Skip to main content
Adjiedj Bakas in World Forum The Hague

Unique book launch MEGATRENDS EVENTS by Trendwatcher Adjiedj Bakas in cooperation with World Forum The Hague

Thu 14/12/2017 - 15:56

A new book was launched on 13 December 2017 at World Forum The Hague with the title: Megatrends Events, we’ll never stop meeting, but how? The book focuses on trends and developments that are likely to have a major impact on the conference and events sector in the Netherlands and abroad.

Megatrends Events, we’ll never stop meeting, but how? was launched during the reopening event of World Forum The Hague on 13 December 2017. The book, which is written by trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas, compiled in cooperation with various leading parties and published by World Forum The Hague and GL events, focuses on new trends in the events sector, such as ‘Towards effective networking’, ‘Towards safety and security’, ‘Towards memorable experiences’ and ‘Towards more interaction and co-creation’.

Adjiedj Bakas World Forum The Hague Klein.jpg

Adjiedj Bakas during the reopening event about the future of events: ‘People tell me that meetings will be digital and virtual, that we will not meet each other anymore in real life. I don’t think this will happen, we are still going to conferences and events because we are mammals, we like to meet people in real life, we like to enjoy each other’s energy and company and we want to exchange views.’

World Forum The Hague was reopened on 13 December by Mayor of The Hague Pauline Krikke, Alderman Karsten Klein, World Forum The Hague’s General Manager Michiel Middendorf and GL events Executive Daniel Chapiro. More than 300 guests from the conference and events sector and the City of The Hague attended the reopening ceremony, which included a programme of speeches and entertainment, the book launch and the presentation of the new name ‘World Forum The Hague’. General Manager of World Forum The Hague, Michiel Middendorf: ‘A valuable book for our industry, providing readers with an in-depth and pragmatic perspective on the future: not flash-in-the-pan trends, but actual developments!’



The book has been added to the collection of the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. The book can be ordered at

For more information about this press release, please contact: World Forum The Hague | Diana Weber | Marketing & Communication | | +31 70 3066 388 / +31 6 86 81 69 37