The primary goal of the Syndicat d’Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion is to enliven and promote Brussels and the surrounding area.

The primary goal of the Syndicat d’Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion is to enliven and promote Brussels and the surrounding area.

The primary goal of the Syndicat d’Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion is to enliven and promote Brussels and the surrounding area.

Brussels 20K run


Party in the Park - Belgian National Holiday Celebrations

A Front Row Seat

For more than a century the Syndicat d’Initiative-Bruxelles Promotion (SIBP), a not-for-profit association, has been organizing a series of activities designed for the general public. The intention is to provide events and activities that appeal to all of the various and diverse communities within our great city, the Capital of the European Union.  The SIBP represents the thousands of people who take part in these events each year.

The Brussels 20K Race

The Brussels 20K Race: your annual running rendezvous!

Over the course of the last forty-plus years, thousands of runners have gathered to run through the city’s streets in a lively and festive atmosphere.

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The “Party in the Park” – The Belgian National Holiday Celebrations

Don’t miss the “Party in the Park” on Belgium’s National Holiday, 21st July!

On the Belgian National Holiday, the city dons its brightest colours and offers the public an exciting array of fun activities. The festivities kick off at 10:00 a.m. and end with a fireworks display set to music, that begins at 11:00 p.m.

The Great Synagogue of Brussels

Members’ Event

A private tour of the Great Synagogue of Brussels, the largest synagogue in the country

Sunday, 19th March, 2017 at 11:00, 2 rue Joseph Dupont, 1000, Brussels


Members’ Event

Droh!me, formerly the Uccle-Boitsfort Hippodrome: Revisiting the Past, Exploring the Present and Looking to the Future

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 at 10:00, 53 Chaussée de la Hulpe, 1180, Brussels

La Finca Farm

Members’ Event

La Finca, an organic farm – Fresh fruits and vegetables just round the corner

Saturday, 6th May, 2017 at 10:30, 71 Chaussée de Malines, 1970, Wezembeek-Oppem

“Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours”

Members’ Event

Don’t miss this revival by the Théatre Royal du Parc of the Jules Verne classic

Tuesday 30th May, 2017 at 20:15, Théatre Royal du Parc, 3 rue de la Loi, 1000, Brussels

© photo Isabelle DE BEIR

Queen Elisabeth Contest

Members’ Event

Finalist concert of the Cello contest 2017.

Thursday 15th of June at 20.00 in the Palais des Beaux-Arts at the Henry Leboeuf room in Brussels 

Former Maritime District

Members’ Event

The underbelly of Brussels – Tour what was once a maritime district. All will be revealed!

Saturday, 17th June, 59 place Sainte-Catherine, 1000, Brussels

Our History

In 1886, Charles Buls, the Mayor of Brussels, gathered the city’s major business leaders together to ask them for help in promoting the city and its cultural events.  The outcome of that meeting was an organisation called ‘Bruxelles-Attraction’. In 1958, the name was changed to ‘Syndicat d’Initiative de la ville de Bruxelles’.

For more than 130 years, the leaders of this association have been organizing events for the enjoyment and edification of a vast collective of men and women whose expectations have continued to grow and evolve.

Council - Administrative Board


Monsieur Jean COLAUT


Chevalier Marc BLANPAIN

Chief Executive

Monsieur Emile DEREYMAEKER

Honorary President



Maître Damien BASSINE
Monsieur Jacky BODART
Monsieur Pierre DRION
Monsieur Christophe MUGUERZA
De Heer Joris VAN DER WEE
Monsieur Gaëtan WAUCQUEZ
Monsieur Pierre WYNANTS

Administrative Support

General Secretary




Become a Member

Private individuals, businesses, self-employed individuals, SMEs, companies and multinationals have been supporting the SIBP since 1886. Why don’t you join us?  Become a member of our great family by supporting us, and by participating in the rich cultural life of our city, which includes exclusive happenings as well as large events for the wider public.

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