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. 

Kristien Cnockaert

sales & congress manager

With an unfaltering attention to detail, Kristien is the captain of the team. Her love of food, travel and interior design is unrivalled.

Charlotte Schaek

operations & congress manager

Charlotte is a true polyglot with a mild addiction to discovering new countries and cultures. On top of that, she loves food and wine.

Els Vertriest

congress manager

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

Laurence Schepens

registration & accommodation manager

Laurence is our top-class problem solver. One of the sporty ones in the Medicongress team, she loves running and swimming and is the proud owner of a black belt in judo.

Astrid Dedrie

registration & accommodation 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.

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 Create. He assists the team in the management.