Welcome Reception – Thursday 21 May
ECU cordially invites all participants to join their fellow delegates at the traditional Welcome Reception. It will be the perfect opportunity to renew old friendships and build new ones, and to meet with the exhibitors, while enjoying some light refreshments.
All Convention delegates and registered accompanying persons are welcome!
Time: 19.00 – 20.00
Cost: Complimentary for registered delegates, €25 for accompanying persons
Location: Jaarbeurs – exhibition area
Dutch Evening – Friday 22 May
A night to remember!
Leave it to the Dutch to throw a party. We are known for our DJs but don’t underestimate our enthusiasm for good food.
During this social evening you will experience some of Holland’s traditions, together with the best food. First, you will arrive in style by boat. They will drop us off right in front of the Winkel van Sinkel which is set in the very heart of Utrecht along the Oudegracht canal – this 19th century national monument building combines culture with Dutch hospitality. There you will welcomed by our team for the night. Enjoy, relax and prepare to be surprised! And don’t forget your dancing shoes, so you can dance the night away after dinner!
The Winkel van Sinkel was the first department store in the Netherlands. In 1837 Mr. Anton Sinkel converted this grand canal house into a ‘shopping palace’ where you could buy almost everything, from “baskets with figs, hair pomade, bottles of orangeade, hats and caps and lady’s corsets, licorice and pills…. “.
The store was famous throughout the Netherlands and lasted more than fifty years. In 1898 a bank took up residence for over a century. Nowadays Winkel van Sinkel is a grand café and restaurant during the day and transforms into a club at night, and the perfect venue for the ECU Dutch Evening!