Interviews

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...

World Forum: ‘The power to surprise is part of our DNA’

World leaders, royal houses, presidents: the list of famous visitors is endless. For more than 50 years, World Forum The Hague has been a familiar...

‘Nothing beats knowing you made a difference’

“At Euroheat & Power we believe that ‘together we are better’ and this can and should not be limited to our industry,” says Head of...

‘We don’t need to facilitate social programmes’

Education. Doing Well. Organizing. Sustainability. Four subjects that are close to Holger Omlor's heart. In his position as Head of Events at the European Association...

‘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...