Since 2011, the FAIB has concluded sponsoring agreements with selected partners.
The number of representatives per category has been fixed at three, except for destinations (unlimited).
Interested in finding out more and details?
The following sectors are represented:
- Association Management
- Convention bureaus
- Hotel chains
- Language services
- Pay-roll bureau and mutuality
- Professional Congress Organizers
- Public relations & public affairs
- Rental of temporary housing facilities
And these are our sponsors:
- Advanced Fair
Professional Congress Organizers
Advanced Fair is a Brussels-based agency specialised in the organisation of congresses, meetings, corporate events and trade fairs on behalf of third parties.
With more than 13 years of experience as an event service provider, we realise creative and personalised projects for our clients, which are mainly Belgian and European associations or companies.
Our company is a member of the Belgian Association of Professional Conference Organisers (BAPCO). As a Professional Congress Organiser (PCO), our agency assists associations in the realization of their project and ensures them a successful event.
Advanced Fair is also a member of FEBELUX, an association whose aim is to improve the image of the exhibition and trade fair sector in Belgium and abroad.
We are proactive and continuously searching for innovative solutions, and thus act as a real partner. We are oriented to the objectives of our clients, their budget and specific needs in order to meet their expectations the best we can. We develop a personal relationship with the associations we work for and we get deeply involved in the projects that are entrusted to us. Our team is flexible, enthusiastic and professional.
Our in-depth knowledge of meeting locations in Brussels allows us to give the best advice in choosing a suitable location. Thanks to our central situation, we also organise congresses abroad (Berlin, Barcelona, Nice…).
Among the associations and companies who trusted Advanced Fair for the organisation of their congress/meeting:
- Academia Ophthalmologica Belgica vzw-asbl for the congress EUPO (European University Professors of Ophthalmology)
- Erasme for the congress Live-Endoscopy
- ECR Europe for European Consumer Response Forum
- VELUX for the Healthy Buildings Day meeting
For more details on our services, please contact:
Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing organisation for the province of Alberta, Canada. A team of youthfully spirited adventurers, we lead the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Alberta’s extraordinary experiences around the world. Located in the heart of Western Canada, Alberta is a globally competitive meeting and convention destination aligning with key Alberta industries including energy, architecture, engineering and construction, life sciences (health and biotech), environmental products and services, agri-food and financial services.
With meeting facilities that span two international gateway cities, Calgary and Edmonton, the Rocky Mountains including world-famous Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta delivers unparalleled meeting and convention possibilities. Add to this spectacular scenery, non-stop international flights, and no provincial sales tax, and it’s easy to imagine Alberta as a destination for future events.
Travel Alberta offers free, impartial information, advice and support with planning meetings and congress in our destinations. We can also assist International Associations identify potential local hosts and organising committees in the province and facilitate engagement with local government, business and academic communities to further enhance their meeting content.
Join us at any of the following events during 2016 and 2017 to learn more about Alberta for meetings, conferences and congress.
UIA Roundtable, Monaco November 3 & 4 ibtm World, Barcelona November 28-20 MPI EMEC Granada March 5-7, 2017 Lunch with Alberta in Brussels April IMEX, Frankfurt May 16-18 – join Alberta as a Hosted Buyer, contact Nicola Alexander to register your interest Calgary Stampede Study Tour July 2017
We are delighted to be a FAIB sponsor and hope to connect with you at a future FAIB event. For more information on Alberta visit www.travelalberta.com/meetings or email Ms Nicola Alexander, Travel Alberta representative in the UK at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Atout France
The Convention Bureau for France
- Brussels Airlines
• 10% reduction on applicable economy (excluding check&go) and business fares, both ways (taxes, fuel surcharge and service fees payable in full); fromBrussels to Europe, Russia, Tel Aviv and Africa and India.
• Tickets can be booked via the link: www.brusselsairlines.com.
• Highlight the box “I have a promotion Code” during the reservation process and profit from the discounts on all classes (except check@go).
Promotion code for FAIB members: FAIB2017
Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.500 employees and 49 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 90 premium European and African destinations and New York JFK, Washington D.C. and Toronto. As from March 2017 the airline will operate 5 weekly flights to Mumbai, India.
On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art in-flight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual in-flight entertainment touch-screens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.
On its European routes Brussels Airlines offers the choice between Bizz&Class, Flex&Fast, Light&Relax and Check&Go.
In addition to its 23 destinations in Africa and North America, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.
Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.
Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is owned by SN Airholding.
- Brussels Business Flats
Rental of Serviced and Residential Apartments
BBF SERVICED APARTMENTS
BBF has been specialised in the rental of serviced apartments since 1992.
Today we are leader in the market of temporary housing with a portfolio of over 1500 apartments in Brussels. We also offer corporate housing in other cities such as Budapest.
Our flexible rental packages include excellent solutions for short and long term accommodation for personal and business travellers. For long term accommodation, minimum one year, we can offer serviced apartments which are unfurnished and where you have the choice to install your own furniture. You can find more information in the apartments menu.
