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A Belgian Tourist Office (Brussels - Wallonia) production Coordination: Service Meeting & Incentives Design and prepress: www.sixplusone.be The information in this brochure has been assembled with the utmost care. The publisher can not be held responsible for any changes that may have occurred between the time of researching and the printing of the brochure.

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Responsible Editor: V. Jacobs, General Manager. Printed in Belgium (04/2013)

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Introduction

WALLONIA A meetings & incentives gem wrapped in a green package!

Wallonia is a welcoming, lively region. As one of Europe’s best preserved natural areas, it holds a lot of surprising secrets. Its green surroundings are extremely well suited for meetings and events under the caring eye of mother nature, and the variety of outdoor activities is abundant.

As a meeting destination, Wallonia definitely measures up to the rest of the country. The province of Hainaut organizes some of Belgium’s most renowned festivals and boasts multiple beautiful art cities, where a lot of former industrial sites have been transformed into first-class meeting venues. Namur, the region’s capital, is famed for its beautiful citadel. Its rocky river valleys offer a wide choice of sportive and team building activities. Liège is riddled with historical architecture and former monasteries, and its sport events are known the world over. Luxembourg is home to old castles, picturesque villages and fascinating wildlife. Finally, Walloon Brabant offers a quiet and rustic alternative to the hectics of neighboring Brussels. All these provinces have state-of-theart facilities that will ensure successful meetings. Exceptional events need exceptional venues, and in Wallonia this is never a problem. From the most modern venues to ancient castles and cloisters, from dynamic cities to tiny villages that seem to have jumped right out of a painting, the choice is almost infinite.

If you’re looking for a unique location but you’re not a history buff, why not hold your event in the professional meeting facilities of the Spa-Francorchamps Formula One race track? Do you want a more peaceful atmosphere? Visit a wellness centre in the very region the name “health spa” originates from and experience total relaxation in a stunning landscape.

Mons 2015, European capital of culture The theme of this event is: ‘Mons, where technology meets culture.’ It is a kind of bridge between the patrimonial and cultural history of the city and its development in the making in the field of art and digital technology. Just like the transit station designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava which connects the two sides of Mons, Mons 2015 connects the city’s heritage and its future development. www.mons2015.eu

UNESCO World Heritage Since July 1st, 2012 the 4 major Walloon mine sites have been recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Grand-Hornu, the Bois-du-Luc, the Bois du Cazier and the Blegny mine are now recognized Walloon heritage along with the ship lifts of the Canal du Centre, the Walloon belfries, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Tournai and the Neolithic mines of Spiennes. But that’s not all! Brussels and Wallonia offer numerous sites and popular traditions which are listed by UNESCO.

Contact: The Wallonia-Brussels Convention Bureau meetings.incentives@walloniebruxellestourisme.be www.meetinbelgium.be Wallonia

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Introduction North Sea

Wallonia

BELGIUM

Variation, proximity, beauty

Tournai

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Wallonia hosts a multitude of beautiful cities, villages and 11 Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO) in the midst of stunning natural beauty. In a space so small you can travel from one end to the other in a matter of hours, the European capital is at all times close by. It’s a region where unknown treasures pop up behind every corner and pleasant surprises befall those open to discovery.

Hospitality and professional organizers Wallonia is a destination where you can enjoy the local art de vivre, retaining an old-fashioned sense of authenticity, quality of life and conviviality. It is no surprise that hospitality comes as natural as the change of the seasons to most Walloons. Event organizers not familiar with the region will likely be dizzy with the choice lying before them. That’s why numerous professional organizations are ready to guide you through the variety of options and to help you organize a perfect event.

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The Wallonia-Brussels Convention Bureau is a department of the Belgian Tourist Office. The mission of the convention bureau doesn’t exist of promoting Wallonia and Brussels on the national and international market of business tourism (MICE) alone, but it also makes organising professional events in Wallonia and Brussels easier and more accessible. What does the Wallonia-Brussels Convention Bureau have to offer? • We try to find out if your project is feasible by searching for activities and locations that fit your company’s personality. • We give your company objective advice so your event will be a successful and memorable one. • We transmit the requests to the professionals who are involved in the project. • We provide you with a file with all the documents in 4 languages for free.

Tel: +32 (0)2 504 02 35 meetings.incentives@walloniebruxellestourisme.be www.meetinbelgium.be

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Meet in peace in Brussels’ garden.

FRANCE

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Hainaut

A different and diverse cultural hotspot.

The Wallonia-Brussels Convention Bureau

For more information, please check out our website www.meetinbelgium.com, where you will find the latest news, original incentive ideas and access to our database of professional suppliers and partners.

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•W  hy rely on a professional organizer? We recommend using a network of authorized incoming agents, (DMC), professional congress organizers (PCO) and event organizers, because of their extensive knowledge and passion for your destination. •W  hat is a DMC? A DMC (Destination Management Company) or incoming agent offers a wide range of products and services, to meet the expectations and requirements of your representatives. Most of these services are logistical services: reception, transportation, visits to the area, excursions, hotel reservations, rental of the meeting rooms, catering services, concept of individual programs, organization of thematic meetings and relaxation. The Belgian legislation requires the DMC’s that they have a license A, which is the same license travel agents own. •W  hat is a PCO? Een PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) is a professional organizer of congresses. He is both coordinator and consultant. He is responsible for the Iogistical, technical, administrative and financial issues related to the organization and preparation of business meetings.


Introduction THE NETHERLANDS

Brussels Airport

FLANDERS

BRUSSELS GERMANY Waterloo

Liege Airport Liège

Wavre

Nivelles La Louvière Mons

Eupen Verviers

Namur

Spa

Charleroi Charleroi Airport

Durbuy

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Marche-enFamenne La Roche-enArdenne

Dinant

Liège

Meetings fit for prestigious events.

LUXEMBOURG Bouillon Arlon

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Namur

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Luxembourg

Meet in green in Belgium’s largest province.

Always a capital idea.

•W  hat is an event organizer? The role of an event organizer is more than just coming up with a concept for the event. It also includes coordinating the whole process including the technical aspects.

Professional associations from the travel industry

Professional associations in the MICE field (Meeting, Incentives, Congress, Event/Exhibition)

FBAA: Federation of Belgian bus and coach Autocar entrepreneurs and travel organizers. www.fbaa.be

BAPCO: Belgian association of PCO’s www.bapco.be (in English)

BTO: Belgian association of authorized travel agents (from and to Belgium) www.bto.be (in English)

ABITO: Belgian association of DMC’s www.abito-incomsafariing.be (in English) ACEA: Professional Association of the events communication industry www.aceaor web.be

Just a stone’s throw away

SITEBELUX: Organisation of executives who specialize in reception and travel, section Belgium/Luxemburg. SITE (Society of Incentive & Travel Executives) is an international organisation of professionals (DMC, companies specialized in the ‘inventive’, hotels, airline companies, press) dedicated to defining and developing strategies for motivation and performance improvement, wherein travels play a vital role www.site-belgium.org (in English)

Direct flights to Brussels are possible from most destinations. Charleroi and Liège have airports of their own as well. And Paris, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt are only a high-speed train ride away.

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AMSTERDAM LONDON

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PARIS

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MPI BELGIUM: Belgian department of Meeting Professionals International. MPI is a worldwide authority in the MICE field. www.mpiweb.be (in English).

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Walloon Brabant … Brussels’ garden

Walloon Brabant combines a peaceful countryside atmosphere with proximity to the capital. It offers all the comfort, professionalism and tranquility that a destination for productive meetings should have. Waterloo

Wavre

Nivelles

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The Brabant Walloon Convention Bureau The Brabant Walloon Convention Bureau (BWCB) is dedicated to making your next meeting a success. It stays tuned to your specific needs and helps you in your search for places and partners to organize your event. Discover a wide range of famous and exciting locations in Walloon Brabant: visit the battlefield of Waterloo, the Cistercian Abbey of Villers, the castles, the numerous golf courses and the large congress complex near the Catholic University of Louvain. The region offers a selection of more than 20 business hotels with a combined capacity of over 2000 beds and high-quality meetings infrastructure.

