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Shane Hannam new Portfolio Director of IBTM

Shane Hannam Portfolio Director IBTM

IBTM, part of leading global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has appointed Shane Hannam as Portfolio Director effective 1 June 2018. Kerry Prince, who has been promoted within Reed Exhibitions will retain strategic oversight on the portfolio. Reed travel exhibitions Shane Hannam began his career with Reed Exhibitions and has over 16 years’ experience in […]

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Jos van der Vegt appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau

On Thursday 26 April, Jos van der Vegt received a royal honour from Mayor Aboutaleb. The former director and President–Commissioner of Rotterdam Ahoy was named an Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau in City Hall’s Citizen’s Hall. Considerable merit Van der Vegt received the distinction because of his merits on many fronts. Among other things, […]

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Janneke Staarink is the new general manager at de Doelen

Starting 1 August 2018, Janneke Staarink will be the new general manager of de Doelen in Rotterdam. “We were looking for a powerful and inspirational director. Someone who can ensure that everyone feels at home in de Doelen,” says Mariëtte Hamer, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. De Doelen is home to some 1200 national […]

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PCMA appoints Tonya Almond as Vice President of Knowledge and Experience Design

Tonya Almond

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has appointed Tonya Almond as its Vice President of Knowledge and Experience Design. Almond will lead the events and education teams and will engage with its global audience to help PCMA evolve its education content and event experiences. She reports to Joyce Winnecke, PCMA’s Chief Content Officer. Tonya Almond Almond […]

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Ray Bloom honoured with ICCA Moises Shuster Award

Ray Bloom, Chairman of IMEX Group and meetings industry legend, received ICCA’s highest honour during the Farewell Dinner at the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. Announcing the award, ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius said: “Tonight we honour a recipient who is a true global citizen, personally known and deeply respected by ICCA members from […]

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Jeroen Kuyper new managing director Rotterdam Partners

Jeroen Kuyper will be the new managing director of Rotterdam Partners as of 1 September. Kuyper has extensive experience in the Rotterdam business sector. He replaces departing interim director Ron Voskuilen. Kuyper was born and raised in Rotterdam. He is currently employed as managing director of Maritime & Transport at insurance broker and risk advisor […]

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Prof. Maarten van Kleef, best ambassador for Maastricht as a conference city

It was no easy task for the jury of the Brightlands Convention Award 2014 as all four nominees have done pioneering work in keeping scientific conferences and symposiums in Maastricht or winning them for Maastricht. Every symposium, every conference, every medical convention puts Maastricht more firmly on the international conference map. Every conference brings a […]

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In Memoriam – Mariëtte Helmann

Mariëtte Helmann, founder of Eurocongress, former MD of MCI Amsterdam and former MCI Europe Regional Management Board Member, has passed away Mariëtte Helmann passed away on the evening of January 28th at the age of 63, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. In 1977 Mariëtte established the Dutch PCO Eurocongress in response to […]

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