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Meetingselect wins the bronze ‘FD Gazelle Award 2016’

FD Gazelles
During the leading ‘FD Gazelles Award’ last night in Amsterdam, Meetingselect won its fourth award of the year. The company from The Netherlands, that offers the largest online booking tool for the meeting industry in Europe, won the bronze award in the category medium-sized companies. With this award, they belong to the fastest growing technology companies in The Netherlands.

Leading entrepreneur award
Meetingselect is specialized in strategic meeting management. The company offers the largest meeting distribution channel of Europe and developed an online booking tool for meeting spaces and group bookings for hotels. Via the online booking platform, clients can choose from over 500.000 meeting- and conference spaces and 100.000 hotels worldwide, using discounted rates and special conditions. In this way, Meetingselect connects meeting planners and hotel bookers with meeting venues and hotels in Europe, the Middle-East and the US. The goal is to grow further  in the rest of the world the coming years.    

Revenue growth of 295%
The company from Amsterdam was nominated for the fifth time as one of the FD Gazelles, the leading business award initiated by the Dutch Financial Times. This year Meetingselect was granted the Bronze Award for fastest growing technology company in The Netherlands, category Mid-sized companies. Meetingselect won this award by achieving a turnover growth in 2015 of 295%. The award ceremony took place in Theater Amsterdam.  

Meetings 3.0
Anouk Roohé, co-founder and Managing Director Meetingselect: ” We are extremely proud of this recognition. ‘Special thanks go out to all our loyal customers who make the continued growth possible, our amazing team and fantastic hotel partners & meeting venues for this great result". Judith Huisman, co-founder and Managing Director, adds:". We see a clear trend and rise of more meetings. We tend to meet more and more, with the tendency to work more efficient. In the past, one knew about 6 or 7 different meeting types, now that there are over 60. These meeting types become smaller in size and range from short flipped learning meetings to peer-to-peer meetings, quickly to the core and sharing knowledge with and learning from the experts”.  

FD Gazelles Criteria 
With the FD Gazelles, the Dutch Financial Times encourage entrepreneurship and draw attention to companies in the Netherlands that rise rapidly in sales. The FD Gazelle Award is one of the most prestigious business awards in The Netherlands. FD Gazelles are companies that have realized above-average growth over a three-year period. The period for this year’s awards is 2013 through 2015. The growth is measured by revenue, which must have grown by at least 20% during the three-year period. The FD Gazelles of 2016 must have also been profitable in 2015 and be financially sound. 

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