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let’s meet in Brussels 2020


A UNIQUE VENUE LOCATED IN THE CITY CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL OF EUROPE • 13 000 m² for all types of events • international transport hubs and 10 000 hotel rooms in the vicinity • an ISO 20121 venue : let’s shape greener events together


We strive to bring Brussels to life for you As the tourism agency for the Brussels-Capital Region we not only help businesses to organise events and other activities, we also help you to discover Brussels' countless attractions and multiple personalities. We want you to make this beautiful city your own, be it for just one hour or several years!

A welcoming inclusive hub for all – businesses, visitors, and inhabitants Brussels, the capital of Europe, is one of the most influential and cosmopolitan cities in the world and is home to the highest number of international associations. Every day, Brussels welcomes new entrepreneurs, new visitors and new inhabitants, and our mission is to give you the key to our city to best integrate and experience Brussels' diversity. Brussels is a powerful engine that brings people together from all over the world. We want you to discover its engine room!

Sustainable events Responsibility and sustainability are our watchwords and Brussels is a leader in this field. Many solutions have already been implemented and concrete actions taken by policy makers, the city's inhabitants and major players

of the events sector. Our team is charged with promoting and sharing this approach with event organisers like you. Without any loss of value (or comfort!), we will help you organise a responsible event, which you will find in this 2020 edition of the Let's Meet in Brussels.

We are your essential partner An ideal venue, exceptional service, and exciting activities are guaranteed! But we offer additional services in a range of support programmes to help you with promotion, with boosting the number of delegates, partners and stakeholders, as well as connecting you with influencers in your field. Our advice is free and our team has the expertise, knowledge and resources that you will find indispensable when organising your next event.

Elisabeth Van Ingelgem Director Convention & Association Bureau, visit.brussels

We go the extra mile By choosing Brussels for your next event, we help to ensure that your participants will enjoy a unique experience in a city that strives for responsible development without losing any of its excitement and creativity – a city that is constantly innovating, constantly moving, and constantly evolving. We look forward to making you fall in love with Brussels!

Patrick Bontinck CEO, visit.brussels


NEW IN 2020 Brussels breaks new ground 90% of startups operating in Brussels fi nd it much more conducive and attractive to entrepreneurship than Paris, London or Berlin, according to a recent survey conducted by PwC.

Brussels is also the fi rst European city of choice for associations to hold their international events (ahead of Vienna, Paris, Madrid, London & Barcelona). It is 2nd worldwide too, behind only Singapore, according to the Union of International Associations - UIA.

Last but not least, according to CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the 100 Best Cities For Business Travel In 2020 : Brussels is one of the top 10 business destinations in the world (top 3 in Europe with London & Frankfurt) thanks to its business hotels, public transportation, event venues size, dining and... entertainment!

GO GREEN Want to organise a sustainable event in Brussels? CONTACT VISIT.BRUSSELS: Our experts will help you reach optimal ecological, social and economic sustainability goals.

European District


2019 and 2020 are great years for Brussels' hotels industry! In 2019, the following hotels were renovated and reopened with new names: • The President Brussels Hotel • Qbic Hotel • 9Hotel Chelton • Indigo Brussels City Indigo Brussels City

3 new hotels also opened in the Midi district: • B&B Hotel Brussels Centre Gare du Midi • Appart'City • Meininger Hotel Bruxelles Midi (close to 300 rooms). In 2020, a new Moxy Hotel will offer 140 additional rooms. A Residence Inn Brussels will also be unveiled at the airport, offering 127 rooms. Still planned for 2021: Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria. The Corinthia Hotels group is creating its “flagship luxury hotel” in Brussels by renovating this prestigious 5-star Neoclassical gem. Opening in 2021, it will have 121 rooms and three event rooms. And as of 2022, Crowne Plaza is developing an ambitious project to expand and add a further 146 rooms to their existing 354 rooms. Along with Hotel Indigo and Thon, it will make over 1,200 rooms available place Rogier. Qbic Hotel


Bright future For those in search of new venues, Brussels will not disappoint you.

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2019 has been a great year with the opening of unique event venues like SILO Brussels, an old malting brewery (10 event rooms, up to 650 participants), the remarkable FACULTY in the classified heritage building of the listed Brussels Veterinary School building (10-200 guests), the new WOLF foodie experience, the enlargement of MAISON DE LA POSTE (with 15 new event rooms), and much more...

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Nowhere else but Brussels! The new TRAM EXPERIENCE (reopening spring 2020) featuring Brussels' culinary heritage while a two-hour’ ride: For over 7 years now, this unique tram from the 1960s has been crossing the streets of Brussels while surprising its passengers with wonderful dishes. We would like to thank the 64,000 travellers and 35 chefs from all over the world for their confidence! http://tramexperience.brussels/

Why not meet in the former largest station in Europe, Gare Maritime?

Kanal, a genuine cathedral of steel and glass

The 45,000m² Gare Maritime is located on the remarkable, evolving urban site of Tour & Taxis, a most comprehensive events and storytelling hub in Brussels. Ongoing major renovations are transforming this genuine industrial masterpiece into a covered urban venue set to open in 2020. The expansion of the Tour & Taxis site now offers 25 inspiring versatile spaces for any type of event, from 2 to 10,000 guests, all within walking distance of each other.

Brussels’ new centre for modern & contemporary art will compete with the best with a unique 12,000m² exhibition space along the quays of the city’s canal. There will be different opening phases: April to November 2020 during the exhibition “it never ends” from John M. Armleder (2 event rooms, up to 400 people), and grand opening in 2023 (several event rooms and auditoriums, for 10-2,000 people).

TRAM EXPERIENCE

STAY TUNED!

Have you seen it go past? This white tram that runs through the streets of Brussels, recognised by foodies from the capital and elsewhere, has welcomed more than 70,000 people aboard since it began. Having offered seven years of gastronomic discoveries in a modern, stylish setting, the Tram Experience is now undergoing a complete metamorphosis.

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Cultural highlights

You may think Brussels is just a business city, but that is only one side of it. It also has an irresistible atmosphere that combines urban spirit, cosmopolitan buzz, quality of life, and a fascinating wealth of cultural treats. Every year, this pulsating city raises the events bar by hosting more than 23,000 cultural and festive events: Brussels is, quite simply, mindblowing!

Discover this selection of unmissable 2020 events for an international audience

Back to Bruegel - Experience the 16th century > until 18.10.2020

Bright Brussels > 13.02.2020 - 16.02.2020

www.fine-arts-museum.be

Virtual reality takes you into Bruegel's paintings for an astonishing immersive experience. Witness the 16th century through contact with original objects from the Museum. www.kmkg-mrah.be

Discover twelve artistic and interactive light installations by Belgian, French and Portuguese artists creating a splendid spectacle through the old downtown streets. www.bright.brussels

Keith Haring > until 19.04.2020

Jazzuary > 09.01.2020 - 31.01.2020

Museum Night Fever > 14.03.2020 More than 30 Brussels museums present concerts, performances, installations, dance, films, DJs, unusual guided tours, and more - from 19:00 to 01:00.

Dalí & Magritte > until 09.02.2020 An exceptional exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, highlighting the connection and influences between the two greatest icons of the surrealist movement.

A large retrospective of the iconic American artist. You will get a glimpse of the artist’s short and powerful career in the vibrant New York art scene of the early 1980s. www.bozar.be

There are no fewer than three jazz festivals in Brussels in January. Djangofolllies, the River Jazz Festival & the Brussels Jazz Festival. www.jazz.brussels

Paul Delvaux, the man who loved trains > until 15.03.2020

Brussels, Dance! > 01.02.2020 - 04.04.2020

Integrated into the breathtaking scenography of Train World, the surrealist master’s magisterial body of work inspired by the world of trains. www.trainworld.be

There will be more than 60 events, including performances and talks, featuring both young artists and established figures. www.brusselsdance.eu

www.museumnightfever.be

BANAD Festival > 14.03.2020 - 29.03.2020 The opportunity to discover 50 interiors, many never normally open to the public. Guided tours explain some fascinating aspects of of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. www.banad.brussels


Opening of the Royal Greenhouses > Mid-April until Early-May Each year, in the spring, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are opened to the public, for almost three weeks. This tradition has been carried on for a century. www.monarchie.be

Brussels 20km > 31.05.2020 Whether you like running or not, the Brussels 20km has something for you. You could run along the city’s finest avenues (if you register in advance) or just watch and stroll around.

Flower Carpet > 13.08.2020 - 16.08.2020 The flower carpet on the GrandPlace is the most reproduced image of Brussels around the world. It is the largest floral carpet in the world.

www.20kmdebruxelles.be

www.flowercarpet.brussels

Europe Day > 09.05.2020 Europe is fun! The EU organises an open-door day with guided tours of their headquarters, European food fairs and other animated activities.

Ommegang (part of Carolus Festival) > early July This event recalls the ceremonial arrival of Emperor Charles V and his son (later King Philip II of Spain) in Brussels in 1549. www.ommegang.be

Design September > September For one month, the city hosts an array of over 100 unmissable cultural and commercial events.

www.europeday.europa.eu

www.designseptember.be

Heritage Days > September Some 50 states and regions participate in this European event, which celebrates heritage. All the activities and visits are free (often to places that are not usually accessible). www.journeesdupatrimoinebruxelles.be

Brussels Museums Nocturnes > Thursdays, mid-September until mid-December Some of Brussels' museums can be explored on Thursday evenings

With 63 new cultural and festive activities per day (there really are!), there will definitely be a mustsee that coincides with your event. Check online at https://agenda.brussels/ for a detailed list, so that you can match the tastes and wishes of your participants! The Queen Elisabeth Competition > 04.05.2020 - 30.05.2020 Every year, the competition - which has launched the careers of many young musicians - is devoted to either the violin, piano, cello or voice. In 2020, it is once again the turn of the piano. www.cmireb.be

PrideFestival > 08.05 - 24.05.2020 & Brussels Pride > 23.05.2020 A wide range of activities such as exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and of course DJ sets, concerts, and parties in various locations. www.pride.be

Belgium's National Day > 21.07.2020 Belgium’s national day commemorates the investiture of Leopold 1, the first King of the Belgians in 1831, with an open-air dance event and a parade (and a fly-over) on 21 July.

Eat!BRUSSELS, drink!BORDEAUX > 03.09.2020 - 06.09.2020 Tour & Taxis is the new setting for this four-day event that offers the best of the Brussels restaurant scene with the wines of 50 Bordeaux wineries.

www.sibp.be

www.eat.brussels

Visit the Royal Palace > 22.07.2020 - 15.09.2020 (dates to be confirmed) When they go away on holiday, it’s a tradition for the Royal Family to leave the doors of their palace open to the general public.

The Brussels Comic Strip Festival & Balloons Day Parade > 11.09.2020 - 13.09.2020 The festival offers a balloon’s parade, followed by a rally of cars featuring in great comic strips as well as talks, screenings, and signing sessions with big names of the comic strip world.

www.monarchie.be

www.fetedelabd.be

during the Nocturnes (late openings, until 22:00). www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be

Beethoven > 14.10.2020 - 17.01.2021 Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven. Throughout the year BOZAR will offer a programme full of his music and an exhibition in the autumn. www.bozar.be Winter Wonders > December Winter Wonders includes a huge Christmas market, fairground attractions, a covered skating rink, and a sound and light show on the GrandPlace! www.plaisirsdhiver.be


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why Brussels ?

Strategic location

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Decision-making and business services hub

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The world’s top association city

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Specialists in life sciences

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Dynamic ICT and media sectors

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Creative entrepreneurship

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A global city

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Vibrant city life

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CONNECTING you with experts who understand your field of activity…

you with your participants…

We are the official Convention & Association Bureau of Brussels. We play an important role as a ‘one-stop shop’ and link between you and our city.

you with the right suppliers, partners, sponsors and speakers…

Our team of events experts will work with you right through the process, from planning and bidding, to supporting and welcoming your delegates.

you with all the advantages that the capital of Europe can offer you.

This chapter sets out why we believe Brussels is the best place to hold your convention and how we can help you organise it flawlessly.

CHOOSE BRUSSELS! We will focus on the optimisation and the growth of your event, to exceed expectations.

why Brussels ?

Organising an event in Brussels is all about making connections


STRATEGIC LOCATION Brussels is easy to reach by air, international and national rail and road. As a result, it's an ideal destination for events. Brussels Airport connects 26 million passengers to more than 200 different destinations per year. Brussels is the centre of Europe’s densest high-speed train networks: 60 million Europeans live within 2 hours of Brussels by train. 2,400 km

1,500 km

Brussels' great central location means that you can go anywhere in the capital very quickly. It's also incredibly easy to move around in this compact city: many event venues, hotels, museums and iconic places are within walking distance, or a short ride away by tram, bus or metro. If you’re staying near the city centre, walking is a wonderful way to discover the city or to reach your event venue.

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THALYS, TGV AND EUROSTAR CONNECTIONS TO

France The UK The Netherlands Germany

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM

200+

EU & WORLD DESTINATIONS

BRUSSELS

AIRPORT:

200+ passenger destinations and

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cargo destinations;

DAILY NON-STOP FLIGHTS to the US; DAILY FLIGHTS to China and India

BY TRAIN

CITY CENTRE Paris in 1'20", London in 1'51", Amsterdam in 1'53", Cologne in 1'47".

TO CITY CENTRE!

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EUROPEANS LIVE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF BRUSSELS BY TRAIN

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CENTRE OF THE CONTINENT’S DENSEST MOTORWAY AND HIGH-SPEED TRAIN NETWORKS


DECISION-MAKING AND BUSINESS SERVICES HUB

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organisations of the European Union including the Commission and the Parliament

8,686 registered lobby organisations 20,000 individual lobbyists

48,000 EU officials, diplomats, international business workers, and press correspondents Brussels has the highest concentration of decision makers that shape the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The city hosts all the major EU institutions and is home to a huge diplomatic corps, journalist community and countless lobby groups. You can’t get any nearer to Europe’s policy makers than Brussels!

1,000

press correspondents

1,700 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS OPERATING EUROPE-WIDE

Numerous

Paul-Henri Spaak (1899 – 1972) supporter of multilateralism, he’s one of the first major policy-makers at the beginning of the European community

(Eurocontrol, SWIFT…)

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THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANISATION (WCO)

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THE WORLD'S TOP ASSOCIATION CITY Meaningful connections and networking with other associations, private partners and public authorities.

Paul Otlet (1868-1944) imagined the Internet and is co-founder of the Union of International Associations headquartered in Brussels (UIA)

VISIT.BRUSSELS'

ASSOCIATION

BUREAU

- WITH A FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS // VISIT.BRUSSELS ASSOCIATIONS CO-SPACE - A DEDICATED ONLINE AND OFFLINE MEETINGS HUB AND INFORMATION AND NETWORKING

Hosting 2,250 headquarters, Brussels is home to more international associations than any other city.

CENTRE (OPENING PLANNED IN 2021)

International associations employ LARGEST CONGLOMERATION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE WORLD WITH

2,250 HEADQUARTERS

Headquarters of the Federation of European and International Associations (FAIB)

THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT

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Headquarters of the Union of International Associations (UIA)

Brussels is member of the Global Association Hubs partnership, the world’s leading cities for international associations (together with Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC)

why Brussels ?

“INFORMATION ONE-STOP SHOP” PUBLIC INITIATIVE

With its highly-skilled multilingual workforce and depth of support services, Brussels is the best spot for building membership and getting up close to European decision-makers.


SPECIALISTS IN LIFE SCIENCES

200 COMPANIES PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING MACHINES // 21 DIAGNOSTIC & TELEMEDICINE COMPANIES // 200 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES MAKING BELGIUM A WORLD LEADER IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY //

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Strong tradition and positioning in life sciences, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical activities.

MORE THAN

1,200

LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCHERS

BELGIUM HAS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATIONOF LIFE-SCIENCE

EMPLOYEES IN THE WORLD // LEADING EUROPEAN COUNTRY FOR CLINICAL TRIALS PER CAPITA AND SECOND WORLDWIDE

Long tradition of world renowned scientists: Leo Bakeland (1863-1944) Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) Christian de Duve (1917-2013)

STEROP OVERSEAS

UCB PHARMA

ANSELL HEALTHCARE

FISHERTRADE

3 UNIVERSITIES, 7 UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS,

Pfizer

A pioneer in many medical domains: heartlung transplant, cell division, leukemia vaccination, fighting metastasis formation, anti-Tuberculosis medication, IVF, euthanasia, trachea graft…

GSK

why Brussels ?

With its world-famous university hospitals and concentration of international hi-tech and healthcare companies, Brussels is a pivotal centre for life sciences.

BIOTECH

COMPANIES OPERATING IN BELGIUM

Nobel Prize winners in immunology, cell physiology and chemistry

Would it surprise you to know that Belgium has the world’s highest concentration of life science professionals? And that it's the second largest pharma exporter in the world?

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DYNAMIC ICT AND MEDIA SECTORS A EUROPEAN LEADER FOR VIRTUAL REALITY BE.VR Community (980 members) 20 companies Brussels VR Festival research parks

4 technological 6 incubators

Thanks to close collaboration between academia, R&D and businesses, with proactive support from regional authorities, the ICT sector is growing fast and earning Brussels worldwide recognition for its capacity to innovate.

THE MULTIMEDIA SECTOR PROVIDES 17,400 JOBS (35% of employment of the ICT sector) & GENERATES 40% OF THE BELGIAN ICT SECTOR'S TURNOVER

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institutes of higher education in engineering collaborating with ICT businesses on a wide range of R&D projects

There is a growing convergence between the ICT and multimedia communication sectors (support for digital devices and telecom technologies to diffuse information). The multimedia sector is another strong growth market and the city has a significant presence of renowned printing and publishing actors, movie and video companies, communication agencies, national and international radio, TV and press agencies.

478 media outlets, including 99 television stations 191 newspapers and magazines

LARGE BRANDS, INCLUDING SAP, FUTJISU, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, TWITTER, IBM, SIEMENS //// 3 ICT REFERENCE CENTRES DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL, TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING //// INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE (IPC) //// Media Clusters Brussels – MCB, A COLLABORATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT WHOSE AIM IS TO ANALYSE THE MANY FACETS OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

20,000

people working in the ICT sector

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people working in the media industry

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The ICT and media sectors are top priorities in Brussels.


CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS HIP Every day new startups, new ideas and new products have the potential to change Brussels even more.

why Brussels ?

Brussels is a growing hub for startups and has a unique culture and flourishing business community. Emerging as an entrepreneurial, contemporary and creative hub, the vibrant local ecosystem drives many projects, communities, companies, associations, leaders, institutions, authorities and believers of interdisciplinary innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Brussels’ ecosystem is gathering citizens, political leaders, researchers and business people to help our region produce more interdisciplinary innovation and new socio-economic initiatives that have an impact on our daily lives. More and more investors believe in the Brussels-Capital Region and the entrepreneurs that are based here.

Elvis Pompilio (Fashion)

Philippe Geluck (Cartoonist)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Dance)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Filmmakers)

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AmĂŠlie Nothomb (Writer)

Jaco van Dormael (Film director)

Eric Emmanuel Schmitt (Writer)

Stromae (Singer)


RENOWNED CINEMA SCHOOLS

ART SCHOOLS SCHOOLS OF FASHION HUBS AND ORGANISATIONS

CIRCLEMADE.BRUSSELS circular economy SOFTWARE.BRUSSELS ICT LIFETECH.BRUSSELS health HOSPITALITY.BRUSSELS tourism, event industry, culture SCREEN.BRUSSELS audiovisual MAD.BRUSSELS Brussels fashion and design platform The link between business owners and creative talents creating a better future for Brussels and its inhabitants BRUSSELSCREATIVE.BE Platform for Brussels' creative and cultural ecosystem: cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and socioeconomical initiatives

STIMULATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION:

HUB.BRUSSELS is a public reference partner, that strives to make Brussels the most attractive European city in which to start and grow a business.

33 BUSINESSES HATCH EVERY SINGLE DAY IN BRUSSELS (THIS IS BELGIUM’S HIGHEST BIRTH RATE!)

1 FILM RECORDING PER DAY: THE LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY IS BOOMING AND MOVIE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN BOOSTED BY A SPECIFIC TAX BENEFIT FOR AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS 21

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CLUSTERS FOR THEMES OF STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE IN BRUSSELS:

ECOBUILD.BRUSSELS sustainable construction


A GLOBAL CITY BRUSSELS IS THE CAPITAL OF 500 MILLION EUROPEANS

HUB FOR NUMEROUS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND PRESS AGENCIES Translators and interpreters for all 24 OFFICIAL EU LANGUAGES (you won’t find that in other cities!)

why Brussels ?

PLACE DU LUXEMBOURG/

62% of Brussels' inhabitants were born outside of Belgium.

World renowned artists

Stromae (Singer)

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It is a cosmopolitan city (183 nationalities live here) and a centre for economic migration migration: In fact, Brussels' European and international character also generates many other activities such as lobbying, consultancy, media, and a multiplicity of embassies and regional delegations. Your delegates will feel at home in Y Brussels!

NEIGHBOURHOODS SUCH AS MATONGE (CENTRAL

Brussels is the capital of 500 million Europeans! And this international presence is growing.

Toots Thielemans (jazz musician)

Salvator Adamo (Singer)

AFRICAN QUARTER), RUE DE BRABANT (MAGHREB), SAINT-GILLES (POLAND),

Vincent Kompany (Footballer)

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220,000 expats from 183 countries speaking 108 languages


VIBRANT CITY LIFE

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CHOCOLATIER CRAFTSMEN: JÉRÔME GRIMONPON, PIERRE MARCOLINI, LAURENT GERBAUD, FREDERIC BLONDEEL MAISON DANDOY: SPECTACULOOS SPECULOOS !

23,000 cultural events take place every year in Brussels! Brussels is not only a pleasant place to live in. It is a city where business, urban spirit, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, as well as cultural and leisure activities, blend into a harmonious whole. Here, visitors will appreciate the quality of life, the many cultural possibilities and, not least, the great food.

AUTHENTIC RECIPE OF BELGIAN CHIPS. 1 MILLION BEERS AND 100 LOCAL BRANDS FROM 1,500 DIFFERENT BELGIAN BEER BREWERIES CONSUMED EVERY DAY IN RESTAURANTS, BARS, MICROBREWERIES OR HOMES. 2,500 RESTAURANTS INCLUDING WITH 17 MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS.

Brussels is an international production hotspot for the arts, primarily due to its position as a crossroads of the Germanic and Latin cultures.

TWO TONS OF CHOCOLATE SOLD PER DAY, AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT ALONE

Flagey Square

Saint-Hubert

galleries

WE ARE EAGER TO SHARE OUR PASSION FOR BRUSSELS WITH YOU.

OVER 500 PLACES TO TRY OUT THE SPECIAL

DANSAERT AREA

Grand Place

SABLON AND MAROLLES

MONT DES ARTS

When it comes to leisure activities and iconic experiences, Brussels will not disappoint you Discover the many options for groups, incentives, team buildings or for your delegates that make Brussels such a unique destination. FIND OUT MORE IN SECTION 8!

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CULTURAL EVENTS EVERY DAY

Restaurants and bars offer top quality catering. The city has also preserved its local culture: so you’ll find street life, traditional markets and folklore, all in a colourful atmosphere that's full of good humour. Enjoy!

BIGGEST AMOUNT OF MUSEUMS PER INHABITANT IN EUROPE


ALWAYS GREENER Brussels has 8,000 hectares of green spaces, meaning 28m² of green space per inhabitant. Brussels is not only one of the greenest cities in Europe. The city has ambitious plans when it comes to climate adaptation, green mobility and urban liveability.

why Brussels ?

The city is already investing in renewable energy sources and strict demands are set for new buildings in the city. Moreover, a wide range of significant projects and ambitious ideas contribute to making Brussels the city of tomorrow: citizens’ initiatives (community gardens, rooftop urban farms, sharing economy, etc.), urban circular economy, local employment creation (including social equity, with private and public organisations employing people with disabilities), a global Good Food strategy (sustainable food system that promotes better local food production and healthier habits). Brussels is in the top 13 destinations for sustainability policy (GDS-Index November 2019). In 2019, the city’s sustainable practices in the business tourism and events industries have been recognised thanks to our destination’s social and environmental sustainability strategies, policies and performances. For visit.brussels, increasing awareness and attracting sustainable events involves guaranteeing optimal responsibility. We want to give you inspiration to help you make the right choices and make your event more sustainable. See the section dedicated tu sustainable events.

Do you want to organise a sustainable event? Find out more in section 3!

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BRUSSELS IS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT LEADER AND NO.1 IN EUROPE FOR RECYCLING OF PACKAGING WASTE IN BRUSSELS, WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF EVENTS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE SUSTAINABILITY HAS A LONG TRADITION HERE! THE FOLLOWING SECTION WILL HELP YOU ORGANISE EVENTS THAT ARE SOCIALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE, WHILE ALSO ECONOMICALLY SUCCESSFUL. (see section 3)

Exemplary buildings account for more than 16% of construction every year (with more than 265,000 square meters of exemplary buildings)

The number of cyclists has tripled over the last 10 years, Brussels' transition to a cycling city is underway

Headquarters of numerous renewable energy associations EUROPEAN FORUM OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES //// EUROPEAN BIOMASS ASSOCIATION //// EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL //// EUROPEAN UNION RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH CENTERS AGENCY //// EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION AND MANY MORE

14% of Brussels' land is Natura 2000 (the largest network of protected areas in the world). The city's 8,000 hectares of green space is made up of many historic parks, pleasant little public gardens, broad tree-lined avenues, woods, and even a forest.

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Brussels' Sonian Forest stretches over 4,421-hectares along the southeast edge of Brussels ❙❙❙ After Venice, Brussels has the largest pedestrian zone in Europe ❙❙❙ Exemplary sustainable neighbourhood of Tour & Taxis ❙❙❙ Belgium's largest urban photovoltaic plant in the Port of Brussels ❙❙❙ Many urban farms and The "Ferme Abattoir", the first city farm built by Building Integrated GreenHouses (BIGH)


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HOLD YOUR EVENT IN A TRULY ROYAL VENUE !

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Contacting visit.brussels is the natural starting point for anyone who wants to organise an event in Brussels. You've come to the right place!

Organising a conference, a congress or a fair is a job in itself. It demands a lot of time and special management skills. Our Meetings & Convention team members have the expertise to support you through the organisation of your event, from bidding to planning and welcoming your delegates. But organising an event is also about making the right connections. We will connect you with Brussels venues, suppliers, sponsors, speakers, potential participants and experts in your field. We play an important role as a ‘one-stop shop’ and link between you and our city. On top of a variety of support programmes, we offer you a range of services that focus on optimising and growing your event, so that it can exceed expectations.

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Free, expert and objective services dedicated to structuring, optimising and growing your next event Organising an event in Brussels? Contact the visit.brussels CONVENTION Bureau for help and support meetings@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15


Support programmes and services

ARE YOU PLANNING OR ORGANISING AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, CONGRESS, FAIR OR ANY OTHER KIND OF PROFESSIONAL EVENT IN BRUSSELS? WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FREE, IMPARTIAL, AND EXPERIENCED SERVICES?

To help you organise and grow your next event

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Every day we support various types of organisations, including but not limited to: associations, corporate companies, professional event organisers, institutions and universities. Our experience and the range of support available suits budgets and events of any size – from 10 to 10,000 attendees. These aids can be combined to suit your requirements! Check this out for yourself!

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AIDS AND INVALUABLE SUPPORT PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL EVENTS ORGANISED IN BRUSSELS: Support in preparing and presenting bids for new events in Brussels: •

Assisting you with your considerations and strategy during the bidding process

Researching other support options

Helping you to prepare your bid book

Providing expert knowledge of Brussels along with unbiased advice on services and venues

Organising site visits, etc.

3. GROWTH SUPPORT PROGRAMME A substantial extra push. Worth asking for if your event is eligible! Support for the optimisation and growth of international events: to boost the number of attendees, partners and stakeholders: •

To maximise the attendance and participations before the event: advice and support for the promotion of your event and in building connections, with the creation and dissemination of communication and media (news, press releases, videos, support during previous event, etc.)

By working together, we will create a first-class, professional proposal and presentation, giving your bid the best chance of success.

2. CONNECTING SUPPORT

This programme is dedicated to support international professional event organisers planning to host events in Brussels in a sector that contributes positively to the image of the region or within one of the five following key centres of excellence in the Brussels area: Life sciences & bio-pharma, information & communications technology - ICT, sustainability and clean technologies, creative industries and media or business services.

One-stop-shop support, with connection, organisational and timely services: •

Connecting you to the right local people to build your event

Connecting you to suitable event organisation support services, venues and suppliers

Connecting you to your stakeholders, sponsors and future attendees

And making sure your attendees connect with the city during the event!

As an extension of your team, we will be your helping hand to connect you with the right people and organisations.

To scale your event and enhance on-site experiences: with promotional banners, city marketing collaterals, financial support in various form (welcome reception, social programme, gifts, transport tickets…)

The eligibility and the evaluation of the event organiser requesting the Growth Support Programme will be carried out by a selection committee composed of: Innoviris, Hub Brussels, Febelux and visit.brussels. This programme is offered by the Brussels-Capital Region, the City of Brussels and visit.brussels. Alternatively, under certain specific conditions, you can apply for funding subsidies.

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4. ATTENDEES SUPPORT

Support for welcoming and accompanying attendees, and making them feel at home while in Brussels: Welcome reception, promotion, welcome desks, activities advices… We have many tricks to maximise your attendees’ enjoyment! Attendee support is a core part of our day-to-day work. We want to turn our city into your city, and your delegates’ city.

Contact us to know how we can help you and for a detailed description of the support programmes: visit.brussels Convention Bureau v.lurkin@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15

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1. BID SUPPORT


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Successfully organising an international congress while working full-time is possible, and worthwhile!

In an interview following the G-STIC congress on 20-22 November, Myriam Buyl, Relationship Manager, reveals the winning formula for a successful large-scale conference in Brussels.

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G-STIC – 20 – 22 November 2019 THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION CONFERENCE CONNECTING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION TO DECISION MAKING FOR SUSTAINABILITY The G-STIC conference took place on 20 – 22 November 2019 in Brussels. What is the purpose of the congress? With G-STIC, we aim to accelerate the transition to wide-scale deployment of market-ready integrated technological solutions that can have a big impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

of the conference? How did you resolve it? There were a lot of challenges to deliver our conference, mainly the complexity of the programme, which is typical for our event: a lot of sessions taking place on the same time, organised by ourselves and by partners. ➨ Open and quick communication, support from very dedicated partners, suppliers, decision makers

Why was Brussels chosen? What are its advantages over another destination? It's the capital of Belgium and the EU, it has an international reputation, is centrally located and easily accessible and is a vibrant city with great art and lots of stunning historical buildings.

You are a renowned event & communication support relationship manager and you have a full-time job. How easy (or difficult) was it to organise the congress? It was quite a challenge, but we managed it thanks to a very dedicated and motivated team.

What three qualities most appeal to you and your guests about Brussels? 1. Central location 2. Accessibility 3. International name and reputation: Brussels is well-known on an international scale.

What would you recommend to international delegates if they could only visit one place in Brussels? Grand Place, the city centre, the Royal Palace, the Atomium, the numerous museums and parks.

If a delegate has four hours to spare to get the feel of the city and wants to spend 100 euros, what would you suggest he do? Visiting Brussels without eating chocolate or drinking Belgian beer is a no-go! You can explore the capital by bike, see the European Parliament or visit the Atomium. The Grand-Place is the central square of the City of Brussels where you certainly have to pass by. If you have spare time, also take a look at the famous statue of Manneken pis! ■

Warm thanks to G-STIC team for bringing G-STIC in Brussels

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G-STIC, THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION CONFERENCE Dates: 20-22 November 2019 Chosen venues: Brussels Expo for the Congress and for the social events Format: 3 congress days, plenary sessions and up to 7 sessions in parallel RESULTS ✔

Close to 2,000 delegates and 150 speakers from 75 countries

6 international co-hosts

8 institutional and corporate partners

8 official suppliers

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Bearing these goals in mind, we identify clusters of market-ready integrated technological solutions and we define the actions that are needed to forward their implementation and set up the institutional, regulatory, policy and business frameworks that are needed to achieve the SDGs.


The Ambassador Programme

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To elevate you and your event to the next level

THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME AIMS AT BUILDING EXPERT NETWORKS, INCREASING THE VISIBILITY OF KEY CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE AND ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS TO BRUSSELS. Brussels has developed strongly as a meetings destination in the last few years. This is also thanks to talented and committed experts who have attracted major international conferences to Brussels and have, therefore, helped make our city and their field grow and shine on the international scene. They are our city's best Ambassadors!

“ At FoodDrinkEurope, we have frequent interactions with EU institutions, with member states and international representation offices and many other organisations across the food chain that are located here. Being close to the decision-making centre facilitates our work. Moreover, the city is also a great place to work, to meet and to hold conferences; there

Contact our Ambassador & International Programmes expert Anne Reynens a.reynens@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 53 91

is lots of choice - even for the biggest events.” Mella Frewen, Director General, FoodDrinkEurope (Brussels)

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Expand your national and international reputation, and earn recognition in your area of expertise from your professional colleagues Gain access to a network of senior professionals and academics Get the opportunity to showcase the work and expertise of your hospital, institution or association Gain access to the full range of our free support services that make bidding for and organising a conference much easier Attract the attention of politicians and funding bodies Encourage future developments and synergies in your field and between your organisation and others

Who are the ambassadors? Brussels ambassadors are Belgian or foreign professionals who are experts in their field and influencers in their sector: doctors, university professors, researchers, academics, association professionals. They are all passionate about their industry and Brussels. So far they are more than 150, why not join them?

Why should you attract international congresses to Brussels? Advantages include reputation, connections, funding and development opportunities. But that's not all! Becoming an ambassador for Brussels and being part of this team of industry professionals is a win-win. It not only helps attract international congresses, it also helps you and your sector in many ways.

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Are you ready to become an ambassador and to bring an event to Brussels? We need your talent, commitment and knowledge to make our city grow and shine both intellectually and economically… Don’t fear the workload! Join us as an ambassador and we will help you: •

Prepare a winning bid

Connect with the right resources, sponsors & stakeholders

Promote your event and maximise delegate attendance

Make your delegates feel at home in Brussels

Leave a long-lasting impression on the city

Organise sustainable meetings

Put you in relation with meetings professionals who will help you with all aspects of your meeting

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The Ambassadors programme's highlight of the year is the annual Ambassadors Night and Awards Ceremony held in recognition of the work of more than 150 of Brussels’ most respected ambassadors. Several other prestigious events

Share and exchange ideas with your peers! Help others bring conferences to Brussels

COMMUNITY

are organised throughout the year. They give Brussels the chance to thank all its ambassadors for their contribution on behalf of their community. To name but a few, these include the Brussels 20km, golf initiations, and a magical cultural outing...

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EXPERIENCE

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Why should you become ambassador?


The Association Bureau

THE VISIT.BRUSSELS ASSOCIATION BUREAU IS AN “INFORMATION ONE-STOP SHOP” PUBLIC INITIATIVE – WITH A FREE SERVICE THAT SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN BRUSSELS. MULTILINGUAL EXPERTS ARE READY TO GUIDE YOU TO THE RESOURCES, TRAINING AND CONNECTIONS THAT WILL ENABLE YOUR ASSOCIATION TO DEVELOP AND REACH ITS PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES.

A highly favourable business environment for international associations

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Brussels has become the number one hub for international associations, hosting no fewer than 2,250 headquarters. It is also the top European city for association congresses. This unique concentration of organisations is a highly favourable business environment for international associations. This made creating a dedicated Association Bureau a natural innovation. There's nowhere quite like Brussels!

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BRUSSELS IS THE NATURAL HUB FOR EU-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

their administration easy to manage. Every year, UITP organises meetings in Brussels that attract hundreds of participants from abroad. The presence of EU institutions

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and other international organisations in Brussels guarantees the involvement of their representatives in meetings and events held in the city, which is an important decisionmaking criteria. for people to attend. ” Mohamed Mezghani, Deputy Secretary General, International Union for Public Transport (UITP, Brussels)

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The team offers association services that are unique in the world Our team offers a tailormade information supply to every association with a multilingual team of experts at your disposal.

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We will be delighted to welcome you to the new associations cospace: a dedicated meeting hub as well as an information and networking centre (opening in 2021).

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visit.brussels' Association Bureau also organises the European Association Summit (the annual peer-to-peer event for associations) and collaborates with the Executive master's degree in International Association Management set up by Solvay Brussels School.

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We support with the establishment and management of professional associations in Brussels in cooperation with partners.

We provide assistance to create meaningful connections and networking with other associations (more than 2,250 associations present in Brussels), services providers and public authorities.

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Our team guides associations to the right resources and training initiatives, and fosters continuous educational activities for achieving professional objectives.

The Association Bureau helps deploy development strategies in other regions by offering access to the Global Association Hubs Partnership (Brussels, Washington DC, Dubai and Singapore).

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THE ASSOCIATION BUREAU IS A KEY INFORMATION RESOURCE


Contacts at visit.brussels Convention Bureau MEETING & CONVENTION TEAM Elisabeth Van Ingelgem

Director Convention Bureau & Association bureau +32 (0)2 549 50 51 | M : +32 (0)498 13 71 64 e.vaningelgem@visit.brussels

Virginie Lurkin

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Manager Convention Bureau +32 (0)2 549 50 35 | M: +32 (0)479 72 37 42 v.lurkin@visit.brussels

'Life Sciences & Bio Pharma & Sustainability & Clean Tech' Margaux Huvelle

Business Development Expert +32 (0)2 549 53 92 | M: +32 (0)493 30 35 35 m.huvelle@visit.brussels Margaux’s love affair with Brussels is a longstanding one.She lived in the capital of Europe for 6 years while studying foreign languages and then started her career in Germany. Now, she is eager to share her passion for Brussels’ hidden gems and cultural diversity.

Edoardo Guglielmino

Meeting Expert +32(0)2 548 04 64 | e.guglielmino@visit.brussels After 10 years spent in Lyon to promote its venues and learning all he could about cooking, Edoardo couldn't resist the call of Brussels. As a convinced and proud EU citizen, he chosed to promote the capital of 500 millions Europeans throughout the world…

'Life Sciences & Bio Pharma & Business Services' Mathilde Dugautier

Business Development Support +32 (0)2 549 50 15 | M: +32 (0)474 78 76 79 m.dugautier@visit.brussels After a first experience in a housing company, Mathilde joined the Convention Bureau of visit. brussels. Always there to experience what Brussels has to offer, you can meet Mathilde at pop-up bars, concerts, restaurants… With her passion for the destination, she can convince any local member of an International Association to start a bid for Brussels.

Philippe Ardito

Project Coordinator & Communities – Welcoming Expert +32 (0)2 549 53 93 | M: +32 (0)477 34 10 46 f.ardito@visit.brussels After studying tourism in Brussels, Philippe worked for 10 years at Brussels Airport. He then worked 4 years in the events sector, followed by 5 more years in the MICE sector. He loves Brussels’ nightlife.

Olivier Nussbaum

Sandrine Plantoir

Specialties: Business Services & Life Sciences

Specialties: Life Sciences, Sustainability & Tech

Olivier started his career as Events Sales Manager for several hotel brands. Olivier plays rugby for Royal Kituro Rugby Club, one of Brussels’ most iconic clubs.

Sandrine has a master’s degree in applied communications and public relations. She gained her expertise in large companies and now focuses on quality events. Her passions? Music and the best festivals in town…

Business Development Expert +32 (0)2 549 50 57 | M: +32 (0)498 71 75 42 o.nussbaum@visit.brussels

Meeting Expert +32 (0)2 549 50 36 | M:+32 (0)477 56 66 31 s.plantoir@visit.brussels

'ICT & Media & Creative Industries' Thierry Van Eyll

Natacha Duchesne

Specialties: ICT, Media & Creative Industries

Specialties: ICT, Media & Creative Industries

Thierry transited through Brussels Airlines and Qatar Airways before landing at visit.brussels. He plays water polo at a high level in Brussels and will be sure to make your event a soaring success!

Natacha studied public relations before putting her skills to good use at visit.brussels. Do you like shopping, fashion and experiencing the local lifestyle? Natacha is at your service.

Business Development Expert +32 (0)2 549 50 52 | M: +32 (0)474 83 96 48 t.vaneyll@visit.brussels

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Meeting Expert +32 (0)2 549 50 38 | M: +32 (0)471 95 11 18 n.duchesne@visit.brussels


VISIT.BRUSSELS REPRESENTATIVES ABROAD Key contacts overseas (BRICs & USA)

Anne Reynens

Manager Ambassador & International Programs +32 (0)2 549 53 91 | M: +32 (0)476 29 18 11 a.reynens@visit.brussels

Brazil - Based in São Paulo Marcelo Kaiser (MKaiser@aviareps.com) General Manager

Anne has worked for 30 years promoting major Walloon and Brussels events. She has always been fascinated by Brussels' ever-changing cultural character on Brussels. She places great importance on human relations in her daily life.

Rafaela Gross Brown (rbrown@aviareps.com) Trade Ana

Ana Lucia Severo (asevero@aviareps.com) PR

Russia - Based in Moscow

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Anton Melnikov (AMelnikov@aviareps.com) Trade & Mice

Jan Lichota

Manager Association Bureau +32 (0)2 551 54 87 | M: +32 (0)498 57 14 44 j.lichota@visit.brussels Jan studied law, international relations, arts, business and international association management. He has over 10 years’ experience in EU Public Affairs and event management. He loves Belgian beers and cultural city life.

