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Venue

ICC Ghent – International Convention Center Ghent
Van Rysselberghedreef 2 – Citadelpark, B-9000 Gent
Phone: +32 (0)9-242 89 00
Web site: http://www.iccghent.com
Bus stop: Ledeganckstraat (lines 9,28,34,35,36,55,57,58,7,71,72,76,77,94,95)
GPS: Select Hofbouwlaan or Citadelpark.

By car

Ghent is located next to the E40 and E17 motorways and easily reachable by car. From the Netherlands, it is reached via the Antwerp-Ghent E17 highway. From Germany and France, it is reached via the Brussels-Ghent E40 highway. From the UK, it is reached via the French coast (Calais-Oostende-Gent E40).

To reach the ICC, take the Exit Gent-Centrum from the E17 motorway. Then follow the Exit Andere Richtingen (you are now leaving the highway), turn left at the traffic lights beneath the overpass. Now you are entering the St.-Lievenslaan, where you follow the direction S.M.A.K. at the third traffic lights. Then you drive past the S.M.A.K. museum. Another 50m further, you will find the ICC Ghent on your right hand side.


By plane


Brussels International Airport

The airport train station is located below the terminal (Basement Level -1). Up to 2 trains an hour connect the airport directly to the Ghent St-Pieters (Gand-St-Pierre) railway station, and up to 4 trains an hour indirectly via Bruxelles-Midi (Brussel-Zuid, Brussels-South) (see By train).

·      Web site: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Every 30 minutes a shuttle coach (Brussels City Shuttle) leaves the airport to the main Brussels railway station Bruxelles-Midi (Brussel-Zuid, Brussels-South). Then you can take a regular train to the Gent-St-Pieters railway station (see By train).

·      Web site: http://www.charleroi-airport.com/en


By train

The conference venue is located 500m from the Gent-St-Pieters railway station. You can easily walk to the Conference Center or take the De Lijn Bus to the Ledeganckstraat (lines 9, 28, 34, 35, 36, 55, 57, 58, 7, 71, 72, 76, 77, 94, 95). Hotels and the city center can be easily reached by public transport, see below.

The Gent-St-Pieters railway station can be reached via the Bruxelles-Midi (Brussel-Zuid, Brussels-South) railway station by up to 6 Intercity trains an hour.

The Bruxelles-Midi railway station is served by high-speed trains (Thalys, TGV, Eurostar, ICE) connecting to Amsterdam, London, Paris, or Frankfurt, as well as by local trains connecting to Brussels International Airport and by the Brussels City Shuttle connecting to Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

Additionally, there are about 4 direct daily Thalys services from the Paris-Nord train station to Ghent. Alternatively, the Lille Europe high-speed train station can be used: after reaching Lille Europe walk to the Lille-Flandres train station next door and take the Intercity train from Lille to Ghent.

·      Belgian Railways web site: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/


Public transport within the city

A tight network of busses and tramways is available. You can plan your route at

·      http://reisinfo.delijn.be/reisinfo/faces/routeplanner/RouteplannerHome.jsp

o   Conference venue: GENT & stop = LEDEGANCKSTRAAT

o   Railway station: GENT & stop = GENT SINT-PIETERSSTATION