September 18 - 20, 2017
Hamburg, Germany
Vice President, Rail and Intermodal
AFMS Logistics Management Group
EU Logistics Procurement Manager
Hexion BV

I am currently the Director for Logistics Procurement EU and responsible for the Hexion Strategy for Global Marine and Air. I bring a substantial experience, knowledge and expertise in managing Global Ocean volume, air freight, domestic bulk transport, packed shipment (LTL and FTL), rail, warehousing, terminals and barging options.
Hexion, the world's largest producer of thermoset resins and the leader in adhesive and structural resins and coatings, with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Hexion offers the broadest range of thermoset resin technologies and unmatched technical support - and provides them around the globe.

Prior to Hexion, I worked for Akzo-Nobel Netherlands, for over 27 years in various Transportation, Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain and being the safety advisor for Dangerous Goods shipments.

I live with my wife Gerty in Zwijndrecht, NL

Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, Maritime & Trade
IHS Markit

Chris Brooks is executive editor of The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. He oversees editorial content in The Journal of Commerce magazine and programming for the JOC's six annual conferences and multiple webinars. He also works closely with the online team focusing on A 30-year company veteran, Chris's career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and managing numerous websites. He also oversees the magazine's 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. He holds a bachelor's in journalism from Lock Haven University.

New York Shipping Exchange
General Manager, Asia
Henry Bath Singapore PTE Ltd.
Managing Director, Europe, Turkey and North Africa
BDP International NV

Yves Letange, a career professional of more than 30 years in the international transportation and logistics industry, has performed in a variety of strategic, operational and management capacities for multi-national chemical, healthcare and retail clients.

He joined BDP in 2004 and is based at the company's regional headquarters in Antwerp. Reporting to BDP's President & Global Chief Operating Officer, Mike Andaloro, Mr. Letange is responsible for operations and customer service in Europe, Turkey & North Africa. He collaborates with BDP clients in the design, planning and implementation of logistics process management solutions, which are often deployed in connection with BDP's Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) practice.

During his career at BDP, Mr. Letange had been the driving force in the development of BDP's presence in the EUNAT region, year-over- year double digit growth in his region and a client base that includes 8 out of the top 10 global chemical companies.

BDP's European operations include international freight forwarding; Customs brokerage and regulatory compliance; air, ground and sea transportation; warehousing; lead/fourth party logistics; and logistics information services. It serves clients in the chemical, healthcare, biotechnology, automotive aftermarket, metals, plant construction and electrical equipment industries.

Container Trades Statistics
Head of Europe Services
Maersk Line
President and Founder
Founder and CEO
Senior Director, Content
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Peter Tirschwell is senior director of content at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce,, IHS Fairplay, Dredging & Port Construction, Safety at Sea, PIERS maritime trade data and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in IHS Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20-plus-year career with the company, which began in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce.

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer,
FreightHub GmbH
Head of Global Labour Relations
APM Terminals