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Investigating the Evolution of Ports as Trade Connectivity Enablers
Meeting the demand and need for marine, inland and logistics cooperation

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Host Port: Port of Antwerp International
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Event Summary: As global freight transport volumes have increased, the costs of traffic congestion have become more apparent. One of the major challenges facing the transport industry is the need to introduce a more efficient, modally integrated service, which utilizes spare capacity in other modes.

Ports have grown into traffic concentration points where the essential transfer of cargo from sea to land has brought with it an increasing number of value-added services and activities. Port authorities must now act as key players in the transport chain, guaranteeing a free flow of goods as quickly and efficiently as possible via the promotion of intermodal transport systems.

The competitiveness of a seaport depends on the extent the cargo handled in the port can reach its hinterland destination (e.g. Acciaro & McKinnon, 2013). The importance of hinterland connections has been recognised as one of the most critical issues in port competitiveness and development in most ports around the world.

Strategically positioned in the middle of the Hamburg-Le Havre expanse, the Port of Antwerp's deep inland location and unique combination of cargo handling, industry and logistics, make it Europe's leading integrated maritime and logistics platform. A vast network of highways, railroads, inland waterways and pipelines guarantee smooth transport to and from all major European markets. This makes Antwerp the ideal place for Port Finance International to launch its inaugural conference on Innovation in Hinterland Connectivity and the Evolution of Intermodal Transport Solutions.

Through plenary presentations, open panel sessions, case studies and essential networking opportunities, this conference will be a platform, to both look back at recent developments and discuss how these have changed the maritime transport landscape, as well as to provide a snapshot into how evolution is driving efficiency and to review the game changing impact of innovation on the transport and logistics sectors.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jan Blomme, Flemish Port Commissioner
  • Marc Van Peel, President, Antwerp Port Authority
  • Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, Port of Antwerp International
  • Nico Berx, Director, Port of Antwerp International
  • Dr. Tom Vermeiren, Senior Manager, PwC
  • Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT
  • Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum/OECD
  • Michel Jenné, Independent Financial Consultant
  • Alexander van den Bosch, Director, EFIP (European Federation of Inland Ports)
  • Andrew Webster, Partner - Marine Division, JLT Specialty Ltd
  • Ingo Marko, Senior Consultant, Inform
  • Stephen Leeming, Partner, JLT Specialty Ltd
  • Steven Bouckaert, Senior Manager, MTBS
  • Dr. Christa Sys, Chair, BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistics and Ports, University of Antwerp
  • Godfried Smit, Senior Projectmanager, EVO
  • Richard Szuflak, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ocean Capital Ltd
  • Dominique Vercauteren, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Antwerp Port Authority
  • William Holme, Vice President, Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, DNB Bank ASA
  • Bram Debruyne, Head of Transport & Logistics Business Desk, ING
  • Michael Callus, Senior Development Manager - SECH / TDT Terminals
  • John Kerkhof, Director, Antwerp Port Community System
  • Benny Woenardi, Managing Director, Cikarang Dry Port
  • Eleanor Hadland, Managing Consultant - Ports & Marine, AECOM
  • Jolke A Helbing, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Jan van Dessel, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Port of Antwerp
  • Roy van den Berg, Intermodal transport expert
  • Oliver Helvin, Senior Associate, KWR
  • Jamie Simpson, Economist
  • Cyril Peri, Chief Financial Officer, SMPA
  • Steven Boukaert, Director, MTBS
  • Geert Dom, Business Development Manager, Rent-a-Port

*Please note speakers may be subject to change/replacement

Outline

Topics to be covered across the 2 days
Outline Agenda. Each Session will comprise of 2-3 presentations followed by a panel discussion.

Day 1 - 20 April 2016
AM - Session 1:
Identifying Priorities, Removing Bottlenecks and Harnessing Innovation
  • Port Pricing in the Mega-Ship Era
  • Communication and Transparency – the Value of Human Capital in Port and Terminal Developments
  • Port Branding and Transformation
AM - Session 2:
Financing Efficient and Sustainable Transport Networks
  • Insurance Policies - More Than Just a Piece of Paper
  • Current and Future Financing Market of Ports and Terminals
  • Financing a Small Cap Terminal
PM - Session 3:
Future Proofing Your Infrastructure
  • Cyber Risk and Liability in the Port and Terminal Context - Risk Transfer and Management
  • The Role Of Port Community Systems In Connecting and Integrating Intermodal Transportation
  • Market Access and Trade Facilitation
  • Planning for Sustainability
1740: Close of Conference Day 1, Followed by Walking Tour and Reception in Antwerp Town Hall
Day 2 - 21 April 2016
AM - Session 4:
Optimizing Operations and Integrating Logistics – Competition and Efficiency in the Supply Chain
  • Inland Ports Key to Multi-Modal Logistics
  • Solutions to Reduce Dwelling Time and to Improve National Logistics Competitiveness
  • Inland Logistics - Seeing Opportunities to Bring Terminals Closer to The End-Customers
  • Optimising Operational Decision Making in Ports and Inland Terminals
  • Developing Market Share in the Hinterland using Intermodal Transport
  • Growth, Liner Consolidation and Impact on Ports and Inland Connectivity
PM 1200: Conclusions and Close of Conference Day 2, Followed by Scenic Boat Tour and Lunch

For more information please contact the Event Director for more information
Cathy Hodge, cathy@portfinanceinternational.com

Full Agenda

Conference Agenda as at April 14 2016
Please note sessions and/or speakers may be subject to change

Pre-Conference
19 April 2016

19.30 Informal "Icebreaker" drinks at the Hilton Old Town.

Agenda Day 1
20 April 2016

08:30

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee

09:00 Welcome and Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Nico Berx, Director, Port of Antwerp International
09:10 Introduction of keynote speaker
Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, Port of Antwerp International
09:15 Keynote Address
Jan Blomme, Flemish Port Commissioner
Session 1: Identifying Priorities, Removing Bottlenecks and Harnessing Innovation
09:45 Port Pricing in the Mega-Ship Era
Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum/OECD
10:10

How improved communication and governance can boost your organisation's bottom line

  • What are the factors affecting our industry today?
  • What can we control?
  • How improved communication and governance can make a difference?

