Chairman of the day
The Chairman of the day will be Martijn Nieuwenhuijs.
He has a long history in the maritime world and Froude. He studied in Delft from 1988 till 1995. In which he was also a boardmember of the S.G. "William Froude". Martijn Nieuwenhuijs now works for Bureau Veritas, a classification bureau. At the moment he is Marine & Offshore Chief Executive Netherlands and is also Technical Director North Europe at BV. Besides his work, Martijn Nieuwenhuijs is also still involved with Froude, as an boardmember of the alumni-society of Froude. We are very happy to introduce him as our Chairman of the day!


Here you will find a brief introduction of the speakers and a brief introduction to the subject they will present.

Bluetec Project - Allard van Hoeken
Allard van Hoeken, Engineer of the year 2015, received the first Prince Friso Engineers Award. As an entrepreneur Allard is trying to lead the transition from old to new energy, using the skills and expertise from the offshore, oil&gas industry to develop clean energy solutions. He will tell us about his experiences in the Bluetec project, leading a large mltidisciplinary team.

Open Mind Management - Jane Zuidema
Jane Zuidema is CEO of MANS Consultancy and founder of Open Mind Management; and she loves innovation. She is an author, keynote speaker, coach and developer of the Open Mind Management approach. In her own company she is the innovator, in the past 20 years she has been involved in many projects via board room consultancy and training. She has also coached hundreds of innovators, giving her a unique perspective from the inside out. As a keynote speaker, she has a unique way of combining inspiration with content

MTI Network - Cor Radings
MTI Network is the world’s leading crisis communications network dedicated to serving the shipping, energy, offshore and transportation industries 24/7, 365 days a year. With lead offices in London, Hong Kong and the USA, MTI is made up of 22 offices worldwide that are strategically positioned to support your organisation across time zones, wherever your incident may be. MTI Partners are all seasoned crisis communications practitioners who can provide expert advice with the benefit of local knowledge. MTI Partners are versed not only in communications and reputation management best practice, but also in the specific challenges and operational complexities that arise within the Maritime and Offshore sectors.

Robotics - Maneesh Verma & Kevin McElligott 
The Robotics compartment of the TU Delft will enlighten us about their vision towards the use of swarm robotics in the maritime industry

From Topsport To Entrepreneur - Klaas Vermeulen
Former Dutch hockeyplayer Klaas Vermeulen, who won the silver medal at the 2012 olympic games, will tell us about the similarities between the topsport and business mentality. He is currently business developer at Barqo, an yachtsharing company.