The chance to enjoy the exhibition area is of great importance for those who are looking to do business on a global scale from any area of Europe or the capitals oft he world. The best hotels and accommodation options can be found close to the centre, which is located close to the heart of the city where many of the top restaurants and attractions can be found for all to enjoy.
Brussels Expo Exhibition Centre is the biggest exhibition centre in Belgium. Every year, BRUSSELS EXPO hosts more than 60 exhibitions and 90 events.
Major events at Brussels Expo include the annual Food Fair, Megavino international wine fair, Cocoon, Zenith, the Brussels dog show, the Brussels Motor Show, Vakantiesalon (Travel Fair), Batibouw (International Building, Renovation and Decoration Trade Fair), Made in Asia, European Seafood Expo, the Business and meeting solutions event, Art Brussels antiques fair, and much more.
Many hotels and accommodation options are found in the heart of the city where the best in cuisine and the arts are found. Every visitor will be seeking to enjoy a little of the local culture when they embark upon a trip to the Expo centre, which should always include sampling the local waffle delicacy that is known around the world.
More than 1,800 restaurants and cafe’s are located in the city and around the Grand Place to allow everything from a cheap waffle to an expensive meal of famous Brussels mussels.
Congress and exhibition facilities consists out of an auditorium of 1.860 seats, equipped with 6 translation booths. An auditorium of 400 seats, equipped with 6 translation booths, 13 conference rooms with capacities from 50 to 180 persons in theatre style Exhibition facilities. A total of 115.000 m2 exhibition space in 12 Halls with capacities from 2.980 to 13.040 m2. Catering areas for trade fairs and events.
Five halls at Brussels Expo date back to the 1935 World Expo. The other halls were constructed between 1958, the year of the second World Exhibition, and 1998.
Location of Brussels Expo: the Brussels expo centre is located north-west of the city centre at the Heysel, close to the Atomium and the King Baudouin football stadium.
Nearest Metro Station : the closest metro stop is Heysel metro station.
Nearest train station : The main train station for Brussels city centre is Brussels Central railway station. The city is served by Eurostar and Thalys trains, departing and arriving in Brussels South or Midi train station. From Brussels Midi you can travel by train to Amsterdam Main Station, Paris Gare du Nord, Bruges Railway Station, Antwerp Central Station, Koln Hauptbahnhof, etc..
Nearest Airport : Brussels Expo center is served by Brussels International Airport (Zaventem), situated around 20 minutes by car from the exhibition site.
Brussels can also be reached from Brussels South airport, located near the city of Charleroi, 46km or 29 miles from Brussels. This airport is mainly served by low cost carriers such as Ryanair (from Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, Rome Ciampino) and Wizz Air.
Overview of the halls
Hall 1 — 10.590 m2, Hall 2 — 4.500 m2, Hall 3 — 10.970 m2, Hall 4 — 10.230 m2, Hall 5 — 13.040 m2, Hall 6 — 10.270 m2, Hall 7 — 11.380 m2, Hall 8 — 7.840 m2, Hall 9 — 7.840 m2, Hall 10 — 4.330 m2, Hall 11 — 10.935 m2, Patio — 2.370 m2, Astrid Hall — 2.887 m2
Overview of the Auditoriums and meeting rooms
Hall 3 — Room 301 : 140, Room 304 : 140, Room 321 : 140, Room 324 : 140
Hall 7 — Auditorium 500 : 400
Hall 10 — Ambassador Room : 180, Auditorium 2000 : 1.860
Hall 11 — Room 1101 : 60, Room 1102 : 50, Room 1121 : 180, Room 1122 : 160, Room 1123 : 160, Room 1124 : 60, Room 1125 : 50