Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 June 2023

Heritage old-world charm meets state-of-the-art innovation

Take a fresh look into what the Flanders region of Belgium can offer you and your delegates by experiencing for yourself, hands-on, how the pioneering cities of Leuven and Ghent could be your future conference destinations.   

With a diverse programme, you’ll combine venues and visits with creative activities, thought-provoking keynote sessions and gastronomic delights, plus meet the Legacy Makers that can help you create congresses with impact. 

Take a look and register your interest now for a place.  

During this hosted inspirational visit you’ll discover:

The charm of Leuven.

Built on centuries of rich cultural heritage, there is a unique atmosphere and charisma to the city.  And the Leuven of today is youthful and vibrant, working hard on creating a genuine sustainable future.  It also happens to be the acknowledged Beer Capital - so what better place to sample Belgium's renowned craft beer heritage, something we’ll be ‘tapping’ into!

Ghent’s fascinating cultural cocktail, briming with trendy, modern urban life, sits side-by-side with a historic heart and Flemish masterpieces.

You’ll explore the heritage collection of venues, as well as sailing the city’s network of historic canals that have shaped Ghent. 

Cuisine is also renowned, and Ghent has become the ‘Veggie Capital of Europe’.  You’ll get a taste of how you can creatively add more sustainable plant-based options on your conference menus. 

The font of knowledge at Leuven and Ghent.

We’ll be visiting Leuven ahead of its historic university’s 600th anniversary celebrations.  Ghent also hosts its own internationally celebrated University and is considered the Belgium Capital of Knowledge.  Both cities are vibrant hotbeds of research, innovation, and start-ups in health, tech, sustainability, and more.  

Flanders’ Legacy Makers.

You’ll get to meet with the regions wide network of experts and influencers, belonging to world-class knowledge clusters and institutions across many key sectors.  We bring together these key local leaders and harness their networks to empower your conference and association to bring about lasting legacy and impact. 

Legacy Makers Event

Plus a variety of activities such as:

  • Discovering what Leuven’s Health House can tell you about your own health and the future direction of healthcare 
  • Meet with the Deputy Mayor of Ghent to hear more about what the city has in store for your future events. 
  • Go behind the scenes at Tech Lane Ghent to see and hear how this incubator hub is innovating new solutions in key industries.   
  • Be among the first to walk through Leuven and Ghent’s ambitious expansion plans to further boost their conference and heritage appeal. 

All this is within an easy and quick transfer from one of the best-connected hubs in Europe; Brussels

Direct flights to over 200+ destinations worldwide.  Plus fast international train connections are now better than ever, giving you maximum comfort and minimum carbon footprint.   

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Registration form

Yes, I’m interested to join this hosted trip and learn more about how Leuven, Ghent and the region of Flanders could work for my future events.  Please contact me about one of the limited places on the Inspirational Visit from 14 to 16 June. 

Kindly fill in the details below and one of the team will be in touch with you about the next steps.  If you have any questions, please contact one of us.

This hosted trip covers your travel to Flanders, transfers, hotels and meals during the programme. More information on the programme is available after registration. 

Incidentals, travel to and from your departure airport or train station, and travel insurance are your own responsibility.

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Any questions? We're happy to help!

Our experts are at home in your sector. Wherever your association is headquartered, there is always a Relations Manager in your area who will be happy to tell you more about Flanders' unique assets as a host region for your conference.