Oliver Helvin, Senior Associate, KWR

10:35

Port Branding and Transformation
How do you create a 'personality' or 'personal image' of your port? A brand is a powerful tool in a global market such as the case with transport & logistics. Think about global brands such Coca Cola, Apple, ... and what they do. A port perfectly fits for branding, although compared to consumer markets, a port operates in a much more complex environment with diverse markets and various public and private actors.

We therefore open the discussion to re-think the concept of port branding. Instead of just fitting your brand to your strategy, the question becomes about how to create a brand that can leverage your strategic objective?

For example, can branding support the inland development strategy? Ports heavily invest in hard infrastructure connecting the port with the hinterland as a way to attract throughput. What about soft investments in a brand that sustains the inland development strategy?

A port brand is not what you think what others say about you. Innovative branding goes beyond traditional promotion. It requires continuous interaction using modern ways. We like to open the debate about port branding as an untapped resource to craft port strategies such as strengthening the inland port regionalisation process.
Dr. Tom Vermeiren, Senior Manager, PwC

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:20

Panel Session: Identifying Priorities, Removing Bottlenecks and Harnessing Talent
Moderated by: Oliver Helvin, Senior Associate, KWR
Panellists include:
Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT
Michael Callus, Senior Development Manager - SECH / TDT Terminals

Session 2: Financing Efficient and Sustainable Transport Networks
12:00

Current and Future Financing Market of Ports and Terminals
William Holme, Vice President, Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, DNB Bank ASA

12:25

Infrastructure Connectivity and Stakeholder Risks

  • Risk transfer mechanisms
  • Contractual requirements
  • Adding value and de-risking

Stephen Leeming, Partner, JLT Specialty Ltd

12:50

Case Study: Financing a Small Cap Terminal

  • Case of Le Verdon sur Mer

Cyril Peri, Chief Financial Officer, SMPA

13:15 Lunch
14:15

Financing Challenges in Ports to Bankable Port PPP Arrangements
Steven Bouckaert, Senior Manager, MTBS

14:40

Panel Session: Financing Efficient and Sustainable Transport Networks
Moderated by: Michel Jenné, Independent Financial Consultant
Panellists include:
Jamie Simpson, Economist
Richard Szuflak, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ocean Capital Ltd
Bram Debruyne, Head of Transport & Logistics Business Desk, ING
Geert Dom, Business Development Manager, Rent-a-Port

15:20 Tea/Coffee Break
Session 3: Future Proofing Your Infrastructure
15:40

Cyber Risk and Liability in the Port and Terminal Context - Risk Transfer and Management

  • Examining the major issues around cyber risk and liability exposures in todays port and terminal Environment
  • Looking at risk mitigation strategies

Andrew Webster, Partner - Marine Division, JLT Specialty Ltd

16:05

The Role of Port Community Systems in Connecting and Integrating Intermodal Transportation

  • Increasing requirements to send information electronically
  • What are the drivers behind this at an International level
  • The role of the Port Community System within the complex logistics chains

John Kerkhof, Director, Antwerp Port Community System

16:30 Market Access and Trade Facilitation
Godfried Smit, Senior Projectmanager, EVO
16:55 Intermodal Solutions at the Port of Antwerp
Jan van Dessel, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland at Port of Antwerp
17:20 Question and Answers and Conclusions to Day One, Followed by
17:40

Walking Tour of Antwerp - Hosted by Port of Antwerp
Followed by Drinks Reception in Antwerp Town Hall

Port of Antwerp

Agenda Day 2
21 April 2016

08:30 Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee
08:45 Welcome and Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Dr. Christa Sys, Chair, BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistics and Ports, University of Antwerp
Session 4: Optimizing Operations and Integrating Logistics – Competition and Efficiency in the Supply Chain
08:50 Opening Address: Inland Ports Key to Multi-Modal Logistics
Alexander van den Bosch, Director, EFIP (European Federation of Inland Ports)
09:15 Container Barge Flows at the Port of Antwerp
Dominique Vercauteren, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Antwerp Port Authority
09:40 Developing Market Share in the Hinterland using Intermodal Transport
Roy van den Berg, Intermodal transport expert
10:05

Case Study: Dry Port as a Solution to Reduce Dwelling Time and to Improve National Logistics Competitiveness

  • Cikarang Dry Port has developed its facilities and services to support smooth flow of goods and to improve national logistics competitiveness
Benny Woenardi, Managing Director, Cikarang Dry Port
10:30 Inland Logistics - Seeing Opportunities to Bring Terminals Closer to The End-Customers
The advent of Ultra-Large Container Ships has seen global port operators become increasingly dominant in the European market, with M&A seeing further consolidation in ownership.  Mega-terminals are however developing networks of inland terminals to act as extended gates, and intra-regional trades are seeking flexible alternative options to avoid congestion at the larger terminals.  AECOM will, using case studies from recent transactions, explore how integrating inland logistics and port terminal operations can bring benefits for terminal operators, shipping lines, shippers and investors.
Eleanor Hadland, Managing Consultant - Ports & Marine, AECOM
10:55 Tea/Coffee Break
11:15

Optimising Operational Decision Making in Ports and Inland Terminals
Ingo Marko, Senior Consultant, Inform

11:40

Growth, Liner Consolidation and Impact on Ports and Inland Connectivity

  • Liner shipping is experiencing a further drive in consolidation and global alliances that will monopolize the market and related volumes
  • Developments of large new port facilities will have to follow to enable efficient handling of the consortia
  • Fragmented inland connectivity in the ports and hinterland does not guarantee a seamless connection
  • Where do we see this discrepancy in the sea ports and what effect will it have on the inland connectivity, especially for rail and barge transportation

