Royal recognition for Hans Bakker on leaving RAI Amsterdam

A special farewell-welcome ceremony was held on Thursday 28 April 2016 at the RAI as 750 external and internal guests celebrated the ongoing vitality of RAI Amsterdam and said goodbye to its CEO Hans Bakker after 14 years at the helm. Bakker received a royal distinction from the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan in recognition of his personal services to society.

The ceremony also saw a symbolic handing over of the keys to the RAI to the two new members of the statutory board, Paul Riemens (CEO) and Maurits van der Sluis (COO). The varied programme of song, dance, film, music and speeches was produced by MCI and ACS.

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