- On June 22, 2015
In late June wore Elco Brinkman, after 18 years of being the figurehead of Building Netherlands, the largest association in the construction, over the gavel to his successor Maxime Verhagen. Starlive communication & events organized together with Building Netherlands national farewell meeting Brinkman at the Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, which was riddled with surprises and as a thread was domiciled Leiden. Some 600 guests, consisting of board members of Building Netherlands and construction related relationships Brinkman include politics; ministries, associations and businesses were presented with a unique and balanced program in which information and special entertainment alternated rapidly. The program started with a spectacular, specially composed for this day and on the construction and infrastructure grafted acrobatics act of Corpus Acrobatics. It was back at 18 years as chairman of Brinkman and zoomed in on the situation in the sector in a talk show with next Brinkman, minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs, Bernard Wientjes, chairman of VNO-NCW and vice president of Building Netherlands Henk Bol. Chairman Mirella Markus talked the afternoon together. Star Live chose an appropriate setting on stage. Starting with an interview on scaffolding, followed by a conversation at a table in the shape of the head office of Building Netherlands in Zoetermeer, which led through video mapping during the call for a striking decor. And finally a living room setting for the personal interview. How busy a job as a construction chairman, attendees saw during a video showing a day Brinkman was followed. Herman Pleij kept in his familiar humorously beautiful reflective column on building culture in historical terms. Finally, after Brinkman sung version of his favorite song Take Five had heard, guests given a glimpse into the (family) man behind the president. In a video message calling his seven grandchildren from the beach to their grandfather for now continue to come build with them. Then he was serenaded with his wife Judy by former neighbor Sophie Hoytema and the choir Leiden keys. Behind a forty-strong Young Art & Pleasure, the famous brass band from Leiden left the audience to the theater after talking long into the lobby and take personal leave of Brinkman. Elco Brinkman was afterwards praised the surprising and to his personal taste composite program him as a surprise behalf Building Netherlands was offered. That praise was unanimously shared by all attendees taking place saw themselves a dazzling program in two hours.