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Meetings industry’s new venue opens in a zoo

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Aquarium dinner fmccaFlanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA) has announced their official OPEN FOR BUSINESS and A ROOM WITH A ZOO. Located within one of the world’s best preserved & award winning 19th century zoos, the centre provides the meetings industry sector with a new venue for the 21st century.

The hall has been quoted 10+ by the world’s finest acousticians and architects. Every seat offers perfect audiovisual pleasure, both for concerts and congress meetings. FMCCA not only managed to open in time and within budget, it from now on is the precious heart of the whole new congress venue.

Located adjacent to the world’s most beautiful railway station, within the historical centre of Antwerp and on the sites of the legendary Antwerp ZOO as extra trumps, FMCCA is a destination that stands out – worldwide – in its uniqueness. No other venue combines world top accommodation with historical greatness and animal wildlife just footsteps away.

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With easy access for Europe and the world with both Brussels & Antwerp International Airport close by and the railway station next door, the FMCCA will provide a low environmental impact, sustainable and low energy consumption venue with the latest technical facilities and equipment. Antwerp itself offers over 4,600 hotel rooms within walking distance from FMCCA.

Describing Europe’s new venue, Anja Stas, Chief Commercial Officer FMCCA said; “HM Queen Mathilde of Belgium officially opened the FMCCA on 26th November. 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 historical surroundings and facilities that will provide a truly unique attitude and creativity to meetings and events – we have a living and breathing historic monument now accessible to the world of meetings and events.”

Antwerp ZOO was founded in 1843, and is one of the founding zoos in the world with some 7.000 animals and 550 species. It has an award winning reputation for global preservation and breeding programmes.

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