Beyond Asia: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, MilanoCard, and more

Here’s TTGmice’s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.

New auditorium in one of Belgium’s largest museum complexes
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, comprising the Old Masters Museum, Musée Fin-de-siècle Museum and Musée Magritte Museum, has launched its latest function space.

The new auditorium has been furnished with high-end audiovisual equipment, and offers 490 seats on two levels. The space also has its own private entrance via Rue du Musée, a 1,005m2 reception hall, as well as two multipurpose rooms totalling 315m2.

Situated near the Grand’Place in the heart of Brussels, these museums offer event planners the possibility to organise private visits to permanent or temporary collections in the evening as well.

MilanoCard and AIM Group sign agreement
MilanoCard, Milan’s tourist card, and AIM Group International, an events and congresses management company, have signed an agreement to encourage congress participants to extend their stays in Milan.

The digital card, available via the new MilanoCard app, allows visitors to benefit from free access to public transportation (in the urban area of Milan for 24h, 48h or 72h), a free ride with Uber and free or discounted rates for over 100 services and attractions in Milan and Lombardy.

The agreement consists of the offer of MilanoCard when planning congresses and events in the city.

Dmg events acquires exhibitions from Hypenica
Dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa has acquired five exhibitions and an associated publication focused on the construction and transport infrastructure sectors from South African media company Hypenica.

The acquisition of African Construction Expo, Cape Construction Expo and KZN Construction Expo complements dmg events’ existing construction portfolio, while African Ports Evolution Forum and African Ports Evolution Forum – West Africa add a transport element.

KZN Construction Expo will be the first event to take place under new ownership, with the exhibition set to kick off in Durban, South Africa, on February 7, 2018, followed by the African Construction Expo in Johannesburg in May.

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