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MOCE2017: More than just a career event

21 April 2017, Rotterdam | Human Capital
On 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.