Walloon Brabant, fertile grounds for fertile meetings!

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© Samyn & Partners.

© A. KOUPRIANOFF.

info@bwcb.be www.bwcb.be


© Fondation Folon.

© WBT - D. BRANCART.

Walloon Brabant

Federation of Tourism for the Province of Walloon Brabant

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Very well located, the friendly Walloon Brabant offers many sites with a long historical tradition, located in the heart of Europe. Dynamism and diversity are two key words to describe Walloon Brabant. Enjoy the many attractions such as Adventure Park, the Museum of Hergé, the Folon Foundation and lots of beautiful parks and golf courses. Quality hotels, farms and farmhouses, castles, spa and wellness centres or local products: in Walloon Brabant, you will find everything you need to make your business projects unique and unforgettable.

Your business in a lively garden

Contact: tourisme@brabantwallon.be www.brabantwallon.be

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Martin’s Hotels Always beautiful and always with their own identity and beguiling charm, Martin’s Hotels offer you great infrastructure for any kind of event. Martin’s Manoir in Genval, a true Hôtel de Charme, can accommodate up to 70 guests in 3 function rooms. Additional space can be found at the nearby Château du Lac. Its fully revamped, fully equipped, fully modular Argentina room is able to hold 1,050 guests. The Martin’s Spa or Martin’s popular Crime Scene Investigation formula can give your event an extra touch, while the Martin’s Grand Hotel in Waterloo and its restaurant La Sucrerie will make your seminars both historical and unforgettable. All hotels from the Martin’s group offer a professional event service. Features: •Three different venues in the area •Capacity biggest dinner space: 850 •Capacity biggest event space: 1050 •Popular incentive games Contact:

The right solution for the perfect meeting!

© Martin’s Hotels.

© Martin’s Hotels.

mice@martinshotels.com www.martinshotels.com

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© Dolce La Hulpe - Brussels

© Dolce La Hulpe - Brussels

Walloon Brabant

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Dolce La Hulpe Brussels Located in the heart of the Sonian forest, Dolce La Hulpe Brussels lies in a peaceful sanctuary only 15 km from Brussels and its international airport. This 4-star Hotel delivers a superior meeting experience, offering 4,500 m2 of meeting space equipped with advanced audiovisual facilities and a dedicated and professional staff. Dolce La Hulpe Brussels features a modern and intelligent design, along with a creative and healthy cuisine. The fi tness and wellness centre and the lavish Cinq Mondes Spa offer many opportunities to recharge your batteries and revitalize. Whatever your goal, Dolce La Hulpe will arrange every aspect of your stay in such a way that you will be energized to work to the best of your ability. Features: •15 km from Brussels •Rooms: 264 •Total meeting space: 4,500 m² •Capacity auditorium 1: 500 •Capacity auditorium 2: 150 •Exhibition hall: 750 m²

A superior meetingexperience!

Contact: info@dolcelahulpe.com www.dolcelahulpe.com

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Château de Limelette The Château de Limelette welcomes you in a 19th century Anglo-Norman style residence, offering more than twenty years of knowhow and experience in the MICE sector for your benefit! 16 fully equipped, air-conditioned meeting rooms with private terraces and natural daylight are available, the largest accommodating up to 350 guests. 88 bedrooms, a free private car park, a free indoor heated pool, a fitness room and a tennis court await your arrival. Moreover, the balneotherapy centre enables you to experience the benefits of water enriched with essential sea elements: a perfect way to combine work and wellness. Surrounded by nature and by true experts, discover the ideal setting for business or pleasure only 20 minutes away from Brussels! Features: •Rooms: 88 •Meeting rooms: 16 •Meeting capacity: 350 •Parking space: 350 •Wellness center Contact:

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© Château de Limelette.

© Château de Limelette - M. N. DENIES.

sales@chateau-de-limelette.be www.chateau-de-limelette.be

The perfect combination of work and wellness only 20 minutes from Brussels

Wallonia


© La Tournette - P. COERTEN.

© © La Tournette - P. COERTEN.

Walloon Brabant

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Golf Château La Tournette Located in Nivelles, only 20 km away from the south of Brussels, Golf Château La Tournette, dating from the XVII Century, stretches out over 160 hectares between Nivelles and Ittre. Golf players can enjoy 3 golf courses with 45 holes. The Golf School gives everyone the opportunity to discover this wonderful sport and work on their swing. Besides its vocation of free time with golf, this authentic hotel has also a vocation of business with its 7 conference rooms entirely renovated with a capacity ranging from 3 to 150 people. Golf Chateau La Tournette organises half day or full day packages which combine conferences or meetings with incentives and team building sessions in collaboration with specialised event planners. Features: •20 km from Brussels •2 golf courses on the domain •Conference rooms: 7 •Meeting capacity: 150 •Parking space: 300 Contact: estelle.evrard@tournette.com estelle.evrard@tournette.com

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Hit a hole-in-one meeting!

Ibis Styles hotel & meeting center Hotel ibis Styles Louvain-la-Neuve is conceived as a fully equipped and contemporary meeting centre. Surrounded by a park of 6 hectares it offers a large array of possibilities for your meeting, convention, conference or team building event. The hotel offers 17 meeting rooms for up to 200 people and a parking lot for more than 200 cars. The newly refurbished restaurant offers a relaxing place to enjoy a business meal or banquet. The restaurant-bar “La Découverte” and every one of the 77 rooms have also been renovated in a contemporary style. The hotel is located 30 minutes away from Brussels and 20 minutes from Brussels Airport. The Hergé Museum, the city centre and the train station are all within walking distance. Features: •20 minutes away from Brussels Airport •Surrounded by 6 acre park •77 rooms •Banquet capacity: 350 •Capacity biggest conference room: 210 Contact:

Meetings and seminars in full bloom

© B. VANDEN EYNDE.

© B. VANDEN EYNDE.

mice@accor.com www.a-club.com www.accorhotels.com

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© TWANE.

© TWANE.

Walloon Brabant

Hotel Nivelles-sud

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This luxurious hotel in the center of Nivelles is located a stone’s throw away from Brussels and is also easily accessible from Charleroi Airport. Over 400 cars can park for free in the parking lot and the wifi connection in the hotel is free as well. The meeting center has 8 transformable rooms suitable for 5 to 500 people where all kinds of events can be organized. Visual equipment and translation booths are available on request. Hotel Nivelles-Sud offers 60 superior rooms, 55 standard rooms, 3 suites with jacuzzi and 9 apartments suitable for people who are on business trip. A room with a breathtaking view over the vineyard can be requested. If the weather is nice enough you are always welcome in the beautiful swimming pool where you can enjoy all kinds of cocktails. You can relax with a game of billiards or table football in the cozy lobby bar. Features: •Rooms: 115 •Suites: 3 •Apartments: 9 •Meeting rooms: 8 •Meeting capacity: 500 Contact:

Let the breathtaking view inspire you!

© WBT - J.P. REMY.

reception@nivellessud.valk.com www.hotelnivellessud.be

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Hainaut ... different and diverse

Tournai

With its historical cities – Mons will be the European Capital of Culture in 2015 – and its various musical events, Hainaut is definitely one of Belgium’s cultural hotspots. Varied and accessible, it’s the perfect place for perfect meetings. La Louvière Mons

Charleroi

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Hainaut Meeting & Events With its art towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, waterways and an intense and creative cultural life, Hainaut is a unique place for your meetings, seminars and any other type of corporate events. It’s riddled with prestigious and cosy places to stay, ranging from castles to cottages. Furthermore, Hainaut is an outstanding location close to Brussels and Lille and has an efficient transportation network by road, high-speed trains or by air (Brussels South Charleroi Airport). It offers activities for groups such as team cooking, adventurous games and sport entertainment. Hainaut Meetings & Events provides you free of charge assistance and advice in the organization of your events through the whole county.

© LAMIA.

meetings.events@hainaut.be www.meetingsandevents.be

Discover a meeting industry full of unusual contrasts!

