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.
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. More information
Professor Blanpain’s lecture
We invite you to attend Professor Cédric Blanpain’s lecture on cancer and stem cells.
Tuesday 16 January 2024 at 7pm at TheMerode, place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels.
We are delighted to invite you to discover BRAFA, one of the most prestigious art fairs.
From Sunday 28 January to Sunday 4 February 2024 at Brussels Expo
We invite you to a conference on the urban future of Brussels.
Thursday 22 February 2024 at 6.30pm, at Perspective.brussels, rue de Namur 59, 1000 Brussels.
Surrealism in Belgium – Exhibition
We invite you to discover the exhibition celebrating 100 years of Surrealism in Belgium.
Saturday 24 February 2024 at 11am at BOZAR, 23 rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
James Ensor, maestro – Exhibition
We invite you to discover the exhibition James Ensor, Maestro.
Saturday 16 March 2024 at 11am at BOZAR, 23 rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
We are delighted to invite you to attend the Ommegang, an impressive historical show.
Wednesday 3 July 2024, on the Grand Place in Brussels
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
Baron de COOMAN d’HERLINCKHOVE
Monsieur Jacky BODART
Monsieur Alexandre GROSJEAN
Comte JACOBS de HAGEN
Monsieur Frédéric NIELS
De Heer Joris VAN DER WEE
Monsieur Gaëtan WAUCQUEZ
Monsieur Pierre WYNANTS
Quentin DE LONGUEVILLE
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.