Nominees Brightlands Convention Award 2015

march 15, 2016

On Saturday March 19th, during the annual TEFAF meeting of the convention ambassador club Amici ad Mosam, Mayor Annemarie Penn-te Strake will hand out the Brightlands Convention Award 2015 to the person who has meant most to the Maastricht region as a convention destination.

The nominees for the Brightlands Convention Award 2015 are:

  1. Prof. dr. Rudy Nuijts - Winter Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2017
  2. Prof. dr. Mark Post - 1st International Symposium on Cultured Meat 2015
  3. Prof. dr. Chris Reutelingsperger – 8th International Conference on Annexins 2015
  4. Prof. dr. Luc Zimmermann - ESPR/jENS 2019 (ESPR is the European Society for Pediatric Research and jENS is the Joint European Neonatal societies Meeting)

This list is in alfabetical order and states the reason for nomination (future meetings were signed in 2015)

The board of the Maastricht Convention Bureau elects the winner from these nominees. The board members of the Maastricht Convention Bureau are: Frans Willem Cox, director Hotel Van der Valk Maastricht, Lars Flinkerbusch, director VVV Maastricht Marketing, Susanne Pauwels, managing director of Pauwels Congress Organisers and Rob van de Wiel, director MECC Maastricht. Chairman of the board is Jan Kees Dunning, CEO Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus.

Amici ad Mosam was founded by MECC Maastricht and Maastricht Convention Bureau in 2011, to create a network and platform between regional academics, MECC Maastricht, and the Maastricht Convention Bureau. For many years now these two organisations have been building a relationship with academics from Maastricht & region. Together with them, they try to get conventions and scientific meetings to come to Maastricht & region and to initiate new ones.

The award is sponsord by Brightlands. Brightlands allows scientists, researchers and entrepeneurs to come together in order to create added value for scientific research and medical technology. Conventions are of essential importance to establish those connections.

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