More than 50 NBCC members and their guests accepted the invitation from NBCC Member company Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem, The Netherlands to visit the company. The event was held on 9 October 2013 and included a detailed presentation on the company history, its current activities and the major role Damen Shipyards now plays in Dutch shipbuilding, with over 8,000 employees worldwide and operating from over 35 yards.
Following the presentation the NBCC visitor contingent was split in two groups for a tour around the yard and facilities. The event finished with a network drinks reception where many NBCC members mingled among their fellow member guests and representatives of Damen Shipyards in a relaxed atmosphere.
The number of guests shows that there is a clear demand for events which do not only offer networking opportunities bust also allow an insight in the operations of a leading manufacturing company, and it is the intention that similar events will be organised for NBCC members in the Netherlands and the UK in the coming year.
NBCC management is grateful to Damen Shipyards for the splendid hospitality shown and the great co-operation to make this event a success.