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StocExpo 2016 returned to Antwerp on 15-17 March 2016 after two years in Rotterdam.

150 exhibitors were packed into Antwerp Expo, bringing together the very best in the international bulk liquid sector.

Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Event Manager, commented: “Once again StocExpo has surpassed all our expectations. The quality of visitors was exceptional and we are thrilled to announce that 72% of our exhibitors rebooked stands live on the show floor, highlighting just how important the event is for suppliers and buyers. A big thank you to all who attended. We also had great delegate feedback on the conference programme and its mix of global and local talks. It is a shame to have closed the 2016 chapter, but it does mean we can focus on making next year’s show even better. Make sure you mark the 28-30 March 2017 in your calendar now, it is not one to miss!”

Gil Anukov, General Manager at Gil Engineering visiting the show, remarked: “This is not my first StocExpo, but it is my first in Antwerp. It has been such a success and I would say perhaps the best yet!”

The StocExpo conference programme featured 28 speakers including experts from Vopak, the Port of Antwerp, Botlek Tank Terminal, VOTOB, Gulf Petrochem and the Port of Tarragona.

Amongst the speakers was Eduard J. Smits, Manufacturing IT, MES at Accenture, who remarked: “As much as we might not like it, data is becoming more important to us every day. We need to adjust to today’s real-time processes, and create a culture where everyone within an organisation trusts each other, in order to move forward.”

John McVay, Managing Director for Energy at IHS Consulting, who chaired the conference, commented: “I have been lucky enough to witness every presentation at this year’s show. The talks have been interesting, educational and highly-interactive, covering a broad and varied range of topics. It has addressed a wide audience, exceeding all of the delegate expectations. StocExpo 2016 has been the best yet.”

StocExpo’s exhibition also featured the newest technologies.

  • Endegs launched its new range of Mobile Vapor Combustors.
  • Chubb Ajax unveiled its E-FOAM systems.
  • Implico previewed its new OpenTAS.
  • Scully Systems displayed its new Intellitrol2 Overfill Prevention, Static Ground Proving and Vehicle Identification Control System.

After a hugely successful show Alec Keeler, Managing Director at Loadtec Engineered Systems, said: “We have far exceeded our own expectations of how busy we would be, in terms of quality visitors expressing real and current demands for our products and services.”

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