Jolke A Helbing, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

12:05 - 16:00

Conference Conclusions followed by Scenic Lunch and Boat Tour Hosted by the Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp

*Certain speakers, topics, titles and content may be subject to alteration. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme as necessary.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Port Authorities
  • Port and Terminal Operators
  • Inland Ports or Terminals
  • Barge Owners or Agents
  • Forwarders
  • Industry Shippers
  • Freight Forwarders and 3PLS
  • Shipping Agents and Carriers
  • Intermodal Operators
  • Traffic Managers
  • Inland Navigation Promotion Organisations
  • Rail Service Providers
  • Road Haulers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Warehousing Companies
  • Cargo Handling Equipment Companies
  • Logistics Consultants
  • IT, Technology, Software Suppliers

For more background information please visit: http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/antwerp16

Background

Investigating the Evolution of Ports as Trade Connectivity Enablers
Meeting the demand and need for marine, inland and logistics cooperation

As global freight transport volumes have increased, the external costs of traffic congestion have become more apparent. As a result, one of the major challenges facing the transportation industry is the need to introduce a more efficient, modally integrated service, which utilizes spare capacity in other modes.

Ports are no longer just isolated cargo drop-off points, but have grown into traffic concentration points where the essential transfer of cargo from sea to land has brought with it an increasing number of value-added services and activities. This situation has obliged port authorities to attain positions in which they act as key players in the transport chain, guaranteeing a free flow of goods as quickly and efficiently as possible via the promotion of intermodal transport systems.

The competitiveness of a seaport depends on the extent the cargo handled in the port can reach its hinterland destination (e.g. Acciaro & McKinnon, 2013). The importance of hinterland connections has been recognised as one of the most critical issues in port competitiveness and development in most ports around the world.

Strategically positioned in the middle of the Hamburg-Le Havre expanse, the Port of Antwerp's deep inland location and unique combination of cargo handling, industry and logistics, make it Europe's leading integrated maritime and logistics platform. A vast network of highways, railroads, inland waterways and pipelines guarantee smooth transport to and from all major European markets. Add to that, regular maritime services to the foreland and tailored customs facilities, make Antwerp a most reliable and cost-efficient supply chain partner in Europe.

In Colliers International's study on the Top European Logistics Hubs (June 2013) Antwerp rank first as European distribution hub. It's strategic inland location in the production and consumer heart of Europe (the blue banana), makes it "a logical choice for companies seeking to reach the largest number of customers as quickly and readily as possible".

The port of Antwerp is on the one hand connected to the 1,500 km long Belgian waterway network and on the other to the pan-European rivers and canals network, thanks to its location in the middle of the Scheldt-Maas-Rhine-delta. This results in a substantial 41% of all cargo to/from the port being transported by barge. There are more than 200 container shuttles a week from and to 67 destinations in Europe. This sustainable and cost efficient mode of transport is actively supported and developed by the port. The efficient and swift handling of barge traffic flows via innovative solutions and services is key in this.

Several inland terminals create added value by offering various logistics activities. Thanks to their direct daily connections with the port they provide an efficient transfer to the hinterland. The many inland terminals in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland offer a smooth connection to industrial zones all over Europe.

A network of inland terminals

Map

Transport with a future

Inland navigation is a growing mode with still a huge upside potential. Austria, and the other countries served by the Danube are such additional markets. Moreover, this congestion-free mode of transport is safe and ecological.

Port Finance International Antwerp, taking place on 20-21 April 2016, hosted by Port of Antwerp International, will bring market leaders together to explore the Evolution of Hinterland Connectivity and Innovation in Supply Chain.  Get in touch with us to register your interest in participating as a speaker, sponsor or delegate.

Who Should Attend?

  • Port Authorities
  • Port and Terminal Operators
  • Inland Ports or Terminals
  • Barge Owners or Agents
  • Forwarders
  • Industry Shippers
  • Freight Forwarders and 3PLS
  • Shipping Agents and Carriers
  • Intermodal Operators
  • Traffic Managers
  • Inland Navigation Promotion Organisations
  • Rail Service Providers
  • Road Haulers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Warehousing Companies
  • Cargo Handling Equipment Companies
  • Logistics Consultants
  • IT, Technology, Software Suppliers

Speakers

Nico Berx, Director, Port of Antwerp International

Nico Berx, Director, Port of Antwerp International

Nico has gathered extensive experience and expertise in the ports and terminals sector for over 20 years and is a trusted advisor for port authorities and terminal operators, and actively participated in various projects such as: master planning, due diligence, assessment of investment opportunities, process optimisation, equipment specification, labour structuring and training, technology selection and implementation.

Since May 2010 he serves as director of Port of Antwerp International and is responsible for consultancy projects. PAI, wholly owned by the Antwerp Port Authority, provides consultancy manages and participates in port and terminal projects. Mr Berx also works as an independent consultant for ports and terminals in the area of processes and technology area.

In that capacity he conducted several projects specifying IT systems (TOS and PCS), optimising operations, designing standard operational procedures and procurement projects for major customers. Prior to joining PAI, Mr. Berx was commercial director of Cosmos, supplier of TOS and port management systems. He started his career as managing director of a company developing automated maintenance systems.

Mr Berx holds an engineering degree (MSc), electronics and computer sciences.


Jan Blomme, Flemish Port Commissioner

Jan Blomme, Flemish Commissioner

Jan Blomme graduated MA (1981), Georgetown University, Washington D.C and Ph. D. in Economic History (1988) K.U.Leuven.

Between 1982 and 1988 he was a teacher-assistant at the K.U.Leuven. From 1988 to1991 he was project-leader in Guinée-Conakry (Africa) in several development projects and from 1991 to1993 he was the coördinator of a multidisciplinary research project with respect to international comparisons of economic productivity at the Center for Economic Studies (C.E.S.), K.U.Leuven.

In 1994 he became advisor at, and in 1996 Manager and Chief Advisor of the Department Strategy & Development of the Antwerp Port Authority. From 2012 on, he was Manager of the Intermodal Department. In 2013, he became CEO of Port of Antwerp International, a subsidiary of the Port Authority focusing on international participations and international port consulting.

