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Holiday Inn Gent Expo
Maaltekouter 3, Sint Denijs-Westrem, 9051 Ghent, Belgium

Holiday Inn Gent Expo offers a convenient location next to Flanders Expo and Ikea Ghent, providing a restaurant and a bar, a fitness centre and free wired and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Bicycle rental services are available. Each room comes with its own private bathroom. At the Holiday Inn Gent Expo, every unit features a desk, a TV, a radio and a telephone. The Atrium Restaurant serves contemporary food, combining light and refined meals with inventive Belgian cuisine. In the Atrium bar a selection of fine wines and a variety of the famous Belgian beers are served. At 100 m from Holiday Inn Gent Expo you'll find a tram stop which offers access to the historical centre of Ghent every 10 minutes. The hotel is easily accessible by car via E40, E17 and A17 Motorways. Sint Denijs-Westrem is a great choice for travellers interested in city trips, sightseeing and history. Click here to download information on hotel and a site map of conference rooms: Conference Site Map and Hotel Information

By public transport:

Arriving at Brussels airport: The airport City Express leaves from within the airport building (floor -2) and takes you to one of the main stations in Brussels (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi), where you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to, or via "Gent-Sint-Pieters", Ghent's main railway station (Directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberge, Oostende all stop in Ghent). Some trains run directly from the airport to "Gent-Sint-Pieters".

Arriving at Charleroi Brussels airport: From here a bus shuttle to Gent Sint-Pieters Station is available every 2 hours. More information about tickets and bus schedule can be found here Arriving by train in Brussels: Switch to one of the many intercity trains(IC) to, or via "Gent-Sint-Pieters, Ghent's main railway station (Directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberghe, Oostende all stop in Ghent). Ghent is on the crossroads of the international lines "London - Brussel - Köln" and "Paris - Lille - Antwerpen"

From the railway station "Gent Sint-Pieters": Take tram 1 from the tunnel under the railway station (every 6 minutes), get off at the "Flanders Expo". The conference venue hotel is 500m from the tram station and is well indicated.

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For more information about public transport from Gent Sint Pieters station to Conference Venue and city center click here

Recommended hotels:

Conference venue hotel:
Hotel HOLIDAY INN GENT EXPO****:; e-mail:

Click here to download the form for room reservation Form room reservation

Hotels at walking distance to/from train station and 10 minutes direct connection by tram 1 (in direction Flanders Expo):
Hotel TRIANON***:
Hotel BEST WESTERN***:; e-mail:
Hotel THE LORD***:; e-mail:

Hotels in city center directly connected by tram 1 to the conference venue and the train station.
Hotel DE FLANDRE****:; e-mail:
Hotel IBIS Ghent Centrum Opera**:; e-mail:
Koestraat:; e-mail:; Info
Sandton Hotels****:; e-mail:
Hotel Monasterium:; e-mail:
Hotel GRAVENSTEEN***:; e-mail:
Hotel GHENT-RIVER****:; e-mail:

Address: PID 2018 Secretariat
Technologiepark 914, 2nd floor, 9052, Ghent, Belgium
Tel: +32 9 264 55 84 E-mail:


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