Buildex 2018

European Innovations Pavilion: February 14-15

Dudoc Vancouver at Buildex 2018

On February 14-15, 2018, World of Walas is hosting a pavilion featuring the latest European products and thought provoking hourly presentations at Buildex Vancouver 2018. Buildex is Western Canada’s biggest tradeshow and conference for construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management with 14,000 attending.

As one of the largest pavilions at Buildex, the World of Walas approach was chosen based on our reputation as an access point to global innovations and projects such as Dudoc Vancouver which showcases sustainable European products. The Pavilion’s Smart Cities, Smart Buildings exhibition partners include:

  • Nuce demonstrate how they take digital construction to the next level with their Building Information Management processes that better connect people and digital technologies
  • Priva is recognized globally for designing technical climate control systems which are economically efficient while at the same time creating healthy indoor environments
  • TermoKomfort’s innovative insulation solutions feature BioFoam’s sustainable Pearls

To highlight Walas’ own Carbon Blue sustainability project in the Netherlands, Dutch VR will give a firsthand virtual reality experience showing solutions on transitioning to cleaner energy.

Wijma’s ethically and sustainably harvested African wood is integral to the Carbon Blue project.

The World of Walas exhibition, co- sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is designed by Exhibau, a group inspired by European architects and builders and built by a local construction team.

EUROPEAN INNOVATIONS PAVILION SESSIONS

Within the pavilion, there are hourly presentations exploring the ins and outs and the pros and cons of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings. Find out what some people think it means to be a Smart City.  Topics range from the economic limitations and possibilities to introducing green energy into older buildings to remembering the people in the push for innovative technologies.

Schedule

Wednesday, February 14 Schedule

10:00  – Vancouver in Context: A Smart and Sustainable City?

              Bryan Buggey, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Vancouver Economic Commission

              Dirk van der Ven, COO, World of Walas Europe

11:30  –  It May be Sustainable, but is it Economic?  

              Wilco van Bemmel, COO, World of Walas Canada

13:00 – How Can Building Automation Give You More for Less

             Dr. Jan Westra, Strategic Business Developer,

             Priva, a European leader in horticulture and building technology

14:30 – Digital Twinning: Visual Representation and Management of Your Building  

             Jörg Jungedeitering M.Eng., CEO, NUCE GmbH, a German innovator in building cycles                

            Alexander Lenz, Mapping Assistant, NUCE GmbH

Thursday, February 15 Schedule

10:00 – Case Study: Green Energy in Old Buildings

             Dirk van der Ven, COO, World of Walas Europe and Manager, Carbon6 redevelopment

11:30 – Could Virtual Reality Help Build Better Cities?

             Duncan Smit, Innovator, Dutch VR

13:00 – Building Cities for People in the Age of Big Data

Gerben van Straaten, CEO and owner, World of Walas, a group of 20 innovative urban companies offering urban design and development services, project development and access to product innovations

Do drop by the European Innovations Pavilion if you are at Buildex. For those wanting to attend the tradeshow, please contact Anna Brayko at abrayko@teamwalas.com for more information.

When and Where

DATES: Wednesday February 14 – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
              Thursday   February 15  – 9:30 am -16:00 pm

LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Tradeshow – Exhibit Halls B & C
Vancouver, BC

 

At Food for our Urban Future, meet some local leaders who are making a difference to the food we eat and are often using innovative business models to achieve this!

On January 25, vendors and businesses who provide more nutritious, accessible food and drink will offer samples and explore ideas about eating well with less impact on our environment. All-organic Commercial Drive grocery and café, Eternal Abundance, will provide a variety of vegan food options. Sea Cider, an award-winning Vancouver Island orchard and ciderhouse, will feature some of their premier drinks. Western Canada’s exemplary and successful food distributor SPUD Organic Groceries will also participate.

Presented by Barterfirst and The Art Party, this fun filled and informative evening is a chance to take a different approach to food during Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Festival (Jan. 19 – Feb. 4). Visiting the vendors at Dudoc Vancouver will introduce you to a variety of different foods and also some great door prizes –all in one location!

