When You Are in Need of a Helping Hand

I have come to that phase in my life where I have the time and expertise to lend a helping hand. Be it as a consultant, an advisor, a speaker, a project management support or hands-on help in sourcing your destination services. Time is also on my side to coach a future leader or to mentor a young professional.

In this BLOG I have collected a number of articles that I have published over the past couple of years, and will continue to do, on different topics related to the events industry. They are at the same time a sign of the times from which I hope you can inspire yourself for a brighter future. The ‘Travelling Man’ page is dedicated to my destination discoveries and immersions and provides links to the original articles.

Many of us in the meetings & events industry are now looking for a re-start or a re-brand entering the past-Covid19 era. I hope I may inspire you or even pro-actively partner with you in your project to better your business.

Who I am

What I do

With thorough insights into the global meetings and events industry, with a focus on destination marketing & management, I can partner with you by providing you with an outsider’s view based on best practice, past experiences, trials and errors.

With a portfolio of clients and prospects, a network built up over the years, I also can be an additional support for your business development and sales organisation too.

Throughout my career, I was lucky to work and partner with the best in our industry and build some solid global networks. These are relationships that matter and last and from which you can benefit.

Destination Marketing Advisory * DMC Best Practices * Incentive Travel & Motivation * Meetings and Events * Conferences * Virtual & Hybrid Solutions * Destination Immersion * Road Trips & Trade Shows * Site Inspections * Event Design * DMC Sourcing * Speaking Engagements * Masterclasses

Tell me How to Help You

Check out my blog

Sharing with you my views on our industry from the articles I published, may help you in your business development. On the other hand, I hope that you will challenge me too, especially in these changing times. Please write me a comment or a recommendation at the bottom of the page. If you agree or are inspired by the content and my views, please ‘like’, comment and share it with your social media community too.

Plan for change and get an outsider’s view

Here we come to the consulting and advisory part of my services. Let me know what your challenges are, where you want to see change happen or where you want to bounce off your vision for the future. Write me a short message on the Contact Page and I will set up a meeting with you to better understand the issue at hand. Let us build positive change together.

Education is the name of the game

Sharing is caring. Getting inspiration for your team or your local community based on education. Be it in the form of a one2one session, a masterclass or a talk at your conference or trade show. For many years I have been sharing know how and best practice under the umbrella of the companies I worked for or the associations that matter in our meetings and events industry. If you are in need of training, of education or if you are looking for a speaker at your event, let me know.


What People Say

Hugo is one of the most connected people I know in the events and hospitality industry. He brings people together, shares his knowledge and zest for making things happen at any occasion.

Heidi Legein, the MICE Guru

Hugo demonstrated true global ambassadorship for Ovation and played a key role in the creation of the Ovation Strategic Partnership program, which is so well recognized around the world. Ovation Global DMC is truly grateful for Hugo’s amazing results and professionalism over more than a decade.

Cathie Cusin, Ovation Global DMC

Hugo is a great networker and relationship builder. He is a true global citizen and has strong business friendships around the world. He has worked on many sides of the meetings industry and I have always enjoyed my conversations with him.

Robin Lokerman, Group President MCI

I have known Hugo for many years and find him an inspiring leader and mentor. I have had the opportunity to serve with Hugo in SITE and he brings to the table strong strategic insights. I have seen Hugo present at various conferences and he is a passionate educator & mentor. His personality is larger than life, he has a very positive market reputation and is easily approachable.

Rajeev Kohli, CIS, CITP, DMCP


My Most Recent Articles

  • An Audacious Plan
    At the start of every association project, hopes are high. Expectations will be exceeded, deliverables will be timely and members will be amazed with outcomes and recommend peers to join the movement. What we all look forward to is pure bliss, especially in times of trouble as the past two years have proven. Unfortunately, suchContinue reading “An Audacious Plan”
  • Let me Tell you a Story
    The ancient art of storytelling Throughout history, cultures have told stories to engage and enlighten, to teach or to seek help. Stories establish a rapport between the teller and the audience, the elder and the younger ones, the profet and his disciples, the artist and his followers. In such a way, stories have always createdContinue reading “Let me Tell you a Story”
  • A Manifesto for the Events Industry
    As a past chair of JMIC, the Joint Meetings Industry Council, I have always followed closely what excellent content they have provided on their website since we started the ‘Meetings Mean Business‘ campaign. Only a few months ago, JMIC published its Global Manifesto as a meetings & events industry rationale for the use of businessContinue reading “A Manifesto for the Events Industry”

All Aboard!

With the aim of helping you reaching your goals, please contact me.
This is where change will start to happen. Let us build together
a pathway to success.

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