University Fund Wageningen invited Wageningen Alumni living in Ethiopia on behalf of the WUR Alumni Ethiopia Network for the meeting @ Heineken Brewery on Saturday 28 January 2017.
The WUR alumni Network Ethiopia started in December 2015. We are glad to inform you that this Wageningen Alumni Event was the second official meeting organized by the WUR Alumni Committee.
SUMMARY Heineken Brewery Excursion for Wageningen Alumni in Ethiopia
On 28 January 2017, the ‘Wageningen Alumni Ethiopia Network’ has organized an excursion to the Heineken Brewery, just outside of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. A group of both Dutch and Ethiopian alumni was guided by Hilbert van der Werf, production manager at Heineken and an alumnus of Wageningen University and Research.
The tour at the Heineken Brewery started with a presentation about farmers who provide Heineken with Malt Barley, after which the group got a guided tour. This tour began at
the production process and ended at the bottling process/packaging process of
locally brewed beers (such as Walia, Harar and Bedele) which are produced by
Heineken in Ethiopia. The utmost precision and professional way of brewing is a
good example of why Heineken is a world class brewer; and since last year is
also brewing Heineken beer in Ethiopia. The excursion ended with a network
drink and an update on the upcoming alumni events in 2017.
With the support of Heineken Brewery and the Wageningen Alumni Fund, this excursion was very successful.
If you want to know more about the Wageningen Alumni Ethiopia Network or wish to participate in activities, please send an e-mail to Caroline Bijkerk: firstname.lastname@example.org