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Conference chairperson role

A conference chairperson, whether a man or a woman, can either make or break your conference. Ok, your programme does some of the work, but...

Rob van de Wiel will be taking over the directorship of MECC Maastricht

Following the temporary directorship of Eric Broekaart, Rob van de Wiel (39) will take over as Director of the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC)...

Conferences without screens

I've thought long and hard. Why do I like holidays so much? It's not because of the sun, snow, or après-ski, but the fact I'm...

Amsterdam a top destination for 2013

Amsterdam has been named the second hottest destination in the world to visit in 2013 according to Lonely Planet. The annual list is compiled based...

Podium perils

I went to a lot of meetings this autumn as an advisor to the organiser, as a guest, or as a speaker.  Some conferences had...

Maastricht Health Campus will focus on conventions

The Maastricht Health Campus will be the enabler of new conventions in Maastricht. The project Conventioncity+ has been created for this. The project should lead...

Golden Palm in the conference world

As I'm writing this I'm in a hotel named Can Garden Beach.  I'm reading nu.nl on my iPad and it says that this year, the...

Amsterdam RAI posts €134 million profit

Amsterdam RAI, Hollands leading meeting venue, hailed a ‘good’ performance in 2011 - despite a fall in profits and a dip in income from corporate...

Maastricht selected to host the 2013 Risk Management Forum

Maastricht is selected to host the 2013 Risk Management Forum of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), with an expected 1,500 participants. Florence...