Practical Information


Opening and closing session

The opening and closing session of the congress will take place in the Aula of Ghent University, situated in the historic city centre (Volderstraat 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium).

Main venue

The main venue of the congress is het Pand, situated in the historic city centre (Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium). The walk between the two venues is about 5 minutes.


Ghent offers a wide range of accommodation.
Below, you can find a list of hotels.

Near the historic city centre

Low Budget



Near the station Gent Sint-Pieters

List of hotels near the station Gent Sint-Pieters (20 min. to the city centre by public transport):

Mid range

Travel information

Ghent has excellent rail links with Brussels South (international rail links) and Brussels Airport. There are direct links from Brussels South every 10 to 15 minutes with an average travel time of 30 minutes. Direct train links between Brussels Airport and Gent Sint Pieters are 30 minutes apart with a travel time of 1h to 1h20. The station at the airport is situated at level -1. You can purchase tickets in advance online (see links below). If you travel from the airport, do not forget to set Brussels Airport Zaventem as train station as you have to pay an additional fee travelling from the airport.

If you prefer to travel through Charleroi Airport, you could take one of the direct shuttle busses travelling between Ghent (station Gent-Sint-Pieters) and Charleroi Airport. 

From the main station of Ghent (Gent Sint-Pieters), it only takes 20 minutes by tram (line 1, 21 or 22) to get to the city centre.