Motivational and Inspirational Keynote Speaker in Amsterdam, Carla Rieger is an internationally-known entrepreneur, coach and author, who travels all around the globe, to places like London UK, Madrid, India, Dubai, Singapore, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Barcelona, and Vancouver. She offers advice to companies and individuals on how to increase their resiliency and creativity so they can speed up their pace of innovation therefore staying more competitive and relevant in the marketplace.
All Carla Rieger's keynotes are highly entertaining, interactive and practical:
Amsterdam, Holland has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, on Europaplein Sq.
Beurs van Berlage, on Damrak Ave.
Radison Blu Hotel, on Rusland St.
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam, on Piet Heinkade St.
De Rode Hoed, on Keizersgracht
Okura Hotel Amsterdam, on Ferdinand Bolstraat
General Information about Amsterdam for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has 750,000 inhabitants, most of them multilingual (and most of them owners of bicycles, the main means of transportation in the city), 7,000 historical monuments, over 100 canals (more than Venice), over 1,000 bridges (more than Paris), and a large number of recent, ultra-modern buildings. The famous Port of Amsterdam is the 2nd largest in the country and the 5th largest in Europe. Amsterdam is the commercial center of the Netherlands and one of the main financial centers in Europe. A large number of Dutch institutions have their headquarters here and some of the top international companies, such as ING, Philips, TomTom and AkzoNobel, are also based in the city. Many leading technological companies, such as Netflix, Uber, and Tesla, have their European headquarters in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Amsterdam as the 2nd best city to live in, and Mercer ranked it the 12th globally in terms of environment and infrastructure. In 2009, the city was also ranked 3rd in innovation by the Australian agency 2thinknow in their Innovations Cities Index. Famous former residents of Amsterdam include the painters Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn, the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, and Anne Frank.
The City as a Conference Destination
Amsterdam, a city famous for its universities and research environment, hosts many academic conferences such as the International Academic Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference, and the EUROPERIO Congress on Research and Development. Other conventions focus on technological innovation and economics, such as the Digital Marketing World Forum, the Flying Money Conference, and the Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition. Additionally, various internationally renowned conferences focused on civil rights, animals, and architecture also take place each year in Amsterdam, including the Woman Now! conference on gender equality, the World Dog Show, as well as the World Architecture Festival.
Amsterdam Food Options for Conference Delegates
A highly multicultural city, Amsterdam offers various restaurants with different types of cuisines from around the world. French cuisine is represented by restaurants such as La Rive (+31 20 520 3264) and Zaza’s (+31 20 673 6333), whereas classic British fish and chips dishes can be enjoyed at The Good Companion (+31 20 233 8227). If you are interested in Asian food, you should not miss the Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka (Japanese; +31 20 678 7450) and the Blue Pepper Restaurant and Candlelight Cruises (Indonesian; +31 20 489 7039). The Dutch themselves also have an intriguing local cuisine, which can be sampled at De Silveren Spiegel (+31 20 624 6589) and the PIQNIQ (+31 20 320 3669).
Amsterdam Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Amsterdam. One of the most popular tourist activities is a boat ride along the Amsterdam’s over 100 canals, during which the city’s architecture can be leisurely sampled. Other attractions include the famous Van Gogh Museum, home to over 600 of Van Gogh’s paintings, the Rijksmuseum, housing over one million paintings and sculptures dating from 13th century onward (including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer), and the Anne Frank House, where during the World War II Anne Frank and four other Jewish people hid from the Nazis and is considered now as one of the most important memorial places to the Holocaust.