In 2015, he was appointed by the Flemish government as the Regional Port Commissioner.

Fields of specialisation include port masterplanning, port privatisation and restructuring strategies, tarification strategies, international productivity comparisons, port related business analysis, port logistics and intermodal implementation strategies. He also teaches at the Economy Department of the Antwerp University and is author or co-author of about thirty books and articles about maritime and port-related aspects as well as economic history.


Steven Bouckaert, Director, MTBS

Steven Bouckaert, Director, MTBS Steven Boukaert, Director, MTBS Steven Bouckaert is a Director at MTBS (Maritime & Transport Business Solutions B.V.). His maritime career started at Hessenatie N.V., which was a front running stevedore of note, with a proud, long and solid tradition in stevedoring and logistics activities in the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. For six years he was Business Development Director for PSA International (Singapore) in Europe, CIS and Mediterranean. He was responsible for managing valuations, structuring joint ventures and transactions, and strategic development of PSA Europe's assets. In this position, he built up a vast experience in valuation and transaction processes, strategic alliances and board room consultancy. In 2008, Steven moved onwards to the Dutch leading marine contractor and services provider "Boskalis International B.V.". He was responsible for business development and commercial management for Boskalis in Europe and CIS. He built up a vast experience in marine construction technology and fleet, operation of oil and gas terminals, international contracting law and tendering procedures for marine works.

Michael Callus, Senior Development Manager, SECH / TDT Terminals

Michael Callus, Senior Development Manager - SECH / TDT Terminals

Michael Callus was born in 1958 in Malta and entered a shipping career in 1976 as an Officer Cadet in Merchant Shipping with Sea Malta. After nearly nine years at sea he joined the Operations Department in the Liner Division of Sea Malta. Over a span of 30 years mainly operating in Marine Ship Operations he has held senior positions with two Shipping Companies. In 1992 he joined United Arab Shipping where he held senior positions in Malta, Genoa and Kuwait. Between 2003 and 2013 he served as Vice President for Container Management in which he was responsible for Container Procurement, Container Operations and Container Maintenance and Repair. In 2014 he joined Gruppo Investitori Portuali of Genoa Italy as Senior Business Development Manager responsible for Business relationships with company clients in the Terminal sector. He is a board member of the Malta Freeport Corporation nominated by the Government of Malta and is an active board member of the Malta Maritime Forum. He is also a Director and holds business interests in Medsea Holdings


Bram Debruyne, ING

Bram Debruyne, ING

Bram Debruyne holds a Master in Applied Economic Sciences and a Master in Financial Management of the Vlerick Management School. Bram started his career with the ING Group in 2002. He spent most of his professional life in commercial functions as relationship manager for large midcaps in Antwerp and corporate clients in Brussels. Since 2012 he is Head of the Transport and Logistics Business Desk at ING Antwerp.


Geert Dom, Business Development Manager, Rent-a-Port

Geert Dom, Business Development Manager, Rent-a-Port

Geert Dom has built up a vast experience in international port logistics, port development and investment over the last 15 years and has been successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams.

He started his maritime career in the Katoennatie Group, a worldwide logistics service provider with Headquarters in the port of Antwerp. He held management positions in both the commercial and operations department of the Petrochemical division and was appointed Terminal Manager in France in 2003, where he was responsible for the commercial, operational and financial management.

In 2006 Geert Dom joined Rent-A-Port, a maritime investment and consulting company, specialized in the development of ports and port-related industrial zones worldwide. Geert Dom was involved in the development of several port and industrial zone projects in the Middle-East, Asia and West-Africa and sits on the Board of several port companies of the group.

Geert Dom holds a Master of Law and an MBA.


Eleanor Hadland, Managing Consultant, Ports & Marine, AECOM

Eleanor Hadland. Managing Consultant - Ports & Marine, AECOM

Eleanor Hadland has over 20 years' experience in the port sector.  She worked initially for Associated British Ports, and subsequently has held senior-level consultancy positions with Drewry Shipping Consultants, Moffatt & Nichol and BMT Transport Solutions, before joining AECOM in 2010 as a Managing Consultant.

She has advised on numerous port transactions, supporting major terminal operators, private equity and infrastructure funds, private sector and multilateral lenders in their investment appraisals. She has led multidisciplinary teams in the assessment of major ports groups for infrastructure fund investors including, in 2016, technical transaction services relating to a multi-modal container facility in NW Europe and also a UK domestic ferry operator.  In 2015 Eleanor led the AECOM teams that advised on: associated British ports (client: CPPIB / Hermes); Italian container logistics firm Grupo Spinelli (client: iCON Infrastructure); and Wightlink Ferries (client: BBIP).   She is also currently Project Manager for a NW European Container Terminal, where AECOM is appointed the Lenders' Technical Advisor.  In addition to transaction advisory she supports the EMEA&India region Ports & Marine offices in respect of port master plans, (pre-)feasibility studies, business planning and other commercial / strategic advisory services.


Jolke A Helbing, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Jolke A Helbing, Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Mr. Jolke Helbing has over 25 years of experience in the Maritime sector including 21 years in various functions and countries for the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group.  Since 2010 he has worked as a Consulting Director with ICF International. He joined RHDHV in 2015 as a Director within the Port Economics and Operations team. His experience with international trade and shipping covers many markets and locations, including postings in Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands and the USA.

Mr. Helbing's responsibilities ranged from daily operational logistics, to global strategic contracts and port investment strategy development. In these roles and others he has demonstrated accomplished networking with government stakeholders and key stakeholders at both management and board levels.  His consultancy focus has mainly been on strategic business plans for ports, related commercial market due diligence and M&A preparations within the port industry including extensive work on commercial agreements and concessions.


