RRFM 2017

14 - 18 May 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands


Social Programme

Networking is a major benefit of the European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM). The social events help connect the conference delegates and are included in the registration fee.

Welcome Drink

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The RRFM 2017 Welcome Reception is sponsored by Rosatom.

Get in touch before the conference starts at the Welcome Drink. The Welcome Drink will take place from 18.00 – 19.30 on Sunday 14 May on the first floor of the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark in front of the main conference room. It will be preceded by a Pre-registration which ensures a smooth registration prior to the conference.


RRFM 2017 Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner of the European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM) 2017 will take place on Tuesday 16 May in the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam. Delegates will enjoy dinner with a view on the harbor in the ballroom of this elegant mansion which was once owned by the Association of the Royal Yacht Club.

In 1883 it became an ethnographic museum which nowadays shows more than 1800 objects of historic art from various cultures in Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Islamic heritage.


Visit of the exhibition ‘Rotterdam’s Culinary Secrets’ (Keukengeheimen van Rotterdam)

Before the dinner, RRFM delegates will have the possibility to visit the temporary exhibition of the Wereldmuseum:  ‘Rotterdam’s Culinary Secrets’.

Thanks to its long tradition of worldwide trade relations, Rotterdam enjoys a unique and divers food culture. Have you ever wondered how the tagine ended up in paintings from the Dutch Golden Age?

The exhibition reveals a wealth of culinary objects and stories that connect food cultures over time and distance, from Indonesia to South America, and from Rotterdam to Almeria in Spain. Ancient trade and spice routes reveal cultural interactions and the cultural innovations they inspired. A special narrative presents the culture of cooking, the role of food in our lives, global and Rotterdam-specific culinary secrets, and the social significance of sharing food.

Moroccan couscous, Ethiopian injera, Surinamese pom, French choucroute and Dutch hutspot: the Wereldmuseum invites visitors to go on a global culinary journey. Find out all about the origins of different spices and healthy meals and swap culinary secrets with your fellow delegates!

All RRFM social events are included in the registration fee.

Accompanying people are welcome to attend the Conference Dinner at an additional cost.