Founder/Managing Director, LiveCom Alliance & Managing Director, IDEA (Independent Dutch Event Association)
Maarten Schram established LiveCom Alliance in 2016 as a non profit foundation on the believe that the live communication industry deserves a pan-European approach and audience, and would benefit from an overarching dedicated yet independent institution. Today, serving nine national organizations (participating associations) and affecting over 750 leading agencies (associated members) around Europe. Maarten thrives the pan-European industry creating a stronger, more sustainable and more interesting playing field by introducing the first pan-European Code of Ethics, Pitch Guidelines and publishing the European Industry Survey yearly.
Maarten is also managing director at the Independent Dutch Event Association (IDEA), the association for Dutch leading event agencies. Since he graduated from the InterCollege Business School in The Hague, he is working in the event and live communication industry for 25 years. Maarten is also jury member and involved in the advisory board of several national and international awards and events.