Oliver Helvin, Senior Associate, KWR

Oliver Helvin, Senior Associate, KWR

Oliver has been based in the UAE since 2008, supporting listed and private multinational clients on cross-border searches across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Working with and for multinational listed businesses such as BP, Gulftainer and AstraZeneca, Oliver has successfully placed Senior Executives in to multiple cross functional leadership positions with the focus of improving company value, culture and corporate governance. Prior to working in executive search Oliver worked as a Mechanical Engineer for the Sonar Division of the Ministry of Defence.

Currently working with KWR Oliver specialises in executive headhunting assignments across the maritime and industrial manufacturing sectors with key clients including global multinationals, regional players, infrastructure investment organisations operating in the maritime / industrial sector and specialised PE backed ventures.


William Holme, Vice President, Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, DNB Bank ASA

William Holme, Vice President, Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, DNB Bank ASA

William graduated from Durham University in 2008 with a Bachelor Degree in History and now has 8 years corporate banking experience in the maritime and infrastructure sectors based in London, first at Banco Santander and for the last 6 years at DNB Bank ASA.

Initially he was focussed on international ship finance, but more recently has worked exclusively on the financing of global maritime infrastructure in the form of deepsea ports and terminals. Over the past few years William has played a role in multiple successfully completed transactions across a wide range of jurisdictions.

William is actively involved throughout the financing process, initially working with clients to create optimal financing structures to suit their needs and then throughout until execution. Historical transactions include both commercial bank debt and capital markets facilities, as well as numerous combinations of both.


Michel Jenné, Independent Financial Consultant

Michel Jenné, Independent Financial Consultant

Michel Jenné obtained in 1975 the Master Degree of Commercial Engineer at the University of Antwerp.

He joined one of the composing banks of BNP Paribas Fortis in 1977 and has had several management functions in the bank in Belgium, dealing with medium-sized enterprises and corporates.

Since 1993 Michel has been primarily involved in the maritime industry : at first focusing on international ship finance, later on ports and logistics. In this function Michel has been amongst others instrumental in the debt structuring of many of the large port projects in the port of Antwerp. He was at the basis of the creation of the Global Ports & Logistics sector within Fortis Corporate Banking, and as such involved in the arranging of debt finance for ports and terminals in various parts of the world.

Michel was Executive Director within BNP Paribas Fortis and industry specialist in the Ports Practice for the global BNP Paribas network.

Following his retirement from the bank in 2014 Michel acts as external consultant providing independent financial and strategic advice. His main field of expertise is debt financing for the shipping industry and the port industry.


John Kerkhof, Director, Antwerp Port Community System

John Kerkhof, Director, Antwerp Port Community System

John Kerkhof is director of the Antwerp Port Community System. He holds a master's degree in applied business economics from the University of Antwerp and specialized in Transport economics. After a career of fifteen years at a major container shipping line, he joined Alfaport Antwerpen, the federation of port companies and logistics service providers, in 2005.

The Antwerp Port Community System bundles an efficient, electronic message and information exchange. The communication services support all types of goods and transport modes. The Port Authority, Customs, shippers, shipping companies, ship's agents, forwarders, terminal operators, road and rail carriers, barge operators, logistic service providers are all connected.

The port of Antwerp has a long tradition in electronic message exchange. This goes back to the incorporation of SEAGHA in 1986. June 2011 the Antwerp Port Authority and ALFAPORT, the federation of port companies & logistic service providers, founded APCS. The Antwerp Port Community System bundles resources from both private and public sector in order to offer the best service to all port users.


Stephen Leeming, Partner, JLT Specialty Ltd

Stephen Leeming, Partner, JLT Specialty Ltd

Stephen's focus is on insurance for the construction of infrastructure projects around the globe; with a particular focus on the delivery of ports and terminals.  Prior to joining JLT in 2007, Stephen was involved in all aspects of insurance for PPP projects from contract negotiations, advising on risk issues to performing due diligence for lenders.  Stephen has found that his experience has helped him address the differing risk and insurance issues that surround port and terminal projects - particularly with the level of equity investment and funding that is generally seen.

Stephen has worked on prestigious projects such as the construction of the BTP terminal in Santos, and the New Port Project in Doha Qatar.  The individual challenges that projects experience has resulted in JLT challenging the normal insurance perspective of the extent that the insurance market is prepared to cover risks associated with port and terminal construction to minimise the risks that stakeholders would traditionally be exposed to.


Ingo Marko, Senior Consultant, Inform

Ingo Marko, Senior Consultant, Inform

Ingo Marko is Senior Consultant at INFORM GmbH, Aachen, Germany. He has received his PhD from the RWTH Aachen University. Ingo brings 18 years of optimization experience in the areas of hubs, distribution centers, bi- and trimodal inland terminals as well as maritime container terminals. He has been project manager for the implementation of decision support systems in Germany and abroad.

INFORM specializes in Advanced Optimization Software to improve planning and operational decision making. Integrating with almost every existing IT landscape, these systems render a wide range of business processes more productive, robust, and reliable.


Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum/OECD

Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum/OECD

Olaf Merk is the Administrator of the Port-Cities Programme at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), international organization in Paris. As such, he directed various studies on port-cities, including on Rotterdam, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Durban. Olaf Merk is the author of various OECD books including "The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities". He has authored port-related academic articles, including in Transport Policy and the International Journal of Transport Economics. He is also lecturer on ports and port-cities at the Institute for Political Science (Sciences Po) in Paris and the Normandy Business School (Le Havre/Caen). Olaf Merk has worked for the OECD since 2005, on urban development, transport and public finance. Prior to the OECD, he worked for the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, including as head of the sub-national finance unit. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.


Cyril Peri, Chief Financial Officer, SMPA

Cyril Peri, Chief Financial Officer, SMPA

Cyril Peri is the CFO of a newly created company, Societe de Manutention Portuaire d'Aquitaine, company in charge of port handling in Le Verdon sur Mer, located in Southern France. He carried out the whole Advisory and financing project with Pascal Reyne, CEO at CTS.

