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.

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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.

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Meet me at #IMEX13 and win a trip to Holland

Are you counting the last hours as I am? Only two days left until IMEX America 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 this year: my Holland crew has decided to offer you a trip to Holland.  In this post I will explain a little more about the contest and the prize.

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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 IMEX 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 IMEX America 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’.

Prizes

The first prize is a trip to Holland for two people, including flight with KLM (economy class), 3 nights in a Suite of Sofitel Legend The Grand in Amsterdam plus breakfast. You will receive two tickets for the Rijksmuseum, so that you can discover the Dutch masterpieces yourself. My friends from ITBholland would also like to show you the lovely city of Amsterdam on a guided tour.
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 at IMEX America. Will you come?

Meet me and my crew at IMEX America

Just a few days to go before the international meeting and event industry will gather in Las Vegas for IMEX 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.

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Euro Party with my friends

I’d love to welcome you for the Holland Happy Hour with Dutch beer and bites. Chat to other meeting planners or let me introduce you to my dear friends and partners. Check the list below for my crew members in 2013.

Conference Venue
Amsterdam RAI

Hotels
Accor Hotels The Netherlands
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Hotels van Oranje
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam
Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague

DMC
ITB Holland

Regional Convention Bureau
The Hague Marketing

Will I meet you in Vegas?

I’d love to welcome you at my Holland booth (No. 2216). 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. Check my previous blogpost to learn more about the contest.

          

 

Best shots from the UK Meetings Show 2013

I hope that you are fully recovered from the busy trade show days in London. I think it’s time to look back at a great time with many great people. Here is my personal selection photo selection from the UK Meetings Show. Which one is your favourite?

Tag yourself and win!

Have we made a photo together? Then this is your chance to enter my competition on Facebook and win a copy of the book Into the Heart of Meetings by Eric de Groot en Mike van der Vijver. Check my Facebook album for the instructions.

I hope that you all have arrived home safely and comfortably. It would be great if we could meet again in Las Vegas or Barcelona this year. Will you be there? Please let me know!

Ready to add some orange to the UK Meetings Show?

I’m on my way to London and guess what I’m bringing? A big bucket with orange paint to add some colour to the UK Meetings Show. Will you be there? Be welcome at my Holland stand but watch out: I can’t wait to throw some paint at you. But if you just bring a second set of clothes, we will have a lot of fun together. As a reward you will receive a personal oranged-splashed foto to remind you of the show.

IMG_0184Did you know that the colour orange helps you lose focus from your beaten track and see things from another point of view? Perfect for a meeting that is ought to bringt creative solutions! The Dutch are famous for doing things a little different than the rest of the world (maybe that’s we have chosen orange as our colour). Maybe the Dutch way of thinking could inspire your meeting delegates? In London you can try to add some orange to your way of thinking.

Will I meet your there?

Best shots of #IMEX13 in Frankfurt

I hope that you are fully recovered from the busy trade show days in Frankfurt. I think it’s time to look back at a great time with many great people. Here is my personal selection of IMEX shots. Which one is your favourite?

I hope that you all have arrived home safely and comfortably. It would be great if we could meet again in London, Las Vegas or Barcelona this year. Will you be there? Please let me know!