CTAC Europe 2024 

Apr 17-18, 2024 // Valencia, Spain


CTAC Conference Set to Make Waves in Valencia: Largest Event Yet for Container Terminal Operators in Europe!


CTAC, Europe’s premier content-first conference for container terminal operators, is set to host its largest event yet in Valencia, Spain. With over 250 delegates expected to attend for two days of knowledge-sharing and collaboration, CTAC aims to drive industry efficiency, sustainability, and profitability. This year’s conference will highlight essential CTAC themes while showcasing new projects, technologies, and business practices. 

The event will take place at the Hotel Balneario Las Arenas, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the port of Valencia. Attendees can look forward to a high-spec conference area and engaging networking opportunities in this picturesque setting. Topics include automation, digitalization, sustainability, and intermodality, promising insights into industry advancements and future strategies.

For more information and to register, visit this website.

Hear us Speak!

Rafael Velásquez, the Director of Optimization & Integration at INFORM’s Terminal & Distribution Center Logistics Division

Keynote speaker Rafael Velásquez, is set to deliver an insightful address titled "AI, OR & Y.O.U: Enhanced Operational Efficiency Beyond the Buzzwords." 

With a remarkable career spanning 17 years, Rafael has been deeply involved in optimization projects within the research and IT sectors. Since joining INFORM in 2008, he has been instrumental in advancing optimization solutions within the container terminal industry, leading multiple notable international projects with esteemed clients like GCT, DP World, and TraPac. 

Rafael is a sought-after specialist speaker at both industrial and academic conferences, where he passionately advocates for the real-world opportunities presented by Operations Research and AI. Holding a PhD in Mathematical Optimization from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Rafael brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Beyond his professional pursuits, Rafael is known for his daily ritual of rolling the dice in a game of Backgammon, showcasing his strategic acumen in both work and leisure.. 

Meet us!

Panelist Alex Van Winckel brings over 15 years of profound experience to the table. Alex's career commenced with the pioneering deployment of a Terminal Operating System (TOS) at HHLA's CTB terminal in Hamburg, marking his entry into the intricate realm of terminal operations. 

Over the subsequent decade, he has played a pivotal role in a multitude of optimization projects within the logistics landscape, with a predominant focus on the maritime and intermodal container terminal sectors. His wealth of expertise uniquely positions him to contribute substantively to the discourse on "Optimizing with Artificial Intelligence: Identifying Where AI Can Assist Your Operation." 

Through his participation in the panel, Alex endeavors to share nuanced insights drawn from his extensive experience, elucidating the transformative potential of AI in bolstering operational efficiency and fostering sustainable growth within terminal and distribution center logistics.

Alex Van Winckel the Director of Strategic Relations and Sales at INFORM’s Terminal & Distribution Center Logistics Division 

We'll see you there

Dr. Rafael Velásquez, 

Director Optimization and Integration


Michael Baumert

 Director Maritime

Alex van Winckel

Director Strategic Relations and Sales

Bianca Nießen

Bianca Nießen

Marketing Manager Terminal & Distribution Center Logistics


Sarah Berger

Junior Sales Representative

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