Discover Benelux, Issue 34, October2016

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Discover Benelux | Events | Top Meeting & Event Planning in Flanders

37 years of unforgettable moments from De Montil TEXT: STIAN SANGVIG | PHOTOS: STUDIO SCHREVER

Idyllically situated in rural surroundings close to Brussels and its international airport, De Montil has arranged events for nearly four decades. “Being a dedicated family business allows us to offer our clients the most flexible solutions in the market including lastminute changes,” director Marleen De Bolle explains. Indeed, De Montil has grown significantly since being founded by Jan De Bolle in 1979 starting with four indoor tennis courts and a large room for gym and dance. “In 1991 we built our first conference centre with a 1,000-square-metre conference hall, a 100-person auditorium room and a 1,300-square-metre multifunctional hall,” De Bolle continues. Today De Montil has more than 20 employees and offers events in one auditorium and 15 rooms ranging from 40 to 1,300 square metres. “We cater for any type of business-to-business 44 | Issue 34 | October 2016

event, for example seminars, product launches, corporate events, conferences and trade fairs,” De Bolle says. Whilst close to the Brussels Ring Road, Zaventem Airport and several hotels (with a couple of whom De Montil collaborates), the company’s surroundings appear idyllic and almost rural. “In our garden decorated with contemporary art our visitors can enjoy drinks and snacks from our own kitchen after a busy day,” De Bolle describes. As the company grows in one of Europe’s busiest and most politically powerful cities they are planning to build more parking spaces, thus making it more accessible to even more visitors. With flexible solutions in rural settings, De Montil shows that business can indeed mean pleasure. For more information, visit: