8:00 PM20:00

Approaching disadvantaged neighborhoods in Paris and Rotterdam

The renowned French sociologist Fabien Truong will give a lecture on the troubled French banlieues and the methods employed to resolve these issues. What can Rotterdam learn from this approach?

The evening is organized by Knowledge Lab Leefbare Wijken. The purpose of the lecture and discussion is to get to know the problems of, and approach in, French disadvantaged neighborhoods: what should we do or strive for in the Netherlands

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11:00 AM11:00

Business Week USA & Canada

Are you an entrepreneur in the areas of offshore wind energy, life sciences or automotive/mobility? Are you looking for opportunities to expand your business to the USA & Canada? Then join the Business Week USA & Canada on the 29th of November in CIC, Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam.

You will have the chance to talk 1-on-1 to the experts within the American and Canadian market about the chances and opportunities of expanding to the American and Canadian market.

Next to the 1-on-1 sessions, we will organize a plenary session where we will highlight the dos and don’ts, the possible opportunities and the support for entrepreneurs that you can tap into to expand your business.

Following the plenary session, there will be three workshops. Each workshop will be set-up to tackle the specific business that you are in. Together with experts within the American and Canadian market and entrepreneurs with experience in doing business in the USA & Canada, you will have the chance to dive deeper and discover best- and worst practices that are specifically for your business.

Finally, we will have networking drinks at the Venture Cafe in CIC.

Would you like to join our program?

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7:00 PM19:00

Diversity: How to Make it Work | FV Rotterdam

Research is continuing to build and show that diversity is essential in all situations to create an inclusive culture that allows for growth, empowerment and business effectiveness. How do we make sure this drive for diversity is being taken up at all levels and in all industries. We invite you to come and hear from two ladies who are paving the way for progress.

Speakers; Our speakers are Jacqueline Prins (from the Department of Education) and Jessica Haagmans (Regional Director Benelux at A+E Networks UK) who both have had an interesting and yet very different career. They will give insight into their experiences of diversity in the workplace. More information on our speakers will follow! 

Before, in between, and after the keynotes there will be great moments to connect to each other, exchange ideas, discuss and support challenges in business. Drinks and small bites are included.

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6:30 PM18:30


Are you interested in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology?

Come to our meetups and events to meet like-minded people and network. Learn from Blockchain experts and individuals in the industry.

We are excited to be back after a few weeks of preparation, we have put together an event for those who want to learn about trading cryptocurrencies and also blockchain enthusiast who want to learn about new projects.


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10:45 AM10:45

Panelgesprek: Toekomst van werken in Rotterdam

Panelgesprek: Toekomst van werken in Rotterdam

De economie van de Rotterdamse regio zal komende tien jaar onmiskenbaar veranderen. In deze ‘Next Economy’, die in snel tempo ontstaat rondom circulaire verduurzaming, verregaande digitalisering en robotisering, zal werk er anders uit gaan zien. Maar hoe? Wat vragen nieuwe werkvormen en werkgelegenheid van de stad? Voldoen de industriegebieden, bedrijvenparken en kantoorlocaties van nu over tien jaar nog steeds? Wat voor andere ruimte, plekken en ruimtelijke randvoorwaarden hebben we nodig? En, gegeven de traagheid van ruimtelijke ontwikkeling, wat moet er op korte termijn in gang gezet worden zodat de stad klaar is voor het werk van de toekomst?

We gaan hierover in gesprek met:

· Arnoud Walrecht, KPMG. Arnoud is de voorman van KPMG advisory voor circulaire business modellen.

· Henk de Bruijn, manager sociale infrastructuur Havenbedrijf Rotterdam.

· Herbert ten Have, CEO van Fizyr. Fizyr maakt kunstmatige intelligentie software voor robots.

· Marco Pastors, Directeur van Nationaal Programma Rotterdam Zuid.

· Rob Slagmolen, secretaris Arbeidsmarkt van VNO-NCW MKB-Nederland.

Het gesprek vindt plaats bij CIC & Venture Café Rotterdam onder leiding van Bart Schrijnen, Factual Design. Bart doet het programmamanagement van grote, ruimtelijk transformaties.

Deze workshop is onderdeel van het Stadsmakerscongres 2018 en is opengesteld voor community members van CIC en Venture Café Rotterdam. Deze sessie vindt plaats op de vierde verdieping van het Groot Handelsgebouw, in meeting ruimte "Kaleidoscope".

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7:00 PM19:00

Simple freight forwarding with Shypple!

Our November meetup features digital freight-forwarder, Shypple!

"Shypple gives you a live milestone overview over your supply chain.
From one clear overview, multiple users within your organisation can easily access the most important information of any shipment.
By selecting preferred notification settings, users receive automated email notifications about updates, adjustments and to do's. We visualise your supply chain, ease collaboration and reduce errors."

6.00pm: Arrivals, drinks, pizza and welcome
7.00pm: Shypple presentation with Dirk Jonkers, Lead Developer
8 - 9pm: Discussion and networking

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8:00 PM20:00


We'll talk with great artists and legends from the hip-hop world about their careers and the importance of hip-hop for their lives, their neighbourhoods and their city. An evening about street culture, role models, city dreams, activism and pride for the city and the people in it.

TRANS//FORM is a city-hopping programme traveling from Amsterdam, Rotteram, Utrecht and Leeuwarden. Part of #YCreate, for more info:

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