About Congress by design

Congress by design (Cbd) is a leading full-service Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in the Netherlands, offering high-quality services to international clients.

Of course, our commitment to delivering top-of-the-class event organization translates to meeting and exceeding the challenging event requirements of the current situation. The pandemic has made in-person events unsafe, and while the world is waiting for the return to the normal, we continue to support our clients in achieving their goals and facilitating events in the hybrid and fully digital environment.

Online or hybrid: every step of the way

Just as with an in-person event, organizing a hybrid or virtual conference requires a professional, efficient, and flawless execution. At Congress by design we have mastered the process of successful event organisation in this new environment, and we are here to support you every step of the way. From project management and budget development to registration and coordination: online, in the studio or on a hybrid stage. All the while, ensuring safety for you and your delegates.

Head over to ‘Our services’ and find out how we can help you organize your next conference in the Netherlands or internationally.

Are you curious to find out more about online, hybrid and live conferences organized by Congress by design? Read our success stories to find out more.

Based in the Netherlands, operating globally

Congress by design is located in Harmelen, in the heart of the Netherlands metropolitan district and close to the four largest Dutch cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and Rotterdam. Congress by design opened its doors in 2006 and has since then organised numerous high-profile conferences in the Netherlands, Europe, and the US.

Customer oriented

Why work with Congress by design

There are many reasons why you should work with us.

  • We are wholeheartedly committed to organising memorable meetings for professionals, also in this challenging new environment. It is our belief that a personal approach is what makes our events worthwhile for clients, delegates, and associations.
  • By providing our clients with successful event organisation our team can take on all the worries and responsibilities surrounding an event so our clients can concentrate on the content. This is especially important in the virtual events environment: having a partner who knows how to tackle the new logistical environment can make all the difference.
  • It is an extensive process to organise a conference and it demands close collaboration between the PCO, association, and other stakeholders. We believe it is essential to build and sustain long-term partnerships with our clients to ensure the success of their conferences.
  • The trust that we receive from our clients is based on our transparent and honest way of working. Next to the financial clarity that we offer, we are a reliable partner in organising conferences who always delivers.
  • We have an outstanding track record and years of experience in organising high-profile international conferences. Next to our experience and accomplishments, we have built a network that supports any type or size of event. Visit our conference calendar and archive and have a look at our track record.

The team

Meet our dedicated and skilled team with over 25 years of experience in professional conference organisation.

Nicolette van Erven
Managing Director


Niels Fundter
Operations Director


Maureen de Graauw
Project Manager


Lisa MacPherson
Project Manager


Marije Sant
Project Manager


Lena Hartandi-Niesen
Project Manager


Francesca Sabba
Project Manager


Anna Hall
Project Manager


Els Bakker
Project Coordinator


Victoria Sarasola
Project Coordinator


Gabor Vereb
Project Coordinator


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