Destination report Rotterdam 2017-01-10T16:46:14+00:00


Rotterdam is often considered the gateway to Europe and a famous World Port. The city owes this distinction to its four centuries of flourishing through shipping and trade. Rotterdam’s port is the largest in Europe and is currently one of the world’s five foremost ports.

In addition, Rotterdam is a leading city in the medical/scientific, creative and food sectors. Rotterdam universities, educational institutes and knowledge centres, first among them Erasmus University Rotterdam, are internationally renowned for their high-quality research and education. What’s more, Rotterdam is a young, dynamic and energetic city, unafraid of meeting any challenge head-on. Rotterdam is a cultural melting pot, home to people of some 170 nationalities, all contributing to an open, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Rotterdam’s residents are keen on getting things done, on embracing progress and renewal. One very visible result is the steady expansion of the city’s skyline. Along the banks of the river Meuse, Rotterdam has ultramodern skyscrapers stand shoulder to shoulder with historic buildings.

Encouragement Fund

The City of Rotterdam has for a number of years now been investing in bids to host and facilitate international conferences. As part of this drive, The Subvention International Associations Congresses was established. Initiators of

Rotterdam 2014: Architecture in the Spotlights

The New York Times, Rough Guides and CNN all proclaimed Rotterdam to be a Must-See City in 2014. The primary reason for being awarded this honour is that this year will see the opening of

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam has bundled its education and research efforts in the ‘Economy & Management’, ‘Medicine and Health’ and ‘Law, Culture and Society’ fields of expertise. The university is a recognised national and international leader

Compact Centre

A variety of reasons make Rotterdam an attractive host city for international association conferences. The city is well accessible from all over the world and features a compact city centre with all conference centres, hotels,


Fred Balvert | Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

‘Erasmus MC is now the premier research institute in the field of health and innovation’

Fred Balvert is interim head of communications Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam and is closely involved in several conferences. These include the Transatlantic Conference on Personalized Medicine (TCPM) on 8 and 9 October 2015 in the Education Center of Erasmus MC and Innovation for Health (I4H) on 18 February 2016 at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam.

August 22nd, 2015|

Teun van Gelder | Professor of Clinical Pharmacology

‘There is an excellent cooperation between physicians and pharmacists in this area’

Teun van Gelder is an internist – clinical pharmacologist and professor of Clinical Pharmacology. Thanks, in part, to his efforts, Rotterdam will be, in October 2015, the setting for the 14th Conference of the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology. IATDMCT 2015 will be attended by around 800 hospital pharmacists, clinical chemists, physicians and other specialists from the international healthcare sector.

August 22nd, 2015|


News: NEXUS chooses Rotterdam for her European Summit 2018

International leading Impact Investing network NEXUS, has chosen Rotterdam to host the 2018 NEXUS European Summit. Nexus is an international network of more than 3000 young investors, social entrepreneurs and allies who work to increase and improve philanthropy and social impact investing. This was announced during a recent visit of the Nexus delegation to Rotterdam.

Chair of the delegation and co-founder of NEXUS, Rachel Gerrol, and the other delegates were very impressed by the collaborative attitude of the municipality, the vibrant eco-system of social entrepreneurs, impact- investors and corporates working on social issues. The delegation experienced Rotterdam as a frontrunner in

November 17th, 2017|

RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo announce Rotterdam as 2018 host city

Robo Business Media has announced that it has chosen the city of Rotterdam as the location of RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018. RoboBusiness Europe and the TUS Expo are both part of the 2nd International Robotics Week, a collection of events focused on robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned systems. Both events will be held on 13, 14 and 15 February 2018 at the WTC Rotterdam.

“Rotterdam’s key business sectors, which include medical, agri-food, cleantech, maritime services & logistics, match up perfectly with the robotics & unmanned systems industries,” says Martijn van Dijk, co-founder Robo Business Media. “These factors, together

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