April 5, 2016
Dear ANNA Producers and Exhibitors. The ANNA Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 Meeting will be held at the Eindhoven Conference Centre, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Eindhoven is located east in the province of Noord-Brabant, in the south of The Netherlands. It is called the City of Lights, since it's the home of electronics pioneer and leader, Philips. The scenic city is accessible by train and airports in Amsterdam, Brussels (Belgium), and Eindhoven. The conference centre and official ANNA hotel, NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof, is located 15 minutes by bus from Eindhoven's city centre.
Host company OCI Nitrogen has teamed with the ANNA Executive Committee to develop a well-balanced technical program, combining it with unique social activities and the opportunity for networking. ANNA 2016 will include roundtable discussions and presentations focused on vital safety, process, and environmental issues for nitric acid and ammonia nitrate facilities. Organizers have planned information-packed sessions, featuring approximately 40 technical papers on both Ammonium Nitrate and Nitric Acid topics, presented in an interactive format that promotes discussion. A preliminary agenda (subject to change) will be posted at an-na.org soon -- be sure to watch for updates!
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities in Eindhoven and surrounding areas while attending ANNA 2016. OCI Nitrogen will host an opening night reception at the conference hotel. Organizers are also planning a special dinner and activities at a beautiful offsite location. The Exhibitor Group will follow that memorable event, hosting dinners Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Conference Centre. As always, the vendors will have a few surprises in store for the producer company delegates!
Wednesday offsite activity options include (1) a tour with stops in Chemelot (OCI Nitrogen's production area), Vaals (where three countries meet at a single point), the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten and Maastricht or (2) our traditional ANNA golf scramble. A spousal program (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) includes tours of Amsterdam, Gouda, and Eindhoven for attendees who bring a significant other to ANNA. ANNA 2016 offers plenty of opportunities to mingle with peers, customers, and suppliers in a relaxed setting.
To register for the conference and reserve your hotel room, visit an-na.org. You will need to follow the online links and complete both processes to attend ANNA 2016. All participants will have a limited opportunity to take advantage of a significant early bird discount that will end on July 1. Save money on registration, secure your hotel room, and sign up for your spot at the meeting while there is still time. Please be sure to register properly, within the right classification and payment category. Anyone selling or servicing producer companies is classified as an Exhibitor or Vendor (exhibit hall space is limited to 70 tables, and allotted on a first-come, first-served basis based on full payment).
This year’s conference promises to be a great opportunity to network with others in the industry, gain knowledge and insights from noteworthy speakers, and stay updated on the latest process and equipment technology by visiting Exhibit Hall. Continue to visit an-na.org for frequent updates.
We look forward to seeing you in Eindhoven this September!
The ANNA Executive Committee and 2016 Host Company, OCI Nitrogen