Captains’ Conference: 10 reasons to connect

More than 150 business executives and officials of international companies in West Holland discussed the importance of human capital during the The Captains’ Conference 2016: 10 Reasons to Connect!. This event was organized by the International Community Platform (ICP) and InnovationQuarter, and was hosted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences at the Technology campus in Delft. It was an inspiring afternoon.

Imre Csoti (Chairman of ICP) and Ingrid van Engelshoven (Vice Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague)  © Katarína Gališinová

Captains’ Conference

Moderator Rens de Jong, known from BNR Nieuwsradio and RTLZ, led the participants through a highly interactive program with inspiring guests, great initiatives and lively panel discussions. The audience actively participated with their smartphone or tablet.

The strengths, but also the challenges of our region were highlighted in de speeches of Jaap Smit, the Commissioner of the King for the Province of Zuid-Holland, Director Rinke Zonneveld of InnovationQuarter and the chairman of ICP Imre Csoti.

Speakers and panel discussions

The main topic of the event was Access to Resources and Network. The access to resources and networks was discussed by Arnaud de Jong (CEO Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V.), Judy Ashworth (Head of Innovative Medicines Unit – Leiden Hub at Grünenthal Group) and Ad van Wijk, Professor Future Energy Systems of the Delft University of Technology.

Frank van der Wouden PhD at UCLA, Leonard Geluk, chairman of the Hague University of Applied Science and Imre Csoti discussed the access to talent, skill relatedness and regional competitiveness.

ktgl_20161010_0065Frank van der Wouden explains skill relatedness between the regional sectors © Katarína Gališinová

Robbert Dijkstra, the co-founder of Lift, explained us how Lift reinvents the recruitment-space with artificial intelligence based on passion, purpose and potential.

Nicole van Haelst, director ICP, touched upon the theme of an integrated approach to turning the region in an enduring talent hub. Interested in the outcome? You can download the ICP report.

The West Holland region, is a hotspot for innovation. Chris van Voorden, Director Foreign Investments at InnovationQuarter, summarized the multiple assets of our region we have on offer for you. He presented the package with brochure of 10 reasons to connect for 10 different sectors. You can view and download the infograhics via ISSUU.

Captains’ Conference 2016 © Katarína Gališinová

Captains’ Conference, in retrospect

Want to reminisce or are you curious about the Captains’ Conference? Have a look at the event photos for an impression and the Twitter feed via #CCevent16.

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