Meet the Team

Both our teams in Amsterdam and Hong Kong consist of very experienced people. Our passion is to offer the best solution for your conference, event and trade-show and for your corporate event or promotional campaign.

Managing Director
Amsterdam

About me:

Father of two, one aged 22, the other 19. I love going for a walk with my wife and dog in the dunes and enjoy a good glass of wine after that. In the evening I like to cook and then discuss worldwide current affairs with all the family at the dinner table.

Why this position:

I have had a passion for products that fit with groups of people since 1989. Besides that, I am too pigheaded to go work for any boss!!!

Why MeetingLinq:

Following 15 years of being founder in 1989 of Parthen, in 2007 it I founded MeetingLinq because I wanted to apply my vision to serve my clients better through a clear project-focused approach and to offer high-quality products. I also wanted to focus on international expansion which resulted in establishing an office in Hong Kong in 2014 and in having a dedicated team for the Belgian market.


HONG KONG

Why MeetingLinq:

I am an experienced merchandiser who worked for a large American gift company. I am excited to work for MeetinLinq out of its Hong Kong office because it is relatively new and fast growing. I am also excited about the product range that MeetingLinq has on offer, especially the functional but cool looking items.

Why this Position:

A merchandiser is always facing the constant challenge, i.e. to ensure a good match between the demand from clients and supply-side on offer from factories and traders. Every challenge is a chance to improve myself.
I think it helps a lot that I speak Cantonese and Mandarin fluently, so that I can have effective communication with factories in China.

About me:

I like to play football with my friends at the weekend, which is fun and relaxing. Sometimes I go hiking through the Hong Kong highlands, enjoying the beautiful scenery and unexpected quiet and emptiness compared to downtown Hong Kong.

Lead Generator
Amsterdam

Why MeetingLinq:

After doing my internship at MeetingLinq I was given the opportunity to continue my work within the company.

Why this position:

Generating leads for the account managers is my core focus. Doing in depth market research allows me to gain more knowledge on the market each day.

About me:

Besides working at MeetingLinq I also study International Business & Mangement in Utrecht. I enjoy cooking for family and friends with a glass of wine or beer while having a good laugh. Twice a week I play football with my friends as some recreational activity.

Project manager
Amsterdam

About me:

Besides a hard worker, I am also a proud father of a daughter. My favourite hobbies are cooking for the family and playing football.

Why this position:

The job is versatile and offers new challenges every day. From a request to an order, from a problem to a solution you remain an important element in every process.

Why MeetingLinq:

MeetingLinq is a fun and commercial company with considerable product experience; it is used at conferences, trade shows and events. Like a spider in a web, MeetingLinq makes sure that everything is arranged to the last detail.

Lead Project manager
Hong Kong

About me:

Enthusiastic, resourceful, social and ambitious. I love travelling and socializing, good friendships and I appreciate quality time with my family. To take time for each other in the hasty Netherlands and in the mobile culture in Hong Kong, or discovering a new country with unfamiliar culture, these things make me happy.

Why this position:

The products appeal to me, you can be creative. It’s always a challenge to get the products on time, in accordance with all wishes of the customer and all requirements of The Netherlands. The link between the two cultures and between purchasing and selling remains a challenge and makes every day exciting and different.

Why MeetingLinq:

After enjoying a good customer relationship with MeetingLinq for about 7 years, we have moved our cooperation to a higher level and Paul has asked me to help the opening of the MeetingLinq office in Hong Kong. For me it is a super challenge in a nice company with nice products and enthusiastic colleagues!

Project manager
Amsterdam

Why this position:

What I like most in my job is that no day is like another. One moment I am guiding a project, the next I take part in a brainstorm session to generate cool ideas for our customers.

Why MeetingLinq:

The quality and service I have experienced at MeetingLinq make me expect we can have an during and pleasant co-operation together.

Account manager
Amsterdam

About me:

Guitar player, photographer, enjoying the good things in life. I love cooking and then feasting with a group of friends and/or family, enjoying a glass of good wine.

Why this position:

I enjoy advising people in making the right choice for a product that fits the occasion or is suitable for the event.

Why MeetingLinq:

A nice and professional team, led by an inspiring, curly-haired “foreman”, working for great customers!

I also enjoy the freedom for personal growth and development. Together our team is building up a nice, smooth organisation that keeps on growing.

Account manager
Amsterdam

Why this position:

It is a multi-faceted and challenging position, because every interaction with people is unique. The result of a meeting can never be predicted. I enjoy the personal contact with people during my work.

Why MeetingLinq:

MeetingLinq is down-to-earth, international, has built up experience in many years, and knows what is going on in the world of congress, tradeshow or event supplies. We almost always reach the target we set.

Project manager
Amsterdam

Why this position:

It is a multi-faceted and challenging position. It offers me many opportunities to interact with people and a chance to create wonderful products for clients!

Why MeetingLinq:

Because this is a company with a vision, great customers and a very nice team!

Bookkeeper
Amsterdam

Why this position:

For a small organisation it is of vital importance to regularly check the costs and benefits. An up-to-date bookkeeping is essential for that. It is a pleasure to keep the paperwork well-organised and to supply management with current figures at all times.

Why MeetingLinq:

I have been doing the bookkeeping for MeetingLinq since 2008. It is a nice and dynamic organisation, where a self-employed person like me can feel totally at home.

Account manager Belgium
Amsterdam

About me:

I am a mother of two boys (14 and 16 y.o.). I live at the most southern edge of The Netherlands in Zeeuws Vlaanderen. Therefore I am very close to my customers in Belgium. I enjoy nice food, cooking, running, reading a good book, the sun, sleeping in, good company, autumn leaves, a clean bed, new shoes, the smell of fresh coffee, and lots of other small things. I am enthusiast, positive, passionate, and a bit pigheaded.

Why this position:

Challenging, dynamic, people-oriented, constructive.

Why MeetingLinq:

Because it is a company with a vision, a good and open structure and a great team!

Project manager
Amsterdam

Why this position:

This is a varying and challenging job, in which I find new obstacles ready for me to clear up every day.

Why MeetingLinq:

Before MeetingLinq started, I worked for Paul in another company. I enjoyed this co-operation so much, that I gladly accepted the invitation to start working in his company MeetingLinq. We have a great team and nice customers to work with.