Welcome to the first conference under the name IMA

Dear all,

Registration for the Conference is still going on. And it’s going fast. Don’t forget the early bird rate for the conference ends at 30th June at 24h00 However, the ultimate date for early bird of the hotel was 31st May and could not be extended. Because IMA is not the only customer of the hotel The Dutch team could arrange another 50 executive-rooms (with entrance to the executive lounge) on 28, 29 and 30 September in the Marriot at the rate of € 170 for a double room double use - € 155 single use (normal price is € 300) Possibilities of alternative hotels will be communicated in the coming days Looking forward to meeting you all in The Hague

The Executive Committee

Integrity & Ethics, a never ending story. Even after a whole day of training in Antwerp there is still much to be said and learned about Business Ethics and Integrity. Our speakers have therefore responded enthusiastically to our request to get started with this themes during our conference. Some because it is their working field. And others because it is inextricably linked with the job they perform.   We are proud that just this conference takes place in The Hague, The Netherlands. A city that is inextricably linked to global ethics; the International Criminal Court has its headquarters in this city, the beautiful Peace Palace is in this city and The Hague is home to the Dutch parliament and government. And we all know that politics is full of ethical questions.   Participation in this conference ensures listening to interesting speakers, visiting stunning locations and having exceptional, unforgettable encounters with your international colleagues. We now thank all our partners and sponsors who have pledged their full cooperation and creative and valuable contributions in advance, so we look forward to a great event.   Registration has officially been opened – the countdown is on!

Best regards, IMA Netherlands

  • Conference Program

    Here you can download the conference program.

  • Registration

    Register here!

Conference Speakers

  • Kees Cools 

    As a youngster Kees Cools  simultaneously studied business economics, philosophy, became a chartered accountant and obtained a PhD in finance. Meanwhile he has become a  famous professor in corporate finance and governance at TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University. Kees built a career in international strategy consulting with a focus on corporate strategy, finance and organizational assignments. He  was a member of the first Corporate Governance Monitoring Committee in the Netherlands and has held several supervisory positions.

  • Prof. Ronald Jeurissen

    Professor Ronald Jeurissen (1958) is professor on Business Ethics at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands. The business ethics chair at Nyenrode is the oldest such chair in Europe and was established in 1985.   Ronald is also member of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute. On top of that he is also director of the European Institute of Business Ethics (EIBE).

    Ronald Jeurissen will guide us through the world of intercultural differences when it comes to business ethics. Do we all agree on ‘what is right to do’? Or do we sometimes disagree? We all act and react from different cultural backgrounds. To Ronald Jeurissen this is one of the most interesting topics to speak about when it comes to business ethics.   

  • Zelda la Grange

    Zelda la Grange was born in apartheid South Africa. After her secondary education, she completed a 3-year National Diploma. She started her career in 1992 at the Department of State Expenditure and in 1994 applied for a job in the Office of the first democratic Presidency. Together with Professor Jakes Gerwel, Zelda was the only other founding staff member of the post-Presidential Office of Mr Nelson Mandela from where the Nelson Mandela Foundation was established.  Zelda served President Mandela in various capacities over 19 years including Executive Personal Assistant, Spokesperson, Manager of Stakeholder relations, Aide-de-camp and Manager of his private office until his death on 5 December 2013.

  • Adjiedj Bakas

    Adjiedj Bakas (1963) is a highly acclaimed trendwatcher, author and speaker with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe. He researches financial, social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for an array of clients. Bakas is a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings. He is captivating, stimulating, visionary, humorous, inspirational, challenging, and accessible. He is provocative but always positive, even in these times of economic decline, hence a favourite phrase is: ‘A kite rises highest when it flies against the wind.’ Bakas is owner of Trend Office Bakas, based in Amsterdam.

Conference Moderator

In the vision of George Parker moderating a conference is more than introducing and thanking speakers for their contribution. He is highly experienced in turning a conference into a coherent frame story, in which content, people and topics are all connected. George is an expert in combining relevant, original content with supporting entertainment, like comedy, stand-up illusions, audience-participation and story-telling. By doing so he speaks to the imagination of his audience and creates memories that will stimulate positive change.

