A look back at our anniversary event
To celebrate Witteveen+Bos’s 75 years of existence, on Thursday 4 November 2021 a digital anniversary event was held with ‘Climate and Biodiversity: the Art of Change’ as its topic. The event was not only about technical expertise, but also about inspiring through our work, our ambitions, and music. It turned out to be a wonderful digital event with our colleagues and partners.
We kicked off the afternoon by celebrating 75 years of Witteveen+Bos. In the studio, we spoke with current and former managing directors Wouter Bijman and Harry Webers about working on social challenges and the DNA of Witteveen+Bos. A liveable world for the current and future generations is the dream.
Ecologist and nature conservationist Willem Ferwerda (Commonland) took us through his ‘4 Returns’ philosophy, in which landscape and biodiversity conservation are central. With Jacolien Eijer (NLingenieurs), Maarten Neelis (Rijkswaterstaat) and Marcel Klinge (Witteveen+Bos), we then discussed how governments and companies can apply this approach in practical terms. Marcel Klinge: ‘It was a great conversation, taking in different experiences and perspectives, and it again showed that a common ambition and effective collaboration are the keys to success.’
We closed the event with the current Witteveen+Bos Board of Directors. Wouter Bijman, Eveline Buter and Stephan van der Biezen provided a glimpse into the future and discussed how biodiversity and the climate are being integrated into Witteveen+Bos’s operations.
During the event, each guest could choose from five workshops.