Exhibition World Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 56

Leading view There are now 40,000-plus hotel rooms, which has meant a kind of pause in development in the city, although hotels will continue to be built on the outskirts, of course. We have our Master Plan 2030 and at the end of the year we start building Hall 5, which will give an extra 4,500sqm. There are also plans to go higher on the premises. Are you becoming a resort? We are in the city and a lot of venues have seen the beach we have, but it doesn’t make sense to replicate that outside of a city. Half of the people who come to our beach are from Amsterdam and simply come here because it is a nice place. We have become much more proactive in making the surroundings part of our and the city’s eco system. That responsibility to the city is not least because RAI is owned 25% by the city authorities, although they are in the process of selling that share back to the RAI. Our philosophy is to make the RAI a place where everyone wants to meet, not just for events. Even when there are no exhibitions it should be a nice place with restaurants, retail and other services. We want to develop the square and believe we have a real city pearl here. What are the challenges? Sourcing labour is more difficult than it was a few years ago. At the top level it isn’t a problem. But, regular catering and security staff are more difficult to recruit. We do have a pool for flexible workers and are teaming up with other big venues like Schiphol and the Johan Cruyff Arena on developing this. Another one of our revolutionary plans is connected to security. We have a plan on safety and security for the future and I believe other venues will want to adopt it. We are keen to share. Other challenges include the world economy. We came through the 54 Issue 5 2018 recent crisis very well, partly because we had the market leading shows and they didn’t suffer in the recession. Now I see the market is overheated. One of the challenges is to stay in bala