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Speaker Partners

Below you can see the speaker partners of the Cargo Innovation Conference 2018, which took place on June 7, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

kpmg nederland programKPMG operates as a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

Member firms’ clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

KPMG member firms can be found in 155 countries. Collectively they employ more than 162,000 people across a range of disciplines.

Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever we operate we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice.

ing bank programING’s strengths include a well-known brand that is positively recognised in many markets, a strong financial position, our international network and omnichannel distribution strategy. Not to mention our efforts to contribute to a sustainable world. ING is among the leading banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World) and is included in the FTSE4Good index.

ING Group shares are listed in Amsterdam (INGA NA, INGA.AS), Brussels and New York (ADRs: ING US, ING.N).

valenciaportValenciaport Foundation was founded in April 2004 at the initiative of the Port Authority of Valencia and other institutions within the Valencia Region. The Foundation is a non-profit entity conceived as a centre for research, training and cooperation at the service of all agents involved in the transport and logistics sector, and particularly in port and sea transport activities. The principal objective of the Valenciaport Foundation is to network the port-logistics community, constantly improving its human resources so the services offered by the Valenciaport cluster have the quality levels that allow us to continue being leaders in the Mediterranean.
fontys logo programWith more than 44,000 students and 4,400 employees, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) is the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands.

In the city of Eindhoven, various Engineering programs can be followed that lead to the international Bachelor of Science degree. For example Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Engineering Physics.

create it realDanish R&D center specialised in 3D printing technologies. High speed and secured printing, on-demand 3D printers, consulting.

3D printing technology experts based in Aalborg, the old Danish “Silicon Valley”, the Create It REAL international team is made up of experts in 3D printing technologies, electronics, 3D graphics and mechanics. We are professionals with a very good understanding of the intellectual property issues and opportunities around the additive manufacturing technology. We have experience in high technology product development and we are well aware of the need for flexible and easy to use solutions.

xomnia programXomnia your Big Data Partner, “we are a team of Data scientists and Big Data engineers empowering organizations to create maximum value out of data by using artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and big data platforms.
We are the leading Dutch big data company. We excel in generating value from data by developing, integrating and maintaining your big data platforms and predictive solutions. We deliver long-term data science and big data engineering capacity through our traineeships. To summarize, we support organizations in becoming data-driven by offering big data projects, consultancy, traineeships, training, and Data Lab services.
accerion programMobile robots make many industries more efficient and safe today but especially Logistics. Customers up their demands, so suppliers have to work faster and cheaper. Resulting in a high need for efficiency and mobility.

These factors are highly influenced by digitizing and robotics. We have developed a product that ensures these mobile robots can by truly autonomous and mobile, without infrastructure, indoors!

Shipping Factory is an innovative shipping company based in Papendrecht with a staff of 21 members spread over 3 modern inland ships, specialized in container transport between seaports and the European inland. Each year Shipping Factory ships around 100.000 containers between Rotterdam, Antwerp, the Ruhr District, Düsseldorf, and Cologne. All this in association with their business partner Neska containerline.
GenzaiGenzai B.V. provides solutions for companies based on Artificial Intelligence technologies.

We help you to improve the performance of your processes using data-analytics and artificial intelligence. We follow a fact-based DMAIC approach, analyse your data and create new insights using Lean Six-Sigma, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Data Visualisation. We work with the people in your organisation, jointly develop ideas for process improvement, and assist in implementing them. We focus on delivering real business value for you!

