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The Netherlands: Four Cities, Four Meetings, Four Ambassadors

Holland’s network of thought leaders plays a key role in attracting international association events and enhancing the country’s reputation as a knowledge hub. Here four key influential figures, instrumental in winning bids for Utrecht, The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, discuss the experience. The group includes Professor Peter Reiss (pictured at AIDS 2018). From Boardroom…

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Overtourism: Hosting the Crowd, Without Crowding the Host

When tourist visitors to a city greatly outnumber the resident population, it’s not hard to understand locals feeling crowded, some to the point of revolt. But is overtourism an issue for the meetings industry? What have selfie-stick wielding hordes that descend seasonally on top destinations have to do with business events? From PCMA…

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Packing a Punch: Netherlands Knowledge

A year ago Amsterdam hosted the 22nd International Aids Conference. A visual “dressing” campaign made the meeting very hard to miss in and around the city. Holland may be a compact in size as a conference destination, but it packs a punch when it comes to its knowledge infrastructure and congress capabilities. From Boardroom…

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9 February 2019
23 May 2018

ASAE Global Foresight Summit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Change is on the way, and by most accounts it will intensify and accelerate in the years ahead. You and your volunteers will be able to lead—rather than react—if you see it coming. What will your organization be doing a decade from now? How can you predict the changes that will affect how you work…

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23 May 2018

ASAE Symposium for Chief Staff & Chief Elected Officers,...

The Symposium for Chief Executive and Chief Elected Officers provides a unique opportunity for you and your volunteer leader to maximize the leadership partnership. Explore how you can best work together to effectively carry out your association’s mission and enhance future success. The expert faculty from Tecker International, LLC, will help you and your leadership…

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19 March 2018

ICCA France-Benelux Chapter Summit 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The France Benelux Chapter has members across the 5 countries: France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourgh and Monaco including convention bureaux, PCOs, convention centers, media groups and other suppliers in the meeting industry. Most of the professionals you will find in the France-Benelux chapter have been ICCA members for many years, and have extensive experience in hosting…

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31 August 2017

Event Design Certificate, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program participants will learn critical skills that will enable them to design events based on stakeholder needs and then prototype event designs using the #EventCanvas, a strategic management template for developing new or documenting existing events and conference models. The #EventCanvas training has been accredited by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). You will learn via three levels…

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14 September 2017

ICCA Venue European Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Maastricht,...

During the workshop, the participating clients get the opportunity to meet people from a minimum of nine or a maximum of fourteen other venues. They make initial contact with the sales team as well as learn the suitability (or otherwise) of the venues in a way that would otherwise have been time consuming and would…

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23 March 2017

UFI Operations & Services Focus Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands

Each Focus Meeting is dedicated to a specific topic in relation to an exhibition industry issue. Open to all industry professionals, these meetings are composed of speakers’ presentations, as well as round-table discussions and debates between the participants and the lecturers.

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