NORTH HOLLAND, NORTH OF AMSTERDAM
‘An important part of the meeting are the social events’
George Brouwer is managing director and owner of Travel Congress Management (TCM) which specialises in the organisation of medical conferences and events. For the international pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly Netherlands, TCM organises the biennial National Lilly Meeting. For three days, the more than 130 Lilly employees – who are involved in the clinical research of medicines, marketing, sales and support services – come together to learn from and with each other.
‘The beach is particularly attractive for our younger participants’
Arjen Nauta is Sr. Scientist Nutritional Sciences with the FrieslandCampina Innovation Center. He is also the treasurer of the LAB (Lactic Acid Bacteria) conference. The LAB conference is organised in the Netherlands every three years. Between 500 and 600 international PhD students, professors, suppliers and producers of consumer products – mainly from the dairy industry – attended the 11th edition last year.
Convention Bureau Holland (CBH) has recently been established to represent the North Holland region north of Amsterdam. CBH is an autonomous and independent foundation that has set for itself the goal of bringing more national and international conferences to the region. Organisers of multi-day (association) conferences can go there for free advice and information about all the possibilities that the region has to offer in the conference sector. The agency also organises any desired location viewings and provides obligation-free quotations.