On Tour

Like its author (and the beer), Heineken in Africa seems to travel well. The investigation has been presented and discussed at beer and literature festivals, government ministries, universities, public health conferences, cultural events, bookstores and breweries in more than 40 cities and towns in 16 countries on 4 continents – and counting. Van Beemen was invited to give presentations at several prestigious locations, including the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal African Society in London, NYU, the Great British Beer Festival and Sciences-Po Paris.

Upcoming events:

  • 6 February 2020 – 20:00 – Amsterdam 🇳🇱 – VondelCS
    Book launch “De nieuwe journalist” by Sjoerd Arends and Erwin van ’t Hof. Olivier will be one of the panelists (in Dutch). Tickets here
  • 14 March 2020 – 15:15 – Saint Malo 🇫🇷 – Craft Beer Expo / Salon de la bière artisanale
    Presentation (in French). Tickets and info here.

Previous events include:

  • 7 November 2019 – Malahide 🇮🇪 – The Grand Hotel Malahide
    Presentation at ICAAN meeting (closed event).
  • 6 November 2019 – Dublin 🇮🇪 – Club na Múinteoirí 
    First Wednesday Debate & Irish book launch at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square W, Rotunda. Moderator: Patrick Marren. Hosted by Comhlámh.  
  • 29 October 2019 – Abuja 🇳🇬 – Roving Heights Books
    Presentation and signing. Moderator: Gimba Kakanda. Address: Block B, Shop 4.1, CVS plaza (former Heroes plaza), opp. Oti carpets, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2. Free tickets here.
  • 27 October 2019 – Lagos 🇳🇬 – Ake Festival
    Debate with Keith Richards (former general manager Guinness Nigeria and author Never Quite the Insider). At Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre. Moderator: Tunji Lardner. Tickets and info here.
  • 19 October 2019 – Accra 🇬🇭 – Pa Gya Festival
    Presentation and debate. More info here.

🇺🇸 USA & CANADA TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2019 🇨🇦

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  • 18 September 2019 – San Francisco 🇺🇸 – Alcohol Justice Presentation (closed event).
  • 17 September 2019 – Portland OR 🇺🇸 – The Upper Lip
    Book launch, presentation and signing at Upper Lip, 720 Southwest Ankeny Street). More info
     here.
  • 16 September 2019 – Seattle 🇺🇸 – Queen Anne Books
    Book launch, presentation and signing at Queen Anne Books, 1811 Queen Anne Ave North. More info
     here.
  • 14 September 2019 – Ottawa 🇨🇦 – Octopus Book
    Book launch, presentation and signing at Octopus Books, 116 Third Avenue. With support from Alliance des Burundais du Canada. More info here.
  • 13 September 2019 – Toronto 🇨🇦 – Rorschach Brewery 
    Book launch, presentation and signing at Rorschach Brewery, 1001 Eastern Ave. More info here.
  • 12 September 2019 – Montréal 🇨🇦 – Libraire Le Port de Tête
    Book launch, presentation and signing at Librairie Le Port de Tête (in French).
  • 10 September 2019 – Halifax 🇨🇦 – Alliance Française
    Apéro des idées: Heineken in Africa. Book launch, presentation and signing at Propeller Brewing Company, 2015 Gottingen St, Halifax. Hosted by Alliance Française Halifax. Presentation in English, slides in French. Q&A in both languages. Please register here or here.
  • 9 September 2019 – Bridgewater MA 🇺🇸 – Bridgewater State University
    Guest Lecture.
  • 8 September 2019 – Boston 🇺🇸 – Trident Books
    Book launch, presentation and signings at Trident Books, 338 Newbury Street. More info here and here.
  • 7 September 2019 – New York 🇺🇸 – Bluestockings Bookstore
    Book launch, presentation and signings at the Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street. More info.
  • 6 September 2019 –  New York 🇺🇸 – Guest Lecture NYU
    NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (not public).
  • 6 September 2019 – New York 🇺🇸 – Vital Talks Breakfast Event
    With David Jernigan and Diana Silver at Vital Strategies, 100 Broadway, Floor 4. Please register here.
  • 5 September 2019 – New York 🇺🇸 – Africa, Alcohol, Human Rights & Public Health
    Presentations and discussion with Olivier van Beemen, minister Onleilove Alston, Nicholas Freudenberg and César Rodríguez Garavito. Venue: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, 55 W 125th St. Please register here.
  • 4 September 2019 – Philadelphia 🇺🇸 – Wooden Shoe Books
    Book launch and presentation at 704 South Street, after party at 10 pm at Tattooed Mom (530 South Street) at 10 pm Please register here.
  • 4 September 2019 – Philadelphia (Glenside) 🇺🇸 – Arcadia University
    Guest Lecture, hosted by Sétondji Roland Adjovi (closed event).
  • 3 September 2019 – Washington DC 🇺🇸 – Potter’s House bookstore
    Book launch and presentation at 1658 Columbia Road Northwest. Co-hosted with Friends of the Congo. Please register here.
  • 3 September 2019 – Washington DC 🇺🇸 – GWU Business School
    Informal talk with MBA students and video recording for MBA program (closed event).


