Date(s) - 15/11/2018
8:15 am - 10:00 am
The Ritz-Carlton JBR
‘Landscapes of the Future’
This month no networking drinks but a networking breakfast,
at The Ritz-Carlton JBR, complimentary to all our members
The Netherlands Business Council and Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are pleased to invite you for a Monthly Network Breakfast Event on Thursday the 15th of November. We are very pleased to bring you the Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde to give us an insight in his innovative practice which merges people, technology and space to create a better world. Virtual floods, smart highways and smog sucking towers; Roosegaarde pulls technology out of the screens to examine and activate solutions to improve daily life in urban environments. In his interactive talk, Roosegaarde explores the social role of design, the importance of “Schoonheid” (a Dutch word meaning both beauty and cleanliness) along with his vision for the future.
Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. Roosegaarde has been driven by nature’s gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (a virtual flood) and Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog). As the new ‘hippie with a business plan’ to quote the New York Times, Roosegaarde has been selected as a creative change maker by Forbes and Good 100 and is a young global leader of the World Economic Forum.
We hope to welcome you all at this inspirational breakfast event!
Agenda, Thursday 15 November 2018
08.15 Registration and Breakfast
08.45 Welcome by H.E. Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
08.50 Welcome by Ms. Stefanie Schachtschabel, Chairman Netherlands Business Council
09.00 ‘Landscapes of the Future’ by Daan Roosegaarde
10.00 Closing and Networking
The Ritz-Carlton JBR – Valet parking free for guests
Free for members including breakfast
1st time introduction: free of charge when introduced by NBC member.
2nd time introduction: guest only allowed attending event under the condition of becoming a member.
Registration for each event is mandatory. Members can register by clicking here: on the bottom of the event page you can find the registration button. Non-Members can register by sending an email to email@example.com. Cancellation policy: maximum 24 hours before the event. A no show will cost the NBC 200 AED per person.