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What should have been a grand event with 700 visitors was reduced to a live broadcast without an audience. Mid-October, the presentation of the Jubilee Prize by the Brain Foundation took place in the Beurs van Berlage with, among others, presenter Art Rooijakkers, illusionist Victor Mids and singer Ernst Daniël Smid. Unique about this event? The launch of Studio Berlage.

News Studio Berlage successfully taken into use by the Brain Foundation

What should have been a grand event with 700 visitors was reduced to a live broadcast without an audience. Mid-October, the presentation of the Jubilee Prize by the Brain Foundation took place in the Beurs van Berlage with, among others, presenter Art Rooijakkers, illusionist Victor Mids and singer Ernst Daniël Smid. Unique about this event? The launch of Studio Berlage, so the event could still be followed live by thousands of viewers.

Virtual events, or partially virtual events – the so-called hybrid events – are indispensable in present times. Green screen studios and event studios are popping up like mushrooms. Because physically coming together is not or hardly possible at the moment, event venues and their partners are looking for new and flexible ways to bring speakers and audience together, to connect people in a virtual world. Because the need to meet each other is and will remain strong.

In June this year, the Beurs van Berlage, together with its partners Faber Audiovisuals, Univate and Plugged Live Shows, formed the Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events platform, which offers event organisers the opportunity to expand their physical event with a virtual experience. During such a hybrid event, guests visit the Beurs, designed by master architect Berlage, both live and virtually and really experience the ambiance of this unique event location.

This platform has now been expanded with Studio Berlage, an event studio that was taken into use by the Brain Foundation on October 13th to celebrate their 30th anniversary with a grand award ceremony. During this jubilee show, 1 million euros was awarded to the most pioneering brain research in the Netherlands.

Studio Berlage is not just any green screen where a speaker is projected flat onto a background, it is a real stage in one of the historic halls of the Beurs van Berlage. They work with an LED base surrounded by a virtual world, which enables a lively interaction between audience (both live and virtual), presenters or multiple keynote speakers at a distance.

“What is unique about Studio Berlage is that it is set up in the Effectenbeurszaal of the Amsterdam Conference Centre. This makes it easy to expand a fully virtual event with a live audience as soon as this is possible again, due to the 700 square meters the room offers,” explains Geert Klaibeda, Digital Support Specialist at the Beurs van Berlage. “And what is even more fantastic is that with Studio Berlage, as part of the Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events platform, as a viewer you really have the feeling as if you are physically present in the Beurs van Berlage. It is not just any ZOOM presentation that you start up, you really experience your arrival at the Damrak, after which you are welcomed by our doorman, enter our main entrance and continue to the Beursfoyer. The only thing you don’t have to do is virtually hang up your coat! ” smiles Klaibeda.

The possibilities of Studio Berlage are endless and it offers event organisers sufficient possibilities to have their event take place in the Beurs van Berlage in these uncertain times, as the Brain Foundation has proven. Would you like to know more about the content of the evening, which was made possible by the Beurs van Berlage, Faber Audiovisuals and Univate? Watch the broadcast again via https://www.hersenstichting.nl/jubileumprijs/ or have a look at the showcase we created.

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The Beurs van Berlage greatly values your safety. In recent weeks, global measures have been drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local measures have been drawn up by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) that will help combat the spread of the Corona virus and protect vulnerable groups.

 
 

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The Beurs van Berlage greatly values your safety. Global measures have been drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local measures have been drawn up by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) that will help combat the spread of the Corona virus and protect vulnerable groups.

 

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At the Beurs van Berlage we believe in the power of physical gathering. But we realize the growing need for a virtual addition to your event. Thanks to our collaboration with Faber Audiovisuals and Univate, we can now also welcome you in a virtual venue, thanks to Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events.

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Corona measures

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The government’s reporting on the prohibition of certain gatherings of more than 50 people, or a notification requirement for other gatherings of more than 50 people, raises questions about what this means for events in the Beurs van Berlage.

