European Veterinary Dental Forum
Organising the European Veterinary Dental Congress has been the core task of the European Veterinary Dental Society. As the board consist of only volunteers, organising this event was a yearly struggle and time consuming business to get everything done on time.
This lead to the fact that the congress was not growing and sponsors were not happy. Discussing this concern with one of our main sponsors, he came with the idea of contacting a PCO for taking care of our daily business concerning the organisation of the congress. He specifically recommended Pauwels Congress Organisers.
Since more than 6 years PCO Pauwels Congress Organisers is helping us with all the administration and organisation of our congress who went up from 250 pax to more than 500 in 5 years.
Dr. Yves Debosschere
Veterinary Dental Services
Secretary EVDS (European Veterinary Dental Society)
Congressmanager EVDF (European Veterinary Dental Forum)
On behalf of the ECVIM-CA Congress, it is a pleasure to share our gratitude for our partnership with plenty of years (since 2010) of fruitful cooperation and collaboration. All our annual Congresses would not have been as successful, without your involvement, your dedication and professionalism, which are unique and extremely unusual in this sector. For me, Pauwels Congress Organisers (PCO) is a top company based on responsibility, efficacy, well organisation, professionalism and empathy. No doubts, I hope that ECVIM-CA Congress maintains the collaboration with PCO forever, and I will irefer to PCO if I need to organise future conferences for any other organisation! My personal acknowledges to each of you at PCO team, you always work with “Magie”!!!
Dr. Xavier Roura
DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA
Chair of ECVIM-CA Congress 2013-2015
We, as EVECCS (European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society), are working with PCO for 4 years now for the organisation of our congress. We gained in professionalism and organization thanks to them. Joeri, our main contact, is always very responsive and we rely on him and his team with no stress.
Thanks and congratulations,
Dr. Céline Pouzot-Nevoret
ESVD-ECVD Congress & ESVD Secretariat
I am pleased to write this recommendation letter in support of the Pauwels Congress Organisers (PCO) company.
Our collaboration with PCO began at the birth of this company, in 2011. I was then the President of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD) and Venue Finder and Congress Coordinator for the European Veterinary Dermatology Congress co-organized by the Society (ESVD) and College (ECVD) of Veterinary Dermatology.
Before 2011, the ESVD had not worked with a permanent secretariat, and we decided then to appoint PCO for this task. The board had decided on a trial period, but given the quality of the interaction, we never thought of going back and depriving ourselves of their services. PCO is assisting us for board meeting organizations, AGM preparation and for the contact with our members and sponsors, if and when needed.
As the Venue Finder, I am selecting the destination for the major events of the society, and, together with PCO we prepare site visits. We take care together of all the aspect of events from hotels, to congress venues and social program locations. When decisions are taken, PCO reviews and analyzes all the contracts and budgets are built. The collaboration is just perfect. PCO makes my ideas, sometimes very original and difficult to implement, realistic. We never had a disagreement on ideas, and we always found solutions to make what seemed impossible real. The satisfaction of our members with PCO remains very high.
This company personnel is also collaborating with our Scientific Committee for the abstract submission, the poster session and the proceeding book printing; things always go smoothly.
Finally, PCO is also taking care of the congress on site: the registration of the participants, the building of the commercial exhibition and the control of the congress itself. After 10 years of collaboration, they know our participants and our sponsors and this allows more ease in contacts and problem solving.
If I have to highlight some of their qualities, these are rigor, efficiency, kindness and reactivity.
In summary, I recommend PCO for any business related to congress management, organization and secretariat. This
team will not disappoint you.
DMV, EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
ESVD Venue Finder and Congress Coordinator
Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials
Pauwels Congress Organisers (PCO) helped me organise the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials, that was held at the MECC in Maastricht, the Netherlands in September 2018. The conference, with almost 1000 participants from all over the world was a great success, and PCO played a very important role in this success. From the very beginning of the organisation until the last day of the conference, they led us through the process, made a schedule and ensured that all deadlines were met. They helped us to create a budget, and importantly, they continuously monitored everything that could affect the budget, which allowed us to make timely decisions about different aspects of the conference. They established contact with everybody whom we needed for the conference, from the congress center to caterers and band for the dinner party. Their local, national and international network is impressive, making it possible to accommodate most of the requests we as conference organisers had. I also very much appreciated the fact that they were very approachable and available for any question we had, sometimes even during the weekends. In sum, PCO is a full service professional event organiser who took care of everything and allowed us to fully concentrate on the scientific part of the program. Working with Joeri, Susanne and their colleagues from PCO not only successful, but also easy and pleasant. I would, without a doubt, choose PCO again if I decided to organise another event.
Prof. dr. Pamela Habibovic