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The theme for the 2020 edition of the Industria Congress will be announced very soon.


2019 theme:
24/7 Economy: Always at your service

The world of tomorrow offers many opportunities. More and more companies are in contact with partnes
abroad. Moreover, multinationals are growing. In 2016 multinationals generated 39% of the production
value of the Dutch economy. Besides, they created 22% of the employement.

Due to the rise of the internet the world has never felt so small. With present-day technology we can
contact anyone in the world. Furthermore, by stepping on a plane we can stand on their door step within
a day. The internet has given even more opprotunities. For example, online shopping. Do you want your
package the next day? Nowadays if you have ordered before 10 o’clock, than this is usually no problem.
Internet is avaible day and night, and thus its services are as well. Figures show the high demand for
these concepts. In 2018, there were more than 100 million pruchases done online. Which amounted to a
revenu of 26 billion!

Above examples are the result of systems running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The implications of this
ongoing environment are huge. Production increases and capital goods are used more efficiently. This
results in lower prices and a more streamlined distribtution. This offers great chances for the economy!
There is also a downside. Resources, such as employees, are needed to realise this 24/7 economy. Also
services are accesible worldwide.

The social aspects as well as the optimilisation possibilites offer an interesting challenge for the future
Industrial Engineers. Moroever, the subject in question has active issues and is therefore an interesting
subject for discussion. Accordingly, the 36th Industria Congres will regard the subject 24/7 economy.


Information about the location for the 2020 edition of the Industria Congress will follow.

The Industria Congress 2019 was held at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven in the Conference Center. This location offered us the professionality to ensure the quality of the event.


November 19th, 2019

The preliminary program for the 36th Industria Congress on 19 November 2019 is shown below:

08:45 Welcome
09:15 Opening Chairman of the day
09:45 Plenary Reading 1
10:45 Workshop Round 1
12:15 Business Fair & Lunch
14:00 Workshop Round 2
15:30 Short Break
16:00 Plenary Reading 2
17:00 Interactive Closing
17:30 Network Drink & Speed Dating
18:30 Ending congress Day


Below there are some impressions of the previous edition of the Industria Congres.

36th Edition: 24/7 Economy: Always At Your Service


35th Edition: Digital Transformation

The 35th edition took place on December 4th 2018 at Pullman Hotel Eindhoven.

his year’s theme is “Digital Transformation: A New Way of Working”. Digital Transformation describes the way in which technologies are integrated into an organization with the aim of fundamental change in the core activities. Moreover, Digital Transformation describes the way in which an organization brings value to the customer after this technology is actually integrated.

34th Edition: Sustainable Business

This 34th edition took place on December 6th 2017 at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven.

“The future offers many opportunities. The Dutch economy is growing and new innovations are everyday’s business. This combination offers Dutch companies, both large and small, the possibility to grow rapidly in the future.

To find the balance between a sustainable future and a healthy  financial position on the short term is a challenge to a business.  Current students and future employees are facing an unique, yet difficult task: the unification of what seems to be each other’s  opposites in order to establish a sustainable profit.”

Therefore, the theme of the 34th edition was “Sustainable Business: The Road to Green Profit”.


During the network drink, Master Students will have the opportunity to speed date with some interesting companies. It should be noted that the speed dating sessions will be in Dutch.


Deloitte and Vion food group are participating in the speeddate sessions 2019.



During the Industria Congress day at the 19th of November there will be two workshop rounds. The duration of the workshops will be 90 minutes. During these 90 minutes there will be an interactive session between the students and organizations. The content of the workshops depends on the organization, however they will all have to do with the theme:

 Workshop Brochure Industria Congress 2019



You can register for the Industria Congress 2019 from October 10th. The target audience consists of Industrial Engineering third year bachelor students and master students from OML, BIS, IM and MSE. Student tickets will be €10.-.

Click here to get your ticket



In 2019 the Industria Congres will be organized for the 36th 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:

“Digital Transformation: A New Way of Working” (2018)
“Sustainable business: The road to green profit” (2017)
“Partners in Excellentie” (2016)
“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 conference, from determining the theme till selecting the speakers, retrieving the sponsorship, the promotion of the conference, and the day organization. The professionalism of the conference and the contact that students and academics will gather with business is a central aspect.

The 36th Industria Congres committee consist of:

Koen Hermans
Chairman and Coordinator Speakers

Bauke Wijnands
Secretary and Treasurer

Janneke Tack
Commissioner External Relations

Sophie Thijssen
Commissioner Day Organisation

Angelique Sander
Commissioner Promotion

Left to right: Angelique Sander, Koen Hermans, Bauke Wijnands, Sophie Thijssen and Janneke Tack.


A selection of the comments on the 34th Industria Congres that took place on November 6th 2017:

Company participants:

“Wij als DOW hebben dit event als erg waardevol ervaren, met name omdat we direct in contact konden komen met de studenten. Op deze manier konden wij ons verhaal vertellen en de studenten laten zien dat Supply Chain niet alleen in de retail uitdagend is maar juist ook in een sector als Chemie. Het was de eerste keer dat DOW aanwezig was op het Congres en dat is erg positief bevallen. De organisatie zat goed in elkaar, zowel vooraf aan het event als tijdens het event. De contacten waren goed en jullie medewerking en flexibiliteit was voor ons ook erg prettig. Kortom heel erg bedankt voor dit leuke en interessante event, een groot compliment aan de gehele commissie.” – Arno van den Hemel, DOW

“Wij hebben de dag als erg leuk ervaren. Goed ontvangst, leuke locatie, goede lunch en een leuke, proactieve groep. Wij waren erg tevreden en doen de volgende keer graag weer mee.” – Loes Hofstee, Chipsoft

University participants:

“Ik kijk terug op een ontzettend goed georganiseerde dag met veel interessante informatie voor de studenten. Ontzettend goed geregeld en netjes verzorgd.” – Baukje Osinga, Studieadviseur Tbdk

Student participants:

“Het was een strak programma, maar ontzettend goed ik elkaar gezet.”

“Ik vond de workshops zeer goed van opzet, mooi interactief. Lezing van Groen sloot erg mooi aan op het thema van het congres.”

“Heel positief vond ik het dat er de mogelijkheid was om Linkedin foto’s te laten maken! En André Kuipers had van mij best wat langer mogen praten ten koste van de borreltijd, maar ik begrijp dat dat niet zomaar kan. Echt een geweldige spreker!”

“Erg goede sprekers met Helga van Leur en André Kuipers, verder ook leuke (nieuwe) bedrijven geregeld!”

Industria Congress

Welcome at the website of the Industria Congress 2020!

The Industria Congress is set up for Industrial Engineering students from Eindhoven University of Technology. About 200 students visit this congress every year. As Congress Committee of Industria we would like to offer these students a chance to get in touch with companies for a possible bachelor end project, to graduate during the master, for a traineeship or for a permanent job. On the other hand, we offer companies the opportunity to get in touch with these enthusiastic students at this congress by offering them different ways of collaboration. On top of that, there will be two plenary speaker sessions during the day and we will close with a small drink.

This year’s theme is will be announced very soon.

Impression Congress 2019

The Industria Congress is organized every year by a new committee and with a different theme. For more information about the theme and other practical matters you can visit the corresponding pages. Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!