Giulia Funari

Association Advisor & Project manager of the European Association Summit +32 (0)2 551 54 85 | M: +32 (0)473 77 30 93 g.funari@visit.brussels Giulia studied History of Art and Cultural Marketing at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Always passionate about art, she started her career in Paris in museums such as the Centre Pompidou and Musée du Quai Branly. Do you want to know more about Magritte? Ask Giulia.

Milena Zandona

Business Development Expert +32 (0)2 551 54 76 | M : +32 (0)484 49 99 39 m.zandona@visit.brussels Milena has a master’s degree in Tourism Management. Thanks to her many travels and professional experiences abroad, she has gained strong international expertise. She’s particularly fond of culture and gastronomy and is very keen to share her best addresses in Brussels!

Ekaterina Lenkova (ELenkova@aviareps.com)

Key contacts in Europe

PR

Hans-J. Kremer - Based in Berlin +49 (0)30 20 60 71 605 M: +32 (0)490 52 21 81 & +49 (0)174 314 41 09 h.kremer@visit.brussels Nuria López - Based in Barcelona +34 932 722 601 | M: +32 (0)490 52 21 83 & +34 662 604 023 n.lopez@visit.brussels Laetitia Leroy - Based in Paris

+33(0)1 53 85 05 14 | M: +32 (0)490 52 21 78 l.leroy@visit.brussels

Helene Visser - Based in Amsterdam +31 (0)20 524 43 45 | M: +32 (0)49052 21 79 & +31 (0)6 20 54 43 92 h.visser@visit.brussels Ursula Jone Gandini - Based in Milano

+32 (0)490 52 21 82 | M: +39 347 50 97 739 u.gandini@visit.brussels

Symeon Vasileiadis - Based in London

M: +32 (0)490 52 21 84 |M: +44 747 89 63 078 s.vasileiadis@visit.brussels

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Victoria Mukranova (VMukranova@aviareps.com) General Manager

India - Based in Mumbai Joseph Fernandes (JFernandes@aviareps.com) General Manager

China - Based in Beijing Jerome Leroux (JLeroux@aviareps.com) Director

Charlie Cui (CCui@aviareps.com) MICE Manager

Eve Zhang (EveZhang@aviareps.com) Integrated Marketing Manager

Lorna Long (llong@aviareps.com) Travel Trade Marketing Director

USA - Based in New York Daniella Middleton (daniella.middleton@aboutdci.com) Account Manager

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AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME


Organising meetings and events? Get Brussels expert tips, innovations, scoops and event trends Join the Convention Bureau on LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com/company/convention-bureau-visit-brussels

Make the use of the venue finder www.visit.brussels/meetings

Subscribe to the meetings & events breaking newsletters www.visit.brussels/meetings

visit.brussels Convention Bureau Free, expert and objective services dedicated to structure, optimise and grow your next event meetings@visit.brussels | +32 (0)2 549 50 15 www.visit.brussels/meetings

#meetinbrussels

Organising an event in Brussels is all about making the right connections What can international associations find only in Brussels and nowhere else? Join the Association Bureau on LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com/company/association-bureau-brussels

Discover unique association services in the world www.visit.brussels/associations

visit.brussels Association Bureau “information one-stop shop� public initiative – The gateway to association services in the heart of Europe associations@visit.brussels | +32 (0)2 551 54 87 www.visit.brussels/associations

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Sustainable event in Brussels ?

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A long tradition

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So how can we help you? Sustainable Event Guide

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Let’s plan your sustainable event

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Environmental certifications and bike-friendly accommodation

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We are accountable and sustainable by conviction!

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Brussels is not only one of the greenest cities in Europe. The city has ambitious plans when it comes to climate

Product Expert Sustainability & Accessibility at visit.brussels

adaptation, green mobility, inclusivity and urban liveability. The city is already investing in renewable energy sources and strict demands have been set for new buildings. Moreover, a wide range of significant projects and ambitious ideas contribute to making Brussels the city of tomorrow: citizens’ initiatives (community gardens, rooftop urban farms, sharing economy, etc.), circular economy, cradleto-cradle production, local employment creation (including social equity, with private and public organisations employing people with disabilities), a Brussels-wide certification strategy (sustainable hotels, venues, caterers and organisations in the MICE sector and elsewhere), a Good Food strategy ‌

Brussels works for us and society. We will work with you, which makes you part of Brussels too! visit.brussels' dedicated team and local organisations work with you to make your meeting much more sustainable. But we don’t stop there. Sustainability also has a positive impact on people. In Brussels, over the past few years there has been a change in mentality, with a growing interest in event accessibility for people with reduced mobility. We want to welcome and support events that are sustainable, and we want them to be inclusive, inclusive, for everyone. Join the Annual Carbon Capture & Storage Summit, the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference (G-STIC), Green Week, Sustainable Energy Week and the many other sustainable, responsible and clean-tech events that have chosen to meet in Brussels in 2020.

You are not alone, our goal is to raise sustainability standards to help you improve your event Choose Brussels, we believe in the power of events to make the world a better place.

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Sustainable events in Brussels? Naturally!


Sustainable events can be defined as “events that impact positively on people, planet and profit and thus contribute to the economic, socio-cultural and environmental needs of the involved stakeholders, including the hosting community” Cavagnaro, E., Postma, A. and de Brito, M (2017)

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Sustainability has a long tradition in Brussels!

For events that are socially and ecologically responsible, while also economically successful. By thinking critically about the choices you make, you begin to adopt our approach For visit.brussels, increasing awareness and attracting sustainable events involves guaranteeing optimal responsibility in accordance with the concept of responsibility mainstreaming. We want to give you inspiration to help you make the right choices and make your event more sustainable.

Brussels, different shades of sustainability We encourage local and global sustainable development by facilitating the links in the responsibility chain for events in Brussels. Our role is to ensure that sustainability and environmental impact are given due consideration at each stage of the planning process.

WE WORK WITH YOU TO HELP YOU ORGANISE EVENTS THAT ARE: SUSTAINABLE

INCLUSIVE

SOCIAL LEGACY-DRIVEN

Drawing on venues, hotels, partners and suppliers with a proven record of having minimal negative environmental and climate impacts.

Creating an inclusive and accessible setting for all, enhancing everyone’s experience, including those with particular needs.

Encouraging volunteer and citizen engagement.

Focusing on actions that safeguard the good health and well-being of your delegates. Presenting ideas and taking steps to encourage more sustainable behaviour by participants, partners, suppliers, sponsors and exhibitors.

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Favouring partners who have a strong staff policy, donate and focus on equality.


Beyond carbon offset measures and plastic straws… Whether you organise a conference, congress, meeting or incentive… You benefit from the tips and know-how of our team members when it comes to sustainable and responsible event planning in Brussels and how to make your event memorable for your customers. We will analyse, with you, the possible support, grants and funding your sustainable and accessible event can access. We will help you objectively find all quality sustainable and responsible partners at a glance, from (conference) hotels to event venues, and catering, professional event organisers, technology and incentive services for events. We will connect you to the right people, so that you can get help from official local organisations involved in sustainability, circular economy, local initiatives and social legacy. We will give you access to the latest ‘Brussels Sustainable Events Guide' (The keys to sustainable events) and ‘Brussels Handy Events Guide' (The keys to accessible events). © melvinkobe.com

So, how can we help you?

CONTACT VISIT.BRUSSELS Our team will work with you to help you reach optimal ecological, social and economic sustainability goals for your event: meetings@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15

Sustainable Events Guide 2020

Available from spring 2020"

Not just another guide to a responsible and sustainable destination… Our guide is an inspirational practical guide that helps you to make your event in Brussels more sustainable. It is not just another guide to a sustainable destination or just another checklist of initiatives that could be applied to any destination… The initiatives in the guide are primarily based on the possibilities in Brussels, the policies and the partner offers in terms of sustainable products and services, the experience of organisations based in Brussels, with concrete suggestions and a list of all the suppliers and resources available to create an impact in your event organisation.

It includes:

• A list of proven of proven sustainable event service providers, our sustainable partners. • A practical easy-to-use tool with ideas and suggestions for more sustainable event planning. • A strong partner network that is continuously expanding and actively working on sustainability in the Brussels MICE industry.

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Let’s plan your sustainable event, with Brussels leading by examples We keep up with the times and the situation on the ground. We focus on sustainably developing the Brussels events industry together with our strong partner network. When planning your event with us, you will benefit from these unique connections and many useful tips and tricks for your event organisation in the capital of Europe.

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THE BASIC INITIATIVES

 ecognised sustainable policies and ✔ R certifications:

In Brussels, your potential partners for your meeting and event are eco-label champions. A large number of accommodation providers, venues, caterers, restaurants, professional organisers and other partners, such as local transportation companies, stand builders and AV companies, subscribe to a sustainable (economic, social and environmental) approach and are officially accredited by official certifications and eco-labels (Green Key, Ecodynamic Organisation, EMAS, ISO 14001 and ISO 20121); making it very easy to find partners with sustainable policies in place to reduce water and energy consumption, and waste production. Trying to make sense of all the different eco labels and certifications is not always easy, so we have done it for you in the following pages. • List of eco-labelled hotels: See See the Hotels section. • List of eco-labelled event venues: See the Venues section.

✔ Mobility for your delegates:

Mobility and accessibility for your delegates is paramount. Our city is compact, which already helps. We help you choose the right event district for your venues and hotels; minimising transfers and maximising accessibility. Here, it’s easy to focus on proximity. • We can develop a green mobility plan with alternatives to cars and taxis, with public transport and various soft mobility possibilities (walking, e-bikes and bikes, e-scooters and scooters…). A list of transport alternatives and practical apps is in the Practicalities section. • Why not select “bike-friendly” accommodation, with facilities that cater for the needs of cyclists? More and more establishments offer a service for cycle visitors, creating a “bike-friendly” accommodation network in Brussels. For a list of bike-friendly accommodation, see the Hotels section.

• List of eco-labelled partners (PCOs and agencies): See the At Your Service section.

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✔ Events that are accessible to all:

In Brussels, offering inclusive events is a major priority. We can help you make your event accessible to people with reduced mobility. We start by choosing accommodation, event venues and venues for social events accessible to all, with specifically fitted rooms to meet all needs. • List of accessible hotels: See Hotels section. • List of accessible event venues: See Venues section. • Accessible local transport specialists: See Practicalities section. • List of accessible museums, attractions, leisure: https://visit.brussels/en/profile/ accessible-brussels.


ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES

Go a step further in your catering • choices, with organic cuisine and Good Food label restaurants.

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Choose dedicated suppliers, and partners • recognised and circular economy-recognised partners or solutions with cradle-to cradle models. Brussels is a leader.

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Looking to go above and beyond? We can help you with that!

Propose recognised alternative • accommodation, cost-effective and no less charming for your delegates: democratisation, globalisation, proximity. The city also offers a wide variety of recognised alternative accommodation, for anything from a single night to a full year, such as Bed&Business, home stays, studios or furnished apartments in private homes and home rentals. Encourage accommodation, venues and • partners with a social staff policy. Participate in community initiatives, so • they can achieve their potential for long-lasting social value: engage with social beneficiaries early in the process.

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Good for the planet, and good for people


Environmental certifications Evaluating environmental efforts and trying to make sense of all the different certifications? Labels and accreditations are not always easy to understand. So we have done the research for you!

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Ecodynamic Company ✔

Green Key

Regional label, for Brusselsbased public or private sector organisations, whatever area of activity. Official and free recognition. Ecodynamic rewarded venues are recognised as venues which act to reduce the impact of their activity on the environment, using a scale of one to three stars.. www.ecodyn.brussels

International label, for organisations in the tourism sector (B2B, B2C and MICE): tourist accommodation, conference centres, museums and public attractions. Green Key eco-labelled venues are officially rewarded for their approaches and their performances that respect the environment. www.green-key.be

ISO 20121 ✔

International label, event industry-specific: for event agencies, event organisers, event providers, hotels and venues. The ISO Standard specifies the requirements for an Event Sustainability Management System to improve the sustainability of events. It is awarded to event actors who continue to become more socially responsible and reduce their environmental footprint. www.iso.org

EMAS, Eco-Management and Audit Scheme ✔

European label, for all types of organisations, whatever the sector of activity – from micro organisations and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinationals and public bodies. The EMAS tool will enable all types of organisations to improve their environmental and financial performance. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/ index_en.htm

ISO14001 ✔

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Global international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company, or organisation, can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. www.iso.org


GOODBYE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC FIRST city in Belgium to officially (and effectively) ban all single-use plastic from public events! (July 2019)

CENTRE OF THE CONTINENT’S DENSEST HIGH-SPEED TRAIN NETWORKS 60 million Europeans live within 2 hours of Brussels by train

Bike-friendly accommodation

MOST LIVEABLE 27m² of green space per inhabitant (8000 hectares)

PEDESTRIANS FIRST After Venice, Brussels has the largest pedestrian zone in Europe

Accessible and inclusive events, for all Make your event easily accessible to people with reduced mobility. In Brussels, offering inclusive events is a major priority.

A recognition from visit.brussels More and more establishments offer a service for cycle visitors, creating a “bikefriendly” accommodation network in Brussels. visit.brussels promotes accommodation with certain services and facilities that will cater to the needs of your cycling delegates.. They are located near to regional cycle routes and Villo! stations and offer bicycle parking facilities (or secure storage), terminals for charging electric bicycles, repair tools, fresh and vitamin-rich breakfasts and they will advise you with the Brussels' bicycle tourism offer.

be accessible be .brussels

Handy Events Guide

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The keys to accessible events

Practical guide to organising outdoor events that are accessible to persons with reduced mobility

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visit.brussels Handy Events Guide (Nov 2019, trilingual EN, FR, NL) This is the practical guide to organising events that are accessible to persons with reduced mobility. With relevant points of attention to check at each stage of your event organisation, and access to committed Brussels partners who will enhance everyone’s experience, regardless of whether they have particular needs. Download the guide: https://visit.brussels/en/article/ handy-events-guide-the-keys-to-accessible-events Handy.Brussels online app Several hundred descriptive files on the accessibility of accommodation, restaurants, cafes, shops and leisure.

© Erik Herchaft

Make use of the app: www.handy.brussels

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TRANSITION TO A CYCLING CITY? The number of cyclists has tripled over the last 10 years. And there are quite a number of bike-friendly hotels!


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The key to your sustainable stay in Brussels

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Brussels’ wide offer for meeting and events planners

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20+ event venues for 1000+ participants

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Grand-Place events district

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Rogier events district

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Louise events district

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European quarter events district

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Midi events district

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Heyzel/Heysel events district

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districts

6 convention districts and all amenities within walking distance

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04 districts


Whatever your choice of venue in Brussels, you can be sure that it will meet all your delegates' requirements and is within walking distance of your accommodation. Conference hotels and event venues can be found on nearly every square in the city centre and are within easy reach of exceptional historical venues for social events and dinner parties. Grand–Place events district

H istory, hidden gems and UNESCO heritage

Rogier events district

Bustling downtown business and shopping hub

Louise events district

Uptown chic, prestigious mansions and sophisticated entertainment

European Quarter events district

Six events districts with venues of all sizes and styles offer a wide range of accommodation and all amenities in the same area to make your event a success. To make it easier for you, visit. brussels has turned destination points into six events districts. Each one has its own distinctive character, but they all provide easy city-wide access.

Political nerve centre, exciting eclectic and lively atmosphere

Midi events district

Vibrant, multicultural and high-speed connections

Heyzel events district

From Expo 58 to large-scale gatherings

For free and impartial advice or to be connected with events venues CONTACT visit.brussels Convention Bureau meetings@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15 VENUE FINDER https://visit.brussels/en/venue

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events districts

Six events districts with venues of all sizes and styles, and all amenities within walking distance


Antwerpen

Antwerpen Breda Rotterdam

A12

E19 Brussels Airport Gent Oostende London

Heysel/Heyzel Events District

E40

Rogier Events District

E40

Leuven Liège Maastricht Aachen

districts

European Quarter Events Grand-Place District Events District Midi Events District Louise Events District

E411

E19 Charleroi Mons Paris Lille Charleroi Airport

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Namur Luxembourg Strasbourg


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Royal Museums of Fine Arts

A wide range of hotel types with over 20,000 rooms of all categories and special event rates for participants More than 200 unique heritage, contemporary, industrial or purpose-built events venues with worldclass facilities and cutting-edge technologies A compact and accessible city with flexible and convenient transport options A green and sustainable environment that meets all events requirements and reaches optimal ecological, social and economic goals A city that strives unceasingly to enable accessibility and provide a welcoming, barrier-free event for all A multicultural hub that has refined the art of connecting people and making your delegates feel welcome

events districts

Brussels’ wide offer for meetings and events planners


20+ event venues for large events above 1,000 participants Heritage, industrial, urban, trendy or purpose-built events venues and conference centres. Large event venues in Brussels are easily accessible from the six events districts whether you are on foot, using public transport or private shuttles.

events districts

Autoworld

Koekelberg Basilica

Birmingham Palace BOZAR

Brussels Event Brewery

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BRUSSELS EXPO

Brussels Kart Expo

Cirque Royal – Koninklijk Circus

Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

Docks Dome

Event Hall 10

Forest National – Vorst Nationaal La Monnaie/De Munt – Opera House

LARGE EVENT VENUES OPENING: ■ Kanal-Centre Pompidou ■

Gare Maritime

Palais 12 Royal Museum of The Army and Military History Saint–Michel Theatre SQUARE–BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE Tour & Taxis venues (Les Sheds and Gare Maritime)

ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Wild Gallery

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For events from 5 to 1,000 delegates, a list of over 200 UNIQUE VENUES is available in section ‘EVENT VENUES’.


La Monnaie/De Munt - Opera House

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© Audrey

Autoworld

Palais 12

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BOZAR


GRAND–PLACE EVENTS DISTRICT

Grand-Place Events District

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© J Jacobs

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History, hidden gems and UNESCO heritage

“If I only had a few hours of free time, I would definitely wander through the small streets in the heart of the city, contemplate the wonderful Grand-Place

© M. Manssoori

Grégory Van Bulck, Chef Concierge, Radisson BLU Royal Hotel Brussel

© visit.brussels - E. Danhier

and taste our famous beers and chocolate”

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“...and I would get a waffle from a truck on Place Royale and savour it while enjoying the splendid view over the city from Mont des Arts” Lucile Canque, Groups and events organizer, NH Collection Grand Sablon

E VENTS VENUES AND HOTELS ◗

 large events venues with auditoriums 3 for 1,000 - 2,200 people SQUARE–BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE, BOZAR and La Monnaie/De Munt Opera House

EASY CONNECTIONS ◗

250 to 1,000 people: 35 events rooms

Up to 250 people: 210 events rooms

6,500+ hotel rooms, all styles

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

 ost venues are only a few steps away M from the Grand–Place UNESCO World Heritage site  edestrians first: it is easy to cross P the district on foot, or with alternative transport (bicycles, scooters, …)  etro lines and bus and tram M connections make it easy to reach the other districts Short metro ride to the Heysel/Heyzel events district

STROLLING AND LEISURE ◗

 undreds of restaurants and a lively and H renowned nightlife  heatres, city walks, interactive cultural T and urban experiences

Sablon area

Dansaert fashion district

Stylish shopping in the exquisite Saint Hubert Galleries

Saint Jacques gay district

 0-minute airport express shuttle from 2 Central Station

NOT TO BE MISSED The Royal Palace and Brussels Park ● The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ● The Musical Instruments Museum ● Ancienne Belgique ● MOOF ● BOZAR ● La Monnaie/De Munt Opera House ● Musée Magritte Museum ● Egmont Palace ● The Cathedral of Saint Michael and Gudula ● Musée Fin–de–siècle Museum ● Tourism info (on the Grand–Place and BIP on the rue Royale) ● The Museum of the City of Brussels ● Viage Casino ● Coudenberg ● BELvue Museum ● Experience Brussels ● and more

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Rogier Events District

© Gautier Houba

© K. Mouchaers

Bustling downtown business and shopping hub

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© JP Remy

ROGIER EVENTS DISTRICT

“If I only had a few hours of free time, I would enjoy a prawn croquette for lunch and do some shopping in the Dansaert neighbourhood. I would finish on a sweet

© C. Licoppe

Ahlem Mosaddak, Art Concierge, Hôtel Amigo Rocco Forte

© Eric Herchaft

note with a waffle or an ice cream.”

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“... and I would do a special tour of city's typical cafés to drink a Triple Westmalle or a gueuze beer. I’d eat some oysters, a plate of ham, patés and rillettes or a typical sausages and stoemp (made of mashed potatoes with vegetables, usually leaks, or carrots). Heavenly!” Marc Dans, Editor

E VENTS VENUES AND HOTELS ◗

 large events venues for 1,000 - 6,000 3 people: Tour & Taxis - Les Sheds, Cirque Royal and Docks Dome

In the vicinity: Koekelberg Basilica

250 to 1,000 people: 12 events rooms

Up to 250 people: 110 events rooms

3,500+ hotel rooms, all styles

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

EASY CONNECTIONS ◗

 -minute walk between hotels, the main 2 event venues, transportation hubs and other facilities  -minute walk to North Station (20 3 minute airport express train)

STROLLING AND LEISURE ◗

The city’s biggest shopping areas

Dansaert fashion and creators district

 -minute walk to New Manhattan 5 business centre  etro lines, bus and tram connections M make it easy to get around the city

 ainte-Catherine/Fish Market (The S vibrant Sainte-Catherine area with restaurants and historical sites and the neighboring streets de Flandre, Marché aux Porc…)  lose to Ilot Sacré (historic centre of C Brussels), Grand-Place and MannekenPis (15-minute walk)

NOT TO BE MISSED MIMA (Millenium Iconoclast Museum Art) ● The Belgian Comic Strip Center ● Tour & Taxis ● Gare Maritime ● Botanique (Concert hall) ● KVS – Flemish theatre ● The National Theatre ● and more

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LOUISE EVENTS DISTRICT © JP Lejeune

© JP Remy

© J. Martin

© JP Remy

Uptown chic – prestigious mansions and sophisticated entertainment

Louise Events District

“If I only had a few hours of free time, I would walk along the Ixelles ponds, go to the market on place Flagey and meet some friends at the cafe-bar, in the art deco Flagey center.”

© JP Remy

Marie Droeshaut, Owner and manager, Chez Marie à Bruxelles

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“..and I would go to La Cambre Abbey and the Bascule area. I would walk across Tenbosch Park, visit the museum dedicated to sculptor Constantin Meunier and take a peak in the neighbourhood’s many contemporary art galleries.” Francoise Herbay, Brussels greeter

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 arge events venues (over 1,000 L people) in the vicinity: Forest National, ULB-Université Libre de Bruxelles, SQUARE–BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE

250 to 870 people: 10 events rooms

Up to 250 people: 100 events rooms

2,500+ hotel room, all styles

EASY CONNECTIONS

STROLLING AND LEISURE

Central location

1 km from downtown

1 km from the European Quarter

Trendy restaurants, late bars and clubs

 minutes tram to Midi Station, where 5 you can catch the airport express, Thalys and Eurostar

Art Nouveau walk

Many art galleries

The panoramic vew from the Palace of Justice

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

 ouise shopping area (luxury boutiques L and shopping galleries)

 elaxing parks and woods including the R beautiful La Cambre wood

NOT TO BE MISSED Horta Museum ● Châtelain village ● Flagey ● Maison Particulière ● Cercle de Lorraine ● Atelier Isabelle de Borchgrave ● Hôtel Solvay ● Hôtel Max Hallet ● CIVA (International Center for Urbanism, Architecture and Landscape) ● and more

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EUROPEAN QUARTER EVENTS DISTRICT

European Quarter Events District

© R De Lariva

“If I only had a few hours of free time, I would go to the

© E. Danhier

© J Guiches

© J Guiches

Political nerve centre, exciting eclectic and lively atmosphere

free Tuesday lunchtime visit organised by the House of European History in Leopold Park. Then, I would have some lunch at Place Jourdan and enjoy a walk in the very quaint

Caroline Gastaldi, Brussels Greeter

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© E. Danhier

© E. Danhier

Félix Hap Garden.”


“...and I would indulge in one of the numerous Art Nouveau and Art Deco heritage tours. Either by strolling in dedicated areas (close to Flagey and Louise) or with a bus tour that would allow me to visit some Art Nouveau highlights from the inside (including the unmissable Hotel Solvay). Luc Jacobs, Brussels Greeter

E VENTS VENUES AND HOTELS

PRIME LOCATION FOR EU INSTITUTIONS

 large events venues for 1,000 - 2,200 2 people: Autoworld and the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History

In the vicinity: Saint-Michel Theatre

250 to 1,000 people: 12 events rooms

250 people: 100 events rooms

2,500+ hotel rooms, all styles

 alking distance from the European W Commission and European Parliament  undreds of lobbying and EU–related H organisations in the neighbourhood  clectic district where modern glass E structures mix with historic Art Nouveau masterpieces

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

EASY CONNECTIONS ◗

 minutes by metro to the city centre 5 (or you can even walk!)  irport in the immediate vicinity: A 15 minutes by taxi or 25 minutes by shuttle bus  irect tunnel to main motorways and D Brussels' ring-road  uxembourg train station centrally L located in the district

STROLLING AND LEISURE ◗

NOT TO BE MISSED

The House of European History ● Art & History Museum ● The Museum of Natural Sciences ● Parlamentarium ● Autoworld ● The Royal Museum of the Army and Military History ● and more

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 alk in Leopold Park and the W impressive Cinquantenaire Park  quare Ambiorix for Art Nouveau S houses  lace Jourdan for its chips and busy P terraces  our of the lively squares: Place du T Luxembourg, Place Jourdan, Schuman roundabout and Place Jean Rey


MIDI EVENTS DISTRICT

Midi Events District

© JP Remy

© JP Remy

Multicultural and high-speed connections

“If I only had a few hours of free time, I would take the metro and visit its underground art gallery with a focus on the top 10 artworks including Anderlecht, Parvis Saint Gilles, Porte de Hal and Aumale. I would end my journey at the enchanting © JP Remy

Erasmus House gardens.”

Elisabeth Kubiak, Guide

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“...and on a Sunday, I’d choose the lively Marolles area: the flea market, the

GOOD TO KNOW

antiques and decoration shops along the two main streets of the area and

With high–speed train links, Brussels Midi is a green solution for European meetings!

the numerous places to enjoy a brunch or an artisan coffee. I would have a typical pistolet (Belgian bread roll) and do my grocery shopping in the organic Tanneurs market." Gregory Bogaert, cooking blogger for Cookandroll.eu and Brussels native

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3 large events venues for 1,000 - 1,500 people: Birmingham Palace, Brussels Event Brewery and Wild Gallery

EASY CONNECTIONS AND EUROPEAN HUB ◗

High–speed trains: Thalys, TGV and Eurostar to France, the UK, The Netherlands and Germany

In the vicinity: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

250 to 1,000 people: 20 events rooms

Up to 250 people: 30 events rooms 2,000 hotel rooms

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

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from Paris: 1h22m, 24 trains per day from London: 2h01m, 11 trains per day from Amsterdam: 1h50m, 13 trains per day from Cologne: 1h40m, 5 trains per day

ICE express trains to all European countries Train connection from Brussels Midi to Central Station (2-3 minutes) or any other railway Brussels station

STROLLING AND LEISURE ◗ ◗

◗ ◗

Multicultural area Europe’s second largest street market on Sundays: Marché du Midi (South Market) Luxury shopping in the nearby Louise district (3 minutes’ by taxi) The Marolles Flea Market The Cureghem Cellars and Abbatoir with the Foodmet, Boeremet and the urban farm Organic, local craftsmen and designers market at Atelier des Tanneurs

Everything you need is within a few minutes of the station

NOT TO BE MISSED Wiels Contemporary Art Centre ● Gueuze Beer Museum ● Porte de Hal ● Concerts at Forest National ● The Cureghem Cellars and Abbatoir ● BIGH'S urban farm ● and more

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Heyzel/Heysel Events District

HEYZEL/HEYSEL EVENTS DISTRICT © Ludovic Thysebaert

From Expo 58 to large-scale gatherings “If I only had a few hours of free time, I would go to the Heysel to see the Atomium and explore the surrounding area. Then I would bring my children to a must-see like the Osseghem Park.”

© Christophe Licoppe

Kathleen Davisters, Product Expert “Sustainable & Accessible Tourism”, visit.brussels

© E. Danhier

© Olivier Polet

© E. Danhier

exhibition and take a rest in a green space

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“...and I would visit Train World. Easily reachable, its extraordinary collection and showcase for the railways of the past, present and future will be sure to please visitors of all ages!” Luc Jacobs, Brussels Greeter

E VENTS VENUES AND HOTELS

EASY CONNECTIONS

3 events rooms for 1,000 to 9,500 people

Brussels Expo, Palais 12 and Event Hall 10

In the vicinity: Brussels Kart Expo

250 to 1,000 people: 35+ events rooms

Events up to 250 people: 30+ events rooms

140+ hotel rooms, all styles

See the EVENTS VENUES and HOTELS sections for detailed lists of possibilities, sizes and capacities.

Located in the northern part of Brussels  ight by motorway and Brussels' outer R ring road  etro lines and tram connections makes M it easy to reach the other districts, the city centre and most hotels

15-minute taxi ride to the airport

Very large car parking facilities available

STROLLING AND LEISURE ◗ ◗

Royal park and greenhouses of Laeken  ootball matches at the King Baudouin F Stadium Wandering under the Atomium

NOT TO BE MISSED Atomium ● ADAM - Brussels Design Museum ● Mini-Europe ● Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium ● and more

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exhibition

Rediscover all of Brussels in a refreshing way.

Get more from Brussels. Visit the experience.brussels expo. www.experience.brussels


venues

Facts and figures

An impressive mix of venues of all sizes and styles

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Venues capacities and index

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Venues description

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Train World

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An impressive mix of venues of all sizes and styles

210+ 20+ VERY LARGE

heritage, industrial, urban, trendy or purpose-built events venues and conference centres event venues for very large events - over 1,000 participants 115,000m2 of modular exhibition space and facilities at Brussels Expo and 174,000m2 at Tour & Taxis, for large events above 10,000 participants

Europe’s most centrally-located meeting centre: SQUARE – BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE Exceptional and truly unique venues: Atomium, Musée Magritte Museum, Europe's biggest dinosaur gallery and hundreds of others!

Events districts with venues of all sizes and styles offer a

wide range of accommodation and all amenities in the same areas (see section ‘EVENT DISTRICTS’)

For free and impartial advice, to be connected with events venues CONTACT visit.brussels Convention Bureau meetings@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15 VENUE FINDER https://visit.brussels/en/venue

New venues will be opening to strengthen Brussels' position as a top destination for events of all sizes: Gare Maritime, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Belgian Beer Palace…

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In addition to a wide choice of high-quality traditional venues for events from 10 to 15,000 people, Brussels offers you an amazing selection of extraordinary meeting places combining state-of-the-art equipment with an unforgettable experience.


banquet style  |  number of rooms  |    eco labels  |   accessibility  | 

venues

  theatre style   |  ❖ outside Brussels region  |  ★ Brussels Special Venues

VENUE  MORE THAN 1000

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

PAGE

Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

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800

21,500

Anderlecht

www.rsca.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Palais 12

1

-

9,500

Heysel/Heizel

www.paleis12.com

Theatre, Concert

-

BRUSSELS EXPO

8

5,000

9,500

Heysel/Heizel

www.brussels-expo.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

Forest National - Vorst National

1

-

8,500

Forest/Vorst

www.forest-national.be

Theatre, Concert

-

7

4,500

4,500

Groot-Bijgaarden

www.brusselskartexpo.be

Conference & Exhibition

BRUSSELS KART EXPO ❖ ★

340

3,000

3,000

All

www.venues.be

All

25

3,000

3,000

Rogier

www.tour-taxis.com

Historical

82

43

2,000

2,520

Grand-Place

www.square-brussels.com

Conference & Exhibition

82

3

1,500

2,500

Midi/Zuid

www.birmingham-palace.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

20

350

2,200

Grand-Place

www.bozar.be

Theatre, Concert

80

1

-

2,033

Rogier

www.cirque-royal.org

Theatre, Concert

-

Brussels Special Venues (BSV) ★ Tour & Taxis Venues ❖ ★

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SQUARE–BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE ★

Birmingham Palace

BOZAR ★

Cirque Royal - Koninklijk Circus

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Royal Museum of the Army and Military History

7

3,500

2,000

Europe

www.klm-mra.be

Historical

-

Event Hall 10

3

2,000

1,860

Heysel/Heizel

www.brussels-expo.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

La Monnaie / De Munt - Opera House

1

80

1,600

Grand-Place

www.lamonnaie.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Basilica of Koekelberg

5

-

1,500

Ganshoren

www.basilicakoekelberg.be

Historical

-

4

1,500

1,500

Midi/Zuid

www.eventbrewery.eu

Historical

-

ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles

62

-

1,476

Ixelles/Elsene

www.ulb.ac.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Autoworld ★

8

1,000

1,200

Europe

www.autoworld.be

Historical

80

Wild Gallery ★

5

1,100

1,100

Midi/Zuid

www.wildgallery.be

Misc. and contemporary

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Docks Dome ★

11

900

1,100

Rogier

www.docksdome.be

Misc. and contemporary

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Sky Hall (Zaventem Airport) ★

2

1,500

-

Airport

www.brusselsairport.be

Historical

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.eventlounge.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Brussels Event Brewery ★

VENUE BETWEEN 500 AND 1000 Event Lounge ★

The EGG Brussels ★

Flagey ★

✔ ✔

CERIA Campus Uccle / Ukkel Cultural Centre

Théâtre Le Plaza

12

750

900

PAGE

14

750

900

Midi/Zuid

www.theeggbrussels.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

11

150

864

Ixelles

www.flagey.be

Theatre, Concert

-

1

-

840

Anderlecht

www.ceria.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

4

-

801

Uccle/Ukkel

www.ccu.be

Cultural & Sport

11

450

800

Rogier

www.leplaza-brussels.be

Historical

84

BE-HERE

3

750

770

Rogier

http://be-here.be/

Historical

-

Brussels44Center ★

11

250

768

Rogier

www.b44c.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

Ancienne Belgique ★

4

350

750

www.abconcerts.be

Theatre, Concert

-

La Madeleine

1

300

750

Grand-Place

www.la-madeleine.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

Théâtre National

-

750

Rogier

www.theatrenational.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Halles de Schaerbeek / Hallen van Schaarbeek

700

700

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.halles.be

Theatre, Concert

-

5

Grand-Place

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DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

PAGE -

Kaaitheater

3

-

700

Rogier

www.kaaitheater.be

Theatre, Concert

Auderghem/Ouderghem Cultural Centre

5

120

665

Auderghem/Ouderghem

www.ccauderghem.be

Cultural & Sport

-

www.whalll.be

Cultural & Sport

Neder-Over-Heembeek

www.silo.brussels/

Historical

Kinepolis Cinemas

24

250

619

Heysel/Heyzel

www.kinepolis.be

Theatre, Concert

Albert Hall ★

Maison de la Poste ★

Bloody Louis

84 -

9

460

600

Europe

www.albert-hall.com

Historical

-

15

500

600

Rogier

www.tour-taxis.com

Historical

82

1

400

500

Louise

www.bloodylouis.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Concert Noble ★

7

450

500

Europe

www.edificio.be

Historical

KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg ★

8

200

500

Rogier

www.kvs.be

Theatre, Concert

Théâtre Royal du Parc

1

-

500

Grand-Place

www.theatreduparc.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Wolubilis

5

120

500

Woluwe

www.wolubilis.be

Cultural & Sport

85

L'Arsenal

1

500

400

Etterbeek

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Historical

83

Art and History Museum

13

550

236

Europe

www.kmkg-mrah.be

Historical

91

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

Grand-Place

www.viage.be

Misc. and contemporary

88

Louise

www.birdybrussels.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

VENUE BETWEEN 250 AND 500 Grand Casino Brussels - Viage

4

Birdy Kelders / Caves / Cellars

Tram Museum

King Baudouin Stadium Musée Magritte Museum

300

300+

300

-

PAGE

1

400

-

Midi/Zuid

www.abattoir.be

Historical

-

3

400

-

Woluwe

www.trammuseum.brussels

Historical

-

5

350

535

Heysel/Heyzel

www.staderoibaudouin.be

Cultural & Sport

5

400

490

Grand-Place

www.musee-magritte-museum.be

Historical

86

Royal Museums of Fine Arts ★

7

450

490

Grand-Place

www.fine-arts-museum.be

Historical

86

BLUEPOINT Brussels ★

20

250

450

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.bluepoint.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

Claridge (Le) ★

1

350

450

St-Josse-ten-Noode

www.claridge.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

10

380

450

Grand-Place

www.metropolehotel.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

14

200

439

Grand-Place

www.ccegmont.be

Historical

-

Metropole Executive Centre

-

Egmont Palace

BEL (Brussels) ★

5

250

415

Rogier

www.bel.brussels

Conference & Exhibition

Kanal (April to November 2020)

2

250

400

Rogier

www.kanal.brussels

Historical

Cercle de Lorraine ★

14

320

400

Louise

www.cerclelorraine.be

Historical

-

Train World ★

3

350

400

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.trainworld.be

Historical

89

Théâtre de la Place des Martyrs

1

-

356

Rogier

www.theatre-martyrs.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Le Botanique

8

350

350

Rogier

www.botanique.be

Theatre, Concert

-

3

350

350

Forest/Vorst

www.modern-event.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

1

200

330

Grand-Place

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Theatre, Concert

Modern Event Théâtre du Vaudeville

75

87 -

90

venues

Woluwe

650

  theatre style   |  ❖ outside Brussels region  |  ★ Brussels Special Venues

660

650

  banquet style  | 

120

4

number of rooms  | 

W:Halll

  eco labels  | 

6

SILO BRUSSELS ★

 accessibility  | 

VENUE BETWEEN 500 AND 1000


banquet style  |  number of rooms  |    eco labels  |   accessibility  | 

venues

  theatre style   |  ❖ outside Brussels region  |  ★ Brussels Special Venues

VENUE BETWEEN 250 AND 500

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

PAGE

Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistique et Littéraire

10

320

320

Grand-Place

www.cerclegaulois.be

Historical

-

Lounge Club

1

650

300

Heysel/Heyzel

www.palais12.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

Area 42 ★

6

120

300

Rogier

www.area42.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Comics Art Museum

4

200

300

Grand-Place

www.cbbd.be

Historical

-

Halles Saint-Géry

250

300

Grand-Place

www.hallessaintgery.be

Historical

-

Jacques Franck Cultural Center

5

-

300

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.lejacquesfranck.be

Cultural & Sport

-

La Patinoire Royale ★

3

300

300

Louise

www.lapatinoireroyale.com

Historical

-

Le Public Théâtre

6

80

300

St-Josse-ten-Noode

www.theatrelepublic.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Les Ateliers des Tanneurs ★

6

260

300

Midi/Zuid

www.ateliersdestanneurs.be

Historical

-

Maison de l'Automobile ★

10

180

300

Woluwe

www.maisondelautomobile.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Palais des Académies - Royal Academy of Belgium

11

135

300

Grand-Place

www.academieroyale.be

Historical

-

Business Faculty

24

160

260

Heysel/Heyzel

www.businessfaculty.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

La Vénerie

6

-

259

Boitsfort/Bosvoorde

www.lavenerie.be

Cultural & Sport

-

5

110

250

Louise

www.mai.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

7

135

250

Grand-Place

www.kbr.be

Historical

-

La Rotonde - Palace of Charles de Lorraine

1

300

250

Grand-Place

www.kbr.be

Historical

-

Quay 01

1

350

200

Rogier

www.quay01.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

276

196

Grand-Place

www.vbo-feb.be

Conference & Exhibition

87

5

350

150

Heysel/Heyzel

www.atomium.be

Historical

85

Châlet Robinson ★

3

320

140

Ixelles/Elsene

www.chaletrobinson.be

Historical

90

Saint-Anne Castle

11

300

120

Auderghem/Oudergem

www.chateau-sainte-anne.be

Historical

-

Historical

93

International Association Centre (IAC) KBR - Royal Library of Belgium

FEB - Federation of Enterprises in Belgium Atomium ★

Mini-Europe

5

200

100

VENUE BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Heysel/Heyzel

www.minieurope.eu

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

TYPE OF VENUE

PAGE

Hard Rock Cafe

5

126

-

Grand-Place

www.hardrock.com/cafes/brussels/

Historical

88

MOOF - Museum of Original Figurines

1

150

-

Grand-Place

www.moof-museum.be

Historical

-

Musée de la Porte de Hal

Tricoterie (La) ★

1

100

-

Midi/Zuid

www.kmkg-mrah.be

Historical

-

4

200

300

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.tricoterie.be

Theatre, Concert

-

Karreveld Castle

1

-

250

Molenbeek

www.culture1080cultuur.be

Historical

-

Théâtre Marni

4

-

240

Ixelles/Elsene

www.theatremarni.com

Theatre, Concert

-

Ten Weyngaert

8

150

230

Forest/Vorst

www.tenweyngaert.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Hof Ter Musschen

8

160

220

Woluwe

www.hoftermusschen.be

Historical

-

BRONKS Brussels ★

7

100

206

Grand-Place

www.bronks.be

Theatre, Concert

-

202 (Le)

7

200

200

Ixelles/Elsene

www.le202.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Anchor Brussels Event

1

150

200

Laeken/Laken

www.anchorbrusselsevent.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Atelier Isabelle de Borchgrave

3

150

200

Ixelles/Elsene

www.isabelledeborchgrave.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

76


4

150

200

Louise

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

DigitYser

5

150

200

Rogier

www.digityser.org

Misc. and contemporary

-

Espace Leopold S. Senghor

2

50

200

Europe

www.senghor.be

Cultural & Sport

-

La Rotonde of the Woluwe Football Stadium

1

200

200

Woluwe

www.woluwe1200.be

Cultural & Sport

-

9

-

200

Woluwe

www.chant-oiseau.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Maison Notre-Dame du Chant d'Oiseau Museum of Natural Sciences ★

