Roelf H. de Boer appointed supervisory board chairman

The supervisory board of RAI Amsterdam BV has a new chairman. Roelf H. de Boer (65), who chaired the RAI Association until mid-2014, has a wide-ranging administrative and political experience in fields such as logistics, transportation, healthcare and the automotive sector.
He succeeds Hans Vermeulen, who has served on the board for seven years. The simultaneous reappointment until 2019 of John van der Steen means that the supervisory board of RAI Amsterdam BV will now consist of Roelf de Boer (chair), Ferry Houterman, Shula Rijxman and John van der Steen.

The RAI recently published its successful annual results for 2014. In addition to enjoying the best operating result in the last 15 years, the international exhibition and convention company also welcomed a record number of exhibitors, while the continued growth of international events made a significant contribution to the overall success. The economic impact of RAI Amsterdam on the city and the metropolitan region also continues to grow. Research bureau Ecorys estimated in 2014 that every euro spent on events at the RAI generates a flow of seven euros to the greater Amsterdam region. This makes the RAI a powerful engine for business tourism in Amsterdam.

Meaningful encounters
The opening of the new Amtrium building in June 2015 and the announced construction of a multi-storey car park and the RAI Hotel will confirm RAI Amsterdam.
’s leading position among European convention centres. These new facilities will give the RAI plenty of new opportunities to maintain and continuously expand this position in the coming years, allowing it to focus even more on its core task of organising and facilitating meaningful encounters between people, and creating real added value.

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