Utrecht, 11 June 2024—The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, which attracts 3,000 delegates annually, will be in Utrecht for the first time in 2025.  Visitors from all over the world will come to Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs to gain knowledge and inspiration on improvement initiatives in patient care. The congress, which will take place next year from 21 to 23 May, is one of the world’s largest congresses for health and care professionals committed to improving patient care. Bringing in this top congress is the first result of the Utrecht Congress Alliance’s targeted acquisition strategy. With this, the city and region are fully committed to attracting top international congresses.

Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs international stage for quality and safety in healthcare
The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is an annual event that brings together the world’s brightest minds and key stakeholders in the field for quality and safety of patient care. The congress aims to encourage innovations in healthcare. Ashley McKimm, Director of Partnership Development at BMJ Group, said: “With a history that began in 1996, we support and encourage patient safety and healthcare improvement by bringing together knowledge, ideas and expertise worldwide. We look forward to bringing our international forum to Utrecht for the first time. After inspiring editions in London, Hong Kong and Brisbane, among others, we will inspire visitors next year with the historical charm of the city of Utrecht.”

Utrecht takes first step in international ambition top congresses
Based on its Utrecht Congress Alliance, the city and region of Utrecht is fully committed to organising top international congresses. Congresses that fit the positioning ‘Utrecht, Heart of Health’ and that connect with the regional themes Life Sciences & Health, New Digital Society and Smart Sustainability. Herman Mantel, COO Koninklijke Jaarbeurs, said: ‘We are extremely proud to offer a stage to the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare for three days next year. It is a fantastic first step we are taking within the Utrecht Congress Alliance with which we want to further strengthen the ‘Utrecht, Heart of Health’ profile internationally. There is broad support in the Utrecht region for business visits and the acquisition of international congresses. We therefore hope to attract more top international congresses of this kind to Utrecht.”

About the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is a leading global platform dedicated to advancing healthcare quality and safety. With a focus on collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing, the conference brings together healthcare leaders, practitioners and experts to drive positive change in patient care worldwide. Find out more: https://internationalforum.bmj.com/about/

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is jointly organised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ Group. The ambition of both organisations is to improve healthcare and outcomes for patients and communities. The International Forum is sustained by an international network of quality improvement organisations and leaders.