Global civil society activity in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Rotterdam is ranked #12 over a 20 year period,
with 6981 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Rotterdam is ranked #13 in 2021, with 144 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

International Esperantist Scientific Association Est. 1906

European Association of Intellectual Disability Medicine Est. 1991

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Est. 1981

International Association of Customs Museums Est. 1993

World Association of Eye Hospitals Est. 2007

European Society of Craniofacial Surgery Est. 1984

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

European Sediment Network Est. 2002

Minority Research Network

International Users Group of ISPO-certified organizations

Veterana Esperantista Klubo Est. 1949

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe Est. 1995

International Association for Aesthetics Est. 1984

IMISCOE Research Network

Islamic University of Rotterdam Est. 1997

Centre for Documentation and Exploration of the International Language Est. 1967

Christian Artists Europe Est. 1970

Young European Architects

European Information Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Est. 2009

European Federation of Animal Protein Importers and Traders Est. 1961

International Ship Recycling Association Est. 2007

Foundation Africa

Poetry International Foundation

World Music and Dance Centre

View More profiles (66 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Rotterdam

2026 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance

2025 World Energy CongressWorld Energy Council

2024 Eurocon ConventionEuropean Science Fiction Society

2024 CongressFederation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand

2024 World Seed CongressInternational Seed Federation

2024 General AssemblyEuropean Boating Association

2024 GHI Congress on Food Safety and Security

2024 ESEA Conference on Sport EconomicsEuropean Sport Economics Association

2024 ConferenceUrban Future global conference

2024 Annual ConferenceEuropean Society for Population Economics

2023 EFIB : European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the BioeconomyEuropean Association of Bioindustries

2023 ConferenceFederation of European Self Storage Associations

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

2023 Euro Navigator ConferenceInternational Academies of Emergency Dispatch

2023 Annual ConferenceEuropean Association for International Education

2023 EANO MeetingEuropean Association for Neuro-Oncology

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

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

2023 European Mensa Annual Gathering (EMAG)Mensa International

2023 CongressEuropean Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

2023 ConferenceEuropean Petrochemical Luncheon International Association

2023 WMRC : Quadrennial World Maritime Rescue CongressInternational Maritime Rescue Federation

2023 WMRC : Quadrennial World Maritime Rescue CongressInternational Maritime Rescue Federation

2023 World CongressEuropean Association for Palliative Care

2023 Annual AFINet ConferenceAddiction and the Family International Network

View More Future Events (28 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Rotterdam

2023 International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress (IPIC) – International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies
2023 Joint International Congress – Liver Intensive Care Group of EuropeEuropean Liver and Intestine Transplant AssociationInternational Liver Transplantation Society
2023 Geospatial World Forum – Geospatial World Forum
2023 EuroMaintenance Congress – European Federation of National Maintenance Societies
2023 International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference – International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology
2023 Congress – European Society for Sexual Medicine
2023 Joint European CAR T-cell Meeting – European Society for Blood and Marrow TransplantationEuropean Hematology Association
2023 Annual Meeting and General Assembly – Associations and Conference Forum
2022 Associations Round Table - Europe – Union of International Associations
2022 Iodine in Food Systems and Health – World Iodine Association
2022 Annual Meeting – West European Fish Technologists Association
2022 European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education – European Association of Service-Learning in Higher Education
2022 European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry – European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group
2022 European Cell Therapy and Organ Regeneration Section (ECTORS) Meeting – European Society for Organ Transplantation
2022 International Conference on Stress Wave Theory and Design and Testing Methods for Deep Foundations – International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
2022 World Congress – World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
2022 Global Leadership Conference – International Egg Commission
2022 International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure – International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure
2022 International Myopia Conference – International Myopia Conference
2022 International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) – International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
2022 RehabWeek – International Society for Virtual RehabilitationInternational Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation TechnologyInternational Consortium on Rehabilitation RoboticsInternational Consortium for Rehabilitation TechnologyInternational Functional Electrical Stimulation SocietyInternational Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
2022 Triennial European Guide and Scout Conference – World Scout Bureau - European Regional Office
2022 IUMS Congress – International Union of Microbiological Societies
2022 International Congress on Dermato-Epidemiology – International Dermato-Epidemiology Association
2022 World Congress on Genetics Applied To Livestock Production – World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock ProductionInternational Committee for Animal Recording

View More Past Events (1383 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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