Social events

When registring for the congress, you can include below social events to your registration.
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Welcome reception

On Saturday June 30, 2018, after the opening ceremony, the welcome reception takes place in the Forum lounge of Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre. The welcome reception is included in the conference fee.

Young ISHAM evening, Monday 2 July

The Young ISHAM evening will be held at StrandZuid Amsterdam on Monday 2 July , 2018 and is free of charge for Young ISHAM members. Non-members can attend for €95. Please book your ticket when registring.

There’s no better place to be when the sun shines in Amsterdam than on one of the city’s many urban beaches. South of the city centre, StrandZuid (South Beach) is a chic inland beach complex surrounding a lake.


Congress dinner Tuesday 3 July

The Congress dinner on Tuesday 3 July will be held at KIT Royal Tropical Institute.
Participation to the conference dinner costs € 95 and has to be specified at registration.

In 1926, after eleven years of building, the monumental building of KIT | Meetings & Events was completed. It is situated at Oosterpark and designed in neo-renaissance style by father and son Johannes Jacobus and Marie Adrianus van Nieukerken, upon instruction from the Colonial Institute that was founded in 1910 by private individuals and authorities. This is one of the first collaborations between private individuals and the public sector. From here, research was conducted in the area of trade, anthropology and health care in the former Dutch colonies.The entire building was richly decorates with symbolic elements that refer to the various cultures of the world and the colonial history of the Netherlands. More than ten artists worked endlessly on sculptures, woodcarving and wrought iron to portray the trade, industry, foreign affairs, founders of the institute and the work done by it. The Marble Hall is the centre piece; the reception hall with its amazing twelve types of marble.   Further information, please see