Francesca Vanthielen

Kanaal Z.

Journalist and News Anchor

Francesca Vanthielen works as a journalist and news anchor for the Belgian business channel Kanaal Z. She obtained a master's in Applied Economic Science and a master's in International Politics at the Catholic University of Leuven. For four years she was an active ambassador for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). At present, she is very much involved in the topic of climate change. She is one of the founding members of the Belgian Climate Case, a citizen’s initiative that aims to stimulate policymakers to take more ambitious climate action through a legal procedure. She also participated in an expedition to the North Pole on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in order to raise international awareness of the consequences of climate change. 

Sessions With Francesca Vanthielen

Monday, 21 June

Tuesday, 22 June

Wednesday, 23 June

Thursday, 24 June

  • 05:15pm - 05:50pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 03:15 pm - 24/jun/2021 03:50 pm


    World Ports Sustainability Awards


    IAPH is proud to announce the finalists and winners of the third edition of its World Ports Sustainability Awards. With 64 submissions on a long list whittled down to three finalists in seven categories, sit back and enjoy the journey with presenter Francesca Vanthielen around some of the world's most innovative and exciting sustainability projects happening in ports today !

Friday, 25 June