After studying Facility Management I started working as a facilities manager at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. There, I quickly became fascinated by the conference and event trade and set up a commercial room rental department. After that, I was able to further develop the Doelen conference centre in Rotterdam and I was the managing director of 2 medium-sized theaters in the Netherlands for 10 consecutive years. I have been working at Beurs van Berlage for 18 years now in various positions and areas of responsibility. The Beurs van Berlage has become (besides my wife and family) my great love. It is my mission to give this beautiful building the place and attention it deserves. That combined with my passion for the international events profession makes me enter the Beurs van Berlage every day with great pleasure. In addition to my work at the Beurs, I am active as a board member in various sector organisations and partnerships.