Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp
Proud to present: award winning venue Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp – a room with a ZOO!
The Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp in Belgium (FMCCA) is a unique convention centre, conveniently located in the heart of the city, in the award winning 19th Century Antwerp ZOO (the Garden of Life).
Instant CSR and sustainability
The FMCCA lies in the centre of the Antwerp ZOO, a part of the ZOO Foundation, a place of animal welfare, nature conservation and science. A place from which the FMCCA derives its huge and quite remarkable social relevance and anchoring/depth. Anja Stas, Chief Commercial Officer FMCCA: “Every cent spent at our conference centre is managed by the ZOO Foundation and directly contributes to our efforts in the field of animal welfare, heritage, breeding programmes, research and nature conservation. All of this is aimed at the welfare and survival of our zoological friends.”
With over 25,000m2, up to 2,700 participants and 20-30 meeting rooms, which offer a unique mix of state-of-the-art meeting comfort and an impressive historic setting, the FMCCA can truly provide for any kind of meeting and convention.
The unique location, right in the centre of Antwerp and next to the Central Station, gives organisers of conventions and music performances a very attractive homebase. The FMCCA is connected directly to the rest of Europe with high-speed rail links (Thalys & Eurostar connection) and Brussels & Antwerp International Airports are also within a 30 minute drive (44km/27.7 miles).
Anja Stas, Chief Commercial Officer FMCCA says: “Combining history with the very latest technology, in a city often described as small but with a larger-than-life attitude for culture and business, this brand new centre is set within one of the founding zoos in the world. With meeting and conference rooms in historic surroundings and premises that will provide a truly unique atmosphere and creativity to meetings and events – we have a living and breathing historic monument now accessible to the world of meetings and events.”
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Speaker Bio: Mieke Fiddelaers
‘I studied Business Management, specialized in International Marketing. My strong passion for marketing & sales led me to sales experiences in different industries like telecom, advertising and events. In 2016 the dream of the new conference centre at the heart of the city centre of Antwerp right next to the ZOO beckoned. I was delighted to get the opportunity to continue my career in the event business in the most beautiful conference center in the world, the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA). It is truly a unique location as a venue and I’m proud to say it has become my home, my ‘Room with a ZOO’.’
Speaker Bio: Ilse Van San
Sales Manager with a successful history of working in various organisations and branches on a local & international level. “At the end of 2016, we opened FMCCA, a room with a ZOO, a unique convention centre surrounded by tropical animals. During the last 4 years, we focussed on market-ing this new congress centre and entering the international associations market. It is the goal of our sales team to deliver great live experiences to people.”