Meet the Dutch at EIBTM and win a trip to Holland

Are you counting the last hours as I am? Only two days left until EIBTM 2013 opens the doors to the show floor and I’m so excited to meet many old and new friends again. This week I tried to make a lot of buzz to inform you all about the prize you can win at our booth. After we created so many great masterpieces during IMEX America, we are hungry for more. Therefore my Holland crew has decided to offer a trip to Holland again for the best EIBTM Masterpiece.

Jane Loshakova

Let’s create a masterpiece

Holland is the home of many remarkable artistic talents. Great master like, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer have changed the world of art with their paintings. During EIBTM 2013 we offer you the unique opportunity to create a masterpiece yourself by taking a picture of you and me. For hosted buyers, this picture is the ticket to enter the Facebook competition.

Tag and WIN!

After your visit, you will receive a card with all instructions to join the competition. As a first step, I invite you to visit my Facebook page. Find the photo we took together in the album EIBTM 2013 and tag yourself. To win the first prize you need help. Ask all your friends, colleagues and family members to like your photo. The prize is yours, if you get the most ‘Likes’.


The first prize is a trip to Holland for two people, including flight with KLM (economy class), 3 nights at Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre plus breakfast. You will receive two tickets for the Rijksmuseum, so that you can discover the Dutch masterpieces yourself. The top ten participants will receive their photo on a canvas, as a personal take-home masterpiece.

Will I see you in Vegas?

Check my previous blogpost to get an impression of what you can expect from your trip to Holland. It would be great to meet you at my booth during EIBTM. Will you come?

Meet the Dutch at EIBTM 2013

Counting down the final hours until the international meeting and event industry will gather in Barcelona for EIBTM 2013. I am really looking forward to meet you all, so just watch out for my orange suit and make sure that the Holland Meeting Point lies on your direction. We have prepared some orange special for you. The best news is: you can win a trip to Holland.

Facebook Holland EIBTM Blog

This year I would like to introduce you to some special friends: all my friends and partners from seaside resort Noordwijk will join me at my booth. They are planning to throw a beach party on Wednesday 20th of November from 17.00 to 19.00 at the Holland booth H10. Would you like to revive the summer? Then join us, and don’t forget to bring your friends.

Of course a lot of other Dutch hospitality experts will join me too. Check out my favourite suppliers:

Regional Convention Bureaus

Destination Management Companies

Convention Centres

Hotel Chains

Individual Hotels

Special venues

Travel Solutions

Will I meet you in Barcelona?

I’d love to welcome you at the Holland booth (H10). Let’s take a picture together to create a real Dutch masterpiece, which will enable you to become the lucky winner of an awesome trip to Holland. Keep an eye on my blog: on Sunday I will tell you more about it.

Where and when will I meet you this year? My event schedule for 2013

It was fun meeting all of you people in 2012. I hope to see you again this year. Check my event schedule for 2013 and pay me a vist in Frankfurt, London, Vegas or Barcelona. I am happy to welcome you at the Holland Meeting Point. Experience Dutch hospitality and get in touch with my Dutch partners. I can help you to find the right match for your own meetings.

27 – 29 January, MPI European Meetings & Events Conference

The Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) in Montreux is MPI’s European conference for meeting and event professionals. EMEC provides participants with a successful combination of innovative business-focused education, inspirational ideas and exceptional networking opportunities. I will tag along with the MPI Netherlands chapter and will be participating on Monday.

Blog Holland MPI EMEC Logo 2013

21 – 23 May, IMEX Frankfurt

Whether you are from an agency, are a corporate or association buyer, organise events as part of your business travel or marketing remit – at IMEX all important players of the meeting industry come together. In times of economic change IMEX might offer you inspirational answers to critical questions within the meeting industry.

Blog Mr Holland Event Schedule IMEX Frankfurt

9 – 11 July, The Meetings Show UK

The Meetings Show UK is a major new event for the UK meeting industry offering an unrivalled platform of inbound and outbound business and bringing together the heart of the meetings community. The hosted buyer programme will identify influential buyers, the education programme will be devised by a panel of leading industry figures. We can expect interesting content and great networking opportunities.

