5 venues to organise an event in Belgium

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How to deal with venue search for small events…

Each city has numerous directories of event venues online, but Internet can be very misleading. When looking into a venue for smaller events, qualitative hotel brands are often safe choices as they generally respond to a list of standards. Obviously, we always recommend visiting your selected venue before contracting it, but we understand that it might not always be feasible for smaller projects. Your knowledge of the industry and negotiation skills will help you to find the best value for money. Anybody could contract a venue for a smaller project: you will be confronted to some pitfalls but the damage will remain limited.

…to large congresses

But what about large congresses, meetings, conferences, trade shows? The number of venues suitable for large events is limited; each property has its own strategy, limitations, opportunities, terms and conditions. This complex landscape requires support from specialists: without a thoughtful experience, you might face negative surprises and pay each mistake in cash. Once the contract is signed, there is no way back and that one signature might have a huge impact on additional, sometimes hidden, venue costs, but also on catering, technical requirements, decoration, transportation, security and cleaning.

We’ve made you a selection of 5 large event venues in Belgium. In case you need support to organise your event, our specialists provide event services for short to long-term projects.

MICX Mons

The Mons International Congress Xperience is a sustainable congress center and architectural masterpiece by Daniel Libeskind located in Mons. The MICX consists of 3 auditoria and 14 rooms, from 10 to 1000 people.

Why you should go there?

To deal with brand new tailor-made spaces and services for your meetings and conferences
To welcome your guests in the European capital of Culture 2015
For its ideal location, cross between Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne and London and close to Brussels National and Charleroi airport

Website: www.micx.be
Twitter: @MICX_Mons

Elisabeth Center Antwerp

Renovated at the end of 2016, Elisabeth Center Antwerp can accommodate up to 2500 seats over an area of 25.000 m2. This congress center offers several rooms combining successfully the charm of the traditional architecture with modern facilities. You’ll find this venue in the historic center of Antwerp, in the middle of Belgium’s most famous Zoo.

Why you should go there?

To immerse your audience in a very peaceful and unique surrounding and make them experience this magic setting between tropical animals
 For the acoustic, the variety of technical options, the sustainability and the multi-functionality of the rooms

Website: www.elisabethcenter.be
Twitter: @FMCCAbelgium

Brussels Expo

Located in the shadow of the Atomium, Brussels expo is the leader on the Belgian market due to its biggest exhibition space. Its Art Deco venues, including Palais 12 and several exhibition halls, can suit for 400 to 10 000 persons.

Why you should go there?

To find an ideal solution to your hybrid event including exhibition facilities, cocktail party and dinner setup
For the exceptional accessibility by public and private transports and… the view on the Atomium!

Website: www.brussels-expo.com
Twitter : @brussels_expo

The Egg Brussels

This versatile 5.000m2 event venue can welcome up to 999 guests, in a modular auditorium and 4 meeting rooms. This location is situated in the heart of Brussels in the south district.

Why you should go there?

To express your own creativity through its inversed library, trendy terrace and mezzanine and to offer connected experiences to your target audience thanks to its outstanding and innovative services
For its central situation: walking distance to Midi Station with international connexions (Eurostar, Thalys) and quick train ride to Brussels International Airport and Charleroi Airport

Website: www.theeggbrussels.com
Twitter: @TheEggBrussels

Flanders Expo Ghent

Built in 1986 and recently renovated, Flanders Expo is the biggest exhibition space in Flanders and Belgium’s second biggest one. Its 54.000m2 includes 8 exhibition halls, a conference and seminar center and 3 restaurants. It is located in Gent.

Why you should go there?

To be surprised by its brand new, design conscious and high tech meeting center
For its accessibility and parking facilities, located by the E40 motorway and accessible by tram from Gent

Website: www.flandersexpo.be
Twitter: @flandersexpo

Need help to find the best venue for your event?

Of’’Cores provides event services for short to long term projects. Our event managers can assist your company on a specific aspect of your event or organise it from A to Z, with no obligation to collaborate on the long term. Let’s meet!

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