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General

What is DPW Amsterdam?

DPW Amsterdam is an annual hybrid technology event held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and considered the world’s largest and most influential tech event of the procurement industry. Now in its third year, DPW Amsterdam has grown to 5,000 attendees and become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of procurement technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.

Spend Matters has said we are “the techiest and best new procurement conference in years”. The Next Web has said DPW Conference is “the future of procurement”. Vodafone CPO Ninian Wilson has called us “a laboratory for new ideas.”

When is DPW Amsterdam 2022?

DPW Conference will be on:

Tuesday, September 20
18:00 – 22:00: Opening party & networking dinners

Wednesday, September 21
08:00 – 20:00: Conference & after party

Thursday, September 22
08:00 – 17:00: Conference

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Where does the conference take place, and how do I get there?

The in-person part of DPW Amsterdam will take place at the Beurs van Berlage, located at Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands. The virtual live stream can be accessed here.

Getting there & transportation

Public transportation

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can reach Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage by train or taxi. If you are travelling by train, you can buy a ticket to Amsterdam Centraal Station in the Arrivals Hall of Schiphol. The trains leave four times every hour and the journey takes about fifteen minutes. If you take a taxi, you can state “Beurs van Berlage” as your destination. The address is: Damrak 243. The drive takes about twenty-five minutes. When you arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station by train or by tram, Beurs van Berlage is 300 metres away, about a five minute walk. You can see Beurs van Berlage on the Damrak in front of you when you leave the Central Station along the Stationsplein (Station square) and head out towards the Dam from there.

Arriving by car

Private transportation In the immediate surroundings of Beurs van Berlage, there are a large number of carparks. In the event of a conference or event, it is possible to order various types of exit tickets for your guests, in the Q-park carpark of the Bijenkorf and the Oosterdok car park.

Parking centrum Oosterdok

  • Oosterdokstraat 150, 1011 DK Amsterdam
  • 1.700 parking spaces
  • Maximum vehicle height 2.10 m / 6ft 11in
  • Opening hours 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • For rates please check the website: www.parkingcentrumoosterdok.nl

Parking garage Q-Park Bijenkorf

  • Beursplein 15, 1012 JW Amsterdam
  • Immediately next to Beurs van Berlage
  • 400 parking spaces
  • Maximum vehicle height 1.80 m / 5ft 11in
  • Opening hours 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • For rates please check the website: www.q-park.nl

What can I expect from the in-person experience?

DPW Amsterdam is known for its pioneering spirit. The conference features two days full of stage programs in addition to several side events, roundtable discussions, and facilitated workshops. Our speaker line-up includes successful founders and business leaders, top-notch investors, and other tech influencers.

Networking is what makes a conference. That’s why we are introducing more and new networking experiences at DPW Amsterdam 2022, to help build strong relationships among attendees.

Where can I see the DPW Amsterdam 2022 agenda?

Our 2022 agenda can be viewed here.

Where can I stay in Amsterdam? Do you have any hotel recommendations?

Yes! Here are our conference hotels. The Beurs van Berlage itself does not offer accommodation.

What is the dress code for DPW Amsterdam 2022?

​​Startup casual: a new dress code for a new generation! Smart casual is a bit less dressy than traditional business casual and a bit more comfortable and practical. It should reflect the office vibe, which is generally youthful and energetic, yet practical.

How can I contact the DPW team?

You can reach the team by email at hello@dpw.ai

How can I stay informed about DPW Amsterdam 2022?

We recommend signing up for the DPW newsletter here or following our LinkedIn page.

Participate

How can I become a sponsor?

Our 2022 conference is sold out. If you would like to explore 2023 opportunities, please email sponsor@dpw.ai

How do I apply to become a speaker?

If you are interested in speaking at DPW Amsterdam 2022 and would like to submit a speaker submission, please visit our speaker page for more information.

I’m interested in investor/VC opportunities at DPW Amsterdam, whom do I contact?

For information on investor opportunities, you can visit our Investors page or contact our team at hello@dpw.ai

How do I request a media pass or partnership?

If you would like to cover DPW Amsterdam 2022 in a media capacity, please visit our Media page or contact our team at media@dpw.ai.

Tickets

What type of tickets are available for DPW Amsterdam 2022?

You can attend virtually or in-person. Here are the two ticket types.

Can I cancel my pass for DPW Amsterdam 2022?

Things happen, we understand. Our cancellation policy gives you the flexibility to do what you have to do whether you’re attending digitally, or in-person.

You are allowed to cancel the purchase of a pass within fourteen (14) days after purchase. Passes purchased within a fourteen (14) days range from the Event are non-refundable. See our Registration Terms and Conditions for more information.

You also have the option of transferring your pass, which you can do yourself for free at any point until twenty-four hours prior to the event.

Questions? Email us at hello@dpw.ai

I want to get multiple tickets for my business, what do you offer?

Group rate discount – free tickets

  • 1 for every 4 paid registrations
  • 2 for every 5 paid registrations
  • 3 for every 7 paid registrations

Please email hello@dpw.ai for group discounts.

Where can I find the invoice for my ticket?

Your invoice is in your ticket confirmation email, which you will receive after you purchase your ticket.

Do you offer a student discount?

Yes. Students are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, innovators, and next-generation procurement leaders. We offer DPW Amsterdam 2022 tickets at no cost to help students find the next big idea and engage with senior procurement leaders. For more information, please contact our team at hello@dpw.ai.

Do you have free or discounted tickets for members of groups not well-represented within the procurement community?

Yes. DPW aims to be the most inclusive and representative event in procurement. We’ve set aside 20 no-charge tickets to DPW Amsterdam 2022 for members of underrepresented groups in procurement including but not limited to: women, underrepresented backgrounds, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, veterans. Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for more information or contact our team at hello@dpw.ai.

Startups

What are the programs for startups?

Our goal at DPW is to help startups reach the next level through connections, business, and access to capital. Our DPW Amsterdam 2022 startup program gives startups the opportunity to showcase their products, get feedback, and gain access to capital, new customers, and future partners.

How does my company apply to attend DPW Amsterdam 2022?

Please fill out the online application.

How can I find investors?

You will also have the chance to connect with all investors (and all other attendees) through our award-winning matchmaking and networking platform, which will be accessible two weeks before the conference begins and close two weeks after the event.

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