12May 2017
Discover our wide range of conference rooms for rent in Brussels

The EGG Brussels Congress and Meeting Centre goes green by achieving the “Entreprise écodynamique” (“Ecodynamic business”) label.

The field of event management is still too often criticised for its heavy ecological footprint, whatever the events may be, they are significant sources of waste, in particular food waste. Today The EGG Brussels is going to the opposite extreme of this trend, notably by putting in place actions that respond to the environmental challenges of our time. It is their way of reflecting their own ideals and current social issues:  Our wish is not to offer one hundred per cent recyclable or ecological, but to encourage our visitors and collaborators to go down this route and to suggest this new way of consuming to our customers. We must be realistic, we cannot change every production and consumption process at once, but durable development has always been in the minds of our founders. At The EGG Brussels, we believe in development that works in harmony with the environment, achieving the “Entreprise écodynamique” label has been a real challenge for the whole team, explains Gilles Poot Baudier, General Manager at The EGG Brussels.

 

The “Entreprise écodynamique” label was created in 1999 and is today an official recognition in the Brussels-Capital region for organisations in Brussels who set up an in-house environmental management. It rewards their environmental dynamism and advancement, particularly in terms of waste management and prevention, rational use of energy and worker mobility management, etc.

In practical terms, at The EGG Brussels, durability has become a determining factor in general management decisions and the holding of their events. Whether it be by promoting public transport, sorting waste, donating surplus food, ecological lighting or even using reusable tableware, The EGG Brussels wants to contribute towards a better city of Brussels and offer a strong alternative to the culture of waste which is damaging the events industry: Within the framework of our environmental policy, we are committed to reducing waste and limiting our impact upon the air, water and earth thanks to an effective management system. We train our personnel and inform our customers in order to ensure that they all contribute towards protecting the environment, explains Mr Poot Baudier.

The EGG Brussels, already renowned for its obvious assets related to event management, thus embarks upon a decidedly fashionable green drive. A responsible ecological footprint which will undoubtedly delight all those who visit the place. The EGG Brussels, a new building block towards a more responsible economy. After all, isn’t the ocean made from drops of water?

21Apr 2017

On Monday 6 March, Brussels welcomed the first Gastronotrends. This day, planned by the Michelin Guide and S.Pellegrino, aimed to gather a high number of Michelin-starred chefs from all over Europe to discuss the future of gastronomy. Four themes were proposed: digitisation, sustainable development, customer experience and the clash of cultures.

“The idea was to go beyond the guide and the typical BookATable services”, explained Nicolas Beaumont, CEO at Michelin Travel Partner, who can pride himself on having assembled no less than 190 chefs for a day of various workshops at The EGG Brussels. “This project was conceived two years ago and, tonight, we can make an initial positive assessment”, added Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of S.Pellegrino. “The atmosphere was studious, the chefs showed a lot of interest and passion… That’s what we wanted.”

The EGG Brussels was booked for its Auditorium, which can accommodate from 350 to 900 people and has multi-purpose spaces and numerous subcommittee rooms ideal for workshops.

21Apr 2017

The congress center The EGG Brussels, situated at a stone throw from Brussels South Station started the year with a historical event! In only 2 short months we welcomed several political figures during national and international events. Our most prestigious guests were Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and our very own, King Philippe of Belgium.

The year started with a first-ever at The EGG Brussels, 2 universities joining together to confer an honorary doctorate. On Thursday January 12th 2017 Rector Rik Torfs (KU Leuven) and Rector Anne De Paepe (UGent) conferred a joint honorary doctorate to German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. She received the honorary doctorate for her diplomatic and political efforts to develop the political strength of Europe, and for defending the values that allow our continent to find unity in diversity.

For this occasion, we had the honor of welcoming Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, but also Prime Minister Charles Michel and Minister-President Geert Bourgeois.

On March 9th 2017, we welcomed the second head of country, our country! King Philippe visited The EGG Brussels during the Tech Startup Days 2017. An event that gathers tech entrepreneurs & corporate innovators, providing hands-on examples and testimonials allowing startups to take their entrepreneurial project to the next level.

Welcoming high level guests is a great honor, but requires a lot of teamwork. The EGG Brussels works closely with local authorities, the city of Brussels & Anderlecht, Visit Brussels and many more. We would like to thank them again for all their efforts and help in realizing a smooth visit of these high-level guests.

