Program Overview

Program Overview

The 2018 GA will be different from previous years as we work to deliver a program that emphasizes collaboration, connection and cooperation through an interactive and future-focused business-development program.  


For the General Assembly, we have organized a program specifically for visiting companies. On Monday, April 23rd, we will have an interactive program including an information market, workshops, and active matchmaking sessions via the conference’s NetworkApp, which all participants will have access to. On Tuesday, April 24th,Tailor-Made Business Tours for companies will be organized. These tours will be based on the wishes and needs of companies.


Information Market

On Monday, April 23, there will be an information fair where Dutch companies, World Trade Centers and other visiting companies will showcase themselves to network. The information fair is divided into five sectors:


Water Technology


Healthy Aging

Food & Agrifood

Real Estate (Re)development


The information market will be opened the whole day and is an ideal place to meet WTC delegates, representatives of governmental organizations and other visiting companies from other regions.



During the information market on Monday, several WTC's and Dutch companies will organize a workshop program. 



In order to provide the best experience at our General Assembly for the WTC delegates, the Dutch and all international companies involved, we plan to Introduce the “NetworkApp”. With this app you can research in advance which companies will be in attendancin the General Assembly, and you can start a conversation even before you arrive in the Netherlands. The app will provide a quick overview of the participants, elaborate profiles of the present companies and the possibility to chat and plan a meeting.


Tailor-Made Business Tours

For Tuesday we will offer a tailor-made program for you! The tours will be especially adjusted to your wishes and needs. Within the week of your registration, you will be contacted about putting together an interesting program for you in which you can meet and/ or visit Dutch companies, knowledge institutes, sector-related networks and demonstration sites. 


At the registration form you can specify your interests!