The Congress will be held in “het Pand” Congress Centre of Ghent University. ‘Het Pand’ is an old Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city on the banks of the river Leie, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants. It was recently acquired by Ghent University and converted to a congress center. The venue is located in the heart of the historical city center, within walking distance of all major hotels and touristic attractions.
The City of Ghent
Ghent is a vibrant city, nested between Brussels and the coast, with a population of around 300,000 inhabitants. It has an extensive history and is well known as one of the Flemish Art Cities. Famous attractions include Jan Van Eyck’s ‘Adoration of the Lamb’, the Castle of the Counts, and the Belfry among many others.
Ghent is host to one of the largest universities of Belgium with over 38.000 students. The city has excellent connections to Brussels Airport with two direct trains per hour.
More information can be found here http://www.visitgent.be