Eric Bakermans
Director Meetings & Congress department 
Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
The Netherlands

After a successful completion of Hotel University in 1989, Eric started off his career in the hotel industry, soon to be followed by the meetings & events industry when he continued at RAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Centre. Destination Marketing for business events in the Netherlands at the Netherlands Convention Bureau was the start of his career within the national DMO.

Eric is now director at the Meetings & Congress department within the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions. Eric has and is holding several board positions within the (inter) national community for marketing business events for a destination.  Eric is a board member of ICCA, co-founder of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and board member of the Dutch Pre-Finance and Guarantee Congress Fund.

Eric has supported numerous national and international associations over the past years and plays a key role in the Dutch and international Destination Marketing Sector for business events.