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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 h
Location: Energy Academy Building

Open to all students with an interest in energy!

UPDATE: New Energy Coalition and WEC NL are very pleased to announce that Caroline Kroes (Corporate Strategist, Port of Rotterdam) and Roon van Maanen (Director Circular & Renewable Industry, Port of Amsterdam) can also be confirmed as speakers at this seminar.

The seminar therefore offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the important role of seaports in the energy transition, from the perspective of four different seaports.

Don’t miss this interesting and interactive event and register now!

New Energy Coalition and World Energy Council Netherlands (WEC NL*)  jointly host the mini-seminar discussing the role of sea ports in the energy transition.

Jacoba Bolderheij, Ceo of Port of Den Helder, Cas König, CEO of Groningen Seaports, Caroline Kroes, Corporate Strategist of Port of Rotterdam and Roon van Maanen, Director of Circular & Renewable Industry of Port of Amsterdam, will be keynote speakers. Prof. Catrinus Jepma (New Energy Coalition/University of Groningen), honorary professor in Energy and Sustainability will moderate.


Prior to the official kick start of the new academic year (Energy Lecture ‘Basics of Energy’, 20 September) you are invited to attend this special mini-seminar. An opportunity to learn more about the sea ports and its challenges in the energy transition, to ask questions and get in touch with professionals during the network drinks.

Bolderheij and König will discuss themes such as:
>role and opportunities for sea ports in the energy transition
>main challenges and issues and how can they be addressed
>developments in Europe and worldwide
>collaborations with partners of industrial clusters, governments and knowledge institutes

We believe it will be an interesting and interactive afternoon!

15:00 – 16:45 h
– Welcome by WEC NL and New Energy Coalition
– Mini-seminar with Jacoba Bolderheij (CEO, Port of Den Helder), Cas König (CEO, Groningen Seaports), Caroline Kroes (Corporate Strategist, Port of Rotterdam) and Roon van Maanen (Director Circular & Renewable Industry, Port of Amsterdam)
— Moderation: Prof. Catrinus Jepma (New Energy Coalition/ RUG)

16:45 – 18:00 h
– Network drinks

*) World Energy Council Netherlands (WEC NL) is the Dutch member committee within the World Energy Council, one of the leading international energy networks. New Energy Coalition is a member of WEC NL. Here you can read more about WEC NL.

It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education. Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.