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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...