14

200

200

Europe

www.sciencesnaturelles.be

Historical

-

Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2

100

200

Grand-Place

www.kmkg-mrah.be

Historical

91

The International Auditorium

7

-

200

Rogier

www.theinternationalauditorium.be

Conference & Exhibition

94

1

200

200

Rogier

https://www.rics-party-boat.com/

Other

-

Ric's Art Boat Nemo33 Diving Center

3

120

190

Forest/Vorst

www.nemo33.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

La Bellone Cultural Centre

5

120

180

Rogier

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Cultural & Sport

-

6

200

180

All

www.pure-liner.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

6

160

180

Europe

www.edificio.be

Historical

-

1

180

180

Europe

www.townhalleurope.eu

Conference & Exhibition

-

-

167

Grand-Place

www.beursschouwburg.be

Theatre, Concert

-

160

160

Uccle/Ukkel

www.b19.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Pure Liner Solvay Library - Edificio ★

TownHall Europe ★ De Beursschouwburg

6

B-19 Maison Grand-Place ★

Demeure Abbatiale de Dieleghem

3

150

160

Grand-Place

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Historical

93

1

-

150

Jette

www.jette.be

Historical

-

100

150

Uccle/Ukkel

www.domaineallard.be

Historical

-

100

150

Rogier

www.greenbizz.brussels

Misc. and contemporary

-

150

150

Etterbeek

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

120

150

Laeken/Laken

www.nekkersdal.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Domaine Allard GreenBizz ★

5

La Chaufferie Nekkersdal

12

Quartier Papier ❖ ★

17

170

150

Airport

www.quartierpapier.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Residence Palace ★

11

150

150

Europe

www.residencepalace.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis Town Hall

3

-

150

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.stgilles.irisnet.be

Historical

-

Bibliotheca Wittockiana

3

100

140

Woluwe

www.wittockiana.org

Historical

-

8

140

140

Woluwe

www.opweule.be

Cultural & Sport

-

50

140

Heysel/Heyzel

www.planetarium.be

Cultural & Sport

-

6

150

140

Europe

www.universityfoundation.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

9

-

130

Europe

www.cencelec.eu

Conference & Exhibition

-

4

120

130

Louise

www.civa.brussels

Misc. and contemporary

-

5

80

130

Forest/Vorst

www.factoryforty.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

5

60

130

Canal/North Station

www.mimamuseum.eu

Historical

-

5

48

130

Europe

www.scotlandeuropa.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

8

80

130

Evere

www.transformabxl.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

10

70

125

Auderghem/Oudergem

www.valduchesse.eu

Historical

-

11

150

120

Grand-Place

www.bipforrent.brussels

Historical

92

Op-Weule Planetarium

University Foundation CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre CIVA (Architecture Centre)

Factory Forty MIMA-Millenium Iconoclast Museum of Art

Scotland Europa Transforma BXL

Castle of Val-Duchesse Bip, house of the capital Region ★

77

venues

BMW Brussels

  theatre style   |  ❖ outside Brussels region  |  ★ Brussels Special Venues

PAGE

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TYPE OF VENUE

number of rooms  | 

WEB SITE

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DISTRICT

 accessibility  | 

VENUE BETWEEN 100 AND 250


VENUE BETWEEN 100 AND 250 Brussels By Water

  theatre style   |  ❖ outside Brussels region  |  ★ Brussels Special Venues   banquet style  | 

PAGE

120

Rogier

www.brusselsbywater.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

5

-

120

Etterbeek

www.demaalbeek.be

Cultural & Sport

-

16

80

120

Grand-Place

www.demarkten.be

Cultural & Sport

-

De Vaartkapoen Cultural Centre

6

120

120

Molenbeek

www.vaartkapoen.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Everna

7

60

120

Evere

www.everna.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Jazz Station

1

La Ferme Rose

Maison des Brasseurs (La)

Medecine Museum

Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation

West Midlands in Europe

-

120

Europe

www.jazzstation.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

140

120

Uccle/Ukkel

www.lafermerose.be

Cultural & Sport

-

4

64

120

Grand-Place

www.maison-des-brasseurs.be

Historical

-

3

120

120

Anderlecht

www.museemedecine.be

Historical

-

3

300

120

Louise

www.villaempain.com

Historical

-

2

44

120

Etterbeek

www.greaterbirmingham.eu

Conference & Exhibition

-

Château de la Solitude

12

110

115

Auderghem/Oudergem

www.redfoxevents.be

Misc. and contemporary

Castle Gravenhof ❖

7

240

115

Dworp

www.gravenhof.be

Historical

De Zeyp

De Pianofabriek

Ric's River Boat The Music Village BELvue & Coudenberg ★

11

100

112

Ganshoren

www.dezeyp.be

Cultural & Sport

-

-

110

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.pianofabriek.be

Cultural & Sport

-

1

100

100

Rogier

https://www.rics-party-boat.com/

Other

-

1

90

110

Grand-Place

www.themusicvillage.com

Theatre, Concert

7

100

100

Grand-Place

www.belvue.be

Historical

92

60

100

Grand-Place

www.costermans-antiques.com

Historical

-

6

160

100

Haren

www.gcdelinde.be

Cultural & Sport

-

Costermans

Jewish Museum of Belgium

La Fermette

-

50

100

Grand-Place

www.mjb-jmb.org

Historical

-

4

64

100

Europe

www.l42.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

L42 Business Center & Workspaces

89

22

1

60

100

Evere

www.evere.be/content/la-fermette

Historical

-

6

-

100

Europe

www.science14.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

Spirito Brussels

2

170

100

Ixelles/Elsene

www.spiritobrussels.com

Misc. and contemporary

-

Stepman House

2

100

100

Jette

www.koekelberg.be

Cultural & Sport

-

60

100

Rogier

www.museedujouet.eu

Historical

-

Science 14 Atrium

Toy Museum De Rivieren Castle ❖

8

150

90

Ganshoren

www.chateaurivieren.be

Historical

-

VillAttitude

5

100

80

Uccle/Ukkel

www.villattitude.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

La Fonderie

1

60

Molenbeek

www.lafonderie.be

Historical

-

Galerie Ravenstein

4

100

50

Grand-Place

www.all-yield.be

Historical

-

Poséidon Sport Centre

2

30

40

Woluwe

www.rbp.be

Cultural & Sport

 accessibility  | 

venues

number of rooms  | 

TYPE OF VENUE

De Markten

De Linde

  eco labels  | 

WEB SITE

200

De Maalbeek

DISTRICT

78


2

20

-

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.hortamuseum.be

Historical

-

The Autrique House

1

30

-

Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek

www.autrique.be

Historical

-

Timmermans Brewery ★

1

80

-

Itterbeek

www.anthonymartin.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

van Buuren Museum and Gardens

2

20

-

Uccle/Ukkel

www.museumvanbuuren.be

Historical

-

80

80

Grand-Place

www.co-station.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

Co.Station ICAB Business & Technology Incubator

10

80

Etterbeek

www.icab-brussel.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

Malou Castle

5

80

80

Woluwe

www.frwoluwe1200.be

Historical

-

The Manufacture’s Loft

2

35

80

Grand-Place

www.lamanufacture.be/loft

Misc. and contemporary

-

Hotel Solvay

1

60

70

Louise

www.hotelsolvay.be

Historical

-

Muntpunt

6

40

70

Grand-Place

www.muntpunt.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

WIELS, Contemporary Arts Centre

6

-

70

Midi/Zuid

www.wiels.org

Misc. and contemporary

-

2

-

60

Grand-Place

https://www.becentral.org/

Conference & Exhibition

-

1

40

60

Evere

www.moulindevere.be

Historical

-

-

60

Louise

www.regus.be

Conference & Exhibition

-

1

40

60

Grand-Place

www.atgp.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

10

60

60

Boitsfort/ Bosvoorde

www.wabo.be

Cultural & Sport

-

BeCentral Brussels Museum of Mill & Food

Regus Stéphanie Square Taverne du Passage

Wabo Sports Centre of the Foret de Soignes

5

Cauchie House Centrale for Contemporary Art

-

54

Auderghem/Oudergem

www.csfds.be

Cultural & Sport

-

30

50

Europe

www.cauchie.be

Historical

-

-

50

Grand-Place

www.centrale.brussels

Misc. and contemporary

-

La Cour

1

50

50

Ixelles/Elsene

www.barlacour.be

Historical

-

Loft Boat

1

50

50

Canal/North Station

www.theloftboat.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

40

50

Grand-Place

Misc. and contemporary

-

32

50

Europe

www.rehbrussels.eu

Misc. and contemporary

-

40

40

Europe

www.centrecarrerond.be

Misc. and contemporary

-

40

Louise

www.gcelzenhof.be

Cultural & Sport

-

30

40

Louise

www.events-at-horta.be

Historical

-

-

40

Grand-Place

www.regus.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

12

30

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.clockarium.com

Historical

-

-

30

Europe

www.regus.com

Conference & Exhibition

-

20

30

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

www.stickydot.eu

Conference & Exhibition

-

Philanthropy House The Renewable Energy House

✔ 4

Carrérond Elzenhof

13

Hotel Max Hallet

2

Regus Park Atrium Clockarium Museum

2

Regus Schuman Sticky Dot

1

 accessibility  | 

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DISTRICT

  eco labels  | 

LESS THAN 100


Autoworld

BOZAR

MORE THAN 1,000

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 Jubelpark | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 736 41 65 | F: +32 2 736 51 36 info@autoworld.be www.autoworld.be

MORE THAN 1,000

Rue Ravenstein 23 Ravensteinstraat B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 507 84 45 F: +32 2 507 85 15 events@bozar.be www.bozar.be

■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ Green Key

AUTOWORLD

BOZAR

Autoworld offers you a magnificent infrastructure of more than 2,500 m2 to host your events, meetings and parties, the ideal combination of an unique setting, situated in the heart of Brussels.

Within BOZAR’s magnificent Art Déco building, designed by the legendary architect Victor Horta, we are very pleased to be able to offer a variety of unique and stunning spaces and auditoriums (200-2200 seats) in which you can host your events. As a European House of Culture, BOZAR’s artistic program opens minds and builds bridges between people, places and ideas, a sure fire way to stimulate your guests to come, see and discover.

Autoworld is located in the exclusive buildings of the Parc du Cinquantenaire, one of the most beautiful locations of our architectonic heritage (built in 1880 and tells the car history from 1890 untill today). With its 250 beautifully preserved and restored cars, it is one of the most impressive collections of Europe and most probably also of the world ; this will definitely be an added value to all your events.

With new state-of-the-art technology installed in our landmark building, BOZAR’s brand new television studio offers clients and partners the ability to easily stream or record events from anywhere in the building, while making it simple to bring in outside content. Our new audio-visual technology installed in each theatre space helps make your life easier (and control technical costs). Our hi-speed WIFI, with the option to add VLAN 120 megabytes of reserved bandwidth and our BOZAR App with Digital Way finding technology enable seamless interactions with your guests. Ideally located in the historic city centre of Brussels, BOZAR is well connected by train and public transport, and easily accessible to both the centre and the European quartier.

Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rooms The Blue Boulevard

6,996

650

35

300

-

800

250

Yes

Henry Le Bœuf

The Classic Lounge

2,475

230

-

100

50

250

100

Yes

Hall Horta

theatre style

-

2,200

-

-

-

-

10.65

400

-

800

550

-

861

80

-

50

20

-

20

-

861

80

-

30

-

80

50

-

210

-

-

120

200

100

Yes

Rotunda Bertouille

1,507

140

-

110

-

150

90

-

The Mahy Room

1,937

180

4.45

180

120

300

150

Yes

Horta Banquet Room

1,970

183

-

130 + 30

30

220

150

-

The Mezzanine

19,375

1,800

30

1,000

800

2,500

1,000

Yes

Reception Room

1,292

120

-

50

-

100

-

-

The Minerva Room

3,498

325

4.45

250

120

500

150

Yes

Dégagements HLB

13,993

1,300

-

-

-

1,200

-

-

The Terrasse

1,076

100

22

60

40

200

40

-

Studio

-

-

-

212

-

-

-

-

Salle M

-

-

-

480

-

-

-

-

Ter Arken 1 ou 2

2,153

200

-

120

-

200

130

-

Ter Arken 1+2+3

5,920

550

350

110

360

300

-

Access doors

Rooms The Mezzanine

|

700

2,260

Exhibition facilities

Salon Royal - Royal Lounge

7,535

The Febiac Place

The Executive Room

19,375

1,800

30

2,8

3,30

Other facilities: cafetaria, catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, microphone, plasma screen, projection screen, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, terrace, parking, cloak room, conference package, seminar package, technical assistance, hostesses, disabled facilities, security service, guided tour

accessibility

|

eco labels |

banquet style

Configuration (Nr of people)

80

Fumoir

2,314

215

-

-

-

200

-

-

Mezzanine

1,292

120

-

70

-

100

-

-

The Oval Lounge

1,076

100

-

70

-

80

-

-

Other facilities: Restaurants, bar, catering service, projection screen, technical assistance, wireless internet, hostesses, cloak room, disabled facilities, security system, parking, guided tours and a Book shop.


BRUSSELS EXPO BRUSSELSKART KART EXPO

MORE THAN 1,000

DOCKS DOME

MORE THAN 1,000

A.A.Gossetlaan B-1702 Groot Gossetlaan11 11|| B-1702 Groot Bijgaarden Bijgaarden T:T:+32 F: +32 +32 2 2 467 467 29 28 02 08 +3222467 46728 2800 00|| F: mail@brusselskartexpo.be • www.brusselskartexpo.be mail@brusselskartexpo.be www.brusselskartexpo.be

Boulevard Lambermont 1 Lambermontlaan B-1000 Brussels T: +32 486 43 43 32 info@docksdome.be www.docksdome.be

DOCKS DOME

AtAtWest ofof Brussels, wewe offer you one unique Event && Expo Center. Your West Brussels, offer you one unique Event Expo Center. Event, Meeting & Sky partner. Our Expo typical industrial loft– Your Event, Meeting & Sky partner. Ourhalls, Expoin halls, in typical industrial style are perfectly located, at the Brussels’ Ring and the highway E40 loft–style are perfectly located, at theaBrussels’ Ringarea and the highway Ostend–Brussels. In combination with large parking up to 2,500 E40 Ostend–Brussels. combination with next a large to 2,500 cars, cars, we are the idealInhost venue for your Fairparking & Tradearea Fair,up Company Event andthe even Congress. We offer you Expo halls&from 3,000 till 8,825Event we are ideal host venue for your next Fair Trade Fair,m² Company m². Aseven ExpoCongress. organizer you free ofExpo suppliers, the catering. and We are offer you halls also fromfor 3,000 m² till 8,825 m².

Located on the roof of the shopping district Docks Bruxsel, the exceptional venue completely revolutionizes the approach of events. Its atmosphere is favorable to moments of fun and conviviality. This building distinguishes itself from others by its unique style and innovative design, which makes it one of the most attractive event spaces on the market today. With its 3000m² of surface with 3 modular zones (a, b, c) and its capacity to accommodate from 150 till 1400 people, Docks Dome is perfect for meetings, seminars, conferences, presentations, cocktail evenings, walking dinners, balls, projections, concerts, private events, … 

Approximately we offer Original Business Center 5 classic As Expo organizer you our are free of suppliers, also for thewith catering. meeting rooms from 12 m2 up to you 300 m2. Also an elegant restaurant Approximately we offer our Original Business Center with 5 classic meeting with a very nice terrace offers your visitors a extra strength. Adjoining rooms from 12 m² up to you 300 m².the Also an sensational elegant restaurant a very our Business Center you’ll find also most Kartingwith track. nice have terrace your visitors a extra strength. Adjoining our Business You’ll theoffers feeling being in the Business loges of Francorchamps. Don’t worry about kart–noise, the karting area is behind very the Center you’ll findeventually also the most sensational Karting track. You’llahave special feelingwindow. being in the Business loges of Francorchamps. Don’t worry about

Resolutely modern, the space surrounded by a zinc envelope offers incredible natural lighting provided by its large bay windows. Its terraces, bordered by a lattice, offer a breathtaking view of Brussels. Inside, the walls are covered with beautiful night blue hangings, and the space can be adjusted in two or three parts according to the configuration chosen for the event. The venue has selected for you a list of caterers who are used to work in our event spaces.

We can host kart–noise, all type of events from area 5 up is tobehind 3,500 people. We alsowindow. offer eventually the karting a very special helicopter flights, routesfrom are available ! Departure & landing from We can host all different type of events 5 up to 3,500 people. Brussels or Waterloo.

We also offer helicopter flights, different routes are available ! Departure & landing from Brussels or Waterloo.

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On the banks of the canal near Pont Van Praet, Docks Dome is ideally situated and accessible by all kinds of transports: by train, tram, bus, bike, car and by foot.

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people) 150

2.9

Estoril & Monza Rooms

3,229

300

2.9

200

160

Expo Hall 1 Estoril

32,2911614 3,000 1509.05

1,080 2.9

1,080 120

1,080 70

1,080 90

80

-

Expo&Hall 1+2+3 Estoril Monza

94,991 3229 8,825 3009.05 51,666 32291 4,800 30009.05

4,567 2.9

4,567 250

4,567 160

4,567 200

160

-

2,600 1080 2,600 9.05

2,600 1080

2,600 1080

1080

-

Expo Hall Expo Hall 1 2

Loge Expo Hall 1 + 2 + 3

129

94991 12 8825 2.9

Monaco

1,937

Monza

1,614

Zolder

322

Expo Hall 2 Loge

Monaco

Expo Hall 3

Monza

Exhibition facilities Zolder Expo Hall 3

Rooms

Exhibition Expo Hall 1facilities

51666 129

1937

8,880

1614

180

150

4800

30 825

12 180 150

4

2.9 2.8 4.6

120

70

250

160

90

80

Always present and available to help you, a team of professionals will guide you in the realization of your ideas and will give you advices when planning the space.

1,614

-

An underground public parking of 1700 places is also available. Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

9.05 -

45678

4567-

4567

4567

9.05

2600

2600

-

Rooms

-

-

Zone A

4,112

382

10

350

-

520

200

90

-

Zone B

2,077

193

10

-

-

280

100

on demand

80

-

Zone C

4,112

382

10

350

-

560

250

on demand

15

-

Zone A+B

6,189

575

10

650

-

800

300

on demand

887

-

Zone B+C

6,189

575

10

650

-

840

350

on demand

Zone A+B+C

10,301

957

10

1,000

-

1,400

700

on demand

Zone A+C

8,234

765

10

750

-

1,080

450

on demand

130

70

90

2600

2600

2.9

-

8

4

130

70

2.9

120

70

120 25

887

70 16

887

322

30

2.8

25

8880

825

4.6

887

90 -

90

-

80

-

-

15

887

-

90

887

-

90

16 Access -doors 887

887

-

Access doors 4.30

on demand

32,291

3,000

9.05

6.67

94,991

8,825

9.05

6.67

4.30

Front terrace

8,126

755

10

-

-

1,000

on demand

Expo Hall 2 Rooms

51,666

4,800

9.05

6.67

4.30

Back terrace

8,772

815

10

-

-

1,000

on demand

Expo Hall Expo Hall 1 3

8,880 32291

Expo Hall 1 + 2 + 3

825

3000

4.6

9.05

4

6.674.30

4.30

Expo Hall 1 + 2 + 3

94991

8825

9.05

6.67

4.30

Expo Hall 2

51666

4800

9.05

6.67

4.30

Expo Hall 3

8880

825

4.6

4

4.30

Other facilities: cafetaria, restaurant, meeting rooms, garden, terrace, large parking

Other facilities: cafetaria, restaurant, meeting rooms, garden, terrace, large parking

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Zone A

4,112

382

10

2.40

2.50

Zone B

2,077

193

10

2.40

2.50

Zone C

4,112

382

10

2.40

2.50

Other facilities: Projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, video, microphone, video conference, wireless internet, beamer, meeting rooms, security service, disabled facilities, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloakroom, lounge, parking, direct access for cars to the room through the freight elevator.

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■ accessible alone or with assistance

BRUSSELS KART EXPO BRUSSELS KART EXPO

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

■ accessible alone or with assistance

Map Brussels Region & Around Conference facilities

MORE THAN 1,000


Tour & Taxis Event Venues

SQUARE – BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE MORE THAN 1,000

MORE THAN 1,000

Avenue du Port 86C Havenlaan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 420 60 69 info@tour-taxis.com www.tour-taxis.com

Rue Ravenstein 2 Ravensteinstraat B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 515 13 00 info@square-brussels.com www.square-brussels.com

■ accessible alone or with assistance ■ Green Key

■ accessible alone or with assistance ■ eco-dynamic company

LE PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE BRUXELLES

BRUSSELS’ EVENT HUB WHERE INTERACTION IS PARAMOUNT AND WHERE STORIES ARE CREATED

Built in 1958 for the Brussels Worlds’ Fair, SQUARE-BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE, was completely refurbished in 2009. The historical legacies, among which original frescos painted by Paul Delvaux, René Magritte and Louis Van Lint, and the newest technological equipment sit side by side in perfect harmony in this modern and inspiring venue able to host up to more than 6,000 participants. Brussels’ Convention Centre is situated in the historical and cultural heart of the capital. Next to the European headquaters and embedded in a neighbourhood consortium dedicated to Meeting Industry activities including 10,000 quality hotel rooms, Brussels International train station (high-speed lines to main European capitals/ 17 min from the International Airport: 200 flight connections), 11 museums, antique shops, avant-garde boutiques and parks, SQUARE is simply the best place to organise your event. With more than 60 years of operation, SQUARE key asset is its team: a balance mix of seasoned professionals and youthful creative talents. Caring and multilingual, these experts aim for excellence so that every event becomes a unique experience. SQUARE has obtained in August the ISO 20121 Certification.

This industrial heritage site where ironworks once facilitated the transportation of goods, now promises exciting new horizons. Tour & Taxis is a complete makeover of late 19th- early 20th century shipping and customs warehouses and goods train station. Its offer of multiple upscale adjacent event spaces – each with their different atmosphere, being for 2 or for 10.000 guests. Congresses, conferences, meetings, trainings, receptions and dinners, exhibitions and fairs, festivals, product launches and other events besides… memorable events happen here! Tour & Taxis aim is to provide a safe environment that is as welcoming as it is committed to sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. The huge multi-purpose pedestrian area is designed for the future, but with the charm of the past – a heritage to be claimed by many future generations.

Conference facilities Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Maison de la Poste

  school style  | 

reception | 

  banquet style

Rooms

  theatre style  | 

Configuration (Nr of people)

Ticket Windom Hall

8,611

800

450

250

600

Gold Hall Auditorium

10,764

1,000

8.7

1,200

-

-

-

6

Amsterdam & Berlin

2,411

224

_

_

300

_

Copper Hall Auditorium

4,844

450

6

500

-

-

-

4

Amsterdam

1,507

140

120

72

200

120

Silver Hall Auditorium

3,552

330

3.5

300

-

-

-

5

Rome

1,033

96

86

42

_

_

Arc Auditorium

2,659

247

5

140

140

-

-

6

Berlin

904

84

70

48

_

_

Panoramic Hall

5,931

551

3

216

80

216

216

-

Paris

775

72

70

42

_

_

Hall 400

4,090

380

2.7

252

220

252

230

-

Nicosia

1,205

112

60

36

60

30

Hall 300

1,378

128

5

100

60

105

80

3

Luxembourg & Helsinki

1,044

97

_

_

80

_

Hall 100

6,211

577

2.5

250

200

500

320

-

Cinema

2,131

198

50

_

_

_

Studio (25)

807

75

2.5

95

68

80

70

-

Vienna

570

53

48

24

_

_

Grand Hall 1

18,439

1,713

5.5

-

-

1,200

1,100

-

Vilnius

517

48

36

24

_

_

Grand Hall 2

20,990

1,950

5.5

-

-

1,260

1,260

-

Helsinki

452

42

32

18

60

40

Foyers Delvaux/Magritte/Silver

14,370

1,335

5

-

-

750

580

-

Stockholm

388

36

32

8

_

_

Registration Hall

3,638

338

-

-

-

500

-

-

Luxembourg

592

55

30

20

_

_

215-539

20-50

5 to 30

_

5 to 60

_

4 salons

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Terraces

500

The Sheds, multipurpose halls

Rooms

Shed 1

57,565

5,348

3,000

2,000

3,000

2,500

1,713

5.5

6.7

2.3

Shed 2

42,280

3,928

2,000

1,500

2,500

2,000

20,990

1,950

5.5

6.7

2.3

Shed 3

54,013

5,018

3,000

2,000

3,000

3,000

39,428

3,663

5.5

6.7

2.3

Shed 4

33,540

3,116

2,000

1,500

2,500

2,000

1,722

160

120

60

150

120

90

40

200

Grand Hall 1

18,439

Grand Hall 2 Grand Hall 1+2 Panoramic Hall

5,931

551

3

-

-

Produits Dangereux

Hall 400

4,090

380

2.7

-

-

Lounge @ Royal Depot

Hall 100

5,447

506

2.7

-

-

Foyers Delvaux/Magritte/Silver

14,370

1,335

5

-

-

2,152 + 807 200 + 75

Exhibition facilities

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, catering service, white board, flip chart, microphone, projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, LCD projector, beamer, camdoc projection, plasma screen, video, fast speed internet, Wi-Fi, photocopy, printers, fax, ip phone, telephone conference, video conference, translation cabins, live streaming, cable tv, closed circuit tv, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, terrace, garden, security service, disabled facilities, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, parking, air conditioning, parking of 714 places, 15 places for disabled person and 6 terminals for eletrical vehicles, underneath SQUARE, 7,000 hotel rooms within 5 minutes walking distance.

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Contact us at Gare Maritime

Rooms Ticket Window Hall Amsterdam & Berlin Shed 1 Shed 2 Shed 3 Shed 4 Shed 1-2-3-4

8,611 2,411 57,565 42,280 54,013 33,540 187,398

800 224 5,348 3,928 5,018 3,116 17,410

41 61+25 57+25 52+25 48+16

20 53 48 65 49

12 6.5 - 12 6.5 - 12 6.5 - 12 6.5 - 12 6.5 - 12

Quai aux Poissons (covered outdoor space) Place de la Musique (outdoor space)

info@tour-taxis.com


Wild Gallery

L’Arsenal

MORE THAN 1,000

Rue du Charroi 11 Gerijstraat | B-1190 Brussels T: +32 2 344 41 55 info@wildgallery.be www.wildgallery.be

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1 Louis Schmidtlaan | B-1040 Brussels T: +32 2 359 92 40 | brussels@chou.be www.chouxdebruxelles.be

■ accessible alone or with assistance

Want to organize your event in a surprising place? In a venue which can accommodate vehicles and XXL decorations but also be transformed into intimist place?

The modular space, some 2,200 m², pure white and with a gallery feel, for over 8 years the Wild Gallery is available for meetings, conferences, seminars, presentations, cocktail evenings, walking dinners, balls, cinema projections, concerts, private events…

Glass roof and contemporary design, discover this high military place dating from last century whose dimensions will meet all your desires. Respectfully renovated of the original style, the Arsenal combines authenticity and multiple facilities to engrave your event in the memories.

The venue in the rough “as wild as white” is like a gallery of contemporary art, where you can let your imagination run wild. The venue has selected for you a list of 12 caterers who are used to work in our event spaces.

Want to multiply the atmospheres ? This room coupled with La Chaufferie will make your event unique.

Moreover, the venue at street level is easily accessible for vehicles. You could for example think about a car launch inside! A professional team is available to make your ideas come true and to ensure the most efficient use of the available space.  Moreover, two parking lots are available at our meeting room. The first one is underground and has 130 places. The other one is external and has 635 places. 

Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rooms

807

75

6

-

-

-

-

-

Unit 01

4,090

380

5

500

350

660

350

on demand

Zone A

3,767

350

6

400

-

600

350

-

Unit 02

2,583

240

5

250

200

420

200

on demand

Hall Zone B

1,830

170

6

180

-

300

170

-

Unit 03

3,121

290

5

300

200

500

200

on demand

Zone C

1,507

140

6

150

-

-

160

-

Unit 04

6,781

630

5

500

350

800

450

on demand

All

7,104

660

6

600

-

800

680

-

Unit 05

1,044

97

5

80

70

100

50

on demand

Unit 01 + 02

6,673

620

5

800

500

800

580

on demand

Unit 02 + 03

5,704

530

5

/

/

600

450

on demand

Unit 01 + 02 + 03

9,795

910

5

1,100

1,100

1,100

1,100

on demand

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Unit 01

4,090

380

5

2.98

2.58

Unit 02

2,583

240

5

2.98

2.58

Unit 03

3,121

290

5

2.98

2.58

Unit 04

6,781

630

5

2.98

2.58

Unit 05

1,044

97

5

1.62

2.00

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Areas A+B+C

7,534

660

6

-

-

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, video conference, telephone conference, microphone, plasma screen, closed circuit tv, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, camdoc projection, ip phone, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, break-out rooms, electronic key, car rental

Other facilities: projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, video, microphone, video conference, wireless internet, beamer, white boards, meeting rooms, security service, disabled facilities, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloakroom, lounge, parking, private parking

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ARSENAL

Built in 1902, this spacious, post-industrial building was originally the headquarter of “Diamant Boart”.

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

■ accessible alone or with assistance

WILD GALLERY


SILO Brussels

Théâtre Le Plaza

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

rue de Meudon 54 Meurdonstraat | B-1120 Brussels T: +32 475 25 45 02 event@silo.brussels www.silo.brussels

s

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

Boulevard A. Max 118 - 126 A. Maxlaan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 278 01 00 | F: +32 2 278 01 01 groups.events@leplaza.be www.leplaza-brussels.be

l

■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ Green Key | ■** eco-dynamic company

SILO BRUSSELS

THÉÂTRE LE PLAZA

Located on the canal, Silo Brussels is an old malting brewery. It surprises the visitor by its industrial side and the purity of its spaces. Entering through the Silos and the SAS with its mix of old bricks, steel and concrete is already an experience in itself. Then, the Meudon, Navy’s, Ketjes, Ruben, Black Bull and Bark Ale rooms named after beers brewed in the past will amaze the visitor. The workshop, the mezzanine and the kiosk will surprise even more by their originality. The south facing terrace offers an amazing view on the canal and Brussels

Hotel Le Plaza can welcome any kind of event, from 2 to 700 persons thanks to its 10 conference rooms and its unique Theatre. This old movie theatre built in the 30s in an arabo–hispanic style represents the perfect place for your meetings, dinners, shows and large events. It is a completely adaptable conference room and its majestic volume will make you travel in the 30’s and will transform your event in an unforgettable experience. Moreover, a professional and devoted team will follow every detail from the preparation to the event itself to ensure its success. More services : Concierge, Business centre, Fitness centre, 24h-room service and laundry service, Free Wi-Fi.

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities

venues

Rooms

Rooms 14,208

1,320

6 .5

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

-

The Plaza Theater

4,972

462

9.5

700

350

700

450

on demand

Navy’s

7,104

660

3 .6

500

400

800

450

-

Adolphe Max (A)

2,368

220

4.6

200

130

250

180

on demand

Meudon + Navy’s

21,312

1980

3.6 - 6.5

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

-

Versailles (B)

1,248

116

4

100

60

120

80

on demand

Kiosque

1,399

130

5 .3

50

50

150

60

-

Gallery (C)

3,014

280

4.6

-

-

250

-

on demand

Sas

1,808

168

5 .1

200

100

250

80

-

Esterel (D)

1,938

180

4

-

-

150

90

on demand

Atelier

2,153

200

2 .7

50

-

200

100

-

Ketjes

441

41

2 .8

40

-

-

-

-

Rubens

441

41

2 .8

40

-

-

-

-

Black Bull

441

41

2 .8

40

-

-

-

-

Rooms

Bark Ale

441

41

2 .8

40

-

-

-

-

A+C

5,382

500

4.6

Rooftop

5,382

500

-

400

300

700

350

-

A+C+D

7,320

680

4

Box 1

441

41

3 .5

40

-

-

-

-

A+B+C+D

8,568

796

4

Box 2

441

41

3 .5

40

-

-

-

-

A+B+D

5,554

516

4

Box 3

441

41

3 .5

40

-

-

-

-

A+D

4,305

400

4

Box 4

441

41

3 .5

40

-

-

-

-

B+D

1,938

180

4

Exhibition facilities

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

14,208

1,320

6,5

445

6

Navy’s

Meudon

7,104

660

3,6

2,5

6

Kiosque

1,399

130

5,3

2,8

3

Sas

1,808

168

5,1

3,8

3,5

Atelier

2,153

200

2,7

3

3

Access doors

Other facilities: restaurant, catering service, cable tv, photocopy, fast speed internet, fax, projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, plasma screen, microphone, printers, wireless internet, lcd projector, beamer, white boards, flip charts, fitness centre, in-room safe, meeting rooms, electronic key, break-out rooms, security service, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditioning

Rooms

Other facilities: catering service, microphone, projection screen, beamer, plasma screen, fast speed internet, wifi, photocopy, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, terrace, airport shuttle, security service, hostesses, technical assistance, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditioning.

accessibility

|

eco labels |

banquet style

|

theatre style

Meudon

Configuration (Nr of people)

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Wolubilis

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

Wolubilis Cours Paul-Henri Spaak 1 Paul-Henri Spaak Promenade

Atomium

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000 | B-1200 Brussels T: +32 2 761 60 31 | F: +32 2 761 60 39 Cours Paul-Henri Spaak 1 Paul-Henri Spaak Promenade | B-1200 Brussels c.beaumont@woluwe1200.be • www.wolubilis.be

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

Place de L’Atomium, 1 | B-1020 Brussels T: +32 2 475 47 70 | F: +32 2 475 47 79 Mice@atomium.be www.atomium.be

T: +32 2 761 60 14 | F: +32 2 761 60 39 l.fievet@wolubilis.be www.wolubilis.be

n accessible alone or with assistance  accessible alone or with assistance

ATOMIUM

Located on the Boulevard de la Woluwe, one of the main entrance points

Located on the Boulevard de la Woluwe, one of the main entrance points of of the commune andmost oneused of the most used major trunk roads, linked the commune and one of the major trunk roads, linked directly to the ring road and right next to the airport Wolubilis is bordered theWolubilis directly to the ring road and right–next to the airport –bythe Woluwe Shopping Center, the UCL campus, car parks and a metro station. site is bordered by the Woluwe Shopping Center, the UCL campus, car This ideal location east of Brussels is an exceptional pole of attraction for and a metro station. This ideal location east of Brussels is an culturalparks and business events.

exceptional pole of attraction fortheatre culturalareand business events. The state–of–the–art facilities of Wolubilis ideal for hosting business events like press conferences, seminars, concerts, The state–of–the–art facilitiessymposiums, of the Wolubilis theatre are ideal for advertising presentations, cocktail parties, corporate events… The hall hosting business events press conferences, symposiums, seminars, and infrastructure of the theatre onlike three stories offer all the comfort and concerts, advertising presentations, cocktail parties, events… pleasures to be expected from an ultra–modern conference centre. Acorporate visit can The be arranged and we detailed onoffer all the hall andbeforehand infrastructure of can the provide theatreaon three quote stories request. comfort and pleasures to be expected from an ultra–modern conference centre. A visit can be arranged beforehand and we can provide a detailed quote on request.

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Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Level 0

1,937

180

3.3

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250

-

on demand

Level 1 Rooms

1,453

135

3.3

-

-

75

100

on demand

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1,937

180

120

120

on demand

7,534

1937

3.3

Théâtre

700

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-

on demand

Level 0 Level 1

1453

180

135

3.3 3.3

120 500

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Conference facilities Rooms - on demand Entire Atomium 120 on demand Prigogine (Lateral sphere)

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd 180 projector, wireless printers, translation cabins, Panorama Level 2 1937 3.3 internet, 120 120 250micro- 120 on demand phone, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, camdoc projection, ip phone, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, break-

Théâtre 7534 500 package, 500 out rooms, meeting rooms, garden, terrace, private parking, parking, lounge, cloak room700 conference package, seminar technical assistance, hostesses

Daring Atomium Unavoidable icon of Brussels and Belgium • international reputation • unique creation in the history of architecture • most fascinating building of the European Capital City. Unique atmosphere Stainless steel domes held by an impressive iron structure • the most striking panorama over Brussels • access to the exhibitions featured at the Atomium. Amazing convertible spaces Meeting • seminar • conference • product launch • team building • incentive • professional – cultural – scientific event • cocktail • gala 4 main options (customized arrangement available) A lateral sphere – 200 people • a room in the central sphere – 120 people • the upper sphere (panorama) – 80 people • the entire Atomium (5 spheres including the panorama) – 800 people Equipment & Services Reception furnitures (cloakroom, back office, tables, chairs, desks) • catering (on request) • Internet • audio – video – lights (on request) • hostess (on request) • easy access • excellent value for money • guided tours (on request) • night guard

Central sphere (floor 1) - on demand

Waterkeyn (Central sphere / floor 2)

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, translation cabins, microphone, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, camdoc projection, ip phone, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, garden, terrace, private parking, parking, lounge, cloak room conference package, seminar package, technical assistance, hostesses

85

Configuration (Nr of people)

15,500

1,440

-

-

-

800

350

-

2,152

180

5

150

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200

150

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1,291

120

2.4

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80

-

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2,152

100

5

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120

-

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538

50

5

35

-

50

30

-

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WOLUBILIS : TREAT YOURSELF TO A PLACE

WOLUBILIS TREATYOUR YOURSELF TO A PLACE FIT TO FIT TO :HOST EVENTS. HOST YOUR EVENTS.

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

■ accessible alone or with assistance


Musée Magritte Museum

BETWEEN 250 AND 500 BETWEEN 250 AND 500

Royal ofFine FineArts Artsof Belgium RoyalMuseums Museum of

Musée Magritte Museum

Place Royale 1 Koningsplein | B-1000 Place Royale 1 Koningsplein | B-1000Brussels Brussels T: +32 2 508 3234 11 12 | F: +32 2 508 32 32 T: +32 2 508 caroline.harake@musee-magritte-museum.be • www.musee-magritte-museum.be halima.el.ouardi@fine-arts-museum.be

Ruede delalaRégence Régence33Regentschapsstraat Regentschapsstraat|| B-1000 B-1000 Brussels Brussels Rue +3222508 50832 3411 12 | F: +32 2 508 32 32 T:T:+32 halima.el.ouardi@fine-arts-museum.be • www.fine-arts-museum.be caroline.harake@fine-arts-museum.be www.fine-arts-museum.be

www.musee-magritte-museum.be

n accessible alone or with assistance ■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance n accessible alone or with assistance

MUSÉEMAGRITTE MAGRITTEMUSEUM MUSEUM MUSÉE

ROYAL ROYALMUSEUMS MUSEUMSOF OFFINE FINEARTS ARTSOF BELGIUM

The Museum is the world world centrecentre of knowledge on TheMusée MuséeMagritte Magritte Museum is leading the leading of knowledge the artist. on the artist.

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium comprise the Old Masters The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium comprise the Old Masters Museum, the Musée Fin–de–siècle Museum and the Musée Magritte Museum, the Musée Fin–de–siècle Museum and the Musée Magritte Museum.

The Musée Magritte Museum spreads out over 2,500 m². This Museum, The Musée Magritte Museum spreads out over 2,500 m². This Museum, opened since June 2009, stands right in the centre of Brussels, on Place openedand since Junethe 2009, right in the centre of Brussels, on Royale, presents moststands extensive collection in the world dedicated to RenéRoyale, Magritteand more than 200the works areextensive on display collection there. Place presents most in the world

Museum.

It is one of the country’s largest museum complex. Its rich and various collections fine arts range from the 14th century to theIts present day.various SitIt is one ofofthe country’s largest museum complex. rich and uated near the thefrom Sablon of the collections of Grand’Place, fine arts range theand 14thSquare, centuryintothe theheart present day. historic centre of Brussels, these Museums offer enterprises the possibilSituated nearinthe thevisits Sablon and Square, in the heart of ity to organize, theGrand’Place, evening, private to the permanent collections, the exhibitions or the Magritte Museum followed by a cocktail, thetemporary historic centre of Brussels, these Museums offer enterprises the apossibility walking dinner or a seated dinner. to organize, in the evening, private visits to the permanent

dedicated to Renéthe Magritte more than 200 works are onprivate display there. It offers enterprises possibility to organize, in the evening, visits to the permanent collections followed by a cocktail, a walking dinner It offers enterprises the possibility to organize, in the evening, private or seated dinner. visits to the permanent collections followed by a cocktail, a walking

Smaller groups are also welcome for a private visit after the opening dinnerwith or seated dinner. hours, or without any catering on site!

Smaller groups also welcome for a private visit afterMuseum the opening collections, theare temporary exhibitions or the Magritte followed hours, with or without any catering on site!

by a cocktail or a walking dinner.

Smaller groups are please also welcome For more information, contact : for a private visit after the opening halima.el.ouardi@fine–arts.museum.be hours, with or without any catering on site!

For more information, please contact : Smaller groups are also welcome for a private visit after the opening halima.el.ouardi@fine–arts.museum.be

hours, with or without any catering on site!

