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

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 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

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

Veterana Esperantista Klubo Est. 1949

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe Est. 1995

International Association for Aesthetics Est. 1984

IMISCOE Research Network

ACCESS Facility Est. 2012

View More profiles (65 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 ConferenceUrban Future global conference

2023 Annual General MeetingEuropean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2023 European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear ImplantationEuropean Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation

2023 ConferenceInternational Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

2023 European Symposium on Pediatric Hand SurgeryEuropean Symposium Pediatric Hand Surgery

2023 World Library and Information CongressInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

2022 Associations Round Table - EuropeUnion of International Associations

2022 International Conference on Stress Wave Theory and Design and Testing Methods for Deep FoundationsInternational Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

2022 Annual International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz WavesInternational Society of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves

2022 ConferenceInternational Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety

2022 IUMS CongressInternational Union of Microbiological Societies

2022 World Congress on Genetics Applied To Livestock ProductionInternational Committee for Animal Recording

2022 Turbomachinery Technical Conference & ExpositionASME International Gas Turbine Institute

2022 World Congress & Council MeetingInternational Cost Engineering Council

2022 Annual General MeetingGlobal Project Logistics Network

2022 Symposium on Digestive Physiology of PigsEuropean Federation of Animal Science

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

2022 International Conference on Ophthalmic PhotographyInternational Conference on Ophthalmic Photography

2022 Annual ConferenceConsortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe

2022 CongressEuropean Society for Sexual Medicine

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

Past Events in Rotterdam

2022 Annual Meeting and General Assembly – Associations and Conference Forum
2022 European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries – European Association for Health Information and Libraries
2022 European Robotics Forum – euRobotics
2022 Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) – Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine
2022 Annual Meeting – West European Fish Technologists Association
2022 Conference – Surveillance Studies Network
2021 GEC-ESTRO Workshop – European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology
2021 Congress – European People's Party
2021 UFI Global Congress – UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
2021 ShipCon Conference – YoungShip International
2021 ICHO : Quadrennial International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology – European Society for Hyperthermic OncologySociety of Thermal Medicine, USA
2021 Annual Meeting – European Society for Vascular Surgery
2021 Congress – European Association for Neuro-Oncology
2021 International Conference on Neuromuscular Ultrasonography – International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiological Imaging
2021 Annual General Meeting – International Salvage Union
2021 Autumn Assembly – European Medical Students' Association
2021 Quadrennial Congress and General Assembly – EUCARPIA
2021 Annual Meeting – Associations and Conference Forum
2021 International Workshop for Osteoarthritis Imaging – International Society of Osteoarthritis Imaging
2021 European Control Conference – European Union Control Association
2021 World Recreational Fishing Conference – World Recreational Fishing Conference
2021 Interpera - World Pear Congress – Assemblée des Régions Européennes Fruitières, Légumières et Horticoles
2021 Forum – European Dermatology Epidemiology Network
2021 Annual Conference – International Association for Applied Econometrics
2021 Annual Conference – Federation of European Tank Storage Associations

View More Past Events (1329 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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