Want to partner with TEDxAmsterdam?

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Maartje Symons and Katya Novic are TEDxAmsterdam's Partner Leads – your go-to for partner enquiries and your ongoing support throughout working with us. Read on to learn more about them and get in touch about how you can contribute!


My name is Mary Jane Symons, but everyone calls me Maartje.

Tell us about working with TEDxAmsterdam?

It feels great to be part of TEDxAmsterdam, especially for the big 10th anniversary. The vibe and the team are amazing and it is with great pleasure that I contribute to such an organisation and help all these amazing ideas end up on stage and spread worldwide.

And our partners?

Our partners are the most important aspect in realising TEDxAmsterdam. Who doesn’t want to work with the most creative, inspiring and innovative companies!

I take care of our supporting and in-kind partnerships. I like building relationships with them and together, creating a natural and mutually beneficial partnership for the long term.

What do you do outside of this?

I co-own two companies. The Workz helps professionals and companies in the communication industry with tailored business coaching, training, copywriting and translations.

Body Language Trainingen provides masterclasses and training for business professionals concerning body language, micro-expressions and lying. I also ‘run’ a precious family consisting of a husband and two daughters!

What's your favourite TED talk?

I love Emilie Wapnick's 2015 talk, 'Why some of us don’t have one true calling'. It helped me recognise and realise my own potential and feel proud of it.

Contact Maartje via maartje@tedxamsterdam.nl


Interested in partnering with us?

Learn more here, get in touch with Maartje about how you can collaborate with us, or read more about Katya here.

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