About - De Presence
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What we do

De Présence organises tailor made events, trade missions and seminars and we are experienced in running (inter)national projects. Our client base includes governmental agencies, companies, knowledge and innovation centers. Clients can use their events for knowledge sharing or increasing knowledge, developing their business or broadening networks.


Projects executed and organised by de Présence are a catalyst for your company’s continued domestic and international success. Your decision to host an event or execute a project will be made a carefree affair by de Présence. We urge you to make the most of de Présence’s network, both locally and internationally, and the pace at which it is expanding.


Together with you we create a unique tailor made solution for your needs.



De Presence has been of tremendous help in achieving the huge success of our general managers seminar. They have been able to respect our financial and operational constraints, while bringing added value in every step of the process. Moreover, the availability and very good contact has set up an enjoyable framework of collaboration

CEO Resolia – France

During the Expo Evelien impressed me as flexible, stress-resistant, cooperative, hard working, result oriented, a good negotiator and effective trouble-shooter. She always was helpful, good natured and pleasant to work with. Evelien is also an excellent listener, continuously asking questions, always looking to further the cause of the Netherlands and its businesses, performing the role of matchmaker between foreign opportunities and Netherlands businesses on a number of occasions.

Commissioner General The Netherlands pavilion – World Expo Milan 2015 

Our team/partners



Evelien Bijl – Founder

De Présence was founded by Evelien Bijl. She is a BBA graduate at the Hogeschool Rotterdam in field of Trade Management. Besides that she obtained her first certificate in Project Management in Practice at the Rotterdam Business School (RSM) – Erasmus University.


It is her vision that your event or project is not a goal in itself. The new initiatives and business opportunities generated through or developed from the event are the actual target she aims for. Her strength is recognizing these opportunities, developing them with and for you, pro-actively connecting parties with the intent of achieving the full potential of your objectives.


As a facilitator Evelien will take responsibility for your event or project. She will assume the role of coordinator and liaising between parties. Event logistics, hosting, program development and speakers, she and her team will get it done. With her charming appearance and powerful personality, knowhow and enthusiasm she will be the one in control, earning your trust, adding a personal touch without ever losing sight of the bigger picture. Your strategic objectives are what drives your event, she will help you find the essence and guide you in achieving your goals. For more information about ‘My story’ please click here.

Carole moi profil

Carole Dubbeld

Carole, from origin French, graduated from the ESC Pau Business School (France-MA) and from Leeds University (UK- BA in Management). Sales & Marketing is her field: she knows what it is like to sell in a highly competitive market, how to organize your eye-caching exhibition to win new leads or choose the exact words to make your promotional tools attractive. A specific skill of hers is the organisation of team-building events. Creative and proactive, she will listen and transform your targets into a reality. Managing your event, logistically and marketing-wise, will be her focus. Working in an international environment is where she gets her energy. She moved from France to The Netherlands where she lives and works happily for now 13 years. Her knowledge of both French and Dutch cultures increases her awareness in understanding your needs and making the right proposal to your satisfaction.


Carole and Evelien met during a business event at Venture Café Rotterdam. After shortly discussing their interests and skills, the match was obvious. They‘ve decided to join forces to develop a program of trading missions involving France and The Netherlands, and their best practices in the Food & Agriculture industry.

Our services

(Inter)national Seminars

De Présence offers a comprehensive package of services for international seminars. With a broad network and knowledge de Présence will help, develop and realize your vision and create a successful event!

These services include but are not limited to:

  • representation
  • program development
  • venue selection
  • accommodation selection
  • organization of (field) visits
  • attract (guest) speakers
  • supporting services such as interpreters or guides
  • logistics
  • touristic visits
  • off and on site dinner arrangement


Project management

De Présence provides customer based solutions and offers services in order to achieve the best result.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • building projects from scratch
  • explore opportunities
  • broaden network
  • consultancy services
  • coordination and organisation



Events include single day events to multiday concepts, which can extend up to 12 months depending on the nature of the project. De Présence has a proven track record realizing your event or providing professional qualified event support.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • concept development
  • event management
  • event marketing and social media presence
  • hospitality services
  • target driven activities (such as approaching customers in order to create leads)

We work(ed) for

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