Conference Venue

The 2014 ITS Europe Conference will take place in Brussels, the capital of Europe.

Why Brussels?

Brussels is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that thrives on refined culture, exquisite food and a buzzing nightlife. A historical yet quirky centre for Art Nouveau, surrealist art, comic books, chocolates and beer, Brussels offers its visitors an exciting city to discover and explore.

Located in the heart of Europe, Brussels has good air, road and rail connections to the rest of Europe. More than 60 million Europeans live within 300 km of Brussels, less than two hours away by high-speed train, car or plane.

Being the unofficial capital of Europe, the city is not merely home to EU and NATO, but also to a range of international trade associations, NGOs, regional authority representatives and NGOs, which all play a role in the EU policy making.

Moreover, Brussels is an international financial center and home to the European headquarters of over two thousand multinationals.

With the upcoming launch of the new European ICT agenda for 2015 - 2020, there is no better time to host the ITS Europe conference in Brussels.

The Venue

The ITS Europe 2014 conference will take place at the KVAB (Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België - Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium),
a historic meeting point for scientists, artists and researchers from around the world.

The KVAB is housed in the Academy Palace, one of the landmarks of the Royal Park area, and next to Belgium's Royal Palace.

The historic rooms of the KVAB are well equipped with a selection of rooms for plenary sessions and breakout/parallel sessions.

The KVAB Academy Palace is easily reachable. It is in front of metro station "Troon" and within walking distance of the Brussels Central train station.

Also within walking distance are several hotels and the Brussels Grand Place.

How to reach the conference?

From the airport
Take the train to Brussels Central Station.
Subway (n1 or 5) to Kunst-Wet and then take line 2 or 6 and get off at Troon.
The distance between the station and the KVAB can also be done on foot (10 minute walk)

By train
Arrival in Brussels North Station: Take the subway at Rogier, n2 or n6 in the direction of Koning Boudewijn and get off at Troon.
Via Brussels South Station: Take the n2 or n6 subway and get off at Troon
From Brussels Central Station: Take the n1 or n5 subway line to Kunst-Wet. There you can switch tracks and get on the n2 or n6 line. You then get off at the stop Troon.

By car
Be sure to use the correct address in the GPS (Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels).
The KVAB itself does not have any parking spaces, so we would advise you to park in one of the nearby public parking garages.
Parking 2 Portes: Waterloolaan 2a, 1000 Brussels (open from 06:30 till 02:00)
Parking Industrie: Industriestraat 26-38, 1040 Brussels (open from 07:00 till 20:00)

The conference venue has an entrance on both the Kunstlaan/Regentlaan as well as on the Hertogsstraat.

Both the welcoming event and the conference dinner will take place in the
University Foundation, a mere 5 minute walk from the KVAB.

The welcoming event will take place on June 22nd from 18h00 till 20h00.
The Conference dinner will take place on June 24th at 19h30.
Below you can find the directions to this venue.