Are we going for gold together? This means making impact together, working on the climate goals, building a network of future professionals for your organisation! Innovate on complex circular and sustainable issues in collaboration with young water and energy talents.
Would you like to take the biggest stage with us? Surf along on our Wave to Paris 2024! Sign up for our online Wetskills finals and Dutch Wavemaker talk show event on August 5 from 09:00-12:00.
09.00 -10.00 Wetskills the Finals
Welcome by Floor van der Heijden and Jan van der Tempel. Introduction of the members of the jury by Johan Oost and meet the Teams presenting their ideas. Mixed teams of young talents from Japan and The Netherlands have worked on innovative solutions for different challenges within the water sector.
This Wetskills Challenge started on 29 June 2021 with a 6-weeks online programme. Participants are young talents and young professional from Japan and The Netherlands, working in international teams on challenging water-energy-food issues. During the Finals, they will present their ideas at the online platform of the TeamNL Tokyo Expo with high-level audience.
10.00 - 11.15 Kick-off Wave to Paris – The opportunities
Chef the Emission Marcelien Bos de Koning will give you an update on behalf of NOC*NSF about her mission to Paris 2024. Olympians Kiran Badloe and Lilian de Geus, who just returned from Tokyo, will share their experiences around top sport and their mission for clean energy and clean water. Listen how Wavemaker Eva den Boer interviews Arno Gerven, director of het Watersportverbond and one of the sailors of Dutch Sail in the Ocean Race, about the opportunities that the World Championship Sailing and the stopover of the Ocean Race in The Hague can offer your company on your way to the Olympic Games in Paris.
CEO of Ampelmann and DOB-Academy, Jan van der Tempel and chairman of the Dutch Wind Energy Association (NWEA), Hans Timmers outlines the challenges and opportunities in the offshore wind sector. They will share their vision on the transition to clean energy, the importance of not waiting any longer to work on the HCA and the opportunities that the Wave to Paris offers the water & maritime and wind sector.
11.15-12.00 Awarding Wetskills Finals
Johan Oost and Floor van der Heijden
You can sign up using this link. We look forward to seeing you on August 5th from 09:00 until 12:00 (or from 10:00 – 11:15).