8/10/2011 - Symposium: Business As
On Saturday the 8th of October 2011 Engineers Without Borders
Holland organised a symposium with the title "Business As
Development". It focussed on how engineers can start, or have
started, sustainable businesses that will contribute to the
(economic) growth of developing countries. About 100 participants
attended the symposium which took place in the superb
tram museum of the city of the Hague.
The symposium was opened by former Dutch minister of
defense, Professor dr. ir. Joris Voorhoeve . After that 12 parallel
sessions researched various technical fields, sectors and
countries. The sessions were so interesting that participants
complained that they could not choose which sessions they wanted to
attend. It was a very positive day which inspired many. A
conclusion is that we will try to organise
a follow-up symposium in 2012.