The Zeelandhallen in Goes transformed into the network event of Southwest Netherlands and Flanders


On 8, 9, and 10 November, the Contacta network fair took place in the Zeelandhallen, bringing together companies, organizations, and governments. Visitors could enjoy a varied program with workshops, (network) drinks, and guest speakers such as Arjen Lubach, Björn Kuipers, Arie Boomsma, and Tim Coronel. Participants turned out great on their stands where the Zeeland Innovation Prize Emergo was also awarded again.

Owner of LMG strategy + creation Perry Kentin, the organization behind Contacta, speaks especially with a very busy Wednesday of a very successful fair. Contacta wants to contribute to strengthening Zeeland through the pleasant atmosphere in which people like to meet each other. During the networking event, companies and organizations from all industries are represented to meet 24,000 business visitors and business relations.

A fixed element is the Zeeland Innovation Award Emergo, which was awarded for the nineteenth time this year to the Zeeland entrepreneur with the most appealing innovation. The aim of this prize is to stimulate and appreciate Zeeland’s innovation and to generate awareness for Zeeland’s innovations within and outside Zeeland. Flikweert Vision from Ouwerkerk won both the jury and audience prizes this year. is a networking event and business platform. The platform consists of a glossy magazine, an online news service with 40,000 subscribers, and various social media. The networking event is characterized by the atmosphere. It goes beyond a traditional fair and is always looking for innovation, inspiring speakers, and new experiences. Together with participants, an environment is created in which doing business, meeting, and experiencing go hand in hand.