For more information, please contact : caroline.harake@musee–magritte–museum.be Map Grand-Place district Conference facilities

F6

Auditorium B

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10,817

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100 -

Salle U

accessibility

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F6

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Configuration (Nr of people) -

ForumMuseum Café

theatre style

For more information, please contact : caroline.harake@fine–arts.museum.be

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Conference Rooms facilities

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

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BEL (www.bel.brussels)

BETWEEN 250 AND 500 BETWEEN 250 AND 500

BEL (www.bel.brussels)

Avenue du Port 86c Havenlaan | B-1000 Brussels du Port 86c| Havenlaan | B-1000 T:Avenue +32 2 775 75 75 F: +32 2 775 76 21 Brussels vwatillon@environnement.irisnet.be • www.bel.brussels T: +32 2 775 75 75 | F: +32 2 775 76 21 bel@environnement.brussels www.bel.brussels

FEB - VBO

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Rue Ravenstein 4 Ravensteinstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 515 09 90 events@vbo-feb.be www.feb.be www.vbo.be 

n accessible alone or with assistance

FÉDÉRATION DES ENTREPRISES DE BELGIQUE VERBOND VAN BELGISCHE ONDERNEMINGEN

conference centre the Brussels Environment headquarters TheThe conference centre at the at Brussels Environment headquarters hosts yourhosts events in aevents modern, energyhigh performance building, one of the your in high a modern, energy performance building, one largest in Europe !

Located in the heart of the capital of Europe and around the corner from Brussels Central Station, FEB offers a fully-equipped meeting space for conferences, seminars, training sessions, workshops, lunchtime debates and cocktail receptions.

- New Exclusive Centre in Brussels BELBEL - Exclusive ConferenceConference Centre in Brussels

of the largest in Europe !

Welcome your guests in an exceptional venue where Belgian economic, political and social players regularly rub shoulders.

A team of professionals assists you with expertise in environmental reA team of professionals assists you with expertise in environmental sponsibility.

responsibility.

Your event will stand out thanks to a combination of respect for the environment, social will equity and economic viability. Your event stand out thanks to a combination of respect for the

social and economic An environment, innovative, well-lit andequity welcoming space laidviability. out to encourage exchange, openness and creativity will foster your projects, meetings and An innovative, well-lit and welcoming space laid out to encourage experiences !

exchange, openness and creativity will foster your projects, meetings and experiences !

Map Rogier district Conference facilities

B2

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities Rooms Auditorium

Atrium Rooms

Auditorium Atrium

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

4,951

460

-

415

-

-

-

Yes

-

-

-

-

-

400

250

-

Petit Salon Grand Salon

4951

460

-

415

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

400

250

Yes Les deux salons - Jean-Michel Folon

431

40

2.52

/

/

20

10

No

1,044

97

2.52

65

/

60

64

No

1,475

137

2.52

/

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80

64

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700

65

3.14

50

36

50

40

No

Victor Horta A + Foyer

2,013

187

6.7

104

60

130

104

2

Victor Horta A&B + Foyer

3,089

287

2.76

196

108

200

110

2

Victor Horta + Foyer + Wabbes

4,166

387

6.7

276

/

/

/

2

Jules Wabbes

1,076

100

2.6

80

/

80

60

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James Ensor *

592

55

2.71

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/

/

/

No

Pierre Alechinsky *

398

37

2.79

/

/

/

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Paul Delvaux *

172

16

2.76

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Constant Permeke *

172

16

2.76

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No

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, catering service, flip charts, microphone, projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, lcd projector, beamer, video, fast speed internet, wifi, free wifi, photocopy, telephone, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, security service, disabled facilities, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditioning. * Meeting rooms with fixed setup (Ensor: 22-24, Alechinsky: 14, Delvaux: 8, Permeke: 8)

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THE BRUSSELS ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE

THE BRUSSELS ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE CENTRE CENTRE

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

 accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance ■ eco-dynamic company***


Grand Casino Brussels - Viage

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Boulevard Anspach 30 Anspachlaan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 300 01 00 | F: +32 2 300 01 10 event@viage.be • www.viage.be

Hard Rock Cafe Brussels

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Grand Place 12A B-1000 Bruxelles T: +32 2 546 16 60 brussels.sales@hardrock.com www.hardrock.com/cafes/brussels/

GRANDCASINOBRUSSELS

WWW.VIAGE.BE

■ accessible alone or with assistance

HARD ROCK CAFE BRUSSELS

VIAGE

The ultimate location for your business or private event!

Wow your guests with a special event held at the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels. Located on The Grand-Place, considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world, Hard Rock Cafe Brussels blends the city's bohemian feel with an eclectic vibe. Built in an historical 16th century building our cafe is a memorable and energetic venue for small groups and events. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, a wedding, a book launch or a birthday party, we have versatile indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate groups from 10 to 150 guests. No matter what type of event you are planning, we have the expertise to make it work. In addition, we can customize our catering, create drinks packages and provide you with entertainment services or team building activities to complement your unique style and taste. Host a seated dinner for 20 on our mezzanine floor, a buffet dinner in the Gallery for 50, or buy out the entire cafe for a cocktail reception or a themed party of 150 people. Let us cultivate an unforgettable event with state of the art audiovisual equipment, delicious menu options, and exceptional service. We look forward to celebrating with you and your group in the beautiful city of Brussels.

10 - 500 persons VIAGE is THE Entertainment Centre located in the heart of Brussels, next to the Brussels 'Grand Place. This 14 500 m² complex comprises Grand Casino Brussels, the biggest and most prestigious casino in Belgium, a Theatre, a private dining room , as well as several meeting rooms, a bar and a Grill Restaurant. A fantastic location for your fully customized business event ranging from 10 guests up to 500 guests. SERVICES VIAGE wants to fulfill the needs of professional meeting planners. We want to provide an excellent level of services and expertise. CATERING A talented team of culinary professionals brings a uniquely fresh approach to the art of catering and banquets. Our passion for quality and presentation ensures a dining experience that is delicious, distinctive and memorable.

We are an ideal location for: -Corporate events -Product and book launches -Business meetings -Christmas parties -Kids & Teens parties -Birthday parties -Wedding receptions -Anniversary celebrations -Press conferences -Cocktail Receptions -Live music showcases -Staff parties -Hen & stag parties -School & Students parties

venues

ENTERTAINMENT VIAGE theatre is technically sophisticated and can accomplish your production requirements. In VIAGE you guarantee your clients, colleagues and business partners a unique and standout experience! Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Ground Floor 9,688

900

Havana Boulevard

2,422

Private dining room VIAGE Grill Sports Bar

300+

300+

250

225

200

100

1,400

130

80 - 100

50

1,292

120

200

70

753

70

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14

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1.184

110

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50

16

90

64

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Gallery Room

646

60

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40

25

60

42

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Terrace

129

12

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-

-

20

16

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2.691

250

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90

41

180

136

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Exclusive rental

96

Other facilities: Terrace, casino

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Restaurant Viage Grill

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Castle Gravenhof

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

TRAIN WORLD

Alsembergsesteenweg 676 | B-1653 Dworp T: +32 2 380 44 99 info@gravenhof.be www.gravenhof.be

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

Place Princesse Elisabeth 5 Prinses Elisabethplein B-1030 Brussels T: +32 2 224 74 69 b2b@trainworld.be www.trainworld.be

TRAIN WORLD

Castle Gravenhof was built for Baron Le Roy in 1649. The castle has been restored with love and respect, for welcoming you in all its beauty, and spoiling you with culinary delights.

Your event at Train World Are you looking for a special location to host your events? You can rent (a part of) Train World, a surprising and excellently accessible prime location for your events and meetings!

With a wonderful three hectare garden and lake, the country estate is located in Dworp, a typical Brabant village with easy access from the Brussels Ring, exit 20 (Alsemberg - Huizingen), 35 km from the Brussels Airport, 44 km from Charleroi Airport and only 13 km from the center of Brussels. The castle has five banqueting rooms decorated with works of art, a brasserie, a wonderful terrace, parking for 200 cars and 26 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms. Our five multifunctional banqueting rooms are also very well-equipped for meetings, conferences, dinners, company parties and product presentations. Take advantage of our outdoor facilities to create more space for your event and teambuilding. Also smaller groups from eight persons on till 240 are very welcome in a private room with or without any catering. Our experienced staff will be delighted to help you organize your next event. Conference facilities

Whether it’s a conference, a walking or gala dinner a workshop or another business occasion, Train World can adapt to all your organisation’s needs. Train World has different rooms on offer: the great hall of the Schaerbeek station (former locket hall) has the atmosphere of days past, the meeting room “Pays de Waes” is fully equipped to have your presentation in an exceptional setting, invite your guests for a cocktail in the “Bookshop and Hall 1 of the Museum” where you’ll discover the oldest steam locomotive in Europe “Pays de Waes” among other impressive engines. Train World can host between twenty and four hundred fifty guests. Share your wishes with our marketing team: they will make you a customised offer suiting all your needs. Train World guarantees a successful event! To receive an offer, please send us your request at b2b@trainworld.be Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rooms Vivaldi

301

28

4

20

16

30

24

-

Salle des Pas Perdus

Melodie

269

25

4

20

12

30

20

-

Pays de Waes

Crescendo

334

31

4

20

16

30

36

-

Bookshop & Hall 1 of Museum

Symfonie

969

90

4

100

50

100

70

-

Rapsodie

1313

122

4

70

36

70

110

Melodie + Crescendo + Symfonie

1572

146

4

115

Combi Rooms

3186

296

4

160

90

350

240

5,920

550

-

400

-

450

350

No

753

70

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55

25

50

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250

-

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200

-

-

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CASTLE GRAVENHOF

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance


Chalet Robinson

Théâtre du Vaudeville

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

Sentier de l’embarcadère 1 - Bois de la Cambre Steigerpad 1 - Terkamerenbos | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 359 92 40 brussels@chou.be www.chouxdebruxelles.be

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

Galerie de la Reine 13 - 15 Koninginnegalerij | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 359 92 40 brussels@chou.be www.chouxdebruxelles.be ●

■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance

CHALET ROBINSON

THÉÂTRE DU VAUDEVILLE

An event on a mythical island?

Your next event in a timeless place in the heart of Brussels?

In the heart of Brussels hides an unusual place on a legendary island : the Chalet Robinson.

What’s better than a historical monument classified to mark the occasion? The Vaudeville Theater combines authenticity and modernity to engrave your event in the memories.

Want to find yourself in the leafy setting of the Bois de la Cambre, far from the agitation of the city ? Want to discover this Chalet with old-world charm where you will feel at home? Walking dinner, seminar, dinner sitting… All your desires are possible. Don’t wait any more! See you in unknown land!

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Don’t hesitate any more ! Give THE out of the ordinary touch to your event!

Conference facilities

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Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Ground Floor

2,583

240

2.6

80

-

220

120

Total

2,690

250

2

330

-

480

250

-

First Floor

1,722

160

4.5

140

120

200

180

Salle des clés

860

80

2

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-

-

-

Ground Floor + First Floor

4,305

400

-

-

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350

320

Salle des clés + Hall

1292

120

2

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200

-

-

Terrasse

1,400

130

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400

200

Parterre

1,885

175

2

226

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280

210

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430

40

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80

40

Parterre & Scène

-

-

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-

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250

-

Terrasse covered First Floor

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Exhibition facilities

Rooms

Access doors

Rooms

First floor

1,883

175

4.5

-

-

Ground floor

2,152

200

2.6

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-

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2,690

250

2.6

1.4

2.2

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, microphone, plasma screen, projection screen, break-out rooms, parking, cloak room, technical assistance, disabled facilities, security service

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Let yourself be transported by the magic of this place! Cocktail, sitting dinner, walking dinner, fashion show… All this find their place in this legendary venue which preserved its charm of yesteryear.

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Royal Museums of Art and History

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

Art & History Museum

Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

BETWEEN 500 AND 1,000

Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 Jubelpark | B-1000 Brussels Cinquantenaire 10 Jubelpark | B-1000 Brussels T:Parc +32du 2 741 72 00 | F: +32 2 741 72 07 T: +32 2 741 73 48 • www.kmkg-mrah.be info@kmkg-mrah.be events@kmkg-mrah.be www.kmkg-mrah.be

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 Hofberg | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 545 01 30 | F: +32 2 545 01 78 events@kmkg-mrah.be www.kmkg-mrah.be

n accessible alone or with assistance

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSEUM (MIM)

Museums of Arts History canitsoffer muchart–hismore than TheThe Art &Royal History Museum can offerand much more than important torical collections. Art & Historycollections. Museum surrounded by the marvel- of Arts their importantThe art–historical The Royal Museums lous Parc du Cinquantenaire and the Japanese Tower situated in the garand History surrounded by the marvellous Parc du Cinquantenaire, the den of the Royal Palace at Laeken and the Halle Gate (Porte de Hal) in the Chinese and Japanese situated in evenings, the garden of the ancient heartPavilion of Brussels arethe unique venuesTower to organize private receptions, gala dinners, pressand conferences, and other events. It ancient Royal Palace at Laeken the Hallecolloquia Gate (Porte de Hal) in the is also possible to let your enjoy the splendor of the art treasures by heart of Brussels areguests unique venues to organize private evenings, combining the event with a visit of the Museum or an exhibition.

MIM (Musical Instruments Museum) joined the Brussels museum district on the ‘Mont des Arts’ in June 2000, a lovely new setting for this museum founded in 1877, combining Art Nouveau of the former Old England store building by Paul Saintenoy and the neoclassic style of the Guimard building. Exceptional quality is the attribute characterizing the MIM collection of more than 7,000 instruments of all kinds and from all places. 1,200 of them are staged in a lively arrangement, full of surprises.

receptions, gala dinners, press conferences, colloquia and other events. It is also possible to let your guests enjoy the splendor of the art Capacity for receptions : up to 900 guests (i.e. the Cloister, an attractive treasures by combining the event with a visit of the Museum. Capacity for dinners : up to 600 guests (i.e. The Grand Narthex Hall).

On the four floors of exhibits, audio and visual displays intermingle by means of infrared headsets and an interactive sound area.

cloister garden surrounded by a neogothic building containing mediaeval stone sculpture stained glass windows). (i.e. The Grand Narthex Hall with Capacity forand dinners : up to 600 guests

The 200–seat MIM auditorium, on the 8th floor is an ideal host for conferences and lectures. Receptions can be organised in the 10th floor MIM restaurant with a magnificient panorama of Brussels.

some for of conferences the famous:Brussels tapestries). Capacity up to 236 guests. Capacity for receptions : up to 900 guests (i.e. the Cloister, an attractive cloister garden surrounded by a neogothic building containing mediaeval stone sculpture and stained glass windows). Map Europe district Conference & Reception facilities

G5

Capacity for conferences : up to 236 guests (i.e. modern auditorium). Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities Rooms Apamée Hall Antiquity Rooms

Auditorium Apamée Hall & Foyer

Configuration (Nr of people) 12

-

500

500

450

-

MIM-Concert Hall

1,614

150

3

200

200

-

-

-

2,055

191

5.5

-

60

-

-

-

Restaurant +Terrace

3,218

299

3

-

-

100

100

-

5707

236 12

236-

- 500

2055

191

5.5

- 450 -

2610

242.5

7

3078

286

6027

560

10.5

8374

778

18

-

1313

122

5.4

-

900 Access 900 doors 40 -

1463

136

6

-

142

-

40

- -

80 -

Grand Narthex Hall

8,374

Council room

1,313

Petit Narthex

1,463

Cloister

Colonnade

Grand Narthex facilities Hall Exhibition Council room Rooms Petit Narthex Cour Carrée / Patio Rotunda

Rooms

570

Cloister

Auditorium & Foyer

778

122

5

136

18,298 1291

150

100

-

900

900

600

5.4

-

40

-

-

6

-

-

-

18

1,500 120

-

150

236 500

-

236

5

2.8

-

142

-

-

60

236 150 -

-

-

236

-

150

-

400

-

-Other facilities: catering service, flip charts, beamer, closed circuit tv, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, guided tour, -restaurant + terrace, security service, cloak room, lift,

-

-

100

-

300

-

600

-

-

-

-

-

90

-

Other facilities: catering service, restaurant, lift, projection screen, garden, parking, cloak room, guided tourpackage, seminar package, security service

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Cour Carrée

Configuration (Nr of people)

6,135

2,610 6135 242,5 3,078 286

Antiquity

Conference & Reception facilities

18298

1700

-

-

-

Other facilities: catering service, restaurant, lift, projection screen, garden, parking, cloak room, guided tourpackage, seminar package, security service

91

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■ accessible alone or with assistance

ROYAL MUSEUMS OF ART AND HISTORY ART & HISTORY MUSEUM

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

■ accessible alone or with assistance

BETWEEN 100 AND 250


BELvue Museum

Bip, house of the capital region

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Rue Royale 2-4 Koningsstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 549 50 68 d.baekelmans@visit.brussels http://bipforrent.brussels

Place des Palais 7 Paleizenplein 7 B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 500 45 54 events@belvue.be www.belvue.be

■ accessible alone or with assistance

■ accessible alone or with assistance

BELVUE MUSEUM

BIP, HOUSE OF THE CAPITAL REGION

Prestigious spaces in the heart of Brussels!

A royal venue for your events

Opting for BELvue museum as your choice of venue for your events is opting to travel through history. The BELvue museum lets you discover Belgium and its history through seven social themes and a gallery of over 200 “Belgian” objects.. The museum’s magnificent setting is a former 18th century luxury hotel that has been beautifully renovated and is itself steeped in history. It offers the visitors an exceptional view of the royal palace and its gardens.

In the heart of Brussels, at walking distance from the Grand’Place and the Sablon you can find the Bip, the visitor centre of the Brussels– Capital Region. Bip offers a unique and prestigious setting for all your events : cocktails, press conferences, meetings, seminars, dinners… This neoclassical house opens its courtyard, receptions areas and a variety of new meeting rooms, all trendily decorated and appointed with the latest in design furniture and multimedia.

Possibility to combine with a visit of the archaeological site of the Coudenberg, the remains of the palace of Brussels, one of Charles V’s main residences.

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Prestigious or welcoming, our rooms accommodate groups between 10 and 250 people. Whether you are looking for a hushed atmosphere, a quiet work setting or an exceptional reception area, Bip has it all.

Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

venues

Rooms

Rooms 2,153

200

100

60

200

100

-

Atomium

Lounge of the Borgendael wing

732

68

50

25

75

40

-

Belga

Meeting room 1

506

47

45

20

50

30

-

Brel

Meeting room 2

430

40

45

20

50

30

-

Courtyard

Atrium & Gallery

theatre style |

505

47

4

-

-

-

16

-

1,399

130

4

-

-

120

-

-

592

55

4

-

30

-

24

-

8,072

750

-

-

-

500

-

-

506

47

45

20

50

30

-

Delvaux

678

63

2.5

20

12

-

12

Former palace of Brussels (in combination with Atrium)

5,920

550

-

-

200

-

-

Guichets

2,637

245

4

120

-

250

-

-

BELvue museum (night visit) BELvue garden (only in combination with Atrium or Borgendael)

2,153

200

-

-

200

-

-

Horta

322

30

4

-

-

-

12

-

1,615

150

-

-

100

-

-

Meeting room 3

Exhibition facilities

Iris Magritte Spéculoos

Access doors

Zinneke

Rooms Reception room 1

506

47

Reception room 2

430

40

Reception room 3

506

47

344

32

4

-

-

-

6

-

1,076

100

2.5

30

24

-

18

-

290

27

4

-

-

-

10

-

2,368

220

3

120

40

-

36

-

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Guichets

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, catering service, cafeteria, flip chart, microphone, projection screen, beamer, free Wi-Fi, meeting room, terrace, garden, guided tour, disabled facilities, hostesses, cloak room.

accessibility

|

eco labels |

banquet style

Configuration (Nr of people)

92

2,637

245

4

-

-

Other facilities: projection screen, overhead projector, video, plasma screen, microphone, wireless internet, beamer, meeting rooms, security service, disabled facilities, air conditioning, flipcharts


Maison Grand-Place

Mini-Europe Mini-Europe

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Grand Place 19 Grote Markt | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 359 92 40 brussels@chou.be www.chouxdebruxelles.be

Avenue B-1020 Brussels Avenuedu duFootball Football11Voetballaan Voetballaan || B-1020 T:T:+32 F: +32 +32 2 2 478 478 26 +3222474 47413 1313 13|| F: 26 75 75 info@minieurope.eu www.minieurope.eu info@minieurope.eu • www.minieurope.eu

Maison Grand’Place

■ accessible alone or with assistance

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

MINI–EUROPE MINI–EUROPE

Your event on the most beautiful place of the world?

Mini–Europe, thethe most beautiful miniature parkpark in Europe that that givesgives a Mini–Europe, most beautiful miniature in Europe european dimension to your event is situated right next to the famous a european dimensionyou to can yourfind event is situated right next totothe Atomium. In Mini–Europe monuments recreated down the famousdetail Atomium. In Mini–Europe smallest on a scale of 1 / 25th. you can find monuments recreated

Want to impress guests and colleagues? Want to organize an event like no other? Then the « Maison Grand-Place » is made for you. Cocktail, private party or a dinner sitting, this historical place overhanging the GrandPlace will answer all your desires. Let yourself be tempted by the lively atmosphere in the heart of Brussels as we like it.

to the surrounding smallest detail a scale of 1and / 25parking . Indown this unique withon easy access facilities we can you 100 surrounding % exclusivity in 3 different roomsand withparking view on the park. In offer this unique with easy access facilities In total we can welcome up to 650 persons,if you wish to organise an event we can offer you 100 % exclusivity in 3 different rooms with view on for more guests we also have possibilities to provide extra tents. th

the park. In total we can welcome up to 650 persons,if you wish to

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside Brussels region | ★ Brussels Special Venues

accessible alone withassistance assistance n■ accessible alone oror with

MAISON GRAND–PLACE

In the evening the park can be illuminated by a thousand and one lights organise an event more an guests we also have possibilities to provide with the possibility to for organise exclusive laser show.

extra tents.

We also offer an outstanding catering service (not obliged) adapted to In the evening the park can be illuminated by a thousand and one your budget !

your budget !

Conference facilities

Map Brussels Region & Around Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

p. 54

Mini–Europe can host cocktail parties,staff parties,family days, seminars, product presentations,… Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities Rooms

Rooms First floor

1,399

130

2.4

160

-

150

130

-

Ground Floor

1,722

160

3.5

120

-

250

150

-

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Covered terrace

Configuration (Nr of people) 2,152

200

3

-

-

250

200

-

2,690

250

2.5

-

-

350

250

-

Covered terraceDelors Salle Jacques

1,0762152 100

200 2.5

3100

-70

120

250 100

200 -

Restaurant Spirit of Europe

4,3052690 400

250 3

2.5 -

--

200

350 -

250 -

Rooms Restaurant

Salle Jacques Delors

1076

100

2.5

100

70

120

100

Spirit of Europe terrace, guided tour, Wi-Fi

4305

400

3

-

-

200

-

Other facilities: cafetaria, catering service, restaurant, flip charts, beamer, closed circuit tv, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen,

Rooms First floor

1,399

130

2.4

-

-

Ground Floor

1,722

160

3.5

-

-

Other facilities: cafetaria, catering service, restaurant, flip charts, beamer, closed circuit tv, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, terrace, guided tour, wifi

93

-

-

-

venues

lights withcan thehost possibility organise an exclusive days, laserseminars, show. Mini–Europe cocktailto parties,staff parties,family product presentations,… We also offer an outstanding catering service (not obliged) adapted to


The Auditorium The International International Auditorium

BETWEEN 250 AND 500

BETWEEN 100 AND 250

Bld B-1210 Brussels Brussels Bld du du Roi Roi Albert Albert IIII 55 Koning KoningAlbert AlbertII-laan II-laan || B-1210 T: +3222224 22402 0299 99 T: +32 +32 2 2 224 224 02 02 54 54 || F:F:+32 reservations@theinternationalauditorium.be reservations@theinternationalauditorium.be www.theinternationalauditorium.be www.theinternationalauditorium.be ■ accessible alone or with assistance

THE INTERNATIONAL AUDITORIUM THE INTERNATIONAL AUDITORIUM

The International Auditorium conference centre is located in the heart of The International Auditorium conference centre is located in the heart Brussels, within walking distance of the Place Rogier metro station, the of du Brussels, within walking ofManhattan the Place Rogier metro station, Gare Nord railway station anddistance Rogier and car parks.

the Gare du Nord railway station and Rogier and Manhattan car parks.

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The theatre style air–conditioned Auditorium provides seating for 200 andThe is equipped with 11 built–in translation booths and an LCD projector. theatre style air–conditioned Auditorium provides seating for Five meetingisrooms, one of which is equipped with 6 built–in 200 and equipped with 11 built–in translation boothstranslation and an booths, offer natural daylight and seats for up to 72 persons. The lobby LCD projector. Five meeting rooms, one of which is equipped with and restaurant complete the picture and make the International Audito6 built–in translation booths, offer natural daylight and seats for up to rium conference centre a highly appreciated seminar and meeting venue.

F L A H E IC R P THE

72 persons. The lobby and restaurant complete the picture and make the International Auditorium conference centre a highly appreciated seminar and meeting venue.

Map Rogier district Conference facilities

E6

venues

300

6

200

200

-

-

11

1,506

140

3.5

-

72

-

-

6

Auditorium Salle C

753 3229 70

3003.5

6-

200 31

200 -

--

- -

11

SalleBD Salle

602 1506 56

1403.5

3.5-

25 -

72

--

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6

SalleCE Salle

699

753 65

703.5

3.534

22 -

31

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215

602 20

563.5

3.5-

-8

25

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3.5-

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300 22

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215

20

3.5

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8

-

-

-

2798

260

5

-

-

300

-

-

theatre style

Lobby Salle E

|

Configuration (Nr of people) 3,229

Rooms Salle B

Salle F

Exhibition facilities

Lobby

2,798 699 260

Access doors

Rooms

Exhibition facilities Lobby

2,798

260

5

1.5

-

Access doors 2.5

Other facilities: rcafetaria, catering service, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, video conference, translation Rooms cabins, microphone, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, camdoc projection, fax, photocopy, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, air Lobby 2798 260 5 1.5 conditioning, cloak room, technical assistance, security service

2.5

Other facilities: cafetaria, catering service, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, video conference, translation cabins, microphone, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, camdoc projection, fax, photocopy, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, air conditioning, cloak room, technical assistance, security service

eco labels |

banquet style

AS NIC

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities Rooms Auditorium

TWICEE

IONS • THEATRE • NIGHTLIFE •

CINEMA

|

CONCERTS • SHOWS • EXHIBIT

accessibility

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Brussels has a wide variety of accommodation solutions for international travellers, from the latest modern design concept hotels, to established, big brand, international hotels. These hotels, with an exceptional variety of venues in their direct vicinity, allow events to be unique.

dense public transport network it is easy to travel

between any hotel and your chosen conference venue

Brussels is positioning itself as an ideal

conference destination with competitive accommodation rates when compared to other major European convention cities

Conference hotels offering a world of possibilities under one roof, including facilities for meetings ofup to 800 delegates, plenary sessions, in combination with numerous satellite rooms, exhibition areas and on-site catering facilities

The proximity of Brussels

International Airport

(only 12km away), and the presence of the Brussels Midi international train station – Thalys, Eurostar, ICE - provide attendees with easy access from any city to Brussels

© Lutz Vorderwuelbecke

Thanks to Brussels’

Easy Access

High quality hotel infrastructure with over 20,000 budget, boutique and luxury hotel rooms!

Numerous hotels are undertaking a sustainable approach (economic, social and environmental) and are officially recognised through official ecolabels and recognitions (the Green Key label, the Ecodynamic Enterprise label, the EU EMAS, ISO 14001 and ISO 20121). Brussels' eco-hotels are indicated in the following pages. For more information about these labels, please see the Sustainable Events section

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BIKE-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION Cycle tourism is a steadily growing sector in Europe and responds to an actual demand and trend in the market. More and more establishments offer a service for cycle tourists and thus create a network of “bikefriendly” accommodation in Brussels. visit.brussels promotes accommodation with certain services and facilities that cater for

A label of recognition from visit.brussels In collaboration with Pro Velo, visit.brussels carried out an accommodation questionnaire to find out whether whether Brussels' accommodation was suitable for cyclists and could satisfy customers who wanted to discover Brussels by bike. Several criteria were assessed, such as whether or not establishments:

hotels

are located near to regional cycle routes (ICR), a Villo! station…

allow guests to fill up their water bottles

have bicycle parking facilities or a secure bicycle room

offer a fresh and vitamin-rich breakfast

have a terminal for charging electric bicycles

provide repair tools (pumps, screwdrivers, patches...)

promote Brussels' bicycle tourism offer (bicycle map, guided bicycle tours…)

the needs of cyclists and clients.

LES CLEFS D’OR®

www.clefsdor.be

Les Clefs d’Or ® (translated as The Golden Keys) is

“The Kingdom of Belgium is waiting for you! WE are waiting for you!

a professional association of hotel concierges, with

Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges… Our vibrant cities are worth a

approximately 4,000 members working in over 80 countries

visit! Experience our famous and genuine "living together" spirit, the

and 530 destinations, in literally every corner of the globe..

legendary kindness of the Belgian people, our creativity. Belgium's

Easily identified by the golden crossed keys on their lapels,

23 Clefs d'Or concierges will give you the keys to our country, even

these members are an elite fraternity, globally connected,

the most secret ones.

committed to professional development, and driven to setting

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The ONE-STOP-SHOP for accommodation in Brussels. A FREE service, A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP between the Brussels Hotels Association (BHA), visit.brussels and Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (BECI). listen to your needs for accommodation; analyse your accommodation needs, based on possible available statistics and your feedback; search for available solutions among officially recognised properties; present real availabilities, at real available rates at the time of your event;

liaise with the properties, informing the selected establishments of your needs and expectations;

hotels

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Rue Royale 2-4 Koningsstraat T. +32 21000 552Brussel 00 05 Bruxelles T.E.+32 2 552 00 05 info@bookingdesk.brussels E. info@bookingdesk.brussels www.bookingdesk.brussels www.bookingdesk.brussels

confirm the various establishments with, where possible, ‘flat’ (uniform) conditions; create an online room reservation platform, with the look and feel of your event website, in a secured (https://) environment, with instant 24/7 online confirmations for each and every attendee;

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assist delegates. Our multilingual team supports and advises your attendees where needed;

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850

1050

Genval

www.martinshotels.com

Steigenberger Wiltcher's

267

13

528

600

Upper Town-Louise District

www.wiltchers.com

105

262

12

350

450

Grand-Place district

www.metropolehotel.com

103

380

11

400

400

Airport/NATO District

www.tanglabrussels.com

125

9

250

300

Europe district

www.thonhotels.com/stanhope

107

6

192

270

Upper Town-Louise District

www.le-chatelain.com

Tangla Hotel Brussels

  theatre-style seating

WEB SITE

Martin’s Chateau Du Lac & Manoir

Hotel Metropole Brussels ✔

Stanhope Hotel Brussels By Thon Hotels

Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

Sofitel Brussels Europe

149

12

180

225

Europe district

www.sofitel-brussels-europe.com

104

Warwick Brussels

267

14

300

200

Grand-Place district

www.warwickhotels.com/brussels

105

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

169

6

100

170

Upper Town-Louise District

www.sofitel-brussels-le-louise.com

104

173

5

120

120

Grand-Place district

www.roccofortehotels.com/hotel-amigo

103

63

5

33

40

Woluwe

www.eurostarshotels.com

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

Hotel Amigo Brussels

Eurostars Montgomery

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Midi district

hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com www.hotelhubert.be

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_

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Grand-Place district

80

1

25

_

Upper Town-Louise District

www.izanhoteles.es/en

Novotel Brussels Off Grand Place Hotel

140

_

_

_

Grand-Place district

www.novotel.com

Novotel Brussels Centre Midi Station Hotel

93

_

-

-

Midi district

www.novotel.com

Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel ❖

294

20

500

750

Airport/NATO District

www.sheratonbrusselsairport.com

Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace

354

18

550

700

North district

www.crowneplaza.com/brusselsbel

106

Le Plaza Brussels

107

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels ❖

Holiday Inn Brussels Airport ❖

Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

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Hotel Izan Avenue Louise

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Parker Hotel Brussels Airport ❖

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport ❖

Pullman Brussels Centre Midi Hotel

The Hotel Brussels

NH Brussels Bloom

Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie

Thon Hotel EU

Van Der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport ❖

190

11

450

700

Grand-Place district

www.leplaza-brussels.be

264

37

570

600

Genval

www.dolcelahulpe.com

310

15

250

500

Airport/NATO District

www.skoj.be

221

6

240

460

Grand-Place district

www.marriottbrussels.com

282

18

300

420

Grand-Place district

www.radissonblu.com/en/royalhotel-brussels

125

10

450

405

Airport/NATO District

www.parkerhotelbrusselsairport.com

454

13

250

400

North district

www.thonhotels.com/brusselscitycentre

315

17

200

350

Airport/NATO District

www.crowneplaza.com/cpbrusselsarpt

237

20

300

340

Midi district

www.pullmanhotels.com/7431

421

12

350

340

Upper Town-Louise District

www.thehotel-brussels.be"

305

12

300

300

North district

www.nh-hotels.com

262

10

200

300

Europe district

www.renaissancebrussels.com

142

9

300

300

Upper Town-Louise District

www.thonhotels.com/bristolstephanie

405

7

240

300

Europe district

www.thonhotels.com/eu

284

14

200

300

Airport/NATO District

www.hotelbrusselsairport.com

100

108

109


The President Hotel Brussels

296

16

400

270

North district

www.presidentbrusselshotel.be

Courtyard by Marriott Brussels

191

10

180

260

Evere

www.courtyardbrussels.com

224

17

130

200

Grand-Place district

www.brusselsgrandplace.hilton.com

65

8

110

180

Grand-Place district

www.nh-hotels.com

Hilton Brussels Grand-Place

NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe

Pentahotel Brussels City Centre

202

9

112

160

Upper Town-Louise District

www.pentahotels.com

NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon

192

11

120

150

Grand-Place district

www.nh-hotels.com

NH Brussels EU Berlaymont

214

7

120

140

Europe district

www.nh-hotels.com

Martin's Brussels EU

Novotel Brussels City Centre Hotel

Ramada Brussels Woluwe

The Dominican Brussels

Leopold Hotel Brussels EU

Mercure Brussels Centre Midi

First Euroflat Hotel

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NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg

Hotel Barsey by Warwick

Progress Hotel

www.martinshotels.com

Grand-Place district

www.novotel.com

161

4

150

120

Woluwe

www.ramadabrusselswoluwe.be

150

3

120

120

Grand-Place district

www.thedominican.be

107

8

200

100

Europe district

www.hotel-leopold.be

72

3

50

100

Midi district

www.mercure.com

133

2

_

80

Europe district

www.firsteuroflathotel.be

2

80

80

Grand-Place district

www.nh-hotels.com

148

7

60

80

Upper Town-Upper Town-Louise District

www.Qbichotels.com

150

3

40

74

Europe district

99

3

80

70

Upper Town-Louise District

warwickhotels.com/barsey/

234

7

140

70

Airport/NATO District

www.nh-hotels.com

246

1

100

70

Upper Town-Louise District

www.nh-hotels.com

57

6

120

66

North district

www.progresshotel.be

3

120

60

North district

www.hotel-le-dome.be

241

6

130

60

North district

www.nh-hotels.com

284

2

140

56

North district

www.brussels-city.hilton.com

141

4

100

50

Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

www.gresham-hotels-brussels.com

68

2

30

50

Europe district

www.new-hotel.be

NH Collection Brussels Centre Hotel Indigo Brussels City Centre Gresham Belson Hotel Brussels Newhotel Charlemagne

Pillows City Hotel Brussels Centre

Radisson RED Brussels

Le Dixseptième

The Augustin

Europe district

120

125

Hôtel Le Dôme

Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

120

120

155

NH Brussels Louise

54

11

NH Brussels Airport ❖

6

217

Qbic Hotel Brussels Courtyard by Marriott Brussels EU

100

70

2

70

50

Grand-Place district

www.pillowshotels.com/brussels/

149

3

30

35

Europe district

www.radissonred.com/brussels www.ledixseptieme.be

37

3

20

30

Grand-Place district

43

2

80

24

Midi district

www.pillowshotels.com/brussels/

47

1

20

20

Grand-Place district

www.theaugustin.com

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✔ ✔

Motel One Brussels

490

_

-

Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre

310

11

715

Au Repos des Chasseurs

 rooms  |  Bike-friendly  |    eco labels  | 

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184

184

-

-

Grand-Place district

ibis.accorhotels.com

-

150

_

-

-

North district

www.meininger-hotels.com

-

-

Grand-Place district

www.motel-one.com

-

560

Grand-Place district

www.hotelbedford.be

110

11

6

150

180

Boitsfort/Bosvoorde

www.repos-des-chasseurs.com

-

140

1

70

150

Anderlecht

www.hotelvanbelle.be

-

Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport ❖

162

9

50

140

Airport/NATO District

www.parkinn.com/hotel-brussels-airport

111

Park Inn By Radisson Brussels Midi

142

7

98

136

Midi district

www.parkinn.com/hotel-brussels

111 110

Mercure Brussels Airport ❖

120

5

120

120

Airport/NATO District

www.mercure.com

Marivaux Hotel Congress and Seminar Center

136

9

175

115

North district

www.hotelmarivaux.be

-

26

5

240

110

Dworp

www.gravenhof.be

-

Novotel Brussels Airport Hotel ❖

209

11

80

110

Airport/NATO District

www.novotel.com

-

ibis Brussels City Centre Hotel

236

2

-

85

Grand-Place district

ibis.accorhotels.com

-

Aqua Hotel Brussels

97

1

30

80

Ixelles/Elsene

www.aqua-hotel-brussels.com

-

Hotel Belvue Brussels

29

2

79

79

Midi District

https://belvuehotel.com

-

Castle Gravenhof ❖

Thon Hotel Brussels Airport ❖

100

2

40

70

Airport/NATO District

www.thonhotels.com/brusselsairport

-

Hôtel des Colonies

97

6

120

66

North district

www.hotel-des-colonies.com

-

Hotel Siru

101

6

120

66

North district

www.hotelsiru.com

-

Chambord Hotel

64

2

-

65

Upper Town-Louise District

www.hotel-chambord.be

-

ibis Brussels Erasmus

81

2

17

65

Anderlecht

ibis.accorhotels.com

-

Best Western Hotel Royal Centre

73

1

-

50

North district

www.royalcentre.be

-

Floris Arlequin Grand-Place

92

1

90

45

Grand-Place district

www.florishotelarlequin.be

Hotel du Congrès

72

2

30

45

North district

www.hotelducongres.be

-

2

_

40

Europe district

www.aloftbrussels.be

-

225

2

_

32

St-Gilles/St-Gillis

ibis.accorhotels.com

-

87

1

-

12

Airport/NATO District

www.pentahotels.com

-

71

1

40

Upper Town-Louise District

www.hotelbrusselsbelgium.com

-

ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi Hotel pentahotel Brussel Airport ❖ Hotel Brussels

109

150

Aloft Brussels Schuman

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this document was correct at the time of writing. Please contact the venues directly to confirm all information is still valid and to make your booking.

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  theatre-style seating

Hotel Van Belle

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Hotel Amigo Brussels



Rue de l’Amigo 1-3 Vruntstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 547 47 47 | F: +32 2 513 52 77 events.amigo@roccofortehotels.com www.roccofortehotels.com/hotel-amigo

Hotel Metropole Brussels



Place De Brouckère 31 De Brouckèreplein | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 217 23 00 | F: +32 2 218 02 20 event.mgr@metropolehotel.be www.metropolehotel.com ●

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■** eco-dynamic company

HOTEL AMIGO, BRUSSELS

HOTEL METROPOLE BRUSSELS

Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel, is located around 56 steps from the magnificent Grand Place and close to the Dansaert shopping street and the European Parliament, offering guests unparalleled service and style. The 173 rooms and suites are individual in style and feature surrealist prints by René Magritte, figurines of Tintin and views of the neighbouring historic buildings - the Town Hall, churches and spires of the city. The Bar Amigo, with its broad selection of cocktails and its music evenings, is ideal for every occasion and a lively place. The award-winning Ristorante BoCConi is dedicated to sumptuous Italian cuisine. Simple yet sophisticated, the authentic menu is created by celebrated Italian Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Hotel Amigo provides the perfect venue for hosting events for up to 250 guests. From gala receptions to intimate family celebrations, guests can enjoy menus created by the Chefs at BoCConi, in one of the six well-appointed meeting rooms, ballroom or the Royal Suite. Hotel Amigo, which is 20 minutes drive from the Brussels International Airport, 500 meters walk from the Central Station and 10 minutes drive from the Midi Train Station (Thalys/Eurostar), benefits from a strategic location in the heart of the European Capital. Hotel Amigo is a place where history is mixed with contemporary charm, just like Brussels. It’s a place where service is understated and warm, they remain true to their name.

Since its opening in 1895 and with its ideal location in the beating heart of Europe’s capital, Hotel Metropole Brussels is a jewel in itself, surrounded by bars and restaurants and enveloped by Brussels’ historical heritage. When entering the majestic lobby with its original chandeliers, grand wooden reception desk and antique leather sofas, the rich experience commences. At Hotel Metropole Brussels, guests feel history come to life, with the essence of today’s contemporary hospitality.

