Secretary of State for Netherlands, Mona Keijzer, has announced that from June 29th, 2021, all ticketed events can open and operate regardless of size; people will not be required to wear masks and social distancing measures will be relaxed once inside venues, however, to safeguard people and these events, all attendees will need to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test result upon entry.
“This is the news we; our partners and clients have been waiting for” said Charlie Cracknell InspiredMinds Managing Director, “Bringing people back together in a COVID safe event environment at World Summit AI, Intelligent Health and TMinus30 in October in Amsterdam is a fantastic opportunity for us to reconnect the global AI community, in person, for the first time in many months”.
Mona Keijzer said: "It is great news that events will soon be possible again thanks to the hard work of Fieldlab Evenementen”, she continued,” If you have been vaccinated, tested negative or have recovered from Covid-19, you can go to a festival or concert as you could before."
The initial go live phase will be rolled out with single-day events, with multi-day events set to follow from 29th July given there are no repercussions from the initial re-opening. The decision comes after encouraging results from Fieldlab Evenementen’s Back to Live – the world’s biggest pilot event programme – which showed that attending a live event puts you at no greater risk to Covid-19 than being at home, when strict hygiene and testing protocols are applied.
Working with our partners including the City of Amsterdam, Smart Health Amsterdam, and Start-up Amsterdam the InspiredMinds team have built a 3 day hybrid events programme that will provide an in person experience but will also allow those who are unable to travel with a series of live streamed sessions and meeting options.
Charlie concluded “This is a pivotal time for events, but also business in general. Meeting in person to listen, learn, laugh and engage with likeminded people is at the heart of what we do and it’s how people grow and flourish. We can’t wait to see and welcome our community to advance the world of AI”.
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Sarah Porter is CEO and Founder InspiredMinds. With over 20 years experience in tech and media startups and acquisitions she is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience of launching large scale tech summits including technology for marketing, world retail congress and she led the acquisition and geoclone of Money 2020 to Europe in 2015.
Vidya Gunapala is COO InspiredMinds and has over 18 years experience in research, editorial and market analysis in the health care and pharmaceuticals.
Charlie Cracknell is Managing Director of Inspired Minds; he has 25 years of exhibition and media industry experience having worked across multiple international markets and product sectors and has led numerous international businesses and teams. Though a mix of successful event and digital product launches, organic growth, internationalisation and implementing numerous repositioning and rebuilding strategies he has grown profitable and sustainable products that focus on the “Customer” by adapting to market needs and delivering solutions to drive success and value.