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Venue

The venue for the Optional Technical Training and the E-AHPBA Level 1 Robotic Course is the ORSI Academy (address: Proefhoevestraat 12, 9090 Melle).

Practical

On Wednesday morning, September 25th, the Optional Technical Training starts at 09:00 am. A bus will pick-up all the participants at the lobby of the IBIS Gent Centrum kathedraal Hotel at 08:15 am for transfer to the ORSI Academy.  After the Optional Technical Training, a shuttle by bus back to the hotel is provided.

The day after, on Thursday morning, September 26th, the course will start at 08:00 am at the ORSI Academy. All participants will be picked up at 07:20 am at the lobby of the IBIS Gent Centrum Kathedraal Hotel for transfer to ORSI. At the end of this course, transport to the hotel will be provided.

On Friday, September 27th the robotic Course will start at 08:30 am at ORSI. The bus expects the participants at the lobby of the hotel at 07:45 am for transfer to the ORSI Academy. That day the course ends around 16:30. 

Please let us know if you need a taxi after the robotic course on Friday September 27th (not included in the registration fee) as transport by bus isn’t provided that day.  

Social program

Thursday evening September 26th at 19:30: ‘get together dinner’. Tour & Tasting @ Dok Brewing Company.

All participants will be picked-up at 19:10 am at the lobby of the IBIS Gent Centrum Kathedraal Hotel for transfer to Dok Brewing Company. A taxi will bring you back at 22:00.

Dok Brewing Company is an innovative microbrewery and taproom in Hal 16, Dok Noord, Ghent.

They brew their own beers on site and they are always on the look-out for new styles and flavours, keeping our proud Belgian beer tradition in mind. They pour their beers fresh from the kegs or taptanks.

In their taproom they have 30 taps with a broad selection of Belgian and foreign beers.

Cultural Ghent

The location of the E-AHPBA Level 1 Robotic Course is Ghent. Only few places in West-Europe have such a rich history, culture and vivacity as Ghent.

Because of ‘The worship of the Lamb of God”, the Sint-Baafscathedral and the view from the Sint-Michielsbridge, the classical part of Ghent is definitely worth a visit. Despite its historical value, Ghent is on the other hand no lively museum, but a mix of the magnificent past with contemporary cultural expressions and various shopping opportunities.

This combination makes Ghent a vivacious city with an open unforced atmosphere, which is appreciated by the residents, students and many visitors.

The versatility of the city gets more and more international recognition. Ghent is proclaimed by the Unesco to ‘Creative City for Music’ and may call itself ‘veggie city’ of Europe.

Hotels

Your overnight stay will be booked by the organization at the following hotel:

IBIS Gent Centrum Kathedraal – address: Limburgstraat 2, 9000 Gent (Belgium).

How to reach your hotel

At the Ghent Sint-Pieters railway station you can take tram number 1 at platform 2 (direction Gent Flanders Expo-Korenmarkt). Leave the tram at ’Korenmarkt’. This stop is at walking distance from the IBIS Gent Centrum Kathedraal hotel where we have booked your overnight stay.

Travel

Arrival in Brussels

We suggest to take the train from Brussels Airport (airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1)) to Gent-Sint-Pieters station. A taxi is also possible, but will cost more and lasts longer (frequent traffic jam). Travel time: 1 hour by car between the Brussels Airport and the ORSI Academy (in case of no traffic jam). You can book your round-trip ticket in advance through the NMBS website.

Arrival in Brussels South Charleroi

From the Brussels South Charleroi airport you can take a shuttle service to the Brussels Midi (South) railway station. From this railway station you can take the train to the Gent-Sint-Pieters-Station.

For more information you can check the website.
Passengers -> Access & Parking -> Brussels city shuttle or Passengers -> Access & Parking -> By rail – bus

Take a look at the following website to have an overview of the must sees of Ghent:

https://visit.gent.be/en/see-do