Conference facilities

Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rotonde

603

56

4

-

-

65

40

-

Excelsior + Ambassadeur

4,994.45

464

4.21

400

241

450

380

Horta

826

76.7

2.4

45

34

45

40

-

Excelsior

3,422.92

318

4.21

300

183

270

250

-

2,421

225

4

120

100

200

120

-

Ambassadeur

1,585.52

147.3

4.21

125

78

180

120

-

Ambassador A+B

-

Hergé A+B

579

53.8

2.2

26

24

30

32

-

Rubinstein

1,264.75

117.5

6.55

70

48

150

90

-

Van de Velde

554

51.4

2.2

30

-

25

20

-

L’Alban Chambon

1,668.4

155

5.5

120

66

150

90

-

Brel

264

24.4

2.5

-

-

-

8

Bar «Le 31»

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms Rotonde Ambassador A+B

602

56

4

2,421

225

4

2.25

4

Other facilities: 24-hour room service, complimentary shoe shine, full concierge service, instant message delivery, twice daily servicing, valet parking, valeting and pressing service upon request, cable tv, high-speed internet access, projection, projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, plasma screen, printers, lcd projector, beamer, flip charts, seminar packages, technical assistance, security service, conference packages, cloak room

1,728.68

160.6

5.98

-

-

150

-

-

Einstein

567.25

52.7

4.28

30

21

40

25

-

Marie-Curie

409.02

38

4.19

24

18

30

18

-

Langevin

894.48

83.1

4.43

60

42

80

60

-

Bourgmestres

888.02

82.5

4.27

60

42

80

60

-

Caruso

330.45

30.7

2.95

-

-

-

10

-

Jean-Marais

329.37

30.6

2.97

-

-

-

10

-

2,152.78

200

2.86

-

-

300

170

-

706.11

65.6

2.86

45

30

80

44

-

Le Jardin Indien Le Jardin Indien Private Corner

Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, microphone, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, fax, photocopy, satellite tv, break-out rooms, electronic key, meeting rooms, in-room safe, terrace, fitness room, air conditioning, parking, conference package, seminar package, technical assistance, voicemail box

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hotels

Configuration (Nr of people)

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Conference facilities

Hotel Metropole Brussels features 251 comfortable accommodations which benefit from a complimentary mini bar and wifi, 11 newly renovated function rooms for up to 400 guests, a fitness room and our mythical Café Metropole where our Executive Chef offers a creative and delightful Belgian cuisine in an Art Nouveau atmosphere. One can choose to sit outside on our heated terrace open all year long while enjoying Brussels’s hustle and bustle.


Sofitel Brussels Europe



Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

Place Jourdan 1 Jourdanplein | B-1040 Brussels T: +32 2 235 51 00 | F: +32 2 235 51 01 H5282-SB@sofitel.com www.sofitel-brussels-europe.com



Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40 Guldenvlieslaan | B-1050 Brussels T: +32 2 549 61 24 | F: +32 2 514 57 44 H1071@sofitel.com www.sofitel-brussels-le-louise.com 

B r u s s e ls E u r o p e

Bru s s el s Le Lo u i s e

■ accessible alone or with assistance

SOFITEL BRUSSELS EUROPE

SOFITEL BRUSSELS LE LOUISE

Discover the metamorphosis of the hotel after the refurbishment of the meeting rooms, lobby, bar and restaurant led now by famous Top Chef Jean-Philippe Watteyne. Sofitel Brussels Europe is a 5* hotel, ideally located on the lively Place Jourdan, only 10 minutes away from the Grand Place by car and 500 meters from the European Parliament. Whether you are coming for leisure or for business purposes, we have the ultimate venue to offer you. The hotel features 149 contemporary and stylish guestrooms, including 6 Junior Suites, 5 Prestige Suites and a fabulous Opera Suite with a magnifique view on the European Parliament. Each guestroom offers a perfect blend of light-filled space and natural materials, bathrooms with a rain shower system and a host of cutting edge features.

Welcome to the brilliant universe of Sofitel Brussels Le Louise. Discover the charm and allure of the timeless décor created by the artist Antoine Pinto, a captivating blend of dazzling colors and fine materials. Sofitel Brussels Le Louise invites you to live a unique experience in resolutely singular and atypical spaces. Ideally located just off the prestigious Avenue Louise, the hotel is a stone’s throw from the city’s finest luxury boutiques and a short walk from the historic city center. Located just one kilometer from the Gare du Midi train station and about fifteen kilometers from Brussels Airport, the hotel can be reached easily. Sofitel Brussels Le Louise offers 169 guest rooms and suites that have been recently renovated to offer the best comfort and a truly unforgettable hospitality experience. In addition to delightful guest rooms, the hotel features a brand new bar and restaurant open on an amazing terrace. Truly pleasant and enchanting, this is the ideal place to unwind as soon as the first rays of sunshine illuminate the city. A place out of time, where one can organize receptions, cocktails, dinners or just come to enjoy a relaxing moment during the weekend, with the sound of the regular musical animations. On top of that, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise offers exquisite settings for professional and private events. Meeting and reception areas benefit from natural light and include surrealist spaces inspired by René Magritte. The savvy mix of fantasy and reality will inject any event with energy and creativity. Allow our skillful event planning team to help you creating custom-design events and tailor packages, to turn your event into a beautiful success.

Discover as well the 12 recently renovated meeting rooms, with a capacity of up to 225 attendees, all with natural daylight and provided with high-speed and broadband Internet access. The meeting rooms are all located on the same floor below the atrium. Our state-of-the-art audio/visual conferencing equipment and our InspiredMeetingsTM Concierge concept guarantee tailor-made events. Enjoy an extensive selection of beverages and a wide assortment of unique Belgian beers. Savor inspired seasonal dishes, a gourmet tribute to the nearby sunday farmers’ market highlighting selected local products. For a relaxing moment, you can work out in our fitness centre SO FIT, fully equipped with ‘Technogym’ machines, or indulge yourself in our Hammam. Just inside the hotel lobby, you will find our in-house Neuhaus boutique, providing you with Belgium’s nest chocolates. A private parking is available.

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Looking for an amazing Belgian Restaurant? The 1040 is the place to be! In a bright and modern decor, Top Chef Jean-Philippe Watteyne and Mattéo Vannini (know from the San Pellegrino Young Chef Benelux finals) will surprise you with their reimagined Belgian classic dishes with a beautiful twist.

Conference facilities

banquet style | reception | school style

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Terrace

3.229

300

-

-

-

300

-

Yes

Rose

1.722

160

2,5

80

-

250

100

Yes

Colombe

861

80

2,5

80

40

60

40

Yes

Paul Henri Spaak I

861

80

2.6

70

48

70

50

Yes

Jungle

861

80

2,5

70

40

60

40

Yes

Paul Henri Spaak II

861

80

2.6

70

48

70

50

Yes

Elephant

861

80

2,5

80

40

60

40

Yes

Paul Henri Spaak III

861

80

2.6

70

48

70

50

Yes

Metamorphose

1.722

160

2,5

170

80

150

88

Yes

Paul Henri Spaak I+II+III

2,583

240

2.6

225

180

250

180

Yes

VIP Corner

699

65

2,5

50

24

50

30

Yes

Schuman

1,980

184

3.28

-

-

90

91

Yes

Toison d’Or

484

45

2,5

20

-

30

18

Yes

Jean Rey I

279

26

2.6

24

-

15

10

Yes

Jean Rey II

279

26

2.6

24

-

15

10

Yes

Jean Rey I+II

559

52

2.6

50

24

40

30

Yes

Franco Maria Malfatti

581

54

2.6

50

24

40

30

Yes

Roy Jenkins I

279

26

2.6

24

-

15

10

Yes

Roy Jenkins II

279

26

2.6

24

-

15

10

Yes

Roy Jenkins I+II

559

52

2.6

50

24

40

30

Yes

Sicco Mansholt

387

36

2.6

30

21

30

30

Yes

Jourdan Lounge

409

38

2.6

-

-

25

10

Yes

Jacques Delors

409

38

2.6

24

18

20

16

Yes

1,237

115

2.6

-

-

-

24

Yes

Konrad Adenauer

Exhibition facilities

Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, beamer, LCD projector, wireless internet, printers, microphone, plasma screen, closed circuit TV, video, overhead projector, projection screen, IP phone, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable TV.

Access doors

Rooms Foyer Europe

theatre style |

Conference facilities

2,152

200

2.6

1.38

2.10

Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, LCD projector, wireless internet, printers, live streaming, video conference, telephone conference, microphone, plasma screen, closed circuit TV, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, hammam and fitness area, library

104


Steigenberger Wiltcher’s



Warwick Brussels



Rue Duquesnoy 5 Duquesnoystraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 505 55 55 info.warwickbrussels@warwickhotels.com www.warwickhotels.com/warwick-brussels

Avenue Louise 71 Louizalaan | B-1050 Brussels T: +32 2 542 48 80 | F: +32 2 542 42 00 meetings.brussels@steigenberger.com www.wiltchers.com

WARWICK BRUSSELS

The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s embodies a classical yet chic and elegant image that distinguishes it from any other hotel in Brussels.

A luxury hotel in the heart of Brussels, the Warwick Brussels has become the premier hotel amongst refined visitors. By blending classic charm with luxury amenities that are expected from Warwick Hotels & Resorts, guests are treated to the feel of Old World elegance with the added convenience of modern accommodations.

A good place to start: one of the 267 guestrooms - the most spacious of the city - that exudes a sense of calm and serenity. Each of our newly renovated event spaces offers a personality on its own, while providing contemporary and modern features.

The Grand Place, The Square Convention Centre and Manneken Pis are all but a stone’s throw from the hotel’s doorstep, putting guests in the centre of Belgium’s awe-inspiring architecture and welcoming culture. Whether meeting for important business gatherings or a sumptuous Belgian weekend, it’s all here.

Let our dedicated team of conference planners make your vision a reality. The Wiltcher’s benefits from a strategic location: • 20 minutes walk from the Grand Place • 20 minutes drive away from Brussels International Airport Zaventem • 5 minutes drive away from the Gare du Midi (Eurostar / Thalys terminal) • 10 minutes drive away from EU district

Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rooms Antichambre

Configuration (Nr of people)

205

19

3

8

-

10

10

Ballroom

5,941

552

3.7

600

350

600

528

Ballroom A

1,582

147

3.7

150

72

150

132

Ballroom B

2,777

258

3.7

250

150

250

240

Ballroom C

Suite Grand Place

4,305

400

2.6

-

-

120

-

Westminster A

1,356

126

2.6

100

70

150

80

-

Westminster B

850

79

2.6

85

70

100

40

-

Salon Grand Place

775

72

2.6

-

-

150

110

-

1,582

147

3.7

150

72

150

132

-

Duquesnoy A

775

72

2.4

50

40

50

50

Bellevue

775

72

2.7

70

50

75

60

-

Duquesnoy B

775

72

2.4

50

40

50

50

Bellevue A

387

36

2.7

35

18

35

24

-

Warwick

517

48

2.8

35

24

45

32

Bellevue B

387

36

2.7

35

18

35

24

-

Horta

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Belvédère

775

72

2.7

70

50

75

60

-

Ensor

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Belvédère A

387

36

2.7

35

18

35

24

-

Sax

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

Belvédère B

387

36

2.7

35

18

35

24

-

Meunier

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Boudoir

172

16

3

8

-

10

8

-

Mercator

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Empire

700

65

3

50

45

60

48

-

Rubens

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Hermitage

398

37

2.7

-

-

-

12

-

Vesale

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

Honneur

570

53

3

30

24

50

36

-

Printemps

215

20

2.4

18

12

15

-

1,023

95

3

80

30

130

96

-

378

35

2,7

30

-

-

18

-

Foyer Diamant

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, lobby lounge, catering service, meeting rooms, cable tv, high speed internet, photocopy, fax, projection screen, slide projector, video, telephone conference, printers, wireless internet, beamer, flipcharts, terrace, complimentary fitness, in-room safe, electronic key, security service, disabled facilities, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, hostesses, parking with direct access to the hotel, air conditioning.

Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, slide projector, beamer, wifi, free wifi, printers, IP phone, cable tv, break-out room, meeting rooms, terrace, fitness centre, sauna, in-room safe, electronic key, voice mail box, security service, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditionning.

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STEIGENBERGER WILTCHER’S

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ green globe | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside brussels region

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key


Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace



Hilton Brussels Grand-Place

Rue Gineste 3 Ginestestraat | B-1210 Brussels T: +32 2 203 62 00 | F: +32 2 203 55 55 info@cpbxl.be www.crowneplaza.com/brusselsbel



Carrefour de l’Europe 3 Europakruispunt | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 548 42 11 | F: +32 2 548 47 35 events.brusselsgrandplace@hilton.com www.brusselsgrandplace.hilton.com

BRUSSELS - LE PALACE

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ Green Key | ■** eco-dynamic company

 accessible alone or with assistance |  green key certified |  green engaged (property durable system)

CROWNE PLAZA BRUSSELS – LE PALACE

HILTON BRUSSELS GRAND PLACE

With a total of 354 rooms and 18 meeting rooms the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace is a reputable and well known Conference hotel in Brussels.

With its prime location right at the heart of the historic city centre, ideally set between Grand Place and The Square Meeting and Convention Centre, Hilton Brussels Grand Place is the perfect choice for your group or event up to 200 delegates.

Dating back to 1908 and renovated in Art Nouveau style, the hotel is ideally situated : just a short walk from the Grand Place, from the main shopping street, and close to Brussels main train stations. As metro and public transports are accessible in front of the hotel, the major business districts, exhibition centres, and EU Institutions are at easy reach.

• Prime location next to Central Station with direct train access to Brussels airport in 15 minutes and 3-minute walk to The Square Brussels Meeting Centre • 224 rooms and suites • 17 meeting rooms, recently renovated, including two impressive lightfilled ballrooms for up to 200 delegates in theater style with possibility to privatize a whole floor, including the use of a separate entrance

With meeting rooms that have natural daylight and state of the art facilities (integrated screen & projector, sound system, free Wi-Fi) the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace welcomes events and conferences organised by the EU Commission, Government and major companies active in the pharmaceutical, law, banking or audit industries.

• On-site catering facilities for a delicious and inventive cuisine • Executive Lounge (snacks and drinks all day long for Guests staying in Executive Rooms and Suites) • Restaurant, bar and private dining possibilities • Public underground parking with direct access to the hotel • Other facilities : Fitness (open 24/7)

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities

6,781

630

4

700

426

600

550

on demand

Meeting room 1

807

76

3.1

50

18

60

40

-

Vision + Clarity

3,444

320

3.4

250

250

250

-

on demand

Meeting room 2

850

79

3.1

70

40

60

50

-

Vision

2,120

197

3.4

220

180

200

-

on demand

Meeting room 3

409

38

3.1

20

-

15

12

-

Klimt

2,034

189

4.5

210

174

190

150

on demand

Meeting room 4

409

38

3.2

-

-

-

12

-

Serenity

1,001

93

3

90

54

80

50

on demand

Meeting room 5

430

40

3.2

-

-

-

-12

-

Clarity

1,001

93

3.4

104

72

100

-

on demand

Meeting room 6

344

32

3.2

-

-

-

-

-

Infinity

1,248

116

3.5

69

42

80

50

on demand

Meeting room 7

667

62

3.8

-

-

-

-

-

785

73

3

75

49

70

-

on demand

Meeting room 8

1,528

142

3.8

120

84

120

66

-

1,377

128

3

114

75

100

-

on demand

Ballroom 7+8

2,196

204

3.8

200

120

200

120

-

Exploration

796

74

3

68

50

55

-

on demand

Ballroom 9+10

1,980

184

3.8

180

100

160

100

-

Creativity

581

54

3

60

30

35

-

on demand

Meeting room 11

312

29

2.6

9

9

-

-

-

Innovation

602

56

3

56

25

40

-

on demand

Meeting room 12

323

30

2.6

9

9

-

-

-

Evasion

559

52

3

45

25

30

-

on demand

Meeting room 13

323

30

2.6

9

9

-

-

-

Inspiration

365

34

3

24

10

15

-

on demand

Meeting room 11+12+13

979

91

2.6

70

40

90

60

Grace

376

35

3

12

-

-

-

on demand

Meeting room 14

678

63

2.7

50

24

60

48

|

Rooms

Palace Ballroom I + II

Arabesque

279

26

4

24

9

-

10

on demand

Meeting room 15

247

23

2.7

-

-

-

10

-

reception

hotels

Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Mosaic

322

30

4

32

18

10

20

on demand

Foyer A

366

35

3.1

-

-

45

-

-

banquet style

Harmony Creativity & Exploration

Stoclet Evasion & Innovation

-

753

70

4

72

45

60

50

on demand

Foyer B

1,733

161

-

-

-

100

-

-

1,162

108

3

101

50

70

-

on demand

Foyer C

969

90

3.1

-

-

80

-

-

484

45

2.6

-

-

70

-

-

3,983

370

-

-

-

45

-

-

Foyer D

Access doors

Sentro Lounge & More*

theatre style |

school style

|

Exhibition facilities

Veranda

Rooms Vision + Clarity

3.444

320

3.4

1.5

2.00

Klimt

2.034

189

4.5

1.46

2.77

First floor all rooms + foyer

4.940

459

3

1.9

2.30

Palace Ballroom + Palace lobby

9.752

906

4

1.6

2.00

Alba Breakfast & Dining* Cedra

603

56

3.1

-

-

40

20

-

2,303

214

3.2

-

-

-

110

-

151

14

3.2

-

-

-

5

-

All capacities are calculated excluding any extra furniture (ex: podium) and AV equipment. *Existing set-up of the room

Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, microphone, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, break-out rooms, electronic key, meeting rooms, in-room safe, sauna, fitness centre, air conditioning, lounge, cloak room, conference package, seminar package, travel info, technical assistance, disabled facilities, security service, voice mail box, free and unlimited high speed Wi-Fi internet, Smart TV’s with complimentary Internet connection

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Other facilities: bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, microphone, plasma screen, video, projection, screen, fax, photocopy, high speed internet, cable tv, electronic key, meeting rooms, in-room safe, fitness corner, air conditioning, public parking with direct access, executive lounge, cloak room, conference package


Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire

Plaza Brussels (Le)



Novotel Brussels City Centre

Rue de la Vierge Noire, 32, Zwarte Lievevrouwstraat | B-1000 Brussels Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126 A. Maxlaan | B-1000 Brussels Rue de la Vierge Noire, 32, Zwarte Lievevrouwstraat T: +32 2 505 50 50 | F: +32 2 505 50 00 T: +32 2 278 01 00 | F: +32 2 278 01 03 T: +32 2 505 50 50 F: +32 2 505 50 00 groups.events@leplaza.be www.leplaza.be H2122-sb@accor.com H2122-sb@accor.com www.novotel.com/2122 www.accorhotels.com

 B-1000 Brussels

■ accessible alone or with assistance

NOVOTEL BRUSSELS CITY CENTRE

PLAZA BRUSSELS (LE)

accessible alone or with Welcome to n Hotel Le Plaza, an independent Luxury assistance hotel in the heart of Brussels, only a few minutes from the famous Grand’Place, the Royal Palace and major congress centres.

This hotel is situated in the centre of Brussels. It is built around the historical Tour Noire on the Sint-Katelijne square. This stylish neighbourhood is situated at only 800 meters from the Grand’Place. This hotel offers 217 non-smoking rooms including executive rooms and rooms adapted to host disabled people. Each room is nicely decorated and fully equipped. This hotel is situated in the centre of Brussels. It our is built around In all rooms, as well as in all public areas and meeting rooms WI-FI is available. the historical Tour Noire on the Sint-Katelijne square. This stylish

NOVOTEL BRUSSELS CENTRE TOUR NOIRE

With its 11 seminar rooms including its sumptuous Le Plaza Theatre, accomodating up to 700 delegates, supported by a professional and proactive team, Hotel Le Plaza is a landmark of the early 20th century. The 190 guestrooms and suites, each personalized, combine tradition and modernity.

chef offers you a choice of tasty meals in our neighbourhood is situated atOur only 800ismeters from the Grote Markt. Room service available at all times.

L’Estérel Brasserie and bar offers prestigious moments of taste and relaxing.

GourmetBar.

Our chef offers you in our Bar & Brasserie choice of tasty meals. Room service is available at all times. Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people)

The Plaza Theater

4,972

462

9.5

700

350

700

450

on demand

Adolphe Max (A)

2,368

220

4.6

200

130

250

180

on demand

Our conference centre has 11 meeting rooms on offer, including a large room Rooms of 215 square meters ; an excellent accommodation for plenary sessions. Tour Noire 1 484 45 3.05 40 26 40 24 on demand All conference rooms are with daylight and equipped with air-conditioning. Tour Noire 2 538 50 3.05 40 22 40 24 on demand

Versailles (B)

1,248

116

4

100

60

120

80

on demand

Tour Noire 3

Marie-Henriette

452

42

2.8

40

28

40

30

on demand

Tour Noire 4

Elisabeth

452

42

2.8

40

28

40

30

on demand

Paola

484

45

2.8

40

28

40

30

-

Astrid

312

29

2.8

-

16

-

-

-

29

2.8

15

-

15

Rooms

Fabiola

Map Grand-Place district 3.5 180 130 200

10

-

28

3.05

-

-

-

-

on demand

264

160

no

C2 Tour Eiffel 1

301

2,842

301

28

3.05

20

12

20

16

on demand

248

23

2.8

15

10

15

10

yes

Tour Eiffel 2

301

28

3.05

20

12

20

16

on demand

Gallery (C)

3,014

280

4.6

-

-

250

-

yes

Tour Eiffel 1+2

602

56

3.05

50

30

50

24

on demand

Esterel (D)

1,937

180

90

no

Tour de Babel

764

32

on demand

Tour d’Ivoire

301

28

3.05

-

_

-

-

on demand

Tower of London 1 + 2

602

56

2.9

50

30

50

24

on demand

Tower of London 1

301

28

2.9

20

12

20

16

on demand

28

2.9

20

60

12

20

16

on demand

Charleston Louise Marie

290

462 43 3.05 30 20 30 24 on demand To add to an agreeable stay, you can enjoy the sportsand relaxation 387 36 3.05 25 19 25 24 on demand : fully equipped fitness pool, hammam, Tour Noire facilities 1+2+3+4 2,314 room, 215 jetstream 3.05 120 120 120 infra-red 120 on demand Tour Noire 1+2 1,022 95 3.05 80 50 80 48 on demand showers, and relaxation area. Tour Noire 3+4 882 82 3.05 70 50 70 48 on demand

Exhibition facilities

Access doors

Rooms

Rooms (A) + (C)

Conference facilities 4.0 150

5,382

(A) + (C) + (D)

7,320

(A) + (B) + (C) + (D)

8,568

(A) + (B) + (D)

5,554

(A) + (D)

4,306

(B) + (D)

1,937

Tour Noire 1

Tour de Pise

Tower of London 2

484

45

3.05

538

50

3.05

462

43

387

36

2314

Tour Noire 1+2

Tour Noire 3+4

500

Tour680 Noire 2

4.6

301

Configuration (Nr 71 3.05 60 of people) 35 60

60

26

Other facilities: Basic material: LCD beamer, clickshare, paperboard, screen, sweets, paper and pencil. On request: sound equipment, microphone, lecturer, stage.

55

22

3.05

40

3.05

35

215

3.05

1022

95

882

82

Tour de Pise

301

Tour Eiffel 1

301

796

Tour516 Noire 3 Tour400 Noire 4 180

4.0

48 on demand

4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

Tour Noire 1+2+3+4

Other facilities: restaurant, catering service, cable tv, photocopy, fast speed internet, fax, projection screen, slide projector, overhead projector, plasma screen, microphone, printers, wireless internet, lcd projector, beamer, white boards, flip charts, fitness centre, in-room safe, meeting rooms, electronic key, break-out rooms, security service, hostesses, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditioning

55

40 on demand

19

40

40 on demand

19

35

32 on demand

225

168

225

168 on demand

3.05

120

58

120

96 on demand

3.05

95

48

95

80 on demand

28

3.05

-

10

-

- on demand

28

3.05

24

13

24

16 on demand

Tour Eiffel 2

301

28

3.05

24

13

24

16 on demand

Tour Eiffel 1+2

602

56

3.05

51

33

51

32 on demand

Tour de Babel

764

71

3.05

86

49

86

56 on demand

Tour d’Ivoire

301

28

3.05

-

10

-

- on demand

301

28

2.9

24

13

24

16 on demand

Tower of London 1

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Our conference has 11 meeting rooms onrooms offer, including This hotel offers 217 non-smoking roomscentre including executive and a large room of 215 square meters ; an excellent accommodation for plenary sesAll conference air-conditioning. rooms adapt to host disabledsions. people. Each rooms roomhave is daylight nicelyand decorated and To add to an agreeable stay, you can enjoy the sportsand relaxation facilfully equipped. In all rooms, as well as in all our public areas and meeting ities : fully equipped fitness room, jetstream pool, infra-red showers, and relaxation area. rooms WI-FI is available.

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ ecolabels | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside brussels region

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ Green Key | ■ ** eco-dynamic company


The Hotel.



The President Brussels Hotel

Boulevard de Waterloo 38 Waterloolaan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 504 11 11 | F: +32 2 504 21 11 meet@thehotel.be www.thehotel.be

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ Green Key | ■ Healthcare Events Certified

■ accessible alone or with assistance

THE HOTEL.

THE PRESIDENT BRUSSELS HOTEL

Towering high above the Brussels skyline on the Boulevard de Waterloo, the high-end fashion-shopping street of Brussels, The Hotel lets you escape the city rush and relax. Regularly praised for its impeccable service, elegantly appointed rooms and vibrant atmosphere, guests are invited to enjoy the spectacular views from the iconic building while meeting for business, or indulging in a well-earned treatment in the Spa. The Hotel is superbly located, a few minutes away from the main attractions: the famous Avenue Louise, the historic Grand Place and the European Parliament buildings. 420 bedrooms and suites offer guests an oasis of calm and absolute serenity. Thanks to the unique design of this iconic high-rise and its position in the city, each room is totally private and secluded, offering guests their own breath-taking view of the city. Professional gatherings up to 400 guests – 12 meeting rooms on the 1st, 25th, 26th and 27th Floor. Views are truly awe-inspiring and you will make the right impression before you have even shown your first slide. Other Facilities: High-speed and Free WiFi, 110 Parking spaces, Urban Spa & Fitness, The Bar, The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

The President Brussels Hotel (4*) is the perfect partner in Brussels to organize your events, exhibitions and group stays with its 296 bedrooms and 3000m² unique private garden. Our 2000m² meeting space are spread over 16 meeting rooms from 585m² to 18m², connected F&B areas and private event entrance. Our guests can also benefit from high speed wifi, a breakfast restaurant, a bar and a restaurant with a garden view and a terrace, a fitness center on the roof top and a private parking. When arriving via public transport, the Brussels North train station is only 500m away with international connections, a direct train to/from the airport and a metro/tram stop going straight to the city centre. We are also easily accessible by car (20 minutes to the airport and to the highway) and close to famous convention centres like Tour & Taxis, Square and Brussels Expo.

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities

hotels

Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms 4,090

380

3.3

400

192

400

300

on demand

Anderlecht

2,443

227

2,6

238

153

220

170

YES

Grand Ballroom 1

882

82

3.3

65

30

80

60

on demand

Berchem

549

51

2,6

40

27

50

30

YES

Grand Ballroom 2

1,851

175

3.3

147

90

200

120

on demand

Evere

549

51

2,6

45

27

50

40

YES

Grand Ballroom 3

1,291

120

3.3

96

54

120

90

-

Etterebeek

4,004

372

3,25

272

168

450

280

YES

Grand Ballroom 1&2

2,800

260

3.3

224

144

280

180

-

Ganshoren

872

81

3,3

80

54

80

60

YES

Foyer / Exhibition Space 1st Floor

3,961

368

3

-

-

-

-

-

Jette

678

63

2,9

63

45

62

40

YES

Park Ballroom

1,829

170

3.3

170

96

250

112

-

Elsene A

797

74

2,6

56

39

75

50

YES

40

30

50

30

YES

570

53

2.58

36

24

-

-

-

Elsene B

527

49

2,6

570

53

2.58

36

24

-

-

-

Elsene C

291

27

2,6

Meet 25.3

1,205

112

2.58

68

33

-

-

-

Elsene D

194

18

2,6

Meet 26.1

1,044

97

2.58

72

54

-

-

-

Elsene E

291

27

2,6

Meet 26.2

635

59

2.58

36

24

-

-

-

Ixelles A

258

24

2,6

Meet 26.3

1,044

97

2.58

72

54

-

-

-

Ixelles B

1044

97

2,6

80

54

90

70

YES

Meet 26.4

635

59

2.58

36

24

-

-

-

Ixelles C

506

47

2,6

32

21

45

30

YES

-

-

-

-

-

100

-

-

Ixelles D

506

47

2,6

|

Meet 25.1 Meet 25.2

Vista `27th floor´

1,389

222

2.95

180

108

160

160

-

reception

banquet style

Grand Ballroom



Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 44 Koning Albert II-laan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 203 2020 info@presidentbrusselshotel.be www.presidentbrusselshotel.be

Foyer 27th floor

1,087

101

2.95

-

-

90

-

-

Foyer 26th floor

Exhibition facilities

Exhibition facilities Rooms

Access doors

3,961

368

3

-

-

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, FREE wireless internet, printers, translation cabins, telephone conference, microphone, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, ip phone, fax, photocopy, cable tv, break-out rooms, electronic key, fitness centre, air conditioning.

theatre style |

school style

|

Rooms Foyer / Exhibition Space 1st Floor

Access doors

108

Woluwe

6,297

585

3,25

3

2,1

Brussels

1991

185

3

2

2,1

Other facilities: restaurant bar, flip charts, projection screen, beamer, plasma screen, free wifi, break-out rooms, meetings rooms, in-room safe, electronic key, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, private parking, air conditioning.


Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport



Avenue Culligan 4b Culliganlaan | B-1831 Diegem T: +32 2 277 20 00 info@brussels.valk.com www.hotelbrusselsairport.com

Looking for a unique location to host your meeting? Do not look further; this is the place to be! Always wanted to stay in the heart of Brussels city center? Floris Arlequin Grand Place is situated in the perfect location, offering you immediate access to must-see attractions in Brussels. Only a street away from the vibrant Grand Place, where you will find some of the best things to see when in Brussels in terms of architecture. Visit the famous Atomium, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts or one of the many other Brussels attractions. You will also find easy access to public transport at the Grand Place. All our rooms are decorated with style and equipped with flat-screen tv, telephone, free WIFI and air conditioning.

Configuration (Nr of people)

Conference facilities

Rooms

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms 3,659

340

4.2

250

180

300

200

on request

Ivory

570

53

3.6

40

18

-

40

-

Gold

323

30

3.6

24

12

-

-

-

Pearl

732

68

3.6

50

30

-

50

-

Emerald

538

50

2.7

40

24

40

24

on request

Ruby

538

50

2.7

40

24

40

24

on request

Aquamarine

538

50

2.7

40

24

40

24

on request

Jade

538

50

2.7

40

24

40

24

on request

Sapphire

538

50

2.7

40

24

40

24

on request

Chrystal

646

50

3

-

-

-

-

-

96

3

-

60

-

-

-

Bronze

269

25

2,8

16

8

-

-

-

Titanium

269

25

2,8

-

-

-

-

-

Cashmere

269

25

2,8

16

8

-

-

-

Copper

269

25

2,8

16

8

-

-

-

Boardroom: 18

Exhibition facilities

Council Meeting Room

Rooms 1,722

160

4.2

Loung Ground Floor

1,291

120

3.6

/

Other facilities: bar, catering service, flip charts, beamer, lcd projector, free wifi, printers, fax, fitness centre, electronic key, lounge, air conditioning.

Access doors

Diamond Lounge

45

Board room table max 22 pax

Other facilities: restaurant bar, flip charts, microphone, projection screen, slide projector, beamer, plasma screen, video, fast speed internet, free wifi,photocopy, printers, telephone conference, live streaming, cable tv, closed circuit tv, break-out rooms, meetings rooms, terrace, garden, fitness centre, in-room safe, electronic key, airport shuttle, disabled facilities, hostesses, technical assistance, travel info, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking, private parking, air conditioning.

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FLORIS ARLEQUIN GRAND PLACE

The ‘wow’ effect is guaranteed upon entering the top-notch 7th floor of the Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport. Purposefully built to resemble a control tower it offers commanding views of Brussels Airport and its surroundings. The iconic Atomium is even visible from the Diamond room, one of the 16 meeting rooms located in this 4 star hotel. The meeting rooms have a capacity of 2 to 300 people and are equipped with latest technical amenities, such as built-in beamers, microphones, and air-conditioning. Any other requirements on the technical field can be met. Coupled with friendly service and a warm and modern atmosphere, the hotel’s restaurant Catharina ensures an unforgettable experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyone will find something to their liking. The Hotel offers a sushi restaurant Pink Ginger with excellent sushis! The 246 deluxe rooms offer a very high level of comfort and fine extras such as a complimentary minibar and free WIFI.

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ eco-dynamic company */**/*** | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside brussels region

■ accessible alone or with assistance

VAN DER VALK HOTEL BRUSSELS AIRPORT

Conference facilities

Panoramic



Rue de la Fourche 17-19 Greepstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 514 16 15 arlequin@florishotels.com www.florishotelsarlequin.be

 accessible alone or with assistance

Diamond & Lounge

Floris Arlequin Grand Place


Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre



Mercure Brussels Airport Mercure Brussels Airport

Rue du Midi 135-137 Zuidstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 507 00 00 | F: +32 2 507 00 10 info@hotelbedford.be www.hotelbedford.be 

n■ accessible accessiblealone aloneororwith withassistance assistance

 accessible alone or with assistance

BEDFORD HOTEL & CONGRESS CENTRE

MERCURE BRUSSELS AIRPORT MERCURE BRUSSELS AIRPORT

Located in the heart of Brussels only 450 meters from the famous Grand’Place, close to the Midi and Central Station, the Bedford includes 311 comfortable bedrooms, two restaurants with 250 seats each, a lounge piano bar, a business centre with free Internet access, a car park (200 cars) and a fitness centre with a view over Brussels.

Mercure Brussels Airport is renowned forhospitality its hospitality TheThe Mercure Brussels Airport is renowned for its andand finefine cui-cuisine. sine. Situated between theairport airportand andthe thecity citycentre, centre,next nextto toNATO NATO headquarters, headSituated between the quarters, the hotel is easily accessible by car and public transport and the hotel is easily accessible by car and public transport and has an has an underground car parking, free shuttle towards the airport at fixed underground car parking, free shuttle towards the airport at fixed timetable. timetable. The hotel has 106 comfortable rooms, 7 Executive rooms and 7 The hotel 106 comfortable 7 Executive roomsoffer anda7 business flats business flatshas with kitchenette. A rooms, wine bar and restaurant trendy with kitchenette. winelunch, bar and restaurant offerwork a trendy atmosphere to enjoyAyour dinner and after drink.atmosphere Free Wi-Fi to enjoy your lunch, dinnerthe andhotel. after work drink. Free Wi-Fi available throughout available throughout

With a total of 2,588 m2, the Bedford offers one of the largest spaces in downtown Brussels to welcome conferences from 10 to 1,000 people. The 13 fully–equipped meeting rooms can also be used for breakout rooms.

Ourthe hotel. 3 meeting rooms, totally renovated, on the ground floor can communicate with each other. Withtotally direct renovated, access to the and garden, they all Our 3 meeting rooms, on terrace the ground floor can communicate have daylight, individual air conditioning, audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi with each other. With direct access to the terrace and garden, they all have and ADSL.

Furthermore, a congress centre of 1,500 m2 is especially suited to tailor– made events. The Armstrong room, well–known for its ‘Art Nouveau’ architecture, is multifunctional, fully renovated in 2016 and can seat up to 650 people in classroom style. The John Glenn and Gagarine rooms can be used for exhibitions, cocktails, coffee breaks, hot and cold buffets and even car presentations.

daylight, individual air conditioning, audio-visual equipment, WIFI and ADSL.

To meet up your needs and satisfactions we guarantee:

To meet up your needs and satisfactions we guarantee:

• A very good quality-price ratio • A very good quality-price ratio • A personalised service from offer till the day of your meeting is our • A personalised service from offer till the day of your meeting is our promise! promise! A quick efficient reaction • A• quick andand efficient reaction • A• professional service A professional service

For any kind of venue, the Bedford perfectly combines the flexibility and the traditions of a privately–owned hotel with the experience and efficiency of a professional staff ! Conference facilities

Map Brussels Region & Around Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

banquet style

hotels

Armstrong & Mezzanine

8,664

805

5.5

650

560

1000

715

John Glenn

3,745

348

2.4

-

-

250

-

Gagarine

3,745

348

2.4

120

100

250

Galileo

2,583

240

2.6

180

150

Christophe Colomb

1,076

100

2.4

97

Da Gama

969

90

2.4

85

St Exupery

764

71

2.4

60

42

-

-

-

Livingstone

764

71

2.4

60

42

-

-

-

Mercure (Fondant-Praliné-Cacao)

Configuration (Nr of people)

138

2.7

120

75

200

90

-

Praliné + Cacao Rooms

818

76

2.7

75

56

65

52

-

-

Fondant(Fondant-Praliné-Cacao) Mercure

656 1485 61

1382.7

45 2.7

30 120

60 75

28 200

- 90

-

250

-

Cacao+ Cacao Praliné

462

818 43

762.7

40 2.7

25 75

50 56

2465

- 52

-

78

-

-

Praliné Fondant

365

656 34

612.7

30 2.7

16 45

30 30

1860

- 28

-

68

-

-

Cacao

462

43

2.7

40

25

50

24

-

Praliné

365

34

2.7

30

16

30

18

-

-

-

Lindbergh

387

36

2.4

34

20

-

-

-

Armstrong

8,664

805

5.5

450

400

-

-

-

Exhibition facilities

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, cable tv, fast speed internet, photocopy, fax, projection screen, slide projector, video, closed circuit tv, plasma screen, microphone, telephone conference, printers, wireless internet, lcd projector, beamer, white boards, black boards, flip charts, terrace, garden, fitness centre, in-room safe, meeting rooms, electronic key, break-out rooms, airport shuttle, voice mail box, security service, disabled facilities, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, cloak room, lounge, parking , private parking, air conditioning

Access doors

Rooms 805

5.5

-

-

|

8,664

Configuration (Nr of people) 1,485

Other facilities: catering service, bar, restaurant, flip charts, black boards, white boards, beamer, lcd projector, wireless internet, printers, telephone conference,microphone, plasma screen, video, overhead projector, slide projector, projection screen, fax, photocopy, fast speed internet, cable tv, electronic key, meeting rooms, air conditioning, private parking, conference package

theatre style |

school style

|

reception

p. 54

Conference facilities Rooms

Rooms

Armstrong

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Avenue Jules Bordet 74 Jules Bordetlaan | B-1140 Brussels Avenue Jules Bordet 74 Jules Bordetlaan | B-1140 Brussels T: +32 2 726 73 35 | F: +32 2 726 82 95 T: +32 2 726 73 35 | F: +32 2 726 82 95 h0958@accor.com • www.mercure.com h0958@accor.com www.mercure.com

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Park Inn By Radisson Brussels Midi



Place Marcel Broodthaers 3 Marcel Broodhaersplaats | B-1060 Brussels T: +32 2 535 15 17 | F: +32 2 535 14 01 meetings.brussels-midi@parkinn.com www.parkinn.com/hotel-brussels  accessible alone or with assistance |  Green Key |  safe hotels

Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport



Grensstraat 3 B-1831 Diegem T: +32 2 302 75 00 info.brussels.airport@parkinn.com www.parkinn.com/hotel-brussels-airport  accessible alone or with assistance |  safe hotels |  green key

PARK INN BY RADISSON BRUSSELS MIDI

PARK INN BY RADISSON BRUSSELS AIRPORT

Located in a quiet inner courtyard away from the street, the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi offers 142 guest rooms and suites. Guests will enjoy the lovely inner garden, free high speed Wi-Fi, laundry services, top floor bright fitness area and secured underground parking.

The Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport, located in the Diegem Business District, places guests in a prime area of the city near European and NATO headquarters. We are also just 5 kilometres from Brussels National Airport and offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel along with underground secure parking.

This property is a perfect base to connect with Eurostar, Thalys and ICE rail terminals: Gare du Midi / Station Brussel-Zuid, the city’s largest train station lies across the street, and the city center is only a 5-minute tram ride away. Brussels Airport (BRU) is just a 20-minute train ride from the hotel.

Our 162 guest rooms feature bright décor, flat-screen TVs, a safe, and free high-speed wireless internet. For a fabulous dining experience, visit our on-site RBG Grill Restaurant including an stylish Bar & Lounge. Take advantage of dedicated business services such as laundry, business centre, printer or a 24h Hungry Kiosk.

The RBG Bar & Grill offers an extensive breakfast buffet, a weekly lunch menu made with fresh local ingredients as well as international and Belgian dishes available for dinner.

Meeting Rooms

Conference facilities

Conference facilities

Configuration (Nr of people)

Configuration (Nr of people)

Rooms

Rooms Ground Floor – Meeting rooms Meet-In Box 1

110

10

-

-

-

-

-

Meet-In Box 2

110

10

-

-

-

-

-

ICE

615

57

52

42

42

28 / 42

-

Eurostar

430

40

32

24

25

-

-

Thalys

378

35

28

18

20

-

-

Eurostar+Thalys

810

75

64

48

45

35/56

-

ICE+Eurostar

1045

97

88

72

77

49/70

-

ICE + Eurostar + Thalys

1420

132

136

108

97

70/98

-

7 floor – Rooftop Meeting Rooms th

Horta 1

270

25

27

12

12

-

-

Horta 2

485

45

45

24

18

-

-

Horta 1 + 2

790

70

72

48

24

-

-

Meet-Inn Lounge

540

50

-

-

40

-

-

RBG Seminar Restaurant

485

45

-

-

60

48

-

RBG Grill Restaurant

861

80

-

-

-

52

-

RBG Seminar + Grill

-

-

-

-

125

100

-

Lobby Lounge

-

-

-

-

125

-

-

Ground Floor – Banquet & Event spaces

RBG Bar

-

-

-

-

75

-

-

Patio Terrace

-

-

-

-

140

-

-

Vasco de Gama

334

31

2.5

35

15

30

-

-

Tasman

248

23

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

Calamity Jane

248

23

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

Gerlache 1

258

24

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

Gerlache 2

248

23

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

Gerlache 1 + 2

506

47

2.5

55

25

50

-

-

Magellaan 1 + 2

506

47

2.5

55

25

50

-

-

Magellaan 1

258

24

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

248

23

2.5

25

12

25

-

-

Colombus

Magellaan 2

1,410

131

2.5

140

80

140

60

-

Marco Polo

1,432

133

2.5

140

80

140

60

-

Pre-function

1,615

150

2.5

-

-

160

-

-

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, flip chart, microphone, projection screen, LCD projector, beamer, free wifi, photocopy, printers, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, terrace, fitness, infra-red sauna, in-room safe, electronic key, airport shuttle, disabled facilities, technical assistance, seminar package, conference package, lounge, private parking.

