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Splashing CITC Opening: March 5 2020

CITC was officially opened on March 5 2020. The opening event was very balanced, interesting and amusing. We look back on a memorable and great opening. Here is a brief review with pictures.

Around 2.30 pm our guest arrived. We have welcomed about 150 people.
Jeroen de Blij, Chairman of the day, and Barry Peet, General Manager of CITC, opened the event at 3 pm.

First keynote speech ‘Packaging as an enabler for electronics Mega Trends’ was held by Emilie Jolivet, Director of the Semiconductor & Software Division at Yole Développement SA (Yole), consulting company in the field of Photonics & Sensing, Power & Wireless, Semiconductor & Software. You can find the video here.


Second keynote speech: ‘What about creativity’ was performed by Joey Gonesh, Founder of Friday Out Of The Box. He made us aware of flaws in our thinking when it comes to innovation.

After the break the talk show/ interview session, moderated by Jeroen de Blij took place with our special guests:
– Monique Esselbrugge, wethouder economie Gemeente Nijmegen
– Prof. dr. John Schmitz, Dean Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Technical University Delft
– Arnaud de Jong, Managing Director TNO Industry
It led to interesting discussions with the audience at the end.

Subsequently the black box was opened and Arnaud de Jong handed over the Smart Industry Filedlab trophy to Barry Peet.


Thereafter illusionist Rich Magic amazed us with his Mind-Magic show.


Watch this special CITC animation ‘The key to future innovations’ that led to the offical opening in which Barry Peet, General Manager CITC pushed the red button of the streamer cannon. Watch the video here.

It was a suprise for us that for our event a ‘CITC band’ named ‘Chords Into The Crowd’ was formed. The band members are close CITC relations and we loved their music.

We celebrated our opening with drinks, dinner and music by Gypsy Jazz Quartet The Bojangles from Nijmegen.

We were very honored with the speech that was provided by Christianne van der Wal, Gedeputeerde Provincie Gelderland, during dinner.


We closed the doors at 9 pm. Many thanks to all customers, suppliers, partners and friends for joining our opening event or paying attention to it despite not being able to join. It was indeed a splashing event!