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RadissonBlu_web300x120The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is a 4* renowned establishment, located in the buzzing city center of Brussels, 4 walking minutes from the Grand Place and the Central Station. It offers direct connections to Paris, London; Bruges and Antwerp.  Nested under an impressive glass dome and crossed by a 12th century Romanesque wall, the two on-site restaurants will delight your taste buds: The Atrium Restaurant & Lounge provides a Belgian and international seasonal cuisine and the awarded « Sea Grill » is highly recommended by worldwide culinary critiques. Other: Free unlimited & high-speed WIFI; Private Parking; Fitness; Sauna; 24/7 Room Service. For more information visit www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-brussels

Hiscox-Event-Insurance_blackHiscox is an international specialist with over 30 years’ experience of insuring conferences. We understand that no two events are the same. We proactively contact clients if we foresee a potential problem, such as extreme bad weather. We’ll also help to keep your event running wherever possible and pride ourselves on our service. Our tailored covers include:

  • Public liability and employers’ liability – protecting you against the legal risks you may face when running an event
  • Cancellation and abandonment – protecting your financial investment in the event
  • Property cover – for your property, venue fixtures and fittings, or hired property at the event


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visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the “world city” where 180 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world. Brussels holds a privileged position in the world of international associations: it ranks first in terms of headquarters and first in Europe in number of association conferences organized (UIA rankings). Based in a leading hub for associations, visit.brussels offers since years the highest quality services to international associations for meetings through the Convention Bureau and as capital of Europe has reinforced its global role for associations with the setup of a new resource: the Association Bureau.



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The EICC is located right in the heart of vibrant Edinburgh; a city recently voted number four in the Rough Guide’s ‘Most Beautiful City in the World’ award.

Inside the EICC the impressive facilities include a series of spacious event suites, adaptable auditoria and stunning reception areas, all of which offer clients incredible flexibility and world-leading technology to design an inspirational event.

Having recently expanded, the EICC has strengthened its position as one of the world’s most technologically-advanced event spaces. The new 1,600m2 Lennox Suite boasts unique moving-floor technology, allowing it to easily adapt from a flat-floored exhibition space into arena, raked auditorium and tiered cabaret modes.

Every event at the EICC is allocated with a dedicated Event Designer whose role it is to expertly manage the logistics whilst maximising the use of the venue’s remarkable facilities and services.

Join the many global organisations, including the European Space Agency, Virgin Atlantic and NATO, which have entrusted the EICC to host successful and memorable events for their delegates.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre www.eicc.co.uk


Established in 1986, with 6 nationwide offices employing over 80 full-time, multi-disciplined, passionate event specialists, Sounds Commercial is one of the UK’s leading event production companies. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and with everything under one roof, we create amazing events for some of the world’s top brands. As an industry leader, we offer access to state-of-the-art technology, and pride ourselves on managing all aspects of event production. Our unrivalled experience and expertise with every aspect of event production – from photo-quality printing to full stage design and build – means that, whether big or small, Sounds Commercial will make your event succeed. www.sounds-commercial.co.uk


Performing Artistes have been supplying people to give speeches, chair conferences and host events for over 25 years. Based in the West End, the tight-knit booking team supply over 600 people a year for events in the UK and worldwide. 

Performing Artistes are independent of the talent.  They work for you, the event organiser, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the artistes themselves, to ensure you get the right person, properly briefed at the right price. They cover everything from the serious speaker for keynotes and motivational speeches, to comedians and entertainers for dinners and awards. 

Put simply, they are in the Business of Speaking.



Database Interactive is a leading B2B agency focused on increasing event footfall with comprehensive solutions for event marketers, sellers, recruiter and information seeker. Offering bespoke research and analytics solutions in Custom List Research, Business Development Research, Knowledge Management Services and Directory Services

Trusted leader in design/develop/deliver quality marketing data generated using web + voice research methodology throughout Europe, Americas, MENA and APAC. Catering events from top to niche verticals like Energy & Renewable, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Genomics, Finance, Information Technology, Metals & Mining, AI, Procurement and many more

Our process:

Custom bespoke research | Target Account identification
Prospect discovery/validation/qualification | Opt-In
Campaign Assistance | Telemarketing/Lead Gen – Delegate/Sponsors/Exhibitor

An ISO 9001 accredited | For business enquiries contact.

Adnan Wasgare on adnan.wasgare@database-interactive.com or dial +91 22 4127 3737.


fourtold Fourtold is a strategic communications consultancy, founded by a team of senior practitioners with a unique blend of expertise. The firm’s clients are corporate and member-based organisations requiring complete communication solutions surrounding difficult issues. Fourtold works with many companies and Brussels-based trade associations facing an imminent or emerging political or reputational threat. The agile team, based out of London, Brussels and Paris, includes former journalists with networks of contacts across Europe and beyond. Fourtold frequently delivers communication programmes linked to public affairs objectives – to change an opinion, promote action, or inform policy. Using proprietary tools like StormCast, the firm analyses who is saying what on social media, and how the online debate might be influenced. Their services also include comprehensive social media crisis audits and testing, workshops to identify dynamic stories that will resonate with target audiences, change communication, stakeholder/internal communications support, and issues-focused media relations. In short, Fourtold’s team members are specialists at building reputations and influencing the debate in a connected age, and their services help change perceptions of companies, industries and issues. www.fourtold.eu/


euractiveEurActiv, the European Media Network present in 12 EU capitals, publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2,3 million page views and 794,992 ‘unique visitors’ per month, EurActiv is the leading online media on EU policies. EurActiv expanded its Brand Footprint to 1.4 million readers in 2015. We address 80% of our readers in their own language.

