Apeldoorn Conference on the future of urban planning

Over 100 leading experts from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are currently meeting in Rotterdam to discuss the theme ‘Making Successful Cities.’ The 11th edition of the Apeldoorn British-Dutch Dialogue Conference Series is being organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council. It was opened last Sunday by the President of the Social and Economic Council (SER), Alexander Rinnoy Kaan, and ends today.

The conference is a forum enabling British and Dutch representatives of business, government and semi-government organisations, the culture sector, the academic world and civil society to share the latest insights on a key theme of current importance.

The Apeldoorn Conferences were launched in 1999. Since then, they have gained a reputation as influential, high-level forums that bring together innovative ideas, experience, expertise and best practices from both the UK and the Netherlands. They have also served to bolster relations between the two countries for over a decade.