Monday, May 8, 2023
Meetingselect announces the appointment of Jeroen de Hooge as Program Director Global Events. Jeroen brings more than 17 years of experience in events, strategy, and project management to his role with Meetingselect’s global team. As Events Director, Jeroen will oversee the further growth and expansion of the corporate events within Meetingselect.
After graduating from Hotelschool The Hague back in 2002, he worked his way up the corporate ladder. Starting his career at Smit & Dorlas Koffiebranders, where he was responsible for maintaining the existing customer portfolio and acquiring new customers, he quickly moved on to work at Fletcher Hotels. This is the largest hotel chain in the Netherlands and Jeroen spent his time building up the entire commercial department, in addition to managing various teams and being involved in the takeover and integration of approximately 52 hotels.
After some years, he left Fletcher to join BCD travel, a company for smart travel management, as Head of Sales to eventually become Country Director the Netherlands within 7 years. He focused on strategic meeting management, coaching, and business development before returning to Fletcher Hotels as Director Corporate Sales. He oversaw the corporate Business Unit and was a member of the Leadership team for over 3 years. Now, he has a proven track record in building, managing, and coaching (commercial) teams and we’re very proud to have him join our team!
Jeroen’s work with Meetingselect will cover the full scope of corporate events, with an immediate focus on the short- and long-term event projects on a global scale. He will lay emphasis on both the existing relationships with event bookers and suppliers in the international market and potential new users and partners. He will also bring attention to commercial and marketing areas in the program of Global Events.
Beginning his role as Program Director Global Events, he mentioned, “First of all, I am very happy with this new role and challenge within Meetingselect. I’ve known and followed Meetingselect for many years, so I am very excited to be on this journey. We see a huge demand for events, thus extensive opportunities for clients and partners. Also, for (global) events, Meetingselect will offer exceptional technology and value-added services, which provide unparalleled value to our users”.
Martin Bergonje, CEO of Meetingselect BV, shared, “We’re delighted to announce Jeroen de Hooge as Program Director Global Events at Meetingselect. We’re branching out on a global scale, which is why Jeroen’s contribution is imperative. Jeroen’s experience in the industry, building and leading various teams, his creativity, vision, and power to network will be essential in this new role.”