Other facilities: restaurant, bar, flip-chart, microphone, beamer, mobile TV stands, photocopy, printer, break-out rooms, meeting rooms, terrace, fitness, in-room safe, in-room tea and coffee facilities, seminar package, conference package, lounge, private parking, by-the-hour meeting room rental

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Meetings & Events With 5 flexible meeting spaces located on the ground floor and 2 bright meeting rooms overviewing Brussels from the 7th floor, you can welcome up to 136 conference delegates.

■ accessible alone or with assistance | ■ green key | ■ ecolabels | ■ EMAS | ❖ outside brussels region

• 9 flexible meeting rooms with capacity up to 170 delegates • Dedicated breakout room for coffee breaks, lunches and receptions and private terrace • Natural daylight in all meeting rooms • Equipped with latest audio-visual technology • Creative and healthy food offer according to our Radisson Meetings concept

For groups, the chef suggests various catering packages.


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One of the best restaurant scenes in Europe

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Large restaurants’ index (100 guest+)

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The Brusselicious label

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Restaurants descriptions

119

venues

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Facts and figures

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One of the best restaurant scenes in Europe

4 ,000+ restaurants and 4,250+ bars to choose

from: an incredible variety, modernity and world-class cuisine at sensible prices, within a vast selection of places to eat

Where else but Brussels? A wide choice of

Gastronomy in Belgium is an "art de vivre". And Brussels has a recognised gastronomic heritage to experience. From street foods like chips or waffles to traditional dishes like schrimp croquettes, stoemp or mussels, not to mention Michelin-starred restaurants, world cuisine and gourmet restaurants. The choices are endless ! With Brussels being such a popular destination for meetings and events of all types, choosing the right caterers and dining spaces is an important decision that can set the tone for your whole event.

60 restaurants capable of catering for larger group dining

- more than 100 guests

To organise something truly unique, Brussels offers

many renowned activities

for gourmets’ groups: beer tastings, brewery experiences, chocolate workshops, cooking classes, tastings ‌ (See the LEISURE IDEAS section)

The Brusselicious label on page 118 lists

the best spots that honour Belgian cuisine

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professional caterers,

provide catering for all kind of events, of all sizes, be they for 5 people or for several thousand. Whether it's for a walking reception, a seated dinner, a conference lunch, a food corner reception, a conference break or an original concept, Brussels has it all, including sustainable meetings caterers!

Lists of caterers and restaurants for groups available at www.visit.brussels/en/ category/professionalservice-providers

food & dining

Brussels has more than


This list includes Brussels’ restaurants offering a capacity for large groups (100+ guests)

food & dining

RESTAURANT

SEATS

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

PHONE

CUISINE

Chez Léon, Friture Bruxelloise (page 120)

420

Grand-Place district

www.chezleon.be

+32 2 511 14 15

Belgian

La Maison du Cygne

350

Grand-Place district

www.lamaisonducygne.be

+32 2 511 82 44

French

Le Bistrot du Cygne

300

Grand-Place district

www.lamaisonducygne.com

+32 2 511 82 44

Brassery

Chalet Robinson

300

Louise district

www.chouxdebruxelles.be

+32 2 359 92 40

Brassery

Cité du Dragon (La)

300

Uccle/Ukkel

www.citedudragon.be

+32 2 375 80 80

Chinese

Salon 58

300

Heysel/Heizel

www.salon58.com

+32 2 479 84 00

French | Asian

Auberge de Boendael

260

Ixelles/Elsene

www.aubergedeboendael.be

+32 2 672 70 55

French

Cook & Book

250

Woluwe

www.cookandbook.be

+32 2 761 26 00

French | Italian

Manufacture (La) (page 121)

250

Grand-Place district

www.manufacture.be

+32 2 502 25 25

Fusion

Magellan (Le) (Hotel Bedford)

240

Grand-Place district

www.hotelbedford.be

+32 2 507 00 00

French

Park Side Brasserie

220

Europe district

www.restoparkside.be

+32 2 238 08 08

Brassery

Quincaillerie (La) (page 121)

215

Louise district

www.quincaillerie.be

+32 2 533 98 33

Brassery

Autoworld Restaurant

200

Europe district

www.autoworldbrasserie.be

+32 2 732 22 87

French

Callens Café

200

Louise district

www.callenscafe.be

+32 2 647 66 68

French | Belgian

Chalet du Laerbeek

200

Jette

www.restauration-nouvelle.be

+ 32 2 381 03 22

Belgian

La Fabbrica

200

Rogier district

www.lafabbrica.be

+32 2 428 50 26

Italian

Scheltema (page 122)

200

Grand-Place district

www.scheltema.be

+32 2 512 20 84

Seafood

Belga Queen Brussels (page 119)

180

Grand-Place district

www.belgaqueen.be

+32 2 217 21 87

Belgian

Chalet de la Pede

180

Anderlecht

www.chaletdelapede.be

+32 2 521 50 54

French

Old Wild West

180

Grand-Place district

www.oldwildwest.be

+32 2 513 63 96

World | Latino | American

Repos des Chasseurs (Au)

180

Boitsfort/Bosvoorde

http://au-repos-des-chasseurs.be/en/

+32 2 660 46 72

French | Italian

Armes De Bruxelles (Aux) (page 119)

170

Grand-Place district

www.auxarmesdebruxelles.be

+32 2 511 55 50

Belgian

Le Vignoble

170

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

www.levignoble.be

+32 2 318 46 72

French

Brasserie des Etangs Mellaerts

150

Woluwe

www.restauration-nouvelle.be

+32 2 779 36 19

French | Brassery

Brasserie du Heysel

150

Heysel/Heizel

www.restauration-nouvelle.be

+32 2 460 47 75

French | Belgian

Chalet de la Forêt

150

Ixelles/Elsene

www.lechaletdelaforet.be

+32 2 374 54 16

French | Belgian

Hard Rock Cafe Brussels

150

Grand-Place district

www.hardrock.com/cafes/brussels/

+32 2 546 16 60

US

Les Jeux d’Hiver

150

Ixelles/Elsene

www.jeuxdhiver.be

+32 2 649 08 64

French | Belgian

Moulin De Lindekemale

150

Woluwe

www.lindekemale.be

+32 2 770 90 57

French | Belgian

Nemo33 Diving Centre

150

Forest/Vorst

www.nemo33.com

+32 2 332 33 34

Thai

Nouveau Taste (Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace)

150

Rogier district

www.crowneplazabrussels.be

+32 2 203 62 00

World

Renaissance Brussels Hotel

150

Europe district

www.renaissancebrussels.com

+ 32 2 505 29 29

French | Belgian

Taverne du Passage

150

Grand-Place district

www.taverne-du-passage.be

+32 2 512 37 31

French | Brassery | Belgian

Teatro

150

Boitsfort/Bosvoorde

www.leteatro.be

+32 2 672 00 13

French

The Avenue - Warwick Barsey Hotel Brussels

150

Louise district

www.warwickhotels.com/barsey

+32 2 641 51 11

World | Belgian

Vert de Gris

150

Grand-Place district

www.vertdegris.be

+32 2 514 21 68

French

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SEATS

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

PHONE

CUISINE

Objectif (L’) (NH EU Berlaymont Brussels)

140

Europe district

www.galahotels.com

+32 2 231 09 09

French

Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

130

Grand-Place district

http://www.mim.be/fr/le-restaurant

+32 2 545 01 30

Brassery

Bazaar

120

Midi district

https://bazaarbrussels.be

+32 2 511 26 00

World | French

Brussels Grill

120

Grand-Place district

https://brussels-grill.be/en

+ 32 2 219 12 19

Belgian

Esprit de Sel Brasserie (L’)

120

Europe district

www.espritdesel.be

+32 2 230 60 40

Brassery

La Brasserie du Prince d'Orange

120

Uccle/Ukkel

www.restauration-nouvelle.be

+32 2 375 23 05

Brassery

Meat Me (Marivaux Hotel)

120

Rogier district

www.hotelmarivaux.be

+32 2 227 04 00

Brassery

Midtown-Grill (Marriot Brussel Hotel)

120

Grand-Place district

www.midtowngrill.be

+ 32 2 269 77 44

Brassery

La Fabrique en Ville

120

Louise district

www.lafabriqueresto.be/la-fabrique-en-ville

+32 2 513 99 48

Contemporary

Rose Blanche (La)

120

Grand-Place district

www.roseblanche.be

+32 2 513 64 79

Belgian

Volle Gas

120

Ixelles/Elsene

www.restaurant-volle-gas-bruxelles.be

+32 2 502 89 17

Belgian

Bocconi (Hotel Amigo)

110

Grand-Place district

www.roccofortehotels.com

+32 2 547 47 15

Italian

Kwint Brasserie

110

Grand-Place district

www.kwintbrussels.com

+32 2 505 95 95

French

Roy Espagne (Le) (page 122)

110

Grand-Place district

www.roydespagne.be

+32 2 513 08 07

Brassery

Villa Lorraine

110

Uccle/Ukkel

www.villalorraine.be

+32 2 374 31 63

French

Cospaia (page 120)

100

Ixelles/Elsene

www.cospaia.be

+32 2 513 03 03

French | Belgian

Spirito Brussels

100

Ixelles/Elsene

www.spiritobrussels.com

+ 32 483 58 06 97

Fusion

Victor Bozar

100

Grand-Place district

www.victorbozarcafe.be

+32 2 213 19 19

French | Belgian

La Place (Hilton Brussels Grand-Place Hotel)

80

Grand-Place district

www.brusselsgrandplace.hilton.com

+32 2 548 47 16

French

Bozar Restaurant

70

Grand-Place district

www.bozarrestaurant.be

+32 2 503 00 00

Belgian

Le Fils de Jules

65

Louise district

www.filsdejules.be

+32 2 534 00 57

French

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this document was correct at the time of writing. Please contact the restaurants directly to confirm all information is still valid and to make your reservation.

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RESTAURANT


THE BRUSSELICIOUS LABEL

food & dining

Ample and convivial, Belgian cuisine is rich in tradition and age-old recipes. Its roots lie in the land and the sea. Its signature products are chocolate, beer and chips, accessible to, and enjoyed by, just about everyone. The selection of Belgian/ Brusselier restaurants is particularly vast in the capital. The Brusselicious label lists the best spots that honour this Belgian cuisine. Each certified establishment has its own personality but all endeavour to defend the values of local cuisine: simple, convivial and tasty. The final selection was conducted by a panel of culinary journalists, who have considered the presence of distinctive dishes on the menu, ingredients used, overall quality and service.

RESTAURANT

DISTRICT

WEB SITE

PHONE

CUISINE

1040 (Le)

Europe

www.the1040.be

0032 2 2355123

Belgian

Au Grand Forestier

Boitsfort/Bosvoorde

www.augrandforestier.be

0032 2 672 57 79

Belgian

Au Savoy

Ixelles district

www.ausavoy.be

0032 2 3443210

Belgian

Au Vieux Bruxelles

Louise district

www.auvieuxbruxelles.com

0032 2 503 31 11

Belgian

Au Vieux Saint-Martin

Grand-Place district

www.auvieuxsaintmartin.be

00322 512 64 76

Belgian

Aux armes de Bxl (p.119)

Grand-Place district

www.auxarmesdebruxelles.be

0032 2 5115550

Belgian

Ballekes

Louise district

www.ballekes.be

info@ballekes.be

Belgian

Belga Queen Brussels (p. 119)

Grand-Place district

www.belgaqueen.be

0032 2 217 21 87

Belgian

Belle Maraichère (La)

Grand-Place district

www.labellemaraichere.com

0032 2 512 97 59

Belgian

Brasserie de la Gare

Berchem

www.brasseriedelagareberchem.be

0032 2 469 10 09

Belgian

Brasserie Ploegmans

Grand-Place district

www.ploegmans.be

0032 2 503 21 24

Belgian

Brigittines (Les)

Grand-Place district

www.lesbrigittines.com

0032 2 512 68 91

Belgian

Canterbury (Le)

Ixelles/Elsene

www.lecanterbury.be

0032 2 646 83 93

Belgian

Chez Léon (p. 120)

Grand-Place district

www.chezleon.be

0032 2 511 14 15

Belgian

Chou De Bruxelles (Le)

Ixelles/Elsene

www.lechoudebruxelles.be

0032 2 537 69 95

Belgian

De Noordzee - Mer du Nord

Grand-Place district

www.vishandelnoordzee.be

0032 2 880 80 98

Belgian

Friture René

Anderlecht

0032 2 523 28 76

Belgian

Le Relais Saint-Job

Uccle/Ukkel

www.relaisstjob.be

0032 2 375 57 24

Belgian

Le Zinneke

Schaarbeek district

www.lezinneke.be

0032 2 2450322

Belgian

Petit Palais (Le )

Grand-Place district

www.lepetitpalais.be

0032 2 512 10 12

Belgian

Pistolet Original

Grand-Place district

www.pistolet-original.be

0032 2 2450322

Belgian

Restaurant François

Grand-Place district

www.restaurant-francois.be

0032 2 511 60 89

Belgian

Restaurant Vincent

Grand-Place district

www.restaurantvincent.be

0032 2 511 26 07

Belgian

Restobières

Grand-Place district

www.restobieres.eu

0032 2 511 55 83

Belgian

Roue D'Or (La)

Grand-Place district

www.resto.be/rouedor

0032 2 514 25 54

Belgian

T Kelderke

Grand-Place district

www.restaurant-het-kelderke.be

0032 2 513 73 44

Belgian

Taverne du Passage (La)

Grand-Place district

www.taverne-du-passage.be

0032 2 512 37 31

Belgian

T'Potverdoemmeke

Schaarbeek district

www.tpotverdoemmeke.be

0032 2 2452507

Belgian

Viva M'Boma

Grand-Place district

www.vivamboma.be

0032 2 512 15 93

Belgian

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BELGA QUEEN

Rue des Bouchers 13 Beenhouwersstraat I B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 511 55 50 welcome@adb1921.com www.auxarmesdebruxelles.com

Rue du Fossé aux loups 32 Wolvengracht I B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 217 21 87 info@belgaqueen.be www.belgaqueen.be

AUX ARMES DE BRUXELLES

BELGA QUEEN

In our private dining rooms hosting from 12 to150 people, we cater for both private receptions and business dinners. A dining hot spot, our establishment is brimming with 100-years history and offers elegant, classic home cooking and authentic traditional Belgian recipes.

Antoine Pinto’s desire to create getaway spaces which offer a gastronomic trip throughout Belgium is the foundation of the Belga Queen brasserie adventure.

From express lunches to full menus, everything is considered to make every visit a delicious culinary experience.

In a landmark building dating from the 18th century (previously housing the Hôtel de la Poste and then the Crédit du Nord bank) Antoine Pinto created an establishment breaking away from the traditional brasserie, elbow-to-elbow style. Contemporary architecture and gastronomy meet each other in an amazing way.

With traditional, homely yet elegant Brussels décor, quality service, a friendly setting steeped in history and a wide range of menus specially developed by our chef.

At Belga Queen the Belgian cuisine is adapted to today’s taste, lightened and given a very national touch through the addition of beer to numerous dishes.

Aux Armes de Bruxelles is one of your unmissable culinary stops in Brussels!

Original, high-quality products are chosen with care from Belgian artisans who still have respect for the soil. The wines come from Belgian producers and the Ponti coffee is from a selection of ‘pure Arabica’ coffee beans from various continents and roasted locally. All these characteristics make the brasserie Belga Queen the ambassador of “made in Belgium”.

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Aux Armes de Bruxelles


Chez Léon

Cospaia

Rue des Bouchers 18 Beenhouwersstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 511 14 15 | F: +32 2 514 02 31 welcome@leon1893.com www.chezleon.be

Rue Crespel 1 Crespelstraat B-1050 Brussels T: +32 2 513 03 03 info@cospaia.be www.cospaia.be ●

CHEZ LÉON

COSPAIA

Within a stone’s throw from the Brussels’ Grand’Place, CHEZ LEON features 420 seats located in 9 historical houses and is Belgium’s largest restaurant.

Cospaia: since 2005 an ‘international style’ restaurant with a lovely French-Belgian cuisine but also with the best cocktailbar in Brussels.

Its banquet rooms situated on the 1rst floor have a seating capacity of 18 up to 232 people.

Located on the famous Boulevard Toison d’Or near Avenue Louise.

It all started in 1893 with just five tables, but through its simplicity, its direct and warm welcome and its picturesque atmosphere, CHEZ LEON has won the hearts of the national and international public with its Belgian cuisine.

The interior design is by Marcel Wolterinck. It’s concept is unique and mysterious

Not to be missed, the blond and generous ‘LEON Beer’, brewed in Belgium exclusively for our restaurant in the heart of Brussels.

food & dining

Open 7/7 days non-stop from 11h30 until 23h00 (week) and from 11h30 until 23h30 (friday and Saturday).

Drinks - receptions - walking diners - diners - business activities - weddings - parties. It is possible to privatize one or more rooms for communions, weddings, birthday parties and business events. Louise district

• Salon Cospaia (private room for up to 50 persons) • one of the 2 rooms in the restaurant (Baroque up to 60 persons and Silver up to 30) • our cosy bar (up to 150 persons standing) • The terrace: 150m2 open space in Summer, covered and heated in Winter! 80 persons dinner or 200 standing Cuisine: Belgian - French, International - Fusion Large cocktail bar - cosy lounge seating - Terrace Contemporary surroundings, Air conditioning, Disabled Access, Parking Open Monday - Saturday from 18h till closing At noon on Monday till Friday from 12-14

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Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 12-20 Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van La Manufacture B-1000 Brussels Vaakstraat | B-1000 Brussels +32 2 502 2527 2515 T:T:+32 +3222502 50225 2525 25 F: | F: +32 2 502 info@lamanufacture.be info@manufacture.be • www.lamanufacture.be www.manufacture.be

Rue du Page 45 Edelknaapstraat | B-1050 Brussels T: +32 2 533 98 33 info@quincaillerie.be www.quincaillerie.be 

LALA MANUFACTURE MANUFACTURE

LA QUINCAILLERIE

Tucked away in Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil... A forTucked away in Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil... A former mer printworks, this was also the hideout of the Delvaux printworks, this was also the hideout of the Delvaux leather factory. Until it took on a new apparel, clad in leather factory. Until it took onred a new apparel, leather, wood, cobalt blue stone, granite, with clad its in leather, wood, cobalt blue stone, red granite, with brick walls exhibiting the contrasts of softly filltered its lights. brick walls exhibiting the contrasts of softly filtered

Our ingredients are hand-picked from trusted suppliers

Flavours lights.of Old World culinary tradition are juxtaposed with the lightness of Asiatic cuisine, in harmony with Flavours of Old World culinary tradition are juxtaposed the pace and colour of the seasons. The wines add dewithexoticism the lightness Asiatic cuisine, in harmony licious to theof menu, without spurning the tra-with the pace andcrus. colour of the seasons. The wines add ditional classic

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Theover Loft,2alevels, modernthus space of 250itsquare meters situated making possible to easily serve a above the restaurant, is a unique space for organizing a seatedpresentation dinner for 250 guests. cocktail, or press conference.

The out Loft,the a modern of 250 square meters Check websitespace for more pictures and do not situated above the restaurant, is a uniquemultilinspace for hesitate to get in touch with our experienced gual team to discuss the possibilities foror your event. organizing a cocktail, presentation press conference. Open Monday to Friday Check out the website for more pictures and do From till 14.00 tillwith 22.00 not12.00 hesitate to get&in19.00 touch our experienced Saturday from 19.00 till 23.00 multilingual team to discuss the possibilities for your Closed Sunday

Located in a 20th century hardware store designed by a disciple of Victor Horta, La Quincaillerie is the perfect restaurant for either a romantic dinner or a business lunch in the city centre. The restaurant is well-known for its delicious dishes of fresh food inspired by a trusted network of suppliers. Our ingredients are either homegrown and -bred or hand-picked from skilled producers who take pride in keeping their family traditions alive. La Quincaillerie is open from Monday to Sunday and serves lunch and dinner. We also offer banquets and catered events for up to 215 people. Private rooms are available upon request. Book a table via 02 533 98 33, info@quincaillerie.be or online at quincaillerie.be.

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event. Open Monday to Friday From 12.00 till 14.00 & 19.00 till 22.00 Saturday from 19.00 till 23.00 Closed Sunday

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Le Roy d’Espagne

Brasserie Scheltema

Grand Place 1 Groote Markt I B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 513 08 07 info@roydespagne.be www.roydespagne.be

rue des Dominicains 11 I B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 512 20 84 info@scheltema.be www.scheltema.be

LE ROY D’ESPAGNE

BRASSERIE SCHELTEMA

Le Roy d’Espagne is an unforgettable address and definitely worth the visit. Perfectly located in the historic center of Brussels, 1 Grand Place, le Roy d’Espagne bar and tavern features 320 seats with its typical Breughelian historical setting, offer visitors a wide range of beer and traditional Belgian dishes.

Located in the heart of the historic center of Brussels, a few steps from the famous Grand Place, the Schelte-ma is’ since 1972, a real institution in the district of the Ilot Sacré. Brasserie Scheltema has 3 available event spaces to organize business dinners, banquets, meetings and seminars. Room 2 : capacity of 60 people

Its wonderful view over one of the world’s finest marketplaces (as written Victor Hugo), sunny terrace and excellent service will make your visit to this establishment one of the high- lights of your stay in Brussels.

Room 3: capacity of 45 people – this room can be privatized for a group of minimum 30 people.

On the 1st floor, its banquet room, the Estaminet which looks like 19’s century street with an amazing view on the Grand Place with a seating capacity of 120 people and 150 people in a walking dinner.

food & dining

Why don’t you let yourself tempted by La Roy, a lager blond beer brewed exclusively by the owner and Jandrain jandrenouille for our restaurant.

Upstairs room: capacity of 80 people – this room has a hi-fi system, a projection screen and a microphone. We are also specialized in fresh fish and seafood. Large choice of mussels preparations and Belgian specialities. We offer a high quality of home made cooking. Close on Sunday.

Do not miss, The Brussels Food & Beer Roy tours an amazing walking gourmet guided tour around the historic center with six beers and six most famous traditional Belgian dishes. During this experience your five senses will be stimulated, and you won’t ever taste a beer the same way! More info:  https://brusselsbeertour.be/index.php Open 7/7 days non-stop from 8h00 until 0:00.

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Europe

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Experience the many possibilities in Brussels

What to tell your delegates while in Brussels We all know how difficult it is to capture the essence of a city in just a few hours. We have prepared a selection of easily available and seasonal things to do in Brussels that will correspond to your delegates' interests – there's no time for boredom!

This section aims to enable you and your participants to discover Brussels through various inspiring programmes that will appeal to all tastes.

Brussels is a city where business, urban spirit cosmopolitan atmosphere, and leisure activities, blend harmoniously.

Discover a surprising side of Brussels or motivate your team with a group activity

Our proposals cater for all types of people, from creative free spirits and sports enthusiasts to scientific researchers and traditional business travellers. They offer a range of activities that run from discovering the city, to role playing and movie making.

Contacts and links to find out more • Index of proposed professional services partners in the following pages

We are eager to share our passion for Brussels with you!

Brussels' cultural agenda: www.agenda.brussels

Museums and exhibitions, or activities for professionals: www.visit.brussels

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Group activities, social programmes, incentives and team-building activities, for your participants

When it comes to leisure activities and experiencing Brussels’ iconic landmarks and attractions, your participants will not be disappointed. Discover the many incentives and team-building options for groups, or go the extra mile, for delegates who choose Brussels as their destination. p ages 134-152


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@dmire - Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events (page 159)

www.admire.be

Action Team Training

www.actionteamtraining.com

Alleluias Events

www.alleluias.com

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Annapurna Consult

www.annapurna.be

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www.arau.org

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Arkadia

www.arkadia.be

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Atelier Isabelle de Borchgrave

www.isabelledeborchgrave.com

AviaSim (Flight Simulator)

www.aviasim.com/

Beer Storming

www.beerstorming.net

Beaubelge

http://beaubelge.be/fr/

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www.belgiumbeerdays.com

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Belgian Chocolate Village

www.belgianchocolatevillage.be

Belgian Comic Strip Center

www.cbbd.be

Boa Karaoké Room

https://boakaraokeroom.com

Bravo Discovery

www.bravodiscovery.com

Brewspot

www.brewspot.com

Brilliant Belgium

www.xoprivate.com/destinationmasters/brilliant-belgium/

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www.brilliantideas.travel

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Brukselbinnestebuiten

www.brukselbinnenstebuiten.be

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www.beerproject.be

Brussels by Water

www.brusselsbywater.be

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www.brusselschatterguides.be

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www.ecbru.be

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www.brusselssightjogging.com

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www.bruxellesbavard.be/fr/accueil

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Cactus

www.cactus.brussels

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www.lechampignondebruxelles.be

Choco-Story Brussels

www.choco-story-brussels.be

Choux de Bruxelles

www.chouxdebruxelles.be/fr/ traiteur/cours-de-cuisine-lesateliers-tourtaxis/

City Golf

www.city-golf.be

City Run

www.cityruns.net

Concept Chocolat

www.conceptchocolate.eu

Delvaux

www.delvaux.com

Deep Dinner (underwater restaurant)

www.nemo33.com

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www.dinnerinthesky.be

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www.discover-belgium.be

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www.discover-b.be

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https://groupes.lesdebrouillardes.be

Ecco La Luna (page 132)

www.eccolaluna.be

E-guides

www.e-guides.be

Enygma

www.enygma.be

Escape Prod

www.escapeprod.com

Escape Rush

www.escaperush.com

Esebo

www.esebo.be

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www.eurekaevents.be

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www.brusselspi.com

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www.dinnerinthesky.com

Explore.Brussels

www.explore.brussels

Fabienne Delvigne Création

www.fabiennedelvigne.be

Fais le trottoir

www.faisletrottoir.com

FCM Travel Solutions

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www.eventmosaic.be

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www.frajlick.com

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Fun Quest

www.funquest.be

Futurist Games

https://futuristgames.be/

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https://globalenterprises.be/

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www.groovybrussels.com

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www.guidesbrussels.be

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In&Out

www.inandout.be

Itinéraires Sentier de l'Histoire

www.itineraires.be

Kizombalove Academy dance

kizombalove.com

Klare Lijn

www.klarelijn.be

Koezio

www.koezio.be

Konki

www.konki.be

Korei

www.korei.be

La Cuisine de Flore

www.lacuisinedeflore.com

Lasergame

www.lasergamebrussels.com

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolate Workshop

www.chocolatsgerbaud.be

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www.sortilege.be

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www.echappee-biere.com

Les Bijoux de Marie-France

www.lesbijouxdemariefrance.eu

Les Secrets du Chef

www.lessecretsduchef.be

Let me out

www.letmeout.be

Little Food

www.littlefood.org

Live Escape Games - Quarantine

www.liveescapegames.be

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www.livescope.be

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https://magic-escape.be/

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www.carinegilson.com

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www.natan.be

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www.manacoach.com

Mixua

www.mixua.be

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www.mmmmh.be

Nemo33 Diving Centre

www.nemo33.com

Ocean Diva Belgium

www.oceandiva.be

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Oh chef

www.oh-chef.be

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www.onceinbrussels.be

Organization Services

www.organization-services.com

Papabubble

www.papabubble.be

Perfect Plus Events

www.perfectplus.be

Permafungi

www.permafungi.be

Personal Shopper

www.personalshopping.brussels

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www.lesfilles.be

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www.sasasa.be/cours-decuisine/

Sem'On Business

www.semonbusiness.com

Sterkmans Events

www.sterkmansevents.eu

Swing'n Cook

http://swingncook.be/

The Brussels Journey

www.thebrusselsjourney.com

The Escape Hunt Experience

www.brussels.escapehunt.com

The Good Time Company

www.thegoodtimecompany.com

The Rage Room (Shattering Room)

https://rage-spaces.com/

Tomahawk Axe Throwing

www.tomahawkaxe.com

Town Hall guided tour

www.visit.brussels/en/event/ Innerrooms-of-the-Town-Hall-ofBrussels

Turpitour

www.turpitour.be

Verhulst Events

www.verhulst.be

Virtual Room Brussels

www.virtual-room.com

Vizit

www.vizit.be

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Vroumekes

www.vroumekes.com

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Waffle workshop

www.waffleworkshop.com

Wannapplay (page 132)

www.wannapplay.com

We Make You Happy

www.wemakeyouhappy.be

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www.rivertours.be

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www.quiveutpisterbruxelles.com

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www.promoevents.be

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www.provelo.org

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www.xception.be

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www.chocolissimo.be/fr/eventszaabar

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www.60minutes.be

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wannapplay

ecco la luna

Rue Bara 175 Barastraat | B-1070 Brussels T: +32 2 560 21 16 start@wannapplay.com www.wannapplay.com

vluchtenboerstraat 27A | B-9890 Gavere T: +32 9 245 82 88 geert@eccolaluna.be www.eccolaluna.be 

WANNAPPLAY

ECCO LA LUNA

Are you planning a meeting in Brussels in the near future and would like to take advantage of it to carry out an activity for your teams or colleagues? wannapplay offers you 15 team building concepts and works on customized pitch as well.

Creative, playful and sometimes very simple. Whether it’s a team event, seminar or an incentive for your company, school or group of friends, the activities of Ecco La Luna bring out the best in every participant!

Urban rallies, escape games for up to 150 participants, collaborative virtual reality games, co-creation activities, quizzes during your business meals, etc .

Choose a sparkling program, a custom-made event or a fun standard format. We have a wide range of activities: such as a mobile escape box, city games in a city by choice, Indoor tablet games, 2CV tours, tours with different means of transport, tandem quests, different workshops and so much more. Every format is a fun combination of original, creative and intellectual challenges, served with a culinary twist. Team spirit, cooperation, perseverance, speed, agility, tactical insight…

Wannapplay is at your service to offer you the opportunity to discover the city in a playful, interactive and funny way. During a city play, the must-see in Brussels will be reviewed via our mobile application. We can adapt the content of our courses to your group.

Staff: 21

Wannapplay won an award from the Brussels Enterprise Agency (HUB.brussels) in 2019, a testament to its professionalism and the quality of its know-how.

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Team Building Events (seminars, incentives, family day, ...) Learning Leisure us about your team, needs, dreams, ...

Incentive Discover Brussels, Art Nouveau, Team Building, Green, Comics

urbangaming Worldwide & reseau-teambuilding.eu

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TRAM EXPERIENCE Have you seen it go past? This white tram that runs through the streets of Brussels, recognised by foodies from the capital and elsewhere, has welcomed more than 70,000 people aboard since it began. Having offered seven years of gastronomic discoveries in a modern, stylish setting, the Tram Experience is now undergoing a complete metamorphosis.

Coming back soon!

The menu will feature originality, elegance and pleasure for the taste buds. In the heart of a totally redesigned setting, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the living memory of traditional Belgian cuisine, given a new twist by chefs from our three regions, and producing an unprecedented contemporary gastronomy experience. See you soon on board the brand-new Tram Experience! To stay up to date of all the Tram Experience news: contact tramexperience@visit.brussels You can also book the tram for your own private function j.vanderdonckt@visit.brussels

www.tramexperience.brussels


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Visiting Brussels Multiple ways of discovering the city Brussels is a hub of creativity, arts and culture. You can make your event truly memorable by choosing from programmes that will interest all your participants, whatever their interests.

“Our guide had a wonderfully unique way of recounting

For groups or individual delegates, you are spoiled for choice with themes such as Art Nouveau, the European Quarter, culinary adventures (beer and chocolate tastings or waffle and chocolate workshops), modern art and architecture, iconic cartoons, street art, ecology and sport.

the stories and anecdotes of Brussels’ Grand-Place and its surrounding area. I would definitely highly

Transport options in Brussels are among the most varied and convenient in the world. You can walk and jog, cycle on traditional and electric bikes, take a bus, Segway, boat or a waterbus. You can even choose a horse-drawn carriage, vintage cars or a tuk-tuk!

Evelyne G. (France)

Last but not least, and depending on your programme choice, you will be accompanied by a guide who speaks your language. Do it your way! Brussels is full of surprises – for everybody!

Discover the city with a guide: ●

Experts' tips! •

For your first visit, take a hop-on hop-off bus tour: the pleasant bus tour around Brussels will give you a great overview of the city and its attractions

Discover Brussels’ famous characters: meet Jacques Brel, Victor Hugo or Solvay, in a different, exciting way

Main partners are listed in the previous pages

For groups: organisations proposing standard or themed visits, in over 15 languages are gathered in a dedicated online tool and in the Sales Guide: www.visit.brussels/en/toursforgroups (translated in 5 languages) ●

For individuals: daily or weekly public tours are recommended here: www.visit.brussels/en/guided-tour (translated in FR, NL and EN)

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Famed for its legendary Grand-Place (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998) and the no less famous Manneken-Pis, who is undeniably part and parcel of Brussels’ cultural heritage, the capital of Europe is also one of the cradles of Surrealism, of which René Magritte is a figurehead, and Art Nouveau. By 1890, Horta, Hankar, Cauchie and Blerot were breaking boundaries to create a total and organic art, deploying its curves and arabesques in magnificent townhouses, furniture, decorative objects, and crockery. This movement, as creative as it was shortlived, was to evolve into the sleeker and more geometric Art Deco of which many listed examples adorn the streets of the city. With its rich heritage, Brussels also boasts a wealth of museums that criss-cross its territory and are real tourist hubs.

AN EXPERT TIP! The Sewers Museum offers an extraordinary trip into a very hidden side of Brussels. The sewer network under the city is nearly 350km long!

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Beethoven

Visit of the Royal Palace

www.bozar.be | 14.10.2020 - 17.01.2021

www.monarchie.be | 22.07.2020 - 15.09.2020

Museum Night Fever

Flower Carpet

www.museumnightfever.be | 14.03.2020

www.flowercarpet.brussels | 13 - 16.08.2020

The Royal Greenhouses

Heritage Days

www.monarchie.be | mid-April – mid-May 2020

mid-September 2020

Carolus V Festival

Winter Wonders

www.carolusfestival.brussels May - September 2020

www.winterwonders.be end November 2020 - January 2021

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With its particularly rich historical and artistic heritage, Brussels continues to surprise and move visitors from all over the world.

Book a private guided tour to visit the heart of Brussels and its remarkable downtown sites located between the Central Station, the Cathedral, the Royal Saint Hubert galleries, the Beguinage, the former old port and the GrandPlace

Discover Brussels' majestic Town Hall and combine the guided tour with a cocktail reception

Let an expert guide you throught the city's authentic old dead-end streets: narrow alleyways that used to be home to small street trades (ragmen, scrap dealers, knife sharpeners, lace makers and many others)

Roleplay: meet Brussels’ most famous "ketje" while playing “Who has kidnapped Manneken Pis?”

Belgian National Day www.sibp.be | 21.07.2020

“Our overall experience in Brussels was fantastic! We saw several museums and spent time in the areas that are full of heritage houses. It’s a memorable city.” Franz B. (Germany)

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For an incredible panoramic view of the city, head to the Palace of Justice esplanade

Atomium Popular, world-famous and one-of-a-kind landmark www.atomium.be

Maison du Roi, Brussels City Museum History of the city www.brusselscitymuseum.brussels

Discover the inside of Brussels' Town Hall thanks to guided tours every Wednesday afternoon or all day Sunday

BELvue Museum Discover the intense history of Belgium www.belvue.be

AfricaMuseum Immerse yourself in Africa’s natural diversity and culture www.africamuseum.be

Stroll around the historic city centre which bears witness to its rich cultural past. It will take you from the upper part of the city and the Royal district, down to the old streets and markets of the city centre in the lower part of the city Go for a ‘City Run’ or ‘Sight-jogging’ for a guided run with a personal trainer

Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR Home to all artistic disciplines www.bozar.be Halle Gate Last of the city's preserved 14th century gates www.kmkg-mrah.be/halle-gate

Old Masters Museum Fines arts from the 15th to the 18th century www.fine-arts-museum.be Musée Magritte Museum A fascinating way to discover the painter www.musee-magritte-museum.be Sewer Museum Unusual trip into a very hidden side of Brussels www.sewermuseum.brussels

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The Royal Palace

Place du Grand Sablon

Royal greenhouses

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Coudenberg A fascinating underground visit wwww.coudenberg.brussels

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In Brussels, the streets speak for themselves: it is a city where the creative genius of the fin-de-siècle bloomed, often understated, in the shadow of Europe’s other great metropolises. And yet, it is here that Art Nouveau remains inspired, unaffected, and immortal and shows its complex and exquisite beauty to the public. Join us to commemorate the work of this extraordinary architect!

AN EXPERT TIP! Visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart: the fifth biggest church in the world and the largest Art Deco building ever constructed. It also offers you a breathtaking panoramic view of the city

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The legacy of Art Nouveau (and to a lesser extent, Art Deco which developed in the 1920s) lives on in Brussels and flourishes with buildings in each of its neighbourhoods, particularly the well-to-do communes of Ixelles and Saint-Gilles. These houses – some 500 intact buildings including shops, cafés and private houses – can be found across the city. Belgium’s most prominent architect, Victor Horta, had caught on to the style just as it emerged and began to design brick-and-stone artworks of his own, which bore Art Nouveau's characteristics inside and out. The spiralling staircases resembled curving shells, the windows took their shapes from flowers and cosmic geometrics, the columns and walls seemed to dance to a harmony of colours and parabola.

Why not plan, during the BANAD festival in March or by private appointment, a guided tour of an exceptional Art Nouveau interior which is normally closed to the public

Organise a cocktail-reception in a marvellous Art Nouveau interior such as the Max Hallet House or Dine into Art Deco interiors like the lovely Taverne du Passage

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival

Artonov Festival

www.banad.brussels | 14 - 29.03.2020

www.festival-artonov.eu | October 2020

Exceptional opening of the Horta town houses

Heritage Days Mid-September 2020

www.explore.brussels | 11.01.2020 - 05.12.2020

“We could not have dreamed of a better way to discover Brussels’ Art Nouveau jewels: an Art Nouveau walking tour with an exceptional visit to Solvay House.” Diane P. (Australia)

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To discover Brussels’ Art Nouveau buildings, there are of course the museums (the Horta Museum, MIM, etc.), but we also suggest a walk in one of Ixelles' neighbourhoods like Bailli/ Châtelain

Horta Museum

The Van Buuren Museum and Gardens

The house and studio of architect Victor Horta www.hortamuseum.be

Living Art Deco Academy www.museumvanbuuren.be

MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

Comics Art Museum

A jewel of the Art Nouveau style www.mim.be

A magnificent Art Nouveau building www.comicscenter.net

Go for a stroll through SaintGilles, one of the city's most eclectic communes, where you will find a great concentration of architectural masterpieces

Fin-de-siècle Museum

Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR

Crossroads of Europe at turn of the century www.fine-arts-museum.be

An impressive Art deco building www.bozar.be

Maison Autrique

Koekelberg Basilica

A major site of Brussels’ architectural heritage www.autrique.be

The world's fifth largest church www.basilicakoekelberg.be

Get hold of the Art Nouveau itinerary maps by explore.brussels or ARAU, and enjoy your own themed walk

Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain An Art Deco masterpiece www.villaempain.com

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Hotel Hanon

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The announcement of the opening of the brand new Kanal-Centre Pompidou art platform, built in the former Citroën warehouse - an imposing 38,000-square-metre ‘glass cathedral’ Art Deco building - is going to play a major role in the presence and growth of contemporary art in Brussels. In terms of creation, Brussels has many assets: the streets are dotted with countless galleries, collectors and art centres to please an ever-increasing international audience. Lots of international artists have made the Belgian capital their home. Not a day goes by without an event coming to stimulate its cultural scene: the opening of an exhibition, a fair or trade show, a conference or themed guided tour… Contemporary art is alive and evolving in all its forms. It’s even spilling out onto the streets and walls of the city. Numerous players contribute to this richness. Brussels has a lively design and fashion scene, and a style all of its own. There are also original programmes for exclusive gala evenings, fashion shows and private shopping.

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Brussels is fast becoming an international centre for modern and contemporary art. The cultural landscape is changing the face of the city. New museums and exhibitions are making the Belgian capital one of Europe’s top destinations.

Book a guide for your private fashion shopping spree. Come and meet the world of Belgian designers

Visit the studio of a Brussels artist with Arkadia or Itinéraires

Watch an art performance at Villa Empain during your private cocktail reception

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Brussels, Dance!

Partcourt - Parkunst

www.brusselsdance.eu | 01.02 - 04.04.2020

www.partcourt-parkunst.com | 22.04 - 01.07.2020

Festival Up!

Festival International des Brigittines

www.festival.be | 19 - 29.03.2020

www.brigittines.be | 14.08 - 29.08.2020

Art Brussels

Brussels Gallery Weekend

www.artbrussels.com | 23 - 26.04.2020

www.brusselsgalleryweekend.com | 03 - 06.09.2020

Balakan Trafik

Art on Paper

www.balkantrafik.com | 23 - 26.04.2020

www.artonpaper.be | October 2020

Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Brussels Day of Renaissance

www.kfda.be | 08.05 - 30.05.2020

www.bozar.be | May > September 2020

EXPERT TIPS! Don’t miss the view from Wiels! The view on the MIMA’s terrace also provides a wonderful panoramic view of the city. Make sure you that you go to BOZAR’s Walther König bookshop, it's the perfect place to find an original gift!

