Networking in the Hospitality B2B MICE
Linkedin - It all started for me in 2009. First I made connections with people I knew, then with those I met and later I expanded that to people in the industries I was active in. I still do the latter with full dedication. In the Hospitality Industry, my B2B network and my network in the Travel Industry, especially in the MICE is large. I am reaping the benefits of that especially now and want to share it with you.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
My first adventures took place on the island of Terschelling, an island in the north of the Netherlands. The sea, the dunes, forests, the campsite, and flying kites on the dune tops until dark. I dreamed about far unexplored places whilst kiting.
Going alone to the big city of Rotterdam. Went during my military service a lot to Germany and even Belgium. After that I went for a long time to Canada, Vancouver and region, and to my family on Vancouver Island. Later on in life I went a few times on several holidays to southern European countries like Spain and France. And then I got into the MICE business.
I have always dreamed of adventures and traveling. Due to circumstances it was sometimes difficult or impossible to go or plan a trip. Actually, I'm not much of a planner of my agenda, sometimes something just comes at you. Just like that.. Of course I keep a business agenda, I stick to my meetings if I give you my word..
No, I mean that spontaneous idea, looking for a country, next a destination, then a hotel and when you get there you check for a few activities. Just on the spot you decide what you like and don't.
From this April I have been working on a dream, an idea and have been working out a plan. It took me two months. 'EventHeartFinder' is the name of the project. I am proud that I worked out the project fairly quickly into an excellent plan. This month is going to be exciting. Determine the financing, the establishment and the start. Fingers crossed.
I'm really looking forward to it. And it is going to be really good, I promise you. An asset and innovation to the market and Hospitality, Travel and MICE Industry. With the same stakeholders.