For over 25 years Odette has organised national and international conferences and events. They’re both single and multi-day events and by now there have been hundreds. She focuses on managing the project and on-site activities.
Who is Odette?
Odette combines a global interest with a down-to-earth temperament. She has organised conferences in many major cities, is curious, and visits exhibitions to stay up-to-date. On what? The world of events, of course!
She is a real outdoors woman and likes to spend her leisure time swimming, walking or bicycling.
She loves living in the green surroundings of the city of Arnhem, the starting point of her many walks and bike rides. She likes to play and watch tennis and has been to Roland Garros twice, though only as a spectator. When visiting friends in New York, she had to go and see the Arthur Ashe court of the US Open. Just to get the feel of it.
How it all started…
Having secured a bachelor’s degree in Marketing studies, she began her career at the Foreign Payment Department of the ING Bank. This formed the basis of her international career. She soon discovered that what suited her best was organising and connecting. She switched to a marketing office and started to organise international conferences in Europe, the Middle-East and Asia for an American association.
In 1996 she began working as a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser), specialising in the organisation of multiple-day international scientific conferences.
Since 2014 she has utilised her talents in her own conference agency Odette Organises. In 2017 she started doing this also for Your Meeting Experts.
In the past Odette has worked for: