The Netherlands is a center of vibrant technology development within both marine and port sectors. Both Finland and the Netherlands have high ambitions in developing the industry towards an emission-free sailing by 2030, and both countries focus on advanced technology development.
Business Finland and Marstrat in collaboration with the Netherlands Maritime Technology Association organize an online maritime seminar and matchmaking event for Dutch and Finnish maritime companies to boost the cooperation and business between the countries.
This seminar focuses on the following topics: zero emission, autonomy and the superyachts segment with prominent speakers from the leading companies such as Royal Wagenborg, Wärtsilä, Heinen & Hopman, DIMECC One Sea Ecosystem, Awake.ai, Groke Technologies and many more!
In addition to the seminar and workshops, you can sign up to 1:1 meetings to discuss business with the Dutch participants and specialists from different maritime organizations throughout the event day.
Event platform, which you can access via the registration link, provides also a special marketplace where you can find business opportunities and cooperation requests from the Dutch participants. Also Finnish companies can publish information about services and products on the marketplace.
Welcoming words and Introduction
Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
H.E. Mrs. Desirée Kopmels, Dutch Ambassador to Finland
Support for Dutch-Finnish innovation projects
Mr. Tom Warras, Executive Coordinator, Business Finland
Mr. Simon Haafs, Program manager Eureka Clusters, RVO
Host: Ms. Katja Eriksen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
10:30–11:30 Panel discussion
Mr. Egbert Vuursteen, CEO, Royal Wagenborg
Mr. Pieter Huyskens, Head of Research and Development, Damen Yachting
Mr. Rami Hirsimäki, Senior Vice President – Marine & Offshore BU, Elomatic
Mr. Roger Holm, President Marine Power & EVP, Wärtsilä Corporation
Hosts: Ms. Katja Eriksen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland and Mr. Harry Doze, Partner, Marstrat
11:40–12:40 B2B matchmaking
11:40–12:40 Workshop 1 – Towards ZERO emission
Mr. Mikael Wideskog, Director, Sustainable Fuels & Decarbonisation, Wärtsilä
Ms. Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Commercial Director, Langh Tech
Mr. Jani Mäkelä, Head of Environmental Solutions, Elomatic
Mr. Theo Klimp, Fleet Director, Royal Wagenborg
Host: Mr. Maciej Mikulski, Associate Professor, University of Vaasa
12:50–13:50 B2B matchmaking
12:50–13:50 Workshop 2 - Autonomous shipping
Ms. Päivi Haikkola, Senior Ecosystems Lead, ONE SEA Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, DIMECC
Mr. Iiro Lindborg, VP, Groke Technologies
Mr. Karno Tenovuo, Co-founder & CEO, Awake.ai
Mr. Almar van Herk, Sr. Business Development Manager, Kotug International
Host: Marco Scholtens, Innovation Manager, NMT 11:50 – 12:50
14:00–15:00 B2B matchmaking
14:00–15:00 Workshop 3 - From cruise vessels to superyachts
Ms. Anu Peippo, Chief Experience Officer, VTT Senseway
Mr. Jukka Kaukonen, Partner, KK Superyachts
Mr. Markku Kajosaari, SVP – Sales, Helsinki Shipyard
Mr. Anders Kurten, CEO, Baltic Yachts
Mr. Marcel van der Spek, Bolidt Esthec
Mr. Ulco Hoekstra, Eekels/De Keizer
Host: Mr. Hein Velema, Partner, Marstrat
15:05–15:30 Closing session
Recap of the workshops by workshop moderators
Business Finland intro and services for Dutch and Finnish maritime companies
Hosts: Ms. Katja Eriksen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland and Mr. Hein Velema, Partner, Marstrat
15:30–17:30 B2B matchmaking
Looking forward to seeing you online!
Business Finland & Marstrat