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Key event details to make sure you're ready for World Workplace Europe

We're eagerly looking forward to welcoming you all on March 6-7 at The Schiecentrale in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Here's everything you need to know to prepare for your conference experience at World Workplace Europe 2024. In this "Know Before You Go," we'll cover:

  • What to prepare and pack
  • What to do when you arrive
  • Must-do conference activities
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What to prepare and pack 

Get an idea of what you'd like to do, set your learning goals and make a list of who you'd like to meet. 

Plan your event agenda

What to pack

  • Business casual attire: March temperatures in Rotterdam average between 2-10°C (36-50°F).
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Build your network

Start connecting with others beforehand and see who else is attending World Workplace Europe. Share the I'm Attending graphic on your social media, use #WorldWorkplaceEurope or #WWEU and tag @IFMA @FMN @EUROFM

Also, check out the World Workplace Europe Marketing Guide + Toolkit for additional logos, banners, social media banners and more! These templates make it easy to promote your participation whether you're an attendee, speaker, partner or exhibitor.
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What to do when you arrive

Plan out your transportation and head to check-in. 

Public Transport Notice: From/To Schipol

Limited train services will operate to, from, and via Schiphol Airport over the next few days. Until Friday, March 8, passengers should anticipate approximately fifteen minutes of delay due to ongoing construction work.

ProRail is conducting renovations on the tracks and stairwells, leading to the temporary closure of half of the airport's tracks.

NS advises commuters traveling via Schiphol during the week to consider traveling outside of peak hours or utilizing alternative routes. Regularly checking the trip planner is also recommended.

Plan your transportation

Use the interactive World Workplace Europe Google map to navigate to your hotel or The Schiecentrale.

Getting to the Schiecentrale
  • Address: Sint-Jobsweg 116, 3024 EA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Schiecentrale is easily and quickly accessible, both by car and by public transport. Want to go into town? You can reach the center of Rotterdam within a few minutes by car or bicycle.
  • The entrance to the building is located off of Sint-Jobsweg, next to the entrance of the Q-Park garage and the supermarket Albert Heijn.
  • In the parking garage there is a passage to the Schiecentrale on the second floor. Exit the second floor door and then left around the building for the entrance.
  • This entrance can also be used for guests with walking difficulties. Next to Albert Heijn (AH) you will find an elevator in the parking garage to the second floor.

The Schiecentrale is ideally located in relation to the A15 (Rotterdam – Rozenburg), A16 (Rotterdam – Dordrecht – Breda) and the A20 (Gouda – Rotterdam – Maasdijk). There are plenty of parking facilities at the Schiecentrale.

You can park your car in the adjacent Q-park Schiecentrale. €0.50 per 15 minutes or part thereof with a maximum daily rate of €17.00. You can book your parking space in advance via the Q-Park website or call the national number: 088 329 51 00.

Tram 8 departs every 15 minutes from Rotterdam Central Station to the location: stop Pieter de Hoochweg. Travel time from the station is 13 minutes. From the stop it is a 1-minute walk to the Schiecentrale.

Coolhaven metro station – with a direct connection to Schiedam Centrum train station – is a 10-minute walk from the Schiecentrale. Ideal for when your guests travel via Amsterdam, The Hague or Delft.

Water taxi
The water taxi – stop Mullerpier / Sint-Jobshaven – is a super fast and spectacular alternative. 

The taxi can’t be reserved, but will make constant trips between three taxistops. A trip will take 10 minutes. Each taxi can transport up to 12 people. 

Go to for the exact location of the stops.

Public transport bicycles are available at Rotterdam Central Station. The cycling time is 15 minutes.

Checking in

  • Please be aware: Any outstanding invoices must be settled before 4 March to avoid being charged at the increased onsite pricing rate for registration payments.
  • Registration is located right inside of the main front entrance. 
  • Registration Hours:
    • 6 March I 7:30 - 17:00
    • 7 March I 7:00 - 16:00
  • Self-check-in: Preregistered attendees may proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the registration area, enter full name and email used during registration and print your event badge. 
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Stay in the know

Download Cvent Events - the official conference mobile app 

Use this mobile app during World Workplace Europe to:
  • View schedule, sessions and speakers
  • Network with conference attendees 
  • Receive important event notifications

To log in:

  • Dowload Cvent Events mobile app
  • Search for World Workplace Europe
  • Download the event
  • Go to Profile to log in and enter your name and email address
  • You will be prompted to confirm your attendee status with a confirmation code via email.

