[2023-10-26] Japan Meets Brabant with BOM

On Thursday 26 October, this year’s edition of the Japan meets Brabant together with BOM took place in Eindhoven. We were pleased to welcome many Dujat members and BOM relations to this event. It was a day full of innovation, inspiration, with the possibility for various companies in both the Dutch-Japanese and high tech industry to meet and connect.

We would like to thank BOM for the amazing programme, and all organizations below who were so kind to welcome us and share their knowledge and experience. Arigato gozaimasu!

Dear Dujat Members and BOM Relations,

Join us for an illuminating journey into the world of cutting-edge technology at the intersection of automation and production. It’s time for the 8th edition of the renowned “Japan meets Brabant” event, and we promise you, this is going to be the best edition yet!

Unlock insights into the latest advancements in industrial automation and robotics. Discover the current state of affairs in the Netherlands and specifically in Brabant. Explore the avenues where Japan and the Netherlands can learn from each other, and most importantly, how they can synergize their strengths for mutual growth.

Prepare to be inspired by contributions from industry leaders:

  • NXTGEN High Tech
  • Yaskawa & KMWE
  • AM-Flow
  • Team Rembrandts
  • The masterminds behind RoboCup 2024 Eindhoven

Mark your calendars, as this event is your gateway to understanding the rapidly evolving landscape of industrial automation. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, industry expert, or simply curious about the future of manufacturing, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Reserve your spot by registering via the button below, and stay tuned for more details and information. Let’s light up the future of automation, together!

Date: Thursday 26 October

Time: 12:30 – 18:30

Venue: Brainport Industries Campus, BIC 1, 5657 BX Eindhoven


  • Dujat Bus (optional)

10:30  Gather in front of Cityden Stadshart, Amstelveen

10:45  Bus departs from Amstelveen

  • Main Programme:

12:30  Walk-in / coffee & Registration (BIC Theater)

13:00  Opening / Welcome by BOM (Edwin Zonder) and DUJAT (Christa de Kemp)

13:10  Robotics ecosystem in The Netherlands & Brabant, Toine Cleophas, project manager HTSM at BOM

13:25  NXTGEN High Tech; Monika Hoekstra, Director NXTGEN HIGHTECH; The new generation of hightech equipment for future generations, TNO; Jeroen Broekhuijsen, Team lead Digital Factories and Brainport Industries / BOM; Frits Hoeve, Program Manager

14:00  Yaskawa & KMWE presentation; Eddie Mennen, Managing Director at YASKAWA Benelux B.V. and Koen Herps, Manufacturing Automation Engineer at KMWE

  • Company intro (focus on ‘’factory of the future”)
  • Challenges to implement robotics
  • Collaborative vs full automated
  • Example / use case for both cobot and full automated

14:25  15min Break

14:40  Seeing is believing: Tour at AM-Flow & Scanologic-Mimaki-Marketiger

15:45  15min Break

16:00  Team Rembrandts; “If things get complicated, bring in the Dutch”; Ron Visser, Team Manager and Joris Bol, Lead Business Development and student at TU/e

16:15  Panel discussion, with – John Blankendaal (Brainport Industries), Paul Sollewijn-Gelpke & Tim Foreman (OMRON) – Ron Visser (Team Rembrandts)

17:00  Robocup WK 2024; Ton Peijnenburg, Deputy General Manager at VDL ETG, and Team Sponsor Wouter Kuijpers, Program Officer at U/e, Tech-United Team Member

17:15  Kampai Kick Off & Networking drinks

18:00  Dujat Bus departs to Amstelveen