  • Venue and Accomodation

    The Hague Marriott Hotel is the largest hotel in The Hague, perfectly located between the city centre and The Hague Beach (Scheveningen). The Hague Marriott Hotel offers over 300 rooms and suites, an Executive Lounge, fitness facilities, 21 meeting rooms, a restaurant, private dining facilities and “the Great Room” lobby & bar.  The conference venue will also be the location for the welcome reception on Thursday evening. Make sure not to miss it since The Marriott has the intention of surprising us with a very Dutch approach, both in catering and entertainment!

    The Hague Marriott Hotel invites you to travel brilliantly with us here in the Netherlands. Ideally located and beautifully appointed, the hotel offers the perfect blend of style and comfort for business and leisure travelers. Modern, spacious guest rooms have recently been renovated. You can book your room here.

    Alternative Hotels

    Hotel Mercure the Hague

    The hotel has good connection to the Marriot by tram, aprox. 20-25 minutes. We have been offered 20 rooms, available for the price of €145.00 per night including breakfast, for single use. This price is valid for stays from Monday 25/09/2017 until Friday 29/09/2017


    B aparthotel Kennendy is located just across the Marriott. Some rooms are still available. If you mention in the free comments field that you are attending IMA conference you will receive free breakfast.

  • Welcome Reception

    Venue: Marriott hotel The Hague

    Theme “Dutch traditions but just a little bit different.”

    Opening speech: the Mayor of The Hague (t.b.c.)

  • Conference dinner, September 29, 2017 Louwman Museum

    The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of classic motor cars. The building was designed by American architect Michael Graves. Catering by House of Lords House of Lords is just as characteristic of the town of The Hague as the Binnenhof and the Lange Voorhout are. In the Louwman Museum, home of the present House of Lords, the original façade of the building was rebuilt when in the 1980s the Tweede Kamer (House of Commons) took over its location. The name House of Lords found its origin in World War One, the Netherlands having remained neutral, and British officers billeted in The Hague discussed strategic and personal issues there Bus transfers to and from the restaurant will be arranged.

  • Sponsors

    We owe a big thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for their support in our goal.

    They help us to make it happen.

    Click here to see them all.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on https://www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code BEZJYGE in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.

Marriott the Hague Hotel

We have arranged accommodation at the conference venue The Marriott Hotel The Hague. However, the ultimate date for early bird reservations at the hotel was 31st May and could not be extended as IMA is not the only customer of the hotel. The Dutch IMA team has arranged another 50 executive-rooms (with entrance to the executive lounge) on 28, 29 and 30 September in the Marriot Hotel at the rate of € 170,00 for a double room double use - € 155,00 single use (normal price is € 300,00). There are no more rooms available on Wednesday 27 September. Possibilities of alternative hotels will be communicated at the IMA website and IMA social media accounts in the coming days. Cancellation policy Marriott Hotel The Hague: - Free of charge until 14 days prior to arrival; - Between 14 till 7 days prior to arrival 50% of the total stay will be charged; - Between 7 till 0 days prior to arrival the full amount will be charged; - In case of a no show or early departure the full amount will be charged. If you are sharing a room with a colleague or a friend, please make one room reservation and ask the hotel reception to split the final invoice once you check out.

Your credit card merely serves as a guarantee for your reservation. The hotel room and additional purchases (mini-bar, restaurant, etc.) have to be settled upon departure.

Marriott Hotel The Hague.

The prices are including breakfast and excluding city tax Euro 3,35 per night

Single Occupation: Executive Room Euro 155,00

Double Occupation: Executive Room Euro 170,00

Please follow the online link to the hotel website to book your hotel room at the negotiated rates: book your group rate for IMA & AGM Conference 2017 or contact the Marriott Hotel directly at meetings@thehaguemarriott.com. In case you will arrive before Wednesday 26th of September or will stay longer than Monday 1st of October you have to contact the hotel directly by e-mail.

Tours, Transportation and General Information

  • Tours

    The Hague is an international town home to the Dutch Government, the Royal Family and many International Organizations like the International Court of Justice.

    Visit The Hague and book one of the pre and post conference tours we have put together for you. On Thursday we will even offer you a special Eductour, so you may learn more about the possibilities of The Hague’s conference venues and museums. You can learn more about this by clicking here.

    Click here and find all the tours you can take.

  • Transportation and General Information

    To find your way through Netherlands just click here and find all the information that you need