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Charming and historic City of Ghent

“Ghent is Belgium’s third-largest city and Flanders’ biggest university city. A pocket-sized metropolis buzzing with urban bustle, a stunning cultural offer and the traces of a 1000-year rich history.

Behind this ancient look is a place that focuses on the future. Driven by its true nature of rebellion and quirkiness, Ghent experiments with innovative policies.

Together with its people, ventures and knowledge centres, the city finds cutting-edge solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. This inspires many other cities and grants Ghent international recognition.”

Getting to Ghent from Brussels Zaventem Airport

Ghent Marriott Hotel

“Steeped in history and trendy cocktail bars, this stylish destination is a strong contender in Belgium’s city break locations. The medieval building seamlessly blends 15th-century features with sleek design elements. Clean lines and classic furnishing complement authentic beams and a gothic exterior, telling the story of a proud heritage. A floor-to-ceiling glass atrium allows light to flood into the building during daytime events, before lighting up at night, illuminating the surroundings. Elegant bedrooms are adorned with plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, large desk space and some rooms overlook the breathtaking views of the River Lys. The Presidential Suite is an exquisite choice for a honeymoon or special occasion. Visit the lively Midtown Grill, our signature restaurant serving a divine menu including sizzling steak, both inside and on the terrace, a prime location for a romantic dinner or socialising with friends.”

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city of Ghent

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Conference secretariat

For questions regarding the conference and the venue, please contact our Office Manager Gwen Poppe.