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Global Trends & Economic Impacts on Breakbulk

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Global Trends & Economic Impacts on Breakbulk

Find out more about the latest trends, trade flows, opportunities & barriers to trade, and the overall economic outlook for breakbulk projects?

Hear from industry experts Roy van Eijsden, CEO - Ballast Nedam International Projects, Matthew Watkins, Principal Analyst, CRU Group and Wim Dillen, International Development Manager, Port of Antwerp.

  • What have been the main challenges posed by Covid 19, and what have been the lessons learnt?
  • Despite challenging times what are the opportunities for growth?
  • What does the international trade landscape look like now that we are experiencing less global, more regional trends?
  • What are the barriers to international trade?
  • How are trade flows impacted by global trends?
  • How is the decarbonisation agenda impacting trade flows?
  • Why good port infrastructure plays an ever more important role in successful economic developments – finding creative solutions to the current challenges

Join the conversation and put your questions to our expert panel during this webinar bought to you by the leading maritime focused breakbulk event, AntwerpXL.

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  • Guest speaker
    Roy van Eijsden CEO @ Ballast Nedam International Projects

    Roy is the CEO of Ballast Nedam International Projects, which is part of Ronesans Holding. The group comprises of 75,000 employees and is one of the largest construction companies in Europe. In addition to traditional construction activities, the group includes a dedicated investment team that sp...

  • Guest speaker
    Wim Dillen International Development Manager @ Port of Antwerp

    After learning the ropes of maritime forwarding at several renowned Antwerp Forwarding companies, Wim Dillen worked for close to 28 years in the non-ferrous metals industry, where he held several managerial functions and headed international supply chain teams up to 50 people. Wim Dillen saw a ...

  • Guest speaker
    Matthew Watkins Principal Analyst @ CRU Group

    Matt Watkins is CRU’s European flat Steel analyst and the Editor of the Global Steel Trade Service and Steel Plate Market Outlook. In the early 2000s he spent five years at CRU, initially working across commodities in the Consulting team and subsequently joining the Steel team as an analyst. Foll...