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"Meet the Dutch": Holland House at DUDOC
Tue, 13 September 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
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We thought we should get the Dutch together now we are all at the Probike/ProWalk/ProPlace conference in Vancouver. Therefore we open a Holland House, but for only one evening at Dudoc, in downtown Vancouver. Come and join us for food, drinks and four Dutch and Canadian speakers (+ the Dutch-Canadian moderator). There is only space for max 75 people, so reserve your free space quickly.
5:30 pm doors open
6:15 pm opening by moderator
6:20 - 7:30 Presentations, questions (See below)
8:15 closing of the evening
Since it is the end of the day, we'll provide you wraps and drinks. Sorry, no champagne at this embassy!
Modacitylife: Melissa en Chris Bruntlett
10 Cycling Lessons for Vancouver from The Netherlands
Based in Vancouver, Modacity is a multi-service communications and marketing firm focused on inspiring healthier, happier, simpler forms of urban mobility through words, photography and film. Recently Melissa, Chris and the kids bike in six Dutch cities to get inspired and to see how the Dutch became the world’s cycling nation.
Brand, the Urban Agency: Rinske Brand
Our cities are our future. That’s why we help organisations and initiatives to succeed in their goal of making cities better, more appealing and resilient. With our unrivalled insights into the preferences and needs of urbanites, we deliver compelling campaigns, events and actions that have a lasting effect on those communities. The work we do is broad and varied, and includes (re)branding, activation campaigns, place branding, events and conferences. But whoever we work for, profit or non-profit, we are driven by the same passion: We all love the city.
Mobycon: Dick van Veen
Mobycon is an independent research and consulting company with more than 25 years of experience working in Europe and North America. Recently, Mobycon opened its Northamerican office in Canada’s capital Ottawa, a short bike ride away from Parliament Hill. Mobycon provide services related to managing traffic, transportation and mobility. By integrating transportation systems, the company is working to create healthy and livable communities prepared for the future. Mobycon gave work shops across the continent and designed a number of bike solutions for Ottawa.
Province of Gelderland, Netherlands: Sjors van Duren
Nijmegen and Velocity 2017
Sjors Van Duren is the Program Director of the Velo-City 2017 Conference in Arnhem – Nijmegen. He works for the province of Gelderland as an advisor in the areas of traffic and transport. He is responsible for the development of an extensive network of fast cycling routes in the greater Arnhem – Nijmegen region with a total length of approx. 70 km. He works closely with local authorities and the national government in order to get broad (political) support for the development of the provincial cycling plans. He aims at developing and spreading knowledge on cycling; especially on the relation between spatial planning, land use and cycling. In 2014, he was elected as the ‘best civil servant’ of the Netherlands by the PM (Public Mission) magazine.
Hans Moor - Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The evening is moderated by Hans Moor, who not only works for the Dutch embassy in Ottawa, but also helped transform bike advocacy in the nation’s capital as the president of local bike advocacy group “Citizens for Safe Cycling”. Hans won multiple awards for his efforts in Ottawa and spoke for audiences from Vancouver to Halifax about the need for safe cycling infrastructure to increase the bike modal share.