Rematec, the remanufacturing event portfolio of RAI Amsterdam, will see a change of management as of Feb. 21. Yorien de Ruijter, director of Rematec, will leave RAI Amsterdam to pursue her career outside the remanufacturing and event industry. Responsibility of all Rematec activities will be transferred to Nynke Lipsius, group director mobility at RAI Amsterdam.
“The past five years have been a great journey,” said de Ruijter. “Organizing six great events on multiple continents, I have been able to visit many remanufacturing companies and most of all I have made many industry friends over the years. I am proud to have played my part in developing the industry together with all the remanufacturing professionals and a great team here at RAI Amsterdam.”
De Ruijter has contributed significantly to the development of Rematec. ‘’We are grateful for all Yorien has done for Rematec,” said Bas Dalm, executive vice president exhibition & sales RAI Amsterdam. “Although the event industry faced difficult times, she managed to keep the Rematec community united. Her enthusiasm, innovative way of thinking and dedication has kept Rematec top of mind.”
Nynke Lipsius will take over responsibility for the Rematec portfolio. With more than 20 years of experience in the event industry Lipsius will continue to build on the Rematec achievements of recent years. Prior to joining RAI as trade show and event director in 2010 she has been active as an independent international congress developer. Lipsius has worked in several industries such as Building & Construction, Safety and Security, Automotive and the Unmanned Aviation industry. In 2017, Lipsius also interacted with the remanufacturing industry when she temporarily replaced Director Niels Klarenbeek.
With this change, Rematec will become part of the RAI Amsterdam Mobility domain together with the Intertraffic Worldwide Events portfolio and the Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW). As smart and sustainable mobility continues to evolve, areas of overlap and synergy in current titles become more apparent. A combined strategic approach will further optimize the potential of Rematec, Intertraffic and ADW. Within the Mobility domain dedicated teams look after each brand portfolio.
To reinforce the Rematec team, an exhibition manager is currently being recruited. Rematec will be held from June 14-16, 2022 at RAI Amsterdam.