Come set your milestone in Flanders

With your conference you want to share knowledge. Push boundaries. Establish milestones. Create a positive, long-term impact. There is nowhere better to do this than in Flanders and Brussels.
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5 rock-solid guarantees for a successful congress in Flanders


Flanders is easy to reach for delegates from all over the world


Experts in your field support your conference


Impress your guests with a Flanders Heritage Venue


You create a milestone: a positive, long-term impact for society


Your delegates enjoy the world famous Flemish assets
Flanders. A region packed with history, heritage and arts. The cradle of cycling and the breeding ground for an unparalleled culinary culture. A region in the heart of Europe, with an inexhaustible wealth of natural beauty interspersed with historic castles and gardens. A place full of stories that stretch back centuries, thanks to our pioneering craftsmanship. Welcome to Flanders, where you will be welcomed with open arms.

Flanders is easy to reach for delegates from all over the world

Connect Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Cologne with each other on a map and you will know exactly where Flanders is situated. It's in the north of Belgium, in the centre of Western Europe, with nearby airports so your delegates can easily get there, from wherever they are in the world. Train connections from cities such as London, Paris and Amsterdam are excellent, and even from Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt and Prague you'll be here in no time.

In Flanders, distances are short. You can easily get from city to city by public transport. Many of the venues are located in the city centre, making public transport there a fast, easy, and sustainable solution.

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VisitFLANDERS Convention Bureau loves working with you. Here are the reasons why that is most likely mutual.

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau loves working with you.

Here are the reasons why that is most likely mutual.

  • We put together the strongest possible local organising committee.
  • We provide the best recommendations regarding venue, catering, accommodation and activities.
  • We help you define the positive, long-term impact of your conference.
  • You get the use of our state-of-the art technology for hybrid conferences.
  • We gladly welcome the board of your association or PCO for an inspirational visit.
  • Our service and support are free of charge.

The conference and events sector is at a crossroads. To shape a brighter future, we need to shift our focus from "more" to "better." A new and resilient business model is essential for staying relevant.

Social impact is crucial in this transition. Consider the long-term positive effects your conference or event can have on the host location and its residents.

To address this key question, VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau has co-developed a new methodology. This stakeholder-focused approach helps organizers identify and maximize their positive impact, making conferences and events milestones not only for the sector but also for society.

Impact Day

On Monday, October 14, we will unveil this methodology—developed over two years—during Impact Day in Bruges. As a sector expert, we invite you to join us for this premiere.

Together with partners #Meet4Impact and GDS-Movement, we have designed an engaging afternoon program.

Impact Day is part of the BEFuture project, which aims to shape the future of Business Events in Europe by promoting sustainability, resilience, and digital innovation.

This event will be organized with sustainability at its core. Located in the heart of Bruges, it is easily accessible by public transport and surrounded by hotels with The Green Key certification. Additionally, we will measure our CO2 emissions to ensure environmental responsibility.

Free inspiration for your next conference

A successful conference is one that inspires. That’s why we offer you here tons of inspiration. For a conference in your domain, for your conference in Flanders.

Flanders: a region of world-class excellence in crucial key sectors

In this tiny spot on the globe, numerous specialists are on hand to provide support to your organisation. Knowledge institutions, governments, companies, associations, networks and citizens make a creative and innovative contribution to knowledge, education, and research. The presence of experts is your strongest guarantee for a successful conference.

E-book Amazing Flanders

Read our free e-book Amazing Flanders

Discover Flanders as a conference destination
Flanders is world-famous for its delicious treats like chocolate and beer. And for painters like Rubens, Van Eyck and Bruegel. But did you know that this northern part of Belgium is also a great location for your next conference? This e-book explains to you why, in 36 pages full of impressive photos. Download your copy now and discover 8 amazing facts about Flanders as your next conference destination.

Let’s set your milestone together

At VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau, we believe that your association’s visit can offer lasting added value for society. Your conference has the potential to be a milestone in your industry, as well as in the lives of hundreds, thousands and even millions of people.

That is why our experts, as a service of our organization, reflect together with you on the positive, long-term impact of your conference before it starts, along with a number of Flemish standard bearers in your key industry. After your conference, we map the long-term impact of your conference and provide you with feedback about this.

Want to know more about this free-of-charge impact methodology?

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"Associations play a crucial role in society. Their conference or event is a powerful tool to create a positive impact.”

Success stories

A conference in Flanders is not a step into the deep end. Many associations and PCOs preceded you by organizing a very successful edition. Read here why they chose our region.

Alexandra Gerard


Alexandra Gerard

Stijn Spaepen

Trends in Brewing

Stijn Spaepen

Maria Soledad Gaido

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Maria Soledad Gaido

Impress your delegates with a Flanders Heritage Venue

By choosing one of the Flanders Heritage Venues, you can welcome your delegates in a building with a unique story and offer them an amazing heritage experience. The location always has exceptional architectural value, is situated in the historic city centre, and is within walking distance of all of Flanders’ cultural, artistic, and culinary assets. In that sense, you are really creating the legacy of the future in today’s heritage, while offering your guests an unforgettable experience.

Visit the Flanders Heritage Venues from your chair

With your conference in a Flanders Heritage Venue you are guaranteed to impress your delegates. But first it's your turn: take an impressive virtual visit in 360° to the venue of your choice, and be amazed by its architecture.


Nice to meet you

Our experts are at home in your sector. Wherever your association is headquartered, there is always a Relations Manager in your area who will be happy to tell you more about Flanders' unique assets as a host region for your conference.