VINCENT VAN DIJK

VINCENT VAN DIJK

Vincent is a trend forecaster and partner at HBMEO, marketing agency for food & hospitality. He advises companies and governments on what we are going to eat, drink, and think in the future, as well as writing trend columns for various magazines.

Vincent has always been intrigued by hotels and wrote a book about his search for hospitality in 365 hotels in Amsterdam. He is currently researching the future of the industry by testing various innovations in the hotel room of the future, a living lab in the centre of Amsterdam.

SANDER ALLEGRO

SANDER ALLEGRO

Hospitality and innovation are the two key themes in Sander’s career which he spends in consultancy (Allegro INNovations) and in education (Hotelschool The Hague). A consultant on hospitality strategy and innovation, Sander has carried out strategic assignments for leading corporations. He also serves on various committees and boards, is a regular keynote speaker and is a columnist in the two leading Dutch hospitality magazines.
JACOB DE GRAAFF

JACOB DE GRAAFF

The so-called ‘brain’ behind Hotelvrijmibo is Jacob de Graaff (1975). Jacob graduated from the Hotelschool The Hague in 2000 and followed a successful career path at various hotels, like the InterContinental in Miami, the Eden Hotel Group, and the Radisson SAS in Amsterdam. In 2007 he decided to lift his career to the next level and became an entrepreneur.

Next to being the founder and owner of the Hotelvrijmibo concept, Jacob is – together with his business partner Melle Pegman – owner of Hotelprofessionals.nl, the leading job site for hotel vacancies. In 2013 Hotel Leaders Network was founded, a networking platform exclusively for leaders in the hotel industry: general managers, hotel managers, CEO’s and regional directors. Their agency MJ People, focuses on recruitment and selection on a management level for the hospitality industry and hotel industry.

WILLEM VAN DER ZEE

WILLEM VAN DER ZEE

Willem & Too is born out of a genuine people leader’s conviction to define concepts at the business that speak of collaboration, collective success, and a ‘never quit’ attitude. Willem van der Zee embodies innovative and personalized hospitality. He has helped numerous leading global hospitality, lifestyle, and travel companies streamline and optimize their vital business aspects like Operations Management, Asset Management, and People Management.

A pragmatic decision-maker, he puts passion and perseverance into the process to accomplish the set goals. He is a disruptive leader - driven by results, driven towards objectives, and driven with unflinching focus.

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