Event Leaders Exchange and RAI Amsterdam Announce Partnership at IMEX 2023

26th May, 2023

Denise van den Outenaar, International Business Development Manager at RAI Amsterdam, and Chloe Richardson Director of the Event Leaders Exchange.

Event Leaders Exchange (ELX), the valued peer-to-peer network of senior event professionals and RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, have announced their partnership during the ELX Forum at IMEX 2023.

ELX strives to evolve and drive positive change within the industry. The group consists of more than 70 global heads of events from such companies as Allianz, Cisco, Google, Siemens, T-Mobile and Walmart, come together to share ideas, receive industry insights, solve problems, and engage in strategic, actionable conversation.

This partnership will provide ELX members with insights and thought leadership on how bringing connections together through high quality events can inspire and create both economic and social value, plus offer insights on how initiatives for event content can be developed to help event leaders and decision makers make the right sustainability choices. Facilitated by veterans Kimberly Meyer, David Kliman, Chloe Richardson, and Mark Brewster, the network is experiencing significant growth.

“We really look forward to driving global changes as a united front with like-minded Global Event Leaders; according to Diddy Durant, Manager Business Development Management at RAI Amsterdam. “We’re very pleased to be part of this community of global event leaders. ELX is composed of like-minded professionals who will tackle topics that matter most, through collective intelligence”.

Aurore Braconnier, General Manager of ELX, adds, “When we launched ELX, it was the dream of the steering committee to partner with industry leaders. We’re thrilled to join forces with RAI Amsterdam, which welcome an average of 1.5 million visitors at approximately 500 events per year.

“We are excited to get exclusive knowledge and insight on what is one of Europe's busiest exhibition and conference centres, occupying a leading position as the international exhibition and conference organisation in the Netherlands. The team brings a wealth of experience and a positive reputation and by having leading partners on board, such as RAI Amsterdam, we pride ourselves on facilitating quality conversations and ensuring the leaders of corporate programmes can get candid insights, ideas and support from our partners when it comes to events on such a large scale especially with a focus on sustainable development, with a healthy balance between social, ecological and economic value creation.”

About Event Leaders Exchange (ELX)

The Event Leaders Exchange (ELX) is a professional community that brings together the most senior corporate event leaders of large global corporations. The ELX community convenes to share ideas, receive industry insights, solve problems, and engage in powerful, actionable conversations. ELX delivers a comprehensive community offering that includes industry outreach, community benchmarking, online think tanks, live events, exclusive content and whitepapers, and the reports and frameworks the community produces.

About RAI Amsterdam

RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, formerly Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre or simply RAI Amsterdam, is a complex of conference and exhibition halls in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Every year, the centre welcomes an average of 1.5 million guests, including conferences for up to 50,000 delegates.

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