© FTPH - CARPENTIER.

Contact:

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© B. VANDEN EYNDE.

© B. VANDEN EYNDE.

Hainaut

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Hotel Mercure Mons Located in a beautiful green area only a few minutes away from Mons, Hotel Mercure Mons is ideal for business and leisure. Here it’s all about hospitality and wellbeing. Surrounded by a forest of 3 hectares, the hotel offers 53 comfortable, newly renovated rooms. The excellent French cuisine served at Le Lumeçon restaurant is a true culinary feast. After a delicious meal, you can have drinks at the warm and cozy hotel bar called Le Car d’Or. There’s no doubt the friendly staff and unique surroundings will inspire you. The 9 meeting rooms, all with natural daylight, are equipped with all necessary facilities such as a flipchart and a beamer. A total of 200 people can attend meetings and seminars at the hotel’s meeting center. Reward yourself with a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool afterwards. The Mons area also offers plenty of entertainment options for people at every age, whether you’re on a business trip or on a weekend getaway. Features: •Rooms: 53 •Meeting rooms: 9 •Meeting capacity: 200 •Multiple sportive and cultural possibilities Contact: hotel.mercure.mons@skynet.be www.mercure.com

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Meeting in a welcoming atmosphere! Casteau Resort Hotel Just off the motorway leading to the pretty city of Mons lies the Best Western Casteau Resort Hotel, a venue hosting 58 bedrooms and 32 apartments. Easy access, great free parking facilities and a cozy ambiance make this hotel an excellent choice for the organization of meetings, seminars or trainings in a no-nonsense environment where budgets are respected. The 3 flexible meetings rooms, all with natural daylight, can be used for meetings of up to 300 participants and are fully equipped. Add a good food reputation, a fun bar, an excellent fitness centre with sauna and jacuzzi and a friendly service to that, and you have a winning recipe for your next meeting! Features: •Rooms: 58 •Apartments: 32 •Meeting rooms: 3 •Maximum meeting capacity: 300 •Parking spots: 150 Contact:

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Meet in Europe’s future capital of culture Wallonia

© CASTEAU - M. CHEVALIER.

© CASTEAU - M. CHEVALIER.

management@casteauresort.be www.casteauresort.be


© S. BRISON.

© WBT - R. DE LA RIVA.

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Pass Discover Pass, a place that is at the same time particular and wonderfully diverse in all its aspects, where the old and new, the past, present and future are flawlessly mixed together. The buildings of this enormous site are part of the industrial patrimony and are now used for exhibitions dedicated to science, technology and society, a fascinating environment corporate travelers can benefit from. Pass certainly is the ideal setting to give your event that extra special touch whether it is a seminar, cocktail party, conference or trade show. The Palace of Images is the icing on the cake of the whole amazing structure, allowing the projection of a film onto five internal surfaces of a cube. Features: •Historical industrial buildings •2,500 m2 of meeting space •Interesting exhibitions on site •State-of-the-art visual equipment Contact: event@pass.be www.pass.be

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Mix past, present and future in a diverse museum site!

Le Bois du Cazier Many people still associate Hainaut with the coal mining industry. Le Bois du Cazier is housed in the old colliery of Marcinelle and functions as a museum of Wallonia’s industrial history. Guided tours, workshops and seminars take you on an educative and playful tour through the many facets of Hainaut’s industry. In 2012 the Bois du Cazier mining site was even listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most important discovery to make in Le Bois du Cazier are the large rooms available for seminars, conferences or banquets. There’s an auditorium for up to 150 people, a former machine room for up to 600, forge rooms for up to 250 people and a meeting room for up to 50. The Industrial Museum can be used for events for up to 200 people. Features: •Housed in old colliery •Multiple event halls •Auditorium capacity: 150 •Biggest event space capacity: 600 •Meeting room capacity: 50

© V. VINCKE.

c.ista@leboisducazier.be www.leboisducazier.be

© V. VINCKE.

Contact:

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© Tourisme Charleroi - G. SANTIN.

© Charleroi Communication - L. DENRUYTER.

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Charleroi for Events As the first city of Wallonia and less than 50 km away from Brussels, Charleroi boasts a lot of original venues like CEME which is ideal for medium sized congresses of up to 300 people, the Point Centre located in the Aeropole of Gosselies and the Bois du Cazier which was recently added to Unesco’s World Heritage List. Charleroi Expo is suitable for all kinds of seminars and congresses from 20 to 200 000 people. This is the place to be if you wish make your congress, colloquium or exhibition a successful event.

Contact: maison.tourisme@charleroi.be www.paysdecharleroi.be www.ceme.be

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Meet in Wallonia’s biggest city

Point Centre Biopole A conference, a meeting, a study day or a company party to organize? Look no further, you have found the ideal site: the Point Centre. The modern infrastructure, full of sophisticated equipment, is located in the heart of the Aeropole of Gosselies, near a major motorway junction, the Charleroi Brussels South Airport and the Charleroi South station. The design centre offers a large auditorium with 200 comfortable seats and meeting rooms for groups of 6 to 85 people. For a complete success of your event, the Point Centre team works with caterer La Ferme de la Pitance. They can provide various dishes ranging from classic to a complete gourmet buffet dinner. Features: •Near Charleroi Brussels South Airport •Auditorium capacity: 200 •Meeting rooms capacity: 6 to 85 •Reception area capacity: 200 Contact:

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© J. VANDENBERG.

© J. VANDENBERG.

info@biopole.be www.pointcentre.be

Wallonia

Your event in the heart of the Aeropole of Gosselies!


© Artech.

© FTPN: Bossiroy - R. CRUNELLE.

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The Lakes of l’Eau d’Heure

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The site of the Lakes of Eau d’Heure is the perfect place for incentives, team building sessions, family gatherings and events. Survival trips, a zip-line over the lake and bungee jumping, a ride on the amphibious bus or segway, introduction to sailing, kayaking, water skiing, parachuting, guided cycling tours, helicopter rides, ... The Lakes of l’Eau d’Heure offer a beautiful domain around the water, a large car park and an auditorium where various events can be organized. You can also eat and sleep in this green setting throughout the year. Discover the largest nautical infrastructure of Belgium and surprise clients and employees with this original location!

Contact:

Choose an adventurous team building in the heart of Hainaut!

© Lac de l’eau d’heure.

reservation@lleh.be www.lacsdeleaudheure.be

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Liège

… fit for prestigious events

Liège combines a wonderful historical city, the natural hot springs of Spa, world renowned sport events and stunning natural landscapes to create the perfect background for meetings and incentives. Liège

Eupen Verviers Spa

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Liège Congrès Standing at the gateway to the Ardennes, Liège cultivates its reputation as a warm and welcoming city. Endowed with an enviable location, a growing accommodation availability, an ambitious airport and a fabulous railway station, Liège is able to welcome any large-scale event. New hotels, venues and other locations keep popping up. Let’s name, amongst others: the Hotel Jala or the Médiacité. Should you plan an event in the Country of Liège, the convention bureau Liège Congrès will provide you with advice and assistance in your search. This neutral interface, discretely efficient and entirely dedicated to your cause offers you totally free services that will contribute to the success of your project.

Contact:

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© J. CROISIER.

© OT Ville de Liège - VAN GRINSVEL.

info@liegecongres.be www.liegecongres.be

Let La Cité Ardente give you a warm welcome!


© WBT - J. L. FLEMAL.

© SNCB-Holding - D. MOINIL.

Liège

Tourist Federation of the Province of Liège

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Liège is just 1 hour away from Brussels, 20 minutes from Maastricht and 2 hours from Paris and London. The city has improved into a touristic and cultural hotspot of European quality. It offers attractive and comfortable accommodation, with new hotels like the 5-star Crowne Plaza. Original sites to organize your happening are available as well, such as the castles of Harzé, Colonster and Val Saint-Lambert, the river boat “Pays de Liège” and of course the Liège Convention Centre. The Tourist Federation of Liège will be pleased to present you with the latest innovations and provide you with all the information needed.