DITSSThe foundation Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security (DITSS) was founded by two cities, two universities, three regional economic development institutions, a Regional Crime Prevention Institute and several companies in the Netherlands as. Together with its business partners and Alliances, it is now the biggest safety & security cluster of the South of the Netherlands.
Through the DITSS cluster, companies, local governments and knowledge institutions work together on technological and social innovations in the fields of Safety & Security in the public and private domain. In many cases a solution for safety issues can be found in technological developments, and often, it requires an approach using experiences and insights from the fields of psychology, sociology and other behavioural sciences. For this purpose, several operational field labs have been organized and executed.
logo bird & bird programBird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1200 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, we’re ready to help you wherever you are in the world. There are three key things that set Bird & Bird apart from its competitors; our deep industry knowledge, excellence in client service and international reach.
Our 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners, spread across Europe, The Middle East and Asia, use their passion and insight to connect with our clients’ vision and help them to achieve real commercial advantage.
3d-spareparts programSpareParts3D provides on-demand and distributed production of spare parts and small-to-medium volumes production. We digitize spare parts inventory, and enable to produce them anywhere, anytime, in the shortest delay, leveraging our worldwide network of 3D printers. Our solutions drastically cuts your warehousing costs, and shortens the supply chain. Additive manufacturing enables you to produce on-demand and locally, and we believe it is a game-changer for the industry.
embry riddle programEmbry-Riddle’s degrees in Unmanned Systems focus on the emerging industry by addressing topics including policy design, ethics, and systems management. Students will gain knowledge in many areas that contribute to the successful operation of missions supported by unmanned systems along a spectrum of autonomy levels – from remote-controlled to human-supervised to fully autonomous. Embry-Riddle has been a pioneering institution in the field of unmanned and robotics education, and its Master of Science in Unmanned Systems degree provides students with an education focused on the application, development, and management of unmanned systems, policies and regulations, and related technology necessary to support the growing and dynamic needs of the industry.
PUCAThe Platform Unmanned Cargo Air5craft was founded by the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2011.

The aim of PUCA is to stimulate development of unmanned cargo aircraft.

Members are manufacturers, academic institutions and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Kenya, USA and other countries.

prorail programProRail is responsible for the railway network in the Netherlands. Together with carriers, we are committed 24/7 to ensure that passengers and goods reach their destination safely and on time. We want to make the rail network safer, more reliable, punctual and more sustainable and work on it every day. We always do this with attention to our influence on the environment and society.
rotterdam business schoolRotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international business school of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. International business is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School (RBS). Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught bachelor and master programmes. Education, business placements, exchange programmes and practical research projects; they are all aimed at preparing our students for a career in international business. Real-life business cases provided by international companies are at the heart of many courses. They challenge our students to learn to act quickly and decisively, and to base their decisions on growing experience and healthy reflection.
babbler, logoBabbler is a next generation seal for supply chains.

Simple to use, Babbler is an innovative solution for supply chain monitoring which includes a temperature and shock log.

Media Partners

Below you can find the media partners of the Cargo Innovation Conference 2018:

UAV DigestThe UAV Digest is a weekly audio program devoted to unmanned aerial vehicles and systems. Each week we discuss the latest industry developments and trends for both commercial and recreational uses of drones.

We examine the expanding applications for UAS, including: precision agriculture, photography and videography, structure inspection, search and rescue, first response, law enforcement, package delivery, mapping and surveying, oil and gas, and many others.

Air Cargo WorldAir Cargo World, published in the United States, is an air logistics magazine and is edited for shippers and others involved with the worldwide transport and delivery of perishables and manufactured goods. Its readership consists of logistics professionals, airline and airport executives, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others who manage or purchase transportation products and services within the airfreight supply chain.

The monthly magazine’s editorial purpose is to provide the reader with insightful information by way of data analysis, feature articles, and in-depth coverage of events and trends affecting their business and the airfreight logistics industry. With more than 20,000 subscribers located in 184 countries, Air Cargo World maintains the largest circulation of any magazine in the air cargo category.

AircargopediaAIRCARGOPEDIA ( ) is the world’s first online air cargo encyclopedia and 24/7 e-platform for vendors of specialized air cargo products, services and solutions catering to the US$64 billion+ global air cargo industry.
As the air cargo business moves away from “general cargo” to highly specialized cargo product verticals, traditional suppliers will need to re-define their business offerings to cater to this increasingly sophisticated market. The new air cargo professional, will need to become a “specialist” rather than a “generalist. AIRCARGOPEDIA is designed to help create more air cargo “specialists”.
Drones MonthlyDrones Monthly Magazine covers the massive growth of the drone industry, capturing the latest product releases, reviews and projects focusing on UAV’S, quadcopter and all multirotor drones.

