Innovative Rotterdam

Rotterdam. Gateway to Europe

City of progress and renewal

Recognised in Every Sector

The world city of Rotterdam is also known as the 'gateway to Europe'. Thanks to its strategic location and large port, Rotterdam is literally connected to the rest of the world. With its port as the hub of Europe’s largest maritime cluster, Rotterdam is the perfect location for maritime-related trade fairs or corporate events. But also within other strong economic sectors, such as Clean Tech, Life Sciences & Health, Energy, Agro-food, Transport & Logistics and Finance, Rotterdam operates at a global level. Explore your options for organising a trade fair or corporate event in Rotterdam! Discover the city!

Why Rotterdam Ahoy? View spaces


  • 630,000 residents
  • 170 nationalities
  • Originated in 1270 
  • City rights since 1340
  • 1st port in Europe, ranking 9th in the world
  • 2nd conference city in the Netherlands

Rotterdam is a vibrant metropolis and continues to innovate at a rapid pace. This dynamic city is the ideal location to organise your trade fair or corporate event.

City of Renewal and Progress

Rotterdam has a great international reputation and is the second largest conference city in the Netherlands. It is also a city of renewal and progress. Both in the business world and among the inhabitants themselves. Rotterdam is a city of enterprise, innovation and experimentation. Rotterdam Ahoy is centrally located south of the city centre, in the heart of Rotterdam-Zuid. It is also easy to reach by public transport, car and bicycle. This makes it easy for your guests to get to the trade fair venue.


FACT# Rotterdam is famous for its culture and world port. A true link in the international economy.

Innovative Corporate Rotterdam

Rotterdam has long attracted immigrants from far and wide, here to fulfil their dreams and build a future. This pioneering spirit saw Rotterdam grow into a world port city, characterised by its innovation, architecture, creativity and strength. Our city is also often a trendsetter, with the development of the Second Maasvlakte and the architectural highlights on the Kop van Zuid, for example. Our universities, educational institutions and knowledge centres are highly regarded for their excellent research and education. In short, a perfect city to organise your corporate event.

Discover the city!

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