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What is RoboBusiness Europe?

RoboBusiness Europe is all about exploring exciting innovations in robotics. The speed of innovation has never been faster. More powerful silicon chips, digital sensors, and high-bandwidth communications are advancing robotic technologies and applications. RoboBusiness is the place to meet meaningful contacts and gain insights on the latest developments.

Where will RoboBusiness Europe 2018 be held?

Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam
Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

When will RoboBusiness Europe take place?

RoboBusiness Europe will take place from Tuesday February 13th until Thursday February 15th, 2018.

What are the opening hours?
Tuesday February 13 10:00-17:00 Live Demo  Day
Airfield Valkenburg
Evening Welcome Event
Wednesday February 14 09:00-17:00 Trade Show and Conference
18:00-21:00 Evening Program
Thursday February 15 09:00-17:00 Trade Show and Conference
What is the deadline to make a stand reservation?

Exhibition stand space can be booked without a deadline, however, we allocate space on a first come, first serve basis.
In order to secure the most favorable stand locations, we advice you to book as early as you can.

Can we change our location after booking the stand?

Yes, it is possible to move to another space that is available and is the same size or bigger than your current space.

Where can I register my stand personnel?

Your booth staff must be registered before the exhibition via an online link that you will receive from us. Your staff needs to print out the registration confirmation and bring that with them when they go to the WTC. They must show their confirmation at the exhibitor desk at the main entrance, and then they will receive their booth staff badge.

What is the best way to travel to WTC Rotterdam?

Getting to Rotterdam

Accessibility by air

Rotterdam is very easy to get to by plane from 317 cities in 104 countries via Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport:

  • Road and rail links between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam are excellent. It takes just 27 minutes to travel by Thalys or Intercity Direct trains from the airport to the city’s international gateway, Rotterdam Central Station.
  • Flights from Rotterdam The Hague Airport serve 40 European destinations. The airport is just 15 minutes by taxi or car from the centre of Rotterdam. The journey takes 20 to 25 minutes by public transport, using RandstadRail and the Airport Shuttle Bus 50 or bus 33.


Accessibility by train

It is also easy to get to Rotterdam by train. High-speed trains such as the Thalys and Intercity Direct, formerly Fyra, stop at Rotterdam Central Station, as do many Dutch domestic intercity trains. Intercity Direct and Thalys journey times to and from Rotterdam:

Destination Km Time
Schiphol Airport 60 26 min
Amsterdam 77 42 min
Antwerpen  100 32 min
Brussels South 146 1 hr 10 min
Paris, Gare du Nord 514 2 hr 37 min

Accessibility by sea

There are good ferry services between Rotterdam and Great Britain. Stena Line vessels sail from Harwich to Hoek van Holland which is just a 30 minutes’ journey from Rotterdam. P&O Ferries sail from Hull to Rotterdam Europoort where a De Jong Tours bus is waiting to take you directly to Rotterdam.

Accessibility by road

Rotterdam is easy to get to by car or bus from every direction: the city is surrounded by a good network of major roads and there are convenient Park & Ride points. For more information about transport to and from Rotterdam, please contact Rotterdam Partners.

Parking in Rotterdam

There are dozens of public car parks in Rotterdam. Most of them allow you to pay in various ways e.g. with cash, by bank or credit card.

Park & Ride points

Park & Ride points are on the edge of the city and allow motorists to park, often free of charge, and continue their journey by public transport. You need a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) to do this.

‘Pay and Display’ with registration number

It is likely that on-street parking will require use of a payment and registration machine situated in the vicinity. The motorist has to key in the registration number of the vehicle, decide how long it will be parked for and then pay with a bank or credit card. No ticket needs to be displayed in the vehicle itself.

Parking payment via mobile phone

Paying for a parking place can also be done via a mobile phone if the motorist is registered with one of the five providers of the mobile parking service (06-parkeren): ANWB Parkeren, Sms-parking, Yellowbrick, Parkmobile and Park-line.

Public transport

It is easy to travel around Rotterdam itself by bus, tram, metro or water taxi. Rotterdam’s public transport company is called the RET. You will need a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) to use the RET’s metro, tram or bus services. The chip cards can be bought at sale and information points and top-up payment machines at metro stations, but also at other sale points e.g. at post offices, Primera shops, Rotterdam Info (the city promotion centre) and via ov-chipkaart.nl.
Besides public transport, there are also lots of taxi stands, where taxis (cars, cycle-rickshaws and tuktuks) wait for customers. Order a taxi by calling the Rotterdam Taxi Central on +31 (0)10 4626060 or using the app.

Car hire

A car can be rented from any of the five branches of SIXT. Need a driver? Just contact myDriver.

Do I need a VISA?

Before you travel to the Netherlands, check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may have different entry requirements. Travellers who need to arrange a visa in advance to travel, can request an invitation letter,
email info@robobusinessmedia.com or call +31 (0)157601618.

Do you have more information about Rotterdam?

Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

A city of distinctive character, Rotterdam is energetic and constantly changing. Rotterdam and its inhabitants never shy away from experimentation. In fact, they would rather seek it out. Like the Nieuwe Maas, a waterway that represents a powerful symbol for the city’s constant motion. Rotterdam is a city where the Make it Happen mentality can be seen and felt. Our city is supported by organisations and people that make a clear choice for Rotterdam and add their own take on the Rotterdam mentality and ‘can do’ spirit. Whether you are an inhabitant, a visitor, a student or an entrepreneur. Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

Rotterdam. Make it Happen. is the joint pay-off for an initiative of the Municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Port Authority, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam Partners, who aim to put Rotterdam even more firmly on the map, both within the Netherlands and abroad.

More information about Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

Promotional film
Living, visiting, studying, doing business… experience the dynamic diversity of #Rotterdam from morning to night in this new short film (1’41”). The city plays the leading role, but the film is also a stage for people interacting with each other and with the city. Of course the film features the main attractions and hotspots. Urban aspects like architecture, festivals, events, art and culture, going out, the port, sports, green environment, education, entrepreneurship and innovation, connectivity and transport also feature in this production. Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

This promotional film was made by Rik van der Linden of Firma Film.

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