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ICP Captains’ Conference

1st June 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

| Free

On June 1, over 200 Captains of industry, investors and (public) decision-makers will attend the 10th ICP Captains’ Conference.



The Hague and Rotterdam rank in the INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018, 27th and 34th respectively. Open policies, a truly talent-central focus and a genuine desire to collaborate are at the core of the top cities, such as the Scandinavian capitals and Zurich.

It is our mission to fully align with these success factors and create an utterly attractive talent hub: a place for people with the purpose to design solutions for global challenges.


The program will highlight the pre-conditions for a strong and enduring global talent hub.

I. Fostering diversity for competitiveness

Richard Borsboom | ICP 

With a business development and finance background, Richard has created stability within a number of companies in order to successfully initiate and execute change processes. Having the right DNA of talent is key in this. His motto: “nothing is impossible”. Richard will officially open the ICP Captains’ Conference 2018.



Pärtel-Peeter Pere | Future Place Leadership

Working with talent and investment attraction in the Nordics and Europe, Pärtel believes in the power of sharing. The global struggle to attract human capital and talent is increasingly felt and understood. The challenge is to attain a higher degree of stakeholder co-operation, whether it be on a national, regional, city or cluster level.



Jeannette Baljeu | Province of Zuid-Holland

Jeannette is Council member of the Province of Zuid-Holland, a former alderman in Rotterdam. The theme of ‘Diversity for competitiveness’ is at the core of regional policies to create an enduring strong economic eco-system. Jeannette will share how.



II. Treasuring a truly talent focused eco-system 

Mark Nelson | Stanford University

Researcher and entrepreneur at Stanford University, Mark focuses on scaling up collective positive human behavioral change. Mark’s mission is to create an entirely new and profitable industry in which positive peace is delivered as a service. At the Captains’ Conference, he applies his behavioral design thinking to digitization, the future of work and creating a global talent hub in The Hague Rotterdam region.



Cor Noltee | Design Thinker

Using the Triple Diamond Design Thinking model, Cor conducted an experiment meant to unleash the power of diversity and cooperation to develop unexpected, innovative solutions for the Global Talent Hub The Hague – Rotterdam. He will share the processes and results during the Captains’ Conference.



Rosalyn, Cameron & Sara | Global Talents 

At the core of our attention: the talent perspective. Showcasing prototyped ideas for a vibrant global talent hub by using the assets of The Hague Rotterdam region in unexpected ways… You’ll be proud of the potential they see(k) to unlock for our economy.




III. Opening up to close the talent gap

Alexandra Knowles | Copenhagen 

In 2016, Copenhagen won the first edition of the GTCI Talent Competitiveness Index. What made this possible? Alex is a key driver behind the micro-targeted campaigns to attract global talent to the Danish capital. Applying technology and data-analytics is all part of the new flirting.



Ivan Jiménez Aira| Bilbao

Director of Bizkaia Talent for the Basque region, Ivan will share their strategy on how to best attract (high-tech) talent in the face of current global challenges, discuss the secrets of their Talent Observatory, and disclose the must-have Talent Map.



Nicole van Haelst | The Hague – Rotterdam 

‘Lead engineer’ of the ICP Captains’ Conference, Nicole is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on fostering connections. ICP research has shown that The Hague / Rotterdam region has all it takes to become an enduring Global Talent Hub. Her mission: enabling growth for people and business in the context of globalization and technological developments.



The Hague – Rotterdam Global Talent Program – next steps

Michiel Middendorf | Economic Board The Hague  

Michiel likes to deliver outstanding results while having a strong focus on quality, profit and people. He loves managing complex operations, new business development and changing business models. He is an active member of the Economic Board of the City of The Hague, an independent think tank and a driving force for the city’s economy.



Jelle Nederstigt | ICP 

Vice President of Operations at Jacobs, Jelle is also ICP co-chairman with Richard Borsboom. Together, they represent the wide scope of employers: large multinationals, midcaps, small-sized enterprises and start-ups. In response to the increasing challenges in access to talent, Jelle offers the blueprint for The Hague / Rotterdam Global Talent Program – including 10 years ICP experience and the good practices of the experts on stage today.



What is in it for you?

  • Meet up with 200+ peer executives in the international business community of The Hague / Rotterdam region
  • Highly interactive program on Talent Attraction and Retention with experts from around the world
  • Learn about Talent needs and your services
  • Create surprising cross over contacts
  • Learn how ICP and partners support your business growth by delivering talent you need
  • Linking talent to value…




1st June 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm


WTC The Hague
Prinses Beatrixlaan 582
The Hague, 2595 BM Netherlands