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.
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.
Kim Jansen & Mark Severs
Mark and Kim are profound believers in designing relevant stories to create meaningful connections. A talent for concept development, storytelling and guest experience design brought them together and the wish to share this expertise with hoteliers led to SEVERS+JANSEN, The Hospitality Studio. With your ambition and today’s guests’ expectations in mind, Mark and Kim deliver your story with a hospitality heart to stand out in a competitive market.
Jacob de Graaff
Jacob graduated from the Hotelschool in 2000 and started a successful career at various hotels. In 2007 he decided to become an entrepreneur. Next to being the founder and owner of the Hotelvrijmibo concept, he started the recruitment platforms Hotelprofessionals.nl and MJ People. In 2013 he established Hotel Leaders Network, a networking event exclusively for leaders in the hotel industry.
Melle studied at the Hotelschool The Hague and graduated in 2009. During his successful career in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel he became one of the ambassadors for Hotelvrijmibo. In 2010, Melle became co-owner of Hotelvrijmibo and in 2011 he established the recruitment platforms Hotelprofessionals and MJPeople. Melle is also one of the founders of the the Hotel Leaders Network event.