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Batibouw Communication Awards, version 2014

On Thursday, February 20th the Batibouw Communication Awards for the most eye-catching trade show presentations were awarded once again. Argent Alu , Antargaz , Carrières du Hainaut , Geberit and One Smart Control ended up on the highest step of the podium and returned home with an award.

Each year FISA , organizer of Batibouw (Belgium’s largest building event) , rewards the exhibitors who stand out above the pack with a communication award.

The prize is awarded in a category for large and small stands , and in various disciplines such as most communicative mode , best product presentation and best trade fair communication . The scores are awarded after extensive consultation by a jury headed by Gerard van Os .

This year, the flowers and the charters went to Argent Alu , Antargaz , Carrières du Hainaut , Geberit and One Smart Control. The winners were put in the spotlight by managing director Philippe L' Homme during a celebratory drink for exhibitors after the professional days of the show.


The ExpoBella! Award is an annual award for best exhibitor practices.

The ExpoBella! Award for best exhibitor practices started in 1999 as the ‘Oskar’ for best exhibition participations. With this award, initiator Gerard van Os wanted to encourage companies that use trade show participation in an intelligent way to obtain demonstrable and measurable results.

The ExpoBella! Award is not a beauty contest for the smartest booth, but a competition that focuses on the return on ivestùment of trade show participation. Every year, a professional jury judges on the merits of the participating cases.

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Expo-id trains and advises companies that want to take part in an exhibition.

Expo-id is a competence centre for trade show marketing and communication that originated within the Van Os-Sonnevelt company in 2001. Under the motto ‘Exhibitions work!’, Expo-id offers a variety of services, including consultancy and guidance for exhibiting companies, training for booth staff and communication support for show organizers and service suppliers.

On the Expo-id website you will find more information on the various training formats, inspiring blog posts and tips & tricks to get more from your investment in trade show participation. You have a tricky question regarding trade shows? Ask the Expo-id team!

More articles about Expo-id is the most comprehensive calendar of events in Belgium.

The website originated in 2003 and offers the most detailed calendar of events in Belgium and Luxemburg. You can search the database by event name or date, industry, location and organizer. For each event you get start and end date, contact details of the organizer, information on the venue and a direct link to dedicated event web pages. was developed in close cooperation with two business partners and is the reference for the Belgian market. All changes are made by the event organizers themselves, so that users always have the most recent updates.

More articles about Beurskalender at the heart of the exhibition industry

For the professional associations Febelux (venue operators and show organizers) and Expobel (stand contractors and service suppliers) Van Os-Sonnevelt has made the portal site available. Here you will find news and current affairs from the exhibition industry, important information on rules and regulations that apply to exhibitions and events and a full members list with contact details. is an important source of information for everything that relates to trade shows, exhibitions and event in Belgium and Luxemburg. The information is available in French, Dutch and English.

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Expodoc optimizes the communication between show organizers, exhibitors and service suppliers.

Van Os-Sonnevelt is a founding partner of Expoprojects, the team that developed the online platform Expodoc to automate the information exchange between show organizers, exhibitors and service suppliers. Expodoc makes the hard copy exhibitor manual superfluous and makes sure that all orders are handled smoothly, fast and flawless;

An ever growing number of show organizers use Expodoc to streamline the exchange of information and instructions with exhibitors and service suppliers. Discover the unique benefits of the platform on the Expodoc website.

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Expopedia is the World Exhibition and Event Community.

Van Os-Sonnevelt is a founding partner of Passport-Expopedia, the company that developed a specific search engine for the exhibitions industry and launched the worldwide portal website in 2011. Expopedia is the number one source for all information that relates to exhibitions and events worldwide: suppliers, discussions, groups, blogs and micro-sites, company profiles, people and news…

By linking powerful search engines with a vast array of social media tools, Expopedia has something to offer for a variety of users. Discover the world of exhibitions and events on their website.

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Expovisie: reporting from inside the exhibition industry.

Expovisie is the oldest Dutch magazine for the exhibition and event industry. Since 2004 Van Os-Sonnevelt through its division Expo-id supplies editorial content for the magazine and for the Expovisie website. You can send your press releases to the multilingual Belgian newsroom on the well-known address Weversstraat 12, 1840 Londerzeel – Belgium or via e-mail:

The Expovisie website is in Dutch only and features an agenda of larger trade shows and events in Belgium and Holland, editorial content, columns, tips & tricks and exhibition industry news from around the world.

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Van Os-Sonnevelt has a warm heart for the exhibition industry.

On this page you can learn more about the projects we are actively involved in.

For Van Os - Sonnevelt, 2019 will be the last year

At the beginning of April, after 43 years, we put an end to our rental activities. We look back on a great journey with the most fantastic employees and customers.

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