Congress 2019

Edinburgh / 8-11 September SAVE THE DATE!
Congress is an experience you cannot miss, with multiple stages of content, a huge party and special activities for our YES community! This is not JUST a Congress, it is a festival and an innovation hotspot for data, research and insights & WE WANT YOU THERE!

Why you should join us at Congress!

Are you looking for a broader (international) network, a great learning experience and to have some FUN?

  • LEARN about research in different countries, including business etiquette and how to reach the market with different research methods
  • MEET senior level executives from top international brands, set up especially for you!
  • SHARE your smarts and be a part of ESOMAR history at the Research Rally. Hear from local start-ups on their business challenges and work together with new and experienced researchers to deliver solutions!



Beyond inspiring speakers, prime networking and a beautiful city backdrop (hello Amsterdam!?) we have even more activities planned exclusively for YOU, the young professional…

Not convinced yet?

The Research Rally! A brand new way for you to connect with startups, network with senior researchers and become better at problem solving, working under pressure and of course, team work!

Get inspired by 100+ international new ways to work, be motivated by innovation and learn about the latest industry trends.

Join a workshop and get hands-on, intensive practical training. This year’s Congress features a number of FREE pre-event workshops – so check them out!

Network and connect with hundreds of senior execs and expand your international business network during the welcome and farewell drinks and coffee & lunch breaks and the party!

An ESOMAR innovation zone just for you! Re-imagine, re-connect and re-charge with tech, talks, snacks and drinks!

Experience one of the biggest industry exhibitions! Besides the exclusive networking/business opportunities, you can also browse the latest solutions, meet and connect with potential clients on a global level.

Party party party! From the welcome reception to sponsor-organised celebrations to farewell drinks and of course, to the much anticipated Congress Awards night…your social agenda will be PACKED.

Because…Amsterdam. With a booming nightlife, museums galore, cosy cafes, canals and side streets to explore, parks, yummy eats…Need we say more?

Because…Amsterdam. With a booming nightlife, museums galore, cosy cafes, canals and side streets to explore, parks, yummy eats…Need we say more?

Did you know: YES Pro members pay a special rate of only EUR 600 for Congress! Young professional non-members pay the early-bird rate of EUR 2185. One more reason to become a YES Pro member!

Meet 1000+ people from over  70 countries…that’s a lot of new contacts!

Exclusive Youth Opportunities @Congress #YES #esomar

ESOMAR Congress has planned a lot of awesome things especially for you…!

We have planned and highlighted some of the most interesting activities for young professionals at the Congress – all taking place at the conference venue, Beurs van Berlage, unless otherwise noted.

What?  When?  Where?  Time 
 Innovation, Tech & Young Professional Lounge
(networking, product testing, gaming, lounge)
 10-13 Sep Park A expo  7.30 am – 7 pm
CYA presentation rehearsals  10-Sep TBC TBC
Networking with ESOMAR Representatives  10-13 Sep  Young Professional Lounge TBC
#YES Pitchers #1 11-Sep Empire C/D rooms  before lunch
Speed dating 19-Sep Young Professional Lounge  3.50 pm
CYA presentations 19-Sep Meeting Room  after lunch
#YES Pitchers #2 12-Sep TBC  end of the day
Award ceremony 12 Sep TBC  8 pm – 12.30 am

On A Budget?

Useful apps to download!

GVB app: The official app Amsterdam’s primary public transport operator.
Download for Android or Download for iOS

NS Reisplanner (travel planner) app: The official app of the NS (Dutch national railway)
Download for Android or Download for iOS

Weer Online (weather app)
Download for Android or Download for iOS

Q! Amsterdam: Discover Amsterdam with your personalised city companion.
Download for Android or Download for iOS

The Map: 100% offline tourist map 
Download for Android or Download for iOS

Spotted by Local Apps: Explore Amsterdam with tips and tricks from locals.
Download for Android or Download for iOS Explore Amsterdam neighbourhoods with a custom guide book with no need for wi-fi.
Request a Guide 

weCity app: Uses a specially designed algorithm to deliver tailored travel tips and recommendations.
Download for iOS

Citymapper app: Real-time journey planner.
Download for Android or Download for iOS

Schiphol airport app:
Download for Android or Download for iOS

Highlights from last year’s event

ARE YOU CONVINCED? YES! See you in Amsterdam!

PSSSSST….. Most university subjects are easily transferable to researchRegister now!

Did you know that ALL young professionals get a special delegate fee?

#YES Pro members, your membership package offers preferential rates to this event!


Join us!

Let’s get together
to create a real impact
for a ground-breaking future!
#Visionary Amsterdam!