CEO of Damen Shipyards Group present

We are pleased to announce that the CEO of Damen Shipyards Group René Berkvens will be present at the Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He will give an inspirational presentation about the future of the maritime industry.

René Berkvens started as a naval architect. In the last 25 years he had several positions within the Damen Shipyards Group. He started his carrier at Damen Shipyards Group in Africa in sales and was sales director for America in the period 1990 to 1998. He managed Damen Shipyards Gorinchem from 1998 to 2000. From 1998 to 2000 and from 2000 to 2004 he was CEO of Royal Schelde, the first government owned builder of naval ships in The Netherlands that was taken over by Damen Shipyards Group. In the same period he was responsible for the super yacht and ship repair activities. In 2000 he became a member of the board of directors and since March 2006 he is CEO of Damen Shipyards Group.

About MIBE 2015

For your business, this two-day event is the place to get information about Horizon 2020 and to find European partners. The programme focusses on the upcoming calls of the Horizon 2020 programme that are of great interest to several companies.
The Maritime and Innovation Brokerage Event (MIBE) will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 10 and 11 November 2015. Registration is closed.

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