Social events and sporting activities

Sunday: Welcome reception
The City of Eindhoven will host a welcome reception at the Van der Valk Hotel.

WHEN: Sunday 26 November, 18:00-20:00
WHERE: Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven

Monday: Innovation tour of Eindhoven
On the Innovation Tour of Eindhoven, buses will take us through the high-tech campus in Genneper Park, past the Evoluon, Philips Stadium, Witte Dame and other highlights in the city to Strijp-S, where we will have dinner at the restaurant Radio Royaal in a former Philips power plant.

After dinner, choose between two walks in the former Philips factory district Strijp-S. One visiting the SX Building, a ground-breaking innovation cluster of sport, media and marketing. Another tour option goes to the vibrant Eindhoven environment of urban sports centres in the area.

18:30 Go to buses
18:45-19:15 Bus transfer including Innovation tour of Eindhoven
19:15-20:45 Dinner at Radio Royaal
20:50-22:00 Choose between two Strijp-S tours (see above)
22:00 Buses return to the Van der Valk Hotel

WHEN: Monday 27 November 18:45-22:00
WHERE: Eindhoven
TRANSPORT: Bus transfer

Tuesday: Innovation and sports activities in Genneper Park
Genneper Park, next to the conference venue, is a city park that offers a wide variety of sports activities. On Tuesday evening, many of them will be open for Play the Game conference delegates. The park is also home to the Fontys School of Sports Studies where guests can experience ways to link sports and technology.

19:30-22:00: Delegates will be able to see and/or take part in a number of activities in the Genneper Park including:

  • Free use of sports facilities at Van der Valk Hotel
  • Swimming in the Tongelreep Swimming Center
  • Recreational ice skating in the Ice Skating Center (Voucher entrance and skates rental from 20:00)
  • Visit the Fontys School of Sports Studies where guests can also experience the link between Sport and Technology
  • Governance Café by Knowledge Center for Sport Netherlands at Oranje Rood (field hockey clubhouse)

WHEN: Tuesday 28 November, 19:30-22:00
WHERE: Genneper Park
DRESS CODE: Casual or clothes suitable for the
activities you may wish to join

Wednesday: Farewell dinner and party
This evening, we will relax after four days of conference and enjoy a nice dinner and a glass of wine. During the evening, the winner of the prestigious Play the Game award will be presented. After dinner the bar will be open (at your own expense) and a band will invite you to the dance floor.

WHEN: Wednesday 29 November 19:30-01:30
WHERE: Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven
DRESS CODE: Smart casual

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