EurActiv targets EU policy and business stakeholders, journalists, NGOs and other multipliers across Europe. EurActiv provides a ‘one-stop shop’ where users can compare major stakeholder positions, original source documents, videos and informed opinion from guru bloggers.



optimum-event-pro www.optimumeventpro.com


ea-logo-300Ellwood Atfield is the specialist in European association leadership recruitment.  Ellwood Atfield is committed to improving the professionalization of association leadership through our work, and our investment in pioneering research and educational activities. We publish the widely read report “Key Success Factors for European Associations”, host the annual Association Leadership Forum and run the Association Leadership Academy, the pre-eminent educational institution for leaders, members and secretariat staff of European associations. Through these insights and engagement, we hope to contribute to the pool of knowledge that helps association leaders run high-performing organisations and pursue rewarding careers.  Hence, we are proud to support the 2017 European Association Awards. www.ellwoodatfield.com


Marriott International welcomes guests to Brussels with three hotels and one apartments complex in three unique locations. The Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place is located downtown, just minutes from the Grand Place. The Renaissance Brussels Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments are located adjacent to each other in the heart of the European Quarter. Courtyard by Marriott Brussels is located near the airport. When the occasion calls for a visit to Brussels, Marriott offers the exceptional stay you deserve. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/brudt-brussels-marriott-hotel-grand-place/


How comfortable would it be to have one contact person for 21 large convention hotels in Europe, a one-stop shop for your large rotating meetings…?

With over 57,000 square meters of meeting space and 14,500 guest rooms, the European Convention Network offers a broad range of Marriott brands in an enticing host of Europe’s key gateway cities.

The Network is especially suited for large rotating events, go to www.marriott-ecn.com for more information.



StreamAMG (Advanced Media Group) provides European companies with global digital media solutions. 

Our experts deal with production, signal acquisition, project management and equipment and are able to integrate with your existing systems and CMS. Our applications are technically excellent, hosted in Europe, and connected to a global CDN. 

Our main sectors are: Sports, Education, Corporate, Government/NGO and Media. Our client list is second to none, and includes the BBC, Google, Liverpool FC and The European Council to name a few. 

By aligning solutions to objectives and pricing accordingly, we help clients reach larger audiences and generate higher revenues. 



Brilliantly located in the heart of their cities HILTON ANTWERP OLD TOWN and HILTON BRUSSELS GRAND PLACE are the perfect choice for your events in Belgium.  Whether you’re hosting a large annual conference, a board meeting or a member’s dinner, a great location is key as well as a partner that understands your organisation’s needs. With this in mind Hilton is adapting its booking conditions especially for you; offers flexibility to reduce the number of delegates, time saving individual booking tool and a reduced deposit guarantee. Do not think twice, consider our properties in Belgium or any Western and Southern Europe destinations for your next event. 



Martin’s Brussels EU is a trendy business hotel, ideally located in the middle of Brussels’ European district fully renovated in 2016.  The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a modern bathroom, a work desk and a minibar. Each room also features a seating area with a flat-screen cable TV, and a bottle of Spa water is provided & Of course free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.  Martin’s Brussels EU hotel is less than 500 meters from the European Commission, The European Parliament is a 15-minute walk away. Jubelpark is just over a 5 minutes’ walk from Martin’s Brussels EU. The center of Brussels is only a 5-minute metro journey.  The Icones restaurant serves International and Belgian fusion cuisine with the recommendation of the European commission in a film-inspired dining room with mood lighting. There is also a spacious dining terrace for light lunches and meals. http://www.martinshotels.com/brussels


Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk


An expert recruitment service for companies and candidates within the conference, exhibition and events sectors.

GCN Talent is THE go-to recruitment partner for the international conference, exhibitions and events industries. With decades of experience in the sector and a worldwide network of contacts, we are perfectly positioned to assist you with your next key hire – or to take your career to the next level.

GCN Talent – part of the Global Conference Network  – is managed and run by former industry practitioners. For clients, this means that you’ll be dealing with someone who understands your business inside out. For candidates, the depth of our understanding of your job and our position at the heart of the industry sets us apart from a traditional recruitment agency – and means we’ll be able to place you quickly and effectively. And our reach truly is global.



Knp Litho Ltd have over 30 years of experience helping our clients reach their target audiences.

We provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions. We are a well-established and highly experienced company with a reputation for quality and reliability.

Our services include Litho, on demand Digital Print, Direct Mail, Design Facility, Signage and Specialised Finishing.

Our team is always on hand to give advice should you require; working together with our clients in true partnership. Knp provides a modern, creative and efficient print production environment, designed to work in harmony with our clients.

With all Litho printing, finishing and mailing technology on site, we will provide the most cost-effective solution to your print and publishing needs. Above all, we offer a great service at competitive prices with no hidden extras!

We have taken time to look at the bigger global picture and to recognise our responsibility to our environment; our project over the past couple of years has included some substantial green initiatives to produce cleaner print and mail using FSC credited paper and vegetable based printing inks from our suppliers. Not least the addition of 400 solar panels to our south facing roof providing enough sustainable energy to power the entire Bury St Edmunds production site. We share Suffolk County Council’s commitment to make our county the greenest county in the UK.