Europort - November 2-5 2021, Rotterdam Ahoy-Europort Opening Ceremony


Europort Opening Ceremony


Programme official opening ceremony Europort 2017


10.30 - 11.00 hrs              Welcome reception invitees

11.00 - 11.40 hrs              Official Opening Ceremony 


Reflecting on the Europort themes from a broader perspective


  • Presentation by Peter Blangé, former Olympic volleyball player and coach, and now innovation manager at the Royal Dutch Football Association

'How Big Data helped the women's national  football team to win the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017

  • Presentation by Reinier van den Berg, RTL Television weather anchor and climatologist

'How to out-green competition; The New Environmental Age as a starting point for increased profits’

  • - Intermezzo -
  • Panel discussion with Captains of Industry

'How human capital changes the face of innovation’


Kees Jan Mes | Vice Chairman SEA Europe, Vice Chairman Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), Managing Director Pon Power NL

Karin Orsel | Co-Chair Royal Dutch Shipowners Association (KVNR), Vice Chair International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), President Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), CEO MF Shipping Group

Albrecht Grell | Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions and innovation DNV GL

Astrid Kee | Chair woman of the NML Human Capital Council, Member Board of Directors STC Group


  • Official opening  with Jolanda Jansen, Director of Rotterdam Ahoy
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