General Assembly 2018

The NVR organises its General Assembly at least once a year (usually in June).

The standard items on each agenda are always:

  • Secretarial Annual Report of previous year
  • Financial Annual Report of previous year
  • Budget of next year
  • Board members

The next General Assembly will be held on June 18, 2018 at NLR Marknesse.

The last General Assembly was held on June 28, 2017 at TNO Delft.

 

More information can be found on the Dutch pages.

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