Incentive Destinations: Brussels Abloom

Floralientime BrusselsDuring the summer, when Brussels comes alive with a number of attractions and spectacular events, it's an ideal time to host business meetings and conferences. Brussels, the administrative center for the European Union, has a number of gardens including Petit Sablon Square, The Botanical Gardens and the Gardens of the Van Biercee Museum.

The Biercee Distillery, a restored liqueur and brandy distillery, is an event venue with gardens and terraces.

The Royal Palace opens to the public during August and early September. (The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken open every year for 3 weeks in the Spring.) The International Hunt, Nature Day and Historical Parade take place on August 31 and September 1st.

Floralientime BrusselsBrussels won't roll out the next flower carpet, created from the petals of 750,000 begonias, in front of the Grand-Palace, until August, 2014. Tomorrow night, August 14, 2013, Brussels will unveil Floralientime, a brand new biennial exhibition. For 4 days, 100,000 flowers will transform Brussels City Hall and the Grand-Place into a fragrant, colorful and relaxing walking garden of paradise.

Floralientime is a collaboration between the City of Brussels, the NGO Brussels Flower Carpet and the Ghent Floralien flower show. The exhibition will represent the work of world renowned floral artists from the Ghent Floralien flower show which will next take place in the spring of 2016.

Brussels has extensive conference facilities including MCE Conference Centre, the Brussels Exhibition Centre and Palais des Congres de Bruxelles.

For more ideas for meetings and corporate events in Brussels, also check out Brussels Set to Roll Out the Flower Carpet, Artificial Urban Beaches Around the World, Europe: Team Building All Around the Eurozone, Corporate Event Venues: 7 Great Greenhouses and Meeting & Event Venues: Castles in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.

For resources to help you plan your visit to Brussels, consult the Cvent Brussels Meeting Planning Guide.

Photo Credits: Floralien Gent

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