Alexander Verbeek is an independent advisor and public speaker on global issues related to climate, security, water, food, energy, and resources and collaborates with governments, businesses, think tanks and civil society agencies. He is an Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) as well as at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and a World Fellow at Yale University. Alexander has worked as a diplomat and Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is on the board of advisors of several international environmental initiatives. He ranks sixth in the Top-10 Climate Change Thought Leaders in the social media.

Port of Amsterdam International
Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Managing Director of Port of Amsterdam International
Nieuwenhuizen will share insights coming from the Port of Amsterdam’s international experiences and collaborations, in particular with respect to port development.

KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute)
Rob van Dorland
Senior Advisor Climate
Van Dorland will address the effects of climate change, most notably melting ice caps and rising sea levels in the session Climate change and its impact on dredging.

Port of Rotterdam
André van Hassent
Assetmanager Ports & Fairways
Van Hassent will zoom in on sustainability in dredging contracts.

Royal HaskoningDHV
Mark van Zanten
Senior Project Manager Water
Van Zanten will discuss sustainable land reclamation in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines in the light of climate change. Aspects covered will be flood risk management, climate adaptation and the polder alternative.

Richard Brakenhoff
Industry Analyst
Outlook: Waiting for the Next ‘Suez-Sized’ Project

Royal IHC
Erik van der Blom
Research & Development Manager
The future of dredging: sustainable vessels and equipment

Olivier Marcus
Product Director Dredging
Developing New Ideas and Technologies at DTC

Van Oord
Maurice de Kok
Business Development Manager
de Kok will take part in the session; Which current trends are your best friends?

Van Oord
Sander Dekker
Sustainability Manager
Dekker will take part in the session: Climate change and its impact on dredging.

National Marine Dredging Company
John Mackenzie
Business Development Director

Alia Instruments & Imotec
Jan Peters
Managing Director
Peters will take par in the thematical session: Dredging for clean energy

FMO – Dutch Development Bank
Louis Strydom
Business Development Manager – Project Development
Strydom will take part in the thematical session: Solutions and funding

Rob van der Hage
Manager North sea Infrastructure

Chittagong Port Authority
Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal, BSP, ndc, psc,

Jan De Nul & PIANC 
Ine Moulaert
Senior Engineer Marine Environmental Department & Member PIANC Working Group on Climate Change Adaption




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