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About

The Support Group helps organize the largest events in the world. The Support Group was founded in 2009 as part of the ID&T Group. This (at the time) internal department had the goal of combining the Operational Team and various production companies with professional expertise, establishing synergy between them.

Teaming up these specialists has led to the production of highly prestigious dance events, both nationally and internationally

In 2010, due to this progressive, international way of operating was rewarded with the Dutch Logistics Prize (Nederlandse Logistiek Prijs).

After a long period that saw the founder of The Support Group, Marcel Elbertse working as the Operational Director within ID&T Group, his entrepreneurial nature led to him embracing a new opportunity in 2017,

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which was taking over ID&T’s The Event Support Group together with partners Dick van Berkum and Duncan Stutterheim –themselves experienced entrepreneurs within the events sector.

The Support Group brings together partner companies that are experts in their respective fields. They are supported with advice and entrepreneurial insights where necessary, with the aim of raising the events sector to a higher level.

The information exchange and cooperation between strongly differing disciplines like Décor, Food & Beverages and Production leads to innovative steps that further professionalise the events landscape on operational level, which is what The Support Group aspires to do.

Companies

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event support group - DE LOODS IS HET EVENEMENTEN VERHUURBEDRIJF VAN NEDERLAND Van gekleurde tenten tot poncho’s, van bar tot meubilair. Je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken of De Loods verhuurt of verkoopt het benodigde product voor jouw evenement.
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Skills Crowd Management
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Sustainability

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. The goals address the global challenges we face today, ranging from climate change and environmental degradation to poverty and inequality, without leaving anyone behind.

The SDG World Tour aims to inspire everyone in our global community to take the SDGs to heart and to commit to building a more prosperous future for all. The tour will sail out from Amsterdam on the 16th of August 2020 to arrive in New York in September 2022, having been to 17 destinations and activating the global society to realize the 17 goals by 2030.​​

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The Support Group contributes to the SDG World Tour as an official partner, and takes care of the local facilities needed on the 17 destinations on shore around the world. More information about the SDG World Tour on sdgworldtour.com

Recent press

We offer world-class event support group

By focusing all his attention on The Event Support Group, Marcel Elbertse has begun a new chapter in his career. He not only wants to give the world of (live) entertainment a new impulse, but also spread his wings. The ultimate goal is for all organisations that fall under The Support Group’s banner to be among the best in the world. “It would be fantastic if the name ‘The Support Group’ were to be seen as a hallmark of quality.”

Backbone International expands into Indonesia

Over the last ten years, technical production company Backbone International has grown into a leading global player. After opening offices in Amsterdam, New York and Hong Kong, the company now turns to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Moneycomb interviewed by Quote magazine

We were interviewed by Dutch business and lifestyle magazine Quote about our new company Moneycomb. In the interview founders Guido van den Berk and Michael van Elswijk tell about what it is to venture in a market that changes with the speed of light.

House of Drinks offers the full package

Founded last year, House of Drinks wants to become the biggest and best supplier of beverages in the festival and event industry. “We stand out through our high-quality service, advice and innovation.”

YOUR-Productions wants to be the best

As an event organiser specialized in catering for large-scale events, YOUR-Productions is happy to help their clients. “We’re the fastest-growing catering agency in the Netherlands, and we have to keep developing our content.”

Growing in line with requirements and creating a memorable show

Brok Decor handles the set and stage design for the largest national and international events and festivals. The company is even more booming at the moment. As a result clients always come back to us because we honour our agreements and take care of everything for them.

De Loods "Everything you need for a great party"

From colourful tents to ponchos and from bars to furniture: whatever you need for your event, you can rent or buy it from De Loods. Owner Teun Lelie: “Our end product is all about happy people.”

SOLID tackles
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SOLID aims to tackle the chronic shortage of good personnel for festivals and events by bringing together interesting young people and festival organisers. “Getting people to work behind the bar is the ideal way to discover their talents.”

The succes story of Backbone International

Technical production company Backbone International has grown into a large international player in just six years. Managing director Joris Joosen talks about Backbone’s ambitions. “It was and still is our dream to create a worldwide network of specialists.”

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Contact

ADAM TOREN 9E
OVERHOEKSPLEIN 31
1031 KS AMSTERDAM

info@thesupportgroup.com

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