Eco-Innovation in the channel ports

Business 2 Business (B2B) event ECO-INNOVATION IN THE CHANNEL PORTS being organised by the Port de Calais on Thursday 9th February 2012

In the time it takes to make the crossing between Calais and Dover, come and discover the innovations that boost port logistics and meet innovative companies from the sector during a unique networking opportunity afloat.



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The program of the 9th of February, 2012.

10h00        Welcome at Calais Ferry-Terminal

Place: terminal restaurant on 2nd Floor

10h30        Optional: visit to Calais Port.

10h45        Start of registration of participants at Calais Ferry-terminal

11h00        End of registration of participants

11h30        Visit to the Ferry Terminal

12h00        Last embarkation on board of the P&O Ferry  – Spirit of Britain


Channel– Networking : agenda

12h15        Welcome and introduction –

Jean Marc Puissesseau, president of the CCI Côte d’Opale, Wim Stubbe, lead-partner of the PATCH project.

12h30        Presentations

° Richard Tuffs, director of ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network): EU funds and opportunities for Eco-innovation (Ecolink+)

°  Tom Van Den Noortgaete (Royal Haskoning Belgium):” which new energies for the ports of tomorrow ? Study of the opportunities for the development and the use of renewable energy at the port of Calais.”

13h00        Round table debate, introduced by Jacques Hennebel

Theme : « Eco-innovation in the infrastructure and the logistics for the ports of the future.”  With the active participation of:

–         Marilyn Verbauwhede, Director Bouygues Construction (F), responsable for port and maritime infrastructure, utilization of new materials in maritime infrastructure

–         Patrick Miton, SOHO, Architecture et Urbanisme (F), multimodal logistic zone Calais-Premier

–         Didier Caudard-Breille, DCB International (F),  promotor of the multimodal logistic zone Calais-Premier

–         Philippe Faucoeur, RMR Industries (F), engineering of « cold ironing »-systems

–         Ian Saunders, D5 Architects (UK), development of Zero-emission terminal at the port of Portsmouth

–         Paul Stoelinga, Deerns Consulting Engineers (NL),  Sea-water technologies

–         Emmanuel Timmermans, NV REBO (B), business development manager of the terminal for the wind-energy and the offshore industry

–         Thierry Monier, EGIS EAU (F), port construction and development of bio-diversity.


14h15           Lunch cocktail

14h45           Networking –  B2B – meeting the port-partners of

Patch and  the entrepreneurs from Belgium, France, the Netherlands  and the UK, active in the field of : port construction, port engineering, construction of warehouses, energy, lighting, multimodal engineering, cranes and gantries, energy efficiency, etc..

16h20           Return to the port of Calais

16h30           End of the day

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