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‘There is a passion in Rotterdam that I hardly experienced before’

Desiree Baltussen is the newly-appointed Head of Conventions of the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre currently under construction. She can’t wait for the opening and the...

‘Nothing beats that opportunity to truly connect’

As Senior Conference Producer, Hannah Bonnett takes on primary responsibility for the editorial content of several international aviation events. Although stationed in London, she frequently...

‘Satisfied? Me? During a congress? Never!’

“As a vehicle to gather and distribute information, the congress  has seen better days. There are other, faster  and more efficient ways to test scientific...

‘I simply have a great job’

Carola van der Hoeff likes to share her twenty years of congress experience. Not surprisingly, her club life extends beyond the International Pharmaceutical Federation, where...

‘It is about sharing knowledge, and clever shortcuts’

As the new executive director of IFES, Uta Goretzky faces a few tough challenges. One of them is to make sure that the live communication...

‘The safety of delegates becomes increasingly important’

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...

‘We want more money to go into the society to fund our projects’

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...

‘I always have a practical view of affairs’

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...