Venue & Hospitality

Brussels, Belgium

Conference Dates: November 1-2, 2018

Hotel Services & Amenities

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
  • Business Center.
  • Business Phone Service.
  • Complimentary Printing Service.
  • Express Mail.
  • Fax.
  • Meeting Rooms.
  • Office Rental.
  • Photo Copying Service.
  • Secretarial Service.
  • Telex.
  • Typewriter.
  • Video Conference.
  • Video Messaging.
  • Video Phone.
  • ATM.
  • Baggage Storage.

Transportation

Situated, right in the heart of Europe, Brussels is well-connected with all major European, US, Asian and Middle-Eastern countries through air, road and rail. It takes about an hour or two to reach Brussels from major European cities, through air and about 2 hours to reach through Euro-rail. International bus companies also provide quick transit between major cities, making a stop in Brussels while on journeys from cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Paris.

Route Map

About City

Brussels, the fortuitous capital of Europe is a hidden architectural treasure and the world capital of chocolates and pralines. It has grown remarkably from a trifling rural settlement on the banks of river Senne to an ultra-modern financially important city and a major center for European and International politics with headquarters for all major EU administrative institutions, besides NATO is also headquartered in Brussels. Brussels is sometimes referred to as the defacto capital of the European Union. Traditionally a Dutch-speaking region, Brussels had undergone a language shift to French in the late 19th century. Today, Brussels is a bilingual city with French being the major language and Dutch being the second language. Brussels is derivative of old Dutch, Broekzele, translating to Marsh(Broek) and Home (zele)or, home in the marsh. The identity of Brussels is its rich folklore, culture and traditions.

Brussels is a hidden architectural treasure with diversified architectural styles. It has architecture in Ancient, Gothic, Baroque, Louis XIV, Medieval and ultra-modern buildings to eco-sustainable buildings of recent times. First walls of Brussels were constructed when fortification of city started, and now, only few portions of the first city walls can be seen. While the only remaining portion from the second walls survived to the present day, and it is the Halle Gate. The other city attractions are the UNESCO World Heritage Site- The Grand Place, 15th century Town, the Neo-Gothic Breadhouse, the Guilds of Brussels, The Manneken Pis, Jeanneke Pis, Grand Place-Grote Markt, Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark, Atomium, Palais de Justice/Justitiepaleis, Mini-Europe and Statue of Europe, and numerous museums- Royal Museum for Art and History, The Cinquantenaire Museum, Museums of Far East,  Belgium Historical Museum, Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium, The Horta Museum, Belgian Comic Strip Center, Musical Instruments Museum, Royal Museum of Belgian Army, Museums and Workshops of Chocolates and Pralines, Cantillon Brewery, and BrewSpot. You can also ride in Horse-drawn carriages and look at the city from a different perspective.

Brussels is a food-haven. Belgian waffles, chocolates, pralines, French fries, beers are all unique to Brussels. Even a sprout has been named of Brussels, called the Brussels sprouts. Belgian cuisine is one of the best as per the global food connoisseurs. Belgian foods have a characteristic French and Flemish combination. Re-owned Chocolatiers in Brussels are Godiva, Leonidas and Neuhaus. Chocolates are the precious gems of Brussels. The Sablon district in Brussels has numerous chocolatiers to visit, with Pierre Marcolini being the leading chocolatier and Wittamer- the master of chocolate art. You will also find numerous chocolate boutiques viz., Belvas and 100% organic pralines, Léonidas and Passion Chocolat, which is on its way to rediscover lost flavors, Bruyerre sells delightful handmade pralines, and Godiva with its classic chocolates with elusive tastes . The Belgian Chocolate Village is Belgium's largest museum dedicated to chocolate. Belgian beer which is the prominent lambic style of beer is predominately brewed in Brussels, and Kriek, a cherry lambic style of beer are unique to Brussels and are found in every restaurant or bar throughout Belgium.

Brussels has the best flea markets throughout Europe. The Old Market is predominantly renowned and is home to many of Brussels' antiques. The Midi Market is one of the largest flea markets in Europe. Brussels is also one of the greenest capitals, with over 8,000 hectares of green spaces, vegetation cover and natural areas and forests. 

 

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