Conference Matters adds value to the work of organizers, clients, suppliers, facilitators and sponsors of conferences.
Effective knowledge transfer
Are you looking for tips, advice and insights to actually effect the meeting organized or facilitated by you? Then you are at the right place at Conference Matters. We not only offer information about the logistical aspects of organizing a conference. With us you will also find knowledge and experience about event formats that ensure an effective transfer of knowledge and a lasting result.
National and international
On our website we offer daily news from the congress industry, tips for organizing conferences, remarkable examples and the vision of professionals in the industry. We also offer you practical tools, such as our Meeting Planner that allows you to quickly and easily select locations that best fit your meeting.
We will send you an e-mail newsletter every two weeks with the most important posts of the past period.
Our Conference Matters magazine is published four times a year. Two Dutch language editions and two English speakers, with which we participate at the international trade fairs IMEX in Frankfurt and IBTM World in Barcelona.
You can also follow us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Het Portaal Publishers
Conference Matters is a brand of Het Portaal Uitgevers in Wormer. We specialize in information provision and intermediary in specific segments in the field of marketing and communication. Our other brands are Expovisie (for exhibitors and exhibition organizers) and PromZ (for suppliers and users of promotional products and business gifts).
CongresVisie and QM
We have been the publisher of conference information for two decades. Started as a CongresVisie, a sister magazine of Expovisie, the magazine for exhibitors and trade fair managers that has a much longer history.
Shortly before the turn of the century, the new name QM or full Quality in Meetings was chosen, with the ambition to also publish on developments at other business events.
However, the blood creeps where it can not go and writing about developments in the congress sector remained the spearhead. In 2013 we also started to inform the international conference organizers with Conference Holland; multimedia with a magazine, website and newsletter. And two years later, Conference Belgium followed.
The moment for a strategic reorientation came in the autumn of 2016. The developments mentioned led to the conclusion that publishing about the organization of content events, events that matter most dear to us, and that we collected the collected by us. also want to share knowledge with organizers of international congresses. We celebrated this renewed focus with a new name: Conference Matters. Because conferences do matter!
Our youth years were accomplished under the familiar wings of Hollandia Publishing, part of the Hollandia Printing Group. This printing company did not survive the shake-out during the crisis years, after which we found shelter in 2009 at Het Portaal Uitgevers, the team behind PromZ, the information source for everyone professionally involved in promotional marketing, promotional products and business gifts.