On July 2nd, MPI The Netherlands Chapter organises a great event at the Leeuwenbergh about the Grand Départ of the most famous European cycling race, the ‘Tour de France’. The Leeuwenbergh is an beautifull ancient building in the center of Utrecht. The Tour de France is Europes biggest sporting event that takes place each year.
During this MPI event that will take up the entire afternoon and evenening, the members of MPI will get a unique peak in how the city of Utrecht has managed to get this ‘départ’ into their city and how it will be presented to the audience.
Several well know Dutch speakers such as Henk de Breij, Hermannus Stegeman, Erik van Dijk, Ronald Besemer and Paul van Vlijmen will tell their personal story and their involment in a yearlong effort to get this event. The cooperation between the private sector, local government. The opportunities the Grand depart offers to the city of Utrecht and it’s region. Of course at the MPI event we will address the challenges that come with the organisation of such a big event in such a small country.
This year will be the 6th time the Tour de France starts in The Netherlands.
Several key members of the organisation will inform the participants of the MPI event about the added value of the Grand depart to the city of Utrecht. And there will be room to ask questions in how certain challenges and uncertainties were solved.
At the end of the afternoon we will move the event to Utrechts famous ‘Lepelenbrug’ for the presentation of the 17 participating teams of the Tour de France. The tour will start on July 4th and end at July 26 in, of course Paris. It will be another great MPI event, organised by the Events department of MPI The Netherlands Chapter.
We think that providing such ‘insights’ to these kind of events is very important to our members. Bringing people together, learning and sharing experience and expertise is all MPI The Netherlands Chapter is all about says Marielle den Hertog, President of MPI The Netherlands Chapter.
MPI The Netherlands Chapter