Global civil society activity in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Rotterdam is ranked #73 over a 20 year period,
with 638 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in 2019

Rotterdam is ranked #41 in 2019, with 42 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Rotterdam Partners


Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau offers free, objective and professional advice to organisers of congresses or business meetings about the opportunities on offer in Rotterdam. They help decide on venues, leisure programmes and communication choices to ensure that a congress, fair, meeting or business trip is a success. Services include:

  • Advice and mediation: Provides advice about the choice of business venue and accommodation, and provides contacts with venues and hotels, Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and suppliers.
  • Site inspection, FAM trip & Inspiration Day: Takes care of site inspections for the local organising committee or international board at locations including hotels, congress venues and restaurants. FAM trips and Inspiration Days are eye-opening ways to get to know what's on offer in Rotterdam.
  • Production, co-financing and subsidies: Provides support in producing and in co-financing your bid book and/or presentations. Rotterdam Partners has all the latest information on subsidy rules and incentives on offer.
  • Advice on putting together a programme: Helps organise a programme of leisure activities to accompany a fair or congress.
  • Free visual aids: There are over 700 copyright-free photographs of Rotterdam in the Rotterdam Branding Toolkit which can be used free of charge to help promote an event in Rotterdam. Promotional videos are also available to be used in presentations.
  • City information: Besides their time at a congress or fair, visitors should thoroughly enjoy their stay in Rotterdam. They can make use of city information resources, including the Rotterdam App, the City Map, Dining in Rotterdam, Rotterdam Shopping City, the Rotterdam Welcome Card and Roaming Rotterdam. These will help congress and fair participants to quickly find their way around the city. Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau can for the most part provide these aids free of charge.

Organizations based in Rotterdam

AIESEC Est. 1949

International Society of Blood Purification Est. 1982

International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Est. 1983

Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo Est. 1938

International Esperantist Scientific Association Est. 1906


Global Commission on Adaptation Est. 2018

European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts Est. 1968

European Association of Intellectual Disability Medicine Est. 1991

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Est. 1981

European Surgical Association Est. 1993

European Taekwondo Union Est. 1976

The International Molinological Society Est. 1973

European Arenas Association Est. 1990

Christian Artists International Association Est. 1990

European Barge Union Est. 2001

European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology Est. 1987

World Association of Eye Hospitals Est. 2007

European Society of Craniofacial Surgery Est. 1984

European Harbour Masters' Committee Est. 1985

Foundation European Congress on Extracorporeal Circulation Technology

International Association for the Representation of the Mutual Interests of the Inland Shipping and the Insurance and for Keeping the Register of Inland Vessels in Europe Est. 1947

Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems Est. 1952

Minority Research Network

International Users Group of ISPO-certified organizations

View More profiles (67 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Rotterdam

2025 World Energy CongressWorld Energy Council

2023 Annual General MeetingEuropean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2023 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) : Annual General Conference and AssemblyInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

2022 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2022 ConferenceInternational Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety

2022 IUMS CongressInternational Union of Microbiological Societies

2022 Clima : World Congress on Heating, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Air-ConditioningFederation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Associations

2022 CongressEuropean Society for Sexual Medicine

2022 Annual Meeting and General AssemblyAssociations and Conference Forum

2022 European Conference of Medical and Health LibrariesEuropean Association for Health Information and Libraries

2021 UFI Global CongressUFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

2021 ICHO : Quadrennial International Congress of Hyperthermic OncologyEuropean Society for Hyperthermic OncologySociety of Thermal Medicine, USA

2021 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Vascular Surgery

2021 CongressEuropean Association for Neuro-Oncology

2021 Quadrennial Congress and General AssemblyEUCARPIA

2021 Annual MeetingAssociations and Conference Forum

2021 ForumEuropean Dermatology Epidemiology Network

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Association for Applied Econometrics

2021 Annual ConferenceFederation of European Tank Storage Associations

2021 European CongressEuropean Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

2021 Annual WorkshopInternational Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health

2021 MeetingEuropean Implementation Collaborative

View More Future Events (24 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Rotterdam

2021 International Symposium – International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
2021 European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference – European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference
2021 Biennial Congress – European Federation of National Maintenance Societies
2021 European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry – European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group
2020 Annual Conference – European Health Management Association
2020 European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference – European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference
2020 Annual Conference – Federation of European Tank Storage Associations
2020 Meeting – European Implementation Collaborative
2020 ICHO : Quadrennial International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology – European Society for Hyperthermic OncologySociety of Thermal Medicine, USA
2020 Annual Congress – International Solid Waste Association
2020 Quadrennial Congress and General Assembly – EUCARPIA
2020 World Congress – International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
2020 Annual Workshop – International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health
2020 European Congress – European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
2020 Setting the Dutch norm – Union internationale des laboratoires indépendants
2020 General Assembly – Union internationale des laboratoires indépendants
2020 Symposium – International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease
2019 European Winter Meeting – Econometric Society
2019 General Assembly – European Land Registry Association
2019 International Design in Government Conference – International Design in Government community
2019 Sustainable food systems - performing by connecting – European Federation of Food Science and Technology
2019 Dredging Days – Central Dredging Association
2019 Europort Maritime Conference – European Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association
2019 Annual European Conference – International DB2 Users Group
2019 Annual Congress – CEPI ContainerBoard

View More Past Events (1253 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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