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Prominent international patient care conference comes to Utrecht for first time

Utrecht (NL), 11 June 2024: The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, which attracts 3,000 visitors annually, will be coming to Utrecht for the first time in 2025. Participants from around the world will gather at Royal Jaarbeurs to share knowledge and inspiration on patient care improvement initiatives. Taking place from May 21 to 23, this is one of the largest conferences for healthcare and care professionals dedicated to improving patient care. Securing this prestigious event is the first result of a targeted acquisition strategy by the Utrecht Convention Alliance as the city and region demonstrates its commitment to attracting leading international conferences.
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Future Facade: new European trade event for the facade industry at Royal Jaarbeurs

Royal Jaarbeurs has announced a new biennial trade event in spring 2025 for the European facade industry: Future Facade. The quest to achieve a circular facade industry requires international knowledge sharing and cooperation. Complementing an existing portfolio of trade fairs in the building sector that includes BouwBeurs, VSK and DigiBouw, Royal Jaarbeurs is launching this new event in partnership with the European Facade Network (EFN), TU Delft and TU Darmstadt. Future Facade will bridge the gap between knowledge and practice, with themes such as digitalisation, industrialisation and circularity taking centre stage. TU Delft, TU Darmstadt and EFN will also organise an international conference on the topic of circularity in the facade industry to run simultaneously with the trade fair. Future Facade will take place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 May 2025 in Royal Jaarbeurs.
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Utrecht fully committed to attracting leading international congresses

Putting Utrecht on the map as the city and region to organise leading international conferences and trade shows. This is the goal of the Utrecht Congress Alliance of public and private partners. It will focus on attracting events which fit the positioning of the city as ‘Utrecht, Heart of Health’, and are in line with the regional themes of Life Sciences & Health, New Digital Society and Smart Sustainability. This will be the foundation of a targeted acquisition strategy over the coming years.
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Royal Jaarbeurs introduces Sustainability Pledge

Utrecht, 9 February 2024 - Royal Jaarbeurs is taking an ambitious step towards becoming Europe's most sustainable event organiser and facilitator by 2030. An ambition that can only be realised if forces are combined. This is why Jaarbeurs is introducing the Sustainability Pledge. By signing this Pledge, Jaarbeurs and its exhibitors promise to take their responsibility and make every effort to organise trade fairs as sustainably as possible. Today, the first exhibitors signed the Pledge during the biennial trade fair VSK 2024. Jaarbeurs is launching trade fairs in the construction and installation sector with the ambition of a circular BouwBeurs in 2027 and a circular VSK in 2028.
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Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs wins gold award for Best Congress Venue for second time in a row

Utrecht, 5 February 2024 - Royal Jaarbeurs today won the national gold award for 'Best Congress Venue of the Year 2023' for the second time in a row. Initiator of the award is the trade magazine for business event venues MEETINGS. Herman Mantel, CCO Jaarbeurs: "I am extremely proud and honoured to receive the award for Best Congress Venue again. This award inspires us to keep striving for innovation, top quality service and sustainability. Thank you to everyone who contributes every day to the success of our conference venue."
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Royal Jaarbeurs sells its share in VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd in China to Advent International

Utrecht, 1 February 2024 –Royal Jaarbeurs operates outside of Europe in countries as diverse as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the UAE and Rwanda with renowned international events such as VIV, ILDEX and HORTI AGRI NEXT. The company has until now also been active in China via its shares in VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd (VNU EA). Now, following a strategic reorientation, Jaarbeurs has sold its 70% share in VNU EA in China to Advent International, a major player in the global private equity sector, on 1 February. Royal Jaarbeurs will continue to develop, organise and facilitate national and international events from Utrecht and via VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific in Bangkok.
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Royal Jaarbeurs welcomes Herman Mantel as new Chief Commercial Officer

UTRECHT, 23 October 2023 - Royal Jaarbeurs has announced the appointment of Herman Mantel as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective 1 December 2023. He will succeed Heiko M. Stutzinger who is to become the new Managing Director of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Mantel is currently active as the general director of energy platform Connecthing, having previously worked as Digital & Data consultant at Station10 and CCO at Telegraaf Media Group.
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Returning deposit bottles and cans at Royal Jaarbeurs

Utrecht, 2 October 2023 – Popular locations such as garden centres, airports and schools are increasingly deciding to be a collection point for deposit bottles and cans. The list now includes Royal Jaarbeurs in Utrecht where reverse vending machines give people the choice of transferring the deposit money to their own account or donating to the Princess Máxima Centre for paediatric oncology via the Tikkie online payment app.
 Koninklijke Jaarbeurs lanceert Health and Innovation Asia 2024
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Royal Jaarbeurs launches Health and Innovation Asia 2024

Utrecht, 14 September 2023 – VNU Asia Pacific, a daughter company of Royal Jaarbeurs, has launched the Health and Innovation Asia 2024 trade show in Thailand. This brand-new health-tech event will be held in Bangkok from 11 to 13 September and is set to become a key meeting place for thousands of Asian care professionals. Its primary focus will be on the digital transformation of the care sector with the goal of contributing to sustainable and future-proof health care in Asia.
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Car rental company Hertz opens branch at Royal Jaarbeurs  

Utrecht, 11 September 2023 – Car hire company Hertz has teamed up with Royal Jaarbeurs to open a new branch in the heart of the city of Utrecht. Hertz Utrecht Jaarbeurs is located in the entrance hall of the exhibition and convention centre and within walking distance of Utrecht’s central railway...
Koninklijke Jaarbeurs en Moonback ontwikkelen overzichtelijke hotelplattegrond van Utrecht
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Royal Jaarbeurs and Moonback develop practical hotel map and booking tool for Utrecht  

Royal Jaarbeurs has announced a partnership with hotel booking website Moonback. “Our goal is to offer visitors, exhibitors and organisers of trade shows, conferences and meetings the best possible customer experience,” comments Jeroen van Hooff, CEO of Royal Jaarbeurs. “Practicality is crucial in this regard. It is essential that people can easily find and book good accommodations in the vicinity of the Jaarbeurs for all multi-day and international events.” Together with Moonback, Royal Jaarbeurs has now published a practical map for Utrecht that shows all the associated hotels.
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Closure Prins van Oranje hall and parking lot P1

The Prins van Oranje hall (hall 1), located on the north side of the Jaarbeurs boulevard, and Jaarbeurs parking lot P1 will be closed on 1 July, 2023. These locations will be handed over to the municipality of Utrecht. This will take place on the basis of agreements made with the municipality in 2016 in favor of the development of the new city district Beurskwartier.