Every TEDxBinnenhof Dutch embassies from around the world help us spread Ideas worth Spreading. With great enthusiasm they set up their own viewing event, where they watch 2 or 3 or sometimes all the TEDxBinnenhof Talks live with their audience. Usually they select a theme that is relevant to their trade relations with the country they’re based in. By inviting speakers of their own and hosting interactive discussions about innovation and trade they have time and again generated amazing responses globally. This year the Dutch embassies are joining us again including the Dutch Embassy in Bucharest! We asked the Embassy what inspired them to participate in this year’s event:
The embassy wants to reach out to a young entrepreneurial audience. That is why we hope to set up an event in Bucharest and in Cluj. Cluj is a known university town, where ImpactHUB Cluj was recently opened. Many Dutch companies are located in Cluj and the embassy has an Honorary Consulate there. Date is yet to be confirmed.
The theme of TEDxBinnenhof 2016 is Ideas from Europe. From social innovators to educators, to professionals, scientists, engineers and doctors, TEDx speakers usually have one thing in common; passion in their field of expertise, a passion that transcends and inspires. For TEDxBinnenhof 2016, innovators from 25 European member states were auditioned and the 12 very best ‘Ideas from Europe’ were selected to grace the famous red circle carpet and inspire us.
It is great that among the selected 12 very best ‘Ideas from Europe’ a Dutch and Romanian speaker were included. Our viewing parties at the HUB Bucharest and HUB Cluj will therefore show the talks of Jos Joore and Stefania Druga and we will carefully select other speakers who are relevant to the Romanian context. The Romanian partner also asked for an established Dutch entrepreneur/CEO to speak about his/hers experiences.
We will be inviting members of the HUB, and possibly members of the Romanian Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Dutch Business Community Cluj. By doing so, we hope to strengthen our network with new and existing contacts. We aim to put the Netherlands on the map by giving an example and to be part of this innovative event.