Sylvester

Sylvester

Sylvester
  • Dijkstraat 44, 3150 Haacht, Belgium
  • Certificate of Excellence 2021

Sylvester Creates. Captures. Moves.

Sylvester is the longest-existing production house in Belgium, but we are not yet dealing with a walking frame. With TV, video, live events and (since this year) online and virtual events, we have 4 specializations in-house, with 1 common goal: telling stories and connecting staff, customers and / or stakeholders with a full experience. Today we have hundreds of events and programs on the counter. Realized by fantastic teams who in some wonderful way always manage to turn the idea you have in your head into reality. And also within your budget. Programs, videos and events that resonate.

Set up events that bring people and companies closer together and make them grow. Creating films and television programs that hit ten strings at once. And in the mix of these areas of expertise, we also create high-profile online events (live streams) and virtual events with our self-built virtual event platform MEEPLE, which has now been echoed abroad.


Every day is a pleasure to accomplish great things. To organize the most complex projects in such a way that it seems as if it took no effort. To smash the walls between television, video and (digital) events with the creative sledgehammer. And thereby achieve results that open mouths and create pure magic.

There are trendy terms for this, such as cross-media, multi-platform and live communication. But our cases say more than 1,000 buzzwords. Create, invent, organize, delegate, develop, design. We are born for it. It is the accelerator of our existence and we still have a tight grip on the control stick after 25 years. Every little aspect of your assignment is handled by our people. From idea to concept. From logistics to production. And we are proud of that. Because control freaks? Yes, we are. But the result is also corresponding.

Interested? Contact us and we will sit down or set up a video meeting.

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Sylvester organizes the Ultimas for the second year in a row
10 May 2022

After a forced, but very much appreciated online edition in 2021, the culture lovers were able to physically meet again this year. About 600 enthusiastic guests gathered in deSingel in Antwerp for the presentation of the Flemish Culture Awards: the Ultimas.


Twelve laureates and a public winner became the happy owners of the renewed Ultima award: Tintin's Jungle, created by ...

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43 reviews on Sylvester - 9.5/10

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Johan Tourne
Expert|Samana vzw|

Sylvester makes our Samana Future Congress a success

It is not so easy to explain to chronically ill people, informal carers and volunteers in an understandable and enthusiastic way what the main thrust of the new policy plan is. Sylvester has miraculously succeeded in this in the corona time with a digital, interactive and accessible event. An inspiring and in-depth event that was evaluated as extremely positive and professional by the 500 attendees. An energy boost for the functioning of our association. Thank you Sylvester!

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Bart De Smet
New|Volley Haasrode Leuven|

Volley Haasrode Leuven and Sylvester join forces to realize an ambitious virtual business event

After 9 successful physical business events - the last one in January 2020 with 620 participants - Volley Haasrode Leuven (VHL) approached one of the largest volleyball clubs in Flanders, Sylvester, to produce the 10th anniversary edition completely virtually. It has been an exceptional success with more than 700 paying participants and a program and end product that has been widely praised. The program was moderated by Annelies Van Herck, Michael Van Droogenbroeck and Ruben Van Gucht. There was a debate with Alexander De Croo, Jan Jambon and Elio Di Rupo and a conversation with Tia Hellebaut, Kim Gevaert, Tom Boonen and Hendrik Tuerlinckx. Three musical intermezzos by Ozark Henry and fragments of interviews with ten speakers from previous editions (Eddy Merckx, Koen Geens, Theo Francken, Roberto Martinez, Bob Verbeeck, Nina Derwael, Evi Van Acker, Mark Waer, Gerd Vande Broek, Mohamed Ridouani and John Porter). Working with Sylvester was extremely professional and pleasant. Sylvester has continuously contributed ideas and co-created. Recommended !

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Gerd Theunis
New|Europees Muziekfestival voor de Jeugd|

Online European Music Festival for Youth in 35 countries and 2500 participants

The fact that the 69th edition of our festival could take place in these circumstances is partly due to the Meeple team. From the first contact, the team has shown commitment and trust. The employees have acted in a very professional manner to make our initiative a success. This firm no-nonsense approach was of the same drive as that of our own team, which consists entirely of volunteers.
Thanks to the open collaboration, we were able to set up a personalized online platform in a very short time. Fast feedback, clear answers, a proactive attitude and a stable solution ensured a successful festival day for our participants. A festival experience through the Meeple platform where we could offer our own jury concerts, workshops, live shows in an intuitive and smooth way to the 2,500 participants from 35 countries worldwide.
A successful match that tastes like more. Although of course we hope that the next edition can go live again. But who knows with an extra online side ...