Our furnished apartments come with housekeeping and other services. We have a wide range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Our professional team of multilingual people will assist you during your booking until the end of your lease. They will make sure that you find the serviced apartment best suited to your needs.
Together with our expertise this guarantees a hassle free stay.
For any further information concerning our serviced apartments, please use the booking tool on the left side or simply call one of our BBF consultants.
- Brussels Special Venues
Unique meetings & events spaces in Brussels
BRUSSELS SPECIAL VENUES (BSV) SPOTLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS!
BSV, unique and neutral non-profit meeting industry focused association
Brussels Special Venues (BSV) is a unique concept and the only meeting industry focused non-profit association representing 30+ exceptional event venues in Brussels.
Looking for your next conference venue? You have come to the right place
It is no secret that there is a growing number of international associations that are either opening offices in Brussels or prioritizing the city as their host of choice for their congresses, conferences, board meetings, and exhibitions.
Now a proud sponsor, Brussels Special Venues is firmly committed to strong interaction and lending their support to this exciting and increasingly important world of international associations.
Spoiled for choice
Altogether, BSV members offer an impressive range of exceptionally unique event venues: authentic Art Deco, industrial heritage, multi-flexible conferences and exhibition purpose built venues, contemporary architectural design, museums, concert halls and theatre stages.
100 or 20.000 participants? Our infrastructures welcome events of almost any size
Meeting rooms, auditoriums, exhibition halls, offices, studios, press rooms, and many more gathering areas. Imagine an unusual setting in which to set the stage for your dream event.
Every year, 4,500+ events organized and over 1 million visitors enjoy events hosted in our venues
Conferences, congresses, exhibitions, incentives, trainings, sales meetings, board retreats, fairs, customer events, products launches, evening events, social gatherings and much more… BSV hosts any kind of events for professionals and the public within all sectors.
Brussels’ leading venue selection network for meeting planners
Make your participants feel special in a venue they will thoroughly enjoy! Idyllic location, outstanding facilities, uniquely designed setting, state-of-the-art meeting technology, quality services, committed professional staff, unquestionable value for money and complete ﬂexibility – our venues are successfully combining all essential elements that are key to event venue selection.
Have an event planned in Brussels? Try our user-friendly venue search feature on www.venues.be:
Find venues, get rates, book the venue.
It's simple. It's free.
“One of the best things about Brussels Special Venues is the many different types of event and meeting venues that are within our portfolio. Every single one of the venues has a way of turning an ordinary meeting into an extraordinary event. They do this by having exceptional staff and environments that create wow for the event attendees.”
“BSV’s focus centers on enriching our potential clients”
Jean Vandamme, President of BSV
- Cambre Associates
Communication and Public Affairs
Founded 10 years ago, Cambre has pioneered an integrated approach to public relations and public affairs, based on best practice and in-depth knowledge of PR and PA landscapes in Brussels and internationally. As the Brussels advocacy and communications landscape has evolved, we have consistently stayed ahead of the trends and ensured our clients results by means of a combination of in-depth knowledge and expertise, solid networks and creative approach. [Read more about our approach].
Our independence allows us to be genuinely client-focused. As a growing business, we are keenly aware of the financial pressures faced by clients so we carefully consider their requirements before devising packages to ensure their investments yield maximum, tangible results.
We take the time to build long-lasting client relationships. As a result, our client-base has continuously grown, both in breadth and in numbers, over the past ten years.
In 2010 and 2011 we were named Consultancy of the Year at the European Public Affairs Awards (www.epaawards.com). In the last two years, we also won Awards for Campaign of the Year and Digital Campaign of the Year (www.yoursunyourenergy.eu and www.facesofbrewing.eu). For more information on these awards, please click here.
Although specialised in EU affairs, Cambre’s brief is far wider. Our clients’ needs often require a global approach. We have successfully initiated and led numerous pan-European and international campaigns and represent clients based around the world. Our work lends itself to blending into global campaigns.
Over 10 years, we have developed a network of trusted international partners. We ensure that the firms we suggest are genuinely suited to individual campaigns and not just offered because they have an office in a particular country or city.
Temping, Recruitment, Outplacement, Service Cheques
- Group S
Formalis will guide you through the registration process for starting up your business in Belgium. All legal obligations related to doing business in Belgium will be explained and fulfilled by Formalis, so you can be certain that your activities in Belgium will start up smoothly and correctly. Formalis will register your company
with the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises and get you a company number.
Social Security Insurance for the Self-Employed
Self-employed persons in Belgium need to register with a Social insurance provider. Group S offers you that possibility in-house. We will calculate your social security contributions. The payment of these contributions give you the right to receive child benefits, pension, social insurance in case of bankruptcy and access to legal sickness and incapacitation benefits.
