Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA) is part of the Elisabeth Center complex and is located in the celebrated Antwerp ZOO, just ten minutes walk from the historic city centre and next door to Central Station. The convention centre can receive up to 2,700 participants and offers over 25,000 m² of conference space, as well as a wonderful choice of highly desirable experiences. FMCCA itself will host and has hosted a number of key specialist industry conventions such as IMEC 2017 & 2018, AWC 2018 and the AIPC Annual Conference 2019.

The story of Matadi, the Silverback Gorilla

Matadi, with his impressive appearance has become the face of FMCCA. As well as being the FMCCA’s mascot he is a much loved personality of the ZOO and has assumed his role as a breeding male in the Zoo’s Great Ape Valley. As gorillas in the wild are a seriously threatened species, we are delighted with the birth of Matadi's little girl, Thandie.

You can follow his journey on Twitter.

FMCCA – Award Winner

FMCCA has been operational for just two years and has already won several accolades in the professional event management industry, including the ICCA’s Best Marketing Award for the “Room with a ZOO” campaign (the top award of the meeting industry), MIMA’s silver Award for the Best Print Advertising Campaign (MIMA = Meeting Industry Marketing Awards) and MIMA’s bronze award for the Best Brand Marketing Campaign, meanwhile in “Trends,” the Belgian business weekly, Chief Commercial Officer, Anja Stas, was nominated Marketing Manager of the Year.