Upcoming Events

Experience the beauty of Amsterdam

October 2016

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its ring of canals was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2010. Besides many tourist attractions like The Dam, The Red Light District, The Leidseplein and The Pijp, you can also find the world’s second-largest maritime collection in Amsterdam or, to be more precise, “Het Scheepvaartmuseum” (The Maritime Museum of Amsterdam).
This is the place where the Young Traders networking evening will be held on Monday October 24 at 21.00. Very conveniently, the Welcome Reception will take place at the same venue and so it’s only a two-minute walk. A room with a beautiful view on to the large exhibition boat outside has been arranged for the evening.
The Maritime Museum is located a little way from Amsterdam’s centre, near the city’s old harbour. The huge historical building of s’Lands Zeemagazijn - the main land store of the Amsterdam Admiralty and used until 1973 by the Dutch Navy - has become the modern multimedia museum with a rich 60,000-volume maritime library, including a restaurant and museum shop.
Pack your business cards and come join us on the 24th. It will be spectacular as always!

Past Events

Sunset in Berlin

Sunset in Berlin

May 2016

If I had to name this evening, I would certainly go for “Sunset in Berlin”.
The location was the Solar Lounge on the 17th floor of a building from where the view of the city was terrific. We were in a basement last year in Prague, and so we kind of jumped towards the sky!
Also, the weather played a helpful role and the lights from the ceiling windows helped to create a magical atmosphere.
There was a bus service from/to the InterContinental Hotel and around 60 people attended; many were “habitués” but there were also several new faces. The drinks/warm-up service with beers and cocktails was excellent. Dinner was served just downstairs and it was very tasty fare that everybody enjoyed. A female DJ, moving up and down from the lounge area to the restaurant, took care of the music and we also had a professional photographer just for the occasion.
Young Traders managed to get to know each other and to connect easily after two intense days of meetings.

Buses will depart from the conference hotel at 20:15.
Be ready for spectacular views and a great night!

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Party in Prague

October 2015

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The old city center has become UNESCO World Heritage Site with the tourist attractions Charles Bridge, Prague’s Castle, Old Town Square and the Astronomical clock. Inside of this traditional city center we will have our Young Traders dinner at Kolkovna Celnice. Originally, the place was a warehouse for state financial authorities and now is one of the most famous beer pubs and restaurants in town. Czech Beer is one of the most popular and award winning all over the world, so be prepared for the best Pilsner Urquell Lager which has its origin in 1842. Only 2 minutes walking distance from the BIR Welcome Reception event, we will have the entire ground floor to enjoy in this historical beer place. Pack a lot of business cards and get ready for the night.

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Dinning out in Dubai

Dining out in Dubai

May 2015

Dining and partying in style, that’s what Dubai is all about. The emirate is very well known for its extraordinary, prestigious, unique night life. Many people from different parts of the world visit Dubai just to enjoy the entertainment that this city offers from restaurants to lounge bars to beach clubs, as well as famous cafes.
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All the pleasures of Paris

All the pleasures of Paris

October 2014

In October 2014, the BIR Convention was held in the historic city of Paris - a top tourist destination and headquarters to many important global manufacturing and service companies from around the world. Sponsored by the prestigious DANIELI Group, the event provided an opportunity to meet acquaintances within the very heart of Europe. The BIR Young Traders meeting was chaired by Graeme Cameron, who gave a warm welcome to all the young traders and members. Everyone was encouraged to introduce themselves and to network with each other.
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Mammoth moments in Miami

Mammoth moments in Miami

June 2014

As the BIR convention was going to take place in Miami beginning June, there were a lot of choices regarding the Young Traders’ venue, but Nikki Beach was by far the best. Located at One Ocean Drive, the South Beach landmark offered the perfect environment for all the guests to sit back after a busy day with the fascinating
and relaxing view of the Atlantic Ocean. All of this was sponsored by the generous Royce Corporation.
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Experience the wonders of Warsaw

October 2013

After having spent a few amazing hours at the Kubicki Arcades, where the BIR Welcome Cocktail took place, our carriages awaited to bring us to the Red Hog Inn Restaurant. Well, carriages.. Polish “retro style” buses, called “Cucumber buses”. Before entering we were all provided with a shot of Vodka. This, in combination with the enthusiastic tour guide, made sure the tone was set for the rest of the evening.
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Sublime times in Shanghai

May 2013

Bingo anyone? Social networking games have played a
big role in the BIR Young Traders events in recent times.
The games have been designed to encourage participants
at the young traders dinner to mingle with people that
may not trade the same commodity as they do, or may
not operate in the same markets, but who are all involved
in the recycling industry. Really, this is the whole idea
behind the Young Traders Dinner; to bring likeminded
future (and current) stars of the industry from across the
globe together in one room for one evening; the games
just help speed up the networking process along a little
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Brilliant Times in Barcelona

October 2012

As usual the BIR young traders were spoiled with a fantastic venue at the Autumn convention in Barcelona. Located on the beach next to the old port, the décor of CDLC has been influenced by elements from different cultures with a predominantly oriental feel.
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Reminiscing about Rome

May / June 2012

Normally a guided bus tour through the world’s biggest open air museum (Rome) would draw the attention of most. Typically the passengers on a tour bus listen to the tour guide in silence apart from a courteous chuckle or the odd “ohh” and “ahh” as they learn something extraordinary.
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Memoirs of Munich

October 2011

This autumn's Young Traders Networking Dinner took place in the Meinburk Bar & Club. The venue, a former kitchen studio, has now been re-built into a chic, modern club and is an ideal venue for networking.
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Singapore Sling

May 2011

Get the lowdown on the BIR Young Traders Group dinner and party at the magestic Madame Butterfly’s restaurant and bar at the last BIR convention in Singapore.
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