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
Top Banana hires non-executive director

Top Banana hires non-executive director

New addition brings more than 30 years experience to the agency and will mentor and advise the leadership team.

Why there's been a surge of new hotels in Perth

Why there's been a surge of new hotels in Perth

Its pristine beachfront rivals California, with massive investment in tourism creating new hotels and jobs.

Case study: Hamburg hosts two global conferences in one week

Case study: Hamburg hosts two global conferences in one week

Global Investigative Journalism Conference and INMA Media Innovation Week took place in September.

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

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

12 brand new US hotels opening in 2020

12 brand new US hotels opening in 2020

From festival-chic Coachella to foodie-heaven Chicago, Visit The USA picked out the 12 most exciting places to stay next year.

The simple secret behind creating 'magical' events

The simple secret behind creating 'magical' events

APAC industry leaders share some of the best and most memorable moments they have created at events.

In pictures: C&IT Incentives Retreat 2019

In pictures: C&IT Incentives Retreat 2019

Event planners, venues and destinations joined C&IT for two-days of activities, sessions and meetings at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa.

Top 3 reasons corporates work with agencies

Top 3 reasons corporates work with agencies

From finding specialist skills to gaining new perspectives, corporate event planners share the top reasons they work with agencies.

Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Julia Charles Event Management managing director says planners need to do more to fight food waste at events.

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Part five of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report is an in-depth look at DHL's big three-day event for its staff.

LATEST JOBS