IBTM World 2015 recap: Barcelona was twisted!

This year, IBTM World in Barcelona wasn’t only buzzing, it was also twisting! Orange Twisting, to be exact. 37 of my partners joined me at the Holland stand in Barcelona this year to twist the trade floor. And, to tell meeting planners and event professionals from all around the world how to add an Orange Twist to their meeting.

The Orange Twist

Not only Team Holland did the Orange Twist, a lot of you did as well. I’m not sure if there was something in the Spanish water, but you showed me some serious dance moves. The competition to become IBTM World’s best dancer is going to be a tough one.

Win a 4-day trip to Holland for 2

On my Facebook page you can find all the Orange Twist videos from IBTM World. Head on over there, look for your video (or your friend’s or colleague’s) and vote for it. To increase your chances of winning that fantastic trip to Holland, simply share the video on your own Facebook page to get even more votes. The dancer with the most votes wins the trip – it’s as simple as that. So share your twist and become IBTM World’s best dancer!

The Orange Twist winner will be announced on December 2 on my Facebook and Twitter page – so make sure you’re following me there!

Team Holland wins ‘Best Stand Personnel 2015’ award

On Wednesday the IBTM World team suprised us at the Holland stand to award Team Holland the prize for ‘Best Stand Personnel 2015’. What an honour! I am incredibly proud of our fantastic Team Holland.

A picture says more than a thousand words

Sometimes a picture really does say more than a thousand words. So without further ado, here is an impression from my time at IBTM World in Barcelona. Team Holland and I had a great time. Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us. See you at IBTM World 2016!



IMEX America 2015 recap: it’s all about the #OrangeTwist

Wow, has it really been a week already since IMEX America? I think I can still feel that Orange Twist in my legs. And even though we all know the saying ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ I’d like to share some of my personal IMEX America experiences with you.

Team Holland

This year 15 of my Dutch partners came all the way from Holland to Las Vegas with me. Each and every one of them played a big part in making IMEX America such a big success for Team Holland. We had more than 700 visitors at the Holland booth in just three days. Incredible!

Did you do the Orange Twist?

I actually know you a lot of you did, because I have video proof! Thanks to all of you for coming to the Holland booth and not only talking to my partners to find out how to give your next event the Orange Twist, but also actually doing the Orange Twist with me! I had so much fun that I went on twisting until the very end and it was such a great way to re-connect with old and make new friends.

Don’t forget to vote for the best Orange Twist

Head over to my Facebook page and vote for the best twister of IMEX America. Or if you did the Orange Twist, share your video on your own Facebook page and try to get as many votes as possible. The dancer with the most votes will win a fantastic 4-day trip to Holland. The winner will be announced on November 2nd!


It is my great pleasure to share the winning Orange Twist video from IMEX America with you! If you recognise yourself in the video, please send me a private message onmy Facebook page so that I can get in touch with you regarding your prize: a fabulous 4-day trip to Holland!


And as if doing all that twisting wasn’t exercise enough, some of my Team Holland friends and I decided to get up bright and early on day 2 to participate in the 2nd IMEXrun. Have you ever run 5k over an (almost) empty Las Vegas strip? Well, me neither! As it turns out I accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up running just short of 5k. But, that didn’t keep me from having lots of fun out there and adding some Orange to the mix. And I even won the Best Spirit Award! Where can I sign up for the next IMEXrun?

And last but not least…

Below I selected some impressions from my time at IMEX America Las Vegas. Team Holland and I had a fantastic time. See you in 2016!

The Meetings Show UK #TMS14 recap: enter the competition and win a trip to Holland

Wow, London you were great! Only one week ago we were meeting, taking selfies and cheering for Holland during the Meetings Show UK. I hope that you all are fully recovered from the awesome and exciting days. Back home I am flicking through all the cool pictures, with old and new friends. Since you all contributed to this unique experience, I want to share my favourite memories with you. Here are the best pictures of the Meetings Show UK 2014.

Don’t forget to tag your photo!
Are you one of the hosted buyers, who took a picture (masterpiece) with me at my Holland booth? Then you should visit my Facebook Page to tag yourself in our picture and participate in my photo contest. Call your friends to collect as many ‘Likes’ as you can. If your photo has the most ‘Likes’ on Monday July 21st 2014 (13:00 CET) you win a trip to Holland with KLM, stay at Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre and receive tickets to the Rijksmuseum. For instructions check the terms & conditions of this contest.