Corona update: Events in the Beurs van Berlage after the renewed emergency ordinance for the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region dated September 30th , 2020.

Earlier this week, we informed you that we expected to receive an exemption from the maximum group size of 30 people per room, announced in the new measures. We based this expectation on the exception for conferences and meetings referred to in an earlier emergency ordinance of the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region. In addition, the mayor of Amsterdam indicated in her press conference last Monday that he would formulate a standard for exemptions for “buildings of great importance” in the coming days, whereby criteria regarding health would be leading.

Unfortunately, the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region has chosen to focus the exemptions primarily on concert halls and theatres, which means that for (conference) venues such as the Beurs van Berlage, no exception will be made to the maximum number of visitors. This additional restriction of a maximum of 30 people per room is in effect until October 19th, 2020. The Board of the Security Region has indicated that it will later consider whether, until that time, more institutions can qualify for an exemption.

In the coming period, we will do our utmost, per planned event, to see whether the current text of the emergency ordinance offers leads for the event in question to proceed. However, we must be realistic and inform you that at least the coming weeks the options will be limited. Nevertheless, the Beurs van Berlage, with its various separate rooms and the possibility to offer hybrid events, will continue to offer sufficient solutions to make every event, regardless of its size, unforgettable.

Let us hope that the latest measures will in any case lead to a reversal in the growth of infection cases.

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Where to host a safe, secure and spectacular game event?

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The Beurs van Berlage is a hotspot that cannot be missed during your visit to Amsterdam. It is the vibrant meeting point in the heart of the city. One thing is certain, there is always something to do in the unique historical building!

In the months of July and August, for example, we have “Zomer in de Beurs” – a summer programme with a varied line-up; from children’s shows to classical music, from guided tours through the Beurs to dining in the Grote Zaal.
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The international game community continues to feel the need to meet in real life, now and in the future. Why is Amsterdam the place to be for Game Events? You can read it in this blog.

Blog Amsterdam is the place where everything is possible

The need to meet is strong in the game community. They are unique as a group, since they are virtually the only group worldwide that first met each other online and only later offline. Online gaming is of course still possible during the corona crisis, and it is also possible to organize online competitions. However, events offer the game community the unique opportunity to see star players in real life, meet other gamers, and the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of their favourite game.

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Obviously, the security requirements surrounding events have greatly increased due to the corona crisis. It is therefore even more important that events are organized safely and professionally. The events sector is strongly represented in the city of Amsterdam. Various partnerships ensure that a lot of knowledge is exchanged. Event locations, DMCs and event agencies have therefore strongly focused on innovative techniques for organizing hybrid events. In addition, various scenarios have been drawn up that make it possible to safely organize events in the various event locations in the city.

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Game Events are often far ahead in terms of technical developments. We always look at the latest technological developments and creative ways to apply. This means that the location where such an event takes place must offer excellent technical and internet facilities. Also, internet connections need to be optimally secured. The city of Amsterdam is a modern city that focuses on education and innovation, which means that the city is technically at the forefront. In addition, there are many event locations with state-of-the-art internet connections.

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Game events attract a young, creative and open-minded audience. An audience that is naturally attracted to the tolerant, innovative and free-spirited character of the city of Amsterdam. The images of the Amsterdam canals and canal houses are known worldwide, and international events such as ADE and the many festivals and concerts in the city have for years given the city an enormous appeal towards younger audiences. Amsterdam has a lively historic city centre, a vibrant nightlife, good public transport, and affordable hotel rooms. The city of Amsterdam is therefore, in short, ready to host gamers from all over the world.

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Focuses on innovative Safe Meeting concepts

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The events industry has faced major challenges recently. From one day to the next, the doors of nearly all event venues in the country were closed. 

Press release Amsterdam Conference Center Beurs van Berlage focuses on innovative Safe Meeting concepts

The events industry has faced major challenges recently. From one day to the next, the doors of nearly all event venues in the country were closed. This also applied to the Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage, situated in the historic city centre of Amsterdam. For more than two months it was deafeningly silent in the monumental halls of the normally bustling and lively event location. To be able to host safe events again, the event location focuses on innovation by means of various Safe Meeting concepts.

