Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre has further synchronised its commercial activities with client and market requirements. The RAI division that oversees the multifunctional complex near the Amsterdam Zuidas business district has divided its commercial activities into Organiser Services, Exhibitor Services and Visitor Services.
The new Organiser Services department is a merger of the former Business Development and Account Management. Former commercial manager Ilko Tonen is the manager of Organiser Services. Erik Takes, who has more than nine years of experience at ACS Audiovisual Solutions, has been appointed manager of the Business Development department.
Erik Tangelder is the new manager of Exhibitor Services and Visitor Services. Tangelder is the former manager of RAI Hotel and Travel Service, and his position there has been filled by Bart van der Heijden, who has been active in various roles at Amsterdam RAI for the last years. Commercial director Maurits van der Sluis has final responsibility for all the commercial activities of the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.
In addition to organising 25 exhibitions of its own, Amsterdam RAI annually facilitates over 500 events including exhibitions, conferences, corporate events and other niche occasions organised in the halls and conference centre. The multifunctional conference centre is also hired out for theatre productions under the name RAI Theatre. The Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre is responsible for ensuring the best possible accommodation for these events.