moderated by
Reinier Grimbergen

With contributions from
Florian Ausfelder (DECHEMA)
Eric de Coninck (Arcelor Mittal)
Jeroen Verhoeven (Neste)
The role of innovation in the pathway towards a sustainable industry

With contributions from:
Marco Bosch (BASF)
Maarten Campman (TripleW)
Benoit Illy (Fairbrics)
Steven Peleman (Triple Helix)
Marleen Ramakers (Port of Antwerp-Bruges)
Sophie Wilmet (Cefic)
12.30 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 15.00Connecting Clusters

Smart innovations and connections
Patrick Kools (Yokogawa Europe)
Rik Frankfort (Eurus)
Robbert Ubachs (Adven)

Table guests:
Mark De Keyser (NxtPort International)
Wilco van der Lans (Port of Rotterdam)
Guido Frenken (PX Group)
Energy transition: An integrated approach and where to start
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Exposure event
15.00 - 15.15Pause
15.15 - 16.30Dragons' Den of Transition, moderated by Jacotte Brokken and Wim Raaijen.
Pitching and dealing between innovators and dragons.

The Innovators:
D-CRBN (Belgium)
Gradyent (Netherlands)
HBS (Poland)
Zeopore (Belgium)
Betaprocess (Netherlands)

And the dragons from:
Port of Rotterdam
Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Groningen Seaports/NOM
EIT InnoEnergy
16.30 - 18.00Post conference drinks

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