Michael Crimp – CEO of IBC

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) has been coming to Amsterdam for over 20 years. CEO Michael Crimp explains why. “The initial attractions are still there. It is a very open and multicultural city; it has got fantastic international connections. The language of our business, and one that is spoken very widely and very well in Amsterdam, is English. The RAI is a well-positioned facility with a good team of people, and the City is working hard to understand that we’ve got a long-term sustainable business and we want long-term relationships.” Read more about IBC's success in Amsterdam.

Paula Barkay – Administrative Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Centre, London

“The Neuropsychoanalysis Association congress committee chose Amsterdam for the wonderful local support we have there. It is a beautiful city, friendly and culturally very rich; lastly, it is easily accessible by train from other European capitals, and by plane from all over the world. The support from Amsterdam Marketing is friendly and constructive – altogether very helpful. I recommend them enthusiastically; other cities should use it as their model.”

Chelsea Thomas – Congress Account Manager for EuroPRevent 2014

What made you decide to choose Amsterdam for the EuroPRevent Congress in May 2014?
“To me Amsterdam is one of the best cities in Europe in terms of delivery and everything that they might have provided in the past and even for this conference. I think that the results are the clients. And the clients have been incredibly content with what they have seen and experienced.”

How was your experience with the services of Amsterdam Marketing?
“I was lucky to work with Amsterdam Marketing as I found them helpful and knowledgeable. They go one step beyond and they are always ready to assist with any the last minute needs.”

Ben Hainsworth – Congress Manager for the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013

What made you decide to choose Amsterdam for the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology in August 2013?
“The role in life science and cardiology in particular is one of the main reasons. And certainly the reason why we come back. Amsterdam has always been a reference point as a conference city, which is why we are so glad to come back. It is really a city that has everything you need for a conference. We come along and feel at home here.”

How was your experience with the services of Amsterdam Marketing?
“Amsterdam Marketing is a key player in promoting the congress to the delegates via materials, brochures and films. They've helped us to find hotels, venues for social events, suppliers and are a real ambassador for the city.”