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Annie Scanlan
New|FTA Europe|

Fantastic virtual award ceremony for EU trade association

The team at Sylvester created a fantastic virtual event for us (an EU trade association based in Brussels), which was live streamed from Antwerp. We needed to adapt an existing physical event (industry awards show) to an online format. The team had lots of creative ideas to make the show work with the audience watching at home. The result was a highly entertaining and professional event. The team are very friendly and supportive and we will not hesitate to work with them again.

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Els Vandecasteele
New|Triodos Bank|

Webinar NL + FR on ecological remodeling Triodos Bank

On March 24 and 25, we organized a webinar on ecological renovation together with Sylvester Events. Our office was converted into a real TV studio.
A very nice and professional team to work with: they think along with the customer, look for solutions, and give suggestions based on their rich experience. Worth repeating.

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Alejandra Ranson
Expert|

delaware Student Game 2021

We had a very fun and professional cooperation with Sylvester. Our event was a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback.
Even though it was a digital event, everything went smoothly. THANK YOU! :-)

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Helga Van Muylders
New|Toerisme Vlaanderen|

Tourist virtual experiences

Sylvester made 4 videos for Tourism Flanders. The assignment was to bring new tourism products to our international trade contacts, as they cannot come here to discover them themselves. It became 4 "virtual experiences" around Ensor and Ostend, Genk and LABIOMISTA, Ghent and Van Eyck and Beer & amp; Cycling in the Westhoek. The idea to work with the same flying reporter for the 4 videos as a common thread comes from Sylvester. We had less than a month for this and we more than succeeded. Received a lot of positive reactions from our trade contacts, the partners who cooperated and colleagues. It was a very successful collaboration.

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Lise Peeters
New|Departement WSE|

Successful digital New Year's reception

Due to the corona crisis, some of our internal events were canceled. Our employees needed an informal and connecting moment. So we started looking for a digital alternative. We had previously worked with Sylvester for the organization of a physical event, but also for a digital event we were certainly at the right place at Sylvester. Femke was involved with our story from the beginning and also brought up creative ideas herself. For example, we put together a "warm" program for our digital New Year's reception.

It was a completely new way of working for us, but in retrospect it was certainly a great experience. The livestream also turned out to be a real success with our employees. Our colleagues were very enthusiastic about the program, the decoration of the studio and the possibilities for interaction. Everyone really enjoyed feeling reconnected with each other and with the organization.

The collaboration went very smoothly. The Sylvester employees always paid attention to the small details, which raised the quality of the event to a higher level. Communication was always clear and smooth. Femke was always available and open to all questions. Thanks for the great cooperation!

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Joost Berghman
Expert|hypotheek.winkel|

Rare that high degree of professionalism at Sylvester

Strong team there at Sylvester! They supported us with a video stream based on our strategic thinking exercise. Rarely could I have such a high degree of professionalism. Combination of craftsmanship and customization. Big thanks.

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Bruno Paternoster
Expert|Toerisme Vlaanderen|

Strong organizer and coach at Meet in Flanders Academy # 6

We look back with great satisfaction on the sixth edition of the Meet in Flanders Academy on 11 December 2020. Visit Flanders focuses on the meeting industry with this six-monthly study day. Forced by the circumstances to a fully digital edition, we wanted to create something that could inspire the sector in that area. Sylvester managed to produce a well-loved study morning in Kursaal on their meeting platform Meeple within very tight timing, together with our team. We are satisfied all along the line. Sylvester's employees were dedicated, flexible, hardworking. They listened very carefully to what we had in mind, explained the technical and substantive consequences and decided in mutual consultation. During the preparation, we remained consistent with the decisions made, even if they involved extra work. Sylvester therefore wanted to make our event, gave solid advice but did not impose his own vision. What I found striking is that the people at Sylvester stimulated us to take on the presentation and a lot of content ourselves. And that they guided us very well in this, with a script, script, technical advice, etc. At the same time there was a lot of room for creativity and humor. Also technically, the platform Meeple and the team that Sylvester has hired have done their job very well.

