Pauwels Congress Organisers consists of a team of driven professionals.

Our project managers know the world of congresses and events like no other. They are the linchpin in our business. A single point of contact for your project. Up to date on all of the details. The project managers are not only your point of contact, but also coordinate all questions from visitors, exhibitors and speakers. The PCO team has become optimally harmonized during their years of working together. PCO also works on a constructive basis with a range of professionals, from graphic designers and copywriters through to legal advice agencies and capable hostesses.

Susanne Pauwels

Susanne Pauwels has worked in the congress industry since 1985. During this period she has built up a huge amount of knowledge and experience in the organisation of medical scientific, corporate and ministerial congresses. As a result of her years of drive and experience at agencies including Van Namen & Westerlaken, the AMC Congress Organisation and MECC Maastricht, Susanne is able to organise a congress down to the finest details, using her eye for detail. Susanne is also external exam assessor at Zuyd Hogeschool.  

Susan Verkou

Susan Verkou is an enthusiastic and driven project manager. She gained a great deal of experience as a project manager at Conference Agency Maastricht. Her corporate economic background and strong communicative and social skills serve her well in this organisational profession.

Ilona Vermeeren

Ilona Vermeeren studied International Business and Languages, and enjoyed several years of experience at amongst others MECC Maastricht. Ilona is specialised in financial and IT matters. Alertness, precision and efficiency are her key skills.

Joeri Slangen

Joeri Slangen graduated from the University in Hotel and Event Management in 2010. He worked in different hotels and the banking industry. His eye for the smallest details and strong financial background, serve him well in his function as a project manager.

Lahdy Lauvenberg

Lahdy Lauvenberg graduated in July 2016 from the Hotel Management School Maastricht and enjoyed experience at several internships, amongst others MECC
Maastricht. She is very ambitious and her personality is characterized by her enthusiasm and her eye for detail.

Mirel Kostons

Mirel Kostons graduated from the Hotel Management School Maastricht, followed by several years of experience in the hotel industry and start-ups in Asia, the Middle East and the US. Organizing international events is her second nature and her enthusiasm and perseverance ensure an optimal end result.

Sandra Langedijk

Sandra studied European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She started her career in the conference industry 30 years ago at Congress Bureau Van Namen & Westerlaken. Since then she has been organizing conferences and events for companies such as Connect, Synergy and Clarion events. She has organized numerous conferences for the telecom and energy sector, both within and outside Europe. Sandra is a dedicated and experienced professional conference organizer, with an eye for perfection that enjoys bringing people together.


Pauwels Congress Organisers - PCO
Avenue Ceramique 222
NL - 6221 KX Maastricht
T. +31(0)43 - 321 81 80

KVK 51297779
VAT NL823214941B01


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