“The Biennale Contemporary Art exceeded our expectations. It was fantastic, with friendly guides and outstanding organisation. The exhibitions in the Wiels and the MIMA were stunning.” Greta W. (The Netherlands)

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CIVA Architectural landscape and urban culture www.civa.brussels

Wiels A leading institution for contemporary art in Europe www.wiels.org

CAB FOUNDATION Projects and exhibitions in contemporary art www.fondationcab.com

CENTRALE For Contemporary Art View the work of local artists with an international perspective. An art space that's open to the world www.centrale.brussels

NECA New Exhibitions Of Contemporary Art www.neca.be Kanal – Centre Pompidou A brand new art platform in the heart of the city www.kanal.brussels

Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain A dialogue between Oriental and Western cultures www.villaempain.com

La Loge High-quality calendar that plays a critical role in today’s culture www.la-loge.be

MIMA, Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art Explores the history of culture 2.0 www.mimamuseum.eu

Wiels

ADAM - Brussels Design Museum Dedicated to plastic art and design www.adamuseum.be

Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

Art Brussels

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Brussels' quirky streets hide many art galleries, eclectic exhibitions and, above all, original new architecture that perfectly melts into the urban fabric. Head down-town, to the Louise neighbourhood or to Ixelles and you'll find them with the neca.brussels map

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Vanhaerents Art Collection Unique collection of contemporary art www.vanhaerentsartcollection.com

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts and architectural masterpiece by Victor Horta www.bozar.be

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EXPERT TIPS! Start your visit to the European Parliament in Brussels at Europa Station (Place du Luxembourg) for detailed information about the activities organised and the visits on offer

Get documentation about the EU at the Infopoint Europa

“It was wonderful to discover that Brussels is such a walkable open-air market on Sundays,

Enjoy a spectacular view of the European Quarter and the whole of Brussels by visiting the Triumphal Arch of the Cinquantenaire (access via the Army Museum)

all the things that are available.”

Discover the heart of European democracy thanks to a combined tour at the European Parliament Hemicycle, the Parlamentarium and House of European History

Meet an EU official of one of the five major institutions and enjoy a general or tailor-made presentation about the EU or a specific EU subject that concerns your personal interest

Visit the Europa building and admire the magnificent ‘lantern’ and the interior design where European heads of states and ministers meet to make life changing decisions that affect the whole of Europe

Take advantage of the neighbourhood to visit the Art & History Museum, Autoworld, with its exceptional old timers and, finally, The Royal Museum of the Army and Military History.

Have an exclusive guided tour of an Art Nouveau or Art Deco interior in the European Quarter (Hôtel van Eetvelde and Maison Cauchie).

Explore the European Quarter in a whole new way by taking up challenges at must see locations. Thanks to Wanna-Play, try a guided interactive city game on a tablet that combines the real world and the virtual world

The “Brussels, a world in a city” workshop with, for the European Quarter, focus on Saint-Josses’ “Petite Anatolie”, a Turkish neighbourhood next to the European quarter

city. Go to Place Jourdan for its

Don’t miss out on the following public spaces and architectural attractions: Station Europe, Esplanade Solidarnosc, the Europa building, the Paul-Henri Spaak building and the Berlaymont

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Brussels is the bustling capital of 500 million Europeans and also the second most cosmopolitan city in the world, where no less than 184 different nationalities live and mingle. Nowhere is this multicultural microcosm more palpable than in the European Quarter. Its imposing architecture, its countless restaurants, cafés, bookshops, grocery shops – worthy representatives of all EU countries, as well as interesting visits to important EU institutions and an array of international first-rate museums attract more and more visitors each year. The cultural offer reflects its intrinsic and colourful diversity: Europe is your oyster!

where people just walk around leisurely browsing and taking in

Ken K. (Canada)

Plunge into the European Quarter and stroll around the neighbourhood streets

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 YoFest

Election night

www.yofest.eu | April 2020

www.europarl.europa.be | May 2020

Open Day of the European institutions

Jubelfestival

www.europa.eu.european-union | May 2020

www.jubelfestival.eu | September 2020

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Parlamentarium Europe’s largest parliamentary visitor centre www.europarl.europa.eu

The European Parliament Visit the hemicycle www.europarl.europa.eu

Join the daily tour of the European Quarter which starts at the Mont des Arts at 13:00

Take a cultural break during lunch time on Tuesday: each week the House of the European History provides a lunch tour

Join Loïc’s tour and learn about lobbies

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Ride in a Citroën 2CV to explore the European Quarter and the Cinquantenaire with Brussels on Wheels

Mini-Europe A whistle-stop tour around Europe www.minieurope.com

Natural Sciences Museum www.naturalsciences.be

The House of European History A journey through Europe’s history www.historia-europe.ep.eu

Art & History Museum www.artandhistory.museum

Station Europe A gateway to explore Brussels www.europarl.europa.eu

Discover this quarter, made up of lively squares (Place du Luxembourg, Place Jourdan, Rondpoint Schuman and Place Jean Rey), original shops, exceptional green spaces, world-renowned museums and incredibly interesting building from the European institutions

Autoworld www.autoworld.be

Kennedy Piece John F. Kennedy on the Berlin wall https://visit.brussels/en/place/Kennedy-Piecethe-Berlin-Wall

Royal Museum of the Army and Military History www.klm-mra.be Wiertz www.fine-arts-museum.be

The Europa Building Visit the magnificent House of Member states, an architectural gem www.consilium.europa.eu/en/contact/address/ council-buildings/europa-building/

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FIND OUT ABOUT THE CAPITAL OF 500 MILLION EUROPEANS

Natural Science Museum A must-see for children and adults www.naturalsciences.be

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European Parliament

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House of European History

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Entrance of the European Parliament


Whether it is gastronomy, organic restaurants, trendy canteens, food trucks, chip shops or anything else that you can imagine, it’s here for you in Brussels.

AN EXPERT TIP! The Brusselicious label throws the spotlight on all of Brussels’s restaurants serving quality Belgian cuisine. It also singles out the best chip shops. This label is awarded to restaurateurs by a

Learn how to smell, touch, taste and make your own chocolate with a master chocolatier during a chocolate-making workshop or discover the inner workings of a real chocolate factory

Organise a dive into Brussels' brewing universe and a visit of breweries or organise a team building and become a brewer!

Combine flavour & heritage: experience in the historical city centre a mix of Chocolate & Beer tastings, in museums as well as taverns

City Game Brussels with culinary touch: follow the guide and complete various missions of the game in teams: city quiz, photoshoot, puzzle, food tasting ... and taste a delicious 3 course menu served in 3 different restaurants

Organise a cooking course with a renowned Michelin-starred-chef

Dine around: stroll through a Brussels neighbourhood with a guide sharing anecdotes and heritage discoveries while making 3 typical foodie stops: either for starter, main course or dessert

jury of independent journalists. You can therefore trust it. A list of restaurants with this label is available in section "food and dining".

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Salon du Chocolat

BXLBeerFest

www.brussels.salon-du-chocolat.com | 14 16.02.2020

www.bxlbeerfest.com | 22 & 23.08.2020

Dinner in the Sky

www.eat.brussels | 03 - 06.09.2020

eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX

www.dinnerinthesky.be | 11 – 21.06.2020 or upon request for groups

“The warm welcome in some places and restaurants was really great. Excellent gastronomy and inventive dishes.” Alessandro G. (Italy)

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Its varied gastronomy can be found in both Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens of establishments that come recommended for their innovative ideas.

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With its mussels, crunchy chips, hypnotically aromatic chocolate, delicious waffles and bitter and subtle beers, Brussels provides foodies and hedonists of all origins a variety of reasons to stick around.


large variety of beers with nice cheese plates and the decor was very typical” Mikis H. (Greece)

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Take part in a chocolate workshop or discover Brussels beers through unique tasting experiences

Discover Brussels’ high cuisine in the most extraordinary manner with Dinner in the Sky: a table suspended at a height of 50 metres with a Michelin-starred chef. (only in June)

Have a deep dinner in the 1st permanent underwater restaurant in the world at Nemo33 (max 2 persons)

The new TRAM EXPERIENCE (reopening spring 2020) featuring Brussels' culinary heritage while a two-hour’ ride: For over 7 years now, this unique tram from the 1960s has been crossing the streets of Brussels while surprising its passengers with wonderful dishes. We would like to thank the 64,000 travellers and 35 chefs from all over the world for their confidence!

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“I enjoyed a moment spent in an "estaminet" just in front of the Manneken Pis. They served a

Simply go for a stroll through the streets in the heart of the city: kiosks, shops and food trucks serving different flavours perfume the streets of Brussels' city centre. Let your taste-buds be your guide

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This has been confirmed by Brussels' appearance in the Global Destinations Sustainability Index's ranking n°13 sustainable cities in the world, thanks to a focused approach to sustainability initiatives over the last few years (in November 2019). Needless to say, there are many opportunities to experience nature, have outdoor adventures or experience innovative, sustainable campaigns individually or in a group. Sustainable features are everywhere in Brussels: on its roofs (such as the KBR - Royal Library’s urban allotment and the institutions’ beehives), in its Good Food restaurants, in its ecocertified accommodation and on Europe’s largest pedestrian area. This sustainable mindset enables objects to enjoy several lives, thanks to the composting workshops, “repair cafés” and vintage boutiques.

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Royal greenhouses of Laeken open doors www.monarchie.be | End of April > mid-May 2020

Floralia Brussels www.floralia-brussels.be | 04.04.2020 - 03.05.2020

Environment Festival www.festival.environnement.brussels Begin June 2020

Flowercarpet www.flowercarpet.brussels | 13 - 16.08.2020

Bike Brussels www.bikebrussels.be | September 2020

Bucolic Brussels www.bucolic.brussels | September 2020 Mobility Week and Car-Free Sunday www.mobilmix.brussels | September 2020

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Every year, Peregrine Falcons nest at the top of the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, in the heart of Brussels. You can follow their nesting cycle during the day and at night, from the hatching of the nestlings to their first flight!

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Discover the Sonian forest and become aware of your own ecological footprint

Discover the innovation of smart. city initatives, for instance on the Tour & Taxis site

Surprise your delegates and serve insects for dinner. Thanks to the ecological touch and engagement of Little Food, a Brussels company specialising in crickets for consumption

Visit urban farms and go local and sustainable with www.lechampignondebruxelles.be www.permafungi.be https://bigh.farm/fr/ferme-abattoir/

Go on a cruise and discover the Canal neighbourhood with Brussels by Water

Discover Brussels' eco-lifestyle initiatives with an expert guide thanks to Mixua

Get on a bicycle or electric bike for a cultural guided tour with Pro Vélo, Cactus or Once in Brussels

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But it is also the city where major sustainable meetings take place, where international organisations for renewable energies are established. Moreover, the city undertakes many concrete sustainable actions and is working towards having a circular economy.

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Brussels is known by many as a very green capital, with 28m² of natural space per inhabitant. Our urban landscape is also made up of historic parks, wonderful squares, wide tree-lined avenues, a forest and even farms!


Walk along part of the Promenade Verte: an amazing route measuring more than 63km which gives walkers and cyclists a green itinerary of Brussels

See more on two wheels: go for a bike tour with a guide

Leopold Park, EU district

BIGH Abattoir Farm

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“Going for a stroll through Cinquantenaire Park, with its quiet and peaceful atmosphere only a stone’s throw from the European Quarter is unique. There are parks dotted all over Brussels where you can stretch out on the lawns.” Bernardo M. (Mexique)

BIGH Abattoir Farm A unique urban farm and aquaponic system www.bigh.farm COOP Experience Brussels's canal neighbourhoods www.coop.brussels MicroMarché A sustainable economic model supporting initiatives to do with the circular economy www.micromarche.com BEL A place to meet, eat, gather information and take action for the environment www.bel.brussels BEL EXPO Interactive experiences of urban living in the city of tomorrow www.belexpo.brussels

La Woluwe Parc

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Greenbizz An environmental incubator, workshops and offices www.greenbizz.brussels Be Here Economic and urban activity pole with a strong emphasis on sustainable food and the circular economy www.be-here.be

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Hunt for typical souvenirs to bring back home at local or sustainable shops such as for example Manneke, Belgikië, Ernest or Belge une fois

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What’s more, the European capital proudly hosts large sporting events. On your marks, set, go!

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 The 40th annual Brussels 20km www.20kmdebruxelles.be| 31.05.2020

Memorial Van Damme www.sport.be.aginsurancememorialvandamme | 04.09.2020

AN EXPERT TIP! Download the “Running City” app, which enables you to discover cities through running. Brussels is on there: www.runnincity.world

Brussels marathon and half-marathon www.sport.be.brusselsmarathon | October 2020

“Brussels was hosting a European Aikido competition and we were very pleasantly surprised by all the infrastructure that was at our disposal. We will be coming back in 5 years’ time.” Edouard B. (Irlande)

Sunday Yoga in Park Cinquantenaire (MayAugust 2020)

Try one of the Brussels Running Routes

Check out the sport calendar in case their's a game during your stay!

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However, your options are not just limited to going for a walk in the capital! You can go out jogging in a green oasis, swim lengths inside breath-taking architecture, keep fit in one of the many 5-star hotels and fitness clubs, hit some golf balls at a club in or around Brussels, train for a winter-sports getaway on an all-year dry ski slope, dive into the second deepest swimming pool in the world, have a go at indoor climbing and much more. In Brussels you're spoilt for choice!

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Sightjogging or City Runs: this is the perfect combination of jogging and tourism: classic or with a theme: Comic Strips, Europe, Art Nouveau, nature, etc. There's one for everyone's taste!

Bring out your inner athlete: select activities for a perfect chance to “let off steam” with a mix of sport and games. Let your delegates reveal another side to their personality

Plan a trail run during your congress in the scenic surroundings of the city centre

Propose a treasure hunt to develop team interaction: in the city, a park, a hotel or a museum


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to travel to (for business, for tourism, or both) and live in. A safe place where you’ll never have to struggle to feel accepted! A pioneer of LGBT rights: More than a decade of steady change. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights here are seen as some of the most progressive and set an example that many others are now following.

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Brussels Rainbow village, the beating heart of Brussels’ gay community Rue du Marché au Charbon and rue des Pierres (Grand-Place neighbourhood) offer a great diversity of hip, busy or intimate restaurants, cafés and bars. Everybody is welcome! PrideFestival from 8 to 24 May connects Brussels' different communities Every year, LGBTQI+ artists, activists, allies and themes are highlighted. This festival connects the city's various communities for

events, debates, themed evenings and literary cafes. Pride, from 21 to 24 May, when the city turns into one giant parade Colours. Music. Celebration. Community. Dancing. Parade. Pride - a major annual event – welcomes no less than 100,000 visitors to the heart of Brussels for two days of street parties. 10 times a year @LA DEMENCE: by far, one of the most important gay parties! A huge monthly gay party, great music, renowned DJs, an

international crowd, no less than 2.000 people, and a variety of styles and ages! LA DEMENCE stands out from any other party. LA DÉMENCE’s yearly main show is amazing: 60 dancers, go-go’s and artists on stage in the superb Palais 12. 10,000 people from all over the world and 100 nationalities expected to attend every year for the main party of the anniversary weekend! The Belgium Bearpride Brussels from 3O September to 4 October 2020 During the election of Mr Bear

Belgium 2021 and on their way to bear pride venues, international guests will discover the heart of Brussels, its dynamic gay life and enjoy delicious food. And that’s not all: there will be many more LGBT events in 2020 To name but a few: Massimadi (queer black movie festival in May), Brussels Games (European LGBT sports tournament in September), Pink Screens festival (November), L festival (lesbian festival in November), Chez Maman Anniversary weekend (December), etc.

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Brussels’s commitment to diversity, tolerance, inclusion and openness. Much more than just the capital of Europe, Brussels is above all known as the capital of diversity. Belgium's non-discriminatory legislation upholds the spirit of freedom that prevails throughout the city. Brussels takes pride in being one of the most gay-friendly capitals in Europe, which makes it an attractive place


When it comes to music, evenings and nightlife, you’re going to love Brussels! Today it is a vibrant jazz city, as evidenced by daily live concerts in bars, clubs and bigger venues. Sometimes it’s an exotic, trendy or lounge setting; sometimes it’s a swanky setting for music lovers or foodies. Jazz has always been part of Brussels’ DNA. great names like Adolph Sax, Toots Thielemans and Django Reinhardt have shaped the history of jazz. With its jazz concerts, rooftop parties, gay-friendly events, club nights, festival-closing parties or jams until the small hours, Brussels is brimming with wonderful events in an electric and friendly atmosphere.

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Street art, tattoo parlours, skate parks, record stores, streetwear shops, break dance battles, rap & slam contests, hip-hop scenes, beatbox workshops… Now more than ever, urban culture is a subject that has grabbed the imagination of young people (and those who are young at heart) all over the world. Not surprisingly, Brussels is keeping up with the trend. Here, street artists exhibit their work in public spaces, in plain view of all those with a keen eye who can spot it.

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Jazzuary (3 jazz festivals)

Roller Bike parade

www.jazz.brussels | 09.01 – 25.01.2020

www.rollerbikeparade.be | June - September 2020 (Fridays)

Festival Lezarts Danses Urbains

Nuits Sonores and European Lab

www.lezarts-urbains.be | 07.03 – 08.03.2020

www.nuits-sonores.be | 01 – 04.10.2020

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International Tattoo Convention

www.listenfestival.be | 25.03 – 29.03.2020

www.brusselstattooconvention.be | November 2020

Brussels Jazz Weekend

Happy Brussels

www.brusselsjazzweekend.be | 29.05 – 31.05.2020

www.happy.brussels | 31.12.2020

La Fiesta des Ursulines www.sk8boarders.be|fete-des-ursulines | May 2020

“Piknik Elektronik every Sunday during the summer had a relaxed atmosphere, positive vibes and, of course, great music. Wow!” Paul K. (Austria)

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Choose a tour to discover the street art of the canal area and learn about Ralers, Créons, CTS, OakOak and the grandmaster Bonom

Set the mood with a local touch during your event and invite a jazz band


MUSEUMS & REMARKABLE SITES MIMA, Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art The history of culture 2.0 www.mimamuseum.eu Manufacture 111 Exhibitions, concerts, live paintings, conferences www.manufacture111.com Many venues Jazz Clubs, karaoke Bars, cabarets, dancing Bars, casino, Hard Rock Café

EXPERT TIPS! Discover all Brussels evening events with www.agenda.brussels app and find out further information about jazz in Brussels on the www.jazz.brussels platform.

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Enjoy Brussels’ characteristic diversity with techno, electro, house, rap, hip hop and funk nights, as well as R&B, ragga, dancehall, oldies music or jazz…

Download the visit.brussels Urban Culture Guide and stroll through the city's streets. It offers a concentration of all the major venues for fans of street art, music and the like. Whether commissioned or spontaneous, monumental, controversial or more discreet, the artworks cover building walls, benches, lamp posts, shop fronts and facades, using the city itself as an exhibition space

Enjoy a street art & graffiti tour guided by a duo: a guide and a urban artist


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As you wind your way along the streets and alleyways, comic strips are everywhere in Brussels! And it’s no wonder since many authors from Brussels have contributed to its rapid growth in popularity worldwide. Several museums, galleries, markets, festivals, team-building activities and specialist stores are entirely dedicated to the comic strip. Welcome to the land of Tintin, the Smurfs and many more heroes of the ninth art! Brussels is the unchallenged capital of the European comic strip and we have a selection of individual and group incentives and team-building activities that pay homage to one of our country's greatest exports. You won’t be disappointed!

AN EXPERT TIP! The comic strip trail (the murals walk): meet Tintin, Astérix, Blake & Mortimer, Bob & Bobette (Spike & Suzy) or Lucky Luke as you wander down a street, around a museum or simply past a café. As you come across sixty or so monumental murals you’ll get to know these legendary characters and their talented authors. The only walk of its kind! The itinerary is available at visit.brussels' tourist information centres.

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Where else than in Brussels can you celebrate comic strip and cartoon art?

Comic strip itinerary: a Comic Art Museum guide will take you to meet Tintin, the famous reporter

Comic strip tour on Segways: Meet comic strip personalities all over the city such as Natacha, The Smurfs, and others.

Draw your team: let a top caricaturist/cartoonist reveal your hidden drawing skills!

Become a Dalton at Escape Prod, an escape room based on famous comic strip characters

Plan a cocktail party or private event at the Comic Art Museum prestigious great hall and visit the exhibition

MUSEUMS & REMARKABLE SITES Comic Art Museum Discover Belgian comic strips at their best www.comicscenter.net

Explore comic bookstores like Brüsel or the House of Comics

Meet a local (Greeter) fan of comics

Explore the comic strip murals in Brussels thanks to the Friday guided tour (2,5 hours)

MOOF – Museum of Original Figurines Over 1,000 collector figurines www.moof-museum.be Hergé Museum A journey through the life and work of Hergé www.museeherge.com

UNIQUE EVENTS IN 2020 Pico Bogue and his family www.cbbd.be | 10.12.2019 - 31.05.2020 Juanjo Guarnido www.cbbd.be | 24.03.2020 - 23.08.2020 Little Furry www.cbbd.be | 16.06.2020 - 22.11.2020 Brussels Comic Strip Festival www.comicsfestival.brussels | 11.09.2020 13.09.2020

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“The comic strip walking tour took us to lots of really different neighbourhoods we'd never explored before. It was an amazing experience.” Brenda K. (Poland)

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A host of excellent professionals are available in Brussels to assist with every aspect of your next event planning, be it a meeting or a conference, a themed dinner for thousands or a large-scale convention and exhibition.

The best Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) collaborate with national and international associations to provide end-to-end planning, organisation, logistics, financial management as well as delegate and sponsorship acquisition

Communication agencies

specialise in the creation and delivery of all aspects of your event, including strategic marketing, branding and communication

Hosting the EU drives us to offer the best translation

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Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and incentives, team buildings and social programmes organisers

specialise in the delivery of events, tours, staffing and transport, utilising extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources. These partners also listed in the ‘Leisure ideas’section will provide you with plenty of unforgettable memories

Public Affairs professionals undeniably

have their place in Brussels’ international, political and social landscape. They will defend your interests with policy-makers, advisors and other stakeholders

For free and impartial advice, to be connected with local professionals CONTACT visit.brussels Convention Bureau meetings@visit.brussels +32 (0)2 549 50 15

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@dmire (page 159)

PCO

Gemeenveldstraat 93 | 1650 Beersel T: +3 2 2 361 65 59 | F: +32 2 361 65 58 | events@admire.be | www.admire.be

Advanced Fair

PCO

Rue du Collège Saint-Michel 11 Sint Michielscollegestraat | 1150 Brussels T: +32 2 732 94 56 | F: +32 2 732 03 41 | bg@advancedfair.com | www.advancedfair.com

AIM Group International (page 159)

PCO

Grensstraat 7 B9 | 1831 Diegem T: +32 2 722 82 30 | F: +32 2 722 82 40 | brussels@aimgroup.eu | www.aimgroupinternational.com

Artexis Group

Event Organiser

Rue St-Lambert 135 Sint-Lambertusstraat | 1200 Brussels T: +32 2 740 10 11 | F: +32 2 740 10 10 | info@artexis.com | www.artexis.com

BBDO

Communication Company

Rue de l’Escaut 122 Scheldestraat | 1080 Brussels T: +32 2 421 22 00 | info@bbdo.be | http://bbdo.be

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Rue Léon Frédéricq 14 | 4020 Liège T: +32 4 344 15 62 | F: +32 4 344 28 08 | info@cecoforma.com | www.cecoforma.com

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Clouds

Communication Company

Dok Noord 4D/003 | 9000 Gent T: +32 491 08 66 62 |matthias@weareclouds.be | www.weareclouds.be

Co-mana (page 160)

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Conceptum Communication

Event Organiser

Brusselsesteenweg 539 | 3090 Overijse T: +32 2 741 61 70 | F: +32 2 732 05 09 | info@conceptum.eu | www.conceptum.eu

Conrad Consulting

Communication Company

Veldstraat 147 | 3511 Kuringen T: +32 11 85 04 10 | F: +32 11 87 20 34 | info@conrad-consulting.be | www.conrad-consulting.be

Cum Laude

Communication Company

Edenplein 17 | 2610 Antwerpen T: +32 3 829 09 53 | F: +32 3 825 58 27 | info@cum-laude.be | www.cum-laude.be

Destrée Organisation (page 160)

PCO

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Rue de la Longue Haie 35-39 Langehaagstraat | 1000 Brussels T: +32 2 512 44 42 | F: +32 2 502 44 43 | partners@destree.be | www.destree.be

Event Organiser

Rue des Anciens Etangs 55 Oude Vijversstraat | 1190 Brussels T: +32 2 340 86 50 | F: +32 2 343 60 83 | info@ddmc.eu | www.ddmc.eu

DM&S Communications

Communication Company

Rue Vésale 31 Vesaliustraat | 1000 Brussels T: +32 70 21 01 10 | info@dms.be | www.dms.be

Downtown Europe (page 161)

PCO

■ ecodynamic organisation ** d-side group

Avenue A.J. Slegers 397 A.J. Slegerslaan | 1200 Brussels T: +32 2 732 35 20 | F: +32 2 736 89 30 | info@downtowneurope.be | www.downtowneurope.be

Event Organiser

Avenue Leonard Mommaerts 24 Leonard Mommaertslaan | 1140 Brussels T: +32 2 730 06 11 | F: +32 2 730 06 00 | info@d-sidegroup.com | www.d-sidegroup.com

Eurobussing / De Boeck

DMC/Transport

Avenue De Béjar 1 | 1120 Brussels T: +32 2 652 11 11 | info@deboeck-incoming.com | www.deboeck-incoming.com

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Communication Company

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CONTACT Aarschotsebaan 89 | 1910 Kampenhout T: +32 16 47 04 80 | info@escape-events.be | www.escape-events.be

Event Masters

Communication Company

Venusstraat 7 | 2830 Willebroek T: +32 3 860 60 80 | F: +32 3 860 60 89 | info@eventmasters.be | www.eventmasters.be

Event Mosaic

Communication Company

Koning Albert I laan 40 | 8000 Brugge T: +32 50 39 15 89 | hello@eventmosaic.be | www.eventmosaic.be

Fast Forward Events

Communication Company

Sint Salvatorstraat 20 A | 9000 Gent T: +32 9 330 56 32 | F: +32 9 330 56 29 | pascal@ffwdevents.be | www.fastforwardevents.be

FCM Events & Incoming Services (page 164)

DMC, Event Organiser

Vilvoordelaan 192 | 1930 Zaventem T: 32 2 719 90 97 | www.fcmtravel.com/en-be

FISA

Event Organiser

Route de Lennik 451 Lennikstraat | 1070 Brussels T: +32 2 663 22 40 | F: +32 2 660 10 28 | www.fisa.be

ICF Next (page 163)

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Itinéraires (page 163)

Event Organiser

Rue de l’Aqueduc 171 | 1050 Brussels T: + 32 2 541 03 77 | T: +32 496 38 85 94 | info@itineraires.be | www.itineraires.be

JADA Events

Communication Company

Scheldestraat 57 | 2000 Antwerpen T: +32 3 257 09 13 | F: +32 3 216 00 27 | info@jada-events.be | www.jada-events.be

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Avenue de Tervueren 188a | 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre T: +32 2 761 16 00 | info@kellencompany.com | www.kellencompany.com

MCI - Brussels Office (page 161)

PCO/AMC

Boulevard du Souverain 280 Vorstlaan | 1150 Brussels T: +32 2 320 25 03 | F: +32 2 743 15 50 | brussels@mci-group.com | www.mci-group.com

MeetMarcel

Communication Company

Muntplein 5 | 8000 Brugge T: +32 50 40 00 40 | F: +32 50 40 00 44 | info@meetmarcel.be | www.meetmarcel.be

Meet U There

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Val des Seigneurs 4 Herendal | 1150 Brussels T: +32 2 771 43 00 | F: +32 2 791 56 00 | p.claeyssens@meetuthere.be | www.meetuthere.be

Microson (page 164)

Equipment

Rue du Dobbelenberg 103 | 1130 Haren T: +32 2 216 42 42 | F: +32 2 245 65 69 | info@microson.be | www.microson.be

New Balls Please

Communication Company

Stapelplein 70/102 | 9000 Gent T: +32 9 265 98 00 | F: +32 9 265 98 09 | hello@newballsplease.be | www.newballsplease.be

OONA

Communication Company

Rijnkaai 22 | 2000 Antwerpen T: +32 3 213 99 90 | oona@oona.be | http://oonablog.com

Ovation

DMC

Boulevard du Souverain 280 | 1160 Brussels T: +32 2 739 30 22 | www.ovationdmc.com

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Perfect Plus Events

Communication Company

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CONTACT Geerwijnstraat 9 | 8000 Brugge T: +32 50 347608 | F: +32 50 344924 | events@perfectplus.be | www.perfectplus.be

Pracsis

Event Organiser

Avenue Herrmann Debroux 44 Herrmann Debrouxlaan | 1160 Brussels T: +32 2 345 91 00 | info@pracsis.be | www.pracsis.be

Profirst

Communication Company

Chaussée de Lasne 42 | 1330 Rixensart T: +32 2 344 20 46 | F: +32 2 344 20 86 | profirst@profirst.com | www.profirst.com

Secondfloor

Communication Company

Chaussée de Waterloo 870 Waterloosteenweg | 1180 Brussels T: +32 2 340 86 00 | F: +32 2 346 90 88 | info@secondfloor.be | www.secondfloor.be

Semico - Seminar & Congress Organisation Office (page 162)

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Dijkstraat 44 | 3150 Haacht T: +32 2 16 61 80 80 | info@sylvesterproductions.be | www.sylvesterproductions.be

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Tellus

Travel Agent

Avenue de la Basilique 353 | 1081 Koekelberg

The Oval Office

Communication Company

Herrystraat 15 | 2000 Antwerpen

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T: +32 2 414 64 03 | info@tellus.be | www.tellustravel.be

T: +32 3 204 10 90 | F: +32 3 320 84 41 | info@theovaloffice.be | www.theovaloffice.be To the point events

Communication Company

Kempische Steenweg 293 | 3500 Hasselt T: +32 11 39 70 80 | info@tothepointevents.be | www.tothepointevents.be

Triumph Benelux (page 162)

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Verhulst Events

Communication Company

Jan Lindtstraat 10 | 1560 Hoeilaart T: +32 2 657 90 70 | F: +32 2 657 35 38 | info@verhulst.be | www.verhulst.be

Voice

Communication Company

Avenue Van Volxemlaan 281 | 1190 Brussels T: +32 2 290 31 00 | hello@voice.be | www.voice.be

VO Communication

Event Organiser

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Avenue Van Volxem 281 Van Volxemlaan | 1190 Brussels T: +32 2 340 04 74 | F: +32 2 340 04 89 | info@vo-group.be | www.vo-communication.com

Communication Company

Luikersteenweg 23 | 3500 Hasselt T: +32 11 77 15 50 |info@way2events.be | https://way2eventsblog.wordpress.com

We Make You Happy

Communication Company

Raas Van Gaverestraat 83 | 9000 Gent T: +32 9 335 85 18 | hello@wemakeyouhappy.be | www.wemakeyouhappy.be

White Rabbit

Communication Company

Dok Noord 4E 002 | 9000 Gent T: +32 9 233 05 14 | info@white-rabbit.be | www.white-rabbit.be

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Co-mana

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Rue Ortélius 22 Ortéliusstraat | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 537 87 01 | F: +32 2 537 87 16 moreinfo@co-mana.com www.co-mana.com

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Downtown Europe

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Avenue A.J. Slegers 397 A.J. Slegerslaan | B-1200 Brussels T: +32 2 732 35 20 conferences@downtowneurope.be www.downtowneurope.be ●

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Boulevard du Souverain 280 Drukpersstraat B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 320 25 03 Antony.Jean-Mertens@mci-group.com www.mci-group.com ●

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Inspire, enhance and develop your business performance with MCI Brussels. With an office of more than 100 highly skilled employees and a multicultural environment bringing different perspectives, MCI Brussels can produce outstanding events for your business. Our MCI Brussels office delivers world class PCO, Corporate and AM&C services for all types of clients all over the world. Our Group network of 60 offices across 31 countries allows us to operate globally and to support events of all sizes and formats. MCI’s moto “When people come together, magic happens” inspires all that happens within the Brussels office – this magic is at work when we support our clients and their innovative ideas. The industries we have become specialized in range from automotive to nonprofit organizations and more. Allow MCI Brussels to find the solutions for your company and create an unforgettable event for you.

Established in 1991, Downtown Europe specialises in the organisation of large congresses and tailor-made conferences allowing communities to gather, grow and evolve together. Share knowledge, develop policies, increase visibility… whatever your objectives are, we will help you achieve them. Our responsive team runs outstanding events, getting every single detail right and continually innovating. Our acute care for dedicated approach makes the difference. It’s all about building a meeting to be proud of !

Services • Event concept, planning & coordination • Legal, fiscal & insurance consultancy • Quality control & risk mitigation • Sponsorship & exhibition development • Press liaison & arrangements

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Membership(s) professional bodies: MPI, BAPCO, ICCA, SITE and PCMA

Assets • Full service coverage • Commitment and reliability • Corporate social responsibility • 29 years of international experience

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Triumph Benelux

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Rue de la Presse 4 Drukpersstraat B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 227 27 92 info.benelux@thetriumph.com www.triumphgroupinternational.com

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TRIUMPH BENELUX

TRIUMPH BENELUX is part of Triumph Group International – an international network of companies active in event management and communication. We are a growing group delivering creativity, innovation and bespoke event design for over 30 years.

Semico nv thethe leading Professional Congress Organizers Semico nv isisone oneof of leading Professional Congress Organizers in Belgium, working working to tothe thehighest higheststandards standardsofof industry in Belgium, thethe industry as as ourour membership of IAPCO confirms. membership of IAPCO confirms.

Triumph Group has offices in Italy (Rome|Milan), Belgium (Brussels), United Kingdom (London), China (Shanghai) and Malta (La Valletta). We are also active in the USA (New York), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), Qatar (Doha) and Indonesia (Jakarta) through partnerships with more than 150 staff.

Our International teams in Brussels and Ghent are dedicated to the Our International teams in Brussels and Ghent are dedicated to the success of your corporate event, conferences & meetings of all sizes, success of your corporate event, conferences & meetings of all sizes, from national meetings to international congresses, from associations to corporate meetings. is a full-service PCO, handling all aspects from national meetingsSemico to international congresses, from associations of your event meetings. and offering a wide of solutions services to corporate Semico is range a full-service PCO,and handling all: prefinancing, financial management, planning, coordination, organization, aspects of your event and off ering a wide range of solutions and pre-, post- and during event (partially or complete), consultancy, scientific services : pre-fi nancing,abstract financial management, planning, coordination, programme assistance, handling, fundraising and sponsorship, exhibition management promotion. organization, pre-, post-and and during event (partially or complete),

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Staff: 7 Staff: 7 Type of company: Type of company: Professional Congress organiser Professional Congress organiser Services for both Associations and Services for both Associations and Corporations, Corporations, Event organizer Event organizer Membership(s) professional bodies: Membership(s) professional bodies: IAPCO, BAPCO IAPCO, BAPCO

consultancy, scientifi c programme abstract handling, fundOur 20 years of experience together assistance, with our hands-on approach, allows every potential organizer toexhibition find quickly what she/he needs. We do like to raising and sponsorship, management and promotion. invest in your upcoming project, even at the stage of the first contacts, by Our 20 years of experience our hands-on approach, off ering the potential client atogether completewith financial and practical roadmap of allows every concerned, potential organizer find quickly whatattached. she/he needs. the congress and this to without any strings

Our core business is the organisation of corporate and governmental conferences and international congresses in Europe and all over the world. Our clients include national and international associations, governmental organisations, corporate and private companies as well as the European institutions. Brussels office: Contact : d.dubru@thetriumph.com

We do like to: International invest in your upcoming project, even at the stage of the References Medical & Non-medical Congresses, Corporate first contacts, by offering the potential client Ministerial a completeMeetings financial and Events, Association Management, European Governmental Events the last 21 years. practical roadmap ofin the congress concerned, and this without any

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PCO, DMC, Event Organiser

Addresses References: : International Medical & Non-medical Congresses,

1030 Brussels Tel : 02 880 99 90 Fax : 02 880 99 91 info@semico.be www.semico-brussels.be

• Association Management

Type of company:

Membership(s) professional bodies:

Corporate Events, Association Management, European Ministerial

Brussels Office Ghent Office : Meetings Governmental Events in the last 21 years. Rue Albertand De Latour 92 Korte Meer 16-20 1030 Brussels 9000 Ghent Tel : 02 880 :99 90 Tel : 09 233 86 60 Addresses Fax : 02 880 99 91 Fax : 09 233 85 97 Brussels Office : Ghent Office : info@semico.be info@semico.be Rue Albert De Latour 92 Korte Meer 16-20 www.semico-brussels.be www.semico.be

Our services:

MPI, ICCA, SITE, FEDERCONGRESSI

• Event Design and Management • Sponsorship and Exhibition Management • Press and Media Coverage/Management • Website Design and Maintenance • Budget and Financial Management • Marketing, Communication and Promotion Service • Accommodation and Catering Support • Strategic Advice • Medical and pharmaceutical Congresses

9000 Ghent Tel : 09 233 86 60 Fax : 09 233 85 97 info@semico.be www.semico.be

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Event Organizer

Rue de l’Aqueduc 171 Waterleidingstraat | B-1050 Brussels T: +32 2 541 03 77 | Mob: + 32 496 38 85 94 info@itineraires.be www.itineraires.be ●

ICF Next Avenue Marnix 17 Marnixlaan | B-1000 Brussels T: +32 2 275 01 00 icfnextbrussels@icfnext.com www.icf.com/next ●

ITINERAIRES

ICF NEXT

CULTURAL EVENTS SINCE 1986

At ICF Next, we do more than just organise your event. We create a memorable journey, making your brand or organisation stand out in a sea of sameness.

Are you looking for fresh and creative incentive, team-building, or social programs for your clients? Contact us and find out what’s on the “menu”:

Discover our unique ‘Smart Events’ approach, using insights, creativity and technology to design experiences that move, inspire and engage your audience.

• UNFORGETTABLE RALLIES: NEW! “Bloody inquiry, become one of our most famous detective” -> On foot, tuk tuk, old street car,... • DINE AROUND (3 courses in 3 differents venues). Best of version: with a chocolat workshop at Laurent Gerbaud

The ICF Next difference

• Private Castles for exclusive events & atmosphere and exclusive tours

A highly reputable agency with vast experience in coordinating large scale and high-level events

• THEMATIC DINER: Ex: Art Nouveau Possibilities of : costumed guides, Live band, a Jacques Brel singer,...

TYPE OF COMPANY Cultural event/ guided tours/ animation Team bulding/ incentive Thematic diner/ cultural programs for congress Provider of guide for museum

PCO

Creating unique and innovation design concepts and event formats

Accelerated change. Beautifully delivered.

• CUSTOM-TAILORED ITINERAIRIES: Art Nouveau, Trendy Antwerp, Brel and Brussels by night, Beer and chocolate, another Bruges, Simenon and Maigret, Fashion workshops, design, Sex and the city, gay, “Who killed Sir the Count?”

Staff: 150

In Brussels and all Belgium. Our programs are exclusive and interactive.

Type of company:

OUR TEAM: • 4 specialists who ensure that your program meets your objectives and exceeds your clients expectations.

PCO, Event organizer, DMC

Eco label: ISO 14001

• 200 multilingual guides, entertainers, coordinators, hotesses, ... specialists in Belgium’s off the beaten path treasures. • We answer 7 days a week • Our aim: to live art as an “Art de Vivre”

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360-degree communication linked with your event (digital and offline media, audio-visual, public relations and more)

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Itinéraires


Microson

Interpretation - Equipment

FCM Events & Incoming Services

DMC - Event Organiser

Vilvoordelaan 192 B-1930 Zaventem T: + 32 2 719 90 97 events@be.fcm.travel www.fcmtravel.com/en-be

Rue du Dobbelenberg 103 Dobbelenbergstraat B-1130 Brussels T: + 32 2 216 42 42 info@microson.be www.microson.be

FCM EVENTS & INCOMING SERVICES

MICROSON

Leading provider of simultaneous interpretation equipment in Belgium with 40 years of experience

Inspirational & memorable events for companies worldwide. FCM Events & Incoming Services will create a lasting impression for every meeting, incentive, conference or corporate event in Brussels or in Benelux.

Do you need to organize a conference or an event? We provide help and support for your conference or event, finding solutions together to make them successful. We offer you all the audiovisual services needed, such as sound systems (for your audience), simultaneous translations in case of multilingual audience, video projection (of content), stage lighting or ambiance lighting, and more if needed.

Whether you want to boost your team spirit or celebrate with customers, each event is viewed by FCM as an opportunity to grow your business. With 30 years of experience, creativity and eye for detail, FCM is your perfect partner, whether your event is for 15 or 2.000 guests. We source, contract & manage:

Our team of skilled and motivated professionals is at your disposal for your project.

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Up-to-date venues

Our quality of service will surprise you.

