Our visit to Offshore Energy 2018

Venturn was represented at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2018 in the RAI Amsterdam this month. The OEEC is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. The event is unique in bringing together the oil and gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. The companies in the Netherlands play a leading role in the global offshore and maritime industry. We met a lot of current business partners at the event such as the leading dredgers and maritime constructors. It was great to see that a lot of businesses are focused on the future of the energy industry and have a long term vision for the increasing needs for sustainability.

A great example is the company Fish Flow Innovations with their gigantic submarine water energy turbines. We spoke with one of their representatives and he informed us about a major project in Indonesia for a whole bridge supported by these 30 meter big underwater turbines. We also encountered one of the spokesmen of the company Liebherr, a global supplier of a broad variety of heavy industry equipment such as heavy lift cranes and mining transportation trucks. The spokesman was a friendly German professional who treated us to some German beers and fascinating information about the company and their activities. Of course, there were many other innovative businesses present at OEEC, and it was exciting to learn about the current and upcoming trends in the industry.

Our Venturn Young Professionals are the managers of the future and the current managers are beginning to understand how important they are for the future success of the companies. However, we found out that not only Venturn has interest in the upcoming talents in the maritime logistics industry! We met the recruiters of the Royal Dutch Navy forces who were also actively recruiting at the event. They were quite nice but eager to persuade our newest intern Lucas Tak to come work for the army… Luckily for Venturn, he’s not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. We can highly recommend this event to all our partners and business relations.

The OEEC is very informative, fun and impressive. The best way to stay up to date with the newest innovations and great for making new contacts and enjoying a beer at the DAMEN bars!


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