Bruges

Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre opens for business

CMW was on the ground at the official opening of the Bruges Meetings & Convention Centre (BMCC), 3-4 May 2022. The BMCC includes a 514-seat auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms and a 4,500sqm Expo Hall. The centre aims to provide organisers with flexibility, where it can facilitate a board meeting with 10 colleagues, a conference with 500 participants and an event for 2,500 visitors. The cent...

JCI European Conference expects more than 2,000 participants in Bruges

The two Flemish Junior Chamber International (JCI) organisations, in Bruges and Houtland, are set to organise the JCI European Conference, 8-11 June 2022, in the city of Bruges, Belgium. The event will take place at the Concertgebouw Brugge and the new Bruges Meetings and Convention Centre (BMCC), where more than 2,000 participants from across Europe are expected to attend. The conference’s theme ...

You are what you eat

Following the hors d’ouevres of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) meeting in Bruges, recently, Oliver Thomas tucks into the topic of how gastronomy can be leveraged within the MICE industry. “Gastronomy is the best ambassador for any country.” Or at least this is what the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general secretary, Zurab Pololikashvili, believes. ...

A night in Bruges

CMW reporter Oliver Thomas gives a taste of his first night at the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism between 31 October- 2 November in Bruges, Belgium. For 20 months I have longed to pick up my passport and venture beyond the borders of my tiny island (UK). Yet while packing my luggage, checking through my endless piles of documents and examining my numerous train connections, I started ...