Conference dates

The conference will be held from Thursday the 24th of May 2018 until Saturday the 26th of May 2018.

Conference venue

The conference venue is TIO3 business centre (link:  located at a 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

For more information upon the city of Ronse see the city’s official webpage:


For accommodation please contact one of the hotels listed below. Please be aware that we only have a limited capacity of hotel rooms which have been pre-booked for this conference. All participants wishing to stay at one of the hotels listed below should mention the conference title in their booking request in order to be sure to have a room. ”

Practial info Fiertel

The Fiertel Ommegang is a procession of 32,6 km. It follows the ancient boundaries of the city of Ronse and takes you through the city, surrounding villages but also woods and fields. The climate can be very changing at this time of the year: from hot (up to 30 degrees Celsius) and sunny to cold (as low as 15 degrees Celsius) and rainy. Please provide walking equipment.

You will also need to take a backpack with some water, lunch etc. There are several very short stops where you can buy a small thing to eat and some refreshments, but we strongly recommend to bring your own lunch and refreshments.

The Fiertel starts with Mass at the St. Hermes church at 7 a.m. At 8.00 a.m. the Fiertel leaves Ronse and is expected to be back at St. Hermes around 6.30 p.m.

A bus will bring participants staying at the Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde to St. Hermes and back to Oudenaarde. For reasons of practical organization you need to register.

How to get to Ronse

By plain you can fly into Brussels national airport. A train takes you from Brussels to Oudenaarde every hour. From Oudenaarde you can either take a taxi or a train to Ronse. For realtime train schedules see

How to get around in Ronse

To conference centre is located at a 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Ronse is also reputed as a nice cycling environment. You can rent a bike at the Passage

A free and regular shuttle service in Ronse and between Ronse and Oudenaarde will be offered to the conference speakers who are fully registered.

For those wishing to stay at the hotel in Oudenaarde, there is a train every hour from Oudenaarde to Ronse. We will also provide regular shuttle services between the Leopold hotel and the conference venue.

Participants from Belgium are welcome to come by car.

If you need a taxi you can call:

  • Taxi Ludo: 0032 475 795 447
  • Tik Tax: 0032 55 69 69 69
  • Taxi De Meyer: 0032 55 31 31 31

Need any help?

For further questions please contact