Welcome reception

The Welcome reception will be held on Sun 21 Feb 2016 at the venue hotel, at and around the bar, in the lobby, starting at 6:30 pm. It is open to those registered for the Symposium.

It will feature a Belgian beer bar. Selected drinks, including a variety of Belgian beers, will be free of charge until 7:30 pm.

Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones.


The Banquet will be held on Mon 22 Feb 2016 at the restaurant La Chaloupe d'Or (meaning "gold lifeboat/launch"), starting at 7:30 pm. It is open to the Symposium attendees who have also registered for the Banquet.

The restaurant is located in la Maison de la Chaloupe d'Or, an historical building located right on the famous Grand-Place of Brussels. It was rebuilt in 1697 and was originally the building of the Guild of Tailors.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and network in an exceptional setting, and to privately admire the Grand-Place from the second-floor balcony.

Registration is required. Seating aboard is limited.

Restaurant La Chaloupe d'Or


There is no official exhibit. However, registered attendees are welcome to show and demonstrate products within the scope of the Symposium during the coffee and lunch breaks.