A cultural hotspot of European quality

Contact: ftpl@provincedeliege.be www.liegetourisme.be

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Crowne Plaza Liège Finally Liège has its own 5-star hotel! Located right in the middle of the historic, cultural and commercial centre of the city, the Crowne Plaza Liège features 124 rooms, including 32 club rooms and 9 suites. 12 meeting rooms including a ballroom, a gourmet restaurant, a brasserie with terrace, a disco bar, a private garden and a 1,300 m2 wellness centre with a swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam, a jacuzzi, a bio bar and 11 treatment rooms will make your stay no less than unforgettable. Parking is available for 70 cars. Book a 5-star venue for 5-star events! Features: •Rooms: 124 •Meeting rooms: 12 •Meeting capacity: 300 •Dinner capacity: 266 • 1,300m2 wellness center Contact:

Liège’s only 5-star hotel

© Crowne PLaza- J. JEANMART.

© Crowne PLaza- J. JEANMART.

info@crowneplazaliege.be www.crowneplazaliege.be

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© Husa de la Couronne.

© Husa de la Couronne.

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Hotel Husa de La Couronne Looking for a heavenly night’s rest in a prestigious environment? Hotel Husa de la Couronne might be just what you need. The hotel is situated right in the business centre of Liège. Next door is the fabulous new high speed train station of Liège-Guillemins, designed by the renowned Catalan architect Santiago Calatrava. The recent renovation of the hotel allowed the recovery of one of the most emblematic buildings of the city. In the refurbished hotel, comfort, style and functionality are the basic premises. On the whole, Hotel Husa is a perfect blend of charm and modernity. Trendy business facilities are in place to welcome business travelers. Features: •Next to Liège-Guillemins train station •Right in the centre of Liège •Rooms: 77 •Meeting capacity: 30

A perfect blend of charm and design

Contact: info.couronne@husa.es www.hotelhusadelacouronne.be

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Ramada Plaza Liège City Center The Ramada Plaza Liège City Center an ideal choice for all forms of meetings. The newly refurbished 4-star hotel is located within walking distance from all major attractions and is easy to access by car, offering a free secured parking. Our first-class service and excellent facilities will ensure you have a pleasant stay and meeting. 149 stylishly designed rooms provided with air-conditioning, en suite bathroom with hair dryer, internet access, laptop safe, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary waters, flat screen interactive television. 6 Meeting rooms for up to 240 delegates with natural daylight, air-conditioning and internet access. Features: •In the centre of liège •Rooms: 149 •Meeting rooms: 6 •Meeting capacity: 240 Contact:

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Hospitality is not only our profession, it is our passion! Wallonia

© Ramada Plaza Liège - J. POLLERS.

© Ramada Plaza Liège - J. POLLERS.

sales@ramadaplaza-liege.com www.ramadaplaza-liege.com


© Château des Thermes.

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Château des Thermes

© Ch.desThermes - Xactproduction - C. CHARLIER.

The Château des Thermes is an exceptional place in a relaxing environment and combines well-being with fine food and drinks. Enjoy the benefits of the hotspring water in its prestigious surroundings, dedicated to harmony and relaxation. All meeting rooms are modular and are lit by natural daylight. Each of them has an outdoor terrace and air-conditioning. Every room has a screen, flip-charts, wifi and telephone connection. On request, a projector, lectern, microphones and other facilities can be supplied and a business centre with office and secretarial facilities is available. The new 4-star hotel houses 47 warm, comfortable rooms and majestic suites. Features: •Rooms: 47 •Meeting rooms: 4 •Meeting capacity: 12 to 120 •Superb wellness centre

A touch of magic in an exceptional setting

Contact: info@chateaudesthermes.be www.seminaireardennes.be

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Aqualis Ardenne Bleue Business & Events The Blue Ardennes is the nickname of the Walloon “Far East”. Spa and Stavelot, the Circuit of Francorchamps, the Eastern Cantons, the Land of Herve and many other well known and appreciated tourist destinations are located in this region. Apart from the well preserved nature, all of these sites have one common denominator: water. Hence the joint tourism identity around the “blue gold”. Since 2005, Aqualis has developed a Business & Events service, specifically for businesses, groups and associations. Aqualis offers a single point of contact for your project. They can handle customized proposals and respect your budget.

Contact:

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

© T. BERVOETS.

info@aqualis.be www.ardennebleuebusiness.be

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© WBT - J. P. REMY.

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

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Meet in Spa Meet in Spa is the association representing all the top establishments in the region of Spa that can make your next event a success. Spa is a small, cozy and welcoming town in the very heart of the Belgian Ardennes. Spa not only gave its name to a brand of mineral water, is also a famous wellness destination. The delightful town is alive with events, full of innovative ideas for entertainment, and of course home to the iconic race track of Spa-Francorchamps on which exciting and adrenaline-fuelled incentives can be organized. No wonder the region of Spa is a preferred destination for groups and event organizers looking for peaceful splendid nature in combination with first class infrastructure.

Contact: +32 (0) 476 88 94 75 www.meetinspa.be

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First class infrastructure in a first class atmosphere Spa-Francorchamps Business Circuit Experience Why should you come to the Spa-Francorchamps race track for a congress, seminar or tradeshow, if not for the special atmosphere of this unique Formula One race track? There, you can discover the most beautiful and natural region of Belgium. And offer your participants the feeling and adrenaline speeding uphill through the famous Raidillon corner next to a professional race driver. Let them discover the inner workings of the backstage areas with a multilingual guide. Let the mythical atmosphere of Spa-Francorchamps inspire you and your team. Features: •Multiple event rooms •Capacity dinner style: 450 •Capacity reception style: 600 •Incentives on the circuit Contact:

© Lorquet.be

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

chantal.bantz@spa-francorchamps.be www.spa-francorchamps.be

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Put your company in pole position!


© Radisson Blu Palace - F. VAUBAN.

© Radisson Blu Palace - F. VAUBAN.

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Radisson Blu Palace Hotel Spa Radisson Blu Palace Hotel Spa, located in the vibrant heart of Spa, also known as the Water City, is well-equipped with modern facilities and the hotel’s private funicular brings you to the famous Thermes of Spa. Enjoy the heated outside terrace and the specialties of brasserie ‘Les Saisons de Spa’. Two fully furnished rooms, which can be split into 4 separate rooms, can welcome up to 300 guests for meetings, cocktail parties and banquets. A spacious private terrace is ideal for your coffee break, buffet or apéritif. Finish the day with a barbecue in the woods or a gala dinner at the Spa Casino or at the Spa-Francorchamps Formula One race track. Experience the perfect combination of business and wellness. Features: •Rooms: 120 •Meetings: 8 rooms / 300 pax •Parking lot •Directe access to the Thermes of Spa

Where Business meets Wellness

Contact: info.spapalace@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/palacehotel-spa

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Radisson Blu Balmoral Spa Hotel Spa’s main attraction is of course the water, closely followed by the beautiful surrounding nature. Located in the green hills around the original spa town, the Radisson Blu Balmoral Hotel is a meeting and incentive place par excellence. Here, every effort is made to give visitors a truly refreshing stay against exceptional settings. The woods of Spa, surrounding this appealing 4-star hotel in Anglo-Norman style, are the perfect setting for all sorts of activities and meetings. If you would like to include wellness in your program, enjoy the hotel’s brand new Balmoral Wellness Center with a relaxing pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Features: •Rooms: 106 •Suites: 21 •Meeting rooms: 6 •Meeting capacity: 250

All about feeling zen!

Contact:

© Radisson Blu Balmoral - F. VAUBAN.

© Radisson Blu Balmoral - F. VAUBAN.

info.spa@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/balmoralhotel-spa

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© Minale - F. PETERS.

© Minale - F. PETERS.

