Leslie McCune: Congratulations - on behalf of Tank Container Magazine - on your re-election as President of ITCO. What were the highlights of your first two-year presidency?
Heike Clausen: The two years have passed very quickly with numerous activities. We organised again the ‘ITCO ‘Village’ in 2013 during the Munich Transport Logistic Exhibition which was highly appreciated by
the members and their customers. We had over 50 exhibitors in Munich, a number that will increase this year. The concept was also transferred to China in 2014 on a smaller scale. Both events proved to be a perfect setup for the industry to present products and services to a large audience. While the membership traditionally met in Europe for the General Meetings, we took advantage of the request for international expansion and organised the first General Meeting in Houston in October 2013, which had an unexpectedly high number of more than 150 participants. The response was so positive that a follow-up event is scheduled for 17-18 February 2015. In 2014 the membership met in Frankfurt for the General Meeting. For the first time, we were able to attract high professional speakers from the chemical industry and specialised consultancies. The conference included a number......... June 16, 2015