A platform for inspiration where the curious and entrepreneurially minded come together to network and collaborate towards a shared vision of the future of business.
Spring 2019 - A'DAM Tower

Vision

We celebrate and amplify the movement in business; driven by purpose, collectiveness and social impact.

Mission

To create a platform where the curious and entrepreneurial minded come together to get entertained, inspired and connected to redefine success in business.

Together we can
amplify the outcome

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Location

A'DAM Tower, Overhoeksplein 1

Amsterdam Business Week is vertically organized on several floors of ABW's home base, the A'DAM Tower. Many people from Amsterdam immediately recognize the tower as part of their city. It’s a catalyst for the regeneration of Amsterdam North is becoming a definitive part of the city. Not long ago, the New York Times called the region the “red-hot art neighborhood” and Amsterdam’s new creative center.

Team

Meet the people behind Amsterdam Business Week.

Thomas Vles

Thomas admitted to his curiosity for life by studying physics and astronomy. As that didn’t do it...

Thomas Vles

Thomas admitted to his curiosity for life by studying physics and astronomy. As that didn’t do it, he continued to study psychology. Subsequently he put all his knowledge into practice as a strategy consultant at an international office.

His experiences gave him a new perspective on people and business. That, and his love for animals, brought him to the start of Poopy Cat that introduced sustainable and innovative products for cats on international markets.

After selling his company, Thomas focused on building, advising and investing in startups. In addition, he develops and organizes large public events for the A'DAM Tower.

Max Coppens

If someone has a passion for Amsterdam, it’s Max. Early on he chose to live and work here, which started...

Max Coppens

If someone has a passion for Amsterdam, it’s Max. Early on he chose to live and work in the city, which started with his work for the Apple Premium Reseller iAm Store.

In the years to follow, he worked as a DJ / Producer for various large dance organizations. Gradually he developed a love for the city through his contacts with people from Amsterdam who stood up for new ideas and collaborations.

In recent years, Max has responded to his entrepreneurial and team spirit through his involvement in the development of young companies.

Robert Wijers

Robert got his MBA at the VU in Amsterdam. During college he grew as a professional rower and later...

Robert Wijers

Robert got his MBA at the VU in Amsterdam. During college he grew as a professional rower and later on coached the Dutch men eight to bronze at the World University Games in Russia.

He took that attitude and drive with him in his life and career, and started off by introducing a new supplier financing program for the Heineken International production chain. Subsequently he moved to New York where he advised on the mergers and acquisitions of several large companies as an investment banker.

After his return to Amsterdam, he met Dennis Broek. Based on their mutual wish to bring more value and meaning to entrepreneurship they founded investment company Value & Purpose.

Dennis Broek

Dennis is a world citizen and thinks big. After his bachelor in hotel and hospitality management at the...

Dennis Broek

Dennis is a world citizen and thinks big. After his bachelor in hotel and hospitality management at the renowned Hotelschool in Maastricht, he put his knowledge into practice for the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam and later on for the executive catering company Maison van den Boer, for whom he took responsibility for large hospitality productions such as The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) and the KLM Open Golf.

He continued his career at MATCH Hospitality and traveled and lived around the world to help organize events such as FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.

After being involved in organizing the hospitality preparations for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016, Dennis met his current business partner Robert Wijers back in Amsterdam, with whom he started investment company Value & Purpose. This company supports and invests in great initiatives that make a positive social impact.

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