Brussels Exhibition Centre was built for the World Fair 1935. This building is Belgium’s biggest exhibition centre and has played host to hundreds of exhibitions over the years. Located in the north-west of the city at Heysel, it is also the site of other tourist attractions such as the Atomium, MiniEurope and BruPark.
The Brussels Expo hosts a combination of public and professional exhibitions, from Baby Boomer fairs to book fairs and wine fairs. The whole year calendar is packed with activities. The website offers directions, a calendar of events and some information for the press and organisers.
Two of the biggest shows hosted at the Brussels Expo are the European Motor Show and Brussels Seafood Show. To find more exhibitions in Brussels, have a look at the annual calendar.
The annual European Motor Show Brussels is held at Brussels Expo. Once upon a time, this motor show was held in the magnificent jubilee park (Parc du Cinquantenaire) but it outgrew that venue pretty quickly. From 1937 it has been held in alternative venues. The European Motor Show is organised to exhibit new cars from manufacturers. Cars you can expect to see are light commercial vehicles, recreation vehicles, everyday sedans and motorcycles. Open to the public and held in January each year.
The European Seafood Expo is a professional exhibition held annually in April. Brussels’ central European location makes Brussels Expo the best place to host an international event that draws exhibitors and buyers from around the world. Although the Seafood Expo is popular, it is not without controversy; in 2008, some of the Expo’s stalls were closed down by Greenpeace. To see what’s happening at the next European Seafood Expo check out their website.
Brussels Expo is easily reachable by metro, bus or tram. Visitors from all over Europe can easily take an international train to Brussels Midi or Brussels Centrale and transfer by metro or tram to Heysel. Metro: Heysel
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