  • 6 Augustus 2019 – London 🇬🇧 – CAMRA Great British Beer Festival
    Lecture, Olympia London, tickets here.
  • 9 July 2019 – Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 – Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    Lecture (hosted with SHAAP). More info here.
  • 8 July 2019 – Leeds 🇬🇧 – Leeds Business Schoo
    Keynote speaker at the UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) UK and Ireland Conference, Leeds University Business School (closed event).
  • 5 July 2019 – London 🇬🇧 – CIJ Summer Conference
    Presentation at the Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer Conference. Goldsmiths University of London. Moderator:  David Dunkley Gyimah. Tickets here.
  • 21 June 2019 – Amsterdam 🇳🇱 – Wilde Gist / Carnivale Brettanomyces
    Lecture at Waalse Kerk. Tickets here. Special statement from the organisers here.
  • 19 June 2019 – Ljubljana 🇸🇮 – LEAHP Summer School
    Presentation at LEAHP Summer School (closed event).
  • 8 June 2019 – Paris 🇫🇷 – Paris Beer Week
    Lecture at Salon de l’Ivre, Brasserie de l’Être (in French). More info here.
  • 12 May 2019 – Leiden 🇳🇱 – TEDx Leiden University
    TEDx Talk at Scheltema Leiden. Tickets here. Talk here.
  • 29 April 2019 – Lyon 🇫🇷 – Lyon Bière Festival
    “Une enquête qui fait grand bruit : Heineken en Afrique.” Conférence/débat animée par Emmanuel Gillard. 
  • 26 April 2019 – Copenhagen 🇩🇰 – DIIS
    Seminar “Brewing Development?” at Danish Institute for Social Studies, with Peer Schouten and Morten Koch Andersen.
  • 25 April 2019 – Oslo 🇳🇴 – Kulturhuset
    Bokbad (book launch) Heineken i Afrika, at Kulturhuset, please register here.
  • 24 April 2019 – Stockholm 🇸🇪 – Global Café
    Discussion at Global Café: Time for war, grab a cold one. Tickets and info here.
  • 23 April 2019 – The Hague 🇫🇷 – Tegel Awards
    De Tegel Awards (Dutch equivalent to Pulitzers) at Koninklijke Schouwburg (Royal Theatre). Olivier was one of the winners.
  • 16 March 2019 – Paris 🇫🇷 – Salon du Livre
    Salon du Livre Paris, rencontre “Le reel et son double“.


🇬🇧 UK Book launch Heineken in Africa 🇬🇧

  • 28 February 2019 – London 🇬🇧 – Royal African Society
    UK Book launch, at Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, register here.
  • 27 February 2019 – London 🇬🇧 – Forum of Private Business
    Presentation at Victoria Rooms, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London. More info.


