VKOZ has been happy to share their knowledge, tips and inspiration for years. We are also here for you during this special period. We share various articles that match the current situation via social media. And we still offer our free brainstorming session too. Online or with appropriate distance.
Many organisations have to deal with postponing or canceling events. Or convert their live event into an online experience or according to the 1.5 meter measures. In addition, preparations for the events in the fall or next year often continue. For extra inspiration, creativity and fresh insights, VKOZ offers free brainstorming sessions. Online or with appropriate distance.
In a brainstorming session we take the time to know as much as possible about your event, organisation and challenges. We ask questions, think along and come up with fresh and surprising ideas. Then we make a clear report of the session.
In addition to thinking along with the current situation, we also help you with, for example, the following questions
• what type of event suits my objectives and target groups and how do I achieve the maximum result?
• how do I translate different ideas (and stakeholders) within my organisation into a concrete plan for everyone?
• what style, theme or storyline do I want for the event and what kind of furnishing, decoration and catering are part of that?
• how do I ensure maximum interaction with my target group before, during and after the event?
• can we increase the impact and ROI of our current event?
Creative solutions, simple changes or just extremely crazy ideas will turn your next event into an unforgettable moment!
Tips for a successful brainstorming session
• bring 2 to 4 enthusiastic employees together via eg Skype
• collect as many diverse ideas as possible
• do not criticize ideas during the brainstorming session
• encourage the craziest ideas, they inspire others
• a brainstorm can therefore be quite chaotic, but that is part of the process
Are you looking for a fresh perspective and broad event knowledge? Let’s brainstorm together! Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotterdam is a city with a distinct character, energetic and never the same. Rotterdam and Rotterdammers do not shy away from the experiment, but rather look for it. Just as the Nieuwe Maas is a strong symbol for constant movement. A city where the Make It Happen mentality is tangible and visible. With parties that choose Rotterdam and give their own interpretation to the Rotterdam mentality and “can do” spirit. Whether you are a resident, visitor or entrepreneur: Rotterdam. Make It Happen.
As an event and conference city, Rotterdam has an enormous diversity of locations. Perhaps most striking: the large number of unconventional locations.
The iconic building, designed by the renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, offers seven different exhibition halls, a characteristic Auditorium and an atmospheric Kunsthal café. You can go to the Auditorium for your presentation, conference, film screening, fashion show or music performance. You can go to the Kunsthal café for dinner, drinks or company parties. With art in and around the café and a spacious (roof) terrace, the Kunsthal café has its own unique atmosphere. Of course you can combine the event with a visit to the exhibitions. You can choose to offer your guests a guided tour of the exhibitions or a visit on their own. This visit can take place both inside and outside the fixed opening hours. Due to the varied exhibition offer, a visit to the Kunsthal is always surprising.
The Euromast is the icon of Rotterdam where you can eat, drink, sleep, party, abseil and of course enjoy the best view of the city! The Euromast is perfect for an inspiring meeting for any type of event from 3 to 350 people. For example, you can organise a meeting for a half day or for the whole day. And supplement this with a ride in the Euroscoop, abseil, zip wire or a tour led by a professional guide. The Euromast Brasserie has four rooms; Daybreak, Sunset, Noon and Dusk. These rooms can be hired individually or in combination. In addition, it is even possible to rent the Euromast exclusively for (company) parties of up to 350 people.
The Wereldmuseum is located in a classic and stylish building in the center of the city and is located directly on the Maas. The Wereldmuseum has several rooms, each with a unique atmosphere and appearance. The fairytale Ballroom, the intimate Van Rijckevorsel Hall and the fabulous Salon are ideal for unforgettable receptions, dinners, meetings, congresses or company parties. You can also combine your event with a visit to the museum. The Wereldmuseum is a location full of charm and an enchanting ambiance. With all facilities, every possible room layout and renowned catering the location for any event in a beautiful location on the Maas.
As a former flagship of the Holland America Line and cruise ship, the ss Rotterdam has sailed many seas. Discover the many stories of La Grande Dame and experience the authentic atmosphere during an inspiring conference, meeting, reception or company party. You can also combine your event with a tour by ship or an overnight stay in one of the 254 hotel rooms. The ss Rotterdam has 12 different authentic rooms and 29 meeting rooms for meetings. They all have their own story. Business or festive, for 10 to a maximum of 3,500 people, you can fulfill your wishes and those of your guests on the ship.
Hotel New York
Hotel New York is located in the beautiful former headquarters of the Holland America Line. This is the place where thousands of emigrants used to go to North America, hoping for a better life. Nowadays, guests come here to stay, eat, drink and do business in a special atmosphere. Hotel New York is the ideal place to meet with your company, give a presentation, brainstorm or give a workshop. The high ceilings, daylight, the colorful and nostalgic design of the rooms and the location at the head of the Wilhelminapier ensure that Hotel New York is an inspiring environment for doing business.
