[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Being the event photographer for the European Women Payments Network (EWPN) Annual Conference & Awards is such a joy. Each year it has been such a wonderful, inclusive, warm event with so many smiles, hugs, friends meeting each other again, ‘new’ people being welcomed, serious inclusive conversation being made. I’ve been told that the warmth was reflected in the photos last year and I hope that it will be true again this year. I am happy being part of their ’tribe’!
Happy reunion EWPN Conference at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
Getting refreshments and saying the first hi’s at the EWPN Conference at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
EWPN pre-conference workshops, award dinner, and Conference
EWPN works with sponsors, big sponsors. This year two of their sponsors was Mastercard and Money2020. Money2020 were hosting their own gran event in the RAI in Amsterdam and they had a deal with the organization of EWPN that they would pay their space at the RAI Amsterdam. In exchange their participants could also visit the EWPN Conference. This is the reason why the event took place June of this year instead of oktober like last year. EWPN started their Conference with some kick-ass workshops.
Like last year the Awards dinner was full of talks, laughter and singing. And this year it ended in a ‘bit of dancing’! Watch the video to see some of those fun EPWN moments!
The Conference in the RAI Amsterdam featured once again very international interactive panels and panel discussion sessions with industry leaders. And it was informative, inspiring, fun to look at! With the lovely Conny Dorrestijn, host speaker, during the entire event, while also doing a job for Money2020. She did an amazing job this year! Highlight for me was her singing with Chris Skinner, a big name in the business I gathered 😀 .
EWPN diner and award at the Hilton in Amsterdam. Such a proud colleague cheering her on.
Great, happy moment during the EWPN awards and diner at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
Charlie McMurdie having great fun.
Arrival participants EWPN annual Conference and Awards.
Love this moment during a EWPN conference session.
Attendees at one of the interaction-filled pre-conference workshops at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
Participants during one of the pre-conference workshops at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
“Sandra has recorded our annual event for EWPN (European Woman Payments Network). Sandra captures the atmosphere, the environment and the moment. It’s almost like you can get in the photo and feel what is going on in there. You can really feel the vibe in the photo. All these women smiling, it’s very warm, and you connect directly, it’s almost like you attended the event, like you were there. The way she captures everything in one picture is beautiful. Just perfect. You did, you should be proud of yourself!
The added value is that Sandra has managed to record moments at our event, our ‘tribe’, of our network in a professional way! Images that we are proud of. The authentic person. Applicable not only just for the present but also for the future. And being able to use it for various marketing purposes, you get a return on investment for a longer period than just that moment.
I am happy when the final product, in this case the photos, makes me happy. If it something we can proudly show on Social Media or on our website. That is the best thing. Photos that perfectly represent our brand. Professional. Good quality. Capturing the moments and the atmosphere that we are really trying to build, comfortable and inclusive. I am happy when I can build a long-term relationship with a person, who is involved, who could be part of my ‘tribe’. And that’s what we found in Sandra!”
Laughs with colleagues and friends during the EWPN Conference & Awards 2019.
Giving out awards during the EWPN Awards & Dinner at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
Serious chatting during the EWPN Awards dinner.
Portrait of the EWPN organization during the Awards Dinner at the Hilton in Amsterdam.
Martha Mghendi, founder EWPN, opening the EWPN Conference at the RAI in Amsterdam.
Serious debate during the EWPN Conference at the RAI.
A portrait of speaker George Anderson speaking of strategic recovery for sustainable performance.
Olga Zoutendijk tete-a-tete with Conny Dorresteijn at the EWPN Conference 2019 at the RAI Amsterdam.
One of the panel discussions at the EWPN Conference 2019 at the RAI Amsterdam.
Detail of participants taking notes during the EWPN Conference. I love that she is using all the ways of communicating / taking notes.
Lovely portrait of one of the attendees the EWPN Conference.
Conny Dorrestijn and Chris Skinner singing during the annual EWPN awards dinner.
And then something I hadn’t expected happened: Conny surprised me with this lovely awesome recommendation through LinkedIn!
Conny | Founding Partner at BankiFi
The closing keynote was done by Mandy Hickson a former Tornado GR4 Pilot with the Royal Air Force! Just like Charlie McMurdie was last year, Mandy is an awesome motivational speaker speaking with such passion, energie and enthusiasm. I loved listening to her!
Motivational speaker Mandy Hickson about being a former Tornado GR4 Pilot. I just loved the repetition of the hands in this photograph!
Keynote speaker Mandy Hickson with an awesome performance and a hilarious anecdote with this text from her husband.
Motivational speaker Mandy Hickson about being a former Tornado GR4 Pilot.
Portrait of keynote speaker Mandy Hickson about being a former Tornado GR4 Pilot.
Keynote speaker Mandy Hickson with an awesome performance and a hilarious story with this slide.
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This time the Awards Dinner was hosted at the Hilton and the next day the EWPN Conference was at the RAI, during #Money2020 in Amsterdam. I wrote this blog in English because there are so many international guests that may want to read this blog 🙂 .
For more photos, look at the this great event impression of the EWPN 2019!!
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