Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp

The congress will be held at the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp.
It is conveniently located in the heart of the city of Antwerp, just a ten minute walk from the historic city centre. It’s location next to the magnificent Antwerp Central Station guarantees easy accessibility by public transport, with train, tram, and bus stops within walking distance. A good number of car parks are also available in the vicinity

Lets meet in a Room with a ZOO

The plenary sessions will take place in the beautiful Queen Elisabeth Hall of the convention center, home to the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
The Convention Center is also part of the zoo foundation for animal welfare, nature conservation and science.  As one of the oldest and most famous zoological gardens in Europe, congress delegates are welcome to visit.

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center
Koningin Astridplein 20-26
2018 Antwerp, Belgium 
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How to get there

Reaching Antwerp
Visit https://www.visitantwerpen.be/en/reaching-antwerp

You can easily get to Antwerp by train. connected directly to the rest of Europe with high-speed rail links (Thalys and Eurostar).  From here you can reach the convention center within minutes.

Brussels international Airport Zaventem is 45 kilometres from Antwerp, or 35 minutes by car.
There is also a 34 minute direct Diablo train connection between Brussels international and Antwerp Central train station.

If you are flying within Europe you may also want to check connections to

  • Antwerp Airport- a small airport offering direct flights from London City. 15-minute drive from Antwerp
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport
  • Airports in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven Airport) are other airports from which you can reach Antwerp easily with train connections: https://www.b-europe.com/EN
Ample parking space (paid) can be found in the vicinity of Antwerp Central Station and Antwerp Convention Center.  Max fee 24Euro per day.
You will find street-side bicycle racks near public areas throughout the city. This makes it easy for cyclists to park and secure their bikes.
Rent a bike from various Velo-stations around Antwerp: https://www.velo-antwerpen.be/en