Be in the forefront of the Belgian marketing community

Whether you’re interested in featuring your brand, exhibiting your services, speaking on stage or all three, we probably have valuable partnership opportunities to bring your company to the forefront of the Belgian marketing community.

B2B events for sales, communication and marketing professionals

The three leading Belgian marketing organisations STIMA, the IAB-Belgium and the BDMA recently merged into BAM, the Belgian Association of Marketing. BAM hosts exclusive B2B events intended for marketing, communication and sales professionals:

The Marketing Congress
▸ The Rentrée
▸ Marketer of the Year
▸ The Cuckoo Awards
▸ Legal Day
▸ Brand Cafés
… many more events and several marketing trainings!

How to sponsor

Interested in getting involved as a key partner in those events? BAM works together with Of”Cores to deliver win-win event partnerships with sponsors.

We would be happy to assist you with:

▸ Tailored sponsorship that fits your business and marketing needs
▸ Brainstorming to create “out of the box” sponsoring opportunities
▸ Structural partnership

Don’t miss out on the best deals to position your company!

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Trainees wanted!

We are looking for two student profiles to reinforce our team in Brussels as trainees / interns :

1 Event Management Trainee
1 Marketing & Communications Coordinator Trainee

Both positions are available for a period from 3 to 12 months. All applicants must have excellent organisational skills and top notch oral and written English communication skills.

The successful candidates will be part of a team of business and marketing experts and work in a dynamic and international environment. The positions are based in Brussels, a few minutes walk from Midi Station. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the event industry in a fun and professional atmosphere!

To see if you fit and how to apply, please consult the two offers above or drop us an email.

Of"Cores takes over the event organisation and sponsorships of the STIMA Congress

Of”cores was chosen to manage the organisation and sponsorships of the marketing conference of the year

We’re proud to announce that we will handle the event management and sponsorships of the STIMA Congress 2015, taking place on December 4-5 at the ICC Gent. The STIMA Congress is the Belgian marketing conference of the year, attracting over 1000 marketing professionals including Chief Marketing Officers, Senior Marketing Executives, Marketing Directors, etc.

The event is managed by STIMA – Stimulating Marketing, the main community of marketing professionnals in Belgium. The Of”Cores team is responsible for the logistics, event planning as well as the sponsor management of the annual congress. We are looking forward to delivering a one-to-remember event to Belgian marketers !

STIMA International Marketing Congress - The Festival Edition - 06/12/2014 - ICC Ghent, Belgium

Opportunities to sponsor are now open

This is a unique opportunity to highlight your brand at the STIMA Congress. Whether you would like to exhibit your solutions and products, host private meetings or simply showcase your brand, we offer several options to suit your business needs. Get in touch with us to find creative ideas on how to best position your brand during the event.

Last but not least, if you decide to sponsor before the end of June in order to be visible as from the first communications, you will benefit from an attractive early bird sponsorship discount!

Interested in sponsoring the STIMA Congress 2015? Get in touch with us today to receive the sponsorship brochure.

More information: http://stimacongres.be/

STIMA International Marketing Congress - The Festival Edition - 05/12/2014 - ICC Ghent, BelgiumCredits: photos from the STIMA Congress 2014, courtesy of STIMA

Get to know Of"Cores better!

Reliable business relationships usually start by meeting people. Getting to know each other enables a two-ways collaboration with transparency and trust as prerequisites. Today we’re pleased to share with you who is behind Of”Cores, so you get to know the team a little better!


Our team of experts is growing

As Of”Cores’ activities have increased exponentially since the launch of the company, the team grew in parallel to support new businesses.

Benedicte We are thrilled to introduce you to Bénédicte Blondel, our Marketing Expert who started early 2015. After being the Communications Manager at the European digital advertising association IAB Europe and Marketing Manager at Yahoo!, she has chosen to join the Of”Cores team. Bénédicte can assist you in building up your event marketing strategy and is the eagle-eye of the team!

In order to present you our team members and their expertise, we have recently released a  Team page in our website: meet the team!


The Of”Cores Infographic

Sometimes graphics can be more revealing than conventional writing. The team at Of”Cores has put together an infographic that illustrates our activities, values and team spirit.

