50 hackers - 8 teams - 4 challenges - 24 hours

The first-ever Event Industry Hackathon, which took place on 31 October and 1 November in RAI Amsterdam, gave 50 hackers, divided over eight teams, 24 hours to solve various challenges in the event sector.
The winning team provided the best solution, answering the question of how the future of the event industry would look.

And the winner is ....

The jury unanimously crowned the solution from the team ‘From purple to virtual’, which combined modular stand-building with ‘mixed reality’. This concept enriches sustainable stands with an interactive digital world, featuring reusable stand building blocks transported by robots to minimise external logistics.
Jury chair Annemarie van Gaal explained the decision with a quote from renowned ice-hockey player Wayne Gretzky: “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” She went on to say that, “with its ‘mixed-reality’ concept, this team is blazing a trail for the entire event industry.” The winning team will donate their 2,500-euro cheque to the Ocean Cleanup, their charity of choice. 

Inspiration and knowledge

The Hackathon revolves around more than "just" finding solutions. We inspire and connect people and worlds together to arrive at new insights.

And inspire? We did not do that alone. For example, Nick van Breda took us into the latest developments in the world of Tech, there were several master classes including Dutch Design Thinking, Explore The Context, Prototyping and Pitching.

Hackathon results »