International bio-conferences heading to Maastricht

Historic Dutch city sets out stall as a major bio-hub with three international events to be held at MECC Maastricht.

The Dutch city of Maastricht is set to become something of a bio-hub in the next few years, after winning two more international conferences in the sector, in addition to this week’s European Conference on Biomaterials.

In 2020, the European Congress on Biotechnology will also be held at the MECC Maastricht and then in 2021 the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) will arrive.

The chairperson of the 2018 European Conference on Biomaterials, Professor Pamela Habibovic, said: "The current developments in biomaterials and regenerative medicine taking place in Maastricht and the local area have not gone unnoticed in the Netherlands and beyond.

"Limburg is the place where university research groups, hospitals, business and, uniquely enough, the province, all work together to produce innovations that can make a difference for patients. It’s really only logical that the international experts come together in Maastricht to talk about these innovations."

To attract these major international conferences to the city, MECC Maastricht and the Maastricht Convention Bureau worked with Maastricht University, Brightlands Health Campus, MUMC+, DSM, TU Eindhoven and Chemelot.

This week, 950 international experts will take part in the European Conference on Biomaterials to learn about the latest innovations in the field.

 

For more features and breaking news sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here.  

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

The best course of action for any borrower is to find out what flexibility there is, says legal expert James Stripe.

LIVE UPDATES: Uruguay's Carrasco airport becomes drive-in cinema

LIVE UPDATES: Uruguay's Carrasco airport becomes drive-in cinema

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Listen to C&IT's new podcast RSVP

Listen to C&IT's new podcast RSVP

Guests reveal their best experiences and react to anonymous industry confessions in our first-ever podcast for event and travel professionals.

Why Copenhagen is the perfect destination post-pandemic

Denmark's capital is walkable, clean, sustainable – and most importantly, happy

Can biosecurity teams save events?

Can biosecurity teams save events?

The industry will need a range of biosecurity measures if physical events are to return soon, says Smyle's Matt Holliday.

'We miss exhausted grins, red-eye flights and bad coffee': 15 love letters to events

'We miss exhausted grins, red-eye flights and bad coffee': 15 love letters to events

Industry insiders share what they miss most about live events while they are stuck at home.

Hong Kong Convention Centre holds first event since lockdown

Hong Kong Convention Centre holds first event since lockdown

The venue put stringent hygiene measures and body temperature screening in place to hold a three-day exhibition.

One day left to enter the C&IT Awards Americas

One day left to enter the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we've launched the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

5 ways events are adapting to coronavirus restrictions

5 ways events are adapting to coronavirus restrictions

Marketing budgets remain intact for 75% of companies, finds research by event agency Pico.

Trio of agencies to run events at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Trio of agencies to run events at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

DRPG, TBA and Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces among the companies running creative services for the international event.