Social Events


Welcome Reception


The Welcome Reception will take place on Sunday August 27 in the Elicium’s ballroom of the RAI Convention

Center. The reception starts at 19:00 and ends at 20:30. A buffet type food and drinks will be served.


Conference registration opens at 16:00 at the entrance of the Elicium building and continues during the

Welcome reception.



Exhibitor Reception


On Tuesday August 29, the exhibitors host a reception taking place in the exhibition area of the RAI Convention Center. The reception starts at 18:45 and finishes at 20:15. Food and drinks will be served. Enjoy the excitement of MT25’s exhibition while socializing with our exhibitors and conference delegates.



Conference Banquet


The conference banquet is organized at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. The banquet starts at 19:30 and finishes at 22:00. Especially for this occasion we have arranged a boat tour through the historic

canals of Amsterdam of about an hour to bring you from the RAI Convention Center (departure starting at

18:00 from the back side of the convention center) to the Maritime Museum.


Amsterdam is a bustling city. Few cities in the world have a historic center as large and untouched as

Amsterdam and you will find only a few cities where water is as predominant as it is in Amsterdam. While

gliding through the old center of the city, a guide will explain what you can see highlight the beauty of the

city of Amsterdam.


The National Maritime Museum is housed in ’s Lands Zeemagazijn (the Arsenal). This historic building dates from 1656 and was designed by Daniel Stalpaert as a storehouse for the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The Arsenal was built in the Golden Age, when Amsterdam was the largest port and market place in the world. Goods from all over the world could be bought right here. Today, over 350 years later, the Arsenal remains an imposing and impressive building with a great deal of character. It exudes history, making it the perfect location for The National Maritime Museum, which has been housed here since 1973.