Group travel

Word of mouth is our best advertising « Small enough to care, large enough to make it happen »

Transfers

Meetings, seminars, incentives, conferences

Hotel bookings

Catering

Onsite support & Logistics

Team building, cultural visits, gastronomy, social programs

Company events

Staff:

Staff: 10

Type of company:

Type of company:

DMC, Event Organiser, Hotel Reservation, Transport

Rental & Sales : audiovisual and interpretation equipment

Membership(s) professional bodies: SITE, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

FCM crafts events that will capture what your business is about and the goals you want to achieve. From the sourcing of venues, accommodation and suppliers to the delivery of the event itself and the post-event debriefing, our specialized team is an extension of yours. Contact: Geneviève Asselberghs, Sales & Account Manager MICE genevieve.asselberghs@be.fcm.travel +3227194848

Leading provider of simultaneous interpretation equipment in Belgium with 40 years of experience Technical audiovisual and interpretation support for meetings and conferences. www.microson.be

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Arriving by air, car or train

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Transport in the city

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Useful apps

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@dmire – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events

PCO

Gemeenveldstraat 93 | B-1652 Beersel T: +32 2 361 65 59 events@admire.be www.admire.be

AIM GROUP BELGIUM

PCO

Grensstraat 7 B9 | B-1831 Diegem T: +32 2 722 82 30 brussels@aimgroup.eu www.aimgroupinternational.com

@dmire a leading reference in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

AIM GROUP BELGIUM We are experts in the fields of :

The only organization DMCP certified!

• Professional congress organizing

@dmire, as a DMC, delivers the highest level of knowledge and commitment to the destination management profession for national and international clients. We offer complete management services from planning to completion, ranging from International meetings and congresses to large scale events to incentive programmes. We listen to your ideas and assist you in shaping the vision and the concept for your event . We deliver something that is unique and distinctive using our knowledge, the latest technology to design, produce and manage your event, our expertise and over 30 years of experience.

• International business travel • Hotel Accommodation and Housing Contracting • Worldwide destination management • Destination management • Healthcare meeting planning • Medical education

• International Business Travel

• Conference and incentive management

• Destination Management Company

• Event and promotion services

• Professional Congress Organizer

• AIM Sport events

• Transfers and transportation

• Association management

Staff: 9 Type of company:

PCO, Incentive House, Event Organizer, DMC

Membership(s) professional bodies: MPI, SITE, ADMEI, Febelux

• Offsite events • Tours and activities • Teambuilding and Incentives • Dining and Gala dinners • Themed décor and entertainment

Staff: 10 Type of company:

Local Expert with Global Reach.

PCO, Meeting Planner, Event organizer, Exhibition management, DMC, Incentives, Incoming

International representation with Hosts Global, UniqueWorld, DMS, 1DMCWorld, Evintra

Membership(s) professional bodies:

• Hospitality staff

INCON, ICCA, IATA, SITE, MPI and IAPCO

Certifications: CMP – Certified Meeting Professional CMM – Certificate in Meeting Management DMCP – Destination Management Certified Professional CIS – Certified Incentive Specialist EDC – Event Design Certificate EPCP – Emergency Preparedness Certificte BBE -Belgian Business Excellence Awards

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AIM Brussels Part of AIM Group International

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Your visitors will feel at home in Brussels thanks to its compact, guest-friendly and cosmopolitan nature.

Compact city with a

neighbourhood feeling everywhere you go

Bilingual

2,400 km

French/Dutch with English and other languages widely spoken Main airport is just 20 minutes by train from city centre

1,500 km

600 km

High-speed train station in city centre Easy tram, bus

and metro

service, taxis everywhere Hire a bicycle (Villo) all over town

Green city with 24 parks and 300 km² of forest 20 protected nature zone

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❘ GENERAL INFORMATION Geographical info Area Brussels : 162 km².

Population

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• Belgium has more than 11 million inhabitants • Brussels has 1,187,890 inhabitants, including many people from other EU countries.

L anguage • Bilingual (French/Dutch) in Brussels • Dutch in Flanders (the North of Belgium) • French in Wallonia (the South of Belgium) • German in the East of Belgium • English is widely spoken and understood.

Climate

Visa Nationals of the European Union (excl. UK and Ireland) and Switzerland will need an identity card. Nationals of the UK and Ireland, and countries outside the EU, need a valid passport.

Cash points Automatic cash machines can be found in all parts of the city. Cash withdrawals may be made using your credit card. The logos of cards accepted are shown beside the machine. Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 16:00. Some are also open on Saturday mornings.

Shops

• Rue Neuve & surroundings : Basic shopping, clothing boutiques, multi-brand department stores and large stores. • Rue du Midi & surroundings : Comic strips, stamps, coins and second-hand outlets. • Sablon, Marolles & surroundings : Antiques, chocolates, second-hand & decorative outlets, art galleries. • Porte de Namur/Place Louise & surrounding: Top quality clothes, accessories, home design • Rue des Tongres : Eclectic shops in the European Institutions area. • Place Brugmann & surroundings : Trendy shops, patisseries and restaurants

Public holidays 2019 • 1 January

New Year's Day

• 13 April

Easter Monday

• 1 May

Labour Day

• 21 May

Ascension Day

Time

Shops are usually open from 10:00 to 18:00 or 19:00. from Monday to Saturday. On Fridays, some stores stay open until 20:00 or 21:00. In many districts, some stores are also open on Sunday and/or in the evening.

• 01 June

Whit Monday

• GMT +1 in winter GMT +2 in summer

• 21 July

National Day

The main shopping areas

• 15 August

Assumption Day

• Grand-Place & surroundings : Souvenirs, chocolates, lace and crystal.

• 1 November

All Saints' Day

• 11 November

Armistice Day

• Rue Antoine Dansaert & surroundings: Fashion and design boutiques.

• 25 December

Christmas Day

• Brussels has a temperate, maritime climate. • The average temperature in summer is 18° Celsius (64° Fahrenheit). • The average winter temperature is 3° Celsius (37° Fahrenheit).

Money Unit of currency is the euro (€). There are coins of €1 and €2, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and €500.

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❘ ARRIVING BY AIR

Brussels Airport

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Midi Station

• Direct flights from 200 destinations • Only 20 mins and 12 km from city centre • 70% of passengers are business travellers

Train

www.brusselsairport.be

20-minute journey from airport to Brussels city centre: “Airport City Express” links airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations up to 6 trains an hour from 06:00 to 24:00.

reception & services Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Emergency • Ambulance/Fire 

dial 100 

• Police 

dial 101 

• European emergency call 

dial 112

• On-call dentists 

T: +32 2 426 10 26

• On-call doctors 

T: +32 2 479 18 18

• All-night pharmacy

T: 070 66 01 60

• STIB-MIVB

dial 1707

Tips & service • Hotels service included • Restaurants service (12%) and VAT are included (tip for exceptional service) • Cloakroom attendant €1.25 to €2.50 per person

Access

Information desk

The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1).

www.sncb.be or www.railtime.be

Brussels Airport information desk is located in the arrivals hall. T: +32 2 753 77 53 (from abroad) or T: 0900 70 000 (€ 0.50/min.)

Welcome services for professional

Taxi Airport drop-off points at Arrivals and Departures halls. Taxi pick-up point outside Arrivals hall. www.taxi.irisnet.be

organisers

Special facilities and services Information and reservations visit.brussels : T: +32 2 549 50 35 - F: +32 2 549 50 59

Public transport

VIP services

Bus 12 (Line 21 during the week-end, on Public Holidays and after 20:00)

Personal welcome

The Airport Line is a 30-minute express service between Brussels Airport and the European district. 3 times/hour

Buy your ticket from the GO ticket vending machines before boarding.

Hostesses Multilingual hostesses available

Tickets bought from the driver are more expensive.

Corporate event facility

Airport bus station is situated below Arrivals hall and can be accessed by lifts and elevators via the Diamant zone.

Announce your event with banners, panels or mobile stands !

www.stib.be - T: 070 23 20.00

• Cinema €1.00 if usherette service is provided

Car

• Public toilet

Via Brussels Ring; follow signs for Airport or Zaventem

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Amsterdam Düsseldorf London Paris Roma

> 00h45 > 00h50 > 01h10 > 01h00 > 02h10

Motorways are toll-free.

parking

Parking for 12,000 vehicles, 10,800 of which are within walking distance from the terminal building.

Brussels Airport

Parking, boarding and disembarking facilities for people with reduced mobility, including wheelchair facilities in terminal and at boarding gates.

www.brusselsairport.be

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Practical amenities Car rental In the arrivals hall you will find the desks of the major car rental companies. Open from 06:30 to 23:00

Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

Brussels South Charleroi Airport www.charleroi-airport.com

Antwerp Airport (Deurne) www.antwerp-airport.be

L anguage Depending on the region, road signs are in French, Dutch or both

• Speed limits Built-up areas 50 km/h and 30 km/h zones

Meeting rooms - Wireless Internet access, copy service, fax service, telephones, etc.

Other roads 70 km/h and 90 km/h, motorways 120 km/h

T: +32 2 714 02 00

Antwerpen / Amsterdam

Luggage www.aviapartner.aero and www.flightcare.be

As of 1 January 2018, the use of the most polluting vehicules is prohibited in the Brussels LEZ. • Vehicules registered abroad must be registered before entering the territory of Brussels. • Check if your vehicule is allowed within the LEZ: www.lez.brussels

Safety

Business services

Baggage handling terms and reservations:

❘A  RRIVING BY CAR

Oostende / London

Liège / Düsseldorf

Left luggage facilities on Level 0 (near bus terminal)

• Seat belts Must be worn by both front and rear seat passengers. • Maximum blood alcohol The maximum blood alcohol level is 0.5 grams per litre. Drivers must give way to all vehicles (including trams and buses) coming from the right, except when the road they are driving on has priority.

Namur / Luxembourg

Mons / Paris

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s ute North Station

Central Station

Midi Station

Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) SNCB Europe information service: The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Austria T: + 32 70 79 79 79 (€0.30/min). Weekdays: from 8:00 to 20:00

Event signs

Coach

Announce your event with signs on platforms and in the station, banners at exits or mobile stands in the Thalys Hall.

Access Rue de France.

1h22 > Paris - 24 trains per day 1h50 > Amsterdam - 13 trains per day

www.thalys.com

Tickets

www.eurostar.com

www.belgianrail.be www.b-europe.com www.railtime.be

Brussels Midi/Zuid Brussels Midi/Zuid is the main interchange for international services and offers a full range of amenities and services for the international traveller.

VIP services Meeting rooms: choice of various capacities and technical equipment, available by the hour or per day. Personal welcome: available for members of Frequent Traveller, Golden Card, etc.

Parking (1,650 places underground) access:

• Thalys:

• Eurostar:

Available at station ticket counters and via internet. Discount fares available for selected tourist excursions and in conjunction with certain major events.

Car

Access by train

Weekends and public holidays: from 9:00 to 16:30

Authorised parking up to 60 min.

2h01 > London - 11 trains per day

• TGV (high-speed trains) www.b-europe.com • ICE (European Inter City)

www.b-europe.com

Taxi 3 pick-up points at Brussels Midi station : Place Horta/Rue de France/Rue Couverte.

www.taxi.irisnet.be

Rue de France or Tour du Midi.

Practical amenities • Airport timetable Flights indicated on electronic board. Air France office for international flights T: +32 2 526 12 79 • Car rental Rental companies located in the central concourse • Luggage Porters available. • Left luggage Reservations at the left-luggage centre (paying service). Automatic and manual, 24h/24. Business services • Wireless Internet access • Shopping Shopping gallery open from 07:00 to 19:00.

Public transport Metro: access Rue Couverte. Tram: access Rue de France and Rue Couverte. Bus: indicated at the station.

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Stib/mivb This is the name of the Brussels public transport company. (metro, tram and bus) Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 76 | 1000 Brussels T: 070 23 20 00 (€0.30/min.)

www.stib.be

SPeCiAl CongreSS PASSeS STIB Contact: b2b@stib.irisnet.be

tiCketS Available from metro stations, STIB / MIVB “Bootik”, selected new agents and Tourist Information Centres.

CoSt Three elements make up the price of a taxi ride : » Price per km : €1.80 within Brussels €2.70 outside the 19 Brussels municipalities

» Waiting charge/hour : €30 Fares are displayed on the meter and include service. Tips are up to you but are always well received. Average fare city-centre - airport is €40. Some taxi companies offer special rates.

Attention The taximeter must be switched on at the start of the ride. You will be provided with a printed receipt at the end of the ride. Only taxis with the official sign of the Brussels Region are allowed to pick you up (unless you have made a reservation).

mAPS

• Taxis Ucclois: T: +32 2 374 20 20 • TaxiBus for persons with reduced mobility: T: +32 2 515 23 65 www.taxibus.be

taXi info Brussels-Capital Region T: 0800 94 001 E-mail: taxiservice@mrbc.irisnet.be

www.taxi.irisnet.be

You must reserve your journey at the latest 20 min. before your desired departure The price of the journey inside the Brussels Region is € 6.00.

» Pick-up charge : €2.40 during the day €4.40 at night

• Single ticket (outside vehicle) €2.10 • Single ticket (inside vehicle) €2.50 • 5-journey card €8.00 • 10-journey card €14.00 • 24 hour unlimited journey card €7.50 • 48 hours unlimited journey card €14.00 • 72 hours unlimited journey card €18.00 • Airport Line Ticket (outside vehicle) €4.50 • Airport Line Ticket (inside vehicle) €6.00 • Noctis Night Network apply day fares (only Friday and Saturday night) Free metro maps are available from metro stations and Tourist Information Offices.

Is a collective taxi service in the Brussels Region every day between 23:00 and 6:00.

bruSSelS tAxi ComPAnieS • Autolux: T: +32 2 411 41 42 • Taxis Bleus T: +32 2 268 00 00 • Taxi Capital T: +32 2 427 77 77 • Taxis Verts: T: +32 2 349 49 49 Adapted vehicule for people with reduced mobility

ClAimS

biKe rentinG villo Villo! is a service for hiring bikes, available in the 19 Brussels municipalities, including the City of Brussels, with 360 stations and 5,000 cycles throughout the region. T: +32 78 05 11 10 • Rent a bike at 360 points in the city, every day, 24h/24. • 1,800 electric units. • The ticket, valid 1 or 7 days, is aimed at occasional users. CoSt

1-day ticket €1.60 7-days ticket €8.20 delAy

• The first 1/2 hour is free. • The second 1/2 hour costs €0.50. • Beyond: €2 by 1/2 hour of overtime.

www.villo.be

blue bike Available at Brussels' South, Central, North and Luxembourg SNCB train stations.

www.blue-bike.be

www.brusselstaxi.be For any complaints, first of all note the registration number of the taxi

shared electric bicycles (free-floating)

T: 0800 94 001

billy bike

ColleCto

www.billy.bike

www.collecto.org

JumP (uber)

T: +32 2 800 36 36

www.jump.com

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❘ INTERESTING WEBSITES BRUSSELS www.visit.brussels/meetings

visit.brussels and The Brussels Convention & Visitors Bureau

EN - FR - NL

www.visit.brussels/sustainablemeetings

Brussels sustainable ideas, tips for meeting organisers

FR - NL - EN

www.visit.brussels/qualitydestination

Comments to improve destination quality

FR - NL - EN

www.bookingdesk.brussels

Official hotel reservation

EN

practicalities

www.brussels.be

City of Brussels website

EN - FR - NL

www.be.brussels

Brussels Capital Region website

FR – NL - EN

www.micecalendar.be

visit.brussels MICE calendar of professional meetings and events

EN

www.commissioner.brussels

Brussels Commissioner single point of contact for all European institutions and international organisations, including expat welcome desk

EN - FR - NL

www.beci.be

Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry

FR - NL

www.invest-export.irisnet.be

Customised assistance for exporters

EN - FR - NL

www.abe-bao.be

Brussels Enterprise Agency

FR - NL - EN

www.agenda.brussels

Brussels events, theatre, exhibition, concerts, shows and cinema agenda

FR - NL - EN

www.handy.brussels

Travel guide for travelers with disabilities

FR - NL - EN

www.brusselsmuseums.be

Council of the Brussels Museums

FR - NL - EN

CONVENTION & TOURISM SITES FOR FLANDERS AND WALLONIA www.belgiumconventionbureau.be

Flanders-Brussels Convention Bureau

EN - NL

www.meetingpointbelgium.be

Wallonia-Brussels Convention Bureau

EN - FR - NL - DE - ES

www.walloniebelgiquetourisme.be

Wallonie Belgique Tourisme

EN - FR - NL - DE - ES - IT

www.visitflanders.com

Tourism in Flanders and Brussels

EN - FR - NL - DE - ES - IT

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS www.accbelgium.be

ACC, Association of Communication Companies

FR - NL

www.venues.be

Brussels Special Venues

EN - FR - NL - DE

www.europeancitiesmarketing.com

ECM, European Cities Marketing

EN

www.febelux.com

Febelux, Federation of fairs and exhibitions in Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

EN - FR - NL

http://faib.org

FAIB, Federation of European and International Associations based in Belgium

EN – FR – NL - DE

www.mpiweb.org

MPI, Meeting Professionals International

EN

www.siteglobal.com

SITE, Society of Incentive & Travel Executives

EN

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❘ INTERESTING WEBSITES PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS www.uia.org

UIA, Union of International Associations

EN

www.iccaworld.com

ICCA, International Congress & Convention Association

EN

www.esae.org

ESAE, European Society of Association Executives

EN

www.pcma.org

PCMA, Professional Convention Management Association

EN

www.aivfc-congres.com

AIVFC, International Association of French-Speaking Conference Cities

FR

www.iaee.com

IAEE, International Association of Exhibitions and Events

EN

www.cvent.com

Event management, online event registration, venue sourcing

EN

www.destinationmarketing.org

DMAI, Destination Marketing Association International

EN

www.europa.eu

The official site of the European Union

All official European languages

www.europarl.europa.eu

The multilingual website server of the European Parliament

All official European languages

❘ MEET IN BELGIUM BRUSSELS visit.brussels Brussels Convention & Association Bureau

bip - Rue Royale/Koningsstraat 2-4 B-1000 Brussels

T +32 2 549 50 51 F +32 2 549 50 59

www.visit.brussels/meetings meetings@visit.brussels

visit.brussels Tourism Office

bip - Rue Royale/Koningsstraat 2-4 B-1000 Brussels

T +32 2 513 89 40 F +32 2 513 83 20

www.visit.brussels info@visit.brussels

Flanders-Brussels Convention Bureau

Grasmarkt 61 B-1000 Brussels

T +32 2 504 04 35

www.visitflanders.com congres@conventionbureau.be

Toerisme Vlaanderen

Grasmarkt 61 B-1000 Brussels

T +32 2 504 03 00 F +32 2 504 03 77

www.visitflanders.com info@toerismevlaanderen.be

FLANDERS

WALLONIA Wallonia-Belgique Convention Bureau

www.meetinbelgium.com meetings.incentives@opt.be

Wallonie-Belgique Tourisme - WBT

www.belgique-tourisme.be

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â?˜ USEFUL AND FREE APPS IN BRUSSELS transportation to and in brussels

We’ve rounded up a selection of useful, free and rock solid apps to help you, or your event participants, in Brussels

Brussels Airport Use the flight tracker NMBS/SNCB (Belgian Railways) Plan your trip, set reminders, and get notified

Discover all the mobility services useful in Brussels to move around in a smart way

www.mobilite-mobiliteit.brussels

STIB/MIVB (Public transportation in Brussels) Travel by bus, metro or trams

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sport and MoVe in the city

Bappz Download and use the Brussels metro map

AllBikesNow (by Villo) Bike one of the 5.000 self-service bikes (360 stations)

Waze (GPS Navigation) Get directions, traffic and alerts from the community BePark Find the nearest public parking to your destination

Bird, Cambio, Billy Bike, Ubeeqo, Troty, Lime, Dott, Go Poppy, Scooty: All your apps to scoot the city!

eCab Request, ride and pay your taxi via your mobile phone

Brussels Garden (By Brussels Environment) Discover the 8,000 hectares of parks and woodlands

UberX Check rating and hire a private professional driver Splyt (by Taxis Verts) Share a taxi and pay up to 40% less

SityTrail (by Geolives Belgium) Make the use of this GPS for outdoor activities

Collecto (by Taxis Verts) Use a collective or shared night taxi service

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eatinG and GoinG out Resto.be Experience restaurants in town

Resto Lastminute Reserve the same day and get 20% to 50% off

The Fork (by tripadvisor) Search and book a restaurant

Fritkot (‘Des frites à Bruxelles’) Best guide to the best chip (French Fries!) shops

Too good to go

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The best app to fight food waste and save great food!

discoVer the city and its hidden stories visit.brussels mobile site Use the official mobile website for Brussels activities

agenda.brussels mobile site Use the official mobile calendar of cultural activities

Tales & tours Tourguide with maps, tours, images, audios, videos

365.be Discover Belgian tourist attractions and museums

Tripadvisor Use the largest travel site in the world

Manyguide Get recommendations from 600 locals, on demand

Around me Identify your position and choose places around you Most apps are for iPhone and Android effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this document was correct at the time of writing. Please check the apps specifications directly before installing them.

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B Ballekes  Bappz 

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Basilica Koekelberg  56, 61, 74, 139 Bazaar  116 B-19  77 BBDO Belgium  156 Beaubelge  126 BeCentral  79 Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre  102, 110 BE-HERE  74, 147 BEL.Brussels  75, 87 Belga Queen  116, 118, 119 Belgium Beer Days  126 Belgian Beer Palace  73 Belgian Chocolate Village  126 Belgian Comic Strip Center  61, 76, 94, 126, 139, 152 Belle Maraîchère  118 Bellone (La)  77 BePark  176 BELvue & Coudenberg (Museums)  59, 92, 137 Best Western Hotel Royal Centre  102 Beursschouwburg (De)  77 Bibliotheca Wittockiana  77 Bike-friendly  46, 49, 98 Bike Renting (Villo)  173 BIP, house of the capital region  26, 78, 92 Bird  176 Birdy  75 Birmingham Palace  56, 67, 74 Bloody Louis  75 BLOOM (NH Brussels)  100 Blue Elephant  116 Blu Royal Hotel (Radisson)  58, 100 Bluepoint Brussels  75 BMW Brussels  77 Boa Karaoké Room  126 Bocconi  116 Botanique  61, 75 BOZAR  56, 57, 59, 74, 80, 137, 139, 141 BOZAR Brasserie  116 BOZAR Victor  117 Bravo Discovery  126 Brasserie de la Gare  118 Brasserie de l’Ommegang  116 Brasserie des Etangs Mellaerts  116

Brasserie du Heysel  116 Brasserie Ploegmans  118 Brasserie du Prince d’Orange  116 Brewspot  126 Brilliant Belgium  126 Brilliant ideas  126 Bronks Brussels  76 Brukselbinnestebuiten  126 Brussels Airport  169 Brussels Booking Desk (BBD)  99 Brussels By Water  78, 126, 146 Brussels Chatterguides  126 Brussels Choco Story  127 Brussels Event Brewery  56, 67, 74 Brussels Expo  56, 69, 73, 74 Brussels Games  149 Brussels Garden  176 Brussels Grill  116 Brussels Hotels  99 Brussels Kart Expo  56, 69, 74, 81 Brussels Performance Incentives  127 Brussels44Center  74 Brussels segway  127 Brussels Sightjogging  127, 148 Brussels South Charleroi Airport  169, 170 Brussels Special Venues (BSV)  74, 174 Bus Bavard  127 Business Faculty  76 Business Services  16, 170, 171 C Cactus  127, 146 Callens Café  116 Cambio  176 Carrefour de l'Europe (NH Brussels)  101 Carrérond  79 Casino Brussels - Viage (Grand)  75, 88 Castel Gravenhof  78, 89, 102 Castle of Val-Duchesse  77 Catering  115 Cauchie House  79, 142 Cecoforma  156 Cellars/Caves/Kelders (Cureghem)  75 CEN CENELEC Management Centre  77 Centrale for Contemporary Art  79, 141

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Cercle de Lorraine  63, 75 Cercle Royal Gaulois  76 Ceria campus  74 Chalet de la forêt  116 Chalet de la pede  116 Chalet du Laerbeek  116 Chalet Robinson  76, 90, 166 Chambord Hotel  102 Charles of Lorraine (Palace – La Rotonde)  76 Châtelain (le)  100 Chaufferie (la)  77 Chez Léon  116, 118, 120 Chez Maman  149 Choco-Story  127 Chou de Bruxelles  118 Choux de Bruxelles  127 CIVA  63, 77, 141 Cinémas Kinepolis  75 Cirque Royal  56, 61, 74 Cité du Dragon  116 City Golf  127 City Run  127 Climate  168 Claridge  75 Clefs d’or  98 Clouds  156 Colonies (hotel)  102 Collecto  173, 176 Co-mana  156, 160 Conceptum  156 Congrès (Hotel du)  102 Concept Chocolat  127 Concert Noble  75 Contact us  31 Conrad Consulting  156 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Lotto Park)  56, 67, 74 Convention Bureau  33, 38, 40, 174, 175 Cook & Book  116 Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria  5, 6 Co-Space  4, 17, 37 Cospaia  116, 120 Costermans  78 Coudenberg  78, 137 Cour (La)  79

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A Academy of Belgium (Royal)  76 Accorhotels  102 Action Team Training  126 ADAM Art &Design Museum Atomium 6 9, 141 Admire  126, 156, 159 Advanced Fair  156 Agenda.brussels  9, 125, 174, 177 Aim Group Belgium  156, 159 Albert Hall Complex  75 AllBikesNow  176 Alleluias Event  126 Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel  102 Amigo Brussels Hotel  60, 100, 103, 116 Ancienne Belgique AB  59, 74 Anchor Brussels Event  76 Annapurna Consult  126 Antwerp Airport (Deurne)  169, 170 Appart’City  5 Aqua Hotel  102 ARAU  126, 139 Area  76 Arkadia  126, 140 Armes de Bruxelles (Aux)  116, 119 Army and Military History (Royal Museum of)  56, 65, 74, 142, 143 Arriving by air  170 Arriving by car  170 Arriving by train  171 Around me  177 Arsenal (L’)  75, 83 Arsene 50 112 Art and History (Royal Museum of)  75, 91 Art Nouveau (incentive) 6 3, 65, 132, 134, 163 Artexis Group  156 Atelier Isabelle de Borchgrave  63, 76, 126 Atomium  33, 69, 73, 76, 85, 137 Auberge de Boendael  116 Autoworld  56, 57, 65, 74, 80, 142, 143 Autoworld Restaurant  116 AviaSim  126


Courtyard by Marriott Brussels EU  101 Courtyard by Marriott Brussels  101 Co.Station  79 Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace  100, 106 Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport  100 Cultural centres : Auderghem/Oudergem  75 Bellone (La)  77 Jacques Franck  76 Uccle/Ukkel  74 Vaartkapoen  78 Cum Laude  156 (Cureghem) Cellars  67

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D DM&S Communications  156 d-side group  156 DDMC  156 De Boeck Incoming and Events  156 Deep Dinner  127 De Linde  78 De Markten  78 Delvaux  127 Démence (La)  149 Demeure Abbatiale de Dieleghem  77 Destrée Organisation  156, 160 De Zeyp  78 Dinner in the sky  127, 144, 145 Discover-B (incentive)  127 Discover Belgium  127 Districts : 53 > 58 -Grand’Place  -Rogier  -Louise  -Europe  -Midi  -Heysel  DigitYser  Dixseptième Hotel  Do it Yourself  Docks Dome  Dolce La Hulpe (Hotel)  Domaine Allard 

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101 101 156, 161

E Ecab  176 Ecco la Luna  127, 132 Ecodynamic Company  48 Ecolabels  46, 97 Edificio  75, 77 Egmont Palace  59, 75 E-Guides  127 Elzenhof  79 EMAS  46, 48, 97 Enygma  127 Esebo  127 Escape Events  157 Escape Prod  127, 152 Escape Rush  127 Espace Leopold S. Senghor  77 Esprit de Sel Brasserie (L’)  116 Eureka Events  127 Eurobussing (Keolis/ De Boeck)  156 Eurostars Montgomery Hotel  94 100 Event Hall  10, 56, 69, 74 Event Lounge  74 Event Masters  128, 157 Event Mosaic  128, 157 Events in the Sky (Dinner in the sky)  128 Everna  78 Experience Brussels  59, 70 EXPO (BRUSSELS)  56, 69, 73, 74 F Fabbrica (La)  116 Fabienne Delvigne Création  128 Factory Forty  77 Fast Forward Events  157 FCM Events & Incoming Services  128, 164 Fédération of Enterprises in Belgium – FEB  76, 87 Ferme Rose (La)  78 Fermette (La)  78 Fils de Jules (Le)  116 Fine Arts (Royal Museums of)

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 30, 55, 59, 75, 86, 137, 139, 141 First Euroflat Hotel  101 FISA  157 Flagey  63 Floris Hotel Arlequin Grand Place  102, 109 Fonderie (La)  78 Forêt de Soignes (sport centre)  79 Forest National  56, 63, 67, 74 Food & Dining  109 Frajlick  128 Fritkot  177 Friture René  118 Fun Quest  128 Futurist Games  128 G Galeries Ravenstein  78 Gare maritime  6, 7, 56, 73 Gastronomy  115 Gay-Friendly  149, 150 Global Enterprises  128 Go Poppy  176 Grand Forestier (Au)  118 Grand-Place (Maison)  77, 93 Gravenhof (Castel)  78, 89, 102 Green Key  46, 48, 97 Gresham Belson Hotel Brussels  101 G-STIK  32, 33 H Halles Saint-Géry  76 Halles de Schaerbeek  74 Handy.brussels  49, 174 Hard Rock Café  76, 88, 116, 151 Hergé (Museum)  152 Hilton Brussels Grand-Place  101, 106, 116 Hilton Garden Inn Brussels City Center  100 Hof ter Musschen  76 Holiday Inn Brussels Airport  100 Horta (Museum)  63, 79, 139 Hotel de la Poste  73 Hotel (the)  100, 108 Hotel /House (Mansion) : - Autrique 

79, 139

- Cauchie  - Max Hallet  Hotels  Hotel Solvay  Hotel (The)  Hubert Hotel Grand-Place 

79, 142 63, 79, 138 97 63, 79, 100, 108 100

I IAC International Association Centre  76 Ibis Brussels Centre Gare du Midi  100 Ibis Brussels City Centre Hotel  102 Ibis Brussels Erasmus  102 Ibis Brussels Off Grand-Place  102 ICAB Business & Technology Incubator  79 ICF Next  157, 163 Indigo Brussels City  5, 101 International Auditorium (The)  77, 94 In & out  128 ISO 14001  46, 48, 97 ISO 20121  46, 48, 97 Itinéraires (Event Organizer)  128, 140, 157, 163 Izan Avenue Louise Hotel  100 J Jacques Franck (Cultural Center)  Jada Events  Jazz Station  Jeux d’Hiver (Les)  Jewish Museum 

76 157 78 116 78

K Kaaitheater  75 Kanal – Centre Pompidou  56, 73, 75, 140, 141 Karreveld (Castle)  76 KBR - Royal Library of Belgium  76, 146 Kellen  157 King Baudouin Stadium  69, 75 Klare Lijn  128 Koezio  128 Konki  128 Korei  128 KVS  61, 75 Kwint Brasserie  116


M Maalbeek (De)  78 Madeleine (La)  30, 74, Magellan (Le)  116 Magritte (Musée/Museum)  59, 73, 75, 86, 137 Maison (La) : - de la Poste  - de l’Automobile  - des Brasseurs  - du Cygne  - Grand-Place  - Notre-Dame du Chant d’Oiseau  - Maison Carine Gilson  - Maison NATAN  - Maison Particulière 

6, 75, 82 76 78 116 77, 93 77 129 129 63

Magic Escape  129 Malou Castle  79 Manacoach  129 Manufacture (La)  116, 121 Manufacture  111 - 151 Manyguide  177 Marivaux Hotel, Congress & Seminar Centre 102 Marriott Hotel (Grand-Place)  100 Maps  173 Markten (De)  78 Martin’s Brussels EU  101 Martin’s Château du Lac & Manoir  100 Max Hallet Hotel  63, 79, 138 MCI Group  157, 161 Meat Me  116 Medecine Museum  78 MeetMarcel  157 Meet U There  157 MEININGER Hotel Brussels City Center  102 Mercure Brussels Airport Hotel  102, 110 Mercure Brussels Centre Midi  101 Metropole Executive Centre  75 Metropole Brussels (Hotel)  100, 103 Microson  157, 164 Midi station – South station  63, 169, 171 Midtown Grill (Marriott Brussels Hotel)  116 Mill & Food Museum (Brussels)  79 MIM (Musical Instruments Museum)  59, 77, 91, 117, 139 MIMA (Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art)  61, 77, 141, 151 Mini-Europe  69, 76, 93, 143 Mixua  129 Modern Event  75 Money  168 Monnaie (La)/De Munt Opera House  56, 57, 59, 74 MOOF (Museum of Original Figurines)  59, 76, 152 Motel One Brussels  102 Moulin de Lindekemale  116 Muntpunt  79

Museum : - of the Armed Forces and Military History (Royal)  56, 65, 74, 142, 143 - of Art & History (Royal)  75, 91 - BELvue & Coudenberg  59, 92, 137 - Clockarium  79 - Fine Arts of Belgium (Royal)  30, 55, 59, 75, 86, 137, 139, 141, - Magritte  59, 73, 75, 86, 137 - Musical Instruments  59, 77, 91, 117, 139 Music Village (The) 

78

N Natural Sciences (Museum of)  65, 77, 143 Nekkersdal  77 Nemo33 Diving Centre  77, 117, 127, 129, 145 New Balls Please  157 NewHotel Charlemagne  101 NEO  7, 56, 73 9Hotel Chelton  5 NH Brussels Airport Hotel  101 NH Brussels Bloom  100 NH Brussels EU Berlaymont  101 NH Carrefour de l’Europe  101 NH Collection Brussels Louise  101 NH Grand Place Arenberg  101 NMBS  171, 176 Noordzee – Mer du Nord  118 Nouveau Taste (Crowne Plaza)  117 Novotel Brussels Airport  102 Novotel Brussels Centre Midi Station Hotel 100 Novotel Brussels off Grand Place  100 Novotel Brussels City Centre  101, 107 O Objectif (L’)  Ocean Diva Belgium  Old Wild West  Ommegang  Once in Brussels  OONA  Op Weule  Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont 

181

117 129 117 9 129, 146 157 77 117

Organization Services  Oval Office (The)  Ovation Belgium 

129 158 157

P Palais des Académies  76 Parc (Théâtre Royal du)  75 Park Atrium (Regus)  79 Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport Hotel  102, 111 Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi Hotel 1  02, 111 Park Side Brasserie  117 Parker Hotel Brussels Airport  100 Patinoire Royale (La)  76 Petit Palais (Le)  118 Pentahotel Brussels city centre  101 Pentahotel Brussels Airport  102 Perfect Plus Events  129, 157 Personal (shopper)  129 Philanthropy House  79 Pianofabriek (De)  78 Pink Screens Festival  149 Pillows City Hotel Brussels Centre  101 Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe  101 Pistolet Original  118 Planetarium  69, 77 Planète Chocolat  129 Plaza Brussels (Le)  100, 107 Plaza (Théâtre Le)  74, 84 Porte de Hal (Musée)  66, 67, 76 Poseidon sport centre  78 Poste (Maison de la)  6, 73, 75, 82 Practicalities  167 > 173 Pracsis  158 President Hotel  5, 101, 108 Pride  9, 149 Pride Festival  9, 149 Profirst  158 Progress Hotel  101 Promo Events  130 Pro Velo  98, 130, 146 Public (Le)  76 Public holidays  168 Public Transport  173

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L Laerbeek (Chalet du)  116 La Manufacture  116, 121 La Quincaillerie  117, 121 Lasergame  128 Laurent Gerbaud Chocolate Workshop  23, 128 L42 Business Center & Workspaces  78 L Festival  149 L'Echappée Bière  129 Le 202 76 Le Canterbury  118 Let me out  129 Leopold Hotel  101 Le Sortilège  128 Les Bijoux de Marie-France  129 Les Brigittines (brasserie)  118 LGBT  149 Lime  176 Little Food  129, 146 Live Escape Games  129 Livescope  129 Loft (The Manufacture’s)  79 Loft Boat  79 Lounge Club  76 Luggage  170, 171


Pullman Brussels Centre Midi Hotel  Pure Liner  Q QBic Hotel Brussels  Quay 01  Queer black movie festival  Quincaillerie (La)  Qui veut pister Bruxelles 

100 77

5, 101 76 149 117, 121 130

index

R Radisson Blu Royal Hotel  100 Radisson Red Hotel Brussels  101 Ramada Brussels Woluwe  101 Recyclart  78 Regus Schuman  79 Regus Stephanie Square  79 Relais Saint-Job (Le)  118 Renaissance Brussels Hotel  100, 117 Renewable Energy House  79 Rental (car)  164, 165 Repos des Chasseurs  102, 117 Residence Palace  77 Restaurant François  118 Restaurant Vincent  118 Restauration Nouvelle  116, 117 Resto.be  171 Resto Lastminute  177 Restobières  118 Ric’s Art Boat  77 Ric’s River Boat  78 RiverTours  130 Rivieren Castle (De)  78 Robinson (chalet)  76, 90, 166 Rose Blanche (La)  117 Rotonde of the Woluwe Football Stadium  77 Rotonde - Former Palace of Ch. de Lorraine 76 Roue D'Or (La)  118 Royal Museum of Art and History  75, 91 Royal Museums of Fine Arts  30, 55, 59, 75, 86, 137, 139, 141 Roy d’Espagne  117, 122

S Sainte-Anne Castle  76 Saint-Géry (Halles)  76 Saint-Gilles Town Hall  77 Saint-Michel (Théâtre)  56, 65 Salon  58- 117 Savoy (Au)  118 Scheltema  117, 122 Scotland Europa  77 Scooty  176 Secondfloor  158 SEMICO – Seminar & Congress Organisation Office  158, 162 Sem’On Business  130 SNCB  171 Senghor (Espace)  77 Sheds (Les) (Tour & Taxis)  56, 61, 82 Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel  100 SILO Brussels  6, 75, 84 SityTrail  176 Siru Hotel  102 Sofitel Brussels Europe  100, 104 Sofitel Brussels Louise  100, 104 Solitude (Château)  78 Solvay Library  77 Solvay (Hotel)  63, 79 Space Fun game  128 Spirito Brussels  78, 117 Splyt  176 SQUARE - BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE  56, 59, 63, 73, 74, 82 Stadium Constant Vanden Stock (Lotto Park)  56, 67, 74 Stadium King Baudouin  69, 75 Stanhope Brussels Hotel  100 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s  100, 105 Stepman House  78 Sterkmans Events  130 Sticky Dot  79 Sustainable  3, 4, 24, 25, 35, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, Swing‘n Cook  130 Sylvester Events  158

182

T Tangla Hotel  100 Tales & Tours  170 Tanneurs (Ateliers des)  67, 76 Taverne du Passage (La)  117, 118, 138 Taxi  167, 169, 173, 176 Team building (incentive)  126 > 131 Teatro  117 Tellus Destination Management Company 158 Ten Weyngaert  76 Theatres : - Marni  - de la place des Martyrs  - National  - Royal du Parc  - Le Plaza  - Le Public  - Saint-Michel  - Vaudeville  - Teatro 

76 75 74 75 63, 74, 84 76 56, 65 75, 90 117

The Augustin  101 The Avenue  117 The Egg Brussels  74 The Escape Hunt Experience  130 The Fork  171 The Good Time Company  130 The Hotel.  100, 108 The International Auditorium  77, 94 The Rage Room  130 The President Hotel  5, 101, 108 Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie  100 Thon Hotel Brussels Airport  102 Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre  100 Thon Hotel EU  100 Tier  170 Timmermans (Brewery)  79 T’Kelderke  118 T’Potverdoemmeke  118 Tomahawk Axe Throwing  130 Tour & Taxis Event (Les Sheds)  7, 9, 56, 61, 74, 82, 146 To the point events  158

Too Good to Go  Town Hall Guided tour  TownHall Europe  Toy Museum  Train (Arriving by)  Train World  Tram Experience  Tram Museum  Transforma BXL  Transport & travel  Tripadvisor  Triumph Benelux  Troty  Turpitour 

177 130 77 78 171 75, 89 133 75 77 169 > 172 177 158, 162 16 130

U Ubeeqo  176 Uber X  176 Uccle/Ukkel (Cultural Centre)  74 ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles 56, 63, 74 University Foundation  77 V Vaartkapoen (cultural centre)  78 Val Duchesse (Castle of)  77 van Buuren Museum  79, 139 Van Belle Hotel  102 Van der Valk Brussels Airport Hotel  101, 109 Vaudeville (Théâtre)  75, 90 Vénerie (La)  76 Venues  73 > 94 Venues for +1000 persons  74 Venues between 500 & 1000 persons  74, 75 Venues between 250 & 500 persons  75, 76 Venues between 100 & 250 persons  76, 77, 78 Venues for less than 100 persons  79 Verbond van Belgische Ondernemingen  76, 87 Verhulst Events  130, 158 Vert de Gris  117 Viage (Grand Casino Brussels)  59, 75, 88 Vieux Bruxelles (Au)  118 Vieux Saint-Martin (Au)  118 Vignoble (Le)  116


Villa Empain  Villa Lorraine  VillAttitude  Villo  Visa  Viva M'Boma  Vizit  Volle Gas  VO Communication  Voice  Vroumekes 130

78, 139, 140, 141 117 78 49, 98, 173, 176 168 118 130 117 158 158

index

W W:Hall 75 WaBo 79 Waffle workshop 130 Wannapplay 130, 132 Warwick Brussels 100, 105 Warwick (by) Hotel Barsey 101 Way2Events 158 Waze 176 We Make You Happy 130 West Midlands in Europe 78 White Rabbit 158 WIELS, Contemporary Arts Centre 67, 79, 141 Wild Gallery 74, 83 Wiltcher’s (Steigenberger) 100, 105 Wolubilis 75, 85 Woodcutter 131 Why Brussels : 13 > 25 X Xception Events 131 Z Zaabär 131 Zeyp (De) 78 Zinneke (le) 118 1040 (Le) 118 365.be 171 60 minutes 131

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