Fall 2019 Conference — Brussels, Belgium October 10 – 12

May 8, 2019 - One time event - Normal Priority

Start: October 10, 2019 @ 18:00
End: October 12, 2019 @ 22:00

On behalf of Frederic Beele and our hosts, Beele Law Firm, we pleased to announce LawPact’s Fall 2019 Conference, to be held October 10-12 in Brussels, Belgium.  Frederic and his team are well into the planning process, as you will see below.  As always, however, we welcome your comments and suggestions for the program.

After reviewing the information below, please check your calendar.  It will be very helpful if you can tell us now whether you plan to attend the conference.

You may download the agenda and registration information here. Agenda and Registration


Brussels Grand Place

EU  Headquarters

There are a few options for travelling to Brussels.  You can fly in to:

·         Amsterdam: train connection between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to  Brussels Centre = approx 1 3/4 h
·         Brussels: train connection to Brussels Centre = 17 minutes
·         Paris: train connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels Centre = approx 2 h

Conference Hotel:

  • Hilton Grand Place: Europakruispunt 3, 1000 Brussels
  • 2 minute walk across the plaza from Brussels-Centre train station

About Brussels:

Ghent (group excursion on Saturday):

Tentative program, subject to changes:

Thursday 10th of October

  • Board meeting
  • Welcome reception & dinner
  • Pub crawl (at least one time …): for volunteers, you can try out some of the best beers in the world (totally not limitative and in random order: Westvleteren, Kwak, Mort Subite, Augustijn, Delirium Tremens, Duvel, Orval, Westmalle Tripel, Chimey, Houblon Chouffe, Goudenband, etc) (sorry …)

Friday 11th of October

  • Opening remarks & introductions
  • Brexit: quo vadis?
  • Technology and its evolution in our profession (external speaker)
  • Money laundering: how is it done (with examples), so we can recognize this
  • Disaster planning: how to set up, what to avoid, examples
  • Visit to the European Parliament or the European Commission (may take place on Thursday)
  • Dinner

Saturday 12th of October

  • Break-out sessions per region (North America, South America, Europe)
  • Panel discussion
  • LawPact housekeeping
  • Afternoon and evening group excursion to Ghent:
    • Coach transfer for the group to Ghent
    • Visit of the city of Ghent by boat & on foot: approx. 3 hours
    • Followed by dinner in Ghent
    • 10:30 – 11:00 pm: return to Brussels

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!