02 // 2013
Gala dinner venue Centrally on the Antwerp Meir (The main shopping street) you can find a genuine palace. The originally 18th century building used to be a thingummy of important rulers such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Willem I of the Netherlands and the Belgian Royal House. It has been entirely renovated since 2001. Nowadays one can enjoy a historical visit, a luxurious lunch and stylish pralines. Is there a better place to have gala dinner? We don't think so and we’ll therefore take our conference visitors here!
Program More details about the Program can be found on our website www.eyeantwerp.be In short, the Program will offer the following: • • • • •
Honorable and respected guest speakers, from across Europe Interactive workshops, focusing on all domains of transport Industrial visits focusing on different engineering disciplines Cultural submersion in one of the oldest cities on the continent Multiple informal networking opportunities
Cultural visit to the city of Antwerp On Sunday morning we will show you the beautiful city of Antwerp. A team of experienced city guides will show you the highlights of the city. Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen) is the biggest city in the region of Flanders. The overwhelming friendliness of the people of Antwerp and their innate penchant for good food (and also chocolates and specialty beers) and good living, combined with their low stress lifestyle, makes it a desirable and relaxing place to visit. www.visit.antwerpen.be Renowned for being the "world's leading diamond city", more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp. The Diamond Market is the hub of the economic section in Belgium. More than 85% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of cut diamonds, and 40% of industrial diamonds are traded in the city.