Yess! Our programme is set

We are very proud to show you our 5-star programme for our 10-year celebration on 21 September 2019!

We can assure you: we really have something for everybody! Actually you can call it a festival!

For the corporates, the families with children, the students, professionals, the serious, the fun loving, foodies or dance loving. Dutch or international, all will be entertained by our diverse and surprising programme.


14.00               Walk in

14.30               Opening speech Eindhoven Mayor John Jorritsma

14.45               Word by Irene Martens, Manager Eindhoven News, and with Eindhoven News since 2009

In the afternoon Korein Kinderplein will be there, from 14.00 to 16.30, to do fun and creative activities with the children.

14.55 -16.00    Formal part 1, four great speakers:

Guus Frericks – King of Startups in Eindhoven – Starting up and growing new global businesses


Kavitha Varathan – Talking about spouses, you talk about Kavitha – Founder of Expat Spouses Initiative


Mark Robinson – The most famous expat of the region, TEDx speaker and who can teach you how to present


Naomie Verstraeten – All about Talent, Innovation, Investments and Trade – Program Director Brainport Development



16.00 – 16.45   Icebreaker challenge: Time for some fun and to get to know each other with a connective game organised and led by the enthusiastic International Creative Women Eindhoven. Prize for winning team from David Lloyd Sports Club

16.45 – 17.30 Formal part 2, Panel Discussion

We will lead the conversation into ”EINDHOVEN IN 2029”.
Topics like employment, housing, education, integration and culture will be addressed by the following knowledgeable and grand Eindhoven citizens:

Miriam Frosi – The civil servant with flair and fighting for equality – Eindhoven City Councilor


Geert Simons – New kid on the education block – Principal SALTO international school


Jess Oberlin – Very creative, communicative, visionary and a thoroughbred connector  – Founder of PLASMA


Olivia van den Broek – She has seen and has been ín the change; like Eindhoven News, in the ‘international Eindhoven business’ since 2009 – Holland Expat Center South Communications


Vincent Merk – Working in the field – Community Advisor



From 14.00 to 20.00 we have several food stalls to tantalise your taste buds: Turkish Tale, Lekker India, Nusrat Mexican Food and ChocoPaty with sweets

17.30               FlowMies Hoop Show – Cirque du Soleil like talent Michelle will surprise young and old with her flowing performance

17.40 – 18.30   Eindhoven’s Got Talent – the war on talent but then on stage: show your music/ acting/ dancing or other skill on stage, with great prizes. With Jury members Dirk Berkers from The Student Hotel, Annie Moeskops from Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Marjon Reus from Parktheater.

18.30               Michael Jäger – Who makes people laugh, cheer and cry. In the Netherlands and internationally – Stand Up Comedian

18.45               Indian Dance – What is an event without an Indian Dance?

20.00               Siem Nozza – The more important mayor? – Night Mayor of Eindhoven Nightlife


20.15 – 21.00   Crazy Dance Hour – We get you on the floor with eeny, meeny, Latino, Urban, African, International and Indian dance ‘workshops’ by professional teachers

21.00 – 00.00 Dance the night away with all round popular music DJ KaHoo Wong and we are topping it off with House DJ Bruno Z

And the MC for the day is no less than Music and Game lover Paul Deckers.

If this isn’t a 5-star programme…..

Entrance free but you can register here so we can plan ahead. But on the day you can just walk in without registration too.

See you on 21st September in the Hub on Vestdijk 25, Eindhoven

The organising team of Eindhoven News

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