How can you, as a conference organiser, help your sponsor to get as much return as possible on his investment? Conference Holland gives nine tips for a successful conference for the organiser, the participants and the sponsor.
A good meeting designer goes through the entire process of an event, just as its target groups also do, contends Experience Architect, Greg Bogue. Essential for the success of the meeting is that, occasionally, you interrupt the ordinary.
Music is an essential component in any serious conference programme. Scientific research has shown that music activates certain areas of the brain and provides a feeling of fellowship.
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The special events services of RAI Amsterdam are as of January handled by preferred supplier MCI Amsterdam / Ovation Holland. Before the high-quality tailor-made destination experiences for groups of 25 persons or more was handled by Special Events, part of the RAI Hotel Services.
NH Hotel Group and RAI Amsterdam present the first 3D model of the nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel at IMEX Frankfurt from 17 to 19 April 2016. During IMEX, all visitors will have the chance to win an orange Apple Watch or an overnight stay in Amsterdam by guessing the number of used bricks in the model. The announcement of the winners will be daily at the Holland Meeting Point (stand E100) at 4.30 PM (Thursday at noon).
International research, commissioned by Marriott, shows a new way of traveling nowadays. Today’s business traveller mixes business with pleasure. So the phrase “never mix business with pleasure” seems to be out-dated.
As from the 1st of April, Hans Sittrop (47) will strengthen the team of the Utrecht Convention Bureau (UCB). Alongside his duties of general management, Sittrop will become responsible for further development of Utrecht’s position as an international convention city.
On 19 March, Prof. Rudy Nuijts (Maastricht UMC+ Ophthalmology) received the Brightlands Convention Award 2015 from the Mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake. The award designates him as the year’s “best ambassador” for Maastricht as a destination for conventions.
Marije Bouwman, Safety & Security manager at World Forum The Hague, will present the educational session “Practical approach for event security management in a changing world” at IMEX Frankfurt on Wednesday 20 April.
Because of her father’s job, she relocated to new countries every two years. Friendship brought her to Amsterdam, where she got a temporary job in the ESOMAR events team. There, she realised that she could live in one place and have a job which would enable her to see the world. Now, 19 years later, Rhiannon Bryant is the Senior Manager of the global event team of ESOMAR.
No frills, but technically perfect and with a high standard of service. Under this motto, Congress Manager Patricia de Bont has been organising the annual congress of the European Association of Urology for the past seventeen years.
Iris Allebrandi, with an eye for detail and a practical perspective, is working on developing and streamlining the organisation of the congresses and meetings organised by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. It is the logical next step from professionalising the ECNP Office’s Congresses & Meetings department, which she provided the groundwork for nine years ago, as a former PCO.