Below you'll find the programme of the conference 

Please note that this conference has already taken place 

Schedule Thursday 12 April 2018 

09:15- 10:00 Registration and coffee 

Morning sessions    

Hubert Bruls,
Mayor of Nijmegen

Morning theme: Healthy and sustainable design 

Plenary sessions

  • 10:00 - 10:05: Opening | Deirdre Casella, chair
  • 10:05 - 10:20: Welcome to Nijmegen | Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen
  • 10:20 - 10:40: Green Capital Nijmegen and the 'Room for the Waal River' Project | Paul Goedknegt, City urbanist for the city of Nijmegen
  • 10:40 - 10:45: Video Message | Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries      
  • 10:45 - 11:05: The Urban Agenda for the EU: A Smart, Green and Inclusive Multilevel Experiment | Nicolaas Beets, Dutch Special Urban Envoy; Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
  • 11:05 - 11:15: Q&A with audience
  • 11:15 - 11:30: Walk to the workshop rooms & coffee/tea break

 Workshops from 11:30 to 12:30

  • Climate change mitigation in a port city – Potential and orientation
    Astrid Jochum | City of Duisburg 
  • Zero emission transport
    Bert de Groot | BCTN
    Remco Hoogma | City of Nijmegen
  • Ghent Canal Zone Project: 25 years of growth of the Port of Ghent, 25 years of improving environmental quality
    Veerle De Bock | Head of operations Ghent Canal Zone and East Flanders Environmental Planning department
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in inland shipping: presenting the Hydrogen Roadmap
    Jaco Reijerkerk & Klaas Visser | TU Delft

Lunch from 12:30 to 13:15

Afternoon sessions

Ruud Koornstra,
National Energy Commissioner (NL) 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
Dutch Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management

Afternoon theme: Renewable fuels and sustainable energy supply on the quay 

Plenary sessions

  • 13:15 - 13:25Highlights and reflections on the morning
  • 13:25 - 13:30:  Welcome to the Minister and signers of the declaration | Harriët Tiemens, Alderman Mobility, Sustainability, Finance of Nijmegen about being the European Green Capital and the importance of clean shipping for Nijmegen
  • 13:30 - 13:40:  A future-proof logistics and distribution network | Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • 13:40 - 13:50:  Introduction of the EU Green Capital Declaration | Ruud Koornstra, National Energy Commissioner 
  • 13:50 - 14:20:  Presentation and signing of the EU Green Capital Declaration 'on smart and healthy inland ports and regions and inland shipping sector' | Ruud Koornstra, National Energy Comissioner 
  • 14:20  - 14:30:  Green Corridor, reducing emissions from transport | Jan Kempers, Program Manager Sustainable Development Supply Chain Services Heineken and Bert van Grieken, director Multimodal NedCargo
  • 14.30 - 15:00:  Walk to the workshop rooms & coffee/tea break

Workshops from 15:00 to 16:00

  • Design-based research on the potential for inland ports
    Florian Boer | De Urbanisten
  • Presenting a new breaktrough technology for storing hydrogen as powder
    Klaas Visser | TU Delft
    Jan-Willem Kelder
    Chair Advisory Board H2Fuel Holding
  • How to proceed with shorepower? 
    Erik Lubberding | City of Nijmegen
    Jan Fransen | Walvoorziening Nederland BV
    Mohssine El Kahloun | Flanders Department of Mobility & Public Works
    Moderator: Remco Hoogma | City of Nijmegen
    Workshop by Clinsh 
  • Sustainable ports by building a smart structure for port tariffs
    Marieke Vavier and Bart Verkade | Port Solutions Rotterdam
    Workshop by the Dutch Federation of Inland Ports (NVB)

16:00 - 16:10

Return to plenary room

16:10 - 16:30

Highlights and reflections on the afternoon

16:30 - 16:45

Walk to Z8 electric partyboat

16:45 - 18:30

Boat trip on the Waal & Nevengeul with drinks and snacks


Programme Friday 13 April 2018 

08:45- 09:30                 Registration and coffee 


Rik Janssen,
Province of Zuid-Holland,
chairman of CLINSH

Today's theme: The EU and international cooperation

Plenary sessions                                                                                      

  • 09:30 - 09:40: Opening by Deirdre Casella, chair                                                                                                                                                                      
  • 09:40 - 10:00: Seamless corridors by smart shipping | Rik Janssen, Regional minister Province of Zuid-Holland   
  • 10:00 - 10:15: Walk to the workshop rooms & coffee/tea break
Workshops from 10:15 to 11:15
  • How open data can help you plan a better and clean journey
    Lilian Froitzheim-Leijs | Programme manager of inland waterway transport, Province of Zuid-Holland
    Martijn van Hengstum | Project manager at Rijkswaterstaat in the field of shipping traffic management
  • Financing and roadmap for roll out of clean inland ship technologies
    Martin Quispel | STC NESTRA BV
  • Port-Liner: Dutch ship owner builds first full electric inland ship
    Ton van Meegen | Owner/entrepreneur Port-Liner
    Moderator: Henk van Laar | Inland Waterways Expert
  • Clean Mobile Energy: an Interreg North-West Europe project
    Peter Swart | City of Arnhem
  • Urban Agenda for the EU: Air Quality Partnership | Position Paper
    René Korenromp | Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

11:15 - 11:30

Return to plenary room

11:30 - 11:45

Highlights and reflections of the morning

11:45 -12:00

Interview with Ton van Meegen (Port-Liner) about opportunities of H2 Fuel and electric inland shipping

12:00 - 12:15 

Discussion: EU cities working on Airquality in an Actionplan, by members of the cities | René Korenromp, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management 

12:15 - 13:00 

Lunch | Foyer & Restaurant No 23

13:00 - 17:30 

Side Event: National Carbon Markets to accelerate deployment of clean energy and climate technologies
Jos Cozijnsen and Wytze van der Gaast (Green Deal support team) and others