Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to invite you to EuroPerio9 in Amsterdam 2018. The EuroPerio Congress, as you probably know, has established itself as the world’s leading Congress in periodontology and implant dentistry. Every three years, another city and another committee is organising that event. For me and my team, it is a great honour to be able to bring this meeting to Amsterdam for the European Federation of Periodontology, in collaboration with the Dutch Society of Periodontology.
Amsterdam is an attractive city and you probably have an idea of the incredibly many faces this city has to offer. It is not only well-known for its coffee shops, but also for the rich collection of paintings gathered in its museums. Actually, museums are Amsterdam’s main tourist attractions. Everyone has heard of the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, but there are many more: Amsterdam has over seventy museums which attract millions of visitors each year.
In many ways, Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. It has all the advantages of a big city – rich culture, lively Amsterdam nightlife, international restaurants –, but it is also quiet and, largely thanks to its extensive canals, has little road traffic. Here, your destination is never far away.
With its canals, museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most romantic and beautiful cities. Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity, making visitors from all over the world feel welcome.
The venue for EuroPerio9 is the RAI Amsterdam, located in the south of Amsterdam’s business quarter. The train from Amsterdam airport takes about ten minutes to reach Amsterdam RAI station, and there is also a public transport stop in front of the RAI. By 2018, a metro station will connect the RAI directly with Amsterdam’s centre. The RAI itself features parking for approximately 4600 cars, in its immediate vicinity there is also a car park for another 7500 vehicles as well as also for coaches. The RAI’s landing stage serves as the access point for canal boat trips. Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals.
The venue offers superb auditorium, congress and exhibition space, and provides every facility required for a successful exhibition for our industry partners.
The notable success of previous EuroPerio Congresses is striking, from their relatively modest beginnings to the great clinical, scientific and commercial success of EuroPerio7 in Vienna 2012, which attracted more than 7800 registered participants. EuroPerio8 in London 2015 broke all previous records with almost 10.000 participants. Along with increasing participant numbers, EuroPerio’s profile has also steadily risen, turning it into the « world’s leading congress in periodontology ». In addition, we believe that with Amsterdam being an “affordable” city compared to London, it may well attract an even larger (and maybe also younger) audience.
As ever, we are very dependent on our Industry Partners for the viability and success of the meeting and thus grateful for their continuing support. We very much hope that you will want to join us to support EuroPerio9, Amsterdam 2018.
Chair of the EuroPerio9 Organising Committee