Still need help? Download the Attendee Hub Event App Guide

during World Workplace Europe, Add these to your checklist 

Check out these conference and networking activities

Make the most of your experience while you're there

Featured sessions

  • Opening Keynote - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of AI featuring Geertrui Mieke de Ketelaere [6 March, 9:30-10:30] 
  • Keynote - The Psychology of Cybercrime featuring Mark T. Hofmann: [6 March, 16:30-17:30] 
  • CEO Debate [7 March, 9:30-10:30]
  • International Facility Manager Debate [7 March, 12:00-13:00]
  • Closing Keynote - 'Man-Made' - Who are Buildings Built for - and Will AI Make it Better? featuring Sophie Schuller and Elizabeth C. Nelson: [7 March, 16:30-17:15]
  • Student Challenge [7 March, 17:15-18:00]

Networking opportunities

  • Welcome Reception: [5 March, 17:00-19:00] Join us in the vibrant Foodhallen Rotterdam. Embrace the "kop van zuid" atmosphere, where the convergence of food, drinks, entertainment, and art creates a lively experience. The Opening Reception is offered to you free of charge, with complimentary drinks and light snacks to enjoy.
  • Networking Luncheons: [6 & 7 March] - Join other colleagues and FM professionals and connect during lunch at World Workplace Europe. 
  • Charity Dinner: [6 March, 19:00-22:00] - Support the next generation of FMS. Join IFMA, FMN and EuroFM in giving back to the community and the industry. Enjoy luxury bites, a delicious three-course meal, entertainment, an inspiring keynote address, live music and networking with colleagues. Proceeds will benefit the IFMA Foundation and grant a European FM student scholarship. Additional ticket required.*
  • Closing FM Networking Party: [7 March, 18:00-20:00] - Immediately after the Student Challenge, attend the Official Party to wrap up your World Workplace Europe 2023 experience.
  • Connect via the Cvent mobile app: Log into the Cvent Events mobile app (see instructions above) and link up with conference attendees.
  • Networking + Coffee Breaks: Grab some coffee and get to know other conference attendees and connect with other facility management professionals during networking breaks. These breaks provide an excellent opportunity to build relationships with fellow industry leaders.

Enhance your conference experience with these add-on features

  • Facility Tours: Get an up-close facility tour of Rotterdam's amazing and unique facilities. 
    • Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam: [8 March, 11:15, 12:30 and 14.45] 

      Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility. The depot is located next to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Museumpark in Rotterdam. Visitors can see the result of 173 years of collecting. More than 151,000 objects are housed together, arranged in fourteen storage compartments with five different climates. Facility tour: €49 per person excluding VAT.

    • Guided bike tour on architecture and development of Rotterdam: [8 March, Depart at 9:35]
      Discover Rotterdam as an amazing city and do it by bike in a fun way. It offers a very unique mix of historic buildings and modern architecture and has a fascinating history. Besides, there are a lot of nice spots and views you don’t want to miss.Facility tour: €49 per person excluding VAT.
  • Charity Dinner: [6 March, 19:00-22:00]
    Support the next generation of FMs. Join IFMA, FMN and EuroFM in giving back to the community and the industry. Enjoy luxury bites, a delicious three-course meal, entertainment, an inspiring keynote address, live music and networking with colleagues. Proceeds will benefit the IFMA Foundation and grant a European FM student scholarship.
*To add a Charity Dinner or Facility Tour ticket to your existing registration:
  • Go to your World Workplace Europe registration confirmation email. Click on the link provided to 'manage your registration'.
  • Enter your confirmation number provided in the email.
  • Scroll down to 'Modify Registration' and follow prompts to add your desired ticket(s).
  • You can also purchase a Welcome Reception - Guest Ticket or Spouse Conference Ticket here as well!
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Share your experience

We love to see testimonials from our attendees and you may even be featured in our upcoming social media posts.

Make sure to use #WorldWorkplaceEurope or #WWEU and tag @IFMA @FMN @EUROFM on social media to share your pictures and stories! 

Photography/Videography Notice

Kindly be advised that if you prefer not to be photographed or recorded on video, please inform the on-site photographer/videographer accordingly. Thank you.

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