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Social Events & Site Visits
Besides a three day congress program with 150 sessions and keynotes the IPMA World Congress offers interesting Social events and a unique site visit. Except for the welcome party on Monday these events require separate registration.
Welcome Party (included)
Time: Monday September 29, 19.00
Place: Rotterdam City Hall (until 20.30, maximum of 350 persons) – address: Coolsingel 40, 3011 AD Rotterdam
and Grand Café Sorbonne (from 19.00 until closing time) – address: Rodezand 46, 3011 AN Rotterdam
IPMA Award Gala Dinner (separate registration needed)
Time: Tuesday September 30, welcoming 18.30- 19.00. Start gala dinner 19.00
Place: Laurens Church Rotterdam – address: Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 CG Rotterdam
Dresscode: Black Tie
Farewell Party (separate registration needed)
Time: Wednesday October 1, 19.30
Place: Maas Silo, Rotterdam – address: Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2, 3081 AE Rotterdam
Field Trip: Maasvlakte 2, Port of Rotterdam (registration needed, max. 50 persons, no add. fee)
Maasvlakte 2 is the expansion of the port of Rotterdam. A new top European location for port activities and industry is being created immediately to the west of the present port and industrial area. When the construction of Maasvlakte 2 began in 2008, the sea there was 17 meters deep. Maasvlakte 2 existed on no map, except for the design drawings. Maasvlakte 2 will soon encompass 1,000 hectares net of industrial ground, located directly on deep water. A signature mega project for the Netherlands with a total investment involved in the construction of EUR 2.9 billion (2007 price level). For this amount, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is constructing the following elements at its own expense and risk: A new piece of land, Seawall and basic infrastructure, such as quays, rail track and roads.
Curious about the project challenges of Maasvlakte 2? And ready for a change of scenery? Then sign up for the Maasvlakte 2 Field Trip.
As a guest of the Port of Rotterdam Authority you will be taken to FutureLand to experience for yourself what will soon be history. With a presentation of the ambitious scope of the project, its challenges and successes. In the middle of the first 1000 hectares of newly won land. Including a spectacular trip with the official Port Catamaran.
Time: Tuesday September 30, 12.30 to 18.00
Place: Assemble at the World Congress registration desk at 12.00
Sign-up: You can sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and with subject “ Maasvlakte 2 sign up” (only for already registerd attendees of the IPMA World Congress).