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The world’s smartest conference venues

CMW embarks on a globetrotting tour of some of the world’s smartest conference venues to find out what sets them apart, and how they stay on the cutting-edge. Stuart Wood reports.   What makes a venue ‘smart’? In this modern age, there are many ways we could define the innovations taking place in conference and congress centres around the globe. One thing is certain, however – venues are adap...

RAI Amsterdam had a turnover of €150m in 2018

RAI Amsterdam has released its financial results for the year 2018, demonstrating the best operating results since the venue’s establishment. Operating results were €15.5m, with a turnover of over €150m. More than 1.8 million people visited the venue in Amsterdam, or the RAI’s events abroad, in 2018. A total of 205 international events took place in the year, with new events including Money20/20 a...

Polishing Amsterdam’s pearl

Paul Colston meets the COO of RAI Amsterdam, Maurits Van de Sluis, who explains the venue’s new strategy, two years in the making. [hr gap=”30″] I met Maurits van der Sluis at RAI Amsterdam’s South Beach, just as the venue was hosting the AIDS2018 world congress. It was an event that showed off the full power of Holland’s flagship convention venue. However, as the chief operating offic...

AIDS2018 in Amsterdam has an important message for the world

This week has seen the AIDS2018 World Congress come to Amsterdam 23-27 July. 15,000 delegates were in attendance and the city of Amsterdam pulled out all the stops, branding the event from arrival at Schiphol airport. The city-wide campaign spread the important messages of the convention via exhibitions such as ‘I will speak, I will speak’ at the old stock exchange (Beurs van Berlage). The city ev...

Major boost for RAI Amsterdam as new €1.3bn metro line opens

After 15 years of construction and a €1.3bn investment, Amsterdam has finally opened one of the most high-tech Metro lines in the world. The new North/South Line 52 also now makes RAI Amsterdam one of the most easily accessible convention centre of any metropolitan city. The RAI Amsterdam is in close proximity to the city centre and fairly well served for public transport, with direct tram and bus...

Are you creative enough for the Event Industry Hackathon 2018?

RAI Amsterdam is hosting a ‘hackathon’ for the events industry on 31 October 2018. The event will bring together experts, scientists, students, and professionals, and get them collaborating to find creative solutions to common problems within the sector. RAI Amsterdam is accepting registrations for anyone who would like to participate. Send an email to welcome@rai.nlstating your position in the in...