Since 1983 the Kekulé cycle is organized, a collaboration between the Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) and the University of Antwerp. To date these two organizations are still the driving force behind these lectures cycle.

The Royal Flemish Chemical Society is the professional association of all Flemish chemists, regardless of their degree. The KVCV wants to bridge the gap between education, industry and society. The Kekulé cycle is a model example of this mission.