Expert group


The Travel Congress is organised by Jaarbeurs, and is a joint initiative of Vakantiebeurs and ANVR Travel Tomorrow. The theme and programme have been developed in collaboration and consultation with our Expert Group.

Annemarie Ariesen

Business Owner Partnerships en BtoB Sales/Marketing/IT - NS International

“This is the conference you want to be at as a professional. The place where you meet old acquaintances and make new friends. The event where you get inspiration and can participate in thinking about developments and opportunities in our beautiful industry.”

Bastiaan Govers

Head of Sales, Marketing & E-commerce - Sawadee Reizen

“The Travel Congress is the place for OTAs, tour operators, independent travel advisors and other travel professionals to get ready from tomorrow’s rapidly changing travel world.”

Frank Oostdam

Chairman / Director ANVR

Isabel Mosk

Destination Marketing Strategist | Public Speaker | Tourism & Destination Marketing - Sherpa’s Stories

“The Travel Congress is the ultimate travel conference in the Netherlands, attended by parties from the width and breadth of the travel industry, who come here to discuss the present and the future of travel.”

Judith Eyck

Co founder -

Every year, the Travel Congress brings good discussions and responds to current issues. With the Expert Group, I can contribute to discussions and current events. In my view, it is important to play an active role in the development of knowledge in the travel industry. Especially for talent and inspiration!”

Lobke Elbers

Industry Specialist digitalization and technology in travel, tourism & hospitality - BUAS

‘’Travel Congress is the one stop update and travel conference at the start of the year to discuss the influence of society, technology and behavior on the future of travel. The changing traveler is where it all starts’’

Maureen van Houten

Programma / Project Manager, Jaarbeurs - Jaarbeurs

"Added value for now and in the future, that is my goal when it comes to content for the Travel Congress. Be inspired, amazed, learn and take the tools with you that you can apply within your own field of work the next day.”

Petra Kok

Head of External Communications & Spokesperson - TUI

“Sharing knowledge and inspiring each other is important, especially in an industry as badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the travel industry. I love sharing my expertise in the field of communication while learning from other experts in the industry. Participating at the Travel Congress as a visitor or expert is valuable.”

Saskia Griep

Managing Director -Better Places

The travel industry is facing enormous challenges. Will we continue as before or will we seize this crisis as an opportunity to shape travel in a different way? A way in which we all benefit, residents, visitors, the environment and entrepreneurs. This requires a lot of creativity and innovation. The Travel Congress is the ideal event to exchange views.”

Thecla Amoureus

Sales en Project manager Vakantiebeurs - Jaarbeurs

The past year and a half has made the travel industry realise more than once that we need to learn from each other how to make the industry different, better and more sustainable. At the Travel Congress, you will find the expertise, innovative ideas and sparring partners you need to be prepared for the future and for that reason you cannot afford to miss it.”

Wieke Vrielink

Head of Marketing & Customer Experience - Schiphol

“Travelling and discovering new places makes a person happy. And not even the Coronavirus can stop us wanting to explore the world. The way in which we travel and explore is different for everyone and will certainly change in the future. All this is driven in particular by consumer awareness of sustainability and natural technology, that allows us to offer consumers more and more convenience, comfort and inspiration.”

Emilie Hagendoorn

Responsible Tourism & Market Access | Owner Green Heart Tourism - Greenhart Tourism

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