With a wide choice of spaces and halls, RDM Events offers an inspiring location for diverse events. Meetings ranging from 5 to 5,000 visitors can take place in the multifunctional areas of the RDM Congress Center and the RDM Onderzeebootloods. The combination of history and port, industry and innovation offers plenty of inspiration for various events. From workshops, meetings, fairs and congresses to festivals and exhibitions. The rooms in the RDM Congress Center are equipped with modern facilities without losing the authentic atmosphere. In addition, the recently renovated RDM Onderzeebootloods has a raw and industrial character, which you can furnish according to your wishes.
Rotterdam Ahoy is one of the largest covered event halls in the Netherlands and is an accommodation for fairs, events, concerts, congresses and meetings. Ahoy is currently expanding with the construction of the brand new Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center! The doors will open to visitors at the end of 2020. The extension consists of a unique hall, RTM Stage, which can be used as an auditorium and as a concert hall. No fewer than 35 break-out rooms will be built on the second and third floors, which can be used separately or jointly. There is also a completely new entrance building.
Watch the beautiful promotional film of Ahoy and conference city Rotterdam here:
Are you organising an event soon? VKOZ puts your goals first ánd thinks from the needs of your visitors. And finds the suitable location for your event! Contact VKOZ via email@example.com.
VKOZ is an event agency from Rotterdam. We are experienced in organising business events and all communication around it. You can choose a total approach or the services based on your needs. By communicating with our customers in a transparent manner, we create trust. We pay a lot of attention to the details. Everyone can expect that the main lines of the event are good, but it is the small things that make the wow.
VKOZ was founded in 2010 by Marjolein van Rosmalen. After a career of 15 years in the business travel and events industry, it was time for a new challenge. The name VKOZ stood for: Female View on Business. Female organisational advice for male entrepreneurs. VKOZ started as a management and organisation consultancy. In the years that followed VKOZ also received more and more marketing and communication projects.
Two years later, requests were added for organising sports, cultural and public events. In these years Marjolein learned a lot about other facets of the event industry such as production, permits, safety and sponsorship.
After five years, Marjolein worked on so many different projects that it was time to move in one direction. Marjolein knew deep down that organising business events gave her the most energy. That is why a new website was launched in 2017 with the new logo: VKOZ events & communication. Due to the many recurring clients, VKOZ increasingly evolved into a company with a nice office and co-workers and Marjolein also offered internships to share her knowledge and passion. Now, in 2020, VKOZ’s expertise is organising business events and also helps as a Professional Conference Organiser foreign organisations with organising their events in Rotterdam. Read more about VKOZ as PCO in Rotterdam here.
Due to Marjolein’s 15 years of work experience at large international organisations, VKOZ has a professional working method. We think along with the strategy and goals of the event. An event is an investment and we therefore always try to think about what the event will ultimately yield. We would like to show our added value. A personal goal is to earn ourselves back.
Everyone can expect that the great lines of an event are good,
but it’s the little things that make the wow.
Due to the small, close-knit team, VKOZ has a lot of flexibility. We work transparently. With us you can choose a total approach or the services based on your needs: concept development, project management, communication and / or production. We make a clear project plan and share this with the client during the process, which gives confidence. This allows the client to see exactly what is being done and in which steps. An event consists of many different parts. By breaking it into steps, we provide the overview. We start with the basics. In the end, we pay a lot of attention to the details.
Every client has a different organisational culture. We have built up a wide network over the years. We can choose exactly those partners that best suits the client. If you do business with VKOZ, you use a very large network with the same down to earth Rotterdam mentality. We are very involved ourselves, so we expect this also from our partners: reliable, hard workers who work with their own pride and passion for their work.
Authenticity is one of the first lessons Marjolein learned as an entrepreneur. It is best to be yourself, so you automatically attract customers, co-workers and partners who match your standards and values. We see the event itself as the icing on the cake. It is very important to us to invest a lot of time in the different relationships. We are in constant contact with the people. The result is that everybody is happy and full of passion on the day of the event. For an unforgettable event.
Do you want to get to know us personally? Feel free to visit us at the Heineken building for a cup of coffee!
The RDM Onderzeebootloods is located directly on the Nieuwe Maas. Where submarines used to run off the ramp, large innovative events are now being organised. The combination of history and the port, industry and innovation offers plenty of inspiration for numerous events. The renovated submarine wharf has retained its raw and industrial character and can be set up completely flexibly.
The RDM Onderzeebootloods is increasingly being chosen as a unique event location for corporate events such as fairs and congresses. However, organising such an event in the warehouse involves more than in a fully equipped convention center. RDM Events collaborates with VKOZ events & communication for the production of corporate events.
The Onderzeebootloods All the sheds together have an area of approximately 4,400 m² and have a (free) parking area behind the hall, modern facilities and can be set up completely flexibly. The Waterbus and Watertaxi offer sufficient options for the fast and efficient transport of large groups.
Watch the video here:
The Convention Center The Convention Center in the old RDM headquarters offers versatile spaces for small and large gatherings. The halls and rooms in the RDM Convention Center are equipped with modern facilities without losing the authentic atmosphere. With a wide choice of rooms, the convention center offers something for everyone. For example, the Art Deco Boardroom and the Supervisory Boardroom are very suitable for meetings. The beautiful Marble Hall with its beautiful stained-glass windows can be used for a drink or reception and the Auditorium has modern AV equipment and seating in a college layout.
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