Past Events 2020

September 25, 2020

SDG Action Day 2020

SDG Action Day, this year in a virtual setting. Together with young professionals, CEOs, students, visionaries and experts, we share online inspirations, new collaborations and action plans to get started with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.




september 17, 2020

WasteBuild 365 - Time for Action

WasteBuild 365 - It's Time For Action - is all about sharing inspirational circular built environment content and facilitating new business meetings that have completely dried up during the Coronavirus lock-down.



  • What is Schiphol Airport doing to Go Circular?
  • Designing With Waste
  • Forming Consortia for Finding Funding
  • Next Big Thing
  • Meet Up
  • What Does Circularity Mean To You

September 16, 2020

Transformation in the Smart City

Digitization and technology can no longer be ignored from our society and therefore also from our cities. Forecasts assume that by 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will live in cities.


Municipalities are increasingly aware that they must ensure a city that is in tune with the digital society and that makes use of the new technological possibilities.


 The city network of 40 large municipalities (G40) has drawn up a strategic agenda. The digital transition is essential to realize the ambitions in this. During this digital conference we will discuss themes from this agenda. 


  • Opening in which Ben van Berkel (founder of UNSense op, an ARC Tech company that designs and integrates people-oriented technical solutions for the built environment) sketches the City of the future.
  • The smart city debate, with aldermen of the municipality of Velsen and Apeldoorn and Prof. Dr. E.M. van Bueren (Professor of Urban Development Management, TUDelft)
  • A program with various in-depth sessions, of which you can attend 2
  • A dazzling conclusion in which Deborah Nas (technology trend watcher, entrepreneur and professor) takes you through the technology trends of the future

August 24, 2020

Corona crises & SDG: Business and Sustainability

SDG Cafe Summer School 2020 on Museums and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is took place in Leiden and Rotterdam from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of August 2020. The Summer School is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the revolution that is taking place in the museum world concerning sustainability and becoming future proof. There will be plenty of opportunity to meet and discuss  with experts.


The participating museums are:


Maritime Museum, Rotterdam

National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Leiden

Museum of Ethnology, Leiden

July 8, 2020

Corona crises & SDG: Business and Sustainability

A triptych with the basic theme: the corona crisis and the SDGs. The Cafés will take place on July 8, then in September and November. The focus is on sustainability and human rights. Together with you - # SDGCafé visitors, start-ups, SDG workers and companies, national and international - we will gradually explore the impact of the corona crisis.




The crisis has exposed the contradictions more sharply than ever, but on the other hand, opportunities have become visible for the further development of the SDG goals: a sustainable restart is emerging.

June 30, 2020

Digital Round Table:  "How can entrepreneurs anticipate and benefit from the" new way of working "in the Gigabit Society?"

The largest online Real Estate which starts futureproof with various online events and 5000 attendees..


Infopact organized this 'digital round table', together with Eurofiber, Brink, Atos, A&O Fund and Municipalities and will exchange the way entrepreneurs can anticipate and benefit from the" new way of working "in the Gigabit Society?





June 16, 2020


Disruptive times call for innovative solutions ... and we offer them together with our GO! -NH participants! The province of North Holland and Innomics organize the GO! -NH Accelerator to support and accelerate sustainable SMEs and entrepreneurs. 


Why you don't want to miss this program? The afternoon is packed with good content, made possible by the entrepreneurs in our program and collaborations with our partners. The event will kick off with a keynote from none other than Kate Raworth. Raworth is the author of Donut Economics and is involved in the Amsterdam Donut Coalition. There will also be a GO! -NH On Stage section, and breakout and roundtable sessions will be held by our participants and partners.

June 8, 2020

Webinar: Exploring standardization’s contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly, calls all countries and stakeholders to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The European Green Deal puts the SDGs at the heart of EU policy making and action.


The engagement of the standardization community is also crucial for the achievement of the goals. 



  • Europe’s environmental and sustainability ambitions, goals and strategies
  • how European standards can contribute in the overall achievement of the SDGs,
  • how to include the SDGs in standardization projects in practice, through concrete examples,
  • how you and your networks can accelerate the contribution to the SDGs through the standardization path.


May 27, 2020

Circularity: a new hype?

The circular economy - it's the latest hug theme for sustainability. Where after 30 years of sustainable development we are hardly a step further in solving the climate and biodiversity problem, the concept of the circular economy offers new hope. But doesn't that new concept hide all the same tensions and pitfalls that have existed for years, preventing us from moving forward in the transition to a sustainable world? In fact, according to the new circularity gap report, the world itself has become less circular: from 9.1 to 8.6 percent.


Arnold Tukker, professor of Industrial Ecology in Leiden, indicates where the opportunities lie, when circular design and revenue models really work, and why it would not work without an active government.


