Leids Congres Bureau (LCB) is a congress organisation bureau that offers logistic support in organising national and international congresses and meetings about various subjects.
In addition, we organise more than 20 up to date congresses, symposiums and seminars ourselves in areas such as (youth) care, welfare and traffic. This means that we do research on suitable topics, we develop the congress programmes, find speakers and chair persons, and are responsible for the (on-site) logistic management.
Are you planning to organise a congress? Then why don’t you call us? We can help you with the complete or part of the organisation, e.g. taking care of registration of participants or making hotel reservations. Of course, we will be happy to advise you with respect to the contents of your programme or on possibilities regarding length and venue of the meeting. In other words, we offer you the best of our knowledge and organisational skills. More information on our activities can be found below.
Stichting Leids Congres Bureau (Leids Congres Bureau Foundation) was founded on 28 April 1986, as a joint initiative of Leiden University and the municipality of Leiden in order to organise congresses and meetings and to encourage people to come to the Leiden region for this purpose.
In 1995, the Foundation turned into a private limited company. The management in office purchased all shares in the company. LCB started to work nationally instead of regionally and began to develop its own congress programmes in addition to organising congresses for others. Since then, the number of employees has increased from two to seven. The fields in which LCB operated, and still operates, range from the government to the care and welfare sector.
In order to promote the city of Leiden as a venue to host meetings and congresses Stichting Congresondersteuning Leiden (Leiden Foundation for Congress Support, SCL) was founded. Members of the Board represent the municipality of Leiden, Leiden University and Leids Congres Bureau. One of the achievements of the Foundation has been to establish the Leiden Congress Fund which offers financial support to congress organisers. This Fund can be appealed to for pre-financing and underwriting guarantees for congresses. More information on the Fund can be found below.