Green Buildings Congress 2018

The CFP Green Buildings Congress took place on 13th September at Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, uniting attendees under the global theme ‘We are the World’.

In keeping with the theme—and for the second time in a row—the Innovation Challenge Award saw 40 start-ups and renowned parties presenting state-of-the-art concepts, products and ideas that specifically contribute to the sustainability of buildings. Several speakers attended the event: Business Woman of the Year Aukje Kuypers; Katja Schuurman—who spoke about her foundation Return to Sender; philosopher Ruud Veltenaar; and Masai leader in Kenya Ezekiel Katato. The interview below presents a behind-the-scenes snap-shot of organising the day.

“Everyone was wowed on arrival and was positively surprised”

Rianne Doornink, Business Developer at CFP Green Buildings

Interview

Rianne Doornink, Business Developer CFP Green Buildings, about her experiences organising the congress at our venue.

“Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen is a unique, appealing and special location. The space was perfect for us because there is a plenary room where all guests could go at the same time, and different break-out rooms for the different program components. In addition, KIT was a good match with our congress and fitted in perfectly with our theme, because sustainability was the central theme of our congress.

The conference had a unique and special atmosphere because of the location and the unique details in the building. It impressed our visitors. Everyone was wowed on arrival and was positively surprised.

The collaboration with the Conferences & Events team went very well. We thought about the preparation and the course of the day. Nothing was an issue, couldn’t be arranged or was too complicated. Appointments were always well coordinated and communicated. On the day itself there was one point of contact with who we went through the planning of the day to make sure everything would go well. The aftercare was also well arranged.”