Just like the entire industry, the Beurs van Berlage has also fully responded to the developments surrounding the corona virus. Although it was quiet in our halls, we and our partners worked hard on new guidelines and technological developments. Together we remain committed to organising events with the same luxurious appearance as before. We remain convinced that we will continue to make an important contribution to facilitating personal meetings in the city of Amsterdam.

Most importantly, these meetings must take place safely and responsibly. Keeping sufficient distance is paramount. The space we can offer at the Beurs van Berlage is unique in the centre of the capital. For example, our Grote Zaal is the largest in terms of area in the city centre and a total of 16.000 m2 of hall space is available in the Beurs van Berlage. This makes it possible to safely receive larger groups for Safe Meetings and Safe Dinners.

The ability to facilitate meetings in a safe way is further supported by a new app we are developing. This app will inform guests about the best route to the Beurs, which entrance to take at what time, where to have lunch, which places in the Beurs to avoid if it gets too busy, how to safely go from one session to the next, and even provide the ability to virtually participate in an event when a session is too full.

With the new concept Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events we also offer the possibility to expand live events with a virtual experience. During this hybrid event, guests will virtually visit the Beurs, designed by master architect Berlage. During his virtual visit, every guest will of course also receive the 5-star service for which the Beurs van Berlage is known.

Although the corona crisis has hit the events sector hard, this crisis also shows that the sector is innovative and is responding quickly to rapidly changing measures and guidelines.

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Interview with our Managing Director

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Events.nl spoke to our Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg. They talked about the future of the events business and the ways in which the Beurs van Berlage anticipates on the current changes and possibilities.

News Interview with Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg of the Beurs van Berlage.

Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg spoke with Events.nl about the impact of the coronacrisis on the events business. He also tells about the changes the Beurs van Berlage made in its strategy and the ways in which the business has anticipated on the current changes and the new possibilities it is investigating and creating.

Do you want to read the full interview? You can find it here on the website of events.nl (the interview is in Dutch).

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Al sinds het jaar 1903 is de Beurs van Berlage een internationale hotspot met charme. Een gebouw met grandeur. Maar ook ‘the place to be’ in de ziel van Amsterdam waar bijzondere dingen gebeuren. Evenementen, beurzen, exposities en congressen van wereldformaat.

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Beurs van Berlage

The Beurs van Berlage is a hotspot that cannot be missed during your visit to Amsterdam. It is the vibrant meeting point in the heart of the city. One thing is certain, there is always something to do in the unique historical building!

In the months of July and August, for example, we have “Zomer in de Beurs” – a summer programme with a varied line-up; from children’s shows to classical music, from guided tours through the Beurs to dining in the Grote Zaal.
Check it out!

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The Beurs van Berlage greatly values your safety. In recent weeks, global measures have been drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local measures have been drawn up by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) that will help combat the spread of the Corona virus and protect vulnerable groups.

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The corona crisis in Amsterdam

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We spoke to Benedikt van Loo. He is a nurse anaesthetist and sedation practice specialist in the AMC and ambassador for the Beurs van Berlage. He talks about how he experiences the current situation, both at work and at home.

Blog How an Amsterdam healthcare worker experiences the corona crisis

The Netherlands is in the grip of the corona crisis. It has an impact on almost every aspect of daily life. We can no longer meet each other in person and social interaction is limited to online messages and meetings. The situation creates a lot of uncertainty and at the same time it shows just how much we are prepared to care for one another. This solidarity is reflected in statements of support. There is a lot of gratitude for everyone who has to continue working. Those who keep on doing the work that needs to be done and those who experience the consequences of the disease. Healthcare workers are struggling, and many people and organizations are trying to help. We spoke to Benedikt van Loo. He is a nurse anaesthetist and sedation practice specialist in the AMC and ambassador for the Beurs van Berlage. He talks about how he experiences the current situation, both at work and at home.

