Last minute culture, free tickets, drinks and business in the fall: upcoming events!

Ivy Circle and Holland Festival on-location: “Before I Sleep” Thursday June 16th @7.30pm on the Zuidas, Amsterdam.

Come join fellow alumni for an adventurous evening of on-location Holland Festival theater in Amsterdam, followed by drinks and networking.

In the FOZ-building on the Amsterdam Zuidas the British theater troup DreamThinkSpeak has created a dreamlike world of change where the forces of old and new clash. Directed by Tristan Sharps, Before I Sleep is an hour-long performance installation inspired by the tragicomic play The Cherry Orchard by Anton Tsjechov. Before I Sleep is a continuous performance. Actors lead small groups through the transformed building every few minutes. We have reserved a group departure for the Ivy Circle. The Holland Festival has organized drinks for us starting 19.30 at nearby café Mech. The performance begins at 8PM and will last one hour. After the performance, we’ll decompress back at Mech with drinks and networking along with Ingrid Janssen, director of external relations for the Holland Festival.

It’s not too late to reserve. Please email Rick Amado Price for the evening, including drinks, is €30 pp (young alumni under 30 pay €20 pp) to Ivy Circle Netherlands account 5714821 (IBAN: NL19INGB0005714821, BIC: INGBNL2A). Payment details: Before I Sleep 16 June, your name + number of guests.


Free concert for young alumni at Concertgebouw Friday June 17th.

The Ivy Circle is always looking to expand its selection of low-cost or free events for its younger alumni and we’re happy to offer the following event on June 17th: An evening at the Concertgebouw: Actual, Adventurous, the Concertgebouw Orchestra performs Prologue from Vermeulen’s ‘De vliegende hollander’ and Thomas Adès’ Violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ among others. The concert starts at 20.15 and afterwards there is a free Entrée Late Night Café where you can mingle over drinks and a DJ with other young attendees.

To receive your free ticket you must be under 30 years old and have a membership to Entrée, the Concertgebouw’s youth association. Membership costs 10€ per year and allows access to more than 200 concerts per year, including the popular Robeco summer series, for 10€ (including drinks).

Not yet a member? Get free membership until the end of the summer by signing up at: When applying, please fill in under “Ik heb van Entrée gehoord via:” Ivy Circle so your application can be processed properly. To reserve a ticket (first come, first served) send an email to Once you have been confirmed, you’ll receive a follow-up email with more details.


Ivy Circle drinks in the South at Cafe Zuid in Maastricht,  Wednesday June 22, 7pm

To kick off the summer and network with Ivy Circle members in the South.  Drinks will be held at Café Zuid (PLEIN 1992 NO 15, Maastricht) on Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm. Please RSVP to, so we can reserve a table if necessary. Cash bar.


Harvard alum and composer Vanessa Laan presents the premier of her work “O Whispering Suns” on Saturday July 2nd at the International Choir Biennale in Haarlem.

Laan’s piece for violin, cymbalon and voice is a meditation on loss, as well as a celebration of the ways that those no longer with us in body are always still with us in spirit. The inspiration for the piece comes from an Eastern European folk music form of shared lament (the doina) which connects individual singers to each other as they express their own stories but unite as one voice/choir. For further information contact Vanessa Laan at  To order tickets directly, please visit the festival website


And looking forward to events in the fall:


On Monday September 5th, Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell on “Meeting Customers’ Future Energy Needs.” 6PM in The Hague.

As customer demand for secure and affordable energy grows and traditional supplies become politically and technically more difficult to reach, Peter Voser, Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, invites us to listen to his thoughts on the future of energy, the geopolitical challenges and Shell’s strategy for growth. This is a combined event of the Harvard Business School and the Ivy Circle.

Time: Drinks 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm

Location: Royal Dutch Shell plc, Carel van Bylandtlaan 16, 2596 HR DEN HAAG

Cost We are very grateful to Shell for hosting this meeting


This is a combined event of the Harvard Business School club and Ivy Circle.

Further details to follow with a confirmation after registration.


On Thursday November 3rd, Alexander Wynaendts, CEO of Aeogn on “The Challenges of Leading a Financial Institution in this Day and Age.”  6PM in Amsterdam.

Aegon is still recovering from the financial crisis and has a number of issues on her plate. The payback of the bail-out, the stated growth challenges of pre-tax growth of 7 to 10%, the ROE growth of 10 to 12%, cash flow increase of 30% and regulation issues like the consequences of Solvency II, just to mention a few. We appreciate Alexander Wynaendts’ willingness to speak to us about the road ahead.

Time: Drinks 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm

Location: Restaurant de Kas, Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam

Cost: € 60,=, Pls make your payment to the Harvard Business School Club of the Neth., Acc. number: , Amsterdam by October 20th


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