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On the 2nd of April 2020, the NABC in cooperation with our strategic partner SGS, is organizing a Supply Chain Seminar in Antwerp, Belgium.

During the day, the attendees will have a chance to gain information on various topics under the umbrella term of Supply Chain such as dangerous good and sampling service, product export compliance as well as learn about the process of obtaining ISO certification among many other highly relevant topics discussed in "sofa talks" sessions. The Supply Chain Seminar is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge as well as to network with supply chain specialists. The seminar will conclude with networking reception.

The participation is free of costs. A no-show fee of EUR50 applies.

For more information, kindly get in touch with Judith van der Horst.



10:00 Walk-in and Registrations
10:30 Introduction and Welcome
          Representative (TBD) of SGS

          Rob de Korte, Director, Steder Group
11:00 Rotating Presentations
         1. Intro SGS Benelux (general)
             Kristof van Hoecke - Marketing & Sales Manager, SGS Benelux
         2. Supply Chain Services (general introduction)
             Laure Oomens, Customer Service Manager, SGS Supply Chain Services
         3. Agri/Foodstuffs Inspections and Testing (general introduction)
             Erik Bulten, Commercial Manager - SGS Agri, Food & Life
12:45 Lunch Break
13:30 Sofa Talks (‘Huiskamergesprekken')
          1. Logistics
             Addie Bom, General Manager, Greenshields & Partners B.V.
          2. Dangerous Goods & Sampling Services  
             Erik Eradus, Manager for Advice Transport Hazardous Substances, SGS 
          3. Product Export Compliance
             Roel Tassenoy, Business Unit Manager SSB
          4. Product Conformity Export Africa
             Steven Martens, Team Leader Product Conformity Assessments, SGS
Eddy Postma, Manager Strategic Accounts - Government & Institutions, SGS
          5. Agri/Foodstuffs (Testings & Inspections)
              Erik Bulten, SGS Agri, Food & Life
          6. ISO certification and Export (HACCP, ISO 9001)
              Jan Vandersmissen, SGS CBE – Certification & Business Enhancement
15:30 Networking Reception


Rob de Korte

Director, Steder Group

Rob de Korte started his career at Husson Huijsman Shipping BV in Rotterdam in 1984. In 1990 Husson Huijsman Shipping BV became part of Steder Group BV, located in Rhoon.  Steder Group is specialised in shipping and landtransport in Africa. Rob has been the Director and a shareholder of Steder Group BV since 1999. Steder Group has a yearly revenues of around 125 million euros and has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Dubai, Djibouti, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Romania. In the 1990s, Steder Group was the logistical service provider for EU Food Aid Programmes from Brussels. During that time, Steder also had offices in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Since 2015, Steder Group represents angency, Ethiopian Shipping Line, in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Djibouti offices is equipped with trucks and trailers for transport to Ethiopia. 


Addie Bom

General Manager, Greenshields & Partners B.V.

Addie M. Bom has a solid and extended experience in the fields of engineering, logistics, administration and management in Africa.

In 1983 he left the Netherlands and went to West African where he stayed for the following 15 years, working in civil construction and for his self-owned Logistics Company in Guinea-Bissau. In 1998 he came back to the Netherlands and after he settled down he found himself a job as the Head of Logistics of the Emergency and Reconstruction department of Cordaid (Mensen in Nood). End of 2009 he started working with Greenshields & Partners BV. (Forwarding & Shipping Business). 

After 3 years, it was time to expand and under his responsibility a new Greenshields & Partners ‘daughter’ company was constituted in 2013 in Burkina Faso. A 2nd Greenshields & Partners ‘daughter’ company was set up in 2017 in Sierra Leone. The combination of practice, theory, sound professional guidance and a  'passion' for “creating solutions” ensured the natural talents and sense of leadership, and organization to flourish.


Kristof van Hoecke

Marketing & Sales Manager, SGS Benelux









Erik Bulten,

Commercial Manager - SGS Agri, Food & Life









Laure Oomens

Customer Service Manager, SGS Supply Chain Services

Practical information

Date: 6 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
SGS House
Noorderlaan 87
2030 Antwerp

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Event details

Supply Chain Seminar in Antwerp, Belgium
From April 02, 2020
Till April 02, 2020
NABC events
Antwerp, Belgium
+31 (0)70 304 3618