About us

We provide state-of-the-art services in a variety of facilities to ensure the success of the events that we host

Artexis venues: hosting success

The name Artexis has earned recognition and loyalty and created substantial brand equity in Belgium and Sweden, where it is the name of our venue business, comprising eight unique and complementary establishments. We provide state-of-the-art services in a variety of facilities to ensure the success of the events that we host.

These services include:

  • facilities optimisation, development and maintenance,
  • the booking and scheduling of events, food and beverage, ticketing and marketing, staffing, and
  • a range of operational services from concept and creation through to stand building and technical assistance, such as furniture and materials rental, power and internet connections, cleaning, security and safety.

As a venues owner and manager, Artexis’ role is both to offer new, state-of-the-art facilities such as MICX in Mons and to re-energise existing facilities, making them welcoming and attractive, as we are doing at Flanders Expo and in Malmö. A visit to any of our venues should feel like a celebration of what is to follow, from the moment you cross the threshold. Artexis venues also builds intimate relationships with the communities where they are located, invigorating economies and breathing life into the social scene.

Multi-format venues

Our aim is to host the widest possible spectrum of events that our venues can accommodate: not only trade shows and exhibitions but also conferences, congresses, seminars, conventions and product shows, as well as musical and sporting events.

In order to fulfil this mission we are adapting our infrastructures so that all our venues are able to provide “the ultimate meeting place”. We are particularly focused on ensuring that our facilities meet specific local needs and leverage the destination’s attractions. We want to maximise the accessibility and flexibility of our venues, provide adequate parking and mobility around the site, as well as ensure connectivity and easy circulation in and around the halls. High quality catering and other hospitality services further add to the appeal of our venues.

Diverse business models

To maximise our growth opportunities, we take a very flexible approach to our operational business models. For example, in Ghent and Antwerp, Artexis is both owner and manager of the halls, whereas at Namur expo and Malmö, Artexis has a concession to manage the halls for long periods.

We have also recently concluded a joint venture agreement with the leading American venue management company, SMG, which will help us to develop our venue portfolio elsewhere in Europe, applying a new business model that will boost regional and local economies.