ILF24 Europe

Join us in The Hague this April as we explore this year’s Forum theme, ‘Igniting Collaboration: Unleashing the Power of People & Technology.’ The Forum will feature engaging presentations that delve into the realms of Talent, Operational Excellence, and Energy. Discover the synergies between human potential and cutting-edge technology, as we explore ways to drive collaboration and innovation.

Special Events

The Emerging Leaders Workshop is an exclusive, pre-Forum event tailored for emerging leaders with the potential to steer our industries into the future.

Emerging leaders are typically of entry to intermediate-level experience, who demonstrate substantial potential for future leadership positions. This workshop presents a platform for emerging leaders to foster collaboration with industry peers while facilitating networking opportunities that transcend industries and geographical boundaries.

Please note this event is capped at 40 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment.

The networking highlight of the Forum, we invite you to connect with fellow delegates over drinks and canapés before being seated for a delectable meal.

Special Guest Speaker: André Kuipers, Astronaut

André Kuipers is the first Dutchman with two space missions to his name. His second mission is the longest European spaceflight in history. In total, the ESA astronaut spent 204 days in space: 11 days during mission DELTA in 2004 and 193 days during mission PromISSe. After years of training in Houston, Moscow, Cologne, Montreal and Tokyo, André, together with a Russian and American colleague, was launched for the second time on December 21, 2011 with a Russian Soyuz rocket. Two days later, he arrived at the International Space Station to live and work there for six months. On board he was not only a doctor and scientist, but also a flight engineer and maintenance engineer. On July 1, 2012, André returned and landed his space capsule in the Kazakh steppe.

“People sometimes think that engineering and science is for nerds or boring. But, they all find space travel fascinating, while that is precisely technology and science in all respects.” – André Kuipers


Accommodation is available at The Hague Marriott Hotel at the special event rate of €199 per night. Given the high demand during the event week, we recommend booking early to secure your stay. Alternatively, nearby hotels include the Novotel Den Haag World Forum (3-minute walk) and B-aparthotel (4-minute walk).