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Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund

If you wish to organise a conference, you have to consider various matters beforehand. After all, even before you receive the registration fees, you have to incur costs. You have to set up a foundation, for instance, you have to pay a deposit for the accommodation, and for making brochures or creating a website. In addition, it is uncertain whether the numbers of attendees will meet with your expectations. The Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund (VGF) was set up to take away the financial concerns of conference organisers.

Why VGF? We offer you:
• An interest-free loan of up to € 90,000, free of charge, to meet your initial costs;
• A guarantee for up to € 90,000 to set off losses due to attendance falling short of expectations;
• The possibility to use both schemes separately, or in combination.

Are you eligible? Read on for the main terms and conditions
• Your conference must be an international event in Holland that lasts several days;
• The application must be submitted well in advance of the conference;
• The applicant must submit a budget or provisional budget;
• In case of a guarantee a 2.5% premium applies.

More information? All terms and conditions, the full application procedure, and more information about the VGF, are featured on Alternatively, you may send an e-mail to, or call us on +31 (0)70 370 57 05.