As one of the most important fair- and conference centres in the Netherlands MECC Maastricht (Maastricht Exposition & Congres Centre) is assured of an excellent international position, among other things because of its strategic position within the triangle Netherlands- Belgium-Germany. At MECC over 200 (international) fairs, conferences and events are organized on yearly basis, such as the TEFAF Maastricht art fair, Jumping Indoor Maastricht en InterClassics Maastricht. The centre delivers great economic value to the city of Maastricht and the region. To maintain its good reputation and competitive position MECC will undergo a thorough redevelopment by a joint design of cepezed and cepezedinterior in the coming years.
In the modernization and extension of the complex functionality, efficiency, optimized routing and sustainability are leading themes. The new Brightlands Meeting Point will constitute an important expansion of the Expo foyer, the meeting and conference facilities as well as the hospitality function on the Forum Square. Other areas in the redevelopment encompass the renewal of the conference centre, the revitalization of the Forum Passage, the upgrading of the parking lots P3 & P4 including the edges and the improvement of the wayfinding. Construction started september 2017 with the upgrading of the parking areas which is planned to be ready by march 2018. The other parts will be built in phases up to 2020.