About

New Way

New Way is your partner for any aspect of conference, congress and event management, facilitating success in a professional manner, presented with flair, positive attitude and dedication.

Working in full transparency, in the name and on behalf of its clients, New Way offers a range of event management solutions from full service to specific elements of the event management process matching individual client requirements and expectations. We integrate seamlessly with existing staff and complement them where required.

New Way offers its services “a la carte”, meaning tailored, targeted, no over costing – ensuring clients achieve cost effectiveness. Working with New Way allows clients to benefit from its extensive experience, subject matter knowledge, professional event management style and elaborated network globally.

Our philosophy is that you, the client, is placed centre stage – in the spotlight.

Our responsibility is to ensure optimal delivery and outcome.

Michael Podt

Michael Podt

With his roots in The Netherlands, Michael obtained a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the reputed Hotel Management School Maastricht.

He embarked on his career in 1999, working for an association management company in Brussels. As of 2003, he then joined one of the leading event management companies and PCOs to focus on scientific congress management in various roles and functions. He has worked for a wide range of associations in professional, mostly scientific sectors, as well as a number of governmental institutions.

His specific experience and keen interest in travel, cultures and multi-cultural business environments brought him to pursue positions in Beijing and Hong Kong and further build on his expertise.

After four years in Asia he has now returned to Europe to continue to work directly with non-profit organisations.

Michael is fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), English and French, with a good command of German and even Mandarin Chinese.

Wessel Nieuwenweg

Wessel Nieuwenweg

Wessel is originally from The Netherlands and has an educational background in Hotel Management & Tourism. Wessel has worked and lived in many places including North America, Europe and Asia. He started his professional career with the not-for-profit Leadership Program of Up with People which provided him with unparalleled opportunity exposure and experience in many different countries and cultures.

In 2001 he joined Europe’s leading Association and Event Management Company and worked in its Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) department. In 2006 he returned to working directly for not-for-profit organisations and held senior positions with a variety of (medical) professional associations, managing scientific congresses and educational programs all around the world.

Wessel is fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), English and German, with a good command of spoken French.