With Drones now becoming a common site around the world, the magazine promotes the innovative and positive image of such technology, whether you are an experienced enthusiast, aerial photographer, or just simply looking for your first drone the publication has something for everyone. The latest digital edition of Drones Monthly is now available to view now, Click here to subscribe today for free! With a free basic and premium magazine subscriptions Drones Monthly caters for all enthusiasts at a competitive level.

Harbours reviewThe Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free on-line European ports database as well as quarterly E-zines with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.

The port database is updated with new entries to gather in one-place often scattered data about the European harbours’ main features, such as the number of terminals and their specialisation, technical parameters (e.g. water depth or total land area), statistics on cargo & passenger volumes as well as much more in case of partner ports.

The portal’s offer is boosted by the E-zines, distributed via our newsletter every quarter to over 15,000+ subscribers all over the European Union together with the latest port database updates and info on partnership events.

GeoConnexionGeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more.

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Registration Partner

Tikcit is an online registration platform.
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you: Tikcit, event experiences.

Tikcit is the first ever platform that enables you to help you organising your event from ticketing to all features you require. Tikcit offers all basic features but the strength of it is that Tikcit enables you to connect many tools from other partners to optimize the organisation of your event.

So don’t wait and start using Tikcit and offer the best services for your attendees / customers and get the most benefit out of your event. Contact us for more information.

Association Partner

LiofLIOF—the Limburg Development and Investment Company—is the regional development and investment company responsible for the Dutch province of Limburg.

LIOF was established in 1975 and is headquartered in Maastricht. Our purpose is to develop this province’s economy and its business climate.

Our Core Activities:

  • We provide venture capital to innovative and potentially viable small to midsized companies
  • We stimulate knowledge-driven and innovative projects created by small to midsized companies
  • We acquire foreign investors and perform investor development for established companies.

LIOF is the executive body for the Dutch Province of Limburg and its communities to attract new companies to Limburg. In close partnership, LIOF coordinates Limburg’s lead generation in industry and logistics through the NFIA and HIDC networks and other lead generation through LIOF’s public and commercial networks.

Content Partners

Below you can see the content partners of the Cargo Innovation Conference 2018, which took place on June 7, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

SMART Logistics Centre Venlo is a unique overall concept in which businesses work together with the government and educational institutions to strengthen the European logistic hotspot. Within SMART Logistics Centre Venlo, parties unite to optimally facilitate existing logistics companies and those still to be established. Businesses take the lead.

The Venlo region is a Top Logistic Region with excellent intermodal facilities (rail, road and barge) which excels in warehousing and logistics.
It is therefore not surprising that a large number of international logistics service providers have chosen to locate in this region. Furthermore, the region has prestigious logistics SMEs. This combination of companies encourages an innovative environment and a strong economic framework for a key logistics hub where businesses want to locate.

KennisDC LogistiekKennisDC Logistiek; Source of Talent and Innovation

Dutch network Campus for innovation inside logistics. Bundling and connecting education, entrepreneurs and governments. The Logistics Centre of Expertise is a national partnership of six Universities of Applied Sciences that offer logistic studies. Their working title being KennisDC Logistiek. These KennisDCs are organised on a regional basis, with the national cooperation forming a powerful network. This network is based upon the combined forces of knowledge and expertise.

Objectives of KennisDC Logistiek:
1. Valorisation & business development for companies
2. Know-how creation & sharing
3. Renewing education.

KennisDC Logistiek ensures that companies and institutions are instantly supported with applied knowledge. Through interaction within and with the logistics field and the national knowledge institutions, The KennisDC’s can use each other’s expertise in a more clever way, which enables them to properly match supply and demand between business and education. Each KennisDC is the pivot in a regional logistics knowledge infrastructure and has its own spearheads but with a broad logistics basis.