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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 important universities. As such, generations of students have flocked to the city, as evidenced by the historic college buildings that dominate its cosy squares and streets. Leuven is a place of knowledge from where high-tech companies, that were established in the lap of this great university, conquer the world.

It’s worth noting, however, that 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. So remember, giving your delegates a taste of Belgian beer is also a great way of introducing them to UNESCO cultural heritage.

Brussels Airport is only 15 minutes by train, making this small city with its modern hotels and unique historical venues the ideal location for your conference.

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.

Map Flanders TRain distances Leuven

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

Flanders Heritage Venues in Leuven

Fancy a conference in one of these magnificent venues?

VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau will be happy to give you all the information you need, and offer your association or PCO free support, no strings attached.

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The City of Leuven and its official convention bureau welcome your conference with open arms.

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