Practical information

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT

UNITEX
Ms. Karina Wageneire Hendrikslaar 12 | 9080 Lochristi (Belgium) Tel +32 9 355 23 88 | Fax +32 9 356 78 80
secretariat@unitex.be | www.unitex.be

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

UNITEX
prof. dr. em. Marc Van Parys & Mrs Karina Wageneire

HOTEL

Unitex has reserved 30 rooms in the Holiday Inn Expo hotel.

For help or booking please contact our secretary (Karina).

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Find the directions to the hotel here.

 

From Brussels – Kortrijk – Antwerp – France – The Netherlands (E40 & E17 moterway)

Follow the direction OOSTENDE (E40) and take exit nr 14, Expo. Follow exit ‘Flanders Expo’. Drive parallel to the main road, pass our hotel and take 1st exit to your right. Drive further towards Ikea and stay on the left hand side of the road. After you have passed the IKEAparking, turn right at exit 5 (direction Hotel). The parking of the hotel is a bit further to the right (see Holiday Inn sign).

From Oostende (E40 motorway)

Follow the direction BRUSSEL (E40) and take exit nr 14, Expo. Follow exit ‘Flanders Expo’. Drive parallel to the main road, pass our hotel and take 1st exit to your right. Drive further towards Ikea and stay on the left hand side of the road. After you have passed the IKEAparking, turn right at exit 5 (direction Hotel). The parking of the hotel is a bit further to the right (see Holiday Inn sign).

From the Ring Road (R4)

Take exit Flanders Expo and stay on the right hand side of the road. Follow the signs ‘Hotel/Holiday Inn’. Cross the bridge further towards Holiday Inn and stay on the left hand side of the road. After you have passed the IKEA parking, turn right at exit 5 (direction Hotel). The parking of the hotel is a bit further to the right (see Holiday Inn sign).

PARKING

There is a large parking in front of the Holiday Inn Gent Expo. Parking is free for participants.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM HOTEL

Antwerp Deurne (ANR)

  • Distance: 42.25 MI/68.0 KM EAST to Hotel
  • Follow E17 GENT / KORTRIJK. Take Exit E40, direction OOSTENDE. Take Exit 14 EXPO.

Ostend Airport (OST)

  • Distance: 38.53 MI/62.0 KM WEST to Hotel
  • Follow E40 BRUSSELS/GENT. Take Exit 14 ‘EXPO’.

Brussels International (BRU)

  • Distance: 39.77 MI/64.0 KM SOUTH EAST to Hotel
  • Follow E40 GENT / OOSTENDE. At intersection ZWIJNAARDE, continue E40. After 1 KM take second Exit no 14 ‘EXPO

Charleroi Airport

  • From Charleroi Airport, you can reach Ghent easily by train (9 trips a day).
  • Reservations can be made by clicking on this link.

By train

  • Station Name: Gent Sint-Pieters
  • Distance: 3.11 MI/5.0 KM SOUTH WEST to Hotel
  • Take a tram to Flanders Expo. You will reach Flanders Expo and the hotel after 10 minutes. You can also take a taxi to the hotel.

By tram

  • Tram stop: Flanders Expo
  • Distance: 0.06 MI/0.1 KM NORTH WEST to Hotel
  • Flanders Expo is just a few footsteps away from the Holiday Inn Gent Expo. No need at all to go by taxi.

REQUEST FOR A VISA

Information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on this official website (Offical website of Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs).

Information about Schengen Visa, please visit: www.schengenvisainfo.com/belgium-visa.

INVITATION LETTERS?

In case you need an invitation letter from us, you can apply for an invitation letter through a simple request. To receive this invitation letter, please contact our secretary: secretariat@unitex.be.

Attention: following personal information is needed:

  • Last name
  • First names 
  • Home address 
  • Birthplace and birth date
  • Identity card number
  • International passport number 

HOWEVER, we are only able to issue any invitation letter after receiving your online registration and payment of the registration fee. Please note: invitation letters will not be sent by courier but only by email.