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Maastricht, your conference city

Maastricht is perhaps best known for being the place where the Treaty on European Union was signed, back in 1992. But there is definitely much more to this city which promotes knowledge like no other. Today, Maastricht has become a magnet to international and European associations, thanks to a multitude of international organizations and educational institutes in many areas of endeavours.

Discover the key assets for conference organizers and event planners

  • Conference venue with broad daylight
  • Multiple break-out rooms
  • Dedicated personal contact 

Advanced Photonics Congress 2022

We recently held our conference in the newly renovated MECC and it was outstanding. This was the first time this conference has met in person since the pandemic and everyone had very positive things to say about the venue. They loved how open the space was and the overall layout of the rooms was perfect for hosting our program. The staff was also fantastic. From the early pre-conference planning to the onsite execution, everyone was great to work with. MECC also helped with arranging complimentary bus transportation to and from the center which was very much appreciated by our attendees. Overall, it was a great experience and I highly recommend anyone looking for a venue in Europe to consider the MECC.

Jessica PagonisDirector of Meeting Operations at Optica

Intersteno 2022

From the first contact in 2019 till the end of the 53rd Intersteno congress in August 2022, the Maastricht Convention Bureau was at our side, thinking along, adding concrete suggestions and valuable support on different levels. Their assistance didn’t stop after we decided on Maastricht but continued smoothly and effectively. Even during the covid period that forced us to reschedule our congress twice. The final result: a more than successful congress in one of the most charming cities I learned to know: Maastricht!

Danny DevriendtSecretary Treasurer of Intersteno and Head of the ICT and informatics teacher training section at the Artevelde University College Ghent (Belgium)

Site visit EANS Courses

In Maastricht, on behalf of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, we have been hosted by the Convention Bureau of Maastricht and the MECC team, to see the new building of the renovated MECC and to discover possibilities in the region for our congresses and events. The Convention Bureau has done a fantastic job to host us, to prepare this visit and to showcase what is possible and available in the region. We are ‘living’ the city, truly excited, truly inspired and we want to send a big warm and warm thank you for the great work of the local team.

Valentini AmarantidouExecutive Director EANS - European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

European Vascular Courses

For more than 13 years MECC Maastricht has been our trusted venue. With the new building and upgrade we now have even more fantastic opportunities to showcase the European Vascular Courses (EVC) to the maximum. There are very few convention centers in the world with such a perfect infrastructure where EVC can host hundreds of workshops. And all this in the beautiful city of Maastricht where our thousands of participants love to come every year!

Prof Dr Michael JacobsHead of the department of vascular surgery at Maastricht UMC+ and General Director of European Vascular Course

9th World Congress of the International Association for Women's Mental Health

The International Association for Women's Mental Health recently held our 9th World Congress that brings delegates from every continent. The quality and layout of the meeting space in the MECC was outstanding. The Auditorium was perfect for our plenary and large symposia. The breakout rooms on the lower level allowed us our largest number of concurrent parallel sessions (9) in a configuration that allowed movement easily within the space. The foyer was the perfect networking space for posters and networking events including coffee breaks, lunch (attendee paid) and receptions. The NH Hotel next door to the MECC made it easy for delegates to stay nearby or to choose lovely, unique hotels in the city center. We would recommend this venue and city for any international Congress.


IAPD - International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Congress 2023

The 2023 congress was a very successful event with more participants and sponsors than expected. People were impressed, especially in terms of service and hospitality Maastricht stands out compared to other destinations in this country, which certainly did not go unnoticed among our participants and sponsors either. Both MCI (pco) and the International Association of Peadiatric Dentistry look back on the congress with great satisfaction.

Sophie SandersSenior Project Manager - MCI The Netherlands

Maastricht: where heart meets matter

Conferences facilitate the kinds of exchanges that are essential to knowledge transfer, innovation and collaboration. However, the impact of organizing your conference in Maastricht goes way beyond education. Let us inspire you and connect you to stakeholders in our regional scientific ecosystem to work on activities that can leave a lasting, positive and sustainable legacy.

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