Social Programme

The welcome reception will take place in the City Hall of Rotterdam from 19.00-20.30 hrs.
Rotterdam City Hall, Entrance via Stadhuisstraat. Please note that due to renovations the main entrance at the Coolsingel is not accessible but the entrance at the garden side of the city hall will be used. Rotterdam’s City Hall is one of the few old buildings left in the centre of the city. It was built between 1914 and 1920 and miraculously survived the 1940 bombing raids. It is a beautiful building that definitely deserves your attention.  

Address details:
City Hall Rotterdam
Coolsingel 40
3011 AD Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Date: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Registration fee: € 12.10 (incl. 21% vat)
Time: 19.00-20.30 hrs.

The welcome reception was made possible by the generous support of IDEXX Laboratories, silver sponsor of the ECVIM-CA Congress.

The poster reception will take place from 16.40 to 17.40 hours in the exhibition area in the Congress Centre. During the reception the participants have the opportunity to view the posters and to ask questions to the poster presenters. Food and beverages will be served.

The poster reception was only made possible by the generous support of Nestlé Purina, platinum sponsor of the ECVIM-CA Congress.

Date: Thursday 6 September 2018
Registration fee: 
free of charge however registration required
16.40-17.40 hrs.

The congress evening will take place in the Mainport Rotterdam. 

Mainport is the gateway to all continents in the world, integrating the influences of the world in a 5 star design setting. Mainport’s unique location, on the banks of the river Maas, offers sweeping views over the water and the skyline of Rotterdam. It is located at the foot of the famous Erasmus Bridge.

The evening will start at 19.45 hours with a Mix and Mingle hour in the Panorama restaurant. You can enjoy an aperitif, cocktail nibbles, a breath-taking view and THE skyline from Rotterdam “Manhattan on the Maas”. At 20.30 hours the buffet dinner will start in the Restaurant Mainport. After the dinner at 22.30 hours the DJ will bring some music to dance
in the Cocktailbar on The Rocks. Both the Restaurant Mainport and the Cocktailbar are located at one of the Inner Harbours of Rotterdam. If the weather allows you can also enjoy some drinks at the terrace.

Route to Mainport: Metro/Subway
From Rotterdam Central Station, take metro line D bound to ‘Slinge’ or ‘De Akkers’. Exit at ‘Leuvehaven’ metro station. Leave the metro station and you will see Mainport in front of you.

Route to Mainport: Tram
From Rotterdam Central Station, take tram line 8 bound to ‘Spangen’, tram line 23 bound to
‘Limbrichthoek’ or tram line 25 bound to ‘Carnisselande’. Exit at ‘Leuvehaven’ tram station,
located right next to Mainport.

The congress evening and dance party was only made possible by the generous support of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, platinum sponsor of the ECVIM-CA Congress.

Address details:
Mainport Rotterdam
Leuvehaven 77
3011 EA Rotterdam

Date: Friday 7 September 
Registration fee: € 66.55 (incl. 21% vat) (€ 42.35 (incl. 21% vat) for residents and students) FULLY BOOKED!!!
Time: 19.45-01.30 hrs.



The farewell drink will be organised on Saturday 8 September from 18.00 to 19.00 hours for all delegates in the Congress Centre (Hal grote zaal). Small local snacks and drinks will be served.

Date: Saturday 8 September 
Registration fee: free of charge
Time: 18.00-19.00 hrs.