ICT hub

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is renowned amongst event organisers for its excellent accessibility and rich cultural landscape. The region is also very well connected digitally, boasting fast connections and high broadband internet utilisation rates, as well as the largest data transfer hub in the world. As such, Amsterdam is a thriving base for the ICT industry and it is no surprise that the city is a very popular location for professional ICT sector events. For the coming months, some interesting meetings and conferences have already been announced:

25 April 2013: Red Hat Tour

On 25 April 2013, Red Hat will bring its European Red Hat Tour to Amsterdam. During this event, experts will demonstrate how open source technologies developed by Red Hat can simplify your company’s ICT and make businesses more flexible.

For more information and to register for this event: www.europe.redhat.com

25-26 April 2013: The Next Web Conference

During the latest edition of The Next Web Conference, taking place in Amsterdam on 25 and 26 April, more than 40 international speakers will inspire online professionals with presentations about the latest trends in mobile technology and internet. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the hottest start-ups, learn about the best business practices and help to predict, discuss and invent the future.

For more information and to register for this event: www.thenextweb.com

21 May 2013: Seminar ‘Amsterdam, the next step for your mobile business’

During this investment seminar, taking place the day before the Mobile Convention Amsterdam, participants can learn about the ease of doing business here and why companies such as LinkedIn, Google, ReachLocal, Red Hat and ServiceNow have chosen Amsterdam as a base to expand into the European market. Guests will also receive insight into the advantageous Dutch tax system (including tech-specific incentives), the legal framework of doing business here, the attractive business climate, the availability of highly skilled talent, and learn from other international companies that have already set up in Amsterdam. Click to see full programme.

22-23 May 2013: Mobile Convention Amsterdam

On 22 and 23 May, professionals from the mobile business world will gather in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam for the Mobile Convention 2013. The fourth edition of this event will feature a number of keynote speakers, mobile experts and inspirational speakers, combined with invaluable opportunities to participate and network.

Mobile Convention Amsterdam is the leading platform for mobile marketing, services and m-commerce. More than 800 international professionals from companies such as KLM, Google, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Microsoft, Philips and Heineken will share their vision about mobile marketing and innovation, social media, mobile payments, augmented reality and mobile advertising.

Notably, the 2013 edition will feature an additional day of programming. The first day will focus on mobile payments and NFC technology, while day two expands upon Marketing & Media, Mobile Processes and M-Commerce.

For more information and to register for this event: www.mobileconventionamsterdam.nl

14-15 June 2013: DevOps Days Amsterdam

Pakhuis de Zwijger will host a conference that brings development and operations together. During their conference talks and open spaces, developers and operational experts will bridge the gaps between their two worlds.

For more information and to register for this event: www.devopsdays.org

18-20 June 2013: GOTO Amsterdam

From 18 to 20 June 2013, the city will host the third edition of GOTO Amsterdam. This conference is designed to allow software developers, IT architects, product owners and project managers to learn from each other and share ideas during the various networking opportunities.

For more information and to register for this event: www.gotocon.com