He has worked 3 years as a managing consultant involved in shipping and port strategy, and financial modelling in container port terminals. Before joining CTS in 2012, he worked 7 years for major Investment Banks (mergers and acquisitions, and Private equity) and 5 years as a financial auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialized on financial modelling, business plan, acquisition audits for shipping companies (mainly CMA-CGM group), shipping agents, Cruise companies, port terminals and stevedoring companies.

He holds a Master degree in Corporate Finance from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and Stanford University.


Jamie Simpson, Economist

Jamie Simpson, Economist

Jamie Simpson is an economic and management consultant with 25 years experience related to port, maritime and logistics planning and investment. He has directed / managed advisory support on a range of port, maritime and related transport market studies and due diligence for the leading port operators, financial institutions and government. Jamie was retained by Hong Kong Government for over 10 years in a lead advisor role on port development strategy. He has worked with the World Bank, IFC, ADB, IADB, UK Government and EC on maritime and infrastructure assignments. He's is working with the World Bank as lead advisor on port reform in Bangladesh was well as contributing to policy briefings on port reform, shipping and transport gateway development strategies. On the wider infrastructure front, he is currently managing the Future Cities Africa feasibility study on behalf of Cities Alliance (UNOPS) and UK DFID.


Godfried Smit, Senior Projectmanager, EVO

Godfried Smit, Senior Projectmanager, EVO

Godfried is responsible for lobbying in Brussels for the Dutch Shippers' Organisation (EVO) as well as for the European Shippers' Council. Godfried has more than 30 years of experience in International Law and more specifically in Customs Law. Godfried represents ESC in the Trade Contact Group (TCG) and the Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG). Both Committees have been set up to involve international business associations in the decision-making on customs affairs (recently mainly the UCC).

Prior to joining EVO Marcus worked at the Dutch Customs administration. Godfried has been teaching as Associate Professor at the University of Leyden and as gusetspeaker at many Universities and seminars. Finally he is involved as author in a commentary on UCC.


Dr. Christa Sys, Chair, BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistics and Ports, University of Antwerp

Dr. Christa Sys, Chair, BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistics and Ports, University of Antwerp

Dr. Christa Sys jointly graduated as a doctor in Applied Economics at the Ghent University and the University of Antwerp (December 2010). Her doctoral research dealt with the competitive conditions, the concentration and the market structure of the container liner shipping industry (link). This research was awarded by the Section of Technical Sciences of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences with the General Manager Fernand Suykens Prize for Port Studies.

Until October 2013, Christa Sys was scientific director of the Research Centre on Freight and passengers flows. She currently is holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis chair on transport, logistics and ports at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics. Next, she is course co-ordinator for the courses 'Business Environment', 'Maritime Economics and Businesses' and 'Maritime Supply Chain' at the Centre for Maritime and Air Transport (C-MAT). She also teaches at the Faculty of Applied Economics and at the University College Ghent, Faculty of Applied Business (Member of Ghent University Association). Her educational activities focus on inland transportation and (operational aspects of) maritime transport. Her research centres on maritime economics and co-operation and competition in shipping.


Richard Szuflak, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ocean Capital Ltd

Richard Szuflak, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Ocean Capital Ltd

Richard Szuflak has almost 30 years of experience in the port industry with key management roles held in Antwerp, South East Asia, Europe and Dubai. Richard is now Chief Operating Officer of Blue Ocean Capital, a newly formed investment company focusing on the acquisition of European ports and terminals within the EUR 50 to 100 million EV size. He was previously Group Director Finance and Investments for Gulftainer, one of the leading container operators in the Middle-East with a traffic of 6.5 mTEU. Richard was also the first Managing Director of the first private port in Vietnam during the initial period of the "open door" policy launched by the government. He also spent 7 years in Antwerp at the start of his career and later was instrumental in the creation of Euroports, today one the largest diversified port operators in Europe.


Roy van den Berg, Intermodal Transport Expert

Roy van den Berg, Intermodal Transport Expert

Roy van den Berg (1983) finished his Bachelor in Small Business and Retail Management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2004. He received his MSc in Supply Chain Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2008. In October 2008, Roy started as business manager logistics at the Port Authority of Rotterdam. He co-developed the hinterland strategy of the port authority as well as InlandLinks, an online platform to promote intermodal transport within the hinterland network of Rotterdam. Furthermore, he maintained contact with shippers as logistics service providers to promote the Port of Rotterdam and stimulate and support them to realize a modal shift. Roy received a doctoral degree at Eindhoven University of Technology for his dissertation ´Strategies and new business models in intermodal hinterland transport´. As of 2016 Roy started as a self employed consultant focusing on intermodal transport and business models.


Alexander van den Bosch, Director, EFIP (European Federation of Inland Ports)

Alexander van den Bosch, Director, EFIP (European Federation of Inland Ports)

Since September 2015, Alexander van den Bosch (picture) is the Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP). Before that, Van den Bosch has worked over six years as EU representative for the Province of Zuid-Holland (NL), a strong transport region. In that capacity, he has been involved in the setting-up of the European network CLINSH (Clean Inland Shipping).

Before that, he was representing the Dutch Urban Network Brabantstad in Brussels, after having served for about three years as policy advisor in the European Parliament. He studied at the Dutch Institute for Public administration (Thorbecke Academy), at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and at the College of Europe in Bruges. Alexander is Dutch, is fluent in English and speaks French, German and Polish.


Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT

Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General, CLECAT

Nicolette van der Jagt is the Director-General of CLECAT, the European organization of Logistics Service Providers and Freight Forwarders, since January 2012. CLECAT has a collective membership exceeding 19.000 companies. Previously, for 10 years Secretary General of the Brussels based European Shippers' Council representing the national and international freight interest of industry - national shippers' councils from around Europe. Nicolette started working in public affairs with the Dutch organisation of transport and logistics (EVO) in 1992 and worked for the Brussels office of the Freight Transport Association for a number of years before taking over as Secretary General. She has a university degree in international relations, French and European studies from the Universities of Utrecht (NL) and Strasbourg (FR).


