Groningen will host a top national conference next March.
The “Nederland Digitaal” conference will bring many top politicians, entrepreneurs and researchers to the city. “This is really good news for Groningen!” said Fred Hassert from Samenwerking Noord, one of the driving forces behind getting the summit to take place in Groningen.
This is the second time that the conference is being held. This time, it will run from 16 to 19 March inclusive. The conference aims to bring together all of the different parts of Dutch society that can contribute to making the Netherlands a European digital hub.
As part of this, a two-day scientific conference called ‘’ICT.OPEN’’ will also be part of the wider Netherlands Digital agenda.
As with the first edition, the ICT.OPEN conference will take place on days two and three (17 and 18 March) of the bigger programme. More than five hundred scientists and researchers at companies will meet to discuss the theme of innovation from IT research. The organisation is being handled by the NWO and Informatica Platform Nederland (IPN).
Collaborating with the Northern Netherlands
The Netherlands Digital conference fits in well with the ambitions and development of the Digital Society Ecosystem in the Northern Netherlands. As a result, regional and local educational institutions, governments and the business community, including the Economic Board Northern Netherlands, Cooperation North and Northern Online Entrepreneurs are all working closely on this edition of the conference.
More information about the theme, programme, side events, location and participation can be found on the Netherlands Digital website from October.
“This is really fantastic news for Groningen. It’s been said that they even want to run a special train to bring the hundreds of visitors to Groningen. Now, Groningen and the rest of the North, can show what we’re doing. The conference is growing so much that numerous locations must be hired! Martiniplaza, Groninger Forum, A-Kerk and Suikerunie; we will need all of them! We can now really show the whole of the Netherlands what we are all doing in the IT sector,’’ added Fred Hassert, enthusiastically.