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Online 7.9.2023

Maritime market update – the Netherlands

Date: Thursday 7 September, 2023 at 14:00-15:30 (EEST)


Venue: Teams

Register by 6 September

Further Information

Katja Eriksen

Senior Advisor

Business Finland

katja.eriksen (at)


Daphne Wang
Project Manager, Delegations

Business Finland (at) 

The Dutch maritime sector is a mature, competitive sector of vital importance for the Netherlands. Both the current geopolitical turmoil and the tightening environmental regulatory environment challenge the Dutch maritime companies to re-evaluate their business and strategic areas of cooperation and to look for new innovations.

The maritime sector is, besides the commercial shipping, important to the Netherlands to ensure their military security, secure vital maritime and offshore functions, and access to energy as well as to mitigate climate changes through energy transition and sustainability measures.

Both the Dutch government and the regional maritime clusters are in the process of initiating plans to strengthen the future viability of the sector. Inter-European cooperation is an important part of this process. Dutch companies are seeking partnership through EU projects and at national and local level.

There is a window of opportunity for Finnish companies to seek new partnerships and business in the nearby Dutch market.

Team Finland warmly welcomes you to this Dutch maritime market update.


  • 14:00-14:05 Welcome and introductions, Senior Advisor Katja Eriksen, Business Finland
  • 14:05-14:25 Current maritime and shipbuilding market situation, trends. Partner Mr. Harry Doze, Marstrat BV
  • 14:25-14:45 Innovation within Dutch shipbuilding, Director Development, Mr. Guus van der Bles, Conoship Ship Design
  • 14:45-15:00 Superyacht sector: market update and potential for Finnish companies. Partner, Mr. Hein Velema, Marstrat BV
  • 15:00-15:20: How to gain access to the Dutch commercial shipbuilding and superyacht market? Director Procurement, Ms. Sjoukje Wynia, Feadship
  • 15:20-15:30 Q&A, End remarks from Ambassador to Finland in the Netherlands



  • Mr. Harry Doze, Partner, Marstrat BV
  • Mr. Hein Velema, Partner, Marstrat BV
  • Mr. Guus van der Bles, Director Development, Conoship Ship Design
  • Ms. Sjoukje Wynia, Director Procurement, Feadship

Are you representing a Finnish company within the shipbuilding sector, and interested in the Dutch market?

If so, this is the right event for you.

A warm welcome!