Alumni event in Copenhagen
10 september 2019 14:00 t/m 18:00 - Locatie: Oceanvej 10-12, 2150 København, Denmark
Alumni in Copenhagen and Malmö are invited to a special alumni event hosted at the UNICEF Supply Division warehouse* in Copenhagen which at over 20,000 square meters (the equivalent of three football pitches) is the largest humanitarian facility of its type in the world. Join local UT alumnus Pieter Verhoog (BIT’06) who as a Supply Chain Data Analyst at the warehouse will provide insight on both the latest technology installed as well as the life critical mission of this important IGO.
During this event you will also have a chance to hear updates from both TU Delft and the other Dutch technical universities, as well as enjoy a ‘borrel’ mixer with fellow TU alumni – a great way to start accessing our shared ‘DEAN**’ Nordic network of 4000+ local graduates including almost 750 alumni in Copenhagen and Malmö.
An optional guided tour of the warehouse will take place from 14:00 till 15:30hr - only 25 spots are available so if you’re interested please make sure to select this option on the registration form (view these videos for a preview of the facility from outside and inside)
14:00-15:30 Optional tour of the warehouse (limited to 25)15:30-16:30 Presentations16:30-18:00 Borrel (Drinks/snacks)
Oceanvej 10-12, 2150 København, Denmark
To take part in this event, please register via this online form before September 2nd which will ensure you receive further updates. Registrations are taken care of by our colleagues from UTwente.
*ABOUT UNICEF: UNICEF is the world’s leading agency in procuring essential supplies for children. From a logistics platform in Djibouti to children in a health facility in Yemen, from a nutrition manufacturing facility in Madagascar to health centres in Nigeria and from the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse in Denmark to a refugee camp in Bangladesh, UNICEF supplies made their way across the globe to reach children in need in 2017. In 2017, UNICEF procured a total of $3.46 billion in goods and services. Of these, $533.3 million went to emergencies – representing the largest year on record for humanitarian responses in terms of supply. Supplies included health and hygiene products, water pumps, nutrition products, toys, school equipment and more. Part of these supplies are stored in and sent out from the UNICEF Supply Division warehouse in Copenhagen. The high-bay storage area is fully automated, stands 8 stories tall and could contain 6,000 20 foot containers. It has a storage capacity of 36,000 pallets. In addition to housing over 850 different UNICEF supply items, space is loaned to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for stockpiling their emergency items. The warehouse has a 'Good Distribution Practice' license to store and distribute pharmaceutical products. During 2017, more than 400,000 kits including custom-made sets were packed by warehouse staff.
**ABOUT DEAN: The Dutch Engineers Alumni Network of TU Delft, TU/e, Twente, and Wageningen launched its activities in 2014 and currently has communities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain and Switzerland.