GM Brussels 2008
We look forward to giving you a delicious sampling of Belgium at the Brussels GM, with an excellent line up of social events. The costs for these unique social events are included in the General Meeting registration fee (except for the Gala Party which is charged separately). Make sure to register for the social events on the registration page to be posted mid-February.
Wednesday 14 May
Welcome Reception & Dinner
We will kick off the Brussels GM with the Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Radisson SAS Royal hotel Brussels. The reception will welcome the new members and first time attendees as well as highlight the General Meeting events. This is your opportunity to renew those contacts with all your fellow members.
Thursday 15 May
Traditional Belgian “beer tasting” dinner
Intrigued?.. Each entree will be accompanied by a Belgian beer which compliments the taste of the meal. A truly unique dining experience in a country which the Confederation of Belgian Brewers describes as “Beer Paradise.” We will be dining at the restaurant, the Drug Opera, which is located in the heart of old Brussels. The Drug Opera’s interesting name derives from the building housing a former drugstore and from the La Monnaie Opera house situated around the corner. Sign up to join us for a friendly evening full of local flavour!
Friday 16 May
We have implemented the Friday free time the past few General Meetings with great success! Therefore, we decided to continue with this new tradition and as it is a much deserved night off, after some full days of learning, networking and the like. The Radisson SAS Royal hotel is situated steps away from the bustling Grand’ Place, which provides a nice opportunity for you and your fellow publishers to take advantage of the fine dining Brussels has to offer.
Saturday 17 May
Gala Party at La Bibliothèque Solvay
The 100 year old La Bibliothèque Solvay monument is a prestigious meeting point in Brussels as it is situated in Leopold Park, nearby the European Parliament. Leopold Park contains a series of monuments that showcase Brussels’ rich architectural past.
La Bibliothèque Solvay was meticulously restored in 1994, in accordance with the spirit of the time, as it had been abandoned for ten years and was in much need of restoration. The ground floor has been built around a magnificent basilica – shaped reading room surrounded by studies.
The charm of La Bibliothèque takes hold as soon as you walk through the front doors. Make sure to sign up for an evening to be remembered!
Tickets for the Gala Party are separate from the General Meeting registration.