On Friday the 23th of November 2018, more than 200 professionals visited the What's UP! symposium, in city theatre De Harmonie, in Leeuwarden. Themes of this day were culture participation and getting older. Next to the plenary part, there were 8 smaller sessions that the visitors could attend.
On October 31, 2018, the Werkfestival took place, the largest job market in the Northern Netherlands.
The former SuikerUnie site in Groningen was transformed into a beautiful festival site. 11,334 visitors and 300 employers attended the Werkfestival. On the day itself, there were 4600 follow-up appointments planned. A resounding success.
A duo production together with De Jongens van Lucht.
On the 16th of October 2018, the symposium of De Bewonersraad was held, because of the 25th anniversary of the organisation.
Location was was Kwartier Noord in Katlijk. It was an interesting meeting, with speeches of Diederik Samsom and Ruud Veltenaar.
On Thursday 11 October, LIMOR organized the Hoarding conference "Wie wat bewaart heeft wat" at the Westcord WTC Hotel in Leeuwarden. Six speakers from different angles of the care field provided the plenary program and the subsessions.
Over 200 representatives from, among others, social relief organizations, housing corporations, enforcement teams and area teams visited the conference on hoarding. To listen and especially to share and exchange knowledge. During the congress, the approach to the collective disorder was central.
We took care of the complete logistics organization of this inspiring conference.
On the 10th of October, during the annual European week of Regions and Cities, showed the Northern Netherlands itself to teh rest of Europe. Location for this was the historical library Solvay. Focus point of the evening were sustainable energy, circular economy and innovative agriculture.
On this festive netwerk evening, Jetta Klijnsma, chairman of SNN, gave the effort of the Northern Netherlands for the coming parliamentary elections, to the Member of the European Parliament.
On Thursday, October 4, the 21st symposium of the Wadden Academy took place. Over the past four years, researchers from the Landscape Knowledge Center and the Terpen Center of the University of Groningen have, together with the residents of six terp and miracle villages, carried out research into the history and development of the terpen and wierden land. During the symposium, a number of researchers explained the stories.
On the 12th of September 2018, there was the grand opening of trainstation Mantgum. With new, dimded LED lighting, which was opened by commissioner of the king Arno Brok.
The light can be dimmed by 30 per cent of the available strength, when there are no people on the station. Mantgum is the first 'dark' station of Friesland.
Wednesday the 4th of July: a day with a orange tint. We could organise the annual meeting of the 'Koninklijke vereniging van leden der Nederlandse Ridderorden' (people honoured with a royal mark).
The morning program was at Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie. After lunch, the 500 guests experienced the cultural capital of Europe: Leeuwarden. There were many choices: a visit of the Fries Museum or ceramics museum (Princessehof), a tour through the Blokhuispoort (old prison) with a presentation about the eleven cities ice skating tour, a boat tour through the canals of Leeuwarden with a visit of Lân fan Taal (land of language) or a boattour through the âlde Feanen or Dokkumer Ee.
Every year the ISPA congress (International Society for the Performing Arts) takes place in another city, in 2018 Leeuwarden had the honour to be host city.
More than 200 international guests from the art and theater world, visited Leeuwarden for a week to attend the congress. Locations visited during the congress are i.a. Tryater, Neushoorn, Fries Museum and De Harmonie. And during the walking diner there was a tour through the city center, where dishes were served on various locations and guests got surprised by acts and performances.
Congres Bureau Friesland was asked by LF2018 for the logistic organisation.
‘Its been amazing, the best WTCA General Assembly ever’
‘The programming, the organization, the speaker and even the food were all Top Dutch! The best conference I’ve attended ever, period!’
Some quotes of participants of the international WTC congress, that took place in Leeuwarden April 2018. And then imagine that cities as Las Vegas, Manila and Algiers,hosted the previous editions.
More than 300 delegates and companies, from all over the world, have visited Leeuwarden and were impressed by the event they attended.
Friesland, Leeuwarden (and we as well!) are ready for the international congressmarket!
Here an impression of the WTCAGA 2018 in Leeuwarden.