The conference will take place in the centre of Ghent at Zebrastraat.

Citing Lonely Planet, Ghent is one of Europe’s greatest discoveries, small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant. It is one of Europe’s finest panoramas of water, spires and centuries-old grand houses. Zebrastraat is an inspiring location right in the heart of the city. From 2005 on, they started experimenting with cross-fertilization between housing, culture and events. They organize a wide variety of events for industry and academia, from training sessions and meetings to exclusive product presentations. Up-to-date multimedia equipment, tasty catering, a cozy environment … everything is there to guarantee a succesful event.

For more information about the Zebrastraat and their philosophy, please visit their website: http://www.zebrastraat.be/index.html#

Directions

Travel (from airport) to Ghent

Ghent has a frequent train connection with Brussels, with several direct trains per hour (+/- 30 min travel). In Brussels, there is an international train station (Thalys, Eurostar) and an airport (Brussels Airport). From Brussels Airport, direct trains take you to and from Ghent (+/- 55 min travel). There is also a good connection with the airport of Charleroi (Brussels South Charleroi Airport). More information can be found here.

By train and bus

Zebrastraat is easily accessible by bus from the stations Ghent Saint-Peter (coming from Brussels) and Ghent Dampoort (coming from Antwerp). The buses stop at Leeuwstraat. Upon arrival at the bus stop you walk towards the roundabout. There you take the Zebrastraat. NV Zebrastraat is located on your right.

FROM THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION GENT-SINT-PIETERS TO THE ZEBRASTRAAT (+/- EVERY 15 MINUTES)

You can buy single tickets and 10-ride tickets at the machine at bus stops or ‘DE LIJN’ kiosks and newspaper shops. Alternatively: text message DL to 4884.  

Bus 55: Gent-St.-Pietersstation platform 15 / Bus to Gent – Zelzate Busstation / Bus stop Leeuwstraat (6 stops)
Bus 58: Gent-St.-Pietersstation platform 16 / Bus to Gent – Eeklo – Brugge Station / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (6 stops)
Bus 78: Gent-St.-Pietersstation platform 22 / Bus to Zevergem – De Pinte – Gent – Lochristi – Lokeren / 
Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (6 stops)

FROM THE RAILWAY STATION GENT-DAMPOORT (traveling from Antwerp) TO THE ZEBRASTRAAT (+/- EVERY 10 MINUTES)

Bus 71: Walk to Gent Dampoort – platform 3 / Bus to Oostakker – Gent – Nazareth Dorp / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (7 stops)
Bus 72: Walk to Gent Dampoort – platform 3 / Bus to Oostakker – Gent – Merelbeke Molenhoek / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (7 stops)
Bus 76: Walk to Gent Dampoort – platform 5 / Bus to Wachtebeke – Lochristi – Gent – De Pinte / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (7 stops)
Bus 77: Walk to Gent Dampoort – platform 5 / Bus to Beervelde – Lochristi – Gent – Deinze Kerkhof / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (7 stops)
Bus 78: Walk to Gent Dampoort – platform 5 / Bus to Lokeren – Lochristi – Gent – De Pinte – Zevergem / Bus stop Gent Leeuwstraat (7 stops)

More information can be found here

By foot

From the main station, the venue is about a 25-minute walk (2 km). See Google maps
 

By bike

Ghent is a bikers city: See here for info on bike rentals

By car/taxi

Taxi’s can be found outside Ghent Saint Peters main entrance to your left underground. 
 

FROM THE HIGHWAY TO THE PARKING NEW ZEBRA

From the E17, follow the signs for “Gent Centrum" to enter Ghent by using a long flyover. Turn left just before the traffic lights and keep left to make a big turn around the eight Meiplein (with WWII monument). Follow the sign “other directions" but make sure not to enter the flyway again. The third street on the right is the Zebrastraat, 50m ahead on the right you have the entrance to the car park New Zebra indicating the number of free places or even the number of reserved seats for a particular event.

FROM THE MOTORWAY INTO THE ZEBRASTRAAT ITSELF

From the E17, follow the signs for “Gent Centrum" to enter Ghent by using a long flyover. Turn left just before the traffic lights and keep left to make a big turn around the eight Meiplein (with WWII monument). Follow the sign “other directions" but make sure not to enter the flyway again. Take the first to the right (François Bernardstraat) and turn immediately left (Tentoonstellingslaan). At the roundabout, take the fifth exit, which is the Zebrastraat.