4 challenges - 4 teams - 4 solutions

On 31 October 2018 RAI Amsterdam organises the Event Industry Hackathon 2018.

Connecting experts, scientists, students and other professionals from a range of fields lets us bring together a great deal of knowledge. This makes it possible to take an innovative look at different issues in the event industry through fresh eyes. And the fact that most hacker participants do not themselves work in the event industry is a source of new creative solutions. We are happy to share these solutions with you and others in our industry. 

We invite people to send in ideas for hacking challenges, and hackers to register for participation.

What's your challenge?

Please send us your challenge before 1 August 2018. Whether you are an event organiser, exhibitor or visitor. A marketer, CEO or freelancer. Working for a company, agency, location or provider, we look forward to receiving your challenge.

To help with your inspiration, we formulated the following categories: 
  • Sustainability
  • Matchmaking
  • Experience
  • Logistics
  • Other

Send your challenge to welcome@rai.nl, indicating ‘Event Industry Hackathon’ in the subject line. 

Join as a hacker

Would you like to take part in the hackathon (24 hours) as a hacker? Professionals who enjoy being challenged and applying their knowledge can register for the Hackathon. RAI Amsterdam will select participants to establish a good mix of experts, scientists, students and other professionals from various sectors. All are welcome to join. Register yourself now:

  • You can sign up until 17 October 2018
  • Send an email to welcome@rai.nl stating your position and the industry in which you work or study
  • Most importantly, don’t forget to save the date of 31 October in your diary already!

Challenger, what's in it for you?

  • Your challenge helps advance our industry
  • Your challenge connects people, helping them reach new insights
  • PR exposure, both in the Netherlands and abroad
  • The possibility to attend the hackathon on 31 October with two people

Hacker, what's in it for you?

  • Be a part of exciting new solutions for the events industry
  • Maximum PR exposure, both in the Netherlands and abroad
  • The possibility to expand your professional network with high-quality contacts
  • The team with the most valuable solution for the four challenges can choose a charity of its choice to which the RAI will donate €2,500
  • During the hackathon, we will provide drinks, tasty food prepared by our Basement Chefs, inspirational speakers and all the entertainment you could ask for
  • The opportunity to do some hacking in a cool environment – think big