Press release

MOCE2017: More than just a career event

Rotterdam, April 20th 2017On Wednesday April 19th, the eleventh edition of the Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) took place in the WTC Rotterdam. This edition was dedicated to career possibilities within the maritime, offshore and energy sector. 3.522 students, starters and (young) professionals living in Holland and abroad met with almost 100 companies today. Besides meeting potential employers, visitors were able to participate during talk shows, Case Studies, training programs and attend company presentations. At the end of the day, everyone’s maritime knowledge was tested during a fun quiz.

“The combination of sustainability and transition is what we’re dealing with right now”, says Thom Koning of Our Oceans Challenge during the official opening of MOCE2017. Offering various new elements, the theme transition was also featured during MOCE2017. At Community Square, a new location on the exhibition floor, the ship’s bell rang to officially open the exhibition. Visitors were able to discuss and talk about the opportunities of the sector and the current energy transition during the live talk shows. The influence of automation on career opportunities and the future of the North Sea as an energy resource were also discussed.

The entire sector needs to make a change. “The image of the sector needs to be redirected, to make students enthusiastic about working together in a sector in transition”, says Gaby Wullink of the Hague Applied Sciences.

Sharing knowledge is power
Participants have tackled an actual problem during the Case Studies of various companies. A certified training program was also offered, and the company presentations were well visited. This is what made MOCE2017 not only a platform for career, but also for sharing knowledge.

Proud of this renewed edition
The career event was closed with a business drink on the exhibition floor, offered by the organisation Navingo BV. The organisation proudly looks back on a renewed edition of MOCE. “The interaction between visitors and the panel members during the talk shows was inspiring”, says Annemieke den Otter, responsible for the events of Navingo. “We are proud to have been able to put together a fantastic event together with our partners and that despite challenging times, they are once again looking for new colleagues”. This summer the date for the next edition of MOCE2018 will be made public. In the mean time you can stay up-to-date through Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
 

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Note to the editor:

The Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event focuses on employment and education in the following industries:
 

  • Dredging
  • Recruitment
  • Fisheries
  • Services
  • Inland Shipping
  • Shipbuilding & repair
  • Marine/Ocean energy
  • Shipping
  • Offshore Wind
  • Suppliers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Training & Education
  • Ports
  • Yacht Building & Water Sports

Organization

Annemieke den Otter
Business Unit Manager Events
t. +31 (0)10 209 2606
e. ao@navingo.com
Ashley Hofmann
Project Manager
t. +31 (0)10 209 2646
e. ah@navingo.com
   
Nancy Slob-Corpeleijn
Exhibitor Services
t. +31 (0)10 209 2651
e. ns@navingo.com
Cristien Louers
Event Coordinator
t. +31 (0)10 209 2662
e. cl@navingo.com
   
Nathalie de Jongste
Marketeer
t. +31 (0)10 209 2603
e. ndj@navingo.com
Carlijn van Zuylen
Editor
t. +31 (0)10 209 2609
e. czu@navingo.com

Images
Images and/or logos can be downloaded in the press center of the website www.MOCE.biz. Images and/or logos are free to use with when mentioning the source: Navingo BV.

FACTS & FIGURES MOCE2017

Number of visitors   3,522
Number of partners   +/- 100
Visitors profile   Students, interns, starters and (young) professionals
Career level   University, Technical University, Higher Vocational, Upper Secondary Vocational,
and Pre-vocational Secondary
Education   Technical | Nautical | Logistics | Economics | Other
Website   www.MOCE.biz