MECC Maastricht to host psychiatric conference (NVvP) for next five years - Largest annual medical congress in Netherlands

Maastricht, 19 April 2021 - A five-year contract was signed on April 15th between the Netherlands Psychiatric Association (NVvP) and MECC Maastricht in the presence of Mayor of Maastricht Annemarie Penn-te Strake. The Netherlands’ largest national medical association, the NVvP organises its three-day spring conference each year which is attended by over 2,700 psychiatrists and psychiatrists in training. The signing of the contract will renew the current relationship with MECC as a permanent conference location until 2026.

Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht: “The conferences at MECC Maastricht are an important building block supporting the economy of our city. It’s fantastic that in these particularly difficult times for the tourism sector an important player like the NVvP is willing to commit to MECC and Maastricht. We’re really pleased about this as the city government. I would like to thank MECC Maastricht for its efforts and the NVvP for its trust in MECC Maastricht and our city.”

Noortje Sax, NVvP Director: “We’re delighted to be holding our conference in Maastricht once again. The new conference centre at MECC Maastricht is a perfect match for our objectives to further professionalise our congress. We have full confidence in our partnership.”

Frank Mimpen, MECC Maastricht Commercial Director: “MECC Maastricht hopes that the upgrade and expansion of the venue which is scheduled to be completed next month will attract more national and international conferences and events to MECC Maastricht and the city. The continuation of the cooperation between the NVvP and MECC Maastricht is a perfect fit for our strategy. The annual conference generates a huge spin-off for the city; just think of the number of overnight stays and spending that this event generates.”

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From left to right: 
Noortje Sax - Director NVvP, Frank Mimpen - Commercial Director MECC Maastricht, Charles Beckers - Sr. Business Development Manager Int. Medical Associations MECC Maastricht, Liesbeth van Gangelen - Event Manager NVvP and Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht.  

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