Jan van Dessel, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Port of Antwerp

Jan van Dessel, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Port of Antwerp

Jan van Dessel is an advisor at the Intermodality and Hinterland department of the Port of Antwerp Authority. He is responsible for the commercial development of intermodal products towards the Antwerp port, with a strong focus on rail transport. Furthermore he is permanently monitoring the rail way market and assessing opportunities and possible threats to upper management and to provide higher management with the necessary strategic insight in policy, infrastructural and commercial evolvements. Prior to Intermodal Solutions he worked for Strategy and Development where he was primarily focused on road transportation. He used to work as a financial analyst and controller for Mondi Belcoat, an international paper and coating company in Vienna.


Marc Van Peel, President, Antwerp Port Authority

Marc Van Peel, President, Antwerp Port Authority

Marc Van Peel has been president of the Antwerp Port Authority since 2007. His involvement however goes way back as co-founder of the Port as a municipal authority. He was one of those who pleaded in favour of extensive financial and management independence for the ports.

After a short period as a history teacher, Marc Van Peel became the general secretary of the Flemish Boy Scouts and worked as staff member at the educational department of ACV, the largest Belgian trade union. His social and political involvement took him to Parliament. For more than 20 years he represented the Christian Democratic Party as MP. He was floor leader in the Lower House and chairman of the party between 1996 and 1999.

After the local elections in 2001, he became Vice-Mayor for public management, decentralisation and personnel management of the City of Antwerp, and accepted a new term in 2007 as Vice-Mayor for the Port of Antwerp. He is also chairman of PAI (Port of Antwerp International) and APEC (the Antwerp Port Training Centre).

Marc Van Peel was born in Wilrijk, Antwerp, in 1949. He is married and has four children and eight grandchildren.


Dominique Vercauteren, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Antwerp Port Authority

 Dominique Vercauteren, Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland, Antwerp Port Authority

Dominique Vercauteren is advisor Intermodality & Hinterland at the Antwerp Port Authority since 2011. She is responsible for inland navigation projects at the Port of Antwerp. In this position she aims to provide the right conditions in and outside the Port of Antwerp to boost the inland navigation market and the use of this transport mode.

Previously Dominique worked as an assistant account manager at the Exmar Group. 


Dr. Tom Vermeiren, Senior Manager, PwC

Dr. Tom Vermeiren, Senior Manager, PwC

Dr. Tom Vermeiren is a senior management consultant specialized in strategic and financial advice to the port sector. Tom has more than 20 years of expertise working in a dedicated team of port consultants at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he has worked on more than 140 management studies around the world. His key area's of expertise lie in strategic investment decisions, market selection & investment acquisition strategies, competitive benchmarking, coorperation strategies, tariff & concession strategies, mergers & acquisitions, business plan reviews and port marketing & promotion. In particlular Tom completed his PhD about the importance of intermodal land transportation systems in the competition between Antwerp and Rotterdam.


Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, Port of Antwerp International

Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, Port of Antwerp International

Kristof Waterschoot is a business and regulatory expert for Ports and Ports Authorities. His experience covers all aspects of ports strategy, including multi-modal solutions. He has a vast experience in convincing governments and authorities in increasing efficiency of their own organization and their regulatory processes. Conducting audits and scans of ports and port authorities. Reviewing master plans, organizational charts and processes, Feasibility studies and business planning: expert advice for investors and ports on the viability of port projects and detailed insight in the expected evolution of revenue and costs. Other specialities are:
- Market research. Regional cargo flows analysis. Market potential. Supply chain analysis.
- Port Authority and government regulations and organization. Optimization and simplification.
- Project supervision and project management.


Andrew Webster, Partner - Marine Division, JLT Specialty Ltd

Andrew Webster, Partner - Marine Division, JLT Specialty Ltd

Andrew is responsible for business development focused in and around the marine liability sector. He is primarily responsible for Ports & Terminals. After a degree in Geography, Andrew began his career as a shipbroker in London concentrating on towage and salvage. After obtaining membership of the institute of chartered shipbrokers he then worked overseas, based in Geneva and Singapore, as a trader for CRC Cargo Recovery Consultants, specialised in damaged commodities. On returning to London in 1995 Andrew joined UK P&I Club dealing with Russian and Romanian owners' claims. 1996 saw a transfer to ITIC where he became an account executive dealing with Members in the Middle East and South America. At the end of 1999 he transferred to the TT Club, where he went to Dubai in 2000 to take over as general manager at TTMS (Gulf) dealing with TT and ITIC Members in the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent. In 2002 he returned to London to take up the role of TT Clubs Loss Prevention director – a role that he held prior to making the move to UKTI on secondment as the International Business specialist – ports working with the International Sector team in the London headquarters. Secondment ended in June 2008 and a position with Savi Performance Logistics (a Lockheed Martin company) became open. Inchcape Shipping Services beckoned at the end of 2008 and waved goodbye at the end of 2009. A brief spell of independent consulting gave way to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.


Benny Woenardi, Managing Director, Cikarang Inland Port

Benny Woenardi, Managing Director, Cikarang Inland Port

Benny Woenardi has 21 years of executive experience in managing logi stics facilities, support services and port activities. He designed, developed and manages Ci karang Dry Port, the first fully fledged dry port in Indonesia. He reorganizes and set quality standards in operation to reduce cost, lower turnover, to achieve Q-C-D (Quality – Cost – Delivery), to comply with safety requirement (QHSE). He showed his leadership by providing t raining programs, improving morale and building mutual respects among the st affs. He also holds various positions in industry associations; Director of Supply Chai n Asia for Indonesia, General Vice Chairman of Indonesia Port Corporation Association (ABUPI – Asosiasi Badan Usaha Pelabuhan Indonesia), Head of Logistics Park & Area Committee in Indonesia Chambers of Commerce.

