Broad tradition in healthcare
The care sector in Bruges and the region around the city is a silent economic force and a source of well-being. The medical sector employs 21,413 workers (*). The counter for the city of Bruges itself already stood at 13,965 wage-earners in the care sector on 31/12/2020. Moreover, the sector is seeing rapid development: the development of medical apps and new technologies are setting the region abuzz with activity.
Why a medical conference in Bruges?
Bruges has a great deal to offer in the field of healthcare. The hospitals AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend and AZ Sint-Lucas have an international reputation in terms of knowledge and expertise. These include neonatology, cancer treatment and robotic surgery. AZ Sint-Jan is also the largest healthcare employer in West Flanders.
The presence of these medical activities attracts many important players in the medical sector. From educational institutions like Howest to innovative companies. For example, the KU Leuven opened a new campus in Bruges for students of rehabilitation sciences and physical therapy in 2017.
- AZ Sint-Jan
- AZ Sint-Lucas
Your medical conference in Bruges?
It goes without saying that a medieval city like Bruges has a tradition that goes way back, including in the field of healthcare. In the historic city centre, for example, you will find a unique 12th-century hospital that has now been converted into a conference centre. It is the ideal opportunity to connect history and innovation together.
The City of Bruges is a proud host city for renowned international conferences:
(*) Source: POM West Flanders
Figures for "human health, social services and social economy".
Delineation of healthcare sector: nace 86-88