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Hotel de la Source In the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, this brand new 4-star design hotel is overlooking the famous La Source bend of the Spa-Francorchamps race track. Because of its exceptional location between nature and motorsport legend, it’s a must for meetings and events. The meeting area has a beautiful terrace overlooking the legendary race track. Its 8 professional meeting rooms for up to 400 people, 90 luxury rooms and suites, ample parking, free wellness area, design restaurant and trendy bar will make your event a resounding success. Original team building activities on the circuit and in its beautiful surroundings are possible as well. Features: •on the Francorchamps race track •Rooms: 90 •Meeting rooms: 8 •Meeting capacity: 400 Contact: muriel.defosse@hotel-de-la-source.com www.hotel-de-la-source.com

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Meetings where legends live on Domaine Sol Cress What’s more energizing than breathing in the fresh air of the beatiful woods in the Ardennes? Located a stone’s throw from of Spa, a town world famous for its thermal baths and springs, Domain Sol Cress is the ideal location for your next seminar. The domain is well equipped with 110 rooms and 9 conference rooms with natural daylight fit for up to 300 persons. The hotel staff will provide you and your team with everything your need for a successful seminar like a beamer, flipchart and wifi connection. A 1,300 hectare forest next to the domain is awaiting to be explored and available for all kinds of recreational activities. Features: •Rooms: 110 •Meeting rooms: 9 •Meeting capacity: 10 to 300 •Surrounded by greenery Contact:

© Domaine Sol Cress.

Meet in wonderful green surroundings

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© WBT - J. P. REMY.

n.vertommen@solcress.be www.solcress.be


© J. W. KLEINGELD.

© J. W. KLEINGELD.

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Hotel Spa-Balmoral Hotel Spa-Balmoral allows you to leave the hectics of daily life behind and treat you and your company to a great stay in nature’s warm embrace. Here you will find the inspiration and strength to take on new challenges. Located in the woods of Spa, the hotel is only a few minutes away from the Spa-Francorchamps Formula One race track, the center of Spa and its Thermes. Hotel Spa-Balmoral offers 126 rooms with a balcony, including three 80m ² sized suites. With its 16 meeting rooms (10-300 people) this hotel is perfect for corporate events and team building activities. 13 of these 16 meeting rooms enjoy natural delight and are located on a floor exclusively provided for meetings. Furthermore, there are 7 meeting rooms with access to the garden and 1 room with a view over the valley and access to the roof terrace. Features: •Wellness center with swimming pool •Roof terrace with a view over the valley •Rooms: 126 •Meeting rooms: 16 •Meeting capacity: 300

Enjoy a great stay in nature’s warm embrace

Contact: meetings@hotelspabalmoral.be www.hotelspabalmoral.be

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Abbey of Stavelot The Abbey of Stavelot, Belgium’s oldest, lies embedded in a magnifi cent region where water is omnipresent. Three museums have found themselves a home here, such as the historical museum of the Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy. All of them are classified 5 suns, which means they are part of Wallonia’s top attractions. Around this time of the year, you can gaze upon a continuously changing collection of well functioning race cars in the Francorchamps race track museum as well. For your meeting or event, authentic rooms are available such as the monk’s refectory or the cellar of the Blancs Moussis. Features: •beautiful historical venue •3 museums on site •available halls: 6 •capacity: 15 to 500 Contact:

© Abbaye de Stavelot - G. FOCANT.

© WBT - R. DE LA RIVA.

p.erler@abbayedestavelot.be www.abbayedestavelot.be

Divine meetings in Belgium’s oldest Abbey!

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© Hotel Verviers.

© Hotel Verviers.

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Hotel Verviers Van der Valk 10 minutes from Spa, this 4-star hotel was opened in 2009. Luxuriously converted from the former warehouse of the Verviers West station customs, the hotel shows some remarkable architecture dating from 1891. Hôtel Verviers has a sunny terrace, a swimming pool and a restaurant called L’Entrepôt where you can appreciate a rich and varied international menu. To organize seminars, lectures, events, weddings or parties, Hôtel Verviers has nine multi-purpose and flexible rooms with space for 20 to 500 people. Exciting incentives on the Spa-Francorchamps race track are available as well. Features: •Rooms: 100 •Meeting rooms: 9 •Meeting capacity: 20 to 500 •Parking capacity: 300

New hotel in historical building

Contact: commercial@hotelverviers.be www.hotelverviers.be

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Meeting Village Le Val d’Arimont Le Val d’Arimont is a stone’s throw away from the centre of Malmedy, on the foot of the High Fens nature reserve. With 5 fully equipped meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 120 people, it is perfectly suited for your business requirements. Hotel, restaurant, chalets and nature provide an ideal setting for your training or team building sessions, seminars and meetings. The meeting village can accommodate 144 people in its hotel rooms and chalets. You will have access to all the facilities: the swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, table tennis, mini-golf, pétanque, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and the à la carte restaurant. Features: •Chalets: 36 •Hotel rooms: 20 •Meeting rooms: 5 •Meeting capacity: 120 •Capacity dinner style: 1200 Contact:

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© R. VERVAET.

© R. VERVAET.

info@val-arimont.be www.val-arimont.be

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A whole meeting village at your service


© DHF

© DHF

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Domaine des Hautes Fagnes Total integration into the wonderful nature and use of local produce are key principles for the new life of the Domaine des Hautes Fagnes: new rooms and a new brasserie and bar await the visitors. As far as meetings are concerned, organizers can choose between 9 different meeting rooms with space for meetings of up to 200 delegates. The wellness centre is well known for its high quality treatments and specialist staff and is another selling point of this great venue. Under new management since late last year, the Domaine des Hautes Fagnes is definitely a destination worth looking at if only to take in the total “make-over” that makes it into one of the better venues in Wallonia! Features: •In the middle of nature •Rooms: 71 •Meeting rooms: 9 •Meeting capacity: 200 Contact: meeting@dhf.be www.dhf.be

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A meeting venue in the heart of a nature resort

Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport The Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport features 100 colorful and well isolated rooms with a flat screen TV, desk, safe, air conditioning, tea and coffee and free wireless internet. The RBG Bar & Grill is the place to be for all your business and/or private get-togethers in combination with a breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hotel also offers 8 meeting rooms, of which 6 can be transformed (259 sqm), all with natural daylight and the necessary audiovisual equipment. This hotel also has 2 lounges, 1 with a panoramic view overlooking the airport, for coffee breaks and cocktail hour. The Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport is the ultimate location to organise your business meetings, seminars, trainings, banquets and cocktail parties, ... Features: •Free fitness •Rooms: 100 •Meeting rooms: 8 Contact:

With a panoramic view overlooking the airport!

© F. VAUBAN.

© Park Inn Liège.

sales.liege@rezidorparkinn.com www.parkinn.be/airporthotel-liege

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Namur ... a capital idea

The city of Namur is the capital of the province of the same name and of the entire Walloon region. Its political importance and central position make it a very fitting business destination, while the varied natural scenery offers ample incentive possibilities. Namur Dinant

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Namur Congrès The province of Namur - with its numerous castles and farms, citadels, abbeys and GalloRoman ruins - provides the perfect setting for a business event. To help you and to guide you in your choice of infrastructure, incentives, or team building activities, contact Namur Congrès. This special cell for business tourism is an initiative of the Federation of Tourism of the Province of Namur. It provides you with advice for your business events completely free of charge. Whether it’s a meeting, conference, seminar, incentive, a hotel or restaurant, Namur Congrès will help you find what fits you.

Contact:

© FTPN: Bossiroy.

© WBT - J. L. FLEMAL.

info@namurcongres.be www.namurcongres.be

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The perfect mix of old and new


© T. DURANT.

© T. DURANT.

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Château de la Poste Only a 45 minute car ride away from Brussels you can find this 3 star hotel at the gateway of the Ardennes. Château de la Poste offers 42 modern and elegant rooms and is surrounded by a 42 hectare domain. The many salons on the ground floor are perfect for family gatherings. The restaurant of Château de la Poste provides you with seasonal food and farm products. With its 10 modular rooms this hotel is an original spot to have seminars and meetings. Besides that, this charming hotel offers all kinds of outdoor sports and recreational opportunities that are perfect to improve your company’s team spirit. Features: •Castle on a 42-hectare domain •Rooms: 42 •Meeting rooms: 10 •Meeting capacity: 250 •Sport activities in abundance

A royal venue for royal meetings!

