Partos Innovation Festival 2018

*** Partos Innovation Festival *** SOLD-OUT ***

On October 11th 2018 we celebrate innovation in international development together, focusing on ‘A future we want’! Partos & The Spindle organise the annual innovation festival for the fifth time already to highlight innovative ideas in the field of development cooperation. There will be inspiring keynote speakers from Kenya, India and Colombia and innovative workshops on various topics! But next to this, there are also some other interesting, interactive features that might surprise you, such as the HUBOT exhibition or the innovation market. In short, it will be a day full of inspiration, learning by doing and networking. A festival to obtain new skills and insights, with a very broad audience to participate and be inspired. Join us at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam!

Have a look at some of our interactive and innovative features at the festival, and get inspired!



Festival Theme: A Future We Want

The overall festival theme this year will be A future we wantTogether we will explore innovative and transformative ways to become future-fit in the field of development cooperation. Partos chose this cross-cutting theme to follow up on its Future Exploration in the past year. Development cooperation is changing and to be(come) resilient and adequately flexible towards the future a transformative scenario planning process was initiated. In order to build on this, we invite you to the Innovation Festival where the topics of inclusion, storytelling, migration, data and digitization will be central to the discussion. Explore how Dutch development cooperation can transform towards a regenerative future by participating in the many workshops and sessions and joining the discussion! Because only together we can start to create A Future We Want.



Marina Diboma | Marina Diboma is Deputy Managing Director of NABC and the host and facilitator of our Partos Innovation Festival 2018. Born and raised in Cameroon, Diboma is a graduate from the University of Amsterdam with degrees in Communication Science and Business Studies. She has proven experience in establishing and strengthening both South–South and South-North cooperation through trade, investment and development. Marina has a passion for building bridges between people and organisations and vice versa. Within the framework of her professional activities, Marina has already led more than 30 business missions to/from the African continent.

Practical info

Time & Location

  • 9.30am - 6.30pm (doors open at 8.30am)
  • Pakhuis de Zwijger
    Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam
  • Show me a map how to get there.

Ticket Information

  • Including lunch & VAT:
    €35: Partos-members and students*
    €55: Regular ticket
    *You need to show your student card at the entrance desk
  • The Partos Innovation Festival is sold out. 

Session registration

  • On October 11, you can register for your morning & afternoon sessions at the entrance.
  • Program booklet you can download here.


  • The Festival will be a mixture of English and Dutch. Most sessions and all plenary sessions are in English, some in Dutch. To be sure, check the short blurbs of the Talks and sessions. If they're in Dutch, the session will be in Dutch as well.


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