NL PROGRAM 2024

The NL MWC/4YFN 2024 program is developing nicely according to GSMA themes, policy directives and Topsector ICT priorities. Please visit this page on a regular basis to stay up-to-date.

Sunday
25 February 2024

16:00-19:00

Meet 500+ Media at ShowStoppers (paid event, rsvp anke@ecosystemservices.nl)

18:00-19:30

Dutch Delegation 4YFN Reception in Barcelona at Restaurant 7 portes
Accompanied by Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at Techleap, join here

19:30-22:00

Dutch Delegation & 4YFN Dinner at 7 portes

20:00-23:00

pARTners in Tech @ Moco Museum (c/Montcada 25, 08003 El Born, Barcelona).
Hosted by His Excellency Roel Nieuwenkamp, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Spain.
Special guest: Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at Techleap.
INVITE ONLY

Monday
26 February 2024

All day

The Netherlands Pavilion, NL Startup/4YFN Pavilion and Tours

08:30

Fira is open to public

10:00-11:00

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

10:30-11:00

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Creating a leading position for NL in 6G – Dutch innovations in mobile networks
By Paul Wijngaard, Alliance Director 6G at FNS

Eurofibers lifeline for the digital society vision on today and the future infrastructure
By Paul Naastepad, Managing Director Netherlands at Eurofiber

13:30-14:30

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

13:55-14:00

Group Photo

14:00-14:30

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Opening Speech
By Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economy and Climate

Panel talk about NL landscape of tech and innovation
Prince Constantijn – Special Envoy Techleap,
Frits Grotenhuis – Director Topsector ICT

17:00-17:15

Official opening of The Netherlands Pavilion with Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy Techleap and Frits Grotenhuis

17:15-18:30

Networking drinks The Netherlands Pavilion powered by Ampleon and Province of South Holland.

17:30-19:30

Super Connector Event for invites only.

19:30-23:00

NLMWC Community Night (Powered by Luteijn Media, Ecosystem Services, Citymesh, Province of South Holland, blauwr, Nec Univerge Blue, Xelion), join here

Welcome toast by various guests incl:
Ton Jonker, Director Economy and Energy at Province of South Holland
Joeri Tranchet, Chief Operating Officer Citimesh

Networking drinks & dinner

Tuesday
27 February 2024

All day

The Netherlands Pavilion, NL Startup/4YFN Pavilion and Tours.

08:30

Fira open to public

09:00-09:55

Breakfast at the Netherlands Pavilion with NBSO/ ambassador &  Spanish delegation.

09:55-10:00

Speech by his Excellence Roel Nieuwenkamp Ambassador to Spain

10:00-11:00

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

11:00-11:30

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Private Network evolution and challenges
By Boudewijn van de Moesdijk, domain expert at BroadForward

Let’s Talk Human: Conversational Technologies for a Better Future
By Remco Magielse, Head of Product at CM.com

13:30-14:30

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

14:30-15:00

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Quantum networks, the future of secure fiber infrastructure
By Ingrid Romijn, CEO at Q*Bird
   &
Marc Hulzebos, Business innovation officer at Eurofiber 

15:30-16:30

Networking Drinks Enterprise Europe Network, 4YFN Hall 8.0B20 – 8.0B31

16:45-19:00

LoRaWAN Reception: with Netmore and partners. Multitech & Semtech at the NL Pavillion CS54, join here

19:00-21:30

Talent event. Meet international talent looking for job opportunities, join here

20:00-23:00

FNS Dinner (INVITE ONLY)

Green Wednesday
28 February 2024

All day

The Netherlands Pavilion, NL Startup/4YFN Pavilion and Tours.

08:30

Fira open to public

09:00-10:00

International breakfast at the NL pavilion.

10:00-11:00

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

11:00-11:30

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Collaboration within the industry to jointly achieve sustainability ambitions
Jeroen Kanselaar, Manager ESG Eurofiber | Chair Sustainability Committee FTTH Europe | Co-leader Green Digital Action COP28 Dubai
Subho Mukherjee, VP | Global Head of Sustainability at Nokia
Maya Ormazalbal Herrero, Director of sustainability Telefónica

13:30-14:30

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

14:30-15:00

NL Talk at the NL pavilion CS54

Fairphone, making sustainable batteries a reality while setting the industry example
By Monique Lempers, Chief Impact Officer at Fairphone

With threats of water scarecity, how can IOT developments, accelarate positive change?
By Marco Sprenkels, Managing Director Netmore Benelux

14:45-15:45

Jesse Robbers off Quantum Delta at MWC stage A, Hall 6

16:30-18:00

Networking drinks The Netherlands Pavilion.

19:30-23:00

Green Wednesday night event.

Thursday
29 February 2024

All day

The Netherlands Pavilion, NL Startup/4YFN Pavilion and Tours.

10:00-11:00

Meet the Dutch, Guided Tour through the Dutch Pavillion, join here

11:00-11:30

Start-up pitches at the NL pavilion CS54

12:00-12:30

Anne Berends, from Seaborough at MWC Debate Stage Hall 6

13:00-13:30

Start-up pitches at the NL pavilion CS54

16:00

Last toast in Barcelona on a great event!

The program is subject to change!