Social program

In addition to a convenient but exciting substantive program the Conference foresees in a couple of exiting social events where the academics can strengthen their ties, amongst each other but also with the industry members present.

  • Welcoming reception: At the first day of the conference a welcoming reception will take place at the ‘Burgerzaal’ in the City Hall.
  • Conference dinner: For the Conference dinner we aim to select a splendid location that is unique in representing the best Rotterdam has to offer as a city, and is comfortably accessible within the Rotterdam city center. Our first option is to organize the conference dinner at the Onderzeebootloods, an authentic building amidst Rotterdam’s old port areas. Second option is to organize the conference dinner at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, in the heart of the city and directly at the waterfront
  • Port trip: We will organize a trip to the Maasvlakte 2, the new large € 3 billion port expansion of the Port of Rotterdam, realized in 2013 and just in operation since 2014. The tour starts at the highly interesting information center Future Land where the whole process of the expansion is presented in an attractive interactive way. This is followed by a boat trip through the new port area and a visit to one of the brand new terminals.