Looking back at Maastricht Meet the Stars 

Looking back at the successful Meet the Stars event in Maastricht puts a big smile on our faces. We enjoyed the three-day event with a fantastic group of twelve international conference organizers.

Maastricht: The Star Among Cities

Meet the Stars focused on learning more about the city of Maastricht and the recently renovated MECC Maastricht conference center. During these three days, we got to know each other better, exchanged experiences and gained new ones, and made new friends. The perfect spring weather allowed us to experience Maastricht at its best, a city where history meets innovation, luxury meets knowledge, fine dining meets future foods, and heritage meets science. This is how our valued guests described our city …

“Fantastic, sustainable, friendly, high value for money, European, compact, a 5-star experience, easy to love, inspiring… and last but not least ‘the star of conferences.”

Watch the after-movie and check out the photo gallery to see for yourself what a wonderful experience it was. You are welcome to share this experience on social media. Just use this videolink. Please tag Maastricht Convention Bureau and MECC Maastricht in your posts and include the hashtag #MeetMaastrichtStars to refer to the event.

Highlights of the program


The delegation got to meet the “stars” of Maastricht, including the world-famous André Rieu; Professor Dr. Michael Jacobs, head vascular surgeon, director of the Heart and Vascular Centre at MUMC+ and director of the European Vascular Course; and Manon van den Beuken – Head of Fair Operations for TEFAF. These stars know the Maastricht region like the backs of their hands and are also experts at organizing events in Maastricht and around the world. An extensive tour of Maastricht was naturally part of the program, as was a visit to the brand-new MECC Maastricht conference center.
The joint initiative of MECC Maastricht and Maastricht Convention Bureau aimed to put Maastricht on the global map for academic associations considering holding a multi-day conference in the Maastricht region. Given the enthusiastic response from our guests, we are convinced that several of their congresses will land in Maastricht in the coming years.


Special thanks to our dedicated partners


The Maastricht: Meet The Stars event is a joint initiative of the Maastricht Convention Bureau and MECC Maastricht. The organizing parties wish to thank all of the partners whose participation contributed to a very successful event. Together with these dedicated partners from our conference community, we have been able to ensure our guests get the royal treatment and take home lasting memories. Click the titles to visit their websites.

Looking forward to meeting you again in Maastricht!

The Meet the Stars event has been a joint initiative of the Maastricht Convention Bureau and MECC Maastricht specifically for professional congress organizers and associations.

Our team is at complete disposal to discuss future events and congresses in Maastricht. They will always ensure you’ll get the royal treatment in Maastricht. Please feel free to contact our team members.

Anouk Maas

Anouk Maas
Business Development Manager

Maastricht Convention Bureau

+31 6 – 52 62 56 88

Charles Beckers
Sr. Business Development Manager


+31 6 – 15 12 50 97

Mirel Kostons
Business Development Manager

Maastricht Convention Bureau

+31 6 – 11 98 53 94

Jurgen Moors

Managing Director

Maastricht Convention Bureau

+31 6 – 51 96 77 06