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Nathalie De Hondt
New|D'Ieteren Auto|

A great first acquaintance, completely professional !!

A few months ago we faced a major challenge ...
Our annual large B2B event for D'Ieteren - Group Fleet Solutions - could not take place physically due to covid.
Which 'virtual' alternative is good enough to connect all your customers and the different brands and partners of D'Ieteren?
This has turned out to be the Meeple platform with flying colors !!
A platform that is very 'user friendly' with important advantages for the B2B market, especially in the field of 'networking'.
It was a pleasure to work with this professional team. We were perfectly guided from start to finish and their flexibility is also unseen!
Action - reaction, that's how we prefer to function ourselves and this hands-on mentality can be found in the entire Sylvester Team.
Thanks again for this FANTASTIC collaboration & amp; all the best for 2021 !!

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Lies Van Pelt
New|Port of Antwerp|

First acquaintance with Meeple during two successful online events.

During the month of November, Port of Antwerp organized two large online events with Sylvester as a partner. Port of Antwerp was introduced to the Meeple platform for the first time, the interactive platform that can be personalized with various functionalities and graphic elements. For the events of Port of Antwerp, use was made of a plenary room with live streaming, break-out rooms, workshops, a 3D expo, network rooms and on-demand videos. Especially the recordings in the studio are very new in this type of online event organization. This was a completely new way of working for Port of Antwerp, as it is more towards making a TV program than traditional event organization. Expertise and guidance are therefore required and this was certainly provided by the professional and competent team of Sylvester and the studio we worked with. We were therefore very proud of a great end result with, among other things, 507 participants and 1760 views of the plenary sessions. This type of events will certainly also take place post Covid-19, among other things in the form of hybrid events, so this was certainly a useful and educational experience. We hereby thank Sylvester and PFL studio for the fine and professional cooperation.

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Johan Lambrechts
Expert|Lidl Belgium|

The right partner for a successful event

Sylvester helped us to organize an online event, where we wanted to enter into a dialogue with some 60 professional stakeholders (NGOs, experts, sector organizations, young people, ...) In retrospect, the choice for Sylvester was absolutely the right choice.
The online platform Meeple is well put together and met our needs to create as much interactivity and dynamism with the participants as possible, despite the virtual environment.
The biggest plus for us was the team at Sylvester. They know very well what they are doing, are very flexible, think along and have a good laugh! We could trust them blindly and that is what you expect from an event partner. Recommended!

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Joël Dewalheyns
Expert|Voka Vlaams-Brabant|

Top team for live stream Voka VB Verderkijkers 2020

Very professional, passionate, going for perfection, flexibility, top quality are just a few words to describe the collaboration. All viewers were astonished by the quality and smoothness of the broadcast. The best they had seen this year and that was reflected in the compliments we received. For our team it was a top experience, because the entire crew took us through the entire process. This was the 1st time for Voka Vlaams-Brabant that we organized such a large online production. Thanks to the very professional guidance under the command of Eveline and Hendrik, we were able to bring this to a very successful conclusion. Our great appreciation also goes out to the entire production team involved, because thanks to them this has become a gem. Sylvester & amp; co. Big thanks and a lot of respect. See you for the next event.

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Georges Goffin
Expert|Associatie Universiteit & Hogescholen Antwerpen|

