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As a convention visitor in the Netherlands, where should you really go?

Anyone visiting an international convention in the Netherlands will probably also take time to see the sights, which is another good reason to attend an...

Column AIPC: Inspired by David Byrne

Despite the age difference, my co-writer Dawn Lauder and I both love David Byrne and his capacity to transform something we know so well into...

How an integrated approach to planning conference centres can enhance urban social networks

Conference centres need to find additional value beyond their core purpose. They could be transformed into multipurpose buildings that are sustainable, inviting and connected to...

What organisers can learn from hotel managers

A conference organiser and a hotel manager have much in common. Both have quite meticulous attention to detail. In this urge for perfection, there is...

IBTM World: what will events look like in 2030?

Cultural connections are the main focus of IBTM World, the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry , which takes place...

Stand-up comedian Greg Shapiro: ‘Even for serious events, humor can be the safest option’

Greg Shapiro is a Dutch American comedian who gathered world fame with his vocal impersonation of Donald Trump in the viral ‘Netherlands Second’ video. He...

Postillion Panel: How can Holland strengthen its international position as a meeting destination?

The small country of the Netherlands plays a well-deserved role in the global meeting industry. Although competing with big, wealthy opponents sometimes feels like David...

Niek Krebbers (Jaarbeurs): ‘Our innovations help organisers be more successful’

In January 2023, we will find out whether Jaarbeurs Utrecht has won the title of the Netherlands’ Best Convention Location of 2022. It could happen....

The Hague aims to become a global leader in event design

Every year, The Hague plays host to a growing number of international events and conventions. According to The Hague Convention Bureau, the city of peace...