Elysion convention center

Elysion Convention Center, Eindhoven's new congress location, will be located at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven by the end of 2025 at the latest. The arrival of the Elysion Convention Center will result in a new auditorium for 1500 visitors, extra parking space and an expansion of the conference hotel, all on the current premises. Part of the existing hotel will be demolished, also to be able to add more greenery. The existing expansion plans have been adjusted for this. A new tower with hotel rooms will be built behind the hotel. The extra facilities for the conference centre will be built over the current low-rise building.

The iconic building will mark the beginning of Brainport Avenue, which will run from the Elysion Convention Center, the new congress location, via the High Tech Campus to ASML's campus. The ambition of the Convention Center is to develop a plenary hall with an auditorium layout with a capacity of 1,500 persons. The existing multifunctional meeting rooms will be expanded to create a total area of 4,000 m2. All break-out areas, catering areas and foyers will be proportioned.

The name Elysion was chosen because of its reference to the Elysian Fields, the abode of the blessed in Greek mythology. The etymological explanation of the word is found in the terms enelysios (struck by lightning) and to enelysion (a place where lightning has struck). This refers to the 'vibes' of Eindhoven. The three zigzag symbols are a kind of energy rays, bolts or flashes. Each vibe symbolises a brand pillar: Technology, Design and Knowledge. Together they form a stylised E of Eindhoven. It also builds on another iconic building: the Evoluon. Elysion will become a special place to come together that generates energy, a place where innovative ideas strike like lightning.

Director Rick Polman 'from a pink cloud': ,,Of course we are very proud that we, as a family business that has been in Eindhoven for 45 years, may contribute to what the city wants to be in the future. On the one hand, we are extremely happy, but on the other hand we realise that the real work is only just beginning. It also brings obligations. The biggest challenge is to create a facility that stands out, but also esnures that the Genneper Parks continue to do well. We will work on that with all stakeholders."

Stay tuned for more information!