• Blockchain for Transport & Logistics: Hype or Opportunity?

  • November 3rd, Auditorium BNP Paribas Fortis, Antwerp

  • November 3rd CSCMP Benelux organized an afternoon and evening packed with innovative business information, inspiring case studies, start-up workshops and smart networking around the hot topic of “Blockchain for Transport & Logistics”.

    Over 125 professionals from 9 countries gathered to connect, educate and develop themselves on the topic of Blockchain. The CSCMP Benelux team will soon publish an event report. 

  • Background

    “Blockchain” may well be one of the most intriguing but also the most confusing technologies ever to have entered the logistics industry. First introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, the “Blockchain” is an anonymous [...]

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  • Aim of the conference

    With this conference, CSCMP Benelux together with a large number of conference partners, aimed for the first time to introduce, explain and demystify what Blockchain can (or cannot) mean for the Transport and Logistics industry. Moreover, during conference we achieved to bring together potential “supply and demand” of Transport & Logistics Blockchain knowledge and solutions, with the ambition to facilitate and accelerate Blockchain business adoption, applied research, start-up activity and pilot projects in the Benelux.













    Registration & coffee




    Conference welcome & introduction

    Jeroen Bolt, President CSCMP Benelux

    Alain Verschueren, BNP Paribas Fortis



    General introduction to Blockchain

    Sam Wouters, Duval Union Consulting



    CSCMP HotTopics- Blockchain in the Supply Chain

    Enrico Camerinelli, Aite Group



    Blockchain implications for Supply Chain Management - a view on invoicing

    Pepijn Groen, Innopay



    Coffee break




    Blockchain trust, business models & applications

    Marc Sel, PwC



    Blockchain and the influence on corporate governance from a governmental perspective

    Ad Kroft, Dutch Digital Delta



    Panel discussion: How will Blockchain impact supply chain management?

    Moderator: Adrian Samuel, US Bank/ Elavon



    Walking dinner & networking




    Parallel Breakout Session 1 (duplicated in next time block)




    Case study: Blockchain application for container logistics in the Port of Antwerp

    Nico Wauters,  T-Mining



    Case study: Blockchain: Some Trade Finance Use Cases

    Eric Henry and Alain Verschueren, BNP Paribas Fortis



    Case study: Blockchain in Transport, concrete use cases

    Martijn Siebrand, Dinalog






    Parallel Breakout Session 2 (duplicate from first time block)




    Case study: Digital trade chain for SMEs

    Chantal Vanhaute, KBC; Marc Vandermolen, KBC



    Case study: Blockchain Fieldlab Rotterdam

    Aljosja Beije, BeSCOPE



    Case study: Gatechain: a Swiss start-up for Electronic Trade Documents and Smart Supply Finance with Blockchain. Thomas Kofler, Symmetry Services AG/Gatechain



    Networking drink



    End of conference



  • Conference concept:

    The plenary afternoon sessions will provide up-to-date information and “demystification” of what Blockchain really is and what it can mean for the Transport & Logistics industry. The parallel evening sessions will be interactive breakouts and workshops focused on specific logistics case studies or business opportunities. 

    The conference is open and vendor neutral. If you also have an interesting story or showcase to present, please contact us and we may still add you to the evening program.

    Target audience:

    This conference is intended for business professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, policymakers, lawyers and investors active in supply chain management, logistics services, transport, freight forwarding, international trade, customs, port authorities and financial and insurance services. No specific technical knowledge is required.

    This event will focus on Blockchain business challenges and opportunities rather than on technical aspects. This means ICT, software and technology professionals are very welcome, but they are not the primary target audience. Idem for academics and students.

    The working language of the conference will be English.

    Dress code: come as you are.


    Auditorium BNP Paribas Fortis, Meir 48 (entrance Wapper, just around the corner) 2000 Antwerp (plan your route with Google Maps).

    Parking at the venue is not possible and we encourage you to use public transport.  Metro Station “Meir” is right opposite the venue, Antwerp Central Station is ca. 1 km away. There are also several public parkings nearby. 

    Participation fee: 

    -         CSCMP Benelux and VIB members:    75 EUR

    -         CSCMP Benelux non-members:        120 EUR 

    -         Student discount on member or non-member pricing is 50 EUR, so 25 EUR for members and 70 EUR for non-members.

    Payable in advance by bank transfer to Stichting CSCMP Benelux (ironically we can’t accept Bitcoins yet). CSCMP Benelux is a “Stichting zonder Winstoogmerk” so we don’t charge VAT. An invoice will be provided.