Kristof Waterschoot

Port of Antwerp International

Managing Director

Kristof Waterschoot is the managing director of Port of Antwerp International and APEC Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center. He is also the driving force behind the Port Training Institute that APEC co-founded in Mumbai in 2015. This initiative is one of the elements supporting the close relationship and collaboration in port training and port consultancy between Port of Antwerp and India.

As an expert, Kristof Waterschoot is proficient in business and regulatory topics for Ports and Ports Authorities. His experience covers all aspects of port strategy and management, including multi-modal solutions.

He is an agile deal maker with ever-increasing clout both on the national and international stage. Therefore his proficiency in helping governments and competent authorities streamline their organization and legislative and regulatory process flows is second to none.

On top of his business acumen, his tenure as a Member of Parliament has honed his abilities, cunning, and skills to foster collaborations and programme management.

Conducting audits and scans of ports and port authorities. Reviewing master plans, organizational charts and processes, feasibility studies, and business planning: expert advice for investors and ports on port projects' viability and detailed insight into the expected evolution of revenue and costs.

Sessions With Kristof Waterschoot

Friday, 25 June

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (CET) / 25/jun/2021 09:50 am - 25/jun/2021 10:20 am

    The Century of Africa

    Developing Trade Links with African Ports


    With billions of dollars having been invested in African port infrastructure in the last decade, the continent is set to become the new growth market of the world with countries around the world exporting to its expanding consumer base of its 1 billion plus population and African companies ramping up trading of commodities and semi-manufactured goods abroad. What Africa-centric strategies should ports connected to his growing continent develop in order to position themselves as major trading partners?