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The European Copywriters' Conference 2020

De Burcht, Amsterdam | 2020

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Are you looking for ideas to make your writing more effective?

Join a new European community of professional writers.

The 1st European Copywriters' Conference will take place in Amsterdam in 2020.

Perhaps English is not your first language, but you have to write in English for the CEO. Or you work for a European institution and you have to explain its policies to 27 different countries.

This conference is for people who have a desire to become better writers for specific audiences.

Why Attend?

Meet fellow professionals

Previous conferences organised within our network have attracted writers from the European Commission, NATO, BMW, IBM, the CBI, Orange, Deloitte, the United Nations, the European Investment Bank, Coca Cola as well as the Dutch, Danish and British civil service.

Outstanding public speakers

We have a format where we listen to top copywriters, creatives and business owners talk about their work. We learn what techniques they use, how they craft stories and how they build relationships.

Join our community

We’re building a European forum where we can share the best writing techniques. Whether you're writing as a native speaker, or a non-native speaker of English, as a professional, or the person who just has to do it, we can help you improve your work.

Speakers & Trainers

Kresse Wesling MBE

Kresse is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and co-founder of Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products.

Johnny Morgan

An accomplished copywriter with experience in a wide variety of formats, Johnny's clients span the industry spectrum, from start-ups and SMEs to major corporations and international organisations.

Sabine Harnau

Sabine is a bilingual copywriter and trainer based in Amsterdam. She has years of experience working with 100 or so iconic brands, both in house and agency side.

Chris West

Chris launched consultancy Verbal Identity in 2013. He works with a number of high-profile clients from the luxury goods, technology, cosmetics, brewing and automotive industries.

Margaret Webster

Based in London, Margaret is a freelance copywriter, business writing trainer and coach. Working with clients across the UK and internationally, she helps people develop their writing, creativity and presenting skills.

John Yorke

John is a British television producer and Executive Consultant of EastEnders since November 2017. Outside of television production, John has authored Into The Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story which he uses as the basis for seminars and online classes.

Guy Browning

Guy is a humourist, after-dinner speaker and film director. He wrote the How To... column in The Guardian from 1999–2009. As well as being a regular on BBC Radio 4, he is also a business writer with several bestselling books.

Alan Barker

Alan Barker is Managing Director of Kairos Training Limited, a specialist consultancy dedicated to developing creativity and communication skills. He has authored over 20 books and trains clients in a wide range of writing and communication skills.


De Burcht, meaning stronghold, is a beautiful art nouveau building constructed in 1903. Designed by famous Dutch architext Hendrik Petrus Berlage, it was originally built for the General Diamond Workers' Union of the Netherlands (ANDB).

Since 1991 the building has been operated as a trade union museum and in 2010 was thoroughly restored as a conference and events space.


De Burcht
Henri Polaklaan 9
1018 Amsterdam


Pre-Conference Training

Thursday: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Delegates can choose from three pre-conference training workshops:

Full Conference

Friday: 10.00am - 4.30am
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Become a Member

After the conference, we will launch a paid-for membership scheme with benefits. But you can receive email updates before the conference and a privileged discount if you sign up to our e-newsletter now.