Contact: info@chateaudelaposte.be www.chateaudelaposte.be

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Castel de Pont-à-Lesse The charm and authenticity that come with this unique place will delight you as much as its comfort, gastronomy and its setting in the heart of a valley riddled with fortresses and castles. This manor hotel was built in 1810 and offers beautiful views over the Lesse and its own 25 hectare park. The hotel has eleven meeting rooms, five of which are multifunctional and can accommodate up to 300 people. The newly built Orangerie restaurant features a panoramic glass wall providing a marvelous and soothing view of the trees. Your all inclusive seminar can be customized to your every wish. Have a great business break! Features: •Rooms: 91 •Meeting rooms: 11 •Meeting capacity: 300 •New restaurant Caveau: 4 course dinners for max. 20 people Contact:

Have a great business break!

© J. DE TURCK.

© J. DE TURCK.

sales@casteldepontalesse.be www.casteldepontalesse.be

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© SA Lesse Kayaks - O. PITANCE

© SA Lesse Kayaks - O. PITANCE

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Dinant Evasion Getting away from your hectic life to destress and decompress is important to maintain a certain peace of mind. Down by the valley of the Lesse river you will find a little slice of heaven that’s waiting to be discovered. The wild river flows through the most beautiful places of the Ardennes: green forests, impressive rock formations, prehistoric caves, medieval castles and picturesque villages. After the kayak trip with your colleagues you can also engage in other activities. Choose from various formulas such as mountain biking, paintball, a guided walk in the woods, a beer tour, a boat trip on the river, ... It’s best to plan and book these adventurous team building activities between April 1st and October 15th. If you’re not a fan of water you can always opt for a challenge on the grounds of Dinant Adventure to prove your courage and strength.

Adventure’s calling!

Contact: info@dinant-evasion.be www.dinant-evasion.be

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Grottes de Han-sur-Lesse For more than two centuries tourists from all over the world have visited the Caves of Han-sur-Lesse. But you can also organize events on the domain. The Weapons Room inside the caves, more than a hundred metres below the surface, can give a very original touch to your conferences, banquets or cocktails. In the Tivoli, the former tram terminus right in the middle of the wildlife reserve, you can organize a rustic buffet or meeting. The Domain of the Caves of Han offers you a wide range of incentive activities: a night with the bears in the trapper’s hut; survival experiences, rope courses, a caving initiation and a personalized tour through this famous underground world. Features: •Multiple, original event spaces •Events possible in real caves •Meeting capacity: 10 to 3000 •Wide range of incentive activities Contact:

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More than just the “bear” necessities Wallonia

© Domaine des Grottes de Han.

© Domaine des Grottes de Han.

sgeron@grotte-de-han.be www.grotte-de-han.be


Luxembourg ... meet in green

Durbuy

Luxembourg is Belgium’s largest but least populated province. In other words: it’s the most peaceful region of the country, perfect for meetings in quiet surroundings and for exciting forest incentives.

Marche-enFamenne La Roche-enArdenne

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Ardenne Meetings & Incentives Convention Bureau The Belgian Ardennes offer a wide range of prestigious places like castles, private mansions and cozy hotels to host extraordinary events. There’s a lot of potential to explore for events in authentic settings backed up by qualitative and modern infrastructure. The Convention Bureau Ardenne Meetings & Incentives will make your search easier. It’s an efficient and reliable relay of information and services for the organization of your events. Above all, this invaluable service is free of charge. All meetings and incentive possibilities can be found on their website, as well as concrete ideas for green events.

© CVB Meetings & Incentives

info@ardenne-meetings.be www.ardenne-meetings.be

Let Luxembourg surprise you!

© cbame.

Contact:

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© Auberge de la Ferme.

© Auberge de la Ferme.

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Auberge de la Ferme Auberge de la Ferme has 4 separate professional inns with a total of 80 rooms, 2 restaurants, a catering service, a wonderful wine cellar, a seminar building and a shop with local products. There’s also an old school building with 3 meeting rooms, which is regularly used for corporate training weekends. With such diverse facilities and services, it’s easy to organize a company retreat combining catering, meeting and lodging in one address. In short, the Auberge de la Ferme offers everything for a professional stay in the Ardennes without losing the personal touch of a family business. Features: •4 separate inns •Rooms: 80 •Meeting rooms: 5 •Capacity biggest meeting room: 100 Contact: contact@aubergedelaferme.com www.aubergedelaferme.com

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Professional facilities in a warm, welcoming venue! Holiday Resorts Ol Fosse d’Outh Holiday Resorts Ol Fosse d’Outh is a large recreation and congress centre near Houffalize. The resort is surrounded by unspoiled greenery, fully justifying its claim of intense contact with nature. The hotel will completely satisfy the special needs and requirements of the meetings industry. Ol Fosse d’Outh is just the place for large conferences. Sport and relaxation can be found in the Aqual’O centre. Adventurous activities can be organized in the surrounding forests. Features: •Rooms: 271 •Meeting rooms: 18 •Meeting capacity: 10 to 250 •Congress hall capacity: 800 Contact:

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© R. PEPELS.

© R. PEPELS.

reservation@olfossedouth.com www.olfossedouth.com www.aqualo.be

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Meet in the heart of nature!


© CBAMI - dbcreation.be

© Studio Breakfast - M. BONFANTI.

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Le Sanglier des Ardennes Le Sanglier’s location on the banks of the Ourthe river in Belgium’s smallest city creates an authentic and unrivalled ambiance. This 4-star “hostellerie” offers a completely renovated infrastructure, consisting of three prestigious buildings, each having a character of its own: the refined and authentic Hotel Le Sanglier des Ardennes, the contemporary Hotel Victoria, and the charming Le Vieux Durbuy. Eight fully equipped meeting rooms, an outstanding wine cellar and a wellness centre complete the offer. Features: •3 separate venues •Meeting rooms: 8 •Biggest space capacity: 275 •Newly built wellness centre Contact: meeting@sanglier-des-ardennes.be www.sanglier-des-ardennes.be

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A grand hotel in Belgium’s smallest city

Floreal La Roche-en-Ardenne In the woods of the Ardennes lies Floreal La Roche-en-Ardenne a 4 hectare sized domain near the Ourthe river. Amidst this beautiful slice of nature you can find an impressive castle with 76 renovated rooms and a seminar center with 8 meeting rooms with natural daylight. The beautiful area offers numerous free outdoor activities such as golf, swimming (in July and August) and petanque. The bowling alley and the dance floor always provide moments of pure fun. Floreal La Roche-en-Ardenne offers guests the perfect combination of relaxation, sports, entertainment, cultural visits and delicious cuisine. Features: •Impressive historical building •Park of 4 hectares •Rooms: 76 •Studios: 6 •Apartments: 32 •Meeting rooms: 8 •Meeting capacity: 170 Contact:

Meet in a place where life is good!

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

sales.laroche@florealgroup.be www.businesslaroche.be

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© Val de Poix.

© Val de Poix.

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Le Val de Poix In the heart of the Ardennes, near Saint-Hubert, lies Le Val de Poix: the perfect place for nature lovers. The woods of Saint-Hubert are an amazingly beautiful setting where you can relax in peace. Besides the idyllic location, Le Val de Poix is also known for its child friendly service and refined cuisine with local products. With its refreshing and inspiring surroundings, this hotel is also a great place for meetings and incentives. Stay in Val de Poix and discover that typical Ardennes charm! Features: •Rooms: 42 •Meeting rooms: 3 •Meeting capacity: 50

The perfect place for nature lovers!

