Curious about the future of the dredging industry?


Maritieme toeleveranciers, Scheepsbouw

Then come to the symposium ‘Future of the Dredging Industry’ on Thursday November 29, 2018 at the Erasmus Pavilion in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Scientists and speakers from the sector will share their vision on the future of the Dutch and Belgian dredging industry. As a (division) director, owner, entrepreneur or innovation manager working in the dredging industry you should not miss this opportunity to attend this event.

During the symposium, Jan van den Ende, Professor of Management and Technology at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), presents the results of the study entitled ‘The Future of the Dredging Industry’. This research describes the importance and dynamics of this unique cluster from a business perspective.

In addition, various speakers from the industry will give their opinion. For example, Dave van der Heyde (CEO of Royal IHC) shall outline his vision of the cluster from the perspective of a innovative dredging vessel and dredge equipment provider.  Paul Verheul (COO of Van Oord) will join and provide Van Oords vision of the future, from the perspective of a tier 1 contractor and dredger equipment operator.

Participation and costs

The costs for participation in this symposium are € 150, – (excluding VAT) including lunch and refreshments . To register directly for this symposium, you can access the registration form via the button below (online soon).

Please note; the symposium will be in Dutch.


About the organisation

The study and the symposium are made possible by Boskalis, Damen Shipyards, DEME, Royal IHC, MAN Energy Solutions and Van Oord. The study is being carried out by the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University with advice from the ‘Vereniging van Waterbouwers’, IADC and Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT).

The organisation of the symposium is in the hands of NMT with the support of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and InnovationQuarter from the regional collaborative organization Maritime Delta.