Networking Opportunities

Welcome Party – Powered by Nedap
Tuesday, 1 April

ASIS Europe 2014 will start with a bang with the Welcome Party – Powered by Nedap. Join us for an informal evening of entertainment, live music, networking and fun hosted by ASIS Benelux Chapter Chairman Erik de Vries CPP and with a word of welcome by ASIS President Richard Widup CPP. Drinks and light contemporary Dutch snacks will be served.

Venue: World Forum
Time: 20.00-23.00
Dress code: Casual

President’s Reception – Sponsored by Tyco Integrated Fire & Security
Wednesday, 2 April

Hosted by the president of ASIS International and sponsored by Tyco Integrated Fire & Security, the President’s Reception is a highlight of the conference programme. We are pleased to announce that the event will be held at the historic premises of the Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice and only a couple of tram stops away from the World Forum. Here delegates and guests can reconnect, meet, and network, while enjoying a high standard standing dinner.

The Peace Palace is often called the seat of international law because it houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library. In addition to hosting these institutions, the Palace is also a regular venue for special events in international policy and law.

The Palace officially opened on August 28, 1913, and was originally built to provide a symbolic home for the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a court created to end war which was created by treaty at the 1899 Hague Peace Conference.

The idea of the Palace started from a discussion in 1900 between the Russian diplomat Friedrich Martens and the US diplomat Andrew White, over providing a home for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), which was established through the first Hague Peace Conference in 1899. White contacted his friend the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie about this idea. Carnegie had his reservations, and at first was only interested in donating money for the establishment of a Library of International Law. White however was able to convince Carnegie, and in 1903 Carnegie agreed to donate the US$1.5 million ($40,000,000, adjusted for inflation) needed for a Peace Temple that would house the PCA as well as to endow it with a library of international law.

At first Carnegie simply wanted to donate the money directly to the Dutch Queen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands for the building of the palace, but legal problems prohibited this, and in November 1903 the Carnegie Foundation was founded to manage the construction, ownership, and maintenance of the Palace. This foundation is still responsible for these issues at present.

Venue: Peace Palace
Time: 19.30-22.00
Dress code: Business casual

Business Lunches
Wednesday, 2 April and Thursday 3 April

Join us for a delicious seated lunch at the World Forum and take time to catch up with colleagues and business partners. Coffee and deserts are served in the exhibition area.

Location: World Forum
Time: 12.15- 13.30
Dress code: Business attire

Networking Breaks & Dedicated Exhibition Time

Catch up with colleagues, old acquaintances and learn about the latest security products and services during the networking breaks in the exhibition area. Refreshments are also served outside the designated conference breaks and are free of charge for conference delegates and exhibition visitors alike.

Smartphone App

For the first time this year, ASIS Europe will have a smartphone application featuring the event agenda, conference content, practical information and integrated social networking tools, enabling registered participants to contact each other. The app is now available for:


For all other phone types (including Blackberry and web-browser enabled phones), please scan this QR code or go to From there you will be directed to download the proper version of the app for your particular device.