Contact: info@hotelvaldepoix.com www.levaldepoix.com

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Libramont Exhibition & Congress Looking for energy efficient and environmentally friendly services for all your sustainable events for up to 400 people? Then the Libramont Exhibition & Congress is just the ticket! Right in the heart of nature and close to Brussels and Luxembourg, this new and unique location is perfect for all your indoor & outdoor events. The three exhibition halls and 6 meeting and seminar rooms are all equipped with the latest technological devices. And since the Libramont Exhibition & Congress is located on a 60 hectare sized domain, you can organise numerous outdoor activities like festivals, team building activities, family gatherings, vehicle demonstrations, etc. Features: •Meeting rooms: 6 •Meeting capacity: 400 •Free parking lot •Restaurant with catering service Contact:

© CBAMI - dbcreation.be

Green technology for your sustainable events

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© CBAMI - dbcreation.be

info@libramont-exhibition.com www.libramont-exhibition.com


© La Claire Fontaine.

© La Claire Fontaine.

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Hostellerie La Claire Fontaine La Claire Fontaine is located in a former tannery within walking distance of La Roche-en-Ardenne. The inn is situated in its own one hectare park, which lies next to the river and is surrounded by the greenery for which the Ardennes are known. In short, the perfect decor to have a relaxing drink, discuss business over coffee or to organize a seminar. The staff is ready to meet any challenge head on, to respond to your every desire and to offer you a personalized service. They will take care of the meet and greet and will attend your guests in between meetings, coffee breaks and adventurous, cultural and sportive incentives. Features: •Rooms: 23 •Meeting rooms: 2 •Meetingcapacity: 120 •Capacity dinner style

A calm and relaxing atmosphere!

Contact: info@clairefontaine.be www.clairefontaine.be

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Château Jemeppe At equal distance from Brussels and Luxembourg City lies Chateau Jemeppe. This castle dating back to the 13th century lies on a private estate of 60 hectares. It was restored and converted to become a friendly place where work and relaxation go hand in hand. In total the castle has seven seminar rooms, which can accommodate 6 to 400 people. Three of these are located in the centuries-old majestic dungeon. The historic atmosphere and the formidable views of the forests and rolling landscapes of the Ardennes, will inspire guests to new heights. Features:

Royal meetings need a castle

•Rooms: 77 •Meeting rooms: 9 •Meeting capacity: 6 to 400 •60-hectare private estate Contact:

© Château Jemeppe Tijsblom.

© M. VAN COILE.

information@chateaujemeppe.eu www.chateaujemeppe.eu

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© Euro Space Center.

© L. VAN STEENSEL.

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Euro Space Center Organize your corporate events in the exceptional environment of the Euro Space Center in Transinne and find out what it feels like to walk on the moon. In the heart of the Ardennes you are offered the possibility of organizing an incentive, team building, family day, reception or seminar on a site that is unique in the whole of Europe. Discover what real astronauts actually experience: simulate a space flight on board of the Space Shuttle or try out the astronaut training. Various events can easily be held here, from 8 to 600 people. Give a new dimension to your corporate events! Features: •multiple, original event halls •Capacity: 8 to 600 •Astronaut training incentives •Outdoor activities available

Meetings from another world!

Contact: catherine.vuidar@eurospacecenter.be www.eurospacecenter.be

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Jean de Bohême Hotel Jean de Bohême is located in the center of Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, in a magnificent green setting where you can relax and de-stress. This four star hotel has 33 comfortable rooms and suites equipped with a bathroom, minibar, safe and wifi. Its meeting rooms, of which several are provided with daylight, are suitable for seminars, incentives and team building sessions for up to 120 people and banquets up to 250 people. Besides the numerous activities à la carte, you can also enjoy cooking classes and golf lessons, flower arranging courses and guided walks into the woods. You can relax in the authentic bar near the cosy fireplace or book a massage at the reception. Features: •Rooms: 33 •Meeting rooms: 5 •Meeting capacity: 120 •meeting capacity dinner style: 250 Contact:

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© A. GINETTI.

© CBAMI - dbcreation.be

seminaire@jean-de-boheme.be www.jean-de-boheme.be


© Quartier Latin.

© Quartier Latin - N. FRANK / MadeBy.

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Quartier Latin Meetings require your undivided attention and often incentives are organized in a cultural setting. What better location for your meetings and incentives than a former Jesuit church? In Marche-en-Famenne, the “Gateway to the Ardennes”, an 18th century Jesuit church became the foundation for the hotel Quartier Latin. Several team building activities can be integrated in your programme with the help of the hotel’s partners. Your yearning for culture can also be satisfied in the surrounding city of Marche-en-Famenne. Features: •Rooms: 75 •Meeting rooms: 8 •Meeting capacity: 300 •private wellness centre

Meetings in a Jesuit church

Contact: commercial@quartier-latin.be www.quartier-latin.be

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Meet in Durbuy Have you ever thought of traveling to the Smallest Town in the World? Take the opportunity to discover Durbuy and organise your seminar on the banks of the Ourthe river. This charming town in northern Luxembourg offers your guests different authentic hotels and restaurants in a beautiful green setting. Stroll around the historic center and have a taste of the delicious traditional cuisine or go on a mountain bike ride in the woods: Durbuy has everything you could ask for ...

Discover the Smallest Town in the World in all its facets

Contact:

© WBT - G. CROPPI.

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

adl@durbuy.be www.durbuy.be

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Hospitality & organizers

Wallonia is a very welcoming region and being hospitable comes naturally to most of its inhabitants. No wonder they have a gift for supporting meetings and incentives as well.

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Leonardo Hotels Leonardo Hotels has been active in Europe since 2007 and offers more than 30 hotels in attractive locations in the 3-4 star plus category. In Belgium, two of them are perfectly set to fulfill the needs of business travelers as well as event participants. In the countryside, but still close to Brussels, Leonardo Hotel Wavre offers 102 modern rooms and 7 function rooms for up to 200 people. Close to Brussels South Airport, Best Western Leonardo Hotel Charleroi provides 57 junior suites and comfort rooms as well as 6 meeting rooms for up to 250 guests. Each hotel boasts its own restaurant, bar, leisure facilities and a professional team offering support to make your event a success.

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Š WBT - J. P. REMY.

Š WBT - J. P. REMY.

info.wavre@leonardo-hotels.com info.bestwesterncharleroi@leonardo-hotels.com www.leonardo-hotels.com

The art of feeling at home


© Business-Etape.

© Business-Etape.

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Business-Etape Looking for efficiency, communication, cohesion and cooperation? Hire a Business-Etape villa for your team! Business-Etape offers you a choice of more than 50 villas and all are guaranteed to be of the best possible quality. Sometimes the thing you need more than anything else for your meeting or incentive is privacy. Business-Etape can provide you with ideally private and quiet locations where you can have your event undisturbed. With so many venues spread out over Wallonia, it’s almost impossible not to find what you want. Modern villas, authentic farms, castles or miniature wellness centres: the choice is yours!

Contact:

© WBT - J. JEANMART - Manoir de lébiole.

info@business-etape.com www.business-etape.com

Choose from more than 50 meeting residences

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© Patrick-Xtreme.

© Patrick-Xtreme.

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Xtreme Events Make it happen with XTREME EVENTS, your partner in crime with more than 10 years of experience! XTREME EVENTS is proud to offer new all-in formulas (food, activities, accommodation) fit for your business. Our personal favorites: an orientation course based on your company’s culture, an afternoon of degustation with chocolate and local beers - a day at the Spa-Francorchamps Formula One race track - a rally with buggies and quads (500 & 700 cc) - a mountain bike trip - a Vespa ride - 4x4 routes - musical quiz & blind tests. XTREME EVENTS welcomes you to Spa-Francorchamps, the most beautiful race track in the world and the finest hotels and restaurants in the area!

Contact: patrick@xtreme.be www.xtremeardennes.be

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Make it possible with Xtreme Events! Wildtrails Wildtrails is found in 1994. Since the beginning, Wildtrails has specialised itself in the organisation of seminars, team buildings, events and trainings. Wildtrails is a professional and motivated team. We give you the insurance of original homemade events. Wildtrails organises seminars, events, team buildings,... everywhere in Belgium from the Ardenne till up to the Belgian coast, but also in the whole Benelux.. Wildtrails has even has its own sites in Wallonie. Wildtrails pays attention to the quality, the security and the respect for persons and nature.

