Pitch your idea for an event at RAI Amsterdam

RAI Amsterdam is organising an exhibition startup contest where aspiring event managers can pitch their ideas for a chance to receive support and free space. The winner will receive expert advice about event design, community management and marketing, as well as 2000 square metres of space for up to six days.

Host your event in the largest convention centre in the Netherlands

For well over a century, the RAI has worked to bring people together and facilitate meaningful encounters that inspire and enrich participants. It is the Netherlands’ largest convention centre and one of Europe’s busiest, holding over 600 exhibitions per year in its 112,200 square metres of hireable space. Through this initiative, the RAI hopes to give a newcomer the chance to bring their idea to life and create value.

New events only

The subject matter of the pitch is fairly unrestricted, but there are a few rules you need to follow. The event should be a new launch and have an international profile. Submissions have to be in English, in any format, and ideally make clear the target groups and value proposition. Judges will assess submissions based on those criteria, as well as development feasibility and chance of success. The deadline for entries is 7 September 2017, and one winner will be selected and announced by 18 September. To enter, send your presentation before the deadline to [email protected]. For more information, get in touch with the RAI through their competition page.