Amici ad Mosam


This congress ambassadors club, founded in 2011, is a network consisting of regional scientists and academia, who are committed to organise or initiate a conference regarding their specialism in the Maastricht region. This with the help of the Maastricht Convention Bureau and its partners, At the moment, there are 94 Amici ad Mosam members.

Through the Ambassador Programme, you can meet industry experts and ask their advice. Together, we will go through the different stages of hosting a successful conference. We will make sure you have all the information you need to persuade your association to select the Maastricht Region as their conference destination.

Why organize a conference
“Why should I organize a conference?” you might wonder. As driving force behind the conference, you gain recognition and achieve long-term benefits such as:

  • a platform to raise the global awareness of your subject matter and gain recognition for the Maastricht Region’s (academic) institutions and industries
  • build alliances for development of collaborative research and grant application
  • increased professional recognition for conference organizers and the chance to become a speaker at future conferences, which contributes to career development

Amici ad Mosam Events
Twice a year, the Maastricht Convention Bureau organises a meeting for the Amici: the first one during TEFAF -during which the Brightlands Convention Award ceremony takes place- and the second one in the fall. During these meetings, lectures are being held, interesting guided tours take place and there is plenty opportunity to network and exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge. Click here for past meetings.

Brightlands Convention Award
Since 2015, the Brightlands Convention Award is given to the one who has meant most to the conference destination Maastricht region. The award is sponsored by Brightlands, which illustrates how important conferences are to the Maastricht Health Campus and Chemelot Campus.

People can be nominated for the award by their peers. From the list of nominees, the board of the Maastricht Convention Bureau chooses the winner, who is announced during the Amici ad Mosam TEFAF meeting by the mayor of Maastricht.


Are you interested in becoming a member of Amici ad Mosam or would you like to get additional information? Please contact us by: tel. +31 (0)43 763 47 30, mail

Brightlands Convention Award 2018