20Sep 2016

Technology has strongly evolved these last ten years. Nowadays, people are continuously connected, whether it be through their smartphone, their tablet or their computer. The EGG Brussels has understood that very well: staying connected is primordial for their clients. That’s why they invest time and resources to deliver an outstanding and innovative service.

The Egg is your professionnal conference organizer in Brussels to make your corporate event a real success at really attractive prices.

Connecté

If you choose to organize your event at The EGG Brussels, you will immediately have access to upload and download speeds of 100Mb, optical fiber networks and the possibility to set up a personalized network with password. The EGG Brussels also offers separate VLAN’s, a back-up line of 500Mb and access points in the whole building.

The advanced and efficient online service makes live streaming perfectly possible and enables you to create a unique and engrossing experience for your target audience. The perfect solution for all your product launches, your exhibitions or other high-tech product launch.

Discover our Network Connections Plan HERE

We are your professional conference organizer in Brussels
19Sep 2016

The EGG Brussels opens its doors to an increasing number of foreign companies. Discover how The EGG Brussels has very quickly succeeded in convincing foreign companies to organise their international conferences.

The EGG Brussels is very close to the Midi Station and has a 5,000 m² multi-purpose conference facility. Thanks to this central location, this conference centre benefits from everyday connections with major cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, etc. It is also competitively priced compared to other capitals. The perfect opportunity to take an outing and discover a new city.

The advantages of ‘The Egg’ according to Gilles Baudier, General Manager, are the strategic location, but also the small team with ‘one point of contact’. “In-depth knowledge about the customers, great flexibility and a high level of service also help of course.”

“Our greatest asset is the internet availability with optic fibres of up to 100 Mbps synchro, installed in all the rooms, and we can also personalise networks. We provide international conferences with a lot of streaming facilities for instance. And we have a back-up line of 500 Mbps.”

“Our aim from the very outset has been to maintain the character of the building and add a modern touch”, Gilles Baudier went on to say. Since 2014, the focus has moved to conferences and trade fairs. “The product that we market is an all-in-one concept. Our experience with ‘Event Lounge’ that is more targeted at events has taught us that this concept works well. But, we also focus on conferences at ‘The Egg’.”

All rooms benefit from excellent technical set-ups. We have an auditorium for instance that can accommodate 900 people and four break-out rooms for 100 to 450 people in total. “Our customers can be broken down into three groups”, added the GM. “45% are government institutions and the European Commission, 30% are B2B customers and 25% events agencies. We don’t really organise private events; that is not our target group.”

Security is also a major priority. “We work very closely with the police and the local council”, said Gilles Baudier. “Timetables are sent through to the police and we also have monthly meetings with them.”

In April ‘The Egg Brussels’ opened a stunning new terrace so that it can also offer outdoor activities so that everyone can benefit from the sunshine. This 250 m² outdoor area is suitable for activities for up to 150 people. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is ideal for delicious cocktails or BBQs with colleagues under the blue sky. And because the weather in Brussels can sometimes be a little uncertain ‘The Egg’ always has a Plan B. The terrace adjoining the restaurant has the ideal solution when the weather is less clement.

19Sep 2016

The EGG Brussels has received the great honour of being chosen by the leading social network for its “Boost your Business” corporate event. The choice of this location was no coincidence. And here’s why…

On 23 June, the British agency Concerto Live organised the Facebook event “Boost your Business” in The EGG Brussels. The Facebook team was in Brussels for a day providing in-depth information that brought together 300 companies with the aim of creating activities on the web.

More than 50 million companies throughout the world are present on Facebook. They are able to reach 1.65 billion people who visit the platform every month to maintain contact with people and local companies that are important for them.

Thanks to these activities companies are able to discover how other companies use digital solutions such as Facebook in order to contact new customers, to generate greater visibility for their brand as well as increase turnover and growth for their company.

The EGG Brussels was chosen as the location because it offers a lot of great advantages. First and foremost The EGG Brussels is the perfect reflection of the modern and dynamic image of Facebook. The location is easily accessible by public transport so that visitors had no problems at all getting to the meeting. The large number of smaller rooms gave the organisers the opportunity to create different work groups and thus provide an explanation about the fine details of the campaign and to play more specifically to the individual target audiences.

#fbboost

15Sep 2016

The EGG Brussels is pleased to announce that it has submitted an application for the “Ecodynamic Enterprise” label that rewards companies that adopt a strong environmental management policy.

