Tapping into blue growth:
the way forward for European aquaculture

Practical information

The event will take place in SQUARE Meeting Center in Brussels (Ravenstein Entrance).

Please find directions using the map below:

How to reach the venue

By train The SQUARE is located just a few meters from the Central Station, directly connected to the international airport and to Midi Station (Thalys, Eurostar).

By air After touching down at Brussels International Airport (Zaventem), make your way from the main arrival hall to level -1 , and take a direct train for the city centre. After 17 minutes, get off at Brussels Central Station, and follow exit signs to ‘Mont des Arts – SQUARE’

By car There are 660 parking spaces right underneath the SQUARE. You can get in via Place de la Justice-Gerechtsplein, and Stuiversstraat-rue des Sols, and then walk straight into the building.

City transport There are numerous metro links, bus and tram stops close by (Central Station metro lines 1 and 5): www.stib-mivb.be. A map of the Brussels transport network is available here. You can also hail a licenced taxi from Central Station or hire a Villo! city bike from two nearby terminals.

Where to stay

We have reserved a number of rooms for conference participants in three hotels located near the SQUARE: NH Collection Brussels Centre, NH GRAND Place Arenberg and Hilton Brussels Grand Place. However, as there is limited room availability per hotel, we strongly suggest reserving your stay as soon as possible.

NH Collection Brussels Centre 4*
Boulevard Adolphe Max 7
1000 Brussels
Rate: 140 €/night including breakfast and Wifi

NH GRAND Place Arenberg 4*

Rue d'Assaut 15
1000 Brussels
Rate: 160 €/night including breakfast and Wifi

Please use the booking form for the reservation of a room in this hotel in order to benefit from this rate.

Hilton Brussels Grand Place 4* Carrefour de l'Europe 3
1000 Brussels
Rate: 170 €/night including breakfast and Wifi
Please use the booking form for the reservation of a room in these two hotels in order to benefit from these preferential rates.

Accommodation nearby

There are many hotels close to the SQUARE and Brussels Central Station, including the following:
Hotel ibis Brussels off Grand Place 3*

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 100
1000 Brussels
+32 2 620 04 27

9Hotel Central 3*

Rue des Colonies 10
1000 Brussels
+32 2 504 99 10

Hotel Motel One Bruxelles 3*

Rue Royale 120
1000 Brussels
+32 2 209 61 10

Novotel Brussels Grand Place 4*

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120
1000 Brussels


Simultaneous interpretation

Throughout the whole conference, interpretation will be provided in the following languages: English, French, Greek, Italian, Slovak and Spanish.


Webstreaming/Twitter wall

The conference will be webstreamed on this website from 9:00 on 24th May. You will also be able to follow the sessions and ask your questions by using the hashtag #FARMEDintheEU.


European Aquaculture

Where ?
The SQUARE (Hall 400),
Ravenstein Entrance
2 rue Ravenstein
1000 Brussels
When ?
24th May 2016
(8:30 - 17:00)
Draft programme
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+32 43403186