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The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bruges welcomes as many as 7.3 million visitors annually (*). Combined with a world port, a healthcare sector with 800 years of history and complemented by great expertise in ICT and mechatronics, it is a popular home for a great many sectors. These economic growth sectors are the holy grail of the Bruges economy. They are the perfect breeding ground for attracting exciting national and international residential (association) conferences and other MICE activities.

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AZ Sint-Jan

Broad tradition in healthcare

The care sector in Bruges and the region around the city is a silent economic force and a source of well-being.
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mechatronica - KU Leuven

Innovative players in mechatronics

Passion for problem solving in mechanics and mechatronics.
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Vibrant port and logistics

Even in the early Middle Ages, Bruges was the most important seaport in Europe. Today is no different. Meanwhile, the newly merged Port of Antwerp-Bruges has grown to become the second-largest in Europe.
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Pioneer in ICT

Innovation and technological progress are no strangers to Bruges. The city has a long tradition of looking beyond borders to build a creative society.
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Rich tourist and cultural life

Bruges is a dream location for residential meetings, incentives and conferences. Its unique heritage makes a business visit to the city memorable.
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(*): 2022 figures