Blog Mr Holland Event Schedule Meetings Show UK

15 – 17 October, IMEX USA

IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions. The show runs the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,400 qualified buyers, including convention and visitor bureaus, national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more.

Blog Mr Holland Event Schedule IMEX America

19-21 November, EIBTM Barcelona

EIBTM is the leading international event in the European meetings and incentives industry and provides a valuable networking and business forum. On average, EIBTM attracts 5,000 industry buyers of which over 2,000 are top level decision makers bought to the event as part of its Hosted Buyer Programme. For anyone organising events, conferences or business travel, EIBTM allows them to meet over 2,500 exhibitors under one roof.

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Please let me know…

…which of these events are you planning to attend this year?

Let me sing for you at #EIBTM : what’s your favourite song?

Only 2 days to go and we will see each other at EIBTM in Barcelona, right? And as you might know, I love to sing too. Together with my band, I will be performing live during the Happy Hours at the Holland Meeting Point (J300).

Today me and my band were reviewing our playlist. And that’s when we started wondering what your favourite song is. Please let us know and, if it’s within our capabilities, we will play it esspecially for you!

What to expect?

Of course I will playing my own song “Loosen up!”:

And you know I live the Beatles too:

Sharing is caring!

Now, maybe you don’t have a favourite song you want me to play, but your friends or colleagues might have one. So please spread the word and help me create the best playlist you have ever heard!

Add impact to your meetings & events, add some orange: Come to Holland at #EIBTM

Next week we will meet at EIBTM in Barcelona. I will show you that it’s amazing what orange can do. Add Holland’s national colour and see what happens. It adds fresh thinking and new insights to business meetings. It makes every business event unique and also, meeting in this small country has three big advantages:

  1. Holland is a compact country
  2. Holland is easily accessible and
  3. Holland is an inspirational country

Why is that?

Experience the impact of orange: get splashed!

Find out how a little bit of orange can make a difference. This is not
only true for business meetings, but also for the photo I would like to take with you.I’ll bring my bucket of orange paint and will throw it right at you (see examples from IMEX America).

To compensate for the scare, I will give you some funny orange splash frames. Select a photo showing a pleasant personal memory, then add this picture to the orange splash frame, stick both onto a wall, fridge orwhatever. And behold: your photo has more impact.

Meet the Dutch at #EIBTM : Make an appointment!

As you know, I was first introduced to the international meeting buyer community at last year’s EIBTM in Barcelona.This year, stand J300 will be my home, and your Holland Meeting Point during EIBTM. Be sure to check out my live performance during our Happy Hours at 17:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I will be joined by representatives of 33 of the finest Dutch convention centres, special venues, meeting hotels and hotel chains, regional convention bureaus, destination management companies and other service providers, such as Skyteam (KLM-AirFrance and partners). The venues cover the best of what Holland has to offer, in all geographical areas, ranging from very old historic buildings to state-of-the-art modern facilities. We even have a former cruise vessel that is now a trendy hotel and meeting venue.

The destination experts from five major cities and the best destination management companies will help you to create the best circumstances for your next meeting, and will make sure that the logistics run seamlessly.

Appointment system : really easy!

If you are going to the EIBTM in Barcelona from 27 through 29 November, do visit the EIBTM website to find out about all the show and the benefits for attendees.

To be sure of an appointment, please use the EIBTM pre-scheduled appointment system to book your slot, or contact me directly to set up an appointment. With so many friends present, there must be someone at the Holland Meeting Point (stand J300) that can help you with your next meeting:

Regional Convention Bureaus

Destination Management Companies

Convention Centres

Hotel Chains

Individual Hotels

Special venues

Travel Solutions

Keep in touch with the Dutch

As you know, I am here to make it easy for you to keep in touch with the Dutch. Just contact me via any of my online channels and I will help you out!