It was wonderful to welcome so many of you to my home city of Amsterdam. This was our most ambitious event to date with a record number of 370 attendees, representing 80+ jurisdictions around the world. With an extended programme running from Friday to Tuesday evening.
The conference offered a social programme that included private dinners, golf, wine tasting, drinks reception, gala dinner, disco and even some new additions such as escape room experiences, a martial arts workshop and canal cruises. Whilst professionally we had breakout sessions, workshops, working breakfast & lunches, with a variety of high profile speakers.
The theme of this year’s event was ‘The Power of Storytelling’ and we attempted to intertwine this conceptually through art, music, performance and professional content. Our intention to reach you on a variety of different levels both consciously and subconsciously about identifying and sharing your own story to listening to the stories which exist around you.
Within this pack, you will find details of all presentations, along with links to photos and video galleries. If you would like a high-resolution copy of any image, please let us know and we will happily send it on to you.
Please note our events for 2020 are Miami 22nd – 25th January, Bangkok 22nd – 25th April, Zurich 2nd – 4th July and London 12th – 15th September. We hope to see many of you there. As a reminder, these are all limited ticket events to ensure effective relationship development time. To ensure you don’t miss out, please register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Wheeler, Founder
SATURDAY: Pre Event Social Activities
Before the event officially starts, sponsors and network partners will host pre-event activities around the city. Come a day or two early, enjoy the city with our ‘what’s on’ guide and then spend time with your fellow attendees in a relaxed setting.
SUNDAY 10:00 - 12:00: Walking Tour
Join us on a morning walking tour around Amsterdam to explore the sights and architecture the city has to offer.
SUNDAY EVENING 19:00 - 22:00: Opening Drinks Reception at the Winter Garden, NH - Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
The evening drinks reception will be hosted at the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel. The reception will include drinks and canapés.
MONDAY DAY - Breakout Sessions and Workshops, Beurs van Berlage
Multiple meetings / breakout sessions for our various working groups; dedicated meetings for the regional, firm management and women in leadership groups; and workshops on different topics. Rising Stars will have a separate programme.
MONDAY EVENING - Evening Meal, The National Maritime Museum
Luxury networking dinner at The National Maritime Museum. A unique location on the water in the centre of Amsterdam, The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most prominent maritime collections in the world.
TUESDAY DAYTIME - Presentations and Networking, Beurs van Berlage
Hear from a selection of high-profile speakers relating to the event’s theme. Plus the IR management team on group development in 2019 and upcoming plans.
TUESDAY EVENING 17:00 - 19:00 - Closing Drinks Reception, Beurs van Berlage
After the event, members staying in the city or with a late flight are invited to join us for goodbye drinks in the art gallery. An opportunity to view pieces by Professor Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s preeminent Aboriginal photographic artists.