USA - 2023
The 2023 Convention of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) will be held at the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside, 7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32822 - 5015 (Phone: 407 851 9000) from 3rd to 6th August 2023
EUROPE - 2023
The President and Board of the Dutch Research Society of Orders and Decorations (SRO) invite you to the XVI European Conference of Phaleristic Societies. The theme of the conference is "Maritime”.
Participants will be staying in the Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat 24, 1096 BK, Amsterdam. Transport will be arranged to and from the hotel throughout the three day conference.
Program XVI European Conference of Phaleristic Societies 1-4 June 2023 Amsterdam
Thursday 1 June
16:15 - 17:00 Transport Hotel – Navy Establishment Amsterdam (NEA)
17:00 - 19:15 Meet and Greet and registration at the NEA Kattenburgerstraat 7, 1018 JA, Amsterdam.
19:15 - Free time to visit Amsterdam
Friday 2 June
08:30 - 09:00 Transport Hotel – NEA
09:00 - 13:00 Lectures and lunch at the NEA with speakers: Mr. George Sanders; Mr. Jens van Herck; Mr. Tom Dutheil; Mr. Paolo Estrela Organised by the Ministry of Defence
Partners: Cultural tour in Amsterdam tbd
Before 12:00 Registration of participants arriving on Friday
13:00 - 14:00 Transport NEA – The Hague
14:00 - 17:00 Guided tours in The Hague:
Royal Palace Archives, Royal Palace Noordeinde
Royal Collections, Royal Palace Noordeinde
Royal Stables, Royal Palace Noordeinde
Chancellery of Dutch Orders
Partners: Cultural tour in The Hague tbd
18:00 – 20:30 Beach Barbeque, The Hague Scheveningen Beach
20:30 – 21:30 Transport Scheveningen Beach – Hotel
Saturday 3 June
08:45 - 10:00 Transport Amsterdam – Soest
10:00 - 12:00 Visit to The National Military Museum
Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX, Soest
Partners: Cultural tour Amsterdam; tbd
12:00 - 13:00 Transport Soest – Amsterdam
13:00 - 15:00 Canal Cruise with lunch in the historic centre of Amsterdam
15:00 - 18:15 Free time to visit Amsterdam
18:15 - 19:00 Transport Hotel – National Maritime Museum (NMM)
19:00 - 20:00 Cocktails at NMM Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK, Amsterdam Offered by Schulman Auctioneers
20:00 – 23:00 Gala dinner at NMM presided by the Chancellor of the Netherlands Orders, Maj-Gen (ret) Henk Morsink
23:00 – 23:45 Transport NMM – Hotel
Sunday 4 June
09:00 – 10:00 Private Auction of Orders Decorations and Medals at the Hotel Organised by Schulman Auctioneers
10:15 - 11:00 Transport Hotel – Rijksmuseum
11:00 – 13:00 Guided tour Rijksmuseum Stadhouderskade 520, 1071 ZD, Amsterdam
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 End of program
Program may be subject to changes.
Dress code is smart casual throughout the conference. Dress code at the gala dinner is black tie for gentlemen and evening dress for ladies. Miniature decorations may be worn according to national regulations.
Hope to see you in Amsterdam!
Paul Gelton - Chairman SRO
Contact via Henk-Willem Veltkamp - ECPS2023@vereniging-sro.nl