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Nowadays we live in a world where both customers and companies are becoming more demanding. Customer expectations are higher than ever like ‘order today, receive tomorrow’. Therefore companies should improve their collaboration with their suppliers in order to meet these services. An example of this is the supply of materials in the sequence of production. As customers are more demanding processes require more efficiency, especially when the processes involve companies working together.

The 33nd Industria Congres is centered on the theme: Partners in Excellence.

The amount of partnerships between companies is increasing. Companies want to innovate continuously, which can be realized by exchanging data with other companies. This happens sometimes even between competitors, whereby the notion “concullega’s”(competitors and colleagues combined) is originated.

There are several reasons for companies to share their valuable information with other companies. Resources such as funding, materials and knowledge are used to create a beneficial situation, if they are used effectively. Companies will need to think about strategies that can ensure that these resources are used as effectively as possible. Furthermore, some resources may contain very reliable information, including personal data. Therefore, companies have to decide how to handle sensitive information. When companies can master these different aspects of the new business world, they can conquer a bigger competitive advantage. In short, collaboration requires efficiency, from management to the supply chain.

The goal of the Industria Congres is to increase the understanding of how the power of collaboration can add value to your business. Within the main theme, we will focus on the collaboration with the customer and regarding  to the supplier. Both sides are interesting for the Congres to elaborate further on, depending on which side is most applicable to your business.


The preliminary program for the 33nd Industria Congres on 13 December 2016 is shown below:

09:15 Welcome
09:50 Opening & Keynote speech
10:45 Short Break
11:15 Workshop Round 1
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Plenary lecture 1
14:30 Short Break
15:00 Workshop Round 2
16:15 Closing of the official part
16:30 Network drink and speed dating
17:30 End of the day


32nd Industria Congres


Below are some impressions of the 32nd Industria Congres that took place on November 17th 2015 at The Philips Stadion in Eindhoven. The remaining pictures are visible here.

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31st Industria Congres

Below are some impressions of the 31st Industria Congres that took place on November 18th 2014.

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30th Industria Congres

Below are some of the photos taken during the Industria Congres 2013.

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During the network drink, Master students will have the opportunity to speed date with some interesting companies. The speed dating will be in Dutch.

You can subscribe for the speed dating by indicating this on the subscription form (after the 18th of October 2016). During the network drink, you can speed date for 10 minutes with one of the companies. One week before the Industria Congres you will hear whether you will have a speed date and with which company.

In preparation for the speed dating it is recommended to read the company profile and visit their website for more information. Furthermore, it is valued by the company, where you will be speed dating with, to send your CV a few days before the Industria Congres. More information about the speed dating process will be sent by e-mail.







Below you can find the workshops visitors of the 33nd Industria Congress can participate in. Remark that most of the workshops will be held in Dutch.

Workshops round 1






Workshops round 2



The subscription for the Industria Congres 2016 will open the 17th of November 2016!

Industria Congres 2016
On Tuesday 13 December the Industria Congres will take place. Two plenary speakers will present theories and practices centered on the theme “Partners in Excellence”. Two rounds of workshops where students can actively engage themselves with the companies present. At the end of the day students could meet one-on-one with representatives from companies during the speed date session.

Ticket prices
The prices for the 33nd Industria Congres are:
Students: €10,-
Company participants: €100,-


In 2016 the Industria Congres will be organized for the 33nd time. The organisation consists of five students from the faculty of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e). The “Stichting Bedrijfskunde Congres Industria” (SBCI), primarily called the “Congrescommissie” is supported by the study association Industria.

During the Industria Congres lectures and workshops are organized. The aim of this one-day event is to inspire the participants and engage the students with business on relevant topics in engineering management.

Every year a theme is carefully selected based on news, talks with scholars from the TU/e and relevance with the study Industrial Engineering. Themes from previous years are:

“Changing Technologies: The Impact on Business Operations” (2015)
“Business Agility: Flourishing in a Constantly Changing Business Environment” (2014)
“Big Data: Big Business or Big Brother?” (2013)
“Selling Technology” (2012)
“Dynamic Business Networks: Collaborate to Compete” (2011)
“Entrepreneurship” (2010)
“Open Innovation” (2009)
“Total Cost of Ownership” (2008)


The committee of the Industria Congres is responsible for the whole organization of the congress, from determining the theme till selecting the speakers, retrieving the sponsorship, the promotion of the congress, and the day organization. The professionalism of the congress and the contact that students and academics will gather with business is a central aspect.

The 33nd Industria Congres committee consist of:
Sunjit Bains


Britt Zwinkels
Secretary and Day Coordination


Giacomo Cossu
Treasurer and Coordinator Acquisition


Cindy van der Wijst
Coordinator Lecturers


Jochem de Roeck
Coordinator Promotion

Committee of Recommendation 32nd Industria Congres

Wim vd Donk
Prof. Dr. Wim van de Donk 
King’s Commissioner in the province Noord-Brabant

Frank Baaijens
Rector magnificus at Eindhoven University of Technology

Rob van Gijzel
Mayor of Eindhoven

Paul Grefen
Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology


A selection of the comments on the 31st Industria Congres that took place on November 18th 2014:
Company participants of the Industria Congres 2014:

“Het was een goed en mooi verzorgd congres. De deelnemers waren betrokken en soms positief kritisch. Dat geeft goede leermomenten.” – Wijnand van Lieshout, Stichting Digitale Overheid

Student participants:

“Dit was mijn eerste Congres en het oversteeg mijn verwachten, alles was ontzettend goed geregeld. Complimenten aan de commissie hiervoor! Met name de eerste plenaire lezing met de inleiding op het onderwerp was sterk en een goed begin van een leerzame dag.”
“Het toppunt van de dag was het terugfietsen, toen je terugdacht aan hoe goed de dag wel niet was geweest.”
“Geen echt toppunt, maar de sfeer was echt geslaagd en alles verliep soepel! Complimenten!!”
“Het toppunt van de dag was aan het einde beseffen dat je weer heel wat geleerd hebt vandaag en dat je wat meer hebt gezien van hoe het er in de praktijk aan toe kan gaan, dat vind ik erg waardevol.”

A selection of comments on the evaluation of the 30th Industria Congres that took place on December 10th 2013:

Student participants:

“Ontzettend goed geregeld, mooie locatie en interessante sprekers”
“Verbindend & inspirerend”
“Alles was tot in de puntjes geregeld en verzorgd”
“Erg interessant onderwerp en stuk voor stuk goede lezingen”
“Erg professioneel, erg interessante sprekers en ook de workshops waren enorm interessant”

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Partner Industria Congres 2016

We are proud to announce the partner of the Industria Congres 2016. The partner is TKI Dinalog. TKI Dinalog, the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics has one goal: the Netherlands will be European market leader in the control and coordination of transnational flows of goods by 2020. Therefore Innovation through collaboration is necessary: between rail, road, air and sea transport. Between researchers… Read more »


Chairman Industria Congres 2015

We are proud to announce the chairman of the Industria Congres 2015. On the 17th of November Vivianne Bendermacher will preside over the day. Vivianne has a past of being the editor-in-chief of several well-known magazines. Currently, she’s an entrepreneur with two recently found companies. One of these companies specializes in keeping the public up to date with regards to the latest… Read more »


Location Industria Congres 2015

The 32nd Industria Congres will take place at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven. The Philips Stadium is the home ground of PSV, but is also used as a center of activity. Activities range from formal business meetings to leisure, the Philips Stadium can provide in any of these aspects. The Stadium possesses many area’s like conference rooms, quality restaurants and… Read more »


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