Program 2020

The program of the MMD online alternative on october 8th is different than usual.

10:00 - 12:00  Online case Damen Shipyards
12:00 - 13:00  Break
13:00 - 17:00               Online speed dates between a company and a student

Online case Damen Shipyards
october 8th 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Damen Shipyards has created a special case in which they challenge maritime students to come up with creative solutions in the field of sustainabilty & digitalisation. Below you can read more about the case 

Situation: while sea levels are rising and the world is on a mission for emission reduction, sustainable innovation and circular use of material, the internet of things is taking major leaps to influence every day life. And business.. at Damen we collect and analyze operational data with the goal to maximize maritime operations - value creation – in the areas of safety, sustainability and efficiency.

In the case we propose two major trends find each other - digitalisation and sustainability. How can you use data to make ship operations more sustainable?  

Sounds interesting? Register here!

Speeddates with a company.
october 8th 2020 13:00 - 17:00

You can read more about the participating companies on the company page

Program 2019

In order to get a sense of what the regular MMD is like, you can read about the program of the 2019 edition below.

The MMD of 2019 was started with case studies at around 09.00AM. Five different companies challenged the students with a maritime problem that the student might encounter in the future. With these case studies, the intention is to give students certain insight of what a company is doing. Click on the button to read more about the cases that were held on the Maritime Match Day 2019.


After the case studies and a small coffee break, the day was opened centrally in the auditorium around 12.00AM. There was an interesting discussion panel on stage between invited guests of several maritime companies.

Lunch was provided in the foyer. Students had lunch with the visiting companies, whereafter everyone walked around freely at the business fair. 

Later in the afternoon, there was the possibility to participate in speeddates. Within a small timeframe students and companies will have the opportunity to get in touch with eachother. Speeddates are mostly used by students to look for work or a graduate internship. As an alternative to speeddates, some interesting lectures were organized in the auditorium.

Like every year, the day was closed of with drinks for students and the invited companies. Also the winnners of de cases were rewarded during the drinks.

Provisional time schedule 2019:

09:00 - 09:30 Walk in
09:30 - 11:30 Cases
11:30 - 12:00 Small break
12:00 - 13:00 Opening program "Artificial Intelligence in the Maritime Sector" [Dutch]
13:00 - 16:00 Business fair (with lunch)
16:00 - 17:00 Speeddates and lectures [Dutch]
17:00 - 18:30 Drinks!