TrendWatch Academy at CIRCL | 16 January 2020

Do you want to think and act in a more innovative way? Gain more insight into the future ánd develop future scenarios yourself? Create sustainable business opportunities for your organisation? Join the TrendWatch Academy session organised by De Partnership Verkiezing (The Partnership Election) together with ABN AMRO, CIRCL Academy and The Future Institute on Thursday January 16th, 2020.

ABN AMRO x De Partnership Verkiezing


De Partnership Verkiezing in short


On the 11th of October, the new edition of De Partnership Verkiezing started: a great incubator program in which Young Professionals from  different companies, in collaboration with other companies, NGOs, government, and start-ups work on sustainable business cases.

The Punchy Pack, Rotterdam School of Management, and partners offer an interactive, intrapreneurial, and energetic 8-month programme to unlock the intrapreneurial talent and create social and ecological business cases which will benefit society at large. In The Partnership Academy young professionals will get support in monthly sessions, from coaches and 1500+ topic expert network. Inspiration comes from speakers such as Paul Polman (former CEO Unilever), Freke van Nimwegen (founder In-Stock), Liliane Ploumen (former minister).


The TrendWatch Academy


On Thursday January 16th 2020 De Partnership Verkiezing will host their Trend Watch Academy session at CIRCL. Not only will all the newly enrolled young professionals from companies like Ahold, PwC, Philips, AEGON, Rabobank and Zilveren Kruis  be present, but also lots of interesting seniors from their organizations and other organisations like FMO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KLM and Vattenfall amongst others.

The session will be led by futurist Justien Marseille, trend researcher of the Future Institute and nominated best futurist of the year 2016. Justien will inspire and challenge you to see the world from a different point of view. After the session you will be able to apply the obtained trendwatching skills and tools to your own business and organisation to make it future proof.

You are invited to join this session and get a taste of what other companies are working on around the topic of social and ecological impact. It’s also a great moment to network and talk to all the different experts present.

ABN AMRO has participated in De Partnership Verkiezing the last few years with amazing, creative and innovative business-case. For questions and experiences, ask our ambassador participants; Selma van der Graaf, Anne Stikkers, Nynke de Vries, Anouk Noordam and Julia van Boven.

Former ABN AMRO business-cases:

–        #Reboot: Offering employment and training opportunities to former refugees whose educational certificate is not valid in The Netherlands, but whose skills and talent are very useful for ABN AMRO
–        Impact Account: An impact fund available for everyone, of which the user can decide every month if they want to invest and how much. The fund is AFM approved, aids to reduce CO2 and create employment in development countries, and offers a 3,5% efficiency on average per year
–         City Farming: A green redevelopment loan for companies to create an urban farm on their rooftops, which will be maintained by a community of local individuals who pay a monthly fee in return for using and producing in this space
–        Foodchain in Blockchain: Using blockchain as a quality and sustainability monitor throughout the supply chain. Adding financial data to the output, this system ensures healthier and fairer products in the supermarket

Join us for this fun an interesting session of future thinking and RSVP before Friday December 20th 2019 via 

Practical information
Date:  Thursday 16 January 2020

Walk in: 12.45H
Programme: 13:00 – 16:30H
Location: CIRCL

We hope to see you there!

De Partnership Verkiezing and partners ABN AMRO, CIRCL Academy and The Future Institute