Discover Benelux | Events Special | The Best Event Agencies and Locations in Flanders
A place to work, network and not work TEXT: SOFIE COUWENBERGH | PHOTOS: EVA VAN DE VEIRE
Convention centres and meeting rooms are often cold and rather dull places, deprived from daylight and tucked away in the corners of hotels that could not be used for sleepover guests. Not so at 3Square. Their meeting centres in Ghent and Limelette focus solely on offering clients the best business facilities possible - with a culinary cherry on top. 3Square Ghent is ideally located by highway E40 and close to highways E17 and E411. Thanks to being just outside the city centre, visitors need not worry about traffic restrictions or parking space. They can drive straight into 3Square’s large and free underground car park. 3Square Brabant-Wallon, the second 3Square site, is located right outside the centre of Brussels in Limelette. Here you can find both business and sports facilities. Inside, the different event rooms cater to groups from as small as two to as large as 300 people. The rooms are dispersed over three buildings overlooking an outdoor square and nature park so that every visiting group gets the attention it deserves in a space of its own and can even make use of a terrace. Each of the rooms is equipped with the latest technology and 3Square’s own plug-and-play presentation system which makes the struggle
with cables and getting that projector to work a thing of the past. “Innovation is important to us, as well as customisation and flexibility,” says site manager Frederik Vanderhaegen. “Every client gets their own event manager who’s on standby the entire time.” This allows 3Square to style each room as per the client’s request and respond quickly to last-minute changes. Quality service is further guaranteed by the fact that 3Square always and only works with its own staff. That even goes for the catering. “We create our event menus in consultation with the client and gladly prepare vegetarian, vegan and allergy-safe alternatives,” Vanderhaegen continues.
and after-work gatherings with lectures by speakers from a variety of industries. It’s where men and women come to exchange ideas and grow their network. 3Square is a place to work, network and not work. Thanks to its focus on an allround business experience, the site was awarded with 5 Hammers, the highest possible classification in the Belgian and Dutch conference industry. Companies such as BNP-Paribas, GSK and Allianz enjoy 3Square’s personalised approach. And so could you.
Aside from offering conference meeting catering, 3Square also has its own business restaurant. It is freely accessible and the place-to-be for people looking to network while enjoying a refined meal. Those in need of a more private setting can book one of the lunchboxes. These rooms offer an intimate meeting space for two to eight people, including a lunch service of the highest level. “We also have our own business club, B19,” Vanderhaegen mentions. Members of B19 enjoy weekly breakfast meetings
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