Mr. Jacky Mouligneau, President of the Autosalon Committee, opened the press conference for the preview of the 94th Brussels show...
From 14 to 24 January 2016, the Heizel halls will again be transformed into the largest showroom in the country. Not less than 117 exhibitors will occupy slightly less than 100,000m². The show will have not less than 38 car makes on display, as well as 33 motorbike makes in this edition.
Hans Knol ten Bensel
Pamper yourself and dream along amidst palm trees and prestige cars…
In Hall 1 you will be able to admire a collection, as outstanding as it is prestigious, of exceptional dream vehicles to delight young and old.
In the centre of the Hall, the Terrace of the Motor Show with its olive trees and pool will welcome you for an enjoyable moment of relaxation. Good for a breakfast beside the swimming pool (for the early birds), an aperitif or lunch under a palm tree, dinner in a cosy setting, or a sparkling evening with a glass of champagne or colourful cocktail.
You can do it all at the enormous “Show Terrace”.
Feeling nostalgic? Greet Youngtimers in Hall 2
Hall 2 will host an exclusive exhibition of youngtimers; come admire the vehicles that left their mark on the 70s, 80s and 90s. In the centre of the Hall, you’ll feel like a kid again; a roller rink and numerous musical events await you!
A leap into a not-so-distant future? See the “Tech Hall” in hall 12…
Come have a unique dynamic experience in a technological universe divided into three zones. You’ll start with a video experience when you enter the Hall, viewing a number of films by manufacturers and their technical partners.
Then you’ll discover tomorrow’s solutions in a LAB zone bringing together the technological innovations of our exhibitors,
and you’ll end your visit with a dynamic experience: the Tech Track. This test track adapted for SUVs and 4x4s will also include an urban zone; whether you’re a spectator or a passenger, green mobility, fun and thrills will await you!
A breathtaking circus trial tour
Everyone come to Hall 3 to discover an exclusive, mind-blowing event: the Circus Trial Tour! In a setting of unbelievable obstacles combining several activities such as Moto Trial Freestyle, BMX and Hip Hop dance, all led by a DJ, let yourself be swept away by these three worlds brought together - it will astonish you!
The more daring, and little budding athletes (5 years old and up), can have an introductory session between each performance, with electric motorbikes adapted to each visitor! You can do this each day at 11:30, 14:30 and 17:00 (also at 20:30 during the late-evening openings)
Job on wheels in the patio…
The show will this year also focus on employment in the automotive sector, with its Job on Wheels project, an initiative from FEBIAC.
It encompasses a whole range of support measures for technical training and education. The public can see in the patio about 100 young pupils compete for a place in the Belgian team in order to participate in the Euroskills in 2016 in Goteborg and Worldskills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
An ambitious action which is possible thanks to the support of Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Seat and Volkswagen.
Mr. Pierre Lalmand, General Director of the Brussels Auto Show, explained the highlights...
Last but not least, there is the possibility to make a rather dramatic selfie, at a distance of not less than 130 metres!
...as did Joost Kaesemans, Director Communication of Febiac
Driving connected cars into the future: the 5th edition of the European Automotive Forum.
As part of the Motorshow Brussels, the 5th edition of the European Automotive Forum with the theme “Driving connected cars into the future” will be held on January 14th.
Conferences and discussions regarding the future of connected vehicles are on the agenda. Speakers from various economic sectors will share their vision about the inevitable technical evolution of vehicles interactivity, and the issues it may raise. Among those speakers, we can count on Belgian and foreign ministers, a number of representatives of the European institutions, significant players in the telecommunication sector, car brands and federations representatives, and many more.
A lunch will be provided and a networking cocktail in Tech Hall 12 will close this conference day.
Interested? Please feel free to register at www.eaf2016.eu.
Hans Knol ten Bensel