Are you a global citizen of Eindhoven

Global City Eindhoven – 2nd of October 2015

Eindhoven is on the global radar, bursting with ideas that will define the future, opportunities that attract the best minds from across the globe and energy for more innovation, knowledge and business.

On October 2nd, at the smartest square kilometer in the world – HighTech Campus Eindhoven –  Global City Eindhoven 2015 will celebrate the passion, desire and zeal of the people who make Eindhoven a hotbed of possibilities – the global citizens of Eindhoven.


Whatever your nationality, you are a global citizen if diversity excites you, differences define you, you lust for new experiences, you dream big and the world is your playing field, say organizers Kavitha Varathan and Anne Yianni.

Global City Eindhoven is organized by Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI), Eindhoven, a local grassroots organization run by internationals for internationals.


Global City Eindhoven 2015 will launch a platform for the global citizens of the city to meet, network, enrich and empower each other as a local-global community.  There will be speakers, panel discussion, an exposition, and workshops. The main event at HighTech Campus is built by speakers and has two panel discussions. The panels will discuss Eindhoven as a global city, its global ambitions, global DNA and global talent.

Peter Kentie, Managing Director of Citymarketing, EHV365 // Guus Frericks, CEO Startupbootcamp HighTechXL // Jorge Alves Lino, Director STRP Biennale and Design Huis Eindhoven // Naomie Verstraeten, Program Director, Brainport Eindhoven // Arno Kantelberg, author of “Het wonder van Eindhoven” are among the speakers and panelists.

The Big Draw

Global City Eindhoven is inspired by The Big Draw, an international drawing festival that sees its second edition in Eindhoven from 1 till 4 October, and in the spirit of the city festival around the same time, has creative flair weaved into all the programs.

In this case, the essence of panel discussion will be captured ‘live’ by noted illustrator Harold Hugenholtz, and an illustrated visual manifesto of Global City Eindhoven will be created by the end of the evening and handed over to the mayor.

More information on the program and how to participate here.


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