From live to virtual conferences

In recent years, the demand for hybrid congresses has played an important role in the events industry. The Covid-19 pandemic has really accelerated this demand. While virtual or hybrid conferences initially began gaining in importance from a sustainability point of view, the pandemic suddenly showed how vital they are to keep our sector running. After all, people have always had a strong need to meet with each other. This has proven to be no different during these times of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that has only increased the demand for virtual and hybrid conferences.

A perfect example of virtual conferencing at MECC Maastricht

EVC-ECC (European Vascular Course – European Cardiovascular Course) is a leading international congress in the vascular field attended by  over 2,000 visitors. This year the 24th edition of the EVC-ECC conference was held at MECC Maastricht for the twelfth time in a row. Due to the pandemic, this edition of EVC-ECC transformed towards a full online training event with live workshops. The audio-visual technicians managed to stream 148 LIVE hands-on workshops from 8 studios in MECC Maastricht, connecting tutors with delegates who were digitally present in the studio and delegates with observational seats. By using innovative technology, EVC-ECC was able to connect their participant in more than 13.000 workshop seats.



“We have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from tutors, participants and our medical company partner and we are thrilled with the favorable outcome of our digital training event. We sincerely thank all of you for your invaluable contribution of the success of EVC-ECC 2021!” says Prof. dr. M.J.H.M. Jacobs, Head of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Heart + Vascular Center, Vascular Surgeon.

Aftermovie EVC

MECC Maastricht is ready for the future

The pressing need for virtual contact in combination with the fact that ‘beyond boundaries’ is in the MECC’s DNA has led to a concentrated focus on facilitating the organisation of virtual conferences at the highest possible level. Not only is this a reflection of MECC Maastricht’s desire to adhere to the strictest possible health and safety measures, but also its objective to constantly exceed customers’ expectations. In these times of social distancing, an online or hybrid event can be the quintessential solution. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art MECC Studio can offer you the perfect ‘venue’ for your online or hybrid event.

MECC Studio
Charles Beckers
    Charles Beckers SR. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER INT. MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS +31 (0)6 15 12 50 97charles.beckers@mecc.nl
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    Maartje Nollen
      Maartje NollenBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ASSOCIATIONS +31 (0)6 20 42 24 81maartje.nollen@mecc.nl
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      Will your conference be next?

      If we have piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about what MECC Maastricht has to offer in terms of virtual or hybrid conferences please contact our experienced team. 
      Our team will be happy to help you. Below you will also find more information about our COVID-19 protocol as well as the MECC corporate brochure.

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