The Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition is renewing for another edition! Marking the 10th anniversary of the conference, the event takes place on 25 & 26 October 2023 at Amare Theater, The Hague. As the platinum sponsor of the event, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) is thrilled to welcome ocean energy stakeholders from all over the world in The Hague. With support from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Municipality of The Hague / ImpactCity and the Province of South-Holland, we are looking forward to hosting this exciting event in our so-called “City by the Sea”.

OEE2023 will bring together ocean energy technology developers, decision-makers, supply chain actors and researchers from around the world to share the latest news from the world of ocean energy, and to define the future direction of the sector. Since the first edition in 2013, the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition has grown to be the leading European event on ocean energy.

The Netherlands' Pavillion

Together with The Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Offshore Energy Industry (IRO), we organise The Netherlands' Pavilion, centrally located at the exhibition floor. At the pavillion, you can meet the following organisations:

Pavilion powered by: Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Municipality of The Hague / ImpactCity and Province of South-Holland.

Do you want to present your organisation at the pavillion? Our sponsor package offers various benefits throughout the two-day conference, including: showase via a digital display, a highlight moment in the pavillion programme and options for matchmaking. For more information please contact Uyen Phuong Le, Event Manager at DMEC.


During the conference week, a wide variety of activities will be organised. Programme highlights include:

24 October

  • C-level pre-conference dinner by DMEC - invite only

25 October

  • 09:15 - 10.30 Conference opening /Flagship session, including key notes by European Commission'ers Kadri Simson and Virginijus Sinkevičius
  • 16.45 - 18.00 Session: 'Global Markets, Global Opportunities', contribution by Benjamin Lehner, CEO DMEC
  • 18.00 - 19.00 Welcome reception, including speech of Arjen Kapteijns, Deputy Mayor Municipality of The Hague
  • 19.30 - 23.30 Conference dinner, including speech of Berend Potjer, Deputy of Energy Transition Province of South-Holland

26 October:

  • 09:00 - 10.15 Session: 'Industrial revolution: scaling-up wave & tidal manufacturing', moderation and contribution by Yuki Esser, Head of Operations DMEC
  • 11.30 - 17.30 BlueInvest thematic workshop, panelist: Yuki Esser, Head of Operations DMEC. Pitches by REDstack and Dutch Wave Power.
  • 15.15 - 16.45 DMEC side event 'Multi-use at the North Sea', in collaboration with Campus@Sea

27 October:

  • 09:00 - 18.00 Site visit, organised by Dutch Energy From Water Association (EWA)

Registration and more information

For registration and more information about the conference, please visit Ocean Energy Europe's event page here.

Stay tuned!

For updates and collaboration opportunities at OEE 2023, please follow us on LinkedIn and/or contact Uyen Phuong Le, Event Manager at DMEC.