The EGG Brussels respects the environmental law and regulations in force within the Brussels Capital Region, but it wants to go one step further. It carries out careful monitoring of water and energy consumption so that it can ensure ongoing improvements to the infrastructure and equipment and to guarantee increased performance.

As part of its environmental policy, The EGG Brussels is committed not just to reducing waste, but also to reducing its impact on the air, water and soil by using an efficient system. The EGG Brussels also ensures that its employees are aware of the plans and informs customers so that they too can contribute to protecting the environment.

In order to implement this policy coherently, The EGG Brussels is committed to meeting the requirements and criteria of the “Ecodynamic Enterprise” environmental label.

The application was submitted in June 2016 and we look forward eagerly to see the results of the jury in October 2016.

For more information about the label

01Mar 2016

The ‘Tech Startup Day is regarded as a significant annual fair among Belgian start-up technologies (#Be Tech). The fifth edition of the event organised by ASBL Startups.be was held this Thursday in Brussels. Even before the doors opened, the 1,100 tickets available had already been snapped up!

The Tech Startup Day involved more than fifty speakers (entrepreneurs, investors, mentors etc.) using thematic workshops (finance, growth, strategy etc.) to provoke reflection about a Belgian ecosystem growing every year in significance and robustness. Everything was scrutinised in the space of one day with the support of ‘startups’ having already made the grade (such as Proxistore, TextMaster, Take Eat Easy etc.).

 

 

For the first time this fifth edition, closed by the Minister for the Digital Agenda Alexander de Croo, awarded its ‘Tech Startup Awards’. A jury of professionals had selected five nominees in four categories. It was Teamleader, a Ghent-based company offering CRM services for SMEs, who was awarded the title of ‘Start-up 2015′. Last year this start-up raised no less than 2.5 million euros from Duco Sickinghe’s (former owner of Telenet) Fortuneo venture capital fund. Teamleader, managed by Jeroen De Wit, already has an impressive portfolio with in excess of 1,500 companies and offices in the Netherlands and Germany. The other award winners are ‘Take Eat Easy (‘Scale-up Of The Year’, Cr3do (‘Student Start-up Of The Year) and Foodpairing (‘Disruptive Innovation Of The Year’).

Source :http://www.lalibre.be/economie/libre-entreprise/le-tech-startup-day-2016-a-fait-sold-out-56c5d52c357013d1957e241d

28Feb 2016

It’s incredibly important for The EGG Brussels to be able to share their extensive expertise and knowhow with their customers, as specialists in ‘Venue Management’. “After the Paris attacks and the psychosis which has continued to grip Brussels, we need to, now more than ever before, reassure our customers of the reassuring frameworks surrounding their event. This is exactly why we have strengthened our security even more”, according to both organisations.

The EGG Brussels has strengthened their security policies even more since the end of 2015. In addition to the long-established safety procedures, we have introduced a number of important extra measures in order to guarantee the safety in and around their venues.

  1. “We work very closely together with the police, by consistently providing them with a detailed plan of our events. Depending on the specific threat level analysis, the police may decide to introduce surveillance patrols, which pass by our locations every five minutes to keep a very close eye on things. Any real threat and armed policemen will take up a firm position at the door of any particularly ‘sensitive’ events.”
  2. “We have a metal detector at our disposal and can, providing the customer grants his consent, decide to check visitors’ bags and/or perform searches.”
  3. “We keep the baggage allowance very limited and strengthen control in the cloakroom.
  4. “We always ask visitors to bring along their invitations. This will allow us to identify every single person who enters the building.”
  5. “We have installed surveillance cameras at every entrance of the venue.”
  6. “We also position guards at the emergency exits, making sure access to the building is very strictly monitored.”

In combination with the long-established package of safety measures and rules, these additional measures should allow visitors to peacefully and safely enjoy their events.

24Feb 2016

The problems around mobility in Brussels are all over the media these days. The traffic has been disturbed due to the closing of several tunnels, numerous traffic jams, introduction of the pedestrian area, etc. If you chose for The EGG Brussels, you will not have to worry about this.

The EGG Brussels -Acces Plan - JPEG

 

The EGG Brussels is one of the best accessible event locations with public transport in Brussels. The prestigious location is situated in the heart of our capital, within a stone’s throw from the Brussels South train station (700 meters).

Furthermore, there is a bus stop right next to the conference center.

From experience, the organization knows that no less than 75% of the visitors and/or guests come by public transport. If, however you prefer to come by car, it is also possible without a (parking)problem: The EGG Brussels has 2.000 parking spot within a reach of only 700 meters.