Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam
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We are delighted to announce the next IR Annual Conference will be held at Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam, 26th - 29th October 2019
We are pleased to be returning to my adopted home of Amsterdam for our 2019 Annual Conference. Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has something for everyone. Furthermore, there is a fascinating mix of different nationalities and cultures which create a wonderful environment for businesses, creatives and visitors.
The conference theme for this year will be ‘The Power of Story Telling’, this will be our biggest and most ambitious event to date. A fully immersive experience which interconnects storytelling in an individual, professional and collective manner. This will incorporate art, speakers, performers and bespoke experiences to create a memorable experience. One which we are confident leaves every attendee feeling inspired and full of new ideas.
At IR events we strive to offer the attendees an exciting but balanced professional and social program, and this year is no exception. The event will be hosted in the historic heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs Van Berlage, the former stock exchange building in Amsterdam. Furthermore, this year we are also proud to launch our inaugural Rising Stars program for the brightest talents from member firms.
Finally, please note that although this will be the largest IR event to date, we do fully expect tickets to sell out well in advance of the event (The 2018 conference at least 3 months beforehand). With this in mind, please ensure you book tickets for yourself and colleagues ASAP to avoid missing out.
See you in there.
Tom Wheeler - Founder of IR Global
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.