We have a new office in Amsterdam North. We are now in an old pharmacy at Hortensiastraat number 20. We are very happy with it and would love it if you came by!
TOPdesk’s international flagship customer event; SEE 2021. We produced the show this year on a large scale from Studio21 in Hilversum. With two hosts, great international speakers, demos and discussions with TOPdesk specialists, dancers and a great live band. In 4 hours we did what we promised: Decoding Customer Happiness.
Yes! We won a Golden Giraffe. An important Dutch event prize. We are very proud of it. We got it for the Eurekaweek, which we organized together with the students of the Erasmus University. And we got it thanks to Janna, Anne, Ramona, Niels, Fedde, Hans, Jan Gitsels and his team, Uitjes.nl and many others.
The Jostiband is one of the largest orchestras for people with intellectual disabilities in the world. The Jostibands way of making music works with colours. After 50 years, we made this way accessible to everyone. On the new online platform you will find instructional videos, play-along videos and much more. We launched the new platform at a press conference in pop venue Paradiso. And the Netherlands has known it. We received attention in all national TV newsshows, radio programs, talk shows, websites and newspapers.
See it all on Jostiband.nl!
That was a shock. The agenda for the first half of 2020 was full of live events. They are all postponed and moved, of course. Fortunately, we also worked on video and online assignments and soon new projects came our way. It is special to see how, even today, everyone finds creative ways to connect people and share stories. We take that into the future.
But we strongly believe in the power of ‘live’. And we see how serious the consequences of the virus are for many partners and suppliers. That is why we look forward to create something for a live audience again. As soon as it is possible!
“We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”
At the Theresienstadt concentration camp, on June 23 1944, prisoners of war gave the last of sixteen performances of Verdi’s Requiem, for the International Red Cross and high-ranking Nazis.
‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín’ presents the story behind this brave act.
This unique performance is coming to the Netherlands for the first time. In a Dutch version with Dutch actors, the National Youth Orchestra, The Netherlands Concert Choir and 4 soloists. The NOS will broadcast the concert drama. With this we make the story available to all Dutch people. Now and in the future.
Due to the corona virus, the execution was moved to December 2021, 76 years after the transfer of the Theresienstadt camp to the Red Cross. Bee Agency takes care of the production.
The step towards University is often seen as a big one. The Eurekaweek is organized to introduce new students to the University, their fellow students and the city of Rotterdam. But how should this be done in corona times?
We were thrilled to help the Eurekaweek board with that challenge. Together we developed a safe and attractive program that took place partly online and partly physically. With an online platform, the game “Identity Crisis”, a picnic, a visit to the campus, a city game and a daily online talk show. The collaboration between our experienced professionals and the enthusiastic and creative students of Erasmus University Rotterdam was a great experience!
We wanted to create a homemade gift. Peter’s apple orchard helped. 19 different types of apples were waiting for us in old trees, ripe and shiny. So we got to work. On a beautiful Saturday everyone came to pick no less than 600 kilos of apples. In Saskia’s trailer we brought them to Schulp. There they made 500 bottles of delicious fresh juice especially for us.
Curious? We are happy to bring you a bottle!
This year Amersfoort is the National Education City in the Netherlands. In collaboration with the city of Amersfoort, BEE-Agency developed a start-up event with 100 enthusiastic stakeholders.
Together we came up with the program for this special year. It was a dynamic evening full of energy. Due to the outbreak of the corona epidemic, all follow-up activities have been postponed until next year.
Digital transformation. That was the subject of a major international live event that we were about to produce for TOPdesk. The event was canceled, but during the Corona crisis, digital transformation was more topical than ever. That is why TOPdesk organized an online event with the appearance of an interactive TV show. We turned the huge staircase in the Dutch headquarters into a temporary TV studio and produced a 5-hour live broadcast with international speakers, discussions, live connections with participants around the world and a game. More than 2000 active participants in 42 countries took part in the online event.
This is the Piaggo Ape, an Italian workhorse.
Ape is Italian for Bee. That is why we dream of our own cart. BEE logo on it, espresso machine in it and hit the road!