ICCA Sector Venue European Client/Supplier Business Workshop

Preliminary Programme

Day 1: Thursday 14 September 2017




Participants arrive throughout the day at Brussels International Airport – warm welcome of delegates


Transfer to Crowne Plaza Hotel by shuttles services, approximately 1 hour drive from Brussels Airport


Check in Crowne Plaza Hotel


Afternoon at leisure depending on arrival

16.00 - 18.00

Optional Guided city tour
Stories, anecdotes and background information make the history of Maastricht come alive. The guide will lead the venues and clients to the most beautiful spots in the historic centre, including the Stokstraat district, the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein both square and basilica, the town ramparts, the parks, the Jeker district, and the Vrijthof with the monumental Church of St. John and the Basilica of St. Servatius.

18.00 – 18.30

Client introduction to ICCA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

18.30 - 19.30

Welcome Networking Reception

19.30 - 22.30

Guided evening walk from Crown Plaza Hotel to the dinner location. Networking dinner at the town hall of Maastricht (buffet dinner). Welcome speech by MECC, a representative of the city of Maastricht and the mayor of Maastricht.


Walk back from the dinner location, the town hall of Maastricht to the Crown Plaza Hotel


Day 2: Friday 15 September 2017



Breakfast at the hotel

08.30 – 09.00

Transfer by bike from Crowne Plaza Hotel to MECC Maastricht
Approximately 15 minutes. About thirty bicycles are reserved for venues, clients and the ICCA representative. The participants of the European workshop and ICCA representative will be divided into two mixed groups, each group will be accompanied by a MECC representative.

09.00 – 09.30

Members set up workshop tables

09.00 – 09.30

Clients given a short presentation or tour of venue by the host

09.00 - 15.30

Workshop including regular 20 minute coffee breaks & 60 minute buffet lunch break (Room .04/.05)

15.30 - 16.00

Site Inspection of MECC Maastricht. Group photo in front of Maastricht star: Maastricht meet Europe

16.00 – 17.00

De-briefing session venues (Room .01)

16.00 – 17.00

De-briefing session clients/Clients Forum (Room .02)

17.00 – 17.30

Transfer by bike from MECC Maastricht to Crowne Plaza Hotel

17.30 – 19.15

Free time

19.15 - 20.30

Guided walk to the Best Wine Shop of 2015 and the oldest wine cellars of the Netherlands, Thiessen Wijnkoopers
Thiessen will provide a guided tour through the wine cellars, bottling rooms and city wineyard. Besides, there will be a taster session of three wines, of which one sparkling wine with three different cheeses, bread and both, still and sparkling water.

20.30 – 23.00

Transfer by coach from Thiessen Wijnkoopers to the farewell dinner at Château Neercanne.

Château Neercanne will provide the appetizer in the beautiful caves of the Château, followed by a four course dinner in their restaurant. The cheese dessert will be served in the candlelit caves, which is a unique place for networking.


Transfer by coach to Crowne Plaza Hotel



Day 3: Saturday 16 September 2017




Breakfast at the hotel


Transfers to International Airport by shuttle services