November 18, 2021 (All day) to November 19, 2021 (All day)
Antwerp, Belgium


The programme will include the European Warehouse Forum session (for warehouse members only), an educational workshop, networking functions and facility visits:


Thursday 18 November

  • 14:00-16:00      European Warehouse Forum (restricted)

Sponsored by Wagner Fire Safety and SSI Schäfer 

  • 16:00-16:30      Networking Break
  • 16:30-18:00      Cold Chain Workshop: Disruptions In Supply Chains & Outlook For The Future

Presented and moderated by Dr. Bob Castelein*, Project Leader Supply Chain at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

  • 18:30-22:30      Cold Chain Connection Reception & Dinner


Friday 19 November

Sponsored by Fortdress Group GmbH & SSI Schäfer

Supported by Partner Port of Antwerp


  • 8:00-12:00 – Industry Facility Visits:
    • Luik Natie cold store and its Tesla Megapack for carbon-neutral operations
    • Smart pharma house Yusen Logistics
    • Tour of the Port of Antwerp 

 12:00-14:00 – Closing Networking Lunch


About the Speaker

Dr. Bob Castelein works as Scientist/Project Leader Supply Chain Development at Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, performing applied research in the domains of food supply chains and the circular economy. Previously, he obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a dissertation on the handling and transportation of reefer containers through port clusters.