High tech event options
Events and congresses also benefit from the digitalisation of Rotterdam. All main event venues and larger podia have high quality, direct fiber connections to NEP The Netherlands (Media Park in Hilversum), making things like hybrid events, live tv, streaming, live encoding, video on demand, second screen applications and all other professional broadcast services available, in turn making Rotterdam an exciting option for any large and complex event or congress.
This has already led to several IT & Tech congresses and events recognising the digital stature of Rotterdam and selecting the city to be their their stage, including the European Robotics Forum (June 2022, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre), the Envirotech for Shipping Forum (October 2022, Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam), the Immersive Tech Week (November/December 2022, De Doelen ICC), Public Communication of Science & Technology (April 2023, De Doelen ICC) and TECIS 2023 (May 2023, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre).
In 2021 Rotterdam Partners organised a series of events called ‘The Rotterdam Experiment‘, which aimed to explore what the future of the event industry might look like. In three hybrid collaboration experiments, innovative solutions within and outside the sector were shared and tested with the industry, including modern technologies like Mixed Reality (AR, VR) and gamification.