The future is close. Brussels is yours.

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Introducing Brussels:

  • the heart of Europe and your link to the EU and countless European and global HQs.
  • the gateway to Europe and your easy connection to major cities across the continent.
  • the centre of Europe and your access point to one of the wealthiest regions in the world.

Where can connected Brussels take your business?

Your cosmopolitan network

Brussels is the capital of one of the top 3 most globalised countries in the world according to the KOF index. Why? It could be the cosmopolitan mixture of cultures (over 160 nationalities at the last count), the establishment of numerous European and international organisations (including NATO, the EU as well as numerous EMEA HQs) or any one of a hundred other reasons.

Plus, it’s easy to stay abreast of the latest news from the audio-visual industry across Europe and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities thanks to the numerous business federations that call Brussels home.

Getting around in Brussels

Travelling from one part of the capital to another is easy. You can either use the capital’s outstanding public transport network, consisting of buses, trams and the metro, or borrow a bike or a car from one of Brussels’ transport sharing schemes.

Gateway to Europe

Recognised as the gateway to Europe, Brussels gives you access to over 500 million European consumers and over 75% of EU GDP. And if that wasn’t enough, Brussels is at the heart of one of the largest concentrations of wealth in the world, with 12 of the top 25 countries ranked on GDP per capita are located within 1,000km. Brussels Airport has frequent, direct flights to all major cities and capitals in Europe, as well as around the world. And, neighbouring capitals are quickly reached by the frequent Eurostar or Thalys departures (Amsterdam, Cologne, London or Paris are all less than 2 hours away).

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FAQ Frequently asked questions

Brussels ranks consistently in the top 2-5 cities in Europe for the quality and diverse offering of its international education.

Some 30 of Europe’s top international schools are located here; offering GCSE, AP, IB, and ECIS programs in English, bilingual French-English, French, Japanese, German, the Scandinavian languages, Russian and others. The national Belgian school system offers a choice of local and private institutions to foreign students in French and Dutch.

Non-exhaustive list of international schools: expatica.com/be/education/International-school-listings-for-Belgium_100091.html

Office rental costs are well below those of Europe’s other business centers. For personal accommodation, a 100sq meter apartment in most central locations costs €1300/month or lower. Office space in prime locations is as low as €25/sqft.

In Brussels, your company will be within easy reach of the European Institutions, many regional and international, commercial, political and diplomatic representations. Many public affairs consultancies provide the link between the business and European policy communities to help you better understand how the European Institutions function, and to inform and influence decision makers.

Hub.brussels is the Economic development agency of the Brussels-Capital Region and the welcome desk for the foreign investors. Its team “Invest” is fully dedicated to help you assess your needs and make the right choices for setting up your business in the Brussels region. Once you have decided on the approach, you have a choice of many business services, accountants and tax specialists who can help constitute the company, and provide payroll and related support.

The future is close. Brussels is yours.

What does this mean for you?

The future is close. Brussels is yours.