Meet the team
Wessel and Michael
New Way Management is founded and managed by Wessel Nieuwenweg and Michael Podt. With roots in the Netherlands, a mutual passion for travel and cultures has allowed both Wessel and Michael an unparalleled international experience, working in the USA, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong and now in the South of France.
Both earned a strong reputation in developing and delivering countless projects during a combined 40-years of experience, including senior positions in leading PCOs and international associations. Wessel and Michael dedicate their expertise to supporting associations, agencies, companies as well as governmental institutions
Both striving for excellence, but complementing each other in their approach and strengths, Wessel and Michael continue to drive client success and company growth.
Piero was born in Italy. Having lived in several countries while growing up, including the Netherlands, Belgium and Uganda, he has since started his own family in beautiful Tuscany.
His career began as part of the meetings and events team of a medial philanthropic association in 2014. In time, he has built solid experience in all facets of the MICE industry, covering multiple roles within the organization. He enjoys using his expertise in events organization, online education and webinar management in order to propel innovative and sustainable solutions in our ever-evolving world.
Learning new languages is something that has accompanied Piero through most of his life, he is fluent in Italian, English and French and has good knowledge of Spanish. His ability to remain calm while under pressure has proven to be incredibly valuable in fulfilling the vision of our respective clients.
Graduating from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow last summer is Matthew, the latest member of New Way Management. Having lived in 8 different countries, his passion for knowledge and learning about cultures are apparent.
With a young mindset and a fresh entry into the professional world, he has much to learn but his enthusiasm and good intentions are clear. He is responsible for managing all operations in our latest coworking space, as well as our social media footprint.
His international experience in Africa, Asia and Europe have made him adaptable and always open to trying new experiences, which should help greatly while offering onsite event support with registrations.
Malou, originally Dutch, obtained her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the reputed Hotel Management School Maastricht in 2005.
After having obtained her degree she moved to Brussels to start her career in one of the leading Association and Event Management Companies to focus on the organization of corporate meetings all over the world. Within this company she developed her career and expanded her experience to different roles and functions as well as to scientific congress management. She has worked for a wide range of corporate clients and associations in professional, mostly scientific sectors.
Her international experience and expertise and interest in multi-cultural business environments brought her back to her current job; organizing a variety of (medical) scientific congresses and educational programs for not-for-profit organisations all around the world.
Malou is fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), English and German.