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.
Rebekka holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Sciences and is an accomplished, resourceful, and results-driven professional with more than 15 years of experience in working with academia and international organisations, including content and event management, project management, and account management, client relations, and strategic planning.
In one of her prior roles, she led the Scientific Programme Team and managed projects and scientific programmes for numerous health societies. While thriving in a fast-paced environment, she has established a reputation of having a “hawk-eye” in the development and revision of client deliverables. Originally of Hungarian and German descent, she is devoted to raising two happy, polite and well-mannered children and a dog as well as not taking herself and life too seriously.
“First and foremost, I believe in being passionate about what you do. When you are inspired by a great cause, all of your thoughts break free: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in all directions, and you discover yourself to be a far greater person than you ever imagined yourself to be.”
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.