About us

Easyfairs delivers stand-out multi-format events and manages an outstanding network of venues. We have a strong mission and invite you to come and Visit the future with us.

Company Profile

Easyfairs has a strong mission: Visit the Future.

With complimentary vision and values, our multi-format venues business and our multi-format events business, are joined now under the name Easyfairs.

We are exceptionally well placed to offer the communities and businesses we serve both superlative venues, which host a wide range of events including trade shows, conferences, congresses, concerts and sporting fixtures, and events, which meet the specific needs of diverse visitor and exhibitor markets.

The acquisition of Evenementenhal in July 2016 brought us into AMR International’s Top 20 exhibition organisers worldwide based on our total revenues. 

Easyfairs is a family business – an important quality as this enables us to pursue our long-term vision and annually reinvest 80% of profits into future projects and activities. 

Easyfairs is a proud member of UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition industry. 

Read all about Easyfairs, our accomplishments and exciting story in the latest Activity Report

Facts & Figures

1.198.000
Visitors
28.455
Exhibitors
700
Hosted Events
€160M
Revenues

10
Venues
215.736
m² managed

17
Countries
752
Team members

Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission:

Why we are here

Visit the future

We serve communities, give them a vision of their future, foster connections and offer a life-changing experience.

Our vision:

Where we are going

Leading in our chosen markets

We are organized in five regions: Belgium, The Netherlands, Nordic, DACH and UK & Global. We will continue to develop these hubs of excellence to launch events, acquire new events and drive profits. 

We lead in our chosen markets by combining two positioning fundamentals:

  • being a leader in selected geographies through venue management and event organisation
  • being a leader in selected (niche) industries through a network of national/regional events and ultra-niche international events

Our values:

How we behave

The journey is as important as the destination.

Easyfairs is an ethical business, and a happy one. Our values define how we behave on the journey into the future and they shape our products. We’ve selected four values that we apply in our day-to-day work, being: integrity, creative entrepreneurship, being results driven and last but not least: having fun.

Our strategy:

How we will achieve it

We will achieve our mission and vision by being the best, most innovative and trendsetting company in the worldwide events industry:

  • in talent development and constant learning
  • in marketing and technology
  • in modelling and mastering processes

In 2017, Easyfairs won the UFI Education Award. This recognition is of great value for us, since we take talent development seriously. Discover how we empower our people and nurture our talents in our Learning report video

Activity Reports

Easyfairs publishes biennially an Activity report. It lists the achievements, successes and evolution of our company in an enjoyable reading format. Discover the latest activity report here, or browse through the earlier editions. 

2016-2017
Activity Report
2015-2016
Financial Year Appendix
2014-2015
Financial Year Appendix
2013-2014
Activity Report

Corporate Social Responsibility

Easyfairs wants to work as a responsible and sustainable company that takes strategic decisions on the basis of economic, ecological and social criteria.

We will create value while demanding less from the environment and contributing more to the welfare of the community.

We do this in both of our businesses:

As an events organiser, we want to reduce the ecological footprint of our events by applying certain measures including sustainable stand building and decoration, eco-friendly marketing, green mobility and more. We have reduced the cost and waste management of stand building significantly by offering stands and flooring solutions that can remain event after event. Personalization is still possible of course and is fitted to the needs of every exhibitor, but by making the strategic choice in not changing all this equipment event after event, we are certainly becoming one of the event industry companies best-placed to claim social and ecological responsibility! 

As a venues owner and manager, waste, water and energy management, mobility plans, sustainable procurement, green buildings, solar panels and renovations all lead to a major reduction of our venues’ ecological footprint. As well as the cost savings, a sustainable venue gives us a clear competitive advantage over our competitors, enabling us to attract new prospects and to retain existing customers who consciously choose green venues to host their events.

As a UFI member, Easyfairs participated in The Green Venue Report 2017. The Green Venue Report is an industry-wide initiative to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practice, and stimulate competition around global convention & exhibition center sustainability. Learn more about the survey and download the report via this link

Management Team

Group CEO

Group COO

Group Head of M&A and Strategic Alliances

Group Head of Product Development

Group Head of Technology & Digital Transformation

Head of Belgium

Jeroen van Hooff

Head of The Netherlands

Head of Nordic

Roland Brand

Head of DACH

Head of UK & Global

Advisory Board

Composition of Advisory Board of Artexis-Easyfairs Group 

Chairman & CEO: Eric Everard – COO: Anne Lafère – CFO: Marc Hellemans – Secretary of the Board: Benoît David – Independent Director (BE): Jacques de Vaucleroy - Independent Director (UK): Nick Forster – Independent Director (BE): Thierry Geerts - Independent Director (BE): Muriel Everard - Independent Director (UK/US): Denzil Rankine