Last week I attended the Associations World Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The attendees were directors of associations like ISI, mostly from Europe, and suppliers such as professional congress organizers, and country or city representatives.Continue reading “Message from the ISI Director”
Category: Director’s Column
Message from the new ISI Director
On July 1 I officially started as the new director at the ISI. It was almost vacation and we were in the middle of the exams of my children and sweet 16 of my youngest daughter. Before my official starting date I already participated in parts of the ISI Executive Committee meeting in May.Continue reading “Message from the new ISI Director”
Goodbye from Ada van Krimpen
Here it is, my last column before my retirement on 1 July. The last couple of weeks have been filled with goodbye moments and many pleasant surprises.Continue reading “Goodbye from Ada van Krimpen”
A message from the ISI Director
It feels unreal: here in the Netherlands spring has started with hyacinths and tulips in bloom, while in Ukraine people are fighting for their lives. Many initiatives have been taken to help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees.Continue reading “A message from the ISI Director”
The ISI is deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine
This month is dominated by the news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What we did not think would be possible has happened. Day by day we are confronted with the horrifying images of devastation, military and civilian victims, as well as hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the country. The first groups of refugees have already arrived here in the Netherlands and are telling their heart-rending stories.Continue reading “The ISI is deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine”
Let the show begin!
We are just a few days away from the opening of the first Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress! What an exciting journey it has been so far.Continue reading “Let the show begin!”
See you at the Virtual WSC in July!
I am writing this message on 11 May, with two months to go until the Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress on 11-16 July. The preparation for the Congress has been an exciting journey so far!Continue reading “See you at the Virtual WSC in July!”
What will 2021 bring us?
The start of 2021 was turbulent taken the unprecedented events in Washington DC. We hope nonetheless that this year will bring us more positivity than the previous one. We hope the situation caused by the pandemic will change for the better allowing us to resume normal life and personal interactions. All of our hopes are pinned on the vaccines but it is clear it will take some more time before we can embrace normal life.Continue reading “What will 2021 bring us?”
Turning Challenges into Opportunities
Remote work from home has become the norm for the ISI Permanent Office and it is amazing how well we can cope with the work and turn challenges into opportunities. One year ago, I could not have imagined and would not have thought that all ISI staff would work from home, but it turned out to be possible and we are proud of the result. Of course we all miss our daily contacts and know the situation will not change before the start of 2021 so we need to be patient.Continue reading “Turning Challenges into Opportunities”
Director’s Message, March 2020
The COVID-19 and its rapid spread around the world is the major concern to us working in the ISI Permanent Office and our members throughout the world.Continue reading “Director’s Message, March 2020”