External Payroll Office
Whatever the size of your business, Human Resources Management is a complex issue. An error in implementation of social legislation can be very costly. So most employers entrust administration of salaries to an authorized external payroll office. Your personal payroll manager, who is your first point of contact,
keeps careful watch and provides you with day-to-day advice. He calculates wages and social contributions correctly, ensuring that you fully comply with social legislation.
As an employer, you have to deal with complicated social legislation. We offer you :
- assistance and advice on individual and collective work regulations ;
- legal defense in the event of a conflict with an employee or with the Social Security authorities ;
- template documents.
Your staff members with children are entitled to allowances. Group S handles the formalities and settles child benefits and other bonuses when a child is born or adopted.
Group S International Division
In response to the growing number of international enterprises and associations active in Belgium, Group S has set up an English-speaking division for its international clients.
Group S services for international clients include the following :
- An English-speaking payroll manager ;
- Pay slips issued in English ;
- Salary simulations ;
- Legal assistance in English ;
- Specific expertise on matters relating to foreign workers (posting of workers, work permits, expat status, etc.) ;
- Assistance with setting up a fringe benefits policy ;
- Pro-forma documents and documentation in English ;
- Statutory and extra-statutory insurance ;
- Partnership with the National Health Insurance: Euromut.
Group S is growing internationally. In France we operate through our subsidiary Group S – Management Services. We can meet the needs of companies active in Belgium and/or in France by offering them the same services in both countries.
We also currently work with partners for payroll management of employees of companies based in the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, Egypt, Germany, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.
As a member of FAIB, your association can benefit from a specific rate at GroupS (up to 30 % discount on handling fees).
- Kellen NV/SA
Kellen provides association management, strategic advice, global consulting, government affairs, market research and European representation services to associations and corporations worldwide.
Our Europe-based Kellen team includes 35 experienced professionals with a variety of complementary backgrounds, industry knowledge and skills. Each of whom has extensive experience in the management and representation of national, European and global associations and is competent in at least three European languages
Kellen Clients benefit from specialized association management knowledge, enriched service offering and privileged links with EU and US-based decision-makers.
Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Kansas, New York and Washington D.C.
Our 350 professionals around the globe are specially trained in areas ranging from engineering to nutrition, from integrated communications to global consulting, and of course, in association management and meeting planning. And while association management is what we’re best known for – it’s just one part of what we do.
Translate & Interact
Presence Translate & Interact - Makes languages, meetings and cultures work for you in live and virtual environments.
We are Luxemburg-based communications agency that combines linguistic expertise with top-notch technologies to offer a wide range of meeting formats to fit our customers’ needs.
Translation and Interpretation
For associations communication is essential, both internally with their member organisations, and with the outside world. In today’s globalized multilingual environment, it is essential to have the right language professionals to bring these messages across. We screen our clients’ needs and design the language solution that suits them best, in terms of field of expertise, technology and price. Our interpreters and translators have a proven track record and are trained to work with the latest live and virtual translation technologies.
Live and Virtual Meetings
Our meeting organisers will assist you in finding a venue and organising the whole or certain aspects of your meeting or event, whether it is held externally or at your premises. We can also offer our virtual platforms to hold multilingual webinars or phone calls, or set up hybrid meetings, where live and virtual participation are combined. This way, our clients save time, money and effort, and help safeguard the environment by holding a green event.
Engage event participants by empowering them to make decisions. With our audience scan and voting systems you can fine-tune your messages and events to match your target group.
Peter Van Den Steene is the Director of the Board and legal representative of the company.
For more details on our services or to request a demo of our multilingual webinar platform (free for FAIB members), contact us at:
Tel: +352 26 19 60 54
Symbio Business, the partner who will guide your co-workers through Belgian social security
Symbio is the first mutual insurance company ever established in Belgium, and has more than 150 years of experience. Unlike many other European Countries, in Belgium you need to be registered with a mutuality to be able to have your health care costs reimbursed. Also, in case of incapacity to work, the mutual insurance company acts as an intermediary to allow their members to get sickness/maternity benefits.
Symbio is experienced in providing a personalized service to expats. Our team is multilingual and composed of experts in matters relating to international conventions. We offer you the best benefits suiting your personal situation and tailor-made compulsory and hospitalization insurances.
From now on, Symbio Business is there for Belgian companies, offering them the best business solutions and a win-win situation for both sides. For foreign businesses set up in Belgium, we can be a reliable partner who takes care of the entire administration regarding health insurance and assures the well-being of the company’s employees. The employer gets fiscal benefits and becomes more attractive for their current and potential employees, while the employees have less worries and are more motivated.
What’s more, Symbio has a great network of partners, such as Group S, Justine Henin, KV Oostende, Topvolley Antwerpen, Brussels Philharmonic… We work multiregional and we have the most comprehensive package on the market. With our specific business offer, we will work out a customized package for your company and streamline the administration. You and your employees will simply get support in every stage of their life and benefits according to their personal situation. Symbio Business will make your life easier!
Get in touch with us and find out more about what we can do for you!