First Event Industry Hackathon with 50 international hackers

RAI Amsterdam is organising the first Event Industry Hackathon on 31 October. Fifty hackers, divided into eight teams, will have 24 hours to find a solution to four carefully selected challenges in the event industry. The hackathon will involve a team of experts, scientists, students and professionals from various disciplines setting out to resolve the most urgent issues in the field of sustainability, matchmaking, experience and eventmanagement. Each challenge will be hacked by two teams who will then pitch their solution to a jury. In addition, the solutions will be shared within the (inter)national event industry, and the winning team awarded €2,500 to donate to a charity of their choice. 

Sharing solutions
“The Event Industry Hackathon is designed to challenge people to think out of the box and bring this great industry to a higher level,” says Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam. “The solutions devised will be shared with the event sector, further reinforcing the RAI’s role as a platform for knowledge, contacts and innovation.”

The Event Industry Hackathon starts on Wednesday 31 October at 12:00. The pitches are due on Thursday 1 November at 12:00, followed by the announcement of the winner by the jury. 

The Jury: 
Annemarie van Gaal; entrepreneur and member of the RAI Amsterdam Supervisory Board.  
Gijs van Wulfen; authority in the field of innovation and design thinking. 
Jeroen Jansen; former creative director of ID&T and the mind behind Tomorrowland, Sensation and Mysteryland.  

Extra information
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