Contact:

© Wildtrails.

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© F. DESCAMPS.

info@wildtrails.be www.wildtrails.be

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© WBT - J. P. REMY.

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

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Annapurna Consult Seminars, team buildings, incentives and business events … all are part of the specialties of event bureau Annapurna Consult. With the utmost creativity and efficiency, Annapurna Consult realizes the concept of your dream and leaves you and your guests with an unforgettable memory. Outdoor and indoor activities, tailor-made or ready-made, in Belgium or anywhere else in the world, all options are open! Annapurna’s team building activities are beyond imagination and are very likely to enhance the spirit of your group. Annapurna is proud to present an exclusive new activity, ‘The Cube’. In two hours time, you will be challenged to fabricate a serum and save humanity from a mortal bacteriological attack. What are you waiting for?

Contact:

© WBT - J. JEANMART.

pat.annapurna@gmail.com www.annapurna-consult.be www.destinationcube.com

The indispensible event bureau

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© WBT - J. P. REMY.

© WBT - J. P. REMY.

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Action Team Training Action Team Training is specialized in the creation and organization of team building events for companies. “Education, creation and action” are the leading concepts in its approach. Action Team Training has built its experience in over 20 years of working in the field of team building, and is particularly proud of its Action Team Learning programme, another way to address your team building event, with a focus on the learning aspect. In short, you can organize a human experience with concrete results!

Contact: vincent@actionteamtraining.com www.actionteamtraining.com

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Action, education and human experience! Alleluias Events Since 1988, Alleluias’ knowhow has fulfilled your most ambitious wishes. Be it for small or big budgets: they exceed all your expectations. Team building sessions can be held outside, but can also be adapted to the famous Belgian weather. Evening entertainment comes in a variety of themes and games. Training sessions to improve concentration, fight stress or to gain self-confidence are provided by a well-experienced team. Experience, attention to details and humour are their praised added values. Or as French poet Nicolas Chamfort once said: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Experience, an eye for detail and humour!

Contact:

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© Alleluias Events.

© A. VENRLINDEN - A. PETIT - Alleluias Events.

alleluias@skynet.be www.alleluias.com

Wallonia


© Brandsport.

Hospitality & organizers

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Brandsport

Adventurous trust building

Contact: info@brandsport.be www.brandsport.be

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© Brandsport - L. KRIJGSMAN.

Brandsport has nearly 30 years of experience as an organizer of team building activities. You can choose from several formulas: management training, Forest Rope Adventures and La Roche Team Adventures. A new formula incorporating horses can even be expected soon. Brandsport’s philosophy is that there’s no better way to improve team bonding and team performance than sharing top experiences in the outdoors. By working together, assuring each other’s security, blindly putting your faith in your “buddy” and by leading and being led, you get to know and trust your colleagues. These experiences, combined with the competition between the teams and the rush of adrenaline, guide everybody to exceptional performances.

The Good Time Company Offer your teams, clients and partners a countryside rally with mythical and legendary 2CV’s. Five good reasons will make this rally the best team building activity you can fi nd. It is accessible to everybody and it’s totally weatherproof, so there’s no need to start looking for a plan B. It makes all boundaries disappear between team members. It isn’t a high profile or posh activity and it’s simple, elegant and original!

The power of the 2CV

Contact:

© The Good Time Company - J. HAMID.

© The Good Time Company - J. HAMID.

info@thegoodtimecompany.com www.thegoodtimecompany.com

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© X-CAPE.

© X-CAPE - T. BERVOETS.

Hospitality & organizers

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X-Cape X-Cape is based in Florenville, in the Gaume region. Situated at a lower altitude than the neighboring Ardennes, it lies close to France and Luxembourg. Temperatures in this region are often higher than in other parts of Belgium due to a microclimate, guaranteeing a breath of fresh air in this well-preserved environment. X-Cape offers various quality solutions to its customers – everywhere in Wallonia and even across the borders. Workshops, seminars or other events: just ask and they make it happen. For over fourteen years X-Cape has welcomed thousands of satisfied customers from all over Europe.

Escape the office

Contact: info@x-cape.be www.x-cape.be

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Adrenaline Events Adrenaline Events is specialized in the organization and coaching of team building oriented events and seminars in the “Ardenne Bleue” region and on the racetrack of Spa-Francorchamps. It boasts an outdoor centre with a large choice of outdoor and adventure activities. Its professional team of instructors and the materials they use guarantee a safe and seamless organization. They will find the most beautiful and typical places around to give a special dimension to and upgrade your event. Simply put: they go wherever you want them to go.

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© Adrenaline Events.

© Adrenaline Events.

info@adrenaline-events.com www.adrenaline-events.com

Wallonia

When action is a must!


© WBT - A. KOUPRIANOFF.

Contact

Wallonia abroad FLANDERS

ITALY

CANADA (QUÉBEC)

Wallonië-Brussel Tourisme Sint-Bernardusstraat, 30 B 1060 Brussel Tel: + 32.2.509.24.54 toerisme@opt.be www.belgie-toerisme.be

Ufficio Belga per il Turismo Bruxelles-Vallonia Viale Vittorio Veneto, 28 I 20124 Milano Tel: + 39.02.86.05.66 info@belgioturismo.it www.belgioturismo.it

Office de Promotion du Tourisme de Wallonie et de Bruxelles 43, rue de Buade, bureau 525 Québec (QUEBEC) – G1R 4A2 CANADA Tel: + 1.418.692.49.39 ndroulans@bellnet.ca www.belgique-tourisme.qc.ca

THE NETHERLANDS

SPAIN

Belgisch Verkeersbureau Wallonië-Brussel Prins Hendrikkade 186 NL 1011 TD Amsterdam Tel: + 31.20.524.43.42 informatie@belgie-toerisme.nl www.belgie-toerisme.nl

Oficina de Turismo de Bélgica Bruselas · Valonia Calle Pau Claris, 110, 1 ° 1a ES 08009 Barcelona Tel: + 34.93.272.26.01 info@belgica-turismo.es www.belgica-turismo.es

FRANCE

UNITED KINGDOM

Office Belge de Tourisme Wallonie-Bruxelles Boulevard Saint-Germain, 274 F 75007 Paris Tel: + 33.1.53.85.05.20 info@belgique-tourisme.fr www.belgique-tourisme.fr

Belgian Tourist Office Brussels-Wallonia 217, Marsh Wall London E14 9FJ UK Tel: + 44.20.75.31.03.90 Free brochure line: Tel: 0800.9545.245 (UK only) info@belgiumtheplaceto.be www.belgiumtheplaceto.be

GERMANY Abt. Meeting & Incentives (MICE) c/o Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles Belgische Botschaft Jägerstr. 52-53 D 10117 Berlin Tel: + 49 30.20.60.71.605 mice@belgien-tourismus.de www.belgien-tourismus.de

UNITED STATES Belgian Tourist Office Brussels-Wallonia 220 East 42nd Street - Suite 3402 New York, N.Y. 10017 USA Tel: + 1.212.758.81.30 ext14 info@visitbelgium.com www.visitbelgium.com

POLAND Urzad Promocji Turystyki « Walonia-Bruksela » c/o Przedstawicielstwo Dyplomatyczne Regionu Walonii i Francuskiej Wspólnoty Belgii Stratos Office Center ul. Ks. I. Skorupki 5 – VI° pietro Pl. 00-546 Warszawa Tel: + 48.22.583.70.06-01 mjanow@poczta.onet.pl www.belgique-tourisme.be

JAPAN Belgian Tourist Office Brussels-Wallonia AWEX Tokyo c/o Embassy of Belgium 5-4 Nibancho Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo Tel: + 81.3.32.37.71.05 damien.dome@belgium-travel.jp www.belgium-travel.jp

CHINA & New Markets (Brussels) Rue Saint-Bernard, 30 B 1060 Brussels dominique.andre@walloniebruxellestourisme.be www.belgique-tourisme.be

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