PEFTEC 2015 (the petroleum, refining and environmental technologies conference and exhibition) has announced a partnership with the Port of Antwerp. PEFTEC organiser Marcus Pattison says: “This is a major announcement because the Port of Antwerp is the leading European integrated maritime and logistics hub and the second largest seaport in Europe. As such, the port is situated at the heart of Europe’s industrial community, so the support of the Port of Antwerp is a major boost for the show, providing visitors and exhibitors with confidence that PEFTEC 2015 will be an essential date in the diaries of anyone involved with monitoring, sampling and analysis in the petrochemical field.”
Taking place on the 18th and 19th November 2015, at the Antwerp Expo centre, PEFTEC will be situated at the centre of the world’s largest cluster of petrochemical companies outside of the United Sates. The world’s 10 largest chemical producers are present in Antwerp, either with their supply chain or with a production unit, so the area is a magnet for world trade. Companies with major facilities in the Port of Antwerp include BASF, Air Liquide, Monsanto, Bayer and 3M, and both Total and ExxonMobil have refineries in the port.
As a partner in PEFTEC 2015, the Port of Antwerp will help publicise the show locally and provide speakers for the main conference.