Why Rotterdam

Why Rotterdam for your conference or business event?

Rotterdam is an excellent location for conferences and business events. Its popularity is not limited to the business community; more and more associations and NGOs are finding their way to Rotterdam. 2009 and 2010, Rotterdam rose to second place on the ICCA list of congress cities in the Netherlands.

1. Very good conference centres and event locations
Modern, centrally located conference facilities and event locations with the capacity to accommodate up to 10,000 people and hotels in within walking distance.

2. Varied range of hotel accommodations
With nearly 4,250 hotel beds in the city of Rotterdam alone and far more in the greater area of Rotterdam.

3. Excellent accessibility
Easily accessible from 249 cities in 99 countries with 84 airlines via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

4. Excellent logistics network
Rotterdam has a excellent logistics network with good metro, train and bus connections.

5. Incentive Fund for International Association Congresses
The city of Rotterdam is eager to invest in the success of your business meetings via the Incentive Fund for International Association Congresses.

6. Wealth of expertise
Rotterdam leads the field in maritime, medical, creative and architectural activities. The city has a wealth of expertise in these fields.

7. Very attractive price-quality ratio
Rotterdam has a good price-quality ratio compared to other prominent conference cities.

8. Opportunities for social programmes
Surprising opportunities and ideas for social programmes before or after the conference, related to attractions, architecture, museums or shopping.

9. HotelService Rotterdam
Free use of HotelService Rotterdam, your single point of contact for hotel arrangements at conferences and events.

10. Rotterdam shows commitment to sustainability
The Rotterdam Climate Initiative has set the target to lower CO2 by 50% and achieve a 100% climate-proof city in 2025. The hotels and congress locations in Rotterdam are increasingly showing commitment to sustainable enterprise and contributing to this ambitious target.

11. Services of Rotterdam Partners
Professional advice provided free of charge from Rotterdam Partners (Convention Bureau Rotterdam) for the organisation of your conference or business event.

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Rotterdam Partners is happy to help you
Contact our account managers for free independent advice:

Joyce WittelaarJoyce Wittelaar
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Stephen van EsBaris Soyogul
Account manager Business Events
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