Global civil society activity in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Amsterdam is ranked #15 over a 20 year period,
with 2607 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in 2019

Amsterdam is ranked #18 in 2019, with 116 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Amsterdam-RAI Congress Centre

website: http://www.rai.nl/nl/pages/default.aspx


We believe in the power of connecting. To bring people, ideas and visions together in a world full of opportunities.

As a facilitating and organising party, Amsterdam RAI connects context, content and communities with one another. We create the right conditions in which inspiring meetings can take place. In which various languages can understand each other as one. This synergy creates the added value of a good experience and/or a business success. Amsterdam RAI links people both physically and virtually so they can inspire, surprise and enrich one another. Always with an open mind and a global perspective.

In addition to organising 25 of its own exhibition titles, Amsterdam RAI facilitates over 500 events a year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate events and other niche events organised in the exhibition halls and conference centre.

Amsterdam RAI Exhibitions annually organises over 25 national and international consumer and trade fairs. As the organising party, we wish to act as a matchmaker between visitors and exhibitors. Our international titles have regional spin-offs in China, America, Poland, India, Mexico and Turkey. Wherever they may be held around the world, the emphasis is on generating and maintaining new and existing business for our exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and partners.



Amsterdam Convention Bureau by amsterdam&partners

website: http://www.iamsterdam.com/meetings


The Amsterdam Convention Bureau (CVB) by amsterdam&partners, is the official bureau for promoting Amsterdam as the ideal conference destination. We work independently and offer a number of free services.

How we can help

The Amsterdam CVB is your dedicated contact for organising conferences, meetings and events in Amsterdam. We help you organise impactful conferences and meetings that truly add value for delegates, local businesses and residents alike. So, you can make a difference and create a true impact.

Our services
  • Location advice: We help you make a shortlist of the most suitable venues and offer tailor-made suggestions. 

  • Bid assistance: Let us help you compile your RFP.

  • Site inspections: Have your programme for a site inspection arranged from A to Z.

  • Hotel room blocks: Convenient for you, and hassle-free for your delegates.

  • Promotional material: Use our free toolkit to support your story.

  • Local services providers and event planning support: Whatever services you need, we can connect you.

Extensive knowledge and business network 

Amsterdam has an extensive knowledge network with universities, research centres and companies. We can connect you with our partners and with the Municipality of Amsterdam. Sharing knowledge, to give your conference real impact.

Life Sciences & Health 

Amsterdam is a leader in the field of life sciences and health. The concentration and cooperation of many research institutions, hospitals, universities, companies and start-ups form an innovative and dense Life Sciences and Health hub. We can connect you to these partners. By combining and sharing your knowledge, you can make the best of your association event. And make a real impact.


Organizations based in Amsterdam

International Congress and Convention Association Est. 1963

FCI Est. 1968

World Glaucoma Association Est. 2002

International Society of Blood Transfusion Est. 1937

Childhood Cancer International Est. 1994

World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation Est. 2006

International Credit Insurance and Surety Association Est. 1928

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Est. 1958

International Society for Neurochemistry Est. 1966

International School Psychology Association Est. 1974

World Federation of Right to Die Societies Est. 1980

Worldwide Network of Artists Residencies Est. 1993

International Project Management Association Est. 1971

IBFD Est. 1938

International Association of Labour History Institutions Est. 1970

Aflatoun International Est. 2005

Union for Ethical BioTrade Est. 2007

Superyacht Builders Association Est. 2007

International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

European Society for Immunodeficiencies Est. 1994

European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation Est. 1989

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Est. 1988

Association internationale de dialectologie arabe Est. 1993

International Association of Internet Hotlines Est. 1999

Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations Est. 1995

View More profiles (279 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Amsterdam

2023 Annual ConferenceINSOL Europe

2023 Annual International Conference on Emergency MedicineInternational Federation for Emergency Medicine

2022 Fungal biology and applicationsInternational Mycological Association

2022 European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility ConferenceEuropean Federation for Immunogenetics

2021 Annual Real Estate Investments ConferenceInternational Bar Association

2021 ESCD CongressEuropean Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group

2021 CongressEuropean Society on Tattoo and Pigment research

2021 Europe Regional ConferenceEuropean Society of General Practice/Family MedicineWorld Organization of Family Doctors

2021 CongressFederation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand

2021 Multi-Channel Home Shopping ConferenceElectronic Retailing Association Europe

2021 International Conference on Evidence Based Endoscopy and Research in Gynaecology (ICEBERG)Nordic Society on Gynaecological EndoscopyDutch Society on Gynaecological Endoscopy / Werkgroep Gynaecologische Endoscopie (WGE)

2021 CongressSociety for Ultrastructural Pathology

2021 Global Entrepreneurship ConferenceInternational Bar Association

2021 ConferenceEuropean Social Work Research Association

2021 Interspill International ConferenceEuroSpill Association

2020 EAGE Annual ConnferenceEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

2020 Annual Labour Law ConferenceInternational Association of Young Lawyers

2020 European ConferenceConseil européen de l'industrie chimiqueActive Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee

2020 Annual ForumWorld Electronics Forum

2020 Europe Biotechnology ConferenceISPE

2020 CongressWorld Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

2020 CongressInternational League of Antiquarian Booksellers

View More Future Events (22 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Amsterdam

2020 Plastic Pipes Conference – Plastic Pipes Conference Association
2020 International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2020 Meeting – International Federation of Placenta Associations
2020 Annual Meeting – European Society for Dermatological Research
2020 EUSIPCO : European Signal Processing Conference – European Association for Signal Processing
2020 QCRYPT Annual International Conference on Quantum Cryptography – Conference on Quantum Cryptography
2020 Biennial Congress – International Association for the Study of Pain
2020 Development today - accumulation, surveillance, redistribution – Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
2020 Symposium on Photochemistry – International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
2020 Annual Convention – International Association of Breeders and Distributors of Ornamental Plant Varieties
2020 Smart highway and street design, ready for the future – Transportation Research Board
2020 Annual World Summit – International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services
2020 Congress – European Society of Contact Dermatitis
2020 Multi-Channel Home Shopping Conference – Electronic Retailing Association Europe
2020 Conference – European Business Registry Association
2020 Annual Conference – PLMA International Council
2020 Half-Yearly Meeting – Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
2020 Global Entrepreneurship Conference – International Bar Association
2020 Conference – Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association
2020 Working Week – Fédération internationale des géomètres
2020 Annual Conference – International Conference on Innovation in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
2020 Spring Meeting – European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes
2020 International Conference on Children's Health, Environment and Safety – International Network on Children's Health, Environment and Safety
2020 Annual Conference – Society for Latin American Studies
2020 The maturing renewables market – RECS International

View More Past Events (5561 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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