Would you like financial security or pre-financing?
VGF offers this to organisers of international multi-day congresses in the Netherlands!

As a recognised congress bureau, we can make requests for our clients from the pre-financing and guarantee fund (VGF). We will also provide further guidance for these applications.


The pre-financing arrangement allows congress organisers to apply for a free, interest-free loan; a kind of subsidy scheme for congresses. This scheme is intended to finance the start-up costs that you, as an organiser of a congress, will have to deal with at an early stage. Money that can be used, for example, to make initial deposits for the accommodation or to develop the congress website.


The guarantee scheme provides congress or event insurance that offers great financial security, at a minimum financial contribution. The purpose of this scheme is to cover any loss incurred as a result of disappointing participant numbers. By providing a guarantee, the fund tries to ensure that congress can go ahead.

Groningen Congres Bureau

Griffeweg 5

9724 GE Groningen

+31 (0)50 316 88 77


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