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Celebrating the Next Gen Class of '24



A Recap of the Next Gen Awards X Phatcamp Community Summit Last Tuesday, the 28th of May, Het Sieraad in Amsterdam transformed into a hub of celebration as we honored young professionals for their contributions to the creative festival industry at our Next Gen Awards X Phatcamp Community Summit. This event aimed to recognize the outstanding achievements of emerging talents in the dynamic events industry.About the Next Gen AwardsBorn from a desire to celebrate young talent, the Next Gen Awards is a Phatcamp initiative dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of emerging professionals across various disciplines within the events industry. Organized in collaboration with first-year students, the program aims to honor hardworking individuals who are making significant strides early in their careers.

Event Highlights

From 19:00 to 00:00, attendees were treated to a night of celebration, networking, and inspiration. The event featured speeches and presentations from the nominees, showcasing their achievements and explaining why they are exceptional in their respective fields. Three esteemed jury members shared their stories and insights, further spotlighting the nominated talents:

  • Maartje Weijers - Co-founder, Table for Ten

  • Peter Roolvink - Brand Ambassador, Jägermeister

  • Angelo Bromet - Founder, Prospect Eleven & Talent Developer, Melkweg

Categories and Winners

Nominees were recognized in four categories: Career, Innovation, Arts & Music, and Event Organization. Here are the winners and nominees for each category:

Career

This category recognizes young professionals who are already making significant accomplishments early in their careers. It celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills, dedication, and achievement in their respective roles within the events industry.

Winner: Carolina Ribeiro - From intern at Tomorrowland to Junior Artist Agent at Tomorrowland

Nominees

  • Luuk Spel - Tour Manager/Videographer, No Art/Anotr

  • Rosalie Visser - Booking Coordinator, Bullitt Agency

  • Danny van Susteren - Tour Manager for Philou Louzolo & Artist Booker for Niiomi, Szhongo, Gino Le Noir

  • Wietske Overdijk - Artist Booker at Happy Feelings & Photographer & Filmmaker

  • Mario Garcia - Floor Manager at De School & Head & Label Manager at Structured Collective & DJ

  • Sanne Hulsebosch - Junior Producer at The Good Guyz

Arts & Music

Arts & Music celebrates performers, artists, and entertainers who bring unique styles and approaches to various art disciplines within the events industry. This category honors individuals who captivate audiences with their creativity, talent, and contributions to enhancing the overall event experience through music, visual arts, or other artistic expressions.

Winner: Tycho Prevos - House DJ, played at Ploegedienst, Toffler & part of Trickpony

Nominees

  • Tempest - Multi-genre DJ, Tunes with Tempest podcast

  • Rochelle Willemsen - Founder of Killthemwithyourcolor entertainment agency

  • Laura Meester - DJ, played at Oranjebloessem, De Schietclub & Atelier

  • Arjen Lenz - DJ & Co-founder of De After Events

  • Milan Fernandes - DJ & Upcoming Producer

Event Organization

Event Organization recognizes young event organizers who produce unique concepts and innovate the events scene. This category celebrates individuals who demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, creativity, and vision in planning, coordinating, and executing successful events, contributing to the growth and development of the industry.

Winner: Jasmin Simao - "Embodied" Event Broadcaster, Slim Radio

Nominees

  • Bas Elmers - Zomervloot & Binnenstad

  • Bart Mol - De After Events & Plur

  • Maxwell Anderson - Project.Netherlands, WeLit & Psygathering

Innovation

The Innovation category acknowledges innovative concepts or ideas that have practical applications within the events industry. It highlights groundbreaking approaches, technologies, or solutions that push the boundaries of traditional event planning and management, driving positive change and advancement in the industry.

Winner: The Time Table by Daan Klein Schiphorst - Instagram page with timetables of music events in Amsterdam

Nominees

  • PlantjeBandje by Tessa Hesseling - Environmentally-friendly festival bracelet made out of hemp

  • PaperCoin by Matthew Hankel - Biodegradable festival coin made from recycled paper with flower seeds


The Next Gen Awards X Phatcamp Community Summit was more than just an awards show; it was a night to connect, celebrate, and inspire. Attendees left feeling motivated to bring out the best in themselves and shine within the industry. The success of this first edition promises a bright future for the Next Gen Awards, and we look forward to seeing more young professionals celebrated in the years to come


Making an Impact with Common Culture

In collaboration with Common Culture, we develop programs that allow young people and students to broaden their knowledge, gain new experiences, and develop their talents. These programs make a societal impact, provide a deeper understanding of the event and creative industries, and give participants the opportunity to connect with professionals in the field.


Stay tuned for more updates and join us in celebrating the young talents shaping the future of the events industry! Guiding the next generation.


Together with a motivated group of first-year students, we will organize a charity event aimed at highlighting the societal aspects within the industry and emphasizing why these are crucial within our field

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