For those interested in bartering, some of Barterfirst’s 600 local businesses will be on hand to explain how people can participate with their organization.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact amber@barterfirst.com or 604 759-3223.

DATE: Thursday January 25, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Technical Apparel Design program showcases the work of six students who have designed, built and tested apparel prototypes with beneficial apparel applications:  defining functional requirements, conceptualization, analysis, selection, user testing their solutions, and physical prototyping. The students have used their innovative problem solving skills to develop a robust prototype, and demonstrate deep understanding of the physical human condition and how it relates to the apparel we choose to live our lives in.

You are invited to join the Technical Apparel Design graduates of the Wilson School of Design to learn about their design journey. There will be opportunity to meet students, faculty, alumni and industry.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn.May@kpu.ca

DATE: Thursday December 7th, 4-8 PM

LOCATION: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

TU Delft is one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide and is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university. Representatives will be visiting Vancouver in early December to meet with the many TU Delft graduates who are working and continuing studies here. The reception on December 2, co-hosted with the Dutch Consulate in Vancouver, will be an opportunity to meet and network with fellow grads.

For more information and to register click here.

If you have any questions, please contact alumnirelations@tudelft.nl.

LOCATION:
Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory
Vancouver, BC

One of the largest arts festivals in western Canada, the Eastside Culture Crawl happens right in Dudoc’s new neighbourhood.  Along with hundreds of other artists, Dudoc Vancouver will showcase local painters and musicians with a four person exhibition and Saturday workshops for visitors.

On Friday evening, Nov. 17, it’s Dudoc Live! Known for his dynamic live painting, Thibault Sendra will actually create a new work right at Dudoc. Artist Barbara Arnold will introduce visitors to collaging techniques to use on a large piece which will be created during the two days. Boris Mandlis will create  an art piece specially designed for Dudoc Vancouver presenting themes of radical hope, urbanscapes and living in harmony with nature. Mila Karavai will present her experimental mixed-media pieces in an exhibit along with the other artists. We will have drinks and music.  Come and join in the action!

On Saturday, Nov. 18, visitors attending the Crawl can drop by for a warm drink and participate in creating a community art piece with Barbara Arnold. Young visitors can also try their hand at creating nature inspired toys to create their own ‘play’ facilitated by Purnima Malik and Julie Kertesz.

Workshops will run: 12-2 pm and 3-5 pm.

Warm drinks sponsored by Timbertrain Coffee and The Good Chocolatier will be served.

Over 25 artists in very nearby studios will be exhibiting their art. On Clark Drive, Yew WoodShop, Studio 580 Artist Collective and Space will feature their artists. Around the corner on McLean Drive, Porchlight Press will display some of their design work and also heritage printing equipment.

Visitors will also find out more about Dudoc Vancouver, a showroom for innovative European designs and services to better both our local and international communities.  A World of Walas project, one of Dudoc’s goals is to build thriving communities and enhance their creative core.

For further information, contact Leslie Adams at ladams@teamwalas.com or just drop by!

Dates: Friday, November 17,  5 – 10 pm

           Saturday, November 18, 11 – 6 pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Join the Dutch Business Club for another exciting event at Dudoc Vancouver on November 14, 6-9pm, 1489 Frances Street.

The Dutch Business Club is holding a mini conference for the Dutch and Vancouver Business Community. The event’s format is inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts of all disciplines are invited to talk about an idea, project or topic for 10 minutes or less. Our speakers have a strong Dutch connection and are working at the cutting edge of their respective fields: technology, design, food, arts and sustainability.

We are proud to present the following speakers:

  • Alvin van den Bosch – General Manager Canada at Royal Boskalis Westminster
  • Lesley Telford – Choreographer / Performing Arts Professional at Inverso Productions
  • Cedric Burgers – Principal at Burgers Architecture
  • Aart Schuurman Hess – CEO at Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
  • Wal van Lierop – CEO at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Moderated by: Renske Werner

Tickets are $35 and you can register here.

