Maritime & Offshore Media Group Navingo will organise the first annual Dredging Today Conference on 9 and 10 October 2017 at Amsterdam RAI. Mark van Zanten will be one of the speakers. The conference is supported by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC).
The 2017 conference theme is Changing Climate, Resilient Business.
Topics include the impact of climate change on the dredging industry, available funds for climate adaptation solutions, changing client demands and future proofing business strategies.
Mark van Zanten, Senior Project Manager Royal HaskoningDHV will be speaking on Monday 9 October 16.00 h on Sustainable land reclamation in South East Asia in the light of climate change: how do 3 different countries in the region consider climate change in their land reclamation projects? Countries addressed will be Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. Aspects covered will be flood risk management, climate adaptation and the polder alternative.
Other speakers are Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen - Port of Amsterdam International, Rob van Dorland - KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), André van Hassent - Port of Rotterdam, Richard Brakenhoff – Rabobank, Erik van der Blom - Royal IHC, Olivier Marcus – DAMEN, Maurice de Kok and Sander Dekker - Van Oord.
Delegates attending this conference can expect a forward-looking agenda with attention for business rather than technology.
The conference is co-located with Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.
About the conference
The world in which the dredging industry operates, is changing. Climate change, global trade developments and shifts in the world’s energy mix are but a few factors with significant impact. But where will the effects of climate change be felt most? And what public funds are available to pay for solutions that can protect vulnerable regions?
We are also witnessing changes in client demands and with these in the role of dredging contractors. What business strategies do we see emerging and ultimately – what makes the dredging industry future proof?
The conference is geared to C-level executives, managing directors, strategy directors, business development directors and other decision makers and influencers working with ministries, port authorities, dredging contractors, engineering companies, supply chain companies and advisory consultants.
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