Passion for the Experience, in both adventure rally, corporate events and support of major nautical events.
Being the General and Event Manager of the company, it is my privilege to deliver High End but Low Profile events and services with which Offshore Rib Events will create or support the ultimate nautical event.
Although there are many off-road rallies, there is only one Dakar.
Since the 2014 event, I have had the honour of being part of this ultimate adventure in the deserts and highlands of South America.
As Communications-guy for a Dutch Truck team in 2014, a crew member of the official A.S.O. Organisation in 2015, as navigator in participating car #408 in 2016 and again as check point and reconnaissance team in the Dakar 2017.
A wide experience within this legendary event has been gained, useful in all aspects of event management worldwide.
Organizing events is great. But participating in them is as much fun as well!
Since 2013 I have been the navigator in ebRallyTeam. Having navigated driver Eelco Bekker in the deserts of Morocco, the Dutch and German off-road championship and in the 2016 Dakar rally, I was able to gain a lot of experience,
Fast thinking and calculating, making well-educated guesses in harsh situations and quick decision-making with incomplete information are job descriptions for navigators. And basically useful in any expertise.
Since 2016, I have the honour to represent the Dutch Powerboat Club Holland at the Union International Motonautique, the international powerboating federation. In this position, the international field of all aspects of powerboating can be translated to the Dutch projects and setup of programs.
One of the main goals for the coming years, is to draw up an advanced program within the "Formula Future" and "PropStars", both internationally recognized programs to create awareness, enthusiasm and participation of children in the world of motorized watersports.
I am closely cooperating with the British, German and Belgium federations in order to create those opportunities for children to become part of this wonderful scene of sports.
Sharing my passion for the adventure is what stimulates me to translate my adventures into business cases. There are many conjunctions for example between preparing for, and experiencing the Dakar Rally and actual Entrepeneurship. Plans, strategies, disappointments, successes, adjustments, it is all there.
On several occasions already I have had the honour and opportunity to present these analytics towards an enthusiastic audience. Big or small audiences, it doesn't matter. In an informal way I will always try to connect my stories with the interests of your guests, and offer them the visions and passions that link adventure and business!