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6-9pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

Strathcona business owners, employees and transportation stakeholders are invited for an action-oriented breakfast meeting with SBIA members and key transportation representatives (City of Vancouver, Translink, Metro Vancouver, Modo and others). The Strathcona Mobility and Transportation Forum will explore future mobility and transportation scenarios for the community, identify a preferred vision, and outline the actions which partners and stakeholders will need to undertake to achieve it. Breakfast and coffee will be provided!

Please contact johanna@strathconabia.com  if you are interested in attending.

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30-10:30 am

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

 

Women Transforming Cities is part of an international network of women who are using an intersectional lens to improve city space for inequitably served communities, with a focus on women and girls.  In partnership with World University Service Canada we are organizing an informational and networking event for those seeking to improve public spaces.

Leading urban planners and architects will showcase some wise examples of policies and projects that help make urban spaces work for women and girls:

    Ann McAfee, FCIP, RPP, President of City Choices Consulting former Co-Director of Planning COV

    Emilie Adin, MCIP, RPP, Director of Community Services City of North Vancouver

     May So, Architect, Henriquez Partners Architects

     Alexandra Kenyon, Architect HCMA Architecture + Design

     Celene Fung, Facilitator, Board Member of Women Transforming Cities

Come and engage in an evening of sharing ideas and learning about innovative initiatives that make positive change in our communities.

Admission is free but we ask you to register in advance. Thank you.

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 6-8pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

With 22.5 million bicycles for a population of 18 million, the Netherlands may be the world’s top cycling nation. However, there remains an erroneous belief that – while the Dutch can provide encouragement – their methods are unrepeatable, and their results unattainable. Miles of separated cycle tracks, dedicated bike streets, and off-street paths are something that only works for “them” and not “us”. But even they started somewhere. Can the country that has spent decades building comfortable cycling infrastructure provide a blueprint for North American cities?

You are invited to join Modacity and the Dutch Cycling Embassy for an evening of dialogue, film, and networking at DUDOC (1489 Frances Street). Doors open at 7:30pm. Entry is free of charge through the generous support of Urban Systems, although reservations are required via Eventbrite. Refreshments will be kindly provided by Central City Brewing and Bandidas Taqueria.

Thinking of riding your bike? The friendly folks at The Bicycle Valet will be waiting to securely park your ride for FREE while you enjoy the event!

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 7.30-10pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
1489 Frances Street
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

 

A Dutch Business Club event.

The Dutch Business Club is pleased to invite you to their upcoming Summer BBQ in Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver on August 14th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This will be a great occasion to celebrate summer, share good food and connect with the Dutch business community.

Attendance is limited, so get your tickets soon!

What?

DBC partnered up with Meatme, a local startup co-founded by Victor Straatman. Meatme brings honest and free-range meat from local farms to your table. Meatme bypasses distributors and factory farms and values animal welfare, hormone free meat and zero-waste policies. (Learn more: meatme.ca)

DBC is proud to serve their meat at our Summer barbecue, in addition to our vegetarian options, salads and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Other sponsors will set up their tables with samples of fresh food, small bites and snacks. And be sure to enter their draw for a chance to win a basket with Dutch goodies and gifts kindly donated by Holland Shopping Centre, Meatme and others!

When?

Monday August 14th, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Where?

Jericho Beach Park in the City of Vancouver. The address is 3941 Point Grey Road. There is paid parking nearby at the lot at the intersection of Point Grey Road and Wallace Street. Washrooms are available.

We have a closed off section in the park, between the pond and the concession stand. Look for the picnic tables decorated with orange balloons and the smoking BBQs!

Costs

$20 per person (+fees). Eventbrite - test

But what if it rains?

If the weather forecast shows (heavy) rain, this event will be cancelled or postponed. You will receive a refund if you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date.

 

Events & Dialogues

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc!

European Innovations Pavilion: February 14-15

Buildex 2018

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On February 14-15, 2018, World of Walas is hosting a pavilion featuring the latest European products and thought provoking hourly presentations at Buildex Vancouver 2018. Buildex is Western Canada’s biggest tradeshow and conference for construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management with 14,000 attending.
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