Food & Beverage

A new catering concept ahead of its time

Enhancing the customer and visitor experience is a key aspect of Artexis’ mission and vision, ‘Visit the future’. This policy is illustrated by major investments such as:

  • the completely revamped FLEX meeting centre in Flanders Expo Ghent,
  • free professional wifi for visitors and exhibitors in all expo halls, and
  • green investments such as electric cars and forklift trucks, solar panels and a solar charging station.

Our investment in a cutting edge catering concept further solidifies Artexis role as a trailblazer.

Artexis launched in 2014 a brand new catering concept with both fixed and mobile catering points. This innovative concept is ahead of its time and is at the forefront of the industry.

Unique in the world of trade fairs

At the start of 2014, Artexis decided to take charge of its own catering policy to guarantee our clients top quality at the best prices, characterised by a strong CSR slant. Key factors include specific custom-tailored service for every target group plus a stylish interior design, which further enhances the experience. The new ‘pick, scan & pay’ system, where customers can select the food they want, scan the dishes and pay electronically, makes this concept unique in the world of trade fairs. The new catering concept was initially launched at Flanders expo, Ghent, with Antwerp expo and Namur expo to follow later.

“We are putting the visitors’ and exhibitors’ experience at the heart of our new philosophy. We have a service for every target group, offering local quality products in a sustainable manner. The stylish catering points and state-of-the-art technology make our catering service a unique experience.”
Dirk Van Roy, Head of Artexis Easyfairs Benelux

Service for every target group

Several formulas have been introduced to cater to the needs of the individual target groups:

  • Brasserie Marie

The best Belgium has to offer on your plate

  • Trattoria di Luigi Bertagni

Offering delicious, fresh and filled pasta since 1882

  • Fast & Fresh

A fresh and quick bite

  • Catering service for our organisers

A flexible and high-quality catering offer for meetings and events

  • Butler service for exhibitors and stand builders

Convenient stand catering via an online ordering platform
Pick-up from a central pick-up point or delivery to the stand

A new catering partner

For the catering operation, Artexis selected Groep Van Eyck, a Belgian company with many years of experience in the catering business. The guiding principle throughout the company’s history has always been a genuine concern for quality and customer satisfaction in a family work environment.

“From the onset, I was very excited about Artexis’ ambitious and innovative strategy. Most of all, I’m happy that our Food and Beverage expertise will enable us to contribute to Artexis’ mission to optimise the customer experience. I’d also like to add that this degree of synergy between a principal and an operator is truly exceptional and that’s been a wonderful experience for me.”
Jan Van Eyck, Head of Groep Van Eyck

Good for people, animals and the environment

Artexis aims to serve sustainable food with respect for people, animals and the environment while also maintaining affordability for the customer. Customers serve themselves, scan the dishes they pick and pay electronically, and at the end of the meal, they clear the table and sort the waste. This service allows the customer a greater amount of autonomy, reduces costs and results in an honest and delicious meal. All dishes are prepared with fresh products and produce and are served in sustainable containers whenever possible.