Official opening MOCE2017

MOCE2017 was opened by Thom Koning, Chairman of Our Oceans Challenge

The official opening of MOCE is at 11:00 hrs at Community Square in the Exchange Hall of WTC Rotterdam. After a short welcome speech, the event is traditionally opened by ringing the ship’s bell. In 2017, the event was opened by Thom Koning, Chairman of Our Oceans Challenge.


For the last 10 years, MOCE is known as the career event for the entire maritime and offshore energy industry, where companies present themselves and scout new talent and experienced professionals.

The maritime and offshore energy industry, which is characterized by great diversity, is developing more than ever. The continuous focus on sustainability and the role the industry plays in the energy transition offers opportunities for everyone. From student to professional, this is the place where people look for talent to face these challenges.

I know from experience that choosing a company from the maritime and offshore energy sector, will lead to self-development and opportunities to grow in various directions. Technical or business administration, human resources or logistics, safety, environment, quality, in all disciplines talent is needed and will be offered the opportunity.

I say, look over the horizon and take that chance!
Have an inspiring day!

Thom Koning