Join the Young Professional Hub

In order to inspire, inform and offer networking opportunities for the new generation, the Young Professional Hub can be found at OEEC; a physical place and meeting point on the exhibition floor in Hall 2, specially designed for young professionals from the industry.

Here YPs can meet each other, learn more about new developments in the industry and make their voices heard about what they feel is important in their work environment.


Meet Your Peers

The Meet Your Peers sessions take place on the 23 and 24 of October. A creative meet & greet between YPs (<35 years old) in the offshore energy industry to expand their network and exchange ideas. An unexpected encounter with someone can create a pebble effect: new insights can impact a way of thinking, the industry and the environment. The sessions will consist of several rounds in which relevant themes are informally discussed with your fellow YPs. There are no costs associated with these sessions. Pre-event registration is applicable, on-site registration space is limited.


Master Classes

The Master Classes bring together masters and young talents in the offshore oil, gas and energy industry for an informal exchange of ideas and experiences, both technical and non-technical. The Master Classes are meant for final year students, starters and young professionals (<6 years work experience, <35 years old, min. Bachelor degree). This year the Master Classes focus on the possibilities of digital technology.


The masters are two inspiring young men:

  • Simon Kennedy (COO, eVision)
  • Joost Lasschuit (Managing Director, Rolloos)


Young Professional Career Planning

Students, starters and young professionals have different expectations about work than the generations before them. It’s more than just an income. What is important to you? Come talk to us about your skills and current career path, and we will challenge you to think about ambitions, motivation, the impact on your work-life balance and the possibilities in the sector.


The Well of Fortune Challenge


What do you expect from your manager, from your employer, from your part of the industry? Do you have an idea that will help you develop as a person or as a professional, or an idea that will keep you in your current company for longer than you may think now? Is there anything you find a bit “old- fashioned” that you would do differently if it were up to you? And how does sustainable energy come into play?


Offshore Energy launches the Well of Fortune Challenge to uncover ideas on how to make organizations millennial proof. YPs can submit their ideas in the Well of Fortune on 23 and 24 October.  After Offshore Energy the best idea will be chosen and, after consultation with the idea owner, publicly presented. The winner will receive a prize offered by Krauthammer.


Young Professionals in the Spotlight

YPs are part of the lineup of the program at Community Square. Community Square programs are presented by Maarten Bouwhuis from BNR and recorded and livestreamed on


Young IRO Event

Young IRO hosts a yearly side event at OEEC. This year’s event raises the question: How to bridge the gap between the young and established through closer cooperation?

This year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on (22), 23 & 24 October 2018.

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