Expand your business network at ADE

Thursday, 03 October 2019
New business opportunities are often only a handshake away, as the global electronic music industry gathers in Amsterdam.

Following up on our Conference and Festival round-ups, we have created an overview of how to get the most out of your networking opportunities.

Following up on our Conference and Festival round-ups, we have created an overview of how to get the most out of your networking opportunities.

Since its earliest days, ADE has been attempting to offer the best possible ways for delegates to meet new contacts, discover fresh opportunities and to expand their business horizons. In pursuit of this goal, we offer a wide range of activities to make the business side of the trip as productive and rewarding as possible.

Database & Networking lounges

Alongside a wide array of focused and relevant panels, keynotes and discussions conference delegates can get in contact with each other by using the messaging system in the delegate database, accessible when you are the proud owner of an ADE Conference Pass or ADE pass. Meet with them at one of our networking lounges at DeLaMar while grabbing a coffee or a snack. And don’t hesitate to speak to the stranger next to you in between meetings, since we are all here for the same reason, to do business.


In addition to the networking lounges we have one-stop networking meetings covering key territories and regions. With France being our main focus country this year, you really should check out their program at De Balie on Thursday, then finish the day with a relaxing networking drink. Before that on Wednesday we welcome The House of China in the same venue and on Friday we go even further into the South East Asia region with a day filled with Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese insights at Asia Konnekt. Both days also end with a networking drink featuring local cuisines, so make sure to join in.

Meet the Canadians
There's also the opportunity to get introduced to the Canadian scene in our one hour focus meeting on Wednesday at DeLaMar which features a short and snappy keynote outlining everything you need to know about this fascinating country's electronic scene, followed by a networking session so that you can start to build new relationships.

More network drinks
On Wednesday we open with our founding partners BUMA to welcome you to Amsterdam as well as AIM. On Thursday our ADE TECH partner Paylogic will close the day at de Kopstoot Bar by inviting you for a drink, also don’t forget to say hi to our Swedish friends. ADE Green on Friday will host its closing drink at DeLaMar Theater.

Belgium Booms

And finally, we are delighted to once again join forces with our Belgium friends at the Brakke Grond, with the Belgium Booms drinks on Friday, followed by a showcase of Belgium and Holland’s finest, a program curated by Lefto and Red Light Radio.