Ή”Έ%˜Ρ‘•Ι”₯́„Ν‘½ΙΠ΅Ρ•Ι΄Ι₯Ν₯Μ)‘½έΈΡ‘”±₯Ή”°έ”Ν‘½Υ±‰”Ι•…‘δΈ)‰½Ω”θ5…ΥΙ₯ΡΜ)Ω…Έ‘•ΘM±Υ₯Μ+Šq=ΥΘ)Α‘₯±½Ν½Α‘δ)₯́Ѽ)΅…­”I$)΅ΝΡ•Ι‘…΄)„Α±…”)έ‘•Ι”)Α•½Α±”έ…ΉΠ)ΡΌ΅••Π°)Ή½Π©ΥΝЁ™½Θ)•Ω•ΉΡϊt)]‘…Ё½˜½΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½Έό)5½ΝЁ₯́ΝΡ₯±°₯ΈΥΙ½Α”…Ή„±½Π½˜Ή•ά)•ΉΡɕ́‘…Ω”Α½ΑΑ•ΥΐΈ)΅ΝΡ•Ι‘…΄₯́„Ρ½ΐ€Δΐ•Ω•ΉΡΜ)‘•ΝΡ₯Ή…Ρ₯½Έ₯ΈΥΙ½Α”Έe½Τ…Έ‰Υ₯±)„‰•…ΥΡ₯™Υ°Ω•ΉΥ”₯Έ„Ρ‘₯ɐΡ₯•Θ₯Ρδ)…ΉΉ½Π‰”ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°°ε•Π‘…Ω”…Έ)՝±δΩ•ΉΥ”₯Έ„™₯ΙΝЁΡ₯•Θ₯Ρδε½ΧŠe±°‰”)ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°…Ήε݅丁]”‘…Ω”„™₯ΙΝΠ΄)Ι…Ρ”Ω•ΉΥ”₯Έ„™₯ΙΝΠ΅Ι…Ρ”₯Ρ丁]—ŠeΙ”)Ή½Π…™Ι…₯½˜½΅Α•Ρ₯Ρ₯½ΈΈ)%́ё”I$₯ΈΡ‘”΅…Ι­•Π™½Θ)…ΕΥ₯Ν₯Ρ₯½ΉΜό)]”‘…„΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠ½ΉΡΙ…Π)™½Θ % ₯ΈM½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„…Ή‘…)½ΉΝΥ±Ρ…Ή₯•Μ₯Έ ‘₯Ή„…ΉΡ‘”)5₯‘‘±”…ΝΠΈ)$‰•±₯•Ω”έ”…ΈΥΝ”½ΥΘ€Δΐΐ΅ε•…Θ)•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”°‰ΥЁ₯Ё₯́Ή½ΠΑ…ΙЁ½˜)½ΥȁΝΡΙ…Ρ•δΡΌ΅…Ή…”€Δΐ•ΉΡΙ•ΜΈ)!½έ•Ω•Θ°έ”‘Ό•αΑ½ΙЁ½ΥȁΡΙ…‘”)Ν‘½έΜ°ΡΌQΥΙ­•δ° ‘₯Ή„…Ή%Ή‘₯„°)…΅½Ήœ½Ρ‘•Θ‘•ΝΡ₯Ή…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ)]”±…ΥΉ‘•„Ή•άΝ‘½ά₯Έ))…­…ΙΡ„…Ή„]…ѕȁM‘½ά₯Έ5…δ)₯Έ ‘₯Ή„έ₯Ρ €ΰΐ°ΐΐΐΩ₯Ν₯Ρ½ΙΜ°έ‘₯ )₯́Ή½ά‰₯•ΘΡ‘…ΈΡ‘”½Ή”₯Έ)΅ΝΡ•Ι‘…΄Έ)!½ά‘Όε½Τ­••ΐΙ₯Ν¬±½άό) ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́…‰Ι½…₯́Ι₯ͭ丁%Έ ‘₯Ή„)₯˜ε½Τ‘½»ŠeЁ‘Ό₯ЁΙ₯‘Π°₯ӊéΉ½Πε½ΥΘ)‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́…Ήδ΅½Ι”Έ)%Έ%Ή‘½Ή•Ν₯„έ”έ½Ι¬έ₯Ρ Q…ΙΝΥΜ)…Ή₯ΈQΥΙ­•δέ₯Ρ U 4Έe½ΤΉ••)ΝΡΙ½ΉœΑ…ΙΡΉ•ΙΝ‘₯ΆѼέ½Ι¬…‰Ι½…Έ)]”ΡΙ₯• Ι…ι₯°ƒŠL‰ΥЁё…Ё݅́Ή½Π)Ρ½ΌΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°…Ήέ”‘…Ω•»ŠeЁ‘½Ή”)…ΉεΡ‘₯Ήœ₯ΈIΥΝΝ₯„ΝΌ™…ΘΈe½ΤΉ••)ΡΌΡ•…΄Υΐέ₯Ρ …Έ½Ι…Ή₯Ν•ΘΈ]”…Ι”)Ρ½ΌΝ΅…±°ΡΌ‘Ό₯Ё…±½Ή”Έ)]‘…Ё…Ι”Ρ‘”Ν•Ρ½Ι…°ΝΡΙ•ΉΡ‘Μό)΅ΝΡ•Ι‘…΄‘…́„±½Π½˜₯ΉΉ½Ω…Ρ₯Ω”)™₯Ή…Ή₯…°½΅Α…Ή₯•Μ°…́ݕ±°…́ΝΡ…ΙΠ΄)ΥΆ½˜Ω…Ι₯½Ύ­₯Ή‘ΜΈQ‘”ΑΙ½‰±•΄)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘•΄₯́ё•δ‘½»ŠeЁ‘…Ω”±½Ρ́½˜)΅½Ή•δ…Ή΅…Ήδ°₯Ή•Ω₯Ρ…‰±δ°…Ι”Ή½Π)ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°Έ]”…Ω”ΝΑ…”ΡΌ€ΔΐΐΝΡ…ΙΠ΄)ΥΆ…Ё½ΥȁΡΙ…™™₯ŒΡ•‘Ή½±½δΝ‘½άΈ%Π)݅́΅½Ι”™½Θ΅…Ι­•Ρ₯Ήœ…Ή½ΉΡ…ΡΜ)…ΉΡ‘•δ‘₯‘»ŠeЁΑ…δΡ‘”™Υ±°…΅½ΥΉΠΈ)!½έ•Ω•Θ°Ρ‘•Ν”…Ι”Ρ‘”Α•½Α±”™½ΘΡ‘”)™ΥΡΥΙ”έ₯Ρ Ν½±ΥΡ₯½ΉΜΈ)M½΅”½˜Ρ‘”ΝΡ…ΙΡΜ΅ΥΆέ₯±°‰”)Ή½Ι΅…°ΝΡ…Ή‘‘½±‘•Ί₯Έ™ΥΡΥΙ”Έ)%́ε½Υȁ™₯Ή…Ή₯…³ ΅½‘•°ΝΡΙ½Ήœό)]”…±έ…έ₯ΉΩ•ΝЁ½Υȁ½έΈ™ΥΉ‘ΜΈ]”)‘½»ŠeЁ‘…Ω”„Ν‘…Ι•‘½±‘•ΘΡ‘…Ё₯Ω•Μ)Ύ΅½Ή•δΈ)]”₯ΉΩ•ΝЁ™½Θ½Υȁ±₯•ΉΡ́…Ήέ”)‘…Ω”„‘•…±Ρ‘䁉ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́΅½‘•°Έ)]— ­Ή½ά„±½Π½˜½Ρ‘•Ί…Ι”ΝΡ…Ρ”)™ΥΉ‘•°έ‘₯ ΅•…ΉΜ₯ӊéΉ½Π„±•Ω•°)Α±…ε₯Ήœ™₯•±Έ)܁܁ܹ•α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½Ήέ½Ι±ΉΌΉΥ¬