Venue Info & MAP

BMS2021 will be held in a HYBRID format, blending physical and virtual events. The physical conference will be hosted at Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Research Group on Dynamical Systems and Control (DySC) and supported by Machineries and Factories (M&F) an industrial research platform in strategic alignment with the activities of the Flemish strategic research centre Flanders Make (FM) while the entire event will also be streamed online. The physical BMS2021 will take place in the Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, situated in Campus Ardoyen Ghent-Zwijnaarde.

Address is Technologiepark 126, 9052, Ghent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium (google maps)
A map of Tech Lane Ghent Science Park can be found here CampusMap

Travel to Ghent

Information about the corona situation in Belgium can be found at the following links: coronavirus Belgium; Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs
Information about travel conditions in Europe can be found here ReOpen

By Plane
Ghent lies some 40 km to the west of the airport of Brussels and some 70 kms from Charleroi-(Brussels South Airport) if you fly Ryanair. See below how to reach Ghent from these different airports.
1/ On arrival at Brussels Airport, probably with Brussels Airlines take a train towards Brussels, where you can change trains for Ghent at either Brussels North, Central or South (Midi). At each of these stations you can take the IC-Train either to Ostend, Knokke-Blankenberge or De Panne and exit in Ghent St.Pieters station. First stop after Brussels. (travel time approx. 35 mins). Information about train timetables and tickets check here

2/ From Charleroi airport you can take a bus to Charleroi Station. From there you take the train to Brussels South and change trains there for Ghent. At this station you can take the IC-Train either to Ostend, Knokke-Blankenberge or De Panne and exit in Ghent St.Pieters station. First stop after Brussels. (travel time approx 35 mins) here

By Road
By car the city is accessible via two motorways:
The E40 connects Ghent with Bruges and Ostend to the west, and with Brussels, Leuven and Liege to the east.
The E17 connects Ghent with Sint-Niklaas and Antwerp to the north, and with Kortrijk and Lille to the south.
De Krook is located at the end of the B401 Exit road of the E17 Motorway, city location known as Zuid

Public transport
Ghent has an extensive network of public transport lines, operated by De Lijn. Information about bus/tram timetables and tickets check here

More information about Ghent can be found here:


Hotels at walking distance to/from train station and 10 minutes direct connection by tram 1 (in direction Flanders Expo):
Hotel TRIANON***:>;
Hotel BEST WESTERN***:>; e-mail:
Hotel THE LORD***:>; e-mail:

Hotels in city center
Hotel DE FLANDRE****:; e-mail:
Hotel IBIS Ghent Centrum Opera**:; e-mail:
Koestraat:; e-mail:; Info
Sandton Hotels****:; e-mail:
Hotel Monasterium:; e-mail:
Hotel GRAVENSTEEN***:; e-mail:
Hotel GHENT-RIVER****:; e-mail:

Address: BMS2021 Secretariat
Technologiepark 125, 2nd floor, 9052, Ghent, Belgium
Tel: +32 9 264 5607/+32 9 264 5608

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