After having started his career in marketing and advertising at a big national newspaper, René van Gameren worked on client service side at several Amsterdam-based advertising agencies. Moved to Rotterdam ad agency Publi Design & Advertising in 1986, at the time part of Publicis, to become owner in 1989. Became a member of the AMIN network in 2005. Was Managing Partner of Publi until 2007, until the B2B-agency was sold by and merged with B2C-agency Campagne in Rotterdam, still the Dutch member of AMIN. After leaving this agency at the end of 2010 René accepted the position of Secretary of the AMIN EMEA Board, as well as a few years later Development Director of AMIN Worldwide. Being a member of the Global Committee his personal goal is to help the network further expand in terms of importance and quality around the globe. In this perspective recruitment of agencies in new countries is one of his main activities. Although his work for AMIN is rather time consuming René finds enough time to perform his other passion: flying hot air balloons.