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Social Events

The FIP Centennial Congress will welcome all participants to some of the best social events ever hosted during congress festivities! All are invited to join peers and colleagues to network within these informal settings that will showcase the best that Amsterdam has to offer. 

Click here to download the official Preliminary Social Events Programme for the Centennial - don't miss out!

Thursday 4 October 2012

Opening Ceremony
15.00 – 17.00

The Opening Ceremony will take place in the Auditorium, please be on time as a high number of attendees are expected. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will attend this Ceremony.

Opening Exhibition
17.00 – 18.00
Exhibition hall
After the Opening Ceremony the exhibition will officially be opened

FIP Showcase
Opening Exhibition
17.00 – 18.00
Exhibition hall
The FIP Showcase at the opening of the Exhibition is the perfect opportunity to learn more about FIP Sections, SIGs and Forums. Browse posters representing each of these FIP bodies and speak to representatives during the Showcase Exhibition.


Friday 5 October 2012

Welcome Reception (FULLY BOOKED)

17:00 – 20:30

Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, shows how our culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibits allow everyone to explore 500 years of maritime history. Attractive object exhibitions show the best from our world famous collection. Het Scheepvaartmuseum has been completely renovated but still exudes history; it is a beautiful imposing and impressive building in the heart of Amsterdam.
17:00 Departures by canal boat at the back side of the RAI
19:00 Reception

Please note:

Due to the overwhelming number of participants this Welcome Reception is fully booked. Delegates who are already pre-registered for this event will receive a voucher in their registration envelope.

An alternative Welcome Event for the delegates who could not register for the Welcome Reception at the Maritime Museum will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at 17:00.

Saturday 6 October 2012

FIP Fun Run
6:45 – 08:30
Olympic Stadium:  Olympisch Stadion 21, 1076 DE Amsterdam

For the first time in it's history the FIP Centennial Congress will host a 5km Fun Run for all interested participants, to be held at the historic Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. The event is free for all participants but all must register beforehand.

For those wishing to join, all are required to meet at the Olympic Stadium at 06:45 (please note no transportation will be provided, but the Stadium is a quick and easy 10 minute ride on public transport from the RAI Convention Centre).  The run will commence at 07:00 sharp and will last approximately one hour, giving all enough time to finish, with light refreshments available afterwards. Shower and changing facilities are available at the Stadium should participants choose to go directly to the Congress from the Fun Run.


Welcome Event
17:00 -20:00
For all participants who were unable to register  for the Welcome Reception on Friday 5 October 2012, the Organising Committee is pleased to offer an alternative Welcome Event:
Departing from the back side of the RAI, a canal boat will take you on a beautiful trip through the charming Amsterdam canals,  eventually arriving at the Rijksmuseum, where you will join other delegates for the FIP Museum Evening.


FIP Museum Evening
18:00 – 20:00
FIP is organizing a special FIP Museum evening. The Rijksmuseum will be open only for all FIP participants. You can enter the Rijksmuseum by showing your congress badge.

While the restoration of the main building is underway, the Rijksmuseum is displaying the crème de la crème of its permanent collection in the newly furnished Philips Wing.

'Rijksmuseum, The Masterpieces' offers the unique opportunity to view all the highlights of the Golden Age in one place.

Something not to miss during your stay in Amsterdam!



Sunday 7 October 2012

Section Dinners

20:00 -22:30
Various locations, addresses indicated on the dinner tickets

The following section dinners will take place at Restaurant Haesje Claes:

  • Industrial Pharmacy Section/ Laboratory and Medicines Control Services
  • Hospital Pharmacy Section
  • Clinical Biology Section
  • Pharmacy Information Section

The following section dinners will take place at Restaurant D’Vijff Vlieghen:

  • Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section
  • Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section

The Academic Pharmacy Section Dinner is planned at Restaurant Humphreys.
The Community Pharmacy Section Dinner will take place at the Wintergarden Restaurant in the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel.

There are only a limited number of seats available, so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

Monday 8 October 2012

Closing Dinner

Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam

19:30 – 20:00 Welcome drinks
20:00 – 23:00 Dinner
22:30 – 01:00 Afterparty

The Closing Dinner will invite all participants for an evening of elegant dining in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage.
In the Golden Age Amsterdam was the first place in the world to create a fixed location for the trade in stocks and shares (1611). The shares of the very first limited liability company in the world to be traded were those of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, abbreviated to VOC).
Three hundred years later the famous architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage built the third Amsterdam Stock Exchange (1903); a building that generated a lot of controversy and, today, is considered the beginning of modern Dutch architecture.

There are only a limited number of seats available, so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.