Brussels Best Exporters 2017 Contest

For the 4th edition of the export prize, Brussels Invest & Export stays true to its calling: rewarding and highlighting the most remarkable Brussels achievements abroad.

Are you the manager of a Brussels-based exporting SME that has been based in Brussels for more than 3 years? Do your products or services successfully cross Belgium's borders? Then you might be one of the Brussels Best Exporters 2017!

Apply today and don't forget to book your evening of June 28 for the Award ceremony.


How to take part

Fill in the registration form and e-mail it before Friday 21 April 2017 at midnight to 

Participation requirements

Being based in the Brussels Capital Region and having been so for at least three years, complying with the European definition of a SME and scoring a remarkable and growing success with regard to export.

Nominees and winners

In total, 6 Brussels SME's will be nominated: 3 in the goods category and 3 in the services category. Two prizes will be awarded:  

  • a "Brussels Best Exporter 2017" prize in the goods category
  • a "Brussels Best Exporter 2017" prize in the services category


  • The 6 nominated companies will receive the video clip presenting their activities, which will be broadcast during the ceremony. In addition to that, they will receive a language course and 2 plane tickets for a prospection trip, courtesy of our partners.
  • The SME that wins in either category will receive the "Perspective Movement" trophy and a certificate declaring the company 'Brussels Best Exporter 2017'. On top of that, the SME will get a €5,000 refund of its expenses for developing its export activities.

Contest Calendar

  • 21 February 2017: companies can start applying / start of the contest
  • 21 April 2017: end of the application period
  • 28 June 2017: proclamation of the winners during the award ceremony

Award ceremony

The ‘Brussels Best Exporters 2017’ awards will be presented at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar) on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 6.30 PM, by the Brussels State Secretary for Foreign Trade, in the presence of our international economic and trade attaché network, our complete international entrepreneur network and our official partners. It will be an enjoyable evening, which will be concluded by a ‘walking dinner’, with an atmosphere filled with inspiring meetings that will stimulate your exporter's spirit. You will receive an invitation for the event closer to the date of the ceremony.

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