Past Conference 2015 international conference - Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Social activities


This page contains details of the social events that are being organized around the 2015 international conference:


  1. Thursday, June 11th: Pre-pre-conference powwow »

  2. Friday, June 12th: Pre-conference powwow »

  3. Saturday, June 13th: Gala dinner »

  4. Sunday, June 14th: Post-conference powwow »



Pre-pre-conference powwow


  • What: just a couple of nights before the 2015 international conference, conference attendees as well as anyone interested in networking with translation colleagues will gather for a tour behind the scenes at Schiphol airport and a subsequent dinner at Vork en Mes, Hoofddorp.

  • When: June 11th, 2015.

  • Where: Schiphol airport and Vork en Mes.









Pre-conference powwow


  • What: powwows are informal get-togethers of groups of users living in close proximity or attending the same event. This is why the day before the 2015 international conference starts, conference attendees as well as anyone interested in networking with translation colleagues will gather for three different and optional activities: a boat trip to Kinderdijk, a walking tour to Rotterdam and a 'Rice Table' meal.

  • When: June 12th, 2015.

  • Where: Kinderdijk, Rotterdam City and Indonesian restaurant.




Gala dinner


  • What: conference attendees will celebrate the first day of the conference by gathering all for dinner at the Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre. 

  • When: June 13th, 2015.

  • Where: Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre.
  • Menu: The gala dinner will be buffet-style:



Cold dishes

Hot dishes

  • Cream of curry soup with bean sprouts and coriander
  • Variety of bread with butter, herb butter, tapenade and olive oil.






  • Graved lachs with Norwegian shrimps.
  • Terrine of smoked eel, Roseval potato, dill and saffron.
  • Goat cheese with red pepper, walnuts, rocket and honey dressing
  • Bison-cranberry pâté en croute served with cranberry jam.
  • Potato salad with thinly sliced pot roast of beef and a garnish of Dutch pickles.
  • Forest mushroom salad with roast beef Salad of “forgotten” Dutch vegetables.
  • Marinated cucumber
  • Tomato salad with Gouda cheese.
  • Grilled vegetables.
  • Fillet of pork in a mushroom cream sauce.
  • Grilled fillet of red bass with seafood sauce.
  • Pasta with spinach, ricotta and sun dried tomatoes.
  • Fresh vegetables and potato garnish.





The gala dinner pass comes with the conference pass. No sign-up required.









Post-conference powwow


  • What: The post-conference powwow will take place in a unique location on the Rotterdam waterfront. On an ocean liner no less! The SS Rotterdam was once the luxurious flagship of the Holland America Line and from its maiden voyage in 1959 until it was withdrawn from service in 2000 it sailed the Atlantic many times and later became a cruise ship. it fell into disrepair but was brought back to its birthplace and restored to its former glory. It is now a floating hotel , conference and restaurant location and is permanently moored in Rotterdam harbour.

    Our voyage begins on the other side of the harbour where water taxis will pick us up from right outside the conference hotel and take us over the Nieuwe Maas waterway to the SS Rotterdam. We have a reserved place in the elegant Club Room, one of the beautifully restored restaurants where passengers from all around the world once dined at sea and which was affectionately known as the ‘living room’.

    Our meal will be a 3 course dinner with a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian dishes for each course (see below). After the meal, with plenty of time to stroll the decks and admire the view (weather permitting!) or relax in the lounge, the water taxis will take us back to the conference hotel.

    Price including 3 course dinner and water transport to and from the ship: € 50 per person.
    Advance payment will be required to secure your booking, details will be sent to those of you who make a reservation. If you are also attending the pre-conference powwow on Friday you can reserve both meals for € 75, saving € 5 on the individual prices. Bookings received by 31 May will be guaranteed, after that date they will be subject to availability.


    Carpaccio of Bawikov salmon and scallops, asparagus ribbons with a cherry Marinda tomato and pancetta dressing
    Veal rib-eye pastrami, apple and sweet potato salad, sweet potato crisps and red pepper salsa
    Vegetarian dish

    Grilled swordfish with gremolata, baby leeks, caramelized tomatoes and lukewarm chili and lime vinaigrette
    Roasted Beemster leg and rack of lamb, fresh spring vegetables, glazed baby turnips, lamb gravy with a thyme and lemon Melissa
    Vegetarian dish

    Cappuccino of Lambada strawberries, vanilla ice cream and Grand Marnier cream
    Selection of national and international cheeses

  • When: June 14th, 2015.

  • Where: On board the SS Rotterdam, water taxi from the conference hotel


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