So, the months flew by and 2013 is coming to an end already. Looking back, I can say, that it was an awesome year and I loved every day of it. I experienced four great trade shows, where I met many nice people and I had a cool holiday in Europe. Of course I’m really curious about what 2014 might bring. But before we open the champagne bottles to welcome the new year I’d love to share my favourite pictures of 2013 with you.
I started the year with a visit to the I amsterdam MICExperience, where I performed in the football stadium Amsterdam ArenA…
… and in the New Church of Amsterdam
I was invited to MPI EMEC in Montreaux, where I through a lot of orange paint.
It was a great year for Holland: the famous Rijksmuseum opened its doors again after 10 years of renovation.
The abdication of our Queen Beatrix was the news of the year. The whole country watched, how she passed the throne to her son Willem-Alexander.
You helped me to find a cool orange outfit for the great celebrations.
Everybody joined the orange madness on the streets the celebrate the last birthday party of our Queen.
The first trade show of the year: IMEX in Frankfurt.
I met a lot of meeting planners and we discussed the role of their job. This lead to the blogpost series #PlannersAre
Of course we had a great party!
In July I brought my orange paint bucket to the UK Meetings Show in London.
Okay, this time they got me 😉
I spent the rest of the summer in Europe and visited many other countries. This picture shows me in Germany in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Germany.
I also made an exciting cycling tour through the Alps in Austria.
In October it was IMEX time again. Welcome to Las Vegas!
While enjoying Dutch beer, I told you about our great Dutch masters.
Of course we also created our own masterpieces on the show floor. This girl made the most popular picture and won a trip to Holland.
Welcome to #EIBTM13 in Barcelona. Three great days are waiting for us!
The EIBTM Event Group awarded my crew for having the best stand personnel. I was so proud of us.
Of course we had the best party ever. It was so much fun to sing with you.
And another masterpiece. This man is the second lucky winner, who will visit my country.
Finally, I visited the Site Global Conference in Orlando.
The Holland crew and I say thank you for a great year 2013. We wish you happy holidays and hope to see you back next year.
So how do you feel about 2013? Are you satisfied? What are your goals for 2014? And most importantly: where and when will we meet next year? Have a nice New Year’s Eve!