Amaury Luyckx

Amaury Luyckx

Managing Director Polytra

After his Master’s graduation in 2006, Amaury Luyckx joined the Belgian Defense as an intelligence officer. Missions abroad in locations including Afghanistan, Lebanon and Democratic Republic of Congo sharpened his ability to analyze and manage in stressful environment. After his military experience, and enforced by an MBA in 2010 and a Master’s in Supply Chain Management in 2018 – Luyckx opened a rep office in South Africa for Belgian breakbulk shipowner Contilines. There, he organized the transportation of bulk and breakbulk parcels from South Africa to Europe. This logistics and African experience opened the door to the fascinating trading world. Luyckx was first recruited as commercial manager for Trafigura’s Impala Logistics and after that as country manager in DRC for Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Based in Lubumbashi he actively helped to grow the African trading book and acquired an excellent knowledge in the challenging African logistics environment. In 2018, he decided to return to his roots, taking the position of managing director at Polytra .
 
Part of the Fracht Group, Polytra an international logistics service provider specializing in project cargo and 4PL logistics in Africa and Europe. The company’s expertise, inhouse state of the art IT system and worldwide experience have been translated into a complete range of professional logistics services. Polytra offers every customer an efficient tailor-made solution for their entire logistics chain.
 

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Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 12:00 To 12:40

05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 12:40 Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk Main Stage

"Emerging Markets: Africa"

Amaury Luyckx Liz Whitehouse Olivier Dirkzwager
Time and date

Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 12:00 To 12:40

05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 12:40 Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Breakbulk Main Stage
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Breakbulk Main Stage

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