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FAQs

  1. What is the venue and address of this conference?

    You can find the details of the De Maaspoort and how to get there immediately below this section.

    From the central train station Venlo is De Maaspoort easily accessible by foot. Approximately a 10 min walk

    The route:

    1. Head northwest on the train station
    2. Take the 3rd exit on the roundabout to Keulsepoort
    3. Go straight on the Parade
    4. Follow the road and go to the left to Klaasstraat
    5. Turn right to the Vleesstraat
    6. Turn left on the Market to the Oude Markt
    7. You will see De Maaspoort on your right

  2. When does the conference start and finish?

    16th October: Pre-conference Day - General registration will open at 12:30pm and the pre-conference workshops will start at 1:00pm followed by the opening/welcome keynote by Heineken at 5:00pm

    The welcome drinks reception will begin at 5:45pm

    17th October : Day 1 – Registration opens at 7:30am with the opening keynote at 8:00am

    The day will end with a drinks reception at 6:00pm in the exhibition hall

    18th October: Day 2 – Registration opens at 7:00am with the opening keynote at 8:00am

    The day is scheduled to finish at 3:45pm. The closing keynotes are great so you should plan to stay through the end.
  3. When should I plan to arrive?

    If you are flying into Venlo, it is advisable to come in on the October 16th so that you are well-rested and can attend all sessions that begin early on the afternoon of October 16th. Also, it’s a great chance to come meet the team, pick up your badge to beat the ques on the morning of the 17th and take part in our evening keynote from Heineken. If you are a local, it depends on your personal preference (and ability to wake up early!).
  4. What do I need to bring to the venue for registration?

    Just your business card!
  5. Do I get discounted rates for booking a room at the venue?

    Yes, we have secured limited number of discounted rooms at the venue. You will be given the link to this as soon as you register.
  6. Will there be any networking time at the conference?

    Yes, lots of it! At the start of the conference (16th October) there is a welcome drinks reception being held in the expo hall from 5:45pm.
    At the end of Day 1, there will be a 2 hr long networking drinks reception from 6pm onwards for you to continue those important conversations.
    On both days, there will be two coffee breaks between sessions and an hour-long networking Lunch. Mingling with all delegates and speakers is highly encouraged!
  7. Will there be any kind of e-networker or networking tool to reach out to participants in advance of the conference?

    Yes, when you register for a Standard or Executive pass, you gain access to an e-networker to message attendees and speakers. Access is given 1 week prior to the event.
  8. Will I get recordings and slides from the conference?

    Yes, when you register for a Standard or Executive Pass, you receive all presentation slides (approved by the speakers).
  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual. We want you to be comfortable!
  10. I still have questions – who should I contact?

    The conference organizers Danielle Horsnell – dhorsnell@eft.com or Sarah Reynolds – sreynolds@eft.com

De Maaspoort

Oude Markt 30,
5911 HH,
Venlo, The Netherlands

De Maaspoort is the largest theater and conference venue in North and Central Limburg and opened its doors in 1984. The venue is in a prime location with three theaters, four smaller rooms, four lounges, two restaurants and a fantastic roof terrace.

Discounted room rates available - details will be sent to you after booking your conference pass


Accommodation

Bilderberg Château Holtmühle

Kasteellaan 10,
5932 AG Tegelen,
The Netherlands

The Château Holtmühle is a unique historic castle which dates back to the Middle Ages. The peaceful surroundings and luxurious setting in a romantic environment ensure a pampering break. The spectacular entrance across the moat already promises a wonderful stay. A night in one of our 66 charming and atmospheric rooms, which offer every convenience, will immediately make you feel like a lord or a lady. Explore the Arcen Castle Gardens, the Hertog Jan Brewery and the Museum Van Bommel Van Dam or visit the Burgundian city of Maastricht and the welcoming Roermond.

**Important Notice - do not book your hotel with any 3rd parties - we only work directly with Fake Venue and our parent company FC Business Intelligence. Contact us if you are unsure. Please note a discounted rate for this hotel will be available once your registration for the event is confirmed.**

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