ESC 2020 team

Core team:

  • Bart Bloemers – “the tripple heater”, finance & sponsorships, legal, ticketing
  • Betty Croll – speakers and trainers programme
  • Karlijn Eickmans – congress production & logistics, communication, volunteers
  • Daphne Riabokon – communication, housing, production

Supporting taks:

  • Bas van der Paardt – design & print, speaker videos, overall view consultancy
  • Japke Englebert – social media, back office, registration
  • Mark Vroonland – writing articles
  • Clifford Andrews – webinars
  • Ivo Rijkers – logistic coordinator
  • Alex Hoekema – hands on logistics
  • Lobke Brouwer & Chloë Monteiro de Jesus – 5 elements bites during the event
  • Maggie Lee & Kate Kuut – proofreading and editing

More information

Over the coming months this website will be filled with information about the congress.

If you have any questions or interesting ideas, please contact us. We would love to hear from you:

Advisory Board

Norbert Grote Beverborg and Joyce Vlaarkamp 

ESC 2020 is a collaborative partnership

Dutch Shiatsu Schools

Academie Qing-Bai, Shiatsu School CSMBK, Iokai Shiatsu Opleiding, Hands On Tao Shiatsu Institute en Zen Shiatsu Opleiding.

Dutch Partners

This edition is made possible by Dutch professional shiatsu associations Zhong, Shiatsu Vereniging Nederland, VIS and VNT.

Shiatsu Platform

Shiatsu Platform keeps it together and is ultimately responsible for the organization of ESC 2020.


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The ESC happens every third year. The main goal: Exchange, inspiration and communication to support and develop the situation of Shiatsu in Europe.

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