08. September 2017

Networking at Thuishaven’s beach: Dept Festival 2017

Just one week has passed since the Dept Festival took place in Amsterdam. The event has already attained status of legend. The festival featured impressive show performances, compelling speakers, culinary highlights and probably the most adorable location in Amsterdam: Thuishaven, a festival site with a sandy beach and a jovial circus tent.

The agency network Dept (of which BE EXCELLENT has been a part since 2016) organised the second annual Dept Festival. Thrilled with anticipation, we headed over to Amsterdam on Friday morning from our offices in Berlin and London. We made a quick stop at our hotel and then moved on to Thuishaven, where we joined a cheerful crowd in a contagious celebration mood.

More than 600 employees from various Dept agencies attended the festival, including colleagues from the Netherlands, Great Britain, USA, Germany, Ireland and Spain. Numerous clients and partners also used the opportunity to attend this unique networking event.

One special highlight of the Festival was the on-stage line-up. Some brilliant speakers shared their visions about technology, data and creativity – for example Topher White (XSW), Jason Kerr (Google Daydream VR) and Mr. Bingo (Artist). Dept colleagues gave additional exciting presentations on stage.

BE EXCELLENT would like to thank the organisation team for this unforgettable time in Amsterdam! We are of course already looking forward to the third Dept Festival next year.

Watch the official aftermovie


Dept is an international network of leading digital agencies. More than 600 of the most talented and experienced people in our industry combine creativity, technology and data to deliver digital products and services that build brands, grow businesses and make people's lives easier.