Your premier destination for health, high-tech and creativity

Leuven is a centuries-old city which has remained young at heart. It is home to KU Leuven, one of Europe’s oldest and most innovative universities. This makes Leuven a place of knowledge from where high-tech companies, established in the lap of this great university, conquer the world.

Leuven is also the beer capital of the world. It is the birthplace of the world-famous Stella Artois beer and home to the headquarters of AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer. Giving your delegates a taste of Belgian beer is also a great way of introducing them to UNESCO cultural heritage, as our beer has been recognised as intangible world heritage.

Speaking about heritage. Leuven has unique venues in historical surroundings and provides the perfect setting for your conference. Your delegates can stay in one of the many modern or more historical hotels in the city. In short, Leuven has everything you need to make your conference a real success.

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Learn more about Leuven as a venue for yor conference? Watch the video or contact Leuven Convention Bureau with the form below.

Who are your guides in this video?

Prof Dr Diethard Monbaliu is a professor at KU Leuven. As a surgeon, he is specialised in abdominal transplantation. Diethard makes it a point of honour to guide international experts, who visit Leuven, through the city by tandem bicycle.

Thierry Jourquin is co-founder of XR Intelligence and an expert in emerging 3D technologies like WebGL, WebVR, VR, AR, Mixed Reality, Immersive Design and Gamification. He organises and attends numerous conferences in this domain.

Karin Beckers and Priscilla Overdiek are your hosts at the Leuven Convention Bureau. They give you free support and advice for your conference. As a bonus, they also know how to pour an abbey beer with the perfect head of foam as can be seen in the video.

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Leuven is just 15 minutes by train from Brussels Airport, an airport accessible for delegates from all over the world.

Leuven welcomes conferences in these domains

  • Arts & Heritage
  • Care & Health
  • Circular Economy
  • Food, Gastronomy & Beer
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Mobility

Let's talk about your plans for a conference in Leuven

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