Networking Event

IMC12 Conference Dinner – A Night in the Museum

Join us for a memorable networking event on Wednesday 14th of August 2024 – A Night in the Bonnefantem Museum in Connection with IPANEMA on the Maas.

The IMC12 conference dinner will be a culinary and artistic feast being a Night at the Museum with catering by the famous IPANEMA Maastricht on the Maas restaurant. The iconic building of the Bonnefanten Museum , built by the world-famous Italian architect Aldo Rossi, will open its doors exclusively for the IMC12 participants!
The evening will begin with a reception on the main staircase of the museum, enjoying a drink and a Dutch croquette. This will be followed by food on the terraces of the IPANEMA on the Maas restaurant, which is part of the Museum. The IPANEMA chefs will open their live cooking food stands spread over the terraces on the banks of the river Maas. The most delicious dishes will be prepared in front of your eyes and there will be plenty of choice for everyone from Dutch, Belgian and German cousin, reflecting the location of Maastricht in the triangle of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
During the dinner, you will have the opportunity at any time to visit the museum. Offering you the perfect opportunity to wander around the huge exhibition rooms, to explore ancient, modern, and contemporary art from Maastricht and around the world. You can enjoy innovative works, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and large-scale installations. Allow yourself to make your own personal discoveries. You can visit the museum, the major exhibition by British artist Sir Isaac Julien ‘What Freedom means to me’, and the Live Restoration Studio, showing how century old artworks are restored.

If you enjoy storytelling, you can participate in a 30-minute speed tour or join a 10-minute art story. Art is made to be seen; to be an eye-opener that challenges us to understand the world we live in a little better.
The museum will close its doors around 10 pm when a famous Dutch desert will be served. After dinner there will be the possibility to continue to enjoy the evening with drinks and dance to the music of a DJ in the iconic tower of the museum.

After a special evening with old and new friends and co-workers it is time around midnight to either venture on to the next venue in the nearby old town of Maastricht or take a rest contemplating to imprisons of the evening.

Preliminary program

18:30

Welcoming

19:30

Live cooking dinner at the Ipanema

21:30

Museum closes

22:00

Dessert

00:00

End of the program

*This is a preliminary program and may be subject to changes.