The Dutch delegation visited the congress with 26 participants. In addition, it was good to see that many companies, including their Dutch contact persons, were present with their services and products.
The Dutch delegation had its own stand, which was visited regularly, not only for networking but also because of the typical Dutch cookies (stroopwafels).
The opening keynote by Princess Laurentien was very inspiring. Her explanation of the important role of the library as a third place to stay was a clear statement. The role of the library as a meeting place goes hand in hand with the ongoing digitization. Through the library, people stay connected. This role must be emphasized: seek contact with your customers, with your stakeholders and sponsors. Dutch libraries have been working on this for a number of years and are happy to share their experiences.
The Dutch delegation is looking forward to an inspiring cooperation in various areas over the next three years and would like to thank the organization for the reception in Leipzig.