Move the Earth to protect the planet!

Every year, more than 80.000 comic con fans head to Flanders Expo for FACTS. It’s only natural that a big event like this potentially has a big impact on the environment. The FACTS organisation is fully aware of that, so we’ve been taking numerous actions to minimise our ecological footprint for quite a few years already. Together with our co-workers, visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders, because durability is a shared responsibility. 

‘Going green’ is not some empty hippie creed for us. No, it’s a daily challenge, a concrete commitment to improve our environmental score.

WHAT WE ALREADY DO

SOLAR ENERGY

On the roof of our halls, there's 53.000m² worth of solar panels. That's about 11 football fields. The generated green energy can take up 40% of FACTS' total energy consumption.

SUPERCHARGE THE FUTURE

Electric driving is the way forward. That is why you can find no less than 12 advanced charging stations for cars on parking PA4 of Flanders Expo. You can click here to reserve a spot to tank some kilowatts.

WATER: EVERY DROP COUNTS

Through an ingenious system, rain water is being collected from the roofs and used to flush our toilets. That way, save thousands of liters of drinking water. No drop on a hot plate!

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

FACTS makes sure that all types of garbage are separated from each other and that the total amount of waste is reduced. Paper, cardboard and metal are all stocked and processed in the Flanders Expo recycling area.

STOPPING POLLUTION

Intern transport runs on gas or electricity as much as possible. Forklifts, industrial cleaning machines and other machinery emit a lot less CO2, which is another way to contribute to a cleaner world.

FAIR CATERING

Our partner Nobel Catering puts a 'fair catering experience' on the forefront. What that means? To strive for less meat consumption, to choose for local products and to use green energy and eco-friendly, recyclable packages.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

As you can see, durability is a top priority for FACTS.
But to really succeed in our efforts, we need the support of the whole community. Including YOU!

Take action and show us your planet positive attitude!
Got any green ideas or suggestions? Then share them with our team through weloveourplanet@facts.be!

Together we can make FACTS the greenest comic con party on the planet!

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FACTS SPRING 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA / COVID-19

Since 1993, the FACTS organisers have been working their hardest to do right by the thousands of fans that come together in Ghent. We always aim to create a safe space for all our fans to gather, be themselves and make unforgettable memories with like-minded people and guests from all over the world.

With the well-being, health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, crew and partners as our main priority, FACTS has been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, the Corona pandemic, during the last days.

Since the situation in Belgium is becoming more critical every day and since the US government announced travel restrictions to Europe, FACTS has decided to cancel the FACTS Spring 2020 edition due to force majeure.

After considering all possible safety measures, we have ultimately decided to follow the guidance of the local health organisations and governments indicating that mass events should be cancelled.

As our main goal is to offer our amazing community the unique experience they deserve and to guarantee their safety, we simply were left with no other option.

It pains us to take this decision, but we are already looking forward to the next gathering with all our fans, exhibitors and guests on 24 & 25 October in Flanders Expo Ghent. In the meantime, we have worked very hard to guarantee an even more impressive line-up of stars and we are excited to announce that Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Mader & Troy Baker have already confirmed that they will be present to meet all their fans in Belgium on 24 & 25 October. More guests and surprises will be announced in the coming months.

All our visitors, exhibitors and partners will be contacted personally by e-mail very soon, with more information regarding the next steps. All entry tickets will remain valid for FACTS in October, but visitors will get the choice: keep the ticket(s) for October or ask for a refund. More detailed info on that will follow soon.

We appreciate the support we have received in the past week. The feedback was invaluable in helping us determine this decision.

Kind regards,

The FACTS team