Water Alliance and WaterCampus were brought a visit by Michel B. Jones in early June. Jones is the president of The Maritime Alliance, based in San Diego. The Maritime Alliance is the cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community and fosters maritime business and technology innovation around an international environment.
Water Alliance and the Maritime Alliance have built a good relationship over the years, as they have met during various events around the world.
This visit was focused on possibilities of further cooperation between the parties. Water Alliance’s Managing Director Hein Molenkamp and International Business Development Manager Harro Brons also invited several Dutch companies (Foru Solutions, Berghof Membranes and Van Heck) to pitch their technologies to Jones.
A few upcoming events such as the WEFTEC in Chicago and BlueTech week in San Diego will form the next occasion for setting up meeting between both organisations and their (member) companies. “Sessions like these lead to growing business and cooperation in both networks”, Molenkamp says. “I’m very satisfied with the plans we made.”