History Gent ICC

Convention Center in Ghent’s Citadel park

History Gent ICC

Gent ICC, Ghent’s convention center, was built in the 1970s by the famous Ghent architect Bontinck. Even back then, it was already one of the largest purpose-built convention centers in Belgium, thanks to the conferencerooms that provided seating for 975 visitors as well as 4 breakout rooms.

The International Convention Center in Ghent’s Citadel Park was continuously adapted throughout the years based on the needs of the convention and events sector. Both the look of the building and the practical equipping there of also evolved, right down to the smallest details.

In 2005, the name was changed from “ICC Congrescentrum” to Gent ICC –international convention center. The inclusion of ‘convention center’ in its name is a more accurate representation of the possibilities presented by Gent ICC. After all, this center isn’t solely a conference facility; it is also an events space, a meeting facility, a theatre, a trade fair complex, etc. Virtually every possible activity can be held there.

ICC ghent NV has been operating Gent ICC since the end of 2010. The principal shareholder has several major advantages, including financial strength, expertise, and experience. This combination results in a successful, modern center that gives the Citadel Park and the City of Ghent a new vivacity.