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WLI Congress 11 – 14 april 2018

The Hague



Wednesday 11 April 2018 

13.30              Departure from Carlton Ambassador Hotel

13.30              Walking tour through the center of The Hague, passing the Royal       Palace

14.30              Visit to the Dutch Parliament

Meeting with leading  Members of Parliament

Dilan Yesilgöz (VVD) Member of Parliament

17.30              Conference followed by a Walking Dinner at the Residence of

The Ambassador of Italy Dr. Andrea Perugini

Sophialaan 1 , Den Haag

“  Women in Innovation, Science and Industry 


Senator Ankie Broekers Knol , President of the Senate

Dr. Stientje van Veldhoven – State Secretary of Infrastructure

Dr. Marjan Hammersma , Secretary General Ministry of Education and Science

Dr Carla Signorini, Head of Electrical Engineering department, ESA Space research and technology

Dr. Cindy Gerhardt , Chief Operating Officer, Dutch State Mines Biotechnology Center

Dr. Luigia Pace, Research Biologist, Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine in Turin

Dr. Dace Luters-Thümmel, Secretary General European Women Lawyers Assocoation EWLA

Dr. Ilona Haaijer, Member Supervisory Board Royal Boskalis NV

Mrs Laura Colnaghi Calissoni , President van Carvico Group

Thursday 12 April 2018

8.15                Departure by bus from Carlton Ambassador Hotel

09.30 – 13.00          Visit to the Port of Rotterdam

09.30              PLANT ONE


Michèle Blom, Director General Water Affairs , Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Affairs

Alice Krekt , Project Manager Deltalinqs Energy Forum

Ribine Koning , Director Alco- Bio Ethanol

Willemien Terpstra , VP Lyondell – Fuels

Yvonne van der Laan , Industrial Director Port of Rotterdam Authority

13.00              Lunch on board of ss Rotterdam

16.00             Visit to Eurojust

The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit

19.30              Dinner with Live-music and films of Aruba

Speaker Mr. Guillfred Besaril, Minister plenipotentiary

of Aruba

Carlton Ambassador Hotel, Den Haag

Sophialaan 2 Den Haag


Vrijdag 13 april 2018

09.30              Departure  by  bus

10.00              Visit to Vertical Urban Farming

Food Innovation in the The Hague Region

Visit to Vertical Farming Den Haag

Televisiestraat 2U , 2525 KD Den Haag

Speaker :

Eveline Braam , Director

Redevelopment of a former Philips Building into an international centre of vertical urban farming.

The former Philips building measures ca. 9000 m2 and is distributed over 6 floors.

Visit to the greenhouses and fish farms.


14.00              Visit to the Tulipfields and the famous garden of “ Keukenhof”

Keukenhof is the international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs.

19.30              Dinner at the NEW MONDRIAAN



08.45 Departure by bus for Amsterdam

09.45  Visit to the Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans introduces you to a world-famous piece of Holland. The  Holland of the Windmills, green wooden houses and handcrafts

12.30  Lunch and boattrip through the canals of Amsterdam

14.00  Visit to the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch National Museum with more than 8000 artistic and historical objects. The Gallery of Honnour is an extended corridor directed towards a clear focal point: THE NIGHT WATCH of Rembrandt.

On view in the side alcoves are the masterpieces by the great Dutch artists of the 17th Centrury among them Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer

17.00  Return to The Hague via Schiphol Airport

For more information:

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