Wereldhavendagen

Organising a public national event in times of social distancing

The World Port Days (Wereldhavendagen) is a large, annual maritime event in Rotterdam to familiarize visitors with the port and to create a positive attitude towards the port and its surrounding maritime city. Visitors get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Port and Industrial area. Activities range from ship tours, naval activities, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and much more. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 edition was going to be different. Although a physical event was not possible, the World Port Days Foundation still wanted to showcase the harbour and all it has to offer.

As an agency located in Rotterdam for almost fifteen years, we at Poet Farmer know the significance and importance of the World Port Days for the city. So we were thrilled to get the opportunity to work for this historic event, and develop a new website.

350k - 450k
visitors of the event every year
130+
content pieces on Digital Port Day
75+
cans of Red Bull consumed during development
32
companies active in the harbour participating in Digital Port Day

Goal was to create an experience that brought the harbour to people’s homes, since the public couldn’t physically go there. We built a feed with hundreds of content pieces, constantly updated throughout the day, featuring videos, live streams, online radio, photo galleries, podcasts, articles and much, much more.

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