Partners

Host Port Sponsor
Port Amtwerp

 

Global Partner

 

Global Risk Sponsor
Morocco Transport Ministry

 

Bronze Sponsor
INFORM

 

Supporting Partners
IPCSA Clecat The European Federation of Inland Ports

 

Media Partners
africanbusinesscom actualida Petrofinder
Global Maritime Hub Show Me Transport Shipping and Marine Events
Port Technology Ship2Shore2 3plnews
worldoils Baltic Transport Journal Harbours Review
Maritime Russia www.SHIP2YARD.com SHIP EQUIPMENT - Equip4Ship.com
POLAND maritime.com.pl    

Networking

Networking Opportunities included at PFI Antwerp: Port Amtwerp

In addition to the conference, PFI thank our host, the Port of Antwerp, for the exciting networking opportunities they are offering. These will be open to all delegates and include a Walking Tour of Antwerp, followed by a Drinks Reception in the Town Hall. The second day will deliver a delicious lunch on board a boat tour of Antwerp's beautiful canals. As a delegate you will automatically be registered to all of these – giving you even more opportunities to network and continue your valuable discussions with fellow delegates and speakers.

Town Hall
  • 19 April - Informal "Icebreaker" drinks at 19:30 at the Hilton Old Town
  • 20 April - Walking tour of Antwerp immediately after the conference Day 1, before the Networking reception at Antwerp Town hall which will be hosted by the president of Antwerp Port Authority and Vice Mayor of the City of Antwerp, Mr Marc Van Peel.
  • 21 April - Scenic lunch boat tour of Antwerp after the conferences finishes on Day 2.

Conference functions:

Day 1 - Conference to close at 1740 followed by Walking Tour then Drinks Reception in Antwerp Town Hall.

Day 2 - Conference to close at 1200 followed by Lunch and Boat Tour
Walking distance from the Port House. Walking from the Port House at 12h15 to the boat.

Place of departure: Quay 14
Address: Kattendijkdok-oostkaai, 2000 Antwerp.

For more information, and to ensure you are registered to take part in the essential networking functions, please contact joanne@portfinanceinternational.com

Delegate Info

We are looking forward to welcoming you to PFI Antwerp. PFI will be able to help you with any requirements and questions you might have. Please note that delegates are responsible for their own visa, travel and accommodation requirements.

For any help please contact joanne@portfinanceinternational.com

Conference location: Antwerp Port House

Badge & materials: Your conference badge and all other conference materials will be available for collection from the registration desk on the morning of the conference.

Conference timings:

Day 1 - 20 April
0830 Registration and Welcome Coffee
0900 - 1730 Conference
1730 Walking Tour of Antwerp followed by
1740 Evening Reception at Antwerp Town Hall
Day 2 - 21 April
0830 Welcome Coffee
0930 - 1245 Conference and Conclusions
1200 - 1445 Boat Tour and Lunch

Conference functions: All registered delegates are invited to attend all networking functions. Please contact joanne@portfinanceinternational.com if you are unable to attend.

Conference venue address:
Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Entrepotkaai 1
2000 Antwerp
T +32 (0)3 205 20 11

Click here for a Map of the Venue

Antwerp Port Authority conference venue map:

Conference Venue

Visitor parking:

Visitor parking is available at the junction Londenstraat / Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai.

You can drive onto the parking lot via Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai. This car park is protected by a barrier for which one must enter an access code. The code to operate the barrier for the parking space is 0967E.

Walking time from the visitor parking to the Port House is approximately 3 minutes.

Map

Accommodation:

1) Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32, Antwerp B2000, Belgium
www.antwerp.hilton.com

Port Finance International has secured preferential rates for the conference from 17–23 April.

Single room @ 191.00 EUR per room per night, including breakfast.

Please use the link to book your accommodation.
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/ANRHITW-GPORA-20160417/index.jhtml

Nonrefundable and pre-payment needed to secure special rate.

Please note: these rates are only available for a limited time until 20th March.

2) Radissonblu Astrid Hotel Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 7, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: +32 3 203 1381

Port Finance International room available from 18-22 April.

  • Single rooms are available @ 149.00 EUR per room per night, including breakfast.
  • Double rooms are available @ 159.00 EUR per room per night, including breakfast.

Rates are Bookable* for following night(s): April 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st

Please download the form and email back to the hotel (meetings.astrid.antwerp@radissonblu.com) or fax +32 3 203 1275.

City tax is not included and will be charged at 2,39 EUR per person per night.

Alternative Accommodation if you miss the cut off deadlines:

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels. https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MPUQB

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, our dedicated concierge. If you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quoting Special Reference Code W-MPUQB (Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com) - she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.


Travel

Public Transportation

The bus stops Tunnelplaats, Noorderplaats, Londenstraat and Felixarchief are served by lines:
1, 13, 19, 28, 31, 35 to 37, 68, 123, N62, N77, N86, 501 to 503, 600 to 670, 720 to 776.
More information is available at www.delijn.be/en.

Velo Antwerp

Velo Station 133 is located in front of the Port House.
More information is available at www.velo-antwerpen.be.

Please check before you travel: Brussels Airlines flies to Antwerp

As a result of the tragic terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport all Brussels Airline Activity will be halted on the site. Some of these flights are deviated towards Antwerp Airport. The connections will be provided on a day by day basis, depending on the flight availability. You can find more details about those flights under the section "departures/arrivals" on this website or through the link to the Brussels Airlines website.

Due to the new security measures, passengers are advised to come earlier to the airport, by means of public transport or drop-off by friends/relatives."

Register

Online registrations for this event have now closed, but you can still register at the event reception desk from 08.00am on Wednesday, 20 April

15% discount for 2 or more delegates booked from the same company. Must be booked at the same time.

Members of our Association partners are entitled to a special 30% discount on the delegate price. Please ensure you quote the Association partner when booking.

Your delegate place includes access to the conference, 3 high level networking functions (Opening Icebreaker Drinks, Gala Reception at Antwerp Town Hall, and closing Lunch & Boat Tour), and access to the conference materials post event.

If you would like more information, or to discuss group attendance, please contact joanne@portfinanceinternational.com

*Please note you may be asked for proof of company.

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