Amsterdam

Amsterdam welcomes return of in-person business events

Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, and deputy mayor, Victor Everhardt, kicked off the return of business events to the city at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, 26 August. The mayor and deputy mayor were joined by Paul Riemens, RAI CEO, and Tracey Davies, president of Money 20/20, a key event hosted at the venue for the payments fintech and financial services industry, as they officially opened...

Dutch dynamism gives head-start to events reopening

The event sector is reopening and the EU Digital Covid Certificate is set to make travels and events in the EU much easier. This is the sentiment expressed by RAI Amsterdam, international organiser and Amsterdam’s largest conference and exhibition venue, following the reopening of the Dutch event sector on 1 July. This reopening was assisted through the holding of successful pilot events organised...

From event organiser…to data company

Bas Dalm, director commerce RAI Amsterdam, talks to CMW about the opportunities of online and hybrid events.   Every organisation has experienced the impact of coronavirus, but there are few whose empty agenda has so much impact on an entire city. RAI Amsterdam started 2020 with the forecast that it would have the best year ever, yet came to a complete standstill. Bas Dalm, director of commer...

Amsterdam Convention Bureau appoints new director

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 ...