The Amsterdam Convention Bureau has appointed Dennis Speet (pictured below) as its new director of meetings & conventions.
Speet previously worked for many years at the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), including in the role of COO and CEO.
Geerte Udo, CEO of amsterdam&partners (the umbrella organisation that contains the Amsterdam Convention Bureau) added: “We are very pleased that Dennis is going to fill this position and will strengthen our organisation.
“With his extensive international experience and network, he will play an important role in profiling Amsterdam with the team in collaboration with our partners as a sustainable and innovative conference city. The focus is on attracting conferences that add value to the city along with its entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions, residents and companies.
“Dennis will succeed Claudia Wehmeijer, who over the past three years has played an important role to attract and link several congresses to the metropolis. Claudia also founded the convention bureau and initiated the recently approved 2021-2024 Conference Plan and we thank her for her enormous commitment to the project and company.”