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.

Organising a conference takes time to prepare and requires a professional, efficient, and flawless execution. At Congress by design we have mastered the process of successful event organisation and we excel at it every step of the way: from project management and budget development to registration and onsite coordination. Head over to ‘Our services’ and find out how we can help you organise your next conference in the Netherlands or internationally.

Are you curious to find out more about conferences organised by Congress by design? Read about our success stories in the case study section.

We understand the significance that a congress can have for our clients’ reputation and we ensure that the conference will meet your organisation’s objectives and expectations.

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 across 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. 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.
  • 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


Vera Verzijl
Project Manager


Bernice Beukenkamp
Project Manager


Maureen de Graauw
Project Manager


Jelica Hijmenberg
Project Manager


Leandra Hubers
Project Manager


Lena Hartandi-Niesen
Project Manager


Janine Kooistra
Project Coordinator


Els Bakker
Project Coordinator


Noortje Hart
Project Coordinator


Rachil de Kruijk
Project Coordinator


Naima Calor
Project Coordinator