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.

Commercial Director
Amsterdam

About me:

Proud father of 2 independent daughters, married for over 25 years and ‘father’ of the many animals in and around our house. This forms my solid foundation so that I can put a lot of energy into my work.
I love diving, music, good wine with good friends and try to exercise regularly.

Why MeetingLinq:

After more than 20 years of experience as a supplier and producer of business gifts and a number of years of traveling in Eastern Europe in the same job, I am very happy to be able to use all the experiences to better serve the customers and the Meetinglinq team even better.

Junior Project Manager
Amsterdam

Why MeetingLinq:

I enjoy the diversity in tasks and working together with a knowledgeable team that can teach me a lot.

Why this position:

Since June I am a Junior Project Manager at Meetinglinq. I approached MeetingLinq because the company seemed interesting to me.

About me:

My name is Ilse Podt, 24 years old, from the east side of The Netherlands but have been living in the west for 1,5 years now. When I am not working I enjoy going to festivals, read a book, listen to music, watch a movie and hang out with my friends.

Logistics Manager
Amsterdam

Why MeetingLinq:

On the first interview I’ve got the feeling that this is the company where I can learn a lot from young professionals around me and especially from our leader that seems to have an answer to every question.

Why this position:

I am working in Logistics for quit some time now and know all the procedures so this was a great opportunity for me to learn something new and get more experience that will always come handy.

About me:

Always on the run ,enjoying life, volunteering, playing any kind of sport with a ball and rock climbing, love to be in the outdoors taking a walk with my dog or just enjoying the beautiful Dutch scenery.

Project Manager
Amsterdam

Why MeetingLinq:

In this type of business customer relation and being a reliable partner are the most important things there is. Meetinglinq gives me the opportunity to be that reliable partner and gives me the chance to provide the best customer service I can give.

Why this position:

What I like about this job is that I’m constantly under pressure to catch the most impossible deadlines. I perform best when I’m under a lot of pressure and stress.
But what I like the most in this job the contact with my customers. I strive for the best customer service because there is nothing better than receive feedback that they are very happy.

Project manager
HONG KONG

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International Account Manager
Amsterdam

About me:

I’m 29 years old and live nearby Amsterdam. Besides working at MeetingLinq I love to hang out with friends and having a good time.
Once work is done, I just love to enjoy the good things in life, such as having a nice dinner, sports and music. In my free time I play soccer, tennis and I’m also DJ-ing.
Furthermore, I’m always in for a dance and a good party!

Why this position:

I was looking for a challenging job, where I can travel and use different languages.
For about 5 years I lived in Switzerland and due to my current job as International Account Manager, I have the opportunity to often go back and visit other nice countries. Of course, I can always combine my business trips with private activities as well. The thing I love the most about this job, is to be in direct contact with the clients and to provide solutions to make them happy! I’m driven by happy customers and always looking for partnerships instead of “selling”.

Why MeetingLinq:

It’s a small company with a clear vision and mission. On the other hand MeetingLinq is very international and professional, which I like very much.
I also like to work closely together with “father” Paul. He has been in this business for many years and I can still learn a lot from him.


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.

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.