Benedikt van Loo: “As an anaesthesia assistant and sedation practice specialist, I normally work in operating rooms and other locations in the hospital where anaesthesia and sedation are administered. Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Care all categorised as Critical Care Units. As a result of the corona crisis, a large number of COVID-19 patients were expected, and adjustments were needed. Changes had to be made on critical care units such as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Care (SEH). The Emergency Room had to be prepared to make sure we could provide safe care to corona patients, both safe for patients and caregivers. Extra beds were needed at the ICU to accommodate the patients. Therefore, the normal operation program had to be scaled down.

These changes happened very quickly. All healthcare workers were aware of the need to realise the adjustments as soon as possible. There was great unanimity among health care providers to achieve this. That cooperation was the greatest strength to get this done quickly. I do not remember exactly when the crisis started in Brabant / the Netherlands, but I do remember that the Prime Minister gave the first major press conference about the coronavirus on Thursday March 12. The following Sunday I was on duty again and the necessary units were already equipped to receive COVID-19 patients. That the units could be prepared so quickly was also because the developments of the epidemic had been anticipated. I myself was not involved in the organization of the preparation, but I noticed that plans that had already been prepared in the months prior to the press conference were put into practice within two weeks.

An important part of these preparations was the retraining of staff members. Anaesthesiologists were, for example, trained to obtain specific knowledge about the care that is given to patients on the Intensive Care Units. We are therefore fully deployed at the ICU to assist colleagues. In addition to the regular Intensive Care Unit there are also Mobile Intensive Care Units. I am working on those units myself. Together with an anaesthetist, I pick up (Corona) patients in hospitals in Brabant and together we transfer them to hospitals with more IC capacity. At the ICU we take care of the patient together with our ICU colleagues. The advantage of this is that it allows you to get to know and appreciate each other's specific work fields better. Anaesthesia learns a lot from the ICU and vice versa. We complement each other.

Since I do not work in the regular wards, I have no experience with long-term care for patients, but I do know that nurses in the ward do everything they can to provide the best possible care and to ease the feelings of loneliness that many patients have. However, this is a task that should not be underestimated. The ordinary care for these people is already complicated and difficult. What is typical of COVID-19 cases is that in half an hour, the condition of someone with respiratory distress can worsen to someone who can die any minute if they are not put on a ventilator. It is horrifying to see that happening before your eyes. In addition, due to the shortage of personnel, the caregivers are under a lot of workload and experience high time pressure. It is therefore difficult to give all patients the attention you want to give them. To be honest, that's impossible, and that's something that really upsets many nurses.

As colleagues, we support each other in dealing with difficult situations when necessary. In addition, there is also a project called “Care 4 our own”. This is a group of colleagues who are trained to help colleagues who have had a traumatic experience in the workplace. I have very recently experienced how valuable such support can be. I came home from a difficult evening shift and received a text from one of those colleagues. They had heard what had happened and inquired whether I was doing well. Gestures like that are much appreciated.

Of course, we also read many statements of support. In the AMC location there is a glass connecting corridor between the parking garage and the hospital. It is full of cards, letters and drawings. That is heart-warming and is highly appreciated by us. I recently left the hospital after my shift, and someone stood there giving us a bouquet of flowers for our hard work, and a shop manager was handing out boxes of fruit to us. Those are beautiful and sweet gestures. I sincerely hope that this appreciation will remain after this crisis and that we will not continue to see videos of ambulance nurses or other healthcare personnel who are attacked while trying to help someone as soon as possible. Because in the end we are currently not doing anything different than usual; our job.

My wife has exactly the same profession as me. In that respect I am a privileged person because we only need a few words to understand each other (that is professionally, other subjects are often a bit trickier ;-)). We know that pressure is always present in our profession and notice it immediately if one of us has experienced a difficult situation. Our 12-year-old daughter is now taking school lessons via the internet, which I think is going wonderfully well. What I especially miss is meeting my friends in person. On these beautiful spring days we would normally enjoy each other's company and drink a glass of wine together. I really hope that such encounters will soon be possible again.”

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