Meet the Company | VLIZ Marine Science Day


Flanders Marine Institute organises on 21 March 2018 its VLIZ Marine Science Day (VMSD), that takes this year place at the Staf Versluys centre in Bredene. VMSD is an annual interdisciplinary and informative forum for all marine and coastal scientists in Flanders/Belgium and its neighbouring regions.

During this 18th edition VLIZ offers once more the possibility to companies active in the marine and maritime sectors to participate in 'Meet the Company'. This section of VMSD  has the aim to bring potential employers into contact with today’s young graduates and researchers looking for future jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. VMSD is thé event to attract attention for the employment possibilities of your company in front of  more than 300 participating marine and coastal experts from all disciplines.

With the 'Meet the Company' section, VLIZ offers you a booth space in the central hall as well as the opportunity to plenary introduce your company during a one-minute presentation.

This day will be thé event to come into contact with today’s young graduates and researchers (actively) looking for future jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. Do not hesitate to be present with your company in the 'Meet the Company' section of the VLIZ Marine Science Day.  

Attention: the official language of the event is English.


Date and hour

Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 09:00 till 17:30.

Your booth will be ready on 21 March 2018, from 08:30.
Booths that differ from the standard setting are set up one day in advance, on Tuesday 20 March 2018, at 11:00.



MEC Staf Versluys
Kapelstraat 76
8450 Bredene – Belgium


Registration fee

The registration fee is EUR 250. The funds raised will be devoted to the philanthropy activities of VLIZ. This encompasses that funds are used worldwide in a targeted manner to increase scientific knowledge about the sea and to promote social awareness of the major importance of the seas and ocean. Learn more about how to support our seas and ocean.

Payment can be done via VISA or via transfer to the account number of Flanders Marine Institute vzw (BE70 0017 1687 3425; BIC GEBABEBB) with reference 'Meet the Company 2018 + name company'. After registration a digital invoice will be sent.


  • one-minute presentation for all participants
  • a participants list classified by education
  • Individual booth: 3 meters wide by 2 meters deep includes 1 table, 2 chairs and 2 poster panels
  • free WIFI internet connection
  • sandwich lunch
  • coffee and soft drinks for exhibitors during the fair
  • ample free parking
  • announcement on the website
  • your company is also invited to attend the closing reception in the presence of all participants

Not included

  • extension cables for connection to the electricity grid



You can upload an abstract of your company via the following link This abstract will be included in the book of abstracts.
All representatives of you company have to register via the following link:

Deadline for abstract submission and for registration is 14 January 2018.

Your registration is final, once you have submitted your registration form and abstract and we have received your registration fee. By signing up you agree to the above terms.


Following companies were present during previous editions of the 'Meet the Company' section of VMSD:


Flanders' Maritime Cluster
Jan De Nul Group

Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium
Witte Raven



For more information:

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
Flanders Marine Institute
Karen Rappé
InnovOcean site
Wandelaarkaai 7
B-8400 Oostende

t +32-(0)59 34 14 94
m +32-(0)498 72 60 23