Successful online alternative for opening academic year

The suddenly changed world no longer made it possible to organize the opening of the academic year for Antwerp higher education in the traditional form. A solid and attractive alternative had to be found for the 1,600 attendees who previously came to the Stadsschouwburg and the big walking lunch on the Theaterplein. Various providers of "conference platforms" were questioned. Extensive video calls were also conducted with international providers such as vfairs.com and hopin.to.
Aware of the risks as an early adopter, we have joined forces with Associatie Universiteit & amp; Antwerp colleges nevertheless took the plunge to opt for Sylvester's Meeple platform. We knew Sylvester as an organizer of major events - they worked together for several years for STUDAY, the Antwerp student reception with more than 20,000 attendees - but Meeple was completely new to us.
The intention was to make a mix of pre-recorded elements and an important "live" part. Interaction had to be possible at all times. One-to-one video chat was a requirement. Robustness had to be guaranteed. Extensive use of proprietary branding elements was also a priority. We wanted to offer those present the experience of being able to move from room to room in a 'conference center', visit different stages and find each other in a plenary room or private conversation. This has been successful.
It was also important for us as a client to be able to work with trusted suppliers for parts of the event. For the pre-recorded videos, we worked with hartstikkide.com, a small local player who immediately understands where we want to go. For the live studio part we wanted to stay in Antwerp and we chose storycatchers.be. The look & amp; feel was in the hands of our house designer Erik Desombere.
That was no problem for Sylvester.
The opening eventually had all the ingredients of the usual event but with an online touch. It became an opening with more momentum, with more options and individual experiences, a lot of interaction. There were five dance and music stages, a live presenter connecting the parts, video quotes, a remix of the Flemish Community hymn, a live plenary roundtable with video quotes, a much-frequented network lounge and continuous active chat. After the plenary part, there were also four discussion tables with the participants in the round table discussion. In short: the atmosphere of a lively opening of the academic year was matched.
In the end, we turned out to be the very first users of the platform. We were able to take advantage of that to see a lot of supporting horns and bells, especially in the area of branding, created. Sylvester has always responded positively to our questions and comments.

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Sylvester organizes Launch Event for Port of Antwerp-Bruges
28 April 2022

On April 28 & 29, a total of about 2000 guests gathered in the Antwerpse Waagnatie, for the official launch of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, the new merger port of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. For the design and organization of this event, Port of Antwerp-Bruges teamed up with event and production house Sylvester.


1 year ago the engagement between Antwerp and Zeebrugge ...

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Kevin Van der Straeten
Leader |eventplanner.net | 12 May 2022

Heel mooie case Sylvester

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Foreign Investment Trophy
22 March 2022

On March 22, about 140 entrepreneurs from the international business community came to Technopolis in Mechelen for the anniversary edition (happy 10th anniversary!) of the Foreign Investment Trophy. For the design and organization of that award show, FIT counted on event and production house Sylvester!


FIT presented three awards to foreign companies with outstanding investment projects: CNH won the ...

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Kevin Van der Straeten
Leader |eventplanner.net | 31 March 2022

Heel mooie case! Dank om te delen 🙌

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Sylvester wins golden BEA award to commemorate 75 years of Liberation
02 December 2021

Haacht, December 2, 2021 – The Belgian Event Awards (BEAs) were presented yesterday evening in the Nekkerhal in Mechelen. Each year, they award the most prestigious events in our country.

Event agency Sylvester took home a gold award in the institutional events category. “A fantastic recognition of the phenomenal efforts that the Sylvester team has made over the past two ...

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Kevin Van der Straeten
Leader |eventplanner.net | 02 December 2021

Proficiat Sylvester team! 🎉

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Fourth wave: Sylvester and MEEPLE switch event format flexibly
22 November 2021

The fourth wave forced a lot of new measures, less social contacts, more teleworking and the return of the mouth masks. Not an ideal time to organize events? Sylvester advocates not to stop organizing events, but to look at the way we do it, tailored to the objectives and target groups. Geert Vanoverschelde, CEO of Sylvester: “Fast and flexible switching ...

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Kevin Van der Straeten
Leader |eventplanner.net | 22 November 2021

Mooi te zien hoe snel jullie schakelen. En inderdaad, flexibel het format kunnen aanpassen is een belangrijke troef. Keep up the good work!

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Hybrid event from PFL, Sylvester and Easyfairs provides insights into the future of the event sector
01 June 2021

On Tuesday June 1, PFL, Sylvester and Easyfairs organized CRAFTING YOUR FUTURE EVENT – THINK HYBRID, a one-hour hybrid event from the studios in Antwerp, Turnhout and Barcelona. Intent? Create a clear picture of the safety, technology, production and the future of the Belgian event sector.


Not coincidentally, because for several months now, questions have arisen from the business world ...

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Online VDAB job fairs thanks to MEEPLE
18 May 2021

Online and hybrid events are still a hot and booming business. With Sylvester we managed to conquer a pioneering and front-runner position. We also developed our own virtual event location platform, named MEEPLE (Meeting people). From an information desk to a network lounge, from plenary sessions to exhibition space, MEEPLE has it all. Up to 2,500 people can participate in ...

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