For the first time, we will be hosting the annual conference outside of London. This followed a live member vote at the 2015 event in which you, the members, chose this exciting destination. I am therefore excited to welcome you to my home city of Amsterdam in the Autumn of 2016. Amsterdam is a wonderful city and one which is known equally for business, culture and creativity. Multiculturalism has thrived and the city is home to a fascinating mix of different nationalities and customs. We are pleased to invite you to spend some quality days with the IR team and your fellow members to explore ideas for collaboration and new business opportunities during October 9th – 11th 2016. Furthermore, it will be a fantastic opportunity for you to better get to know your colleagues from around the world whilst enjoying the city and all it has to offer. As usual, tickets are capped at a maximum of 250 attendees to ensure that the event stays at a size in which you can network effectively and find time to connect with the right people. Therefore, please be sure to reserve your ticket ASAP to avoid being disappointed. Every IR event for the last 2 years has been sold out. At IR events we strive to offer the attendee more, and this year is no exception. The event will be hosted in the heart of Amsterdam on Dam Square at one of the city’s most historical 5 star hotels, Hotel Krasnapolsky. This year, we will also be hosting what will be a memorable evening in the famous Westerkerk, which is situated next to the Anne Frank house and is the resting place of Rembrandt. So come and see for yourself why IR Events are becoming the most talked about in the professional services calendar. Warm Regards Tom Wheeler
Before the event officially starts, sponsors and network parters will host dinners around the city for groups of 8-15. Come a day or two early, enjoy the city with our ‘what’s on’ guide and then spend an evening with your fellow attendees in a more intimate setting.
EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL KRASNAPOLSKY
Hosted in the famous Winter Gardens in the hotel. The opening reception will run from 7-9pm and include drinks and canapés.
BREAK OUT SESSIONS AT THE HOTEL KRASNAPOLSKY
Multiple meeting rooms will be available throughout the day for different purposes including:
• 10 Practice group meetings, hosted by the respective steering committees
• Special Interest Group rooms for China, Latin America and Women’s Leadership
• IR management and staff meetings
EVENING DINNER AT THE FAMOUS WESTERKERK.
Located next to the Anne Frank and just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The resting place of Rembrandt and one of the most iconic buildings of Amsterdam.
PRESENTATIONS DAY AT THE HOTEL KRASNAPOLSKY
Hear from IR and experts on a variety of firm management and marketing issues. Plus a special headline speaker kept as a surprise until the day. As usual, we will utilise cutting edge technology and use keypads for interactive voting sessions.
Evening drinks - After the event, we will invite those staying in the city to join us at one of the city’s best spots for goodbye drinks.