Welcome to AidEx

AidEx is the leading international event for professionals in aid and development. We have two annual events:
Our flagship conference and exhibition in Brussels (16-17 November) and a 2 day Conference in Nairobi (13-14 September)

AidEx encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide an annual forum for the visitors to meet, source, supply and learn. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest updates from the sector.

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AidEx Brussels

AidEx is the leading international event dedicated to the unique needs of development and aid professionals across the world; held over two days annually at Brussels Expo, in Belgium.

AidEx is recognised as a major platform for networking, making new contacts and doing business. By taking part, you will forge new relationships in the community, raise awareness of your organisation and be involved in the sourcing of new solutions to improve the efficiency of aid delivery.

AidEx Africa

Now in it's fourth year, AidEx Africa is a two-day high-profile conference which takes place annually in Nairobi, Kenya. AidEx Africa was developed as a satellite event to the already well-established AidEx conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development aid, held each year in Brussels.

AidEx Africa attracts over 300 delegates from the Government of Kenya, UN agencies, Kenyan Red Cross and leading NGOs from Africa and beyond.


AidEx 2017 - Practical Information

Brussels Expo
Hall 11,
Place de Belgique 1, 
1020 Bruxelles, 

15 November 2017: 09:30 - 17:30
16 November 2017: 09:30 - 17:00

Networking Drinks Reception on 16 November: 17:30 - 19:00

Brussels – Seat of the EU and known as the capital of Europe

Year after year, Brussels is chosen as the perfect location  to host AidEx.
City of the European Union and host to 26 specialised UN agencies, Brussels is an international financial centre and home to the European Commission and over two thousand multinationals.

Brussels was chosen for its central location and excellent transport links, helping to minimise both visitor and exhibitor budgets.

Also renowned as a cultural hub with a fascinating history, excellent cuisine and a multitude of activities to keep you entertained for the duration of your stay.

How to get to Brussels Expo


Travel to AidEx by Plane

Brussels is just 20 minutes away from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem).

You can take a taxi to Brussels Expo from the airport, or take a train into the centre of the city to check into your hotel.

The Airport City Express runs four times an hour (between 6 a.m. and midnight). It takes about 15 minutes to reach the city centre. From there, you can take the tram, taxi, or metro to get to your hotel.

For the cheapest flights, check: Skyscanner

Travel to AidEx by Train

eurostar3Brussels is easily reached by Eurostar from London and by Thalys from Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne. Both trains stop in "la gare du Midi" station.

From "la gare du Midi" station, take the direct metro line 6 direction Roi Baudouin. 
Get off at Heysel. This will take about 15 minutes.

If you are coming from Amsterdam or Luxembourg, you can reach Brussels Expo by getting off at Brussels Central Station. Take metro line 5, bound for Erasme. At Beekkant, take line 6 bound for Roi Baudouin. Get off at Heysel. This will take about 20 minutes.

You can also take line 1 at Brussels Central Station, bound for gare de L’Ouest. At Beekkant, take line 6, bound for Roi Baudouin. Get off at Heysel. This will take about 20 minutes.

For more information please visit:

  • www.eurostar.com

  • Getting to AidEx by Car

    Brussels Expo is easily reached by car thanks to the extremely dense road network in Belgium.

    Coming from Ghent (E40) or Mons / Charleroi (E19)

    Follow the Ring R0, bound for Zaventem - Namur
    Take exit 7A on the ring road and follow the"Expo" signs.

    Coming from Antwerp (E19), Namur (E411) or Liège (E40)

    Take the Ring R0, bound for Ghent-Ostend (E40)
    Take exit 7A on the ring road and follow the "Expo" signs.

    Coming from Antwerp - Boom (A12)

    Follow the Ring R0, bound for Zaventem - Namur
    Take exit 7A on the ring road and follow the "Expo" signs.

    Parking your car
    Car park C holds 10,000 parking spaces. Brussels Expo also has a range of other car parks available for your comfort and ease.

Travel to AidEx by Bus / Metro / Tram

The terminus station for trams 7 and 51 is “Heysel”. Tram 94 stops at King Baudouin stadium. Tram 3 (Esplanade) stops in Avenue de Meysse.

Buses 84 and 88 also stop at "Heysel", Brussels Expo.

Thanks to the vast public transport network (tram, bus and metro), Brussels Expo is easily reached from any part of the city. Buses, trams and metro lines all have stops close to our site (200 m).

For more information please visit:

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