This infographic aims to summarize who we are and what we do – as well as what we don’t do! Check it out:

Infographic Of CoresIf you enjoyed this first introduction to Of”Cores’ team of passionate experts, we would be glad to meet you in person to discuss how we can help your business: let’s schedule a meeting together!

Case Movie IMA Europe 20th Anniversary Conference in Brussels

On 23 and 24 September 2014, IMA Europe (Industrial Minerals Association – Europe), celebrated its 20th Anniversary Conference in Brussels. They put the organisation of the two-day event, Gala and Conference, in Of”Cores’ hands.

The event took place at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre under the theme “IMAGINE the future with industrial minerals”. It comprised of:
– IMA Recognition Award Ceremony & 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
– The IMA 2014 Conference
– High Level Roundtable “Is there a future for industrial minerals extraction in Europe?”
– IMA Safety Awards Ceremony

Enjoy the case movie of this two-day event organised by Of”Cores:

We would like to thank the IMA-Europe team for their trust and collaboration.
Movie realised by Emove, visual communication agency based in Brussels.

Emove

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Of”Cores announces the opening of its headquarters in Brussels

Of”Cores, the Belgian-based corporate event solutions company, is delighted to announce the official opening of its new headquarters in Brussels, in addition to its current representation office in Ghent.

Of”Cores’s main goal is to provide the highest standards of event management to national and international clients. From this perspective, Jean-Baptiste de Bock, Of”Cores Founder & Managing Director, says: “After organising more than 2000 events in Brussels for European associations, institutions and international companies, it was a natural move to settle in the capital. This is a way to ensure that our current and future clients get a high quality service and all the support required to realise their projects.”

The new head office is hosted in the Egg, an exceptional 15.000m2 post- industrial building dedicated to creativity and innovation. Jean-Baptiste de Bock describes the new working space as “inspiring, contemporary and open-minded”, in line with Of”Cores’ values.

The location of the new headquarters in the Egg is very convenient. It’s only a 5-minutes walk from Midi Station, which connects Brussels to major European cities such as London, Paris or Amsterdam. A strategic move for the growing start-up already well established within Brussels-based corporates and associations.

Of-Cores Event HQ Of-Cores office in The Egg

Case Movie Interact Barcelona 2013

On May 23 – 24, the W Hotel in Barcelona was the place to be for all leading European advertisers, agencies, media owners, regulators and policy makers. The theme of the 7th edition of Interact: ‘Battle of the Screens: Compete or collaborate?’.

Together with the IAB Europe team we organised this annual event & created what participants described as “the best Interact ever”.  Sit down, lean back & enjoy!!

Many thanks to the team at IAB Europe for the kind words; it was a spectacular edition thanks to our superb collaboration!

Hi there, it's nice to meet you!

Welcome to our brand-new blog!

We’d like to introduce ourselves, we are Of”Cores and we offer corporate event solutions. Our specialism is international event management/marketing  – and we enjoy sharing stories, information, sector insights, promotions about the corporate event and hospitality sector with anyone who is interested!

From our point of view it’s only through sharing stories that we can show how our team adds value to the events community and potential clients. In this age of co-production and co-creation, we believe that by sharing useful information makes easier to deliver better and more successful corporate events.

Through this blog you can engage, share, teach and learn. We will know that we have achieved our aim if we get questions, comments and responses from you, our community! From our experience, when people share and teach others it’s the best way to learn and from each other’s mistakes and equally from their successes. That’s one way to create value and improve performance.

Here are some of the topics we will write about. Be bold, share your ideas, experiences and stories in our comments section!

  • Trends within the event & marketing sector
  • The importance of solid partnerships for a successful event
  • How to put your event in the market
  • Hospitality, Event & Marketing insights
  • ‘’Things that went wrong’’ – True stories from behind the scenes

We will use our own events as interesting case studies, we will find useful industry news, show movies, publish pictures and anything else that inspires us! We are doing this because we believe that in the events industry it’s important to stay informed about the latest trends and technologies and that’s our job. We’re excited to hear what you think!

You can also connect us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Instagram and find out information about what we’re up to on our website: www.of-cores.com.

Enjoy, like and share!

The Of”Cores-team