🇫🇷 MINI TOUR DE FRANCE 2nde partie – FEBRUARY 2019 🇫🇷 

  • 23 February 2019 – Lyon 🇫🇷 – Salon du Primevère
    Presentation “Une bière trouble”, more info.
  • 22 February 2019 – Grenoble 🇫🇷 – Survie
    Presentation and debate at Bibliothèque Antigone, more info here.
  • 8 February 2019 – Montpellier 🇫🇷 – Fiers de Lettres
    Presentation and beer tasting, co-hosted by Garlonn Kergourlay and ZooBrew Brasserie Animale. more info here.
  • 7 February 2019 – Marseille 🇫🇷 – Librairie Transit
    Presentation and debate, more info here.
  • 7 February 2019 – Aix-en-Provence 🇫🇷 – Aix-Marseille Université
    Presentation, organised by Cap’Humanitaire. More info here.
  • 4 February 2019 – Reims 🇫🇷 – IEP (Sciences-Po Paris)
    Guest lecture (closed event). Report here.

  • 29 November 2018 – Cape Town 🇿🇦 – University of Cape Town (UCT) 
    Seminar “Heineken’s best kept secret: The African Goldmine – implications for public health policy on alcohol”, Woolfson Lecture Theatre, UCT Health Sciences Campus. More info here.
  • 31 October 2018 – Johannesburg 🇿🇦 – AIJC 2018 Witwatersrand
    Presentation at the African Investigative Journalism Conference (2018) at Wits University. More info here.
  • 24 October 2018 – Stellenbosch 🇿🇦 – Stellenbosch University
    Leap Seminar (closed event). More info here.
  • 18 October 2018 – Brussels 🇧🇪 – MFFPS
    Presentation at the conference “Ne fermons plus les yeux”, hosted by Le mouvement des Femmes et Filles pour la paix et la sécurité au Burundi (MFFPS). With Sabine Cessou, Gabriel Rufyiri, Béate Klarsfeld et Denis Kazungu. At 11.11.11 Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging, 11 rue de la Linière.

🇫🇷 MINI TOUR DE FRANCE 1ère partie – SEPTEMBER 2018 🇫🇷 

 

  • 18 September 2018 – Lille 🇫🇷 – Les Sarrazins
    Debate with Olivier Blamangin, hosted by Survie Nord at Café des Sarrazins, Lille Wazemmes. More info here.
  • 14 September 2018 – Paris 🇫🇷 – Libraire Les Nouveautés
    Presentation and signings. More info here.
  • 13 September 2018 – Bordeaux 🇫🇷 – Librairie Georges
    Presentation and signings. More info here.
  • 12 September 2018 – Bergerac 🇫🇷 – La Colline aux livres
    Presentation and signings. More info here. Video report here.
  • 6 September 2018 – Paris 🇫🇷 – Centre Commercial
    Book launch Heineken en Afrique at Centre Commercial, Paris 10. Moderator: Vincent Edin. More info here.

  • 27 March 2018 – Amsterdam 🇳🇱 – Pakhuis de Zwijger
    Dutch book launch Bier voor Afrika at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Moderator: Maite Vermeulen. Special guests: John Namegabe (video message), Job Lisman (Prometheus publishers), Channa Samkalden (human rights lawyer at Prakken d’Oliveira), Angèle Nascimento (Landelijk Overleg Afrikanen), Hans Wesseling (ex-Heineken). More info here. Video here

  • 5 October 2017 – Melbourne 🇦🇺 – GAPA Conference
    Presentation at the Global Alcohol Policy Conference. More info here.

  • 8 September 2017 – Rotterdam 🇳🇱 – Nacht van de Dictatuur
    “Night of the Dictatorship”, debate with Antonie Fountain. Moderator: Francisco van Jole. More info here.

  • 11 July 2016 – Amsterdam 🇳🇱 – Pakhuis de Zwijger
    Debate on Heineken in Africa at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Moderator: Seada Nourhussen. Special guests: Bas Heijne (video message), Alphonse Muambi (lobbyist), Rob van Tulder (Erasmus Universiteit), Eric Smaling (SP Member of Parliament), Irene de Visser (NABC), Peer Schouten (DIIS), Johan Veul (Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs). More info here. Video here.