I was for over 8 years responsable for the promotion of The Netherlands to attrack International Scientific Congresses, running for 8 years a leading PCO full service Bureau (HOC) in The Hague and 15 years a.o.all scientific Congresses and Events of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam.
Also being Council member, treasure,president and lecturer of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers .
Over 30 years expert knowledge in headlines on:
- Organizing small and large national and international meetings, exhibitions and events
- Venue sourcing
- Site inspection
- Conference bid support
- Budgeting and financial management
- PCO Office structure
I also organised workshops on behalf of Corporate Travel Managers Associations (CORTAS)
On Strategic Meeting Management SMM within Travel management
M2C2 in short
Started in 1981 at the Netherlands Convention Bureau as International Marketing Manager; Became MD of Holland Organising Centre, a PCO company based in The Hague in 1988;
Took the new role as Manager International Affairs, Congresses Post Academic Education at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in 1996
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