May 27, 2020

Webinar: Financing Options for Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in Cities

Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to the online discussion on financing options for sustainable transport infrastructure in cities.




- Sustainable transport financing options

- Low Carbon Transport Criteria and the Climate Bond Standard

- Case studies Green Bond finance: BTS Group in Thailand, finance for urban mobility


Moderator: Dr. Helena Wright, Vice President - Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Finance - WWF Singapore.


May 27, 2020

SDG Meetup #17 | SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Location: Impact Hub Amsterdam



Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.




➜ Lindy van Vliet | SDG3 National Coordinator

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change’s Partnership Lead, Josephine Damstra. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for SDG 3.

May 26, 2020

Webinar Corona reset

Corona painfully exposes the problems of our current economy. But can this crisis also be the decisive turning point and usher in a new era, with breakthroughs towards a more sustainable and social future? If so, how then?


While we literally have nowhere to go, we yearn for more appealing new perspectives than ever.


  In this brand new webinar series, we will therefore talk to fresh new thinkers, visionaries and contemporary prophets about setting up a new era. How do we want our post-corona society to look like? What economy do we need for this, and what is the role of the government, our tax system and the financial sector? And where are the opportunities - despite all the challenges - to take the first steps in that direction? click on foto for replay webinar

May 25, 2020

Webinar Green Pepper

Green Pepper continues online! Unique and short webinars for a week between 10am and 12pm. The Green Pepper webinars are a must see for anyone who focuses on sustainability within education.


The subject of sustainability, as broad as it is, does not stop at higher education. Facility managers, IT coordinators, students, professors, basically everyone who is connected to an educational institution in secondary education can learn a lot from each other. With the NDDHO we want to facilitate this for universities, HBO and MBO. The only thing is, it's the word: higher education.


That's why it's time for something else. Sustainability is a fun, green and spirited subject.


And that includes a provocative name, so from now on NDDHO is called: GREEN PEPPER

The sustainability event for the education of the future


click on logo for more info (Dutch)

May 20, 2020

Webinar: Will the Netherlands meet the SDG Goals ?











Accountability Day. Every year on the third Wednesday of May, the Minister of Finance reports on behalf of the Cabinet about the policy and finances of the past year. At the same time, Statistics Netherlands will published the Monitor Brede Welvaart and SDGs 2020. (click on foto for replay recap)


The fourth National SDG report has also been published. These are all important pieces that tell us how we stand in the transition to a world in which economic, ecological and social values are in balance. And therefore an excellent time to start a discussion about this and also to look ahead during the corona crisis. What must be done to achieve the SDGs?


  • Moderator: Harm Edens
  • Minister Kaag (Minister of Foreign Trade)
  • Corien Wortmann (CEO ABP)
  • Louise Vet (bioloog Professor ecology)
  • Alexander Kohnstamm (executive director Fair Wear Foundation) 
  • Prof. dr. Jan-Pieter Smits (CBS)
  • Sandra Pellegrom (Nationale SDG Coördinator)
  • Maresa Oosterman (director SDG Nederland)
  • Bart Romijn (director Partos)
  • Maria van der Heijden (director MVO Nederland)
  • Eppo Bruins (Member of parliament ChristenUnie) andTjeerd de Groot (Member of parliament D66) in panel discussion

May 15 2020

Webinar open college Smart Mobility







Aafke den Hollander of Rebel will give an open lecture in which the investment timeline for traffic management assets will be discussed. The world around us is changing, including that of traffic management


Due to a growing need for mobility and a significant urbanization task, the pressure on the existing road network will increase in the coming years, as a result of which the task of effectively carrying out traffic management will also increase.

7 May 2020

In close cooperation with GSMA and attended by State Secretary Mrs. Mona Keijzer of the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy the first edition of Holland Digital House has been organized by Enterprise Summit.


Almost 800 persons worldwide had registered for this content rich event to learn more about innovation and digitization initiatives in The Netherlands.  The proven Mobile World Live platform of GSMA has been deployed for this event



14 January 2020

Round table 5G: Also Inhouse coverage?

According to a much cited statistic, about 80% of all mobile data traffic

consumed indoors. What are the expectations with regard to 5G indoor?


When 3G switched to 4G and smartphones were indispensable

changed the coverage of mobile networks

quickly from fun to a must-have for one

increasing number of managers of buildings and property.


Users expect 100% coverage. Fixed networks were replaced by mobile only. And what does this mean for 5G?

adjustments and investment required. Think about improved real-time image connection between ambulance and

hospital doctor and the upload of data by drones.


KPN shares their vision during this Round Table indoor 5G. Paul Cobben, Sector Developer Manufacturing

KPN hereby incorporates its technical knowledge with regard to manufacturing and indoor. And also shares Philadelphia Care their learnings regarding their current indoor techniques and expectations of 5G