Benelux Power 2023

Event in brief

Discover the thriving BeNeLux Power community at the 11th BeNeLux Power Expo and Conference, where over 120 participants gather to exchange insights. Jointly organized by Common Belgium, Common Netherlands, and Common Luxembourg. This event builds upon nine years of success. With 8 workshops on November 6 and an Exhibition and a four stream Conference on November 7, 2023, our goal remains steadfast: to cultivate a robust IBM Power and IBM i community encompassing customers, Solution Providers, and IBM itself. English serves as the event’s official language, embraced by all BeNeLux participants.

The conference spotlights essential topics delivered by prominent IBM and industry experts. Engage with themes spanning Emerging Technologies, Open Source, AI, Application Development, Db2 and SQL, System Management, and Customer case studies. Attend interactive workshops and education sessions led by accomplished individuals, including WW IBM i Product Offering Manager Alison Butterill, Business Architect Db IBM i Scott Forstie, and IBM product manager power IO Douglas Gibbs. Esteemed industry experts Birgitta Hauser, SQL, Koen Decorte, Open Source Application development, Liliane Van Winckel, IBM i Application development, Rudi van Helvoirt, Systems Management and other speakers will contribute their insights, enriching the learning experience.

Registration are opening any day now,  you will receive a mailing. Members will obtain a special discounted price and becoming your country user group member will also help to obtain this discounted price.

Participate in the esteemed IBM and Benelux Power Excellence Awards, designed to unearth hidden gems within the community. Share your exceptional solutions or nominate a customer who has leveraged your solution effectively.

Detailed agendas will be unveiled shortly, offering a comprehensive view of the event’s engaging sessions. Seize ample networking opportunities during breaks and lunch on the main conference day, November 7. Don’t miss the relaxed dinner on November 6, where you can connect with fellow participants, speakers, and channel partners (requires payment).

An easy to reach venue: The event is in Vandervalk Hotel Tilburg, Netherlands, a place central to the three BeNeLux countries and North-West Germany and easily reachable by car or train for majority of the participants. It is also reachable by car in about 75 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol or Brussels Zaventem airports.

Call for Presentations (agenda is imminent; this one now relates to Solution Providers at Gold and well-wisher level sponsorship)

Share your knowledge!

The Call for Presentations for the 2023 Common Europe Benelux Power (CEC) is now open – Submit session
Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with your peers by offering a 25 minutes Solution Provider session at the Benelux Power. Although it could be just a simply your product story, a real education session is preferred. You can of course add a contact slide in the end and invite them to visit your booth.

Last date for submitting Solution Provider presentations is 30 October 2023

Things to consider when submitting a session:
• Benelux Power language is English
• Solution Provider sessions are 25 minutes long
• Newer topics or content not previously offered is preferred
• Benelux Power Tuesday 07 conference registration is free for members.

Submit session

Call for Sponsorship for a vibrant IBM Power community event

Dear Stakeholder of the Community, Dear Potential Sponsor,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the exceptional sponsorship opportunity in BeNeLux region where you will meet 120+ BeNeLux community members. Our aim is to build, maintain and expand a vibrant IBM Power and IBM i community of customers, Solution Providers and IBM.

Participant contact: There will be minimum 3 hours of participant contact opportunities during welcome coffee, other coffee breaks and lunch on the main conference day Tuesday 07 November. Further, participate in the relaxed dinner of Monday 06 November (paid) with some participants, speakers and fellow channel partners.

Download full prospectus including sponsorship levels and values and also the layout of Expo tables.


Hotel Tilburg
Dr. Bloemenlaan 8
5022KW Tilburg