Kortrijk Xpo is one of the biggest multi-purpose indoor arenas and convention centres in the BENELUX, covering some 55,000m³ (2009). The complex is situated in the city of Kortrijk, Belgium and is home to some internationally renowned fairs, like the Kortrijk design fair Interieur and Busworld.
The City of Kortrijk initiated the construction of the first exposition halls in 1966 in Kortrijk-South (Kortrijk-Zuid), close to the highway exit of the plannen E3, the current E17. The 'Kortrijk Halls' were officially inaugurated in April 1967. As a result of the more international approach of the exhibition centre, on 2 December 1999, the name was transformed into Kortrijk Xpo.
Whereas the complex covered some 6,000 m² of exposition space and 2,500 m² of meeting space at the beginning, the complex was later enlarged to 32.500 m², 37.200 m² (2005) and now covers 55,000m³ (2009). This makes the complex one of the biggest fair centres in the BENELUX and even Europe. A new mutlipurpose hall, 'XXL', the so-called 'Black Box', was added in 2009.
Among others the following trade fairs are held in Kortrijk:
- International Design Fair Interieur
- Euro Dogg Show
- Kortrijk Winter Carnival
- Millionaires Fair
- Sea Side Show
- Hairstyle Benelux
The Kortrijk Xpo complex can be reached by the Highway E17, exit 2, and the ringroad R8.
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