MediCongress is a family business founded by Werner Van Cleemputte and Martine Verbeke in 1987. With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 conferences on our account, we are proud to be your dedicated professional conference organiser (PCO) and association manager. 

A dedicated team!

Our team is small in number but large in scope, since our skill sets are complementary. We thrive when working together. We are dedicated, efficient and enthusiastic and our approach is hands-on and personal. For each event, we assign one dedicated congress manager for a perfect flow. 

Our knowledge of scientific events is extensive and makes us able to run problem-free congresses. We have countless contacts in the meeting and venue industry, so that we can lead you towards the best choices.  

Based in Ghent!

We have state-of-the-art equipment and are housed in a brand-new building near Ghent (Belgium). We can rely on a sister company specialised in audio-visuals, so next to physical events we have everything you need for a hybrid or virtual congress as well. 

What we aim for? Organising a successful event with good reception. What we promise? To take on the organisation of your event with everything we’ve got and manage your association as our own.

Meet our team!

We are a well-coordinated team that values each other’s strengths and competences. We combine our skill sets and positive mindset to deliver the most complete service. 

Werner Van Cleemputte

founder & owner

As founder and owner of the company, we can still rely on Werner for advice and tough decisions. His many years of experience and thorough knowledge of the business are still very valuable for our team and our clients.

Bob Van Cleemputte


Bob is also the CEO and owner of our sister-company He assists the team in the management.

Sofie Philips


With her sparkling personality, Sofie challenges the team making sure they are ready to take the extra step for our customers.

Els Vertriest

congress manager

Our queen of punctuality, Els, is family-minded and infatuated by literature and languages.

Nele Van Laere

congress manager

Passionate about organizing events, Nele brings a lot of experience into our team.

Astrid Dedrie

congress manager

Our most IT-minded team member undoubtely is Astrid. She remains calm in whatever circumstances, is a real foodie and a sports enthusiast - be it on roller blades, running shoes or on the tennis court.

Lien Ysebaert

congress manager

Our newest team member is Lien. With a proven track record, she brings experience in the team as dedicated congress manager.

She remains calm in any situation and her keen eye for detail is ensuring every aspect of your event unfolds with success.

Fien Christiaens

assistant congress manager

As an assistant congress manager, Fien supports the team with all sorts of tasks, from practical arrangements for sponsors and congress participants, to designing and even mobile event app creation! As one of our youngest team members, she keeps us informed about the latest IT and communication trends.

Ariëlle Desmet

assistant congress manager

Meet our Assistant Congress Manager, Ariëlle. With her dynamic approach and hands-on mentality, she helps our congress managers where needed to ensure that all preparations go as smoothly as possible.