Awards 2018: the People Have Chosen

8th Mar, 2018

At midnight, on Sunday 4 March, the public vote for the Awards 2018 closed. Almost 10,000 people voted, and the three Brussels tourism initiatives nominated in each category have been announced and are now heading for the grand finale. The candidates in the International Congresses & Fairs category have also been announced.

At midnight on Sunday 4 March, the public vote for the Awards 2018 closed. For a month, the public has been voting for initiatives that best contribute to Brussels’ international prestige.

Now, out of the 68 projects submitted in the nine categories, only 29 remain. It is now up to the jury, made up of professionals from the tourism sector, to choose the winner in each category. So the suspense continues, as we await the announcement of the winners, which will take place at the Awards & Networking Night on 29 March 2018.

The nominees in each category are:

Evening Experience 2017:


• Brussels Electronic Marathon 2017

• MAF Nights – One evening, One artist


Most Noted Exhibition 2017:

• American Dreamcars & Bikes

• Pierre & Gilles. Clair-obscur.



International Event 2017:

• Art Brussels

• Brussels, the City of Peregrine Falcons

• BIKE Brussels


Best Gastronomic Concept 2017:

• Be My Stoemp

• Le Local

• Green cantine – J. Brel Youth Hostel


 New Event & Touristic Location 2017:

• La Tricoterie – Fabrique de Liens

• Docks Dome

• Koezio. Live Adventure Games


Hotel Newcomer 2017:

• Sleep Well Youth Hostel

• Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

• Hygge Hotel


Public Initiative 2017:

• Parcours Street Art

• Kiosks in the parks

• Citizen Lights


Unexpected & Original Concept 2017:

• Brussels From Above

• Art for Everyone

• Escape the City: The Secret of the Manneken Pis


Category only voted on by the jury:

International Congress & Fair 2017:

• 57th European Commodities Exchange

• IETM Brussels Planetary Meeting

• Style Masters Show 2017 Brussels

• BIF-Market 2017

• Youth-Ag Summit 2017

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