Meetingselect, the world’s leading meeting management platform and venue marketplace for meetings, events, group bookings, and workspaces, announces the appointment of Burnie Buijssen as Director of Account Management.
Bringing over 15 years of experience in the industry, Burnie will mainly focus on managing the Meetingselect’s Account Managers, located and targeting meeting and event bookers in Europe.
After graduating from Hotelschool Stenden in the Netherlands back in 1998, he immediately started his career as Operations Manager at Albron Travel International. He then moved to a job as Sales and Account Manager at the Jaarbeurs, where he was responsible for optimizing exhibitions, conferences, and seminars, while acquiring new customers. Progressing to Brandmanager there, he soon changed employer to work for Congress Company as Senior Sales and Account Manager. Burnie managed the sales and marketing department aside from his focus on sponsorships, (inter)national tender agreements, and budget control. NH Hotels recruited him as Cluster Director of Sales. Here, he led the merger of 2 large commercial departments and was head of the sales and marketing plans and execution for 2 of their conference center hotels. While gaining experience and quickly advancing in the field of sales and marketing within the hospitality industry, Burnie set up an Interior Design Business on the side in 2013, which is still going strong. He returned to the Jaarbeurs last year but decided to join us at Meetingselect from April 3rd, 2023, and we’re delighted to have him on our team!
Burnie’s work with Meetingselect will cover the existing customer portfolio, with an immediate focus on our long-term relationships worldwide. He will both manage and develop the relationships with our users, while motivating the account management team of Meetingselect to facilitate further growth and globalization.
Beginning his role as Director of Account Management, he mentioned, “I am looking forward to creating a positive impact on the globalization of Meetingselect, the most comprehensive and resource-friendly marketplace for businesses and venues. I will continue to prioritize innovation and sustainability. It is my primary role to oversee the entire customer experience, so I will work with my team and other colleagues to ensure all users get the most out of our platform.”
Martin Bergonje, CEO of Meetingselect BV, shared, “As we’re growing swiftly, having Burnie Buijssen on our team in the role of Director of Account Management, excites us greatly. His social, creative and strategic leadership skills serve as a perfect addition, both from a commercial and management point of view, at this time of Meetingselect’s expansion and continuous prosperity.”