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  • Wednesday 22 May 2019 

    10:30 - 13:30

    Board meeting (EUsalt Board members only)

    13:00 - 14:00

    Registration & welcome coffee 

    14:00 - 16:00

    General Assembly: OGA & EOGA (EUsalt members only)
    EUsalt reporting on activities & Expert Groups 

    16:00 - 16:30

    Networking Coffee Break

    16:30 - 17:30

    Opening session "A changing salt world and its impact on the future of salt"

     

    • Opening by Ladan Iravanian, President EUsalt
      Socio-economic review of salt production in Europe, Kerry Satterthwaite, Roskill
      Sustainability a need for the industry, Ronald Van Marlen, Timeli

      Long-term sustainability of the Swiss Salt Works value chain, Urs Hofmeier, Swiss Salt Works

    17.30 - 18.30

    Safety Working Group & Safety Award Competition

     

    • Safety : Lothar Lieck, EU-OSHA - James Noblett, Compass Minerals
    • Presentations Safety Award Competition
      • Ineos 
      • Compass Minerals
      • Groupe Salins
      • Nouryon

    18:30

    Closing by Adriana Nosewicz, Managing Director EUsalt

    19:30 - 23:00

    Dinner at Hotel New-York - Rotterdam (members only)
    Announcement of the EUsalt Safety Award 2019 winner

  • Thursday 23 May 2019 - Circularity with a pinch of Salt

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration

    09:30 - 10:00

    Welcome by EUsalt President 
    Key note by Nils van der Plas, EVP Industrial Chemicals & General Manager Nouryon Salt  - Introducing the theme of the day
    Key note by Allard Castelein, CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority 

    10:00 - 11:00

    Break-out sessions

     

    • Option 1 : Material Re-utilization
      • Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: A circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from brine generated by process industries ZERO BRINE project - Dimitris Xevgenos, Sealeau
      • Brine recovery in an integrated polycarbonate process- Paul Eijsbouts, Sabic
      • Recovery of flux salt from aluminium smelting slag, crystallisation and reuse in the smelter (ALUSAL® technology) - Vladimir Sedivvy, Salt Partners
      • Crystallization Technologies for NaCl and KCl salts – together or separated? – Eörs Kondorosy, Evatherm

    • Option 2 : Circular economy as cornerstone of sustainable business
      • Optimal de-icing practice - Wil de Ridder, Gert Zwols- Apeldoorn Municipality / Rene Demmer - Nouryon
      • Reuse and recycle chlorine from chlorinated hydrocarbons - Kerstin Hirsch, SEP
      • Circular economy on Solar Salt Works; Complementary Business Activities - Ricardo J.D. Coelho, MSc Water & Coastal Management and Custódio M.M. Coelho, Dr. Economics

    11:00 - 11:40

    Networking Coffee Break

    11:40 - 12:00

    EU Policy Perspective - Tudor Constantinescu (European Commission - Directorate General for Energy - Principal Advisor to the Director General)

    12:00 - 13:00

    Break-out sessions

     

    • Option 3: Role of salt in the energy transition
      • Energy transition including drivers/targets e.g. CO2 reduction, impact on (salt) industry importance of energy storage - Alexandru Floristean, Hydrogen Europe
      • Energy storage in salt caverns - how salt caverns can facilitate the energy transition - Remco Groenenberg, TNO
      • Electrification, the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy in a salt plant, gas to electricity - Frank Hoks, Nouryon

    • Option 4 : Salt in innovative energy applications
      • Powering up the salt industry with osmotic power plants - Henrik Taekker Madsen, Salt Power
      • Latest developments in using reverse electrodialysis to generate electricity from brines - Franceso Giacalone, REAPower/University of Palermo
      • Salt-Based batteries - Jan Post, Wetsus

    13:00 - 14:15

    Lunch
    14:15 - 14:45

    Closing session by Guy Van Liemt – Executive Director EHERO (Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Org.)

    15:00 - 17:00
    Excursions:
     

    19:30 - 23:00

    Gala Dinner at Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam)  (members only)
  • Friday 24 May 2019 - The Road to Optimum Nutrition #saltmatters 

    09:30 - 10:00

    Registration

    10:00 - 10:15

    Welcome by EUsalt President
    Introduction by speaker Jan-Jaap Dekkers, Nouryon

    10:15 - 11:15

    Optimum Nutrition and healthy diets
    - Sodium Chloride (Salt) is a demonized tast maker - prof.dr. 
      Gertjan Schaafsma, Schaafsma Advisory Services
    - Challenges & opportunities, how we communicate about 
      sugar and nutrition -  Andries Olie, Suiker Unie
    - Salt reduction journey - from public health to consumer  
      challenges  - Kathelijn van Elk, Unilever
    - Application of Salt in the food segment, salt is more than a 
      salty taste - Ben Bischoff, Givaudan

    11:15 - 11:45

    Networking Coffee Break

    11:45 - 12:45

    Towards a positive salt positioning : the Iodine case
    - Iodine & food production sensory impact - Arnold Timmer,
      IGN Iodine Global Network
    - Salt and health policies - Attilio Caligiani, WIA World Iodine
      Association
    - Iodised salt in bread - Susanne Döring, AIBI Association of
      Plant Bakers
    - The global strategy for patients organisations to tackly IDD
      (Iodine Deficiency Disorders) - Linda Henderson, TFI
      Thyroid Federation International

    12:45 - 13:00

    Closing 

    13:00 - 14:00

    Networking Lunch