Havendebat Port of Zwolle

The Port of Zwolle Debate takes place on October 26th. The overarching theme that will be discussed is the Future Vision of Zwolle, in which the ambition is expressed to become the fourth economic top region of the Netherlands.

During the various debate rounds, debaters consisting of: national politicians, regional politicians, entrepreneurs and experts will compete with each other. Besides the participants on stage, the audience in the hall also participates.


We will start with an overarching keynote and then continue with three debate rounds with different debaters. Each debate round will last about half an hour and will be preceded by a keynote. The following subtopics will be debated